Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by nppeders:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
appearance - jet black, light penetrates the bottom of the tulip glass with a slight reddish hue. Beige head that dissapates to a thin layer and leaves sticky lacing
smell - lots of pine in the aroma, a tiny bit of citrus. Could be a little more aggressive. Slight bit of roast malt in the nose
taste - sweetness coats the back of the throat first followed by a nice piney hop forward taste. Slight bit of roast malt in the flavor, but nothing stout-like about this which is fairly surprising. Not that I mind, I prefer it this way. The finish falls of with a little bitterness.
mouthfeel - thin mouthfeel that makes it extremely drinkable. Medium carbonation.
overall - Probably the most drinkable Black IPA that i've had. It depends on your mood and taste to decide whether that is right for you. This is almost sessionable but is 7%. It certainly is black, and it has a good amount of hop aroma. It's not exceptional in any way.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2011 04:49:19 | More by nppeders
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3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Pours dark brown with a 1.5 finger fluffy off-white head. Really settles nicely around the edge
S- Clean citrus of bitter grapefruit. Fresh cut pine. Caramel and molasses malt base. Not the most pungent, but clearly an IPA
T- Flavor profile not as discernible as the aroma. Sweet and hoppy up front before mellowing out some. A musky, minty, spice thrown in there as it finishes bitter.
M- Sticky and resinous. Sits a little heavy. Solid, but not quite as crisp as I would prefer.
O- A great example of a black IPA. Love the bright citrus character. Another great showing from a brewery that really impresses me.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 18:40:14 | More by Bosoxfan20
Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.