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New Glarus "Black Top"
New Glarus Brewing Company - New Glarus, Wisconsin USA
Black IPA (ABV 6.9%)

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/4
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a thick murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that had decent retention and some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a pine hop, a roasted grain malt and a mild moldy yeast with notes of caramel, coffee, a bit of chocolate and licorice.

The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with notes of caramel and licorice at first and then became lightly bitter with a note of coffee and a piney hop finish. The flavor only stuck around for a short while with the taste fading rather quickly, leaving behind a mild piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel was just a bit under medium in body with a dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall a mildly hoppy Black IPA that was very easy going down, and had an enjoyable aftertaste...

Sampled: 2/25/2012

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