Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by 312HopBomb:
4.5/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz served in a small tulip
Efervescent pour a golden honey orange a bit hazy with a nice white cap. A rocky cap that coats the glass with heavy webbed lacing.
The awesome hop scent shows mixed fruit and pine that is balanced between the two. Pineapple orange and resinous pine needles.
Nice hop blast followed by a full malt coating that is a very light roast. Slick hop oil coating the mouth. I like the malt backing that supports the heavy hop palate but not heavy at all. Fruity ale taste is typical of New Glarus and I enjoy the trademark taste that runs through many of their beers. Slight alcohol bite on the finish reminds you this is a heavyweight.
Smooth light carbonation that complements the intense flavors.
A very good double India pale from a top notch brewing team.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 23:54:13 | More by 312HopBomb
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4.25/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
No bottling date that I can see.
A: Pours a cloudy straw/orange color. So cloudy it's almost white - looks almost exactly like a witbier. Tall, frothy and effervescent offwhite head. Big island of foam and lots of heavy, continuous lacing everywhere.
S: Oooh nice. Candied oranges and lemons. A little grapefruit thrown in. Spicy resinous pine. Nice hop variety. Maybe some bready malt?
T: Not as huge of a hop bomb as I was expecting from the aroma. Citrusy with grapefruit and orange, but much less so. Lots and lots and lots of spicy, piney hops everywhere. Not overly bitter, there is a substantial bready malt here backing it up. Wave of drying bitterness in the finish, along with sort of a salty, spicy pine kicking around. Hints of grapefruit and more pine in the drying, lingering aftertaste.
M: Somewhat heavy, quite bitter and dry on the back end.
O: Nice balanced but very hoppy at the same time. Big, bold hoppy flavors with a strong enough malt base to balance it out (mostly anyway). Only really get substantial bitterness in the bitter drying finish, the rest of the time it's quite well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 03:57:22 | More by Dope
Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.