RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 Wisconsins miles of licorice ribbons of ink that meander through armies of corn and bovine mowed fields. Enjoy the journey on a road less traveled.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a thick murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that had decent retention and some good spotty lacing. The aroma was of a pine hop, a roasted grain malt and a mild moldy yeast with notes of caramel, coffee, a bit of chocolate and licorice. The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with notes of caramel and licorice at first and then became lightly bitter with a note of coffee and a piney hop finish. The flavor only stuck around for a short while with the taste fading rather quickly, leaving behind a mild piney bitterness. Mouthfeel was just a bit under medium in body with a dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a mildly hoppy Black IPA that was very easy going down, and had an enjoyable aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, dry dark malt, old citrus, molasses, resin and pine. Some off notes in deep background. Dark roast finish with some resin. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12 oz bottle. Deep, clear cola brown with a beige head. Nose is pine, grapefruit, orange peel and faint chocolate. Resiny medium body with an airy tingle. Taste is bitter orange pith, burnt pine needles, mocha and molasses but not quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1606) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle shared by sloth: Pour is light black in color. Nose of some nuts, hops and roasty malts. Taste isnt super hoppy as I was expecting. Lightly hopped, decent roasted maltiness, lots of nuts. Body on the light side, wish it was more full bodied. Overall: mehhhhh, just ok. Thanks bert!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Medium sized off white head with fair retention and lace. Clear, Dark amber hued ale. Nose is light with pine and caramel malts. Med/Light bodied, soft carbonation, light resin. Light roasty malt flavors blended well with a citrusy, piney hoppyness though all pretty mellow. Tastes more like a Brown or Amber Ale. Dry finish, light roast. Easy drinkin brew though i would,nt say it was really a BIPA in style. Bottle from MOTORTODDHEAD. Thanks much bro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1075) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours a dark, almost reddish-brown. Malt and hops in the aroma. Hop bitterness, coupled with malty sweetness. Some hints of coffee, chocolate, even licorice in the flavor. My first sip was very alcohol-heavy; after that, the booze flavor settled down quite a bit. This is an interesting, flavorful beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2012
A solid beer from New Glarus. Nothing spectacular but I like it none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Tasted in October 2011 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours muddy dark brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to smooth lace. The nose is pince resin hops, molasses, chocolate malt, and intense citrus peel. The flavor starts off with the citrus up front, moving to the lightly sweet molasses, chocolate malt, and finishing with an intense, but pleasant bitter resin. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long hoppy bitter and chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours a light translucent brown with minimal head. Aroma is citrus, chocolate, earth, and grass. Taste is heavy citrus with an earthy finish. None of that roastyness that I expect in a black IPA but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to matts traitor. great fruity cascadian aroma. Thin body and not much roastyness.

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