Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwinship83:
3.6/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 21:53:07 | More by jwinship83
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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 647 ratings.