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Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA
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97
world-class

864 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 89
Gots: 108 | FT: 9
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

MattyG85, Jun 25, 2014
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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.