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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Brown with a tan head. This beer tastes like dirt and grass, but not in a way that is too off putting...if that’s possible. Some hop mixed in there too. Bitter at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with a tan head. Big, earthy and hop aromas. Earthy and odd malt and hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle acquired by the wife in Madison. Pour is deep brown with a frothy cream head and great lacing. Marshmallow, roast, grapefruit, candied oranges, bready, and herbal aroma. Taste is hoppy, somewhat husky, toasty, grapefruit, pine, a hint of chocolate and grainy with a light bitter finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbobation. Decent black IPA, but nothing really stands out to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Another gusher from New Glarus. Pours almost black. Nose smells just like a regular IPA with only a hint of roast and charcoal. Simple bitterness, lots of piney and nutty aspects. Actually a little creamy in the mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpnelson30 (3) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
This is one of my favorite Black IPA's even though it is not a standard IPA's. Very fruity aroma with a black licorice taste and nice long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Black pour with a quarter to half inch off white head and thick striped lacing ... aroma is all the way piney and citrusy hop oils .... taste is very balanced however and of sweet caramel malts, chocolate, roasted malts along with a nice piney/citrusy hop flavor ... mouthfeel is roasted and oily with that slick hop oil ... finish is bitter and roasted with a slight lingering bitterness ..... solid and more of a balanced Black IPA

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A super tasty black ipa. Really fruity and pours almost black. Really hoppy and has a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (927) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
My favorite style. This is an interesting take on black IPAs. Not as bitter or hoppy as is typical, nor as malty, but there's a wonderful flavor here that I can't pinpoint. Licorice? Don't use this as prototypical of the variety, but do try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours brownish black. Tan head. Earthy hop taste. Flowery smell. Interesting twist on an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at the hilltop brewery. Deep brown with a large beige head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malts, resin. Taste is of pine, light chocolate, grass, and citrus.


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