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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 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.


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!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1442) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1429) - 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 I’d be over it after one. Some roasted malt notes and clean hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - 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 IPA’s made in the past, and that’s exactly what I got out of it. It’s balanced quite well ; roasty, chocolate, molasses, grapefruit, and piney hops rounds it out, with a very drinkable feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1345) - 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

3.9
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1246) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1243) - 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.


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