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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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dfernandez77

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly warm golden color. Poured cold with a barely discernible haze – possibly proteins or hop oil – that disappeared warmer. Light, fragile, and lacy white head that disappears quickly.

Smell: Nicely floral balanced with pine and resin. Malts come up clean and richly sweet. Not a huge aroma for an IIPA – but very well balanced and enticing.

Taste: Follows with the aromas. Well balanced – slightly restrained but definitely representing in the IIPA style. Fresh floral and resiny hop in the flavors, nice crisp bittering backbone. The malt is there to support the hops – clean slight complex sweetness. Then the hop bittering and flavors are all over the palate. The appealing bitterness sticks for a while.

Mouthfeel: Medium light considering what you might expect from the 9.0% ABV. Carbonation forgoes the head and bursts on the tongue. Finishes a little slick, crisp, and finally slightly astringent.

Overall: Not a big punch like a West Coast IIPA. More nuanced like a playful slap with a velvet glove – not surprising from a brewery owned by a lady. Great balance. Well conceived hop bittering flavor and aroma. Cleanly brewed malt profile.

If you have a palate that appreciates excellent and slightly restrained presentation – this will please you as much as the much ballyhooed big boys in the DIPA style. Very appealing.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 02:53:36 | More by dfernandez77
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Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.