Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phocion:
3.68/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark straw-colored and very bubbly body with a solid finger of frothy, nearly-white head and excellent retention. Thick bubbles lace the side of the glass. Beautiful beer.
Aroma is full of grapefruit. Decent array of tropical/citrus fruits, but overall very one-dimensional.
Flavor is still predominately citrus, especially grapefruit. Hint of pine on the finish, along with some earthy and soapy flavors. Nice spicy lemon zest hidden in there as well.
Medium/heavy body and good carbonation. Slightly slick and oily, but mostly smooth.
Drinkable but not particularly impressive. Much better DIPAs out there, I'd pass on this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2011 18:51:26 | More by Phocion
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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 646 ratings.