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Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 135
Gots: 36 | 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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Reviews by jwinship83:
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -15.5%

12oz bottle traded to me from mnbears fan at DLD. thanks again matt! drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a translucent light golden colored body with a modest bright white head on top. the head is quick to fall and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- woah, this is going to be a hop monster. the initial whiff brings forth tons and tons of hops. lots of grapefruit and pine. some orange zest and some mango notes as well. floral hops come through decently strong as well. some sweet caramel and bready malts peek through at the end.

T- the taste starts out with more of the sweet caramel and bread like malts that i could smell, which provide a surprisingly strong malty backbone. the hops arnt as forceful as i would have expected either. lots of floral and piny notes. grapefruit makes a strong showing as well. lesser amounts of mango, pineapple, and orange zest.

M- the body is on the larger side of medium, and the carbonation is at an acceptable level. not as bitter as i would have liked. the alcohol shows itself a little more than i would have preferred also.

O- id drink this one again, but i was expecting more out of a new glarus unplugged series. there are certainly better examples of the style out there.

08-13-2011 21:53:07 | More by jwinship83
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mykd

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-19-2012 22:04:04 | More by mykd
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

The brew evacuates the red foil topped bottle a nice golden yellowish orange with a foamy one inch head settled on top. Bubbles rise up on the sides of the glass. Aromas are awash with big citric hops..grapefruits, oranges, peaches. Hints of pine and resiny hop oils abound. A mellow sweet caramel is present..however the hops run the show..fresh and abundant. Lovely.

First sip brings a wave of lush hop flavors. Sweet citrusy grapefruit tones dance across the palate along with some pine and plenty of slick, resiny green hop oils. There's a nice sturdy caramelly malt background that ties everything in. Initially sweet...the hop bitterness hits on the way down but it's not too abrasive. An awesome Double IPA by all accounts and the best New Glarus brew I have tried thus far.

Mouthfeel has a nice slick, creamy medium body that makes this brew incredibly drinkable. Smooth, mellow carbonation, each sip leaves me begging for another. They should bottle this in 750's! A hopheads delight...I hope Dan can find a way to get this into the regular New Glarus lineup. Highly recommended.

08-15-2011 01:15:03 | More by orbitalr0x
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-27-2013 22:08:05 | More by NWer
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-05-2014 04:11:47 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Pours slightly hazy orange/honey with one finger of off-white head. Head has decent retention anleaves some nice lading.

S - Mostly citrus hops with a bit of noticeable alcohol. Only a faint amount of malt.

T - Nice bitterness up front, mostly grapefruit zest and a bit of lemon. More malt in the taste than the smell, but definitely more hops than malt. Finishes with some juicy citrus. Nice lingering lemon.

M - Medium mouthfeel. The finish is bitter but not as dry and clean as with many other DIPAs.

O - The bright lemon notes make this one stand out. Still, this is a good but not great DIPA. I'm glad to have tried it, but wouldn't go out of my way for it.

09-29-2011 00:39:31 | More by warnerry
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beckard13

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-21-2012 20:22:44 | More by beckard13
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-12-2013 00:09:32 | More by JoeD15
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Bottled shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and resin from the hops, as well as some orange citrus and biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. The dominant character is bitter resin from the hops, with some orange and a hint of biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Double IPA that I am glad I got to try.

05-22-2012 03:33:46 | More by Mora2000
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-06-2014 17:38:19 | More by fenlop54
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2013 02:53:19 | More by ryancl
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Chadster1975


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2012 02:59:19 | More by Chadster1975
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strangebrew52

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-21-2011 14:23:25 | More by strangebrew52
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-30-2012 20:09:59 | More by mjtiernan
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-14-2011 14:35:31 | More by bpfrush
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-07-2013 00:21:21 | More by warmbier804
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ehammond1


3.6/5  rDev -15.5%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade,
Thanks stig!

Hazed orange with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves only small spots of lace down the glass.

Initially pleasant aroma of citrus, bread, and mild alcohol, though as the beer warms, a slight onion presence creeps its way in, and I'm not a fan of that aroma.

Moderate to high bitterness, passion fruit and citrus, some bread, mild alcohol, and a bit of vegetable/onion make for a pretty easy drinking DIPA, all things considered.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good enough, but I don't need to seek it out again.

07-16-2012 22:41:09 | More by ehammond1
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass. Bottle code of 0523.

Appearance: Pours a pale copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big four finger white head that slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A spicy, earthy, and citrusy mix of hop esters with a solid biscuity background. Very hoppy upfront with good hints of spicy pine resin, floral and earthy hops with some grass. Solid hints of citrus with orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, and mango. Malts in the back end with hints of bready biscuit, grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty hop forward and dank aroma. Very solid.

Taste: As juicy, piney, and bitter as it smells. Big taste of hops throughout that are nicely bitter and oily. Earthy hops with some floral and herbal notes. Big taste of spicy pine resin. Solid citrus taste with notes of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, melon, and lemon. Towards the finish come some of the bready malt with notes of biscuit, wheat grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. Very hop forward and juicy. Really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily and chewy. A little alcohol heat comes through. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very good imperial IPA. Good mix of citrus and piney hop flavors.

05-02-2013 07:04:13 | More by MattyG85
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%

Sent to me from benpopper. Thanks Ben!

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours a golden straw yellow with a white capped head. This IIPA is surprisingly clear for being bottle fermented.

S: Lots of citrus and pinny hop aromas in this beer. The aroma is not too in your face, nor is it extremely complex, but this brew smells like a really good IIPA.

T: The flavor is a step above the nose. Fresh, raw, hops. Excellently crafted, this brew can improve by throwing in a little caramel malt. The malt profile is very light, very pale.

MF: Mouthfeel is full and well carbonated.

Overall, this is an excellent IIPA. It can be bigger, it can be more complex, but I really like the ABV, and it is extremely well crafted compared to the IPAs found in Florida.

08-13-2011 18:25:24 | More by TKEbeerman
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-12-2012 18:51:01 | More by Soonami
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Kasabuske


4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-06-2012 03:01:10 | More by Kasabuske
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2014 23:55:10 | More by rudylaw
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-12-2013 23:19:11 | More by jtladner
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

07-07-2013 00:28:14 | More by Zonian1
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-14-2014 23:01:11 | More by cmwilliq
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Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
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