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RATINGS: 300   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 Wisconsinís miles of licorice ribbons of ink that meander through armies of corn and bovine mowed fields. Enjoy the journey on a road less traveled.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear garnet dark brown color. The head was tall and light brown with good retention and lacing. Hop dominated aroma including citrus and flower blossom notes. There was also plenty of roast, malty brown sugar and an added whiff of anise. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with delicate bitterness. Well balanced malt and hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (590) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Dark mahogany with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is perfumey and piney hops with dark, creamy malt. Flavor is tart grapefruit citrus and pine with a backbone of creamy roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. full bodied and creamy with a light carbonation. A great addition to New Glarusí line.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Pours a deep, opaque cola brown, topped by a thick, sudsy sand-colored head. The aroma is that of a well-made pale ale, with a bright grapefruit hop presence on top of a light caramel sweetness. The flavor is likewise "paler" than the color would suggest, with only a dull, muddled roastiness and an ashy aftertaste breaks up the predominant light, fresh grapefruit hoppiness. The fine, tingly carbonation and medium-light body are fine enough, but just like the flavor profile, it would be nice if the texture was a bit more robust.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours to a deep garnet hued brown-mahogany body with a thin, creamy, off-white head. The aroma has a metric boat load of juicy fruity hops. Grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, fruit zests, and balanced with some spruce or pine hops. Itís been awhile since hops have been this nice in a beer. The flavor actually works really well. I am not normally a huge fan of Black IPAs. Most often, the malts really donít work with the hops. In this case, it works really well. Bright citrus and pine hops with a lightly bitter chocolate and sweet brown sugars/molasses. The palate is crisp and refreshing and yet moderately bitter. Very balanced with a moderate carbonation. I will be buying more of this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours black with a decent off white head and nice lacing, aroma has a huge amount of citrus and pine on the nose, the flavor has a perfect balance of tropical fruit with a chocolate like finish, awesome all around, solid black IPA, this is what Two Hearted Black IPA would taste like!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1345) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled, khaki head that retains fairly well in this glass. Piney hops, grapefruit rinds, chocolate malts on the nose. I was expecting a palatable IPA base when you consider the New Glarus IPAís made in the past, and thatís exactly what I got out of it. Itís balanced quite well ; roasty, chocolate, molasses, grapefruit, and piney hops rounds it out, with a very drinkable feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2154) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
More malty than a typical black IPA but thatís a positive in this case. Smells like some real PNW hops in the aroma. Pure pine. Biscuit and light caramels.beautiful presentation as always. Clear dark brown. Light tan foam. Understated. Perfect. With some fun. Love New Glarus style. Perfect like Sierra but with a real soul.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12oz bottle picked up this weekend at new glarus... Pours an earthy dirty brown cola pour leaning more towards the brownish side and topped with a creamy light beige head... Solid fresh hop notes in the aroma with juicy citrus and piney for the majority with a touch of roasty malt working its way into the equation but no as prominent. Def fond of the aroma on this one... Chocolate and roast hit first in the flavor and quickly followed by a dank green citrusy profile. Body is somewhat flimsy borderline thin. Carbonation is adequate. Somewhat dry finish. Solid for sure but the aroma on this is more to my liking than what was presented from the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Nose is extremely aromatic and is JAM packed full of fruity/piney hops, showing notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime zest, pine resin, and florals that almost completely drown out a faint note of chocolate and light roast. Flavor definately brings some more malt to the table with a healthy backbone of caramel, cocoa, black tea, and a hint of earth. Overall body is moderate and the bitterness is very well balanced. This style is usually such a disappointment, but NG definately delivers on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Wow, now this is a bad ass Black IPA, it really tastes like a true IPA. Dan knows how to manipulate brews. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, coffee ande lots of citrussly / pliny hops. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit and pinelike hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, well balanced between the malty and hoppy elements with a lasting bitter finish. Very nice and easy drinking.


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