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Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 105
Gots: 149 | FT: 10
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)
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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber/golden color with an impressively robust head that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: An explosion of citrus and tropical fruit, rich in pineapple and grapefruit with a hint of orange

Taste: Shortbread malt lays the backbone for the tropical fruit and citrus parade, bringing pineapple, grapefruit, orange and papaya; after the swallow, the malt bill builds in intensity though it never quite reaches the level of the hops (that's a good thing)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some boozy warmth

Overall: With one fell swoop, the Careys have thrown down the gauntlet to show that New Glarus can brew a DIPA with the best of them

Thanks, WI-Beer-Man, for the opportunity

brentk56, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As the imperial IPA generally celebrates hop aroma and flavor over the earmark seventy ibu, thinking that deeper bitterness may not be feasible or desired; no such things come out of the New Glarus camp- its full steam ahead for this deeply resinous IPA!

Its frothy pour pulls a blanket of barley-stained froth from the honey-amber ale below, its stern appearance is reaffirmed with the very first whiff. Deep citrus character folds in on pine, grass, pepper and tropical fruits. Its firm alcohol seems of curacao liquor while the initial taste is caramel and biscuit laden.

Its creamy bitterness layer upon each other with lavish angel food cake-like consistency and taste. A citrusy marmalade seems to employ fruit punch tangy citrus with peps of honey and citrus juice. Its high tropical taste steers the beer to a savory fade with high mango, pineapple and apricot flavors leading the way.

With the sweetness and full body lessening only slightly, the bitterness takes hold and grips the throat with the intensity of pine tar. Extremely bitter, resinous and sticky, any dry finish won't be found here. Instead, there's the drippy, sprucy and sappy bitterness that closes with fresh-cut gras and spicy bubble gum and super glue slicing through.

BEERchitect, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy glowing orange body, sticky lace all around the glass, long lasting surface coverage after the initial head settles down.

Sweet and sticky hop aroma, big citrusy orange and a little mango.

Lots of fruitiness in the taste, orange, grapefruit, and mango all have their time to shine. Grapefruit peel bitterness builds into the aftertaste. Flash of sweetness right beforehand. Big and burly, though not overly sweet or syrupy, pretty balanced all things considered. Really enjoyed this, and wish I had a few more.

Pretty awesome that this uses 100% WI grown hops.

emerge077, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$9.49 4-Pack
Woodman's - Kenosha

This one is about a month old now. Time to get drinking. Scream is perfectly hazy, perfectly unfiltered, and saturated orange. Micro carbonation bubbles coat the surface of the glass while keeping the dirty white head standing at attention. The foam is incredibly fluffy and long lasting, coating the glass in sheets. That's one pretty beer.

Have you ever smelled a beer and could tell it's dry? That's Scream. Bitter aspirin hoppiness and clean alcohol fumes bring about the sense of dryness.. Clean melon notes, a touch of white grape, pithy citrus, bright pine, and spiciness all come forward from the liberal use of hops. Good depth. A soft drizzle of caramel sits atop a sugar cookie maltiness that's impressively clean.

Pithy citrus leads the way on the palate, both grapefruit and orange, bitter. The melon, cantaloupe mostly, brightens up the middle along with dripping, juicy orange and ripe apricot. Pine and that bitter aspirin I mentioned above bring up the rear. The crushed aspirin is integrated well and adds assertive bitterness. The malt is pale and adds a simple sugar cookie base as a canvas for the assertive hoppiness. A touch of peppery alcohol wraps it up nicely.

The mouthfeel is soft and supple which accentuates the silky body. For such a big beer New Glarus did a great job keeping the weight of the body under control, keeping it in the moderate range. Bitterness is assertive on the swallow while alcohol fumes dry it all up.

Well, New Glarus brewed yet another gem of a beer. Surprise, surprise.... The depth of the hop profile sets this one apart. Drinkability is dangerous and the body fits perfectly. It's still drinking like a champ so go grab some now. The only thing hampering this beer is the ever present note of booze, though supremely clean, it's constant presence takes a bit away from the overall product. I'd love to see this made available more often than once a year, or whatever they plan to do.

joe1510, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Does New Glarus make anything bad or even average? Every style is in their repertoire and everything is great. This is a great IIPA. Thank you Etan

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.