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Thumbprint IIPA - New Glarus Brewing Company

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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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samie85

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear yellow amber color with a quarter finger of white foam.

S-Honey and tangerines with juicy pineapple notes.

T-Sweet pineapple and honey with a crisp, light bitterness on the finish.

M-This is just about perfect for me for a double IPA. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a somewhat syrupy feel.

D-A pretty tasty and palatable IIPA. I would most likely repeatedly buy this if it was brewed more often and more easily accessible to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:12:35 | More by samie85
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bashiba

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright clean amber/orange color with a light off white head, good retention and light lacing.

The smell has a nice light toasted malt quality mixing in with some real funky hops with a light buttery quality and a hint of lemon.

The flavor follows the nose very closely with a good malt backbone and that hint of diacytle butteryness is even more apparent here. The strong hops really start to take over the more you drink, very light lemony with a long lingering bitter grassy finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and full with a touch of hoppy resin.

Very solid double IPA, I like the touch of buttery diacytle like flavor and the nice english malt backbone, makes this beer stand out a bit from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 22:20:05 | More by bashiba
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice rich golden color with a bit of white head and some decent lacing as well. Nice solid hop aroma, not overpowering though. Taste is fantastic, very well balanced with a great bitter finish. Light to medium bodied beer with a great mouthfeel. This beer goes down extremely smooth for a 9% beer. I really like this one a lot. Great tasting, easy drinking beer. I'll buy this one a lot while its available.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 16:54:20 | More by richkrull
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crewfan16

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a new glarus pint glass

a-pours a bit more cloudy than I might have expected, but its got a nice golden yellow hue to it. Nice white lasts for a minute or so and then recedes. really a pretty beer

s-smells like a DIPA alright. piney and citrus hops. some nice maltyness as well. smells slightly sweet as well

t-taste didnt quite live up to the smell as much as I had hoped, but still very tasty. lots of citrus initially, cant quite figure out what sort though, follows with some nice bitter hops and then has a bit of malty sweetness at the end.

m-feels a little light bodied for my tastes and a little heavy on the carbonation. nice boozy tingle sits in the mouth for a bit after.

overall, I had high hopes for this brew and it didnt quite live up to it. very nice smell to it, but the flavors seem a bit light and not quite in balance. body is a little light as well and the 9% abv is a tad noticeable compared to other DIPA's that I have had lately. another solid beer from New Glarus, but not one of the best DIPA's I have had the pleasure of tasting.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-31-2011 00:28:56

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 02:58:45 | More by crewfan16
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fear025

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:There's lots of grapefruit in the aroma, with an underlying sweetness. Secondarily there is some peach/apricot aroma too.

Appearance:Gold in color with a thick white head with big bubbles. The head doesn't last very long.

Taste:The hop bitterness is what hits me first, and there's a lot of it. After a few sips, I can start to discern the peach/apricot flavors, which come on slowly through the foretaste, peaking in the midtaste, and then slowly fade away. The hop bitterness also sticks around for quite a while on the aftertaste, masking all but a hint of the nuttyness I expect from the marris otter malt.

Mouthfeel:This beer has a medium thick body, with good (nearly excessive) carbonation. Strong hop astringency is present in this one. I was expecting more alcohol warmth, but if it's there, it's well hidden.

Overall:This IIPA is very well done, and quite pleasant, I really enjoy it. That said, I'm not sure that it's all the extreme in flavor, and there's not much to make it stand out in a crowd.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 22:54:20 | More by fear025
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into tulip. (thanks to my buddy for bring me down this bottle)
A: Nice white frothy head that forms well and holds up just fine for the style. A layered swath of lacing is left. Slow, low levels of carbonation.

S: Really wonderful use of aroma hops, this is a truly powerful and unique aroma profile. Hints at pineapple, dancing on the rim of passion fruit and notes of piny grapefruit. Complex and very well done. The hops used are cutting edge and project this passionate aroma.

T/M: The beer has a lighter character, than I was expecting, with a smooth, silky body, not creamy in any sense. The hop flavor dominates the palate, as the malts really are set back in this one. The spicy, citrus like hop profiles set this with the high contenders of the IIPA world, but as the nose suggested the pineapple is a element that is sought after and I believe was achieved here. The lingering finish is a bit short and I am wishing it was longer, as I keep going back for frequent sips.

O: Overall, very wonderful IIPA, one that I wish they would keep on the main line or that would surface itself again... The aroma is really the high light for me, truly awesome. Nearly no complaints, lower level of carbonation and a shorter lingering effect on the mouthfeel are just about it. But huge props for the blending of hop to create this Island Style like hop aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 15:57:22 | More by GDBEERMAN
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear golden yellow, orange with a thick white head.

