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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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (630) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Dark pour toffee head. Nose is pine tar. Bitter. Middle is chocolate roasted malt. Finish is strong hop bitterness. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Unexpectedly hoppy. I thought this was going to have a more dark note to it, but much like New Glarus beer, it was light, citrusy and hoppy. Straight up pine in the nose and a generally medium finish. Light color and lots of perfume, floral nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. Caramel malt and pine/orange peel aroma. Dark chestnut with large tan head. Sweet molasses/chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine flavor. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (923) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is a very dark brown. The aroma is malty with faint hops. The taste is good, nice hops. One of the better black ipas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Dark reddish brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is pine hops and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, pine hops. Nice balanced beer. Great lacing-tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Woodman’s Onalaska. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Some general hoppiness on the nose. I get a bit of roast on the tongue with a gentle hop flavor. Finishes fairly clean. Not my favorite style but it’s very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
10th November 2012
Opaque dark brown - black beer, good pale tan head. Palate is crisp and dry, turning softer. Minerals. Mild dark malts with a touch of bitter licorice and malt cream. Nice candy fruits towards the semi dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3369) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle that I picked up in Wisconsin during my recent roadtrip to Yellowstone. Pours a dark amber brown that allows light to pass along the edges. There is a moderate-large tan head that lasted until nearly the end. A beautiful beer to look at. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with orange and grapefruit as well as pine. Some notes of brown sugar in the nose as well. The flavor begins with some slightly subdued malt and brown sugar followed by some mild-moderate citrus hops bitterness. Medium bodied. This one goes down way too easily! Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHead06 (1) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2013 does not count
Strong citrusy aroma, roasted malts overpower the hops. Still a very good Black IPA. Tastes very comparable to there Moon Man Pale Ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and spicy earthy tones. A bit of malty caramel and chocolate as well. Finishes crisp and refreshing as well.


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