Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - nice deep brown in color with a full half-inch off-brown foamy head; lacing is decent but the carbonation looks like zilcho
S - it has that very traditional black IPA malt/hop aroma...the hops may even be a bit more announced; some hints of orange peel meets coffee bean; maybe a touch of lemon zest
T - Black Top tastes like a black IPA should, although I'm not overwhelmed with anything amazing flavor-wise; the flavors are pretty much the same as the nose, with the coffee/maltiness thing going in a harmonious song-and-dance with the orange peel hops; there are some earthy tones going on as well
M - the carbonation comes back! This beer is, again, well-balanced and pleasant on the tongue...the merging of styles is done well and this is a medium-drinking brew
O - this beer is quality and I can't say I've really not had anything quality from NG; that said, this is the first non-fruit-driven NG beer I've had. It's traditional for the style, hides the 6.9 well, and provides a solid amount of balance and flavor.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 22:41:34 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle with no freshness date served in a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of a light tan head that settles into a thin coating. Nice patchy lacing as well. Body is dark but translucent when held up to light.
Smell: Mango, grapefruit, lightly roasted malt, hint of chocolate.
Taste: Citrus, floral hops, iced tea, hint of bready malt with some light residual sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp with medium strength carbonation. Light lingering bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, easy drinking black IPA. Nothing special, but still enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 05:18:47 | More by Jonada
Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 800 ratings.