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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

957 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 957
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 71
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jjohns23, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dicers, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

dtomes, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

fishkab, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Booner818, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Jonada, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

firedwarftj, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

TriageStat, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Herky21, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Norseman, Feb 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

goeke007, Feb 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

KeeganRabelhofer, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

JeffSK, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

dcguitar, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

einman, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

StoutItOutLoud, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ScotNH, Jan 26, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle to a DFH IPA glass.
Thanks to RDUB/OKPLUS for this one.

A - Clear dark brown with a sudsy cream colored head that has nice staying power. Leaves vertical specks of lacing.

S - Nice hoppy aroma, green pine, sweet roasted malts, earthy grains, spicy, green chives.

T - Roasted malts, not too roasted though, spicy pine hops, green chives are in the flavor as well. The malt is earthy and slightly grainy The spice has a rye and anise character and runs all the way through the finish. Some bready yeast comes out as it warms. The finish is mild almost reminds me of a dunkel finish.

M - Aggressive carbonation clings to the tongue, smooth feel, light to medium body, slightly watery at times.

Very nice hoppy aroma. The hops are more subdued in the flavor letting the medium roasted malt shine a bit. A touch of rye and anise spices are a welcomed component and meld well with the malts. Again the aroma is where this beer shines. This drinks like a session Black ale. I could easily knock down several of these in a setting.

StaveHooks, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Sirath21, Jan 22, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.