Peak Organic Hop Noir - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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Reviews by beals:
4.35/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber, poured into a DFH snifter.
a: poured dark black/brown, with a mocha-colored head that retains well -- almost sticky, great lacing.
s: my first thought: "i can smell the hops from a few feet away!" up close, the hop aroma is evident--grassy, earthy, piney--but not overwhelming.
t: hops up front, but then the roasted malt flavor comes through, settles out in a nice balance between the two. alcohol (8.2%) is barely evident in the taste.
m: great body, well-carbonated but not overly so (small bubbles that give the finish some bite), bit of bitterness on the finish from the IBUs and astringency of the black malt.
o: with the fair warning that i've been a big fan of black IPAs / cascadian IPAs ever since I first had Wailing Wench 5-6 years ago -- Peak gets the style right with this one. a beer that tastes even better than it looks. if the ABV% were dialed down a notch, i could see myself having 2-3 of these.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 22:36:43 | More by beals
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3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bomber: this one pours a dark chocolate brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head on it that didn’t linger long. It has a surprisingly lighter nose. Malts, but not much sweetness at all. Perhaps a bit of chocolate roast and pine. It tastes OK, but I’m not sure why they call it a black IPA. Almost no bitterness to it. There is a good malt body, with some chocolate and roasted notes trying to peak thru but no real sweetness either. It needs a whole lot more hops to be in an IPA category. Let’s just call it a very good strong porter.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 20:09:34 | More by Boto
Peak Organic Hop Noir from Peak Organic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.