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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with a tan head. Big, earthy and hop aromas. Earthy and odd malt and hop bitterness.

3.1
GMCC2181 (1608) - 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!

3.7
DietPepsican (1590) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Black, juicy hops, toffee, coffee, caramel, citrus, clean, light sweetness , good carbonation, new glarus

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
My favorite style. This is an interesting take on black IPAs. Not as bitter or hoppy as is typical, nor as malty, but there's a wonderful flavor here that I can't pinpoint. Licorice? Don't use this as prototypical of the variety, but do try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Pours deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, lots of cocoa in there, some piney hops in the back, surprisingly sweet and chocolatey on the nose some oxidation. Flavor is the same, sweet and roasty, oxidation on the hops but it works ok, just makes it less IPA’y and more of a stout with some extra hops. Medium body and a soft carbonation,

3.4
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.

3.8
bubblehouse (1493) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle out of sampler. Very hoppy and piney. Very tasty. Wish it was sold in KY but luckily my friend picks me up some when she visits family in stevens point.

3.9
ttoadee (1488) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Dark pour toffee head. Nose is pine tar. Bitter. Middle is chocolate roasted malt. Finish is strong hop bitterness. Good.

4.2
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Nose is extremely aromatic and is JAM packed full of fruity/piney hops, showing notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lime zest, pine resin, and florals that almost completely drown out a faint note of chocolate and light roast. Flavor definately brings some more malt to the table with a healthy backbone of caramel, cocoa, black tea, and a hint of earth. Overall body is moderate and the bitterness is very well balanced. This style is usually such a disappointment, but NG definately delivers on this one.

3.8
Hair6a11 (1481) - 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.


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