Peak Organic Hop Noir | Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Hop NoirPeak Organic Hop Noir
BA SCORE
64.4%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 337 ratings
Peak Organic Hop NoirPeak Organic Hop Noir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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

Added by mcallister on 02-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,457
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
337
Liked:
217
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
13.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Photo of generallee
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one has a deep thick roasted malt base with mix of bitter black coffee and a blackstrap molasses sweetness. The hop flavor is strong and adds a dank piney resin like character. It finishes with some lingering sweetness fighting with hop bitterness and a touch of boozy alcohol. The feel is full and almost chewy with soft slick carbonation.

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Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black. Short crown of tan bubbles.

Aroma: Nose is piney, herbal. Notes of coffee.

Taste: Nice mix of dark chocolate, coffee, pine and some citrus. Tastes more or less like a piney stout.

Mouthfeel: Depth is more akin to a stout than an IPA. A sipper.

Overall: Well executed beer. Had I to drink this again, I wouldn't pair it with leftover pizza. More of a companion for a good, hearty meal. Well done.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a dark ruby brown, almost black, with a moderate head, dissipating to a thin layer with a slightly larger ring. Some citrus in the nose, along with some malt. The mouth revels in the roasted malt, ending with a slight bitterness in the back of the mouth. To me it is lighter than I expected, considering the alcohol. Wow!

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Photo of Prost76
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is somehow herbal, like some sort of plant extract. Taste is a bit smokey, dusty, slightly sweet and roasty at first but gets bitter on the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. Body is quite light and well carbonated. Alcohol is present but I wouldn't have guessed it's as strong as it is. It's ok but I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HaightAshbury
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours bright dark brown to black under a 1” cream to light tan colored foam collar that takes 2 minutes to reduce to a thick, clingy film. S: Some initial tart aromas combine with light roast and mid range grains, lightly spiced, and freshly malted grains. T: Starts with lighter malts and then some darker flavors devbelop with traces of chocolate and force. The bitterness on the finish has some citrus qualities but it melds in with the roast flavors to suggest more of a bitter chocolate rather than a citrus. The roast is not quite strong enough to evoke coffee. There is a light tartness on the finish. The grainy element iss especially strong in the aftertaste. F: Exceptionally creamy with a soft palate yet slightly astringent on the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. O: An
American black ale with some character and interest.

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Photo of freshcarl
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near pitch black color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves splotchy lacing

S: Lots of piney hops up front, combined with some roast and dark chocolate. Hints of candied fruit as well

T: Starts off with a combination of the roast and piney hops and then picks up hints of sweetness from the notes of candied fruit and dark chocolate. Some coffee in the back, as well as some char. Finishes with lingering bitterness and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly smooth

O: A nice black IPA that leans more towards the piney hops but still remains quite balanced. The roast and moderate sweetness hold the 98 IBUs back to a reasonable bitterness, which helps the drinkability quite a bit. One of the better examples of the style, which can get out of balance quickly

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Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, chocolate-brown with about a finger of light, tan head. Lots of carbonation in this one. Aroma is very malty, with some hops and I even get the aroma of red wine, interesting. Taste is full of roasted(almost burnt) coffee but balances pretty good. The wine seems to be coming through again on this one. Not sure what is causing this. Carbonation is very plentiful, almost being to the level of too much, but stops just short. Mouthfeel is decent, very carbonated and slight coffee bitterness follows. Some weird stuff going on here, but it still manages to come together pretty good....

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Photo of Dufmandinga
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerbart
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dilbert65
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justindemino
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Peak Organic Hop Noir from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.4% out of 100 with 337 ratings
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