Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

978 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 77
Gots: 92 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a dark black pour with 2 fingers of creme colored foamy head leaving behind tons of lacing. smells of grapefruit and dark roasted grains.. definitely a fresh black ipa! a dark bitterness coming from the dark grain bill, with a nice floral/citrusy hop profile that balances this beer out perfectly and takes the attention away from the color. medium body, slightly creamy, mostly sticky.. medium carbonation.

i think aside from wookey jack, this is one of my top black ipa picks. too bad it's not available here!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a dark brown, one finger head, light lacing.
S - Has a roasted nutty quality to it, some decent pine and other earthy hop scents, and a mild toffee malt.
T - Taste follows the smell a lot but this is really a lot more like a brown ale than a black, which isnt bad, but I'm not sure how to lean on it, the hoppiness does come through midway.
M - Creamy yet enough bitterness to cut through.
O - Its not really a black ale, but its still pretty good, but there's better black IPA's out there.

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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.