Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by aasher:
4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This bottle was courtesy of 4DAloveofSTOUT, who stopped into my store earlier this morning. Thanks Brian! I shared the bottle with the staff.
This beer pours a light bodied cloudy, light gold in color with moderate cloudiness and a one finger very soapy white head. The nose is clean and fresh. The nose features fresh soapy pineapple hops with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. It definitely utilizes pale malts well. It's really nice. The flavors are fresh and soapy as well. It drinks dry and hoppy with a touch of sweetness at the beginning before going into a grassy hop bitterness. I like it. It isn't too sticky and isn't too dry. The alcohol doesn't show itself at all. It's a nice DIPA. I'm glad I could try it.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2012 22:32:41 | More by aasher
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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.