S - Juicy Fruit hop aroma. Tropical fruits and citrus with some malt in the background.

T - Tropical fruit followed by a big resiny pine kick with a fair malt background. More bitter than I would have expected from NG. Would like the hop flavor to come across a little more. Lingering piney resin on tongue.

M - On the light side with a lingering dry bitterness.

D - A solid effort on a style not likely to be seen from NG. Enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 01:30:40 | More by brewcrew76
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warbird07

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

warbird07 ( Port Huron(currently Ticking In Ohio), Michigan )

A+ / 4.93 rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to drpdaddy for this tick..poured into my New Belgium globe

pale orange color greets you, good head, nice lacing, pleasantly suprised when I layed eyes upon this brew..smell..mm good..I can can smell armarillo hops,a bit piney, citrus, grapefruit and tinge of orange..a beer that smells this good must be tasty...and it is..light malt base which gives the mike to the balanced hop profile..very smooth..piney, easy bitterness, lingers perfectly on the tongue..not heavy at all...and pretty damn drinkable..

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-10-2011 01:56:31
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08-16-2011 01:29:02 | More by warbird07
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Wadsey

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thumbprint IIPA

Poured in New Belgium tulip.

A: Brushed gold with orange highlights. No substantial head or lacing.

S: Initially fruity: nectarines, grapefruit and orange zest. Some resin and pine.

T: A little sweet maltiness touches the palate, then the hops come: general fruity citrus that is soon outstripped by resin and pines. Solid bitterness that lingers through finish.

M: Carbonation is less than
medium and body is greater than
medium. Finish is not particularly warming, but I consider it dry.

D: New Glarus has brewed a competent interpretation of the double IPA style, and it is enjoyable and drinkable. If price is considered, Thumbprint IIPA surpasses many others in the style. If considered on its own merits, I rate it slightly above average.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 21:29:19 | More by Wadsey
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a half finger of white fluffy head that settled down to a thin layer after a minute.

Smell: Very citrus forward nose. Bitterness of grapefruit mixed with sweetness of pineapple. Sweet notes from the hops as well and a small hint of alcohol.

Taste: Taste is similar to the nose. Sweet pineapple and tangerine mixed with bitter grapefruit and bitter floral hops. Strong dry hop bite at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall: Very enjoyable IIPA which is very west coasted in character. Definitely would like to get some more of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 19:44:19 | More by Axic10
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kk73

Hawaii

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my glass. Thanks to Wisconsinality for this bottle.

A - This pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a huge three finger white fluffy head. Head retention is good, a some nice lacing.

S - A little congested, but some nice citrus hops poke thru the nose. Some piney, orange, lemon, and some spice in the finish. Some light bready malt.

T - Taste like tropical fruit and pine trees. Piney, citrus hops pack a bitter punch to the palate. A fair malt background, and one can barely notice the 9.0 abv.

M - Light and bubbly on the tongue. Lots of carbonation.

O - This is a nice, dry, bitter, tropical DIPA without the big bready malt backbone. Very nice and refreshing because sometimes those big bready malts can get the better of me. I really like this but may never be able to get another one.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-10-2011 08:13:16
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08-15-2011 18:45:28 | More by kk73
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I opened a box from brian23456 about 2min ago, this was in my glass that fast. Big thanks to Brian, great extras that i'll be enjoying.

Was anyone else both surprised and intrigued when they heard Dan was making a DIPA? I know i was, i had no idea what to expect, but as always i trusted Danial.

Thick head, over a pretty hazy light straw colored body, looks like it will be a dry one, i like light colored IPAs, it's a good first impression.
The aroma, if you don't know what papaya smells like, go get one of these. Just tropical, with Papaya being the first fruit taking my nose over, it's not as sweet or juicy as a pineapple or mango aroma normally is, but i can get subtle impressions of those too.
Not a wild bitter taste, and follows the nose with a soft yet prominant tropical mixture that centers around Papaya and guava.
The malts are earthy but stand back and let the Hops do the talking.

A very good IIPA, that is unique for the style yet stays a solid addition.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 17:54:43 | More by ChadQuest
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johnkale

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful transparent gold with an inch of thick white head that dissipates but leaves a nice lacing. Lots of bubbles rising up in the glass

S - Wow, this is just a wonderfully balanced aroma of pine and lemon/grapefruit citrus. Most IIPAs seem to overdo the citrus compared to the pine, but this one lets both aromas shine through.

T - This is incredibly dry for the style, and I like that a lot. Malts do not make much impression but there is a faint sweetness to go along with all the hops. Though it claims to be 85 IBUs on the bottle it seems less bitter than that (but this is why they have scientific instruments for these things). Taste starts out with a little orange zest, a ton of grapefruit and then slides into refreshing pineyness. Finish is clean and bitter with the alcohol incredibly well