Thumbprint Scream IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.