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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2012
A solid beer from New Glarus. Nothing spectacular but I like it none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Tasted in October 2011 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours muddy dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to smooth lace. The nose is pince resin hops, molasses, chocolate malt, and intense citrus peel. The flavor starts off with the citrus up front, moving to the lightly sweet molasses, chocolate malt, and finishing with an intense, but pleasant bitter resin. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long hoppy bitter and chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours a light translucent brown with minimal head. Aroma is citrus, chocolate, earth, and grass. Taste is heavy citrus with an earthy finish. None of that roastyness that I expect in a black IPA but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4071) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to matts traitor. great fruity cascadian aroma. Thin body and not much roastyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, grass, earth, roasted malt, pine, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Tom and his buddy. Pours very dark chestnut brown, almost black in the right light, with a fat, frothy, creamy one-finger head. Nice spotty lacing. Aroma is pungently floral; lavander, resnious, jucicy pine and citrusy hops, creamy oats and malt. Tastes like a dead perefect hybrid of a juicy single IPA and a clean brown ale. Notes of orange, pear, and sweet, roasty malt. Body is very, very mild with a clean, smooth, soft palate. Finishes with a bit of chalkiness and some rich, yet subtle chocolate and peanut butter notes. Dang, what a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a creamy ringe of tan head. Aroma is ripe with citrus hops, sweet, fruity, and just a little piney. With such a fruity and hoppy aroma, I really didnt expect the strong malty presence. The chocolate body provides a nice thick feeling to go along with more of a refined piney and floral hops. Interesting transition and overall very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ice_p (6) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
This beer is possibly my best of 2010. Very good hop notes for a black IPA. Great balance with a surprising mix of tastes. I wish this was available on the east coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours black with a thin head that lasts. Strong American hop aroma - citrus. Strong citrus hop flavor up front, hints of pine in the finish, with some roasted malt flavor that lingers, lightly sweet. Medium body, moderate hop bitterness. This is a wonderful beer. I have some congestion, so I may not be tasting the malt as much as I should, and well as the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours as black as a stout, but tastes as good of the best West Coast IPAs. The NG IPAs are always fantastic I just don’t know why there are no year round IPAs on their schedule. I can only hope that this one is back sooner vs later.

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