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Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 127
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

85 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle into tulip

A - Gorgeous clear orange-yellow beer with 2 fingers of awesome eggshell white head. Looks amazing.

S - Heavy pine backed up with some citrus. Fruity citrus notes become more apparent the deeper you smell. Great.

T - Just like you would expect from the nose; a blast of piney hops followed by a smooth citrusy finish. One of the most drinkable and balanced DIPAs I've ever had. No alcohol taste at all.

M - Very oily, smooth and resinous. Perfect balance with enough malt character as I want in a bigger DIPA.

O - Glad to have tried this brilliant beer. It's very reminiscent of PtE, but perhaps better given the ABV! I hope to get my hands on more of these.

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Photo of parejkoj
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.