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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

816 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 816
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-27-2011)
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sweemzander

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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a deep and dark burnt sienna; near black color. Produced a nice cap of tan froth. Decent retention with some lace.

(S)- A nice "green" piney citrus (lime & lemon) in front of extremely subtle chalky roasted bits.

(T)- Despite how hop forward the smell was, the taste is exactly how I have always imagined a black IPA should be like. A great balance of nutty, roasty bread and finishes in an almost creamy; piney citrus. Fantastic!

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. The perfect balance of roasty malts and classic IPA citrus and pine.

(D)- A new style, but New Glarus simply nailed it with this new offering of theirs. A near perfect balance of what I have always looked for in this style but never found. A solid roasty backbone with a finish of citrus hops. Well done as always New Glarus. I am by no means an expert in this style, but I really think this is the shining example I have been looking for.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 16:58:32 | More by sweemzander
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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.