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RATINGS: 316   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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1517) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Good black IPA. Very balanced and super drinkable for a black IPA-could happily put down a few of these when normally Iíd be over it after one. Some roasted malt notes and clean hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1466) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
This is my sixth bottle of this beer and I have love every one. Beer pours dark brown color with a retained tan colored head. Aroma is very pleasent with chocolate and fresh pine also some toast. Taste is a beautiful amalgem of sweet and bitter, somewhat like dark chocolate. Another awesome New Glarus brew. Amazing!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 7, 2012
Interesting stuff, malty aroma along with the hops, more malty than I expected. Some bitterness but slightly easy. Obvious hops but also some burn and malt. Balanced but was expecting a bit more

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1427) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Thanks bullzeye. Juicy hoppy aroma. No blackness in aroma. Nice foam. Thinner than I thought it would be. Highly drinkable. Nice roasty IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1286) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Black,clear with red-plum hue. Light head receding quick to a ring and light lace. Very aromatic with nice fresh tropical fruits. Very smooth with medium body,lots of good hop refined mellow presence.Kind of a citrus/pine bitter. Nose and mouthfull of hops. Subtle roast with mild smooth chocolate. Malts come across more of a dark caramel. Tasting this blind you may not know its black although it does have a roasty edge maybe coffee possibly. Its so smooth and hoppy that you dont notice the roast much at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1255) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a creamy, decent sized beige head. Aroma is great--pine bursts out of the glass, with some grapefruit in there as well. Very little evidence of the "black" portion of this black IPA. Taste is pine up front, but then it melts into roasted malt and cocoa. Very, very nice. Medium mouthfeel, fairly dry, long finish. Really an enjoyable beer. Itís not fancy, it doesnít rely on gimmicks or edgy marketing, it is just an excellently crafted, high quality beer at a reasonable price...as is usually the case with New Glarus. I wish there were more breweries like this, and I wish New Glarus was available here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours deep brown. Nose is citrus, pines, grapefruit, roast, some earthy sugary sweet malts. Flavor is citrus, grassy, and piney hops with a dry tart malt character of roast. Light body. Not super special.


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