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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
We invite you to discover this newest beer style Black IPA. Political debate rages over the origins of this jet black beer as both coasts feel they deserve credit. Our Black Top is a pleasant road connecting Villages and Communities statewide on a ride of Black IPA discovery. Expect this beer to pour a hop forward jet black glass brimming with aromatic bitterness. Brewmaster Dan skillfully weaves molasses and chocolate malt undertones with a soaring rush of clean citrus and pine hop notes, to deliver a drinkable Black IPA. Savor Black Top, like Wisconsin’s miles of licorice ribbons of ink that meander through armies of corn and bovine mowed fields. Enjoy the journey on a road less traveled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
This is easily one of the best black IPAs I’ve ever had. Pine and a bit of citrus in the hop profile, but with an amazing roasted malty underbelly. Got this one from Josh and tried with Jay in Dec. 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Great beer. Pours about 85% black and has a surprisingly clean and crisp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle:   Root beer in color, moderate to large sandy head, nice lacing.   Seems a shade lighter than others.   Soft roasted malts, also soft citrusy/pithy hop on the nose.   Pale roasted malts, slight pith on the tongue.   Seems a very light Black IPA.   Seems more like a Black Pale Ale to me.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, but not bitter, not terribly roasty either.   Its like its starts out (aroma) as a Black IPA, but quickly seems to be lesser than that.   If you want something very roasty, this aint it.   If you want something very hoppy, this is not it either.   If you want a lighter example of the style this will be the one you want.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, lots of cocoa in there, some piney hops in the back, surprisingly sweet and chocolatey on the nose some oxidation. Flavor is the same, sweet and roasty, oxidation on the hops but it works ok, just makes it less IPA’y and more of a stout with some extra hops. Medium body and a soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Thanks to my Jakebra for this brew. 12 bottle pours pitch black with a tan head. Roasty and hoppy. I do not understand this style, but this one is superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Small but persistent tan head atop clear cola-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit, some roast. Light-medium body, some effervescence, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small beige head. The aroma is a strong floral hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with a strong dry hop bite and light bitter finish. Hides alcohol well, a good black IPA from New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Really nice flavor. A hops presence. Medium bode with a great malts to hops presence. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Deep red pour with a thin head. Some lace. Medium bodied. Aroma of pine, molasses and roasted grain. Bitter hops & grass in the flavor. Very clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Just learned a valuable lesson. Sitting in a hotel room and just rated this beer using a glass from the room. The beer looked and smelled off, and the beer tasted quite awful. I made the comment that the beer tasted like you’d expect asphalt (black top) to taste like. Then, reading others’ comments figured there had to be something up. So I dumped what was left in the glass, washed the glass, and tried again. Huge difference. Night and day. The large bubble head that looked like a glass of coca-cola, turned to a nice, tight bubble, creamy head. In short it looks like a beer and not a soft drink. Lesson: unless you’re at a 5-star hotel, never assume the glasses are clean. Still creeped out but glad I’m at least drinking something that tastes like beer, a really good beer. A nice balanced flavor with sweetness and hops. Chocolate notes evident. A really nice hop profile.

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