Black Top | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cdkrenz on 08-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,053
Reviews:
201
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
118
For Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark dark brown, near black. Nice finger and a half tan head that retains nicely. Fair amount of lacing. This is a nice looking beer.

Nose has big fresh fruit character, mosty dominated by sweet orange. Subtle Roast malt plays nicely with fruity hops. Very slight pine can also be detected.

Dark roast malt and hints of chocolate are now more dominante in the taste. This is followed closely by an grassy slightly piney hop character that has mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice. Very refreshing yet not shy on the nice hoppy pils. Very drinkable.

Overall this is a great black ipa. It's got alot going on that gives it great complexity and balance.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,053 ratings.
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