1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Thumbprint Scream IIPAThumbprint Scream IIPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 119
Gots: 162 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: bigpoppa67 on 06-07-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Thumbprint Scream IIPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,246 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kappakoosh
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillRoth
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sebryant
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Izauze
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A remarkable IPA - only moreso as it comes from a Wisconsin brewery brewed with all Wisconsin hops. Having just attended the Los angeles IPA festival, I find this to easily rank up there with the best in the nation. Very balanced big IPA that doesn't taste too sweet or boozy. Grapefruit tropical front with an earthy foundation.

Photo of twb0392
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudabegga9
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gunch52
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gloryinthechi
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another brew worth falling in love with.

Photo of hail_seitan
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - A fizzy white head supported by a honey-colored body. A slight haze from the bottle-conditioning.

S - Fairly mild for a DIPA. Predominantly grapefruit rind, with some pine sap and brown sugar.

T - Though the nose is fairly unassuming, the flavor is fantastic! Still mostly grapefruit and orange citrus notes. Earthy pine and hints of savory onion, too. The malt is all honey and graham cracker sweetness. Slight bitterness on the finish.

M - The sweetness of the malt imparts a medium heavy body with a medium carbonation.

O - This is a perfect Midwest meets West Coast IPA. The local hops and malts make it a one-of-a-kind brew, too. At $10 a four pack an unbeatable deal if you find yourself in Wisconsin.

Photo of VashonGuy
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good double IPA.

Photo of kmoen
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjstacker
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toppoop
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bradaplast
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ooftu
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jruno
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of getatmeimevil
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ive seen a few posts about some batches being clear and some cloudy, apparently I found one of the cloudy batches, that is my only complaint on this beer. Very enjoyable, large hoppy flavor with a somewhat average bitterness. Dangerously drinkable!

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, extra from awesome BA trader maximun12.

Yellow-gold elixir poured into SA glass. One finger head, tight, tiny white bubbles, thick lacing.

Tropical fruits predominate with some pine and earth. Minimal malt.

The tropical fruits are at the forefront without the punch I'd expect from a DIPA. Balanced, a bad word for this hophead.

Smooth, medium body, alcohol well hidden.

"Nice" DIPA, but not in the league of the big boys. Spoiled to have Bodhi, Hop Juju and Enjoy By at my finger tips.

Photo of barryjr8883
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.