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Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,069 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 102
Gots: 133 | 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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4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Hop Slam tulip glass

A) Dark orange, clover honey, two finger creamy grey head and there is an almost amber hue around the edges of the glass.

S) Fresh cut orange, pineapple, honey, a little piney too.

T) Citrus fruits, skittles, honey, juicy, a little dank, no yeast taste at all.

M) Medium amount of carbonation, it's juicy and coats the mouth with "hoppyness" yet its crisp too and easy drinking for a double.

O) Well this blew Hopslam, Chillwave, and Apocalypse Cow away and this is now my favorite IPA. One might find that hyperbolic but I don't care if you're lucky to get this do it. Also share it with others too.

NewGlarusFan, Jun 17, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.