Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
07-13-2014 21:45:40 | More by joe1510
4.56/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.
Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A very ripe and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront presence of citrus hops with juicy hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, apricot, pineapple, peach, and tangerine. Earthy hop presence with hints of grass and pine resin. Solid pale malt backing with hints of grains, biscuit, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A very good hoppy aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a nicely ripe and juicy hop driven taste with good notes of citrus fruit and fresh grass. Big upfront citrus hop presence with good notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, apricot, tangerine, and peach. Solid earthy and floral hop presence with notes of grass and pine resin. Good backing presence of malt with some notes of grains, cracker, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Very juicy and nicely bitter. Very good tasting.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: A really great Imperial IPA. Great taste of fresh citrus fruit with a nice soft malt backing. Up there with some of the best big IPA's.
06-25-2014 06:59:44 | More by MattyG85
4.75/5 rDev +8%
Picked up in a recent trade... poured from a bottle into a Trophy Brewing tulip glass.
Pours a golden rich orange with a frothy white head and a phenomenal nose - loads of citrus and caramel and pine (oh my). The taste is out of this world too, straight up pineapple up front - loads of musk melon - oily pine finish - lingering butterscotch - wow. This is easily one of the best ipa's I've ever had - easily.
09-01-2014 01:40:58 | More by Mantooth
Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.