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Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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677 Ratings
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 137
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

85 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-2011)
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Went to the brewery on Saturday March 9th, 2013 and picked this up.

Served in my new New Glarus nonic pint glass that has a etching of Wisconsin on the bottom for aeration points! Celebrating the 20th year of New Glarus Brewing Co!

Pours a nice white head with strong lacing that holds nicely to the side of the glass. The head pours 1/4 inch and falls to a thin layer that still covers the whole beer. The color is a light color with a slightly copper tint, completely clear, and very carbonated.

The smell was a new smell of what I can only think is mosaic hops. Smells of blueberries from two inches above the glass and some sweet mango right up to the glass. All the floral fruity smell of hops without the organic green bitter that lingers on the tongue.

The taste is clean, although there is enough protein to hold the head up and hold the beer flavors on the tongue longer without washing them away. The hops are very up front and present, but it's not so overpowering and it's still amazingly balanced with the malty sweet flavors. Citrus orange is is a strong flavor along with an slight blueberry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, but still holds the hop flavors up and hold them to the tongue without washing them away. When I take a drink the carbonation doesn't bite, but it's there causing a gentle tingling and introducing the hops to the sweet part of the tongue.

This is an amazingly well crafted beer where the hop flavors are big, but don't bite and I would personally like the body of this beer on its own it so good. It's a well rounded, nothing is wrong beer. The only variable that the brewer can't control is the opinion/preference of the drinker. This is something that has a lot of things that every brewer should aspire to create in their beer.

The only thing I can against this beer is that because it is so well rounded that it's too drinkable. I'm so used to hop bombs that leave your tongue numb that this one makes me want to keep drinking with another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 01:07:01 | More by Erdinger2003
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Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.