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Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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681 Ratings
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 136
Gots: 35 | 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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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-08-2013 00:43:54 | More by Mersh
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-07-2013 20:01:19 | More by tswater
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 15:05:49 | More by DeutschesBier
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briiguy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-07-2013 01:40:01 | More by briiguy
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parejkoj

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Translucent golden light amber with a medium white head. Somewhat hazy.

Smell: Piney and resiny. Some lemon and grapefruit, although not as upfront as other double IPAs.

Taste: Good balance in malt and hop bitterness, although it leans toward the hops versus the malt. More grapefruit than in the nose. Some mineral flavors can be tasted here and there. Nearly 10% abv is noticeable although not overwhelming. Lingering aftertaste from late addition hops, best described by orange and pine flavors.

Mouthfeel: Good, although the carbonation paired with the bittering hops results in a little abrasiveness on the palate. But very enjoyable. Not cloying like some double IPAs that are too malt forward.

Overall: A very nice double IPA. At this point I'd say the O'So Hop Whoopin is a bit better (although not nearly as 'big' of a beer), possibly because a S.M.A.S.H. has less going on with a single hop and single malt that multiple hop/malt IPAs end up mingling too many complex aromas and flavors. But the New Glarus IIPA is really nice nonetheless and I'd recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:30:13 | More by parejkoj
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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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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-06-2013 14:10:36 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-05-2013 14:22:47 | More by Nachos4two
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-05-2013 02:28:40 | More by maDUECEgunner
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-04-2013 17:34:20 | More by cwxc818
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-03-2013 12:09:04 | More by GuyIncognito
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this, apparently just because I was in the proximity of the box that contained it

Appearance: Lightly hazy, copper orange with dark gold and honey colors more apparent when held to the light - pours with a nicely sized, white head - keeps a surprisingly creamy head, leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Remarkably, almost hilariously, dank - resinous, wet weed - some citrus, including oily orange and some grapefruit - some wet pine - some onion aromas, but they are actually somewhat balanced with the other strong aromas - lightly herbal and spicy - pale and lightly sweet malts

Taste: Unique, interesting, and undeniably good - a rather unusual hop profile, with some wet, resiny notes - oily citrus, and pine resin - some drier citrus, orange, tangerine, and borderline tropical notes - oily, sticky, lingering bitterness - malts are on the sweeter side, with some cooked biscuits, cooked grains, and some pale notes - alcohol is somewhat noticeable, which combined with the oily nature of the flavor, is suboptimal

Mouthfeel: Close to a full body, nicely carbonated, smooth, a bit too sticky

Overall: Wait, this isn't a fruit beer?

I think this is the first hoppy beer that I've had from New Glarus. And I'm not disappointed. The hop profile here is really interesting. It's a little too wet and oily for my taste, and the alcohol is a bit too apparent, but this is still great. I seriously need to try everything from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 05:32:39 | More by angrybabboon
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-02-2013 00:30:06 | More by NickSMpls
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 01:49:05 | More by Woodman70
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Honus1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 01:40:31 | More by Honus1
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-31-2013 22:37:40 | More by DenverBigRed
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

05-31-2013 01:14:42 | More by BGsWo22
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2013 22:55:53 | More by Fireslayer
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2013 18:56:18 | More by uncccegr
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-30-2013 01:51:39 | More by Petcha
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2013 18:42:08 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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AndrewSmith

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2013 04:20:26 | More by AndrewSmith
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2013 19:14:06 | More by BigJim5021
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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2013 23:10:07 | More by JOrtt
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Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.