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Peak Organic Hop Noir - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Noir is a delectable Black IPA, dripping with piney, aromatic Centennial hops. The malt base is dark and rich, anchored by organic black malt. This provides a strong foundation for the extravagant kettle hopping and dry-hopping that this beer experiences. Enjoy with a night-light.

98 IBU

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-18-2011)
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-05-2014 23:57:24 | More by paulish
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JSails

Virgin Islands (British)

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-30-2014 13:35:41 | More by JSails
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Wortman1998

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-27-2014 18:05:11 | More by Wortman1998
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2014 11:03:39 | More by jmsedgwick
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-23-2014 02:40:22 | More by DamageCase76
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Willytee3

New York

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate black with raspberry red highlights when held to light. Nice coffee colored fluffy two finger head leaves a thick lace and is slow to recede.

Smells of dark roasted malts, dry cherries and sweet raspberry. Moderate dank pine, and wheat bread crust.

Tastes of bright toasty malts with touch of malt sweetness, dry cherries, and raspberry sweetness, follows the nose well. Mild evergreen hop bitter with a smoky dry chalk middle. A touch of burnt malts on the finish with a tiny bit of metallic tinge.

Feels smooth up front turning thin, with a bit of smoke, and burnt malts, thinning out the carbonation

Overall a pleasant sweetness balanced by a touch of smoke and slightly burnt malts, light in general but good and refreshing dark IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:03:08 | More by Willytee3
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

01-20-2014 02:02:57 | More by boszormeny
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-19-2014 15:21:34 | More by csmartin6
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MorganH

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2014 02:22:58 | More by MorganH
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-31-2013 23:53:01 | More by Mdodge8837
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-30-2013 03:45:50 | More by pveilleux
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FCRICH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-30-2013 00:49:43 | More by FCRICH
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-29-2013 20:20:08 | More by LoveStout
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-28-2013 18:10:45 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

12-28-2013 16:51:04 | More by BigGingDrinker
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2013 23:55:11 | More by acurtis
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BrunoH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-25-2013 00:53:14 | More by BrunoH
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-24-2013 23:28:33 | More by ZachT
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-22-2013 03:50:48 | More by Erik-P
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Supposedly a black IPA, but I wouldn't even call it a CDA... this is more like a Baltic Porter. Lot's of tar & piny bitterness, soya sauce, black strap molasses and hints of bitter orange rind. Old Rasputin comes to mind. Along with the tan head, I'd say there's more than just carafa here... probably some black patent malt. It really misses the style, and would probably benefit from some age.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:37:38 | More by Derek
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +20%

12-22-2013 02:42:35 | More by Westvleteren12
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, day 20 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, temporarily removed to very wintery Grande Prairie, AB.

This beer pours a solid oily black, with significant basal cola highlights, and three fingers of foamy, frothy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some patchy snow rime lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.

It smells of roasted bready caramel malt, a marzipan-like nuttiness, citrus cream, pine-scented air freshener, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is more lightly toasted caramel and bready malt, acerbic orange and lime citrus rind, a bit of free-associative ash, wet pine needles, and a softly simmering booziness.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, but generally just supportive, the body a sturdy medium-full weight for the style, and mostly smooth, the hops taking their predictable pound of flesh. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the malt persisting through the roast and hops.

A decent ABA, one led by the malt, and feeding us the neutered hops in small doses here and there. Not my favorite style, but this certainly hits the spot after more than 4 hours on snowy, icy roads.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:16:18 | More by biboergosum
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-16-2013 16:59:48 | More by tfsimpkins
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Kthomz34

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-12-2013 17:14:07 | More by Kthomz34
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-12-2013 02:23:28 | More by BillRoth
Peak Organic Hop Noir from Peak Organic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.