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RATINGS: 305   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle pour dark woody brown. Nose surprisingly sweet with some fruit hop. Taste some citrus up font followed by mid palate sweetness. Some fruit. Roast comes through more inn the late palate and finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1233) - 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. It’s not fancy, it doesn’t 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(bottle) Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a large cream colored head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is a strong punch of citrus, with plenty of grapefruit and some light pine matched up with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Gets more earthy, resinous, and herbal as it warms up a bit. Flavor has plenty of chocolate, roasted malt, orange zest, and grapefruit. Finish is lightly earthy and bitter with a lingering roasty finish. Hint of iced tea mid-palate. Mouthfeel is fairly light and carbonation is quite low. Overall this is just an alright black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, reminds me of NG IIPA. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, roasty, chocolate, with a clean bitter hop finish. One of the better Black IPAs that I have tried, but I am still not a huge fan of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1144) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at New Glarus. Tamarind color, offwhite head. Aroma is very piney, and also shows a healthy dose of molasses. Taste: molasses, chocolate, pine, big bitterness throughout. Thick, creamy body, average carbonation, long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1137) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle, 06/25/2012. Nice deep brown pour, maroon highlights, fine lacing. Hoppy grapefruit aroma cut with pine and resin, underneath is roasted malts and chocolate, molasses. In the taste, piney hops, tongue tingling, burnt roast bitterness. Light medium body, high carbonation. Tasty for sure, my taste buds are still tingling.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours deep dark brown/red (black) with a sizable rocky, tight-bubbled khaki head that leaves lots of clingy, soapy lace. Nose is nice and complex: lots of dank pine, deep grapefruit and orange, some chocolate, some sweet caramel, molasses, just a great combo of sweeter malt and big juicy, sticky hops. The taste is nice and bitter, but very well balanced by the sweetness. Palate is medium bodied, tingly, with a very long bitter hop finish. A seriously stellar black IPA, about as clean (non-roasty or stouty) as I’ve had, prefect strength, just really enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Pours a jet black with eggshell head. Aroma hits like a brick to the face and is full of citrus, pine, and hoppy goodness. The taste is remarkably hoppy, but smooth and easy drinking. A bit of maltyness comes through right at the end. Very nice.


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