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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

899 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 899
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 65
Gots: 68 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RWNay, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Roger85, Jun 17, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

This is the Black IPA for someone who wants to get into more beers of this style. Very hop forward with a citrus nose and citrus taste with light pine. There is very light roast to get the dark black hue with slight off white head. I prefer a bit more roast when I settle into a Black IPA but this beer drinks so smooth. Regardless of style this beer is very drinkable and worth seeking out. One of the better Black IPAs I've had.

PHBoiler, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jakea, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jimmygord, Jun 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

MSandahl23, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ackeeper, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

superfriend, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

IPAFan521, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ThreeKingdoms, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

pjm1782, Jun 11, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%

A - A nice dark brown in color with a decent head

S - like a IPA, hops, citrussy a very nice aroma before the taste

T - This tastes like a quality black IPA should a nice citrus quality with a hint of malt

M - A very nice feel of carbonation and body

O - I really liked this beer, everything went together very well and was surprised that I like it so much. Will definitely be added to my New Glarus hauls.

Purp1eOne, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

EdTheEdge, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Cubieblu, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jabo134, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

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CCutch, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

majorbase2, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a dark chestnut brown with a nice tan crown. Great lacing.

Smell is herbal, floral hop with some berries. Nice fresh fruit.

Taste has perfectly roasted malts with some light molasses and light brown sugar mixed with fruity, herbal hops. A definite treat. Some warming alcohol.

A very nice black ale and a bit potent. Cheers, New Glarus!

312HopBomb, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Mitch_Cumstein, Jun 05, 2013
Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.