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RATINGS: 299   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2012
bottle purchased at Woodmans madison, wi june 5th-pours deep brown with a lite tan head that was fizzy around the rim of the glass. nose is bitter hops (pine, grapefruit, lite leafy notes), chocolate, roast, lite menthol aspect-flavors are big chocolate, pine, lite resin yet not overly bitter-somwehat sweet. may have a bit of age on it however, its not fallen too far from fresh. needs more hop presence to be a true contender in this style. however, its a very well made beer with a clean ferment. would like to try this fresh on tap when it comes out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 pours black with a lasting beige head and some lacing. aroma is sweet dark malt and some hop acidity. taste is bitter dark malt with piney hops. finish is juicy and bitter. a rare beer whose last sip is its best.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Black, juicy hops, toffee, coffee, caramel, citrus, clean, light sweetness , good carbonation, new glarus

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Aroma is spruce/piney hops and a mild hint of the dark malts. The flavor is heavy and fresh grapefruit, citrus, a hint of lemons, an undercurrent of malts and a tangy/tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left. 4.0 S: Herbal and earthy hoppiness. Dry roastiness almost like a schwarzbier with a balancing caramel sweetness. Molasses and brown sugar to round things out. 4.0 T: Easily one of the better black IPAs out there. I think the fact that it isnít super citrusy is why this is so. Moderate roastiness. Caramel and molasses. Herbal and earthy hoppiness. Quite good. 4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and reasonably creamy. 4.0 D: Solid all around, this is not something I usually say about a black ipa. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 17:50:07

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: dark with clear ruby edges, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich caramel and chocolate flavor, plenty of citrus hops
Overall: more of a hoppy brown but really great
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
aroma is well balanced dead chocolate and near metallic crack, then herbal grass cuttings and other savory fare. pour is opaque with airy soap suds head, lack of density and messy legs. flavor is initial fudgey roast with expected hop twinge to follow. hops begin as citrus then fruits begin to burst, hints of pine and rounder herbal note with mint at forefront. bitter roast closes. what a balance!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starewich (140) - - AUG 25, 2012
This might be the best-smelling beer Iíve ever had. The nose is crazy strong with fruit and citrus and pine. Flavor is similar but muddled. Make sure youíve taken a few good whiffs of it before finishing it off because the aroma is something to behold.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1111) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (795) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Black w/ tan head. Fresh piney aroma. I like this. Itís an IPA but itís not an overwhelmingly hoppy IPA, which I liked. Pronounced yet mellow citrus hops balanced with a solid caramel biscuit malt baseline. Full bodied; texture is fairly creamy. Solid and unique. Another fantastic offering from New Glarus.


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