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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours very black with a slight fruity pebble aroma. A lot of dark fruits and hops. Pretty good for the given style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3259) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a moderate brownish color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some light chocolate, burnt toast, citrus hops and some light licorice. Taste is complex, nice smooth mouthfeel, citrusy/pine hop resin notes, chocolate, toast, mild caramel sweetness, then some more bitterness in the finish. Rather solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2587) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12 oz bottle and served in a nonic pint glass; Pours a mahogany brown hue with frothy fading head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of citrus, pine, roast, anise, char,, pipe tobacco and bread. The taste is mostly ashy roast with a fair amount of fruity hops and faint diacetyl. The mouth feel is tannic and tea-baggy, very dry and honestly not has refreshing as i would like. Color me disappointed for I had high hopes for this beer since NG does such a nice job with most styles but this one is just to mundane and flawed to make me ever want another, alas I have another bottle from the "winner box" to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz bottle from MOTORHEADTODD. Poured a slightly thinner looking super deep Tootsie Roll brown with a smaller super light beige foamy smaller head. Aroma of lightly burnt yellow grapefruit, burnt toast, darker chocolate, grassy, burnt hops. Body is medium and creamy with lighter to average carbonation, overall nice. Flavor is similar with darker lightly burnt citrus fruits, tropical fruits, tangarine, roasty, hint of chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2960) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Nice pine nose. Lots of pine resin hops and bitterness in the finish. A touch of sweetness still in the finished too. A really well balanced beer. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamrandels (15) - - JAN 10, 2014
Jet black with a grapefruit nose. Citrus start with a malty cocoa finish. From 12oz bottle into nonick

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oogiee (71) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 9, 2014
resin, spruce, citrus, leather, soy sauce, brown, black, tan foam, minimal head, medium bitterness, light sweetness, salty, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, My favorite New Glarus beer- just the right hop character --not over the top

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks jack Fretty for picking this up for me. Fresh straight from Wisconsin. Pours black with a steady yellow tan head, lots of sticky lace. Nose is very hoppy for the style (which I like)--lots of citrus and floral notes. Similar flavor--roasted malts are restrained but not completely absent. Easy drinking with a citrusy finish. Alcohol super well hidden. Another fantastic new Glarus beer. No, Im not surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Noodle (15) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
This is a great beer. Slightly spicy hop aroma, with roasted undertones. Nearly black appearance, but not quite. Creamy palate, but the taste is a wonderful malty pleasure with just the right amount of bitterness. Hops are a subtle blend of piney and citrus, with a pleasantly long and smooth finish. If only I lived in Wisconsin.

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