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Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,478 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,478
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 158
Gots: 226 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bigpoppa67 on 06-07-2014

Scream pierces reality, effortlessly slicing our sky, He flies over the Brewery just as Abe circled over Wisconsin’s 8th Infantry during the Civil War. He calls us to something bigger. Scream boasts an inspired 85 IBUs that reverberate cleanly though this IIPA. New Glarus Brewery grown estate hops join other Wisconsin grown hops to dominate this brew from Kettle Boil to Dry Hopping. You hold a deceptively seductive Original Gravity of 20.9 degrees Plato following the always 100% naturally bottle conditioned fermentation. Luscious Wisconsin grown and malted barley along with English Maris Otter malt is the bold heart of this lustful sensory enchantment. Surrender is inevitable so enjoy today.
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Ratings: 1,478 | Reviews: 155
Photo of cosmicevan
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to SeeingMeansMore for the awesome extra, enjoyed from a batch 002 oversized TB snifter.

a - brew pours a murky orange with a finger of frothy ipa head that had good saying power.

s - nose is fairly zesty. there is a zing of some sort of all spice on top of a light citric hop. sweet and candy like.

t/m/o - much like the nose suggested, there is a zestiness to this ipa. the hop profile is light and sweet citric, but there is a heavy all spice to it...kind of sweet, kind of fruity, definitely unique. medium bodied, pushing fizziness. tasty. almost feels like a vedgie beer from shorts brewing. kind of mango like

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks & Maximum Respect to @scjohnsonwax for this surprise.

All in all, a very tasty IIPA. A bit piney and citrusy. But I think it's quite approachable for those who like them a bit less hop forward than me. Finishes with a hint of maltiness and resiny pine. Quite good.

Photo of bmeGT
3.79/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had it in a blind test. It was a bit too malty/medicinal for me which is unfortunate.

Photo of Bisco42
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect balance of piney and tropical.

L - One finger head that subsides pretty quickly, leaves spotted lacing throughout the glass and sticks. A beautiful burnt orange pour that is lighter around the edges, not see through and hazy as hell. Gorgeous.

S - Piney, hoppy. Pretty standard imo.

T - This is where she shines. A wonderful balance of pine and citrus. Initial bite of pine with the hop forward kick and as it goes down the citrus comes forward. A real duel tasting brew. I think the pineyness is a bit more prevalent, but they are both there. Also, the alcohol is practically nonexistant. Although it's 9%, it's so well hidden.

O - A wonderfully crafted and balanced brew. Would trade for again.

Photo of KTCamm
3.4/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3/16...pours rusty orange with 1/4 inch white foam. Cloudy. Powerful pine grapefruit nose. Potent bitter rips through, light sweetness but otherwise a tongue scraper. Heavy and difficult, not for the faint of heart. I am clearly an outlier on this one.

Photo of buschbeer
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

It pours a cloudy orangish yellow. A mildly aggressive pour yielded a half a glass of off-white head that settled to a skim leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

It smelled like Calvin Broadus' braids when I opened it. After I poured it some citrus started coming out with orange seeming most prevalent, but it was still dank.

The taste was a good combination of citrus and dank vegetation with a pine finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with lower carbonation.

I was not overly impressed at first, but the more I drank it, the more I liked it. The alcohol is well hidden.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into tulip

A. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a 1 finger of had that subsides quickly.

S. Citrus, pine, sweet bread malts.

T. Agreeing with the nose I get citrus and pine. Some sweet maltiness. Some bitterness but not a ton. Nice floral and orange peel aftertaste.

M. 4 out of 10 on body. Nice crisp carbonation. Finishes pretty clean.

O. A very nice DIPA. Would definitely get some more. Not too heavy. But very nice flavor.

Photo of facesnorth
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid 3.75. I was actually impressed by this one based on what I was expecting. Not sure how beers like this make it to the top 250, but still I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Photo of JimOfOakCreek
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very pleasant bear, tasty, very hoppy, citrussy with a bitter after taste. The bitterness lingers on the tongue a bit too long. Scream needs to be drunk slowly, sipped not slammed. If drunk too fast the bitterness becomes over-powering. When enjoyed at a slow pace this beer is world class delicious.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Parish Brewing goblet. No bottled date visible
A- sunny, yellow-orange color with a slight haze. Almost like a glass of OJ. Finger-sized, diminutively-bubbled white head. Thick lacing.
S- floral and citrus hops dominate the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, orange, rosebush, resin a and a bit of alcohol.
T- citrusy fruit, like the nose. Some grassiness on the backend with mild bitterness.
M- light-medium feel with a prickly carbonation.
O- really enjoyed this one. Thanks to a great trader. Definitely upper-echelon DIPA.

Photo of Dragyourbone1
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy orange with light carb sprigs and inch thick creamy white fluff that dissipates to a contoured head after a few minutes as it sat while attending to other voices.
S: floral, almost rose like, and citrusy- orange, melon, lemon. The dank citrus sweetness increases as it warms. It's a heady mixture of citrus/passionfruit.
T: Moderate in thickness, buoyed by remaining head tufts. Finishes somewhat dry. I was expecting the nose to follow through a little more based on the scent.
O: Tasty ale. Hops present in scent but a little shrouded/blended/masked in taste. A nice blend. Alcohol is well hidden even when warmed... Well at least for ten minutes. Marked as 85 IBU's but the malt character softens those edges. Be careful with this one, but be sure to pick a 4pack up if available.

Photo of jroberts8811
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you can get your hands on this, do. It's just delicious.

Photo of HOPSareKey
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA out there. 100% tropical with a nice crisp finish. just enough malt to balance. blown away.

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow almost white head. Smells like fake orange juice, not in a bad way. Think tang or Tropicana. Sweet and pink grapefruit. Not much hops in the front but quite a bit in the aftertaste.

Photo of Brian44Les
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Kick ass brew, I'll be back to WI to get more

Photo of CraigP83
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color. Bursts with tangerine smell when first poured. Has only a slight mandarin taste, fades quickly to a grassy bitterness. Well balanced but not my favorite DIPA

Photo of TheBrewo
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We knock a pair of bottles, pouring into our Monk Beer Abbey snifters. The beer shows up a shiny acorn squash coloring, and holds a solid two finger head. The latter is barely off white, retaining well before disappearing into crystalline hills of lacing. Haze certainly accompanies this beer, while outright sediment is lacking. Carbonation appears to be moderate, with especial activity at the periphery of the glass. The aroma is fresh and perfumed, blossoming forth with notes of resinously grapefruity, grassy, and floral hops, vanilla blossom sweetness, dusty pale and English grain, juicy sweetness of pear drippings, mineral-heavy well water, clay, dried pasta, vinous tomato acidity, peppery and woody alcohol, dried florals and spiciness of potpourri, wet cornmeal, and orange skin oils. The flavoring is intense and welcomed, blending together bitterly oily and skinny grapefruity and floral hoppy sting, pale and biscuity grainy grit, Magic Marker phenols, savory and sweaty ale yeastiness, souring lemon and orange peel, sweeter hints of tangerine flesh and juice, coiny and irony metallic bite, dusty yellow-paged library books, sea saltiness, plastic wrap, graphite, moldy straw, honeydew melon fruitiness, and old ice. To remark, the aftertaste keeps on giving, with that same massively bittering citric, grassy, and floral hoppiness. The body is medium but lofty, and the carbonation dances actively across the palate and tongue. The latter unfolds a wonderful creamy foaminess as the beer swirls around your mouth. Slurp and smack are bold, and lean towards a crisply wet finishing pop. The mouth is coated and seared with the smoldering cooled puck of ethanol. Abv is appropriate, and drinkability is excellent for such a big, bitter beer.

Overall, this beer is all about its hops!! Sure, you have grain because it forms the base, but the balance (and, in this case, thankfully) falls strongly to the green. This is not a malt bomb at all, lacking that dragging heaviness and fullness of sweeter caramel grainy sludge. What malts are there, are biscuity, contributing a serious but subdued toasty sweetness without hogging any more of your time. Generally, each aspect of it comes across in this refined, mature, and well-planned manner. It does sit in contrast, however, of the other hoppy offerings we’ve have from New Glarus. These have been softer and sweeter, and much less in your face. Although this previous exposure to their product is limited to only a handful of beers, this is a happy departure for us. We suppose this is our introduction to their “Thumbprint” series, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Photo of Detlef90
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a really great example of a grassy, earthy, herbal double ipa. Not bitter, smooth and fruity in the aftertaste. Wow. New Glarus continues to deliver the goods. I drank this after a Hopslam and I think might like this better.

Photo of dostom
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer. new glarus home run

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into my SN IPA glass
Appearance: Bright golden hue with a hint of orange. A solid finger or so fo head that suosides to a good solid ring and leaves a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell: citrusy with some resin and an earthy odor.
Taste: Citrus and fruit followed by an herbal earthiness . Not much bitterness. There is a lot going on with this beer but there is also a lot of restraint.
Mouthfeel: Thick body with slightly less than moderate carbonation. Almost a syrupy quality.
Overall: There are things in this beer that I would normally not like. However, it all works together so well. This is such a well made beer. It is a great example of where the style could go.

Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this one as a trade extra! Thanks man!

Appearance: Hazy golden bronze. Decent amount of head and lacing throughout the pour.

Aroma: Tropical and stone fruits with some dank earthy qualities you expect from a quality DIPA.

Taste: Well balanced but not too bitter, nice balance of juicy fruits and dank earthiness.

Overall: Not a bad DIPA at all! Reminds me of one of the better DIPA's on the market, Hopslam! Not quite as sweet which is a plus, clean flavors. Nice beer. So far I have not been let down by New Glarus!

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into an IPA glass.
Pours a love, slightly hazy golden hue with a slim finger of bubbly white head. Leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is not hugely strong but has plenty of citrus shining through with a hint of resin.
This is a fabulous tasting beer. Lots of citrus flavor right up front. Big and juicy orange pith with a bit of sweet pineapple. A nice, drying pine resin finish. As it warms, there are also hints of spice and toffee. The alcohol is almost completely hidden.
Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated.
Overall, a bracing and delicious IIPA. Fabulous.

Photo of sonoffenrir
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is as good as any IIPA I've had, and that includes Hopslam and 90 minute. I hope that New Glarus puts this in their regular rotation.

Photo of RJB66
4.99/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional taste from my home state and favorite brewery, I didn't think they could compete with the big boys...great throughout. I am definitely going to have more of these. Highly recommended.

Photo of Redfoxrun
4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lived up to hype, really impressed.

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,478 ratings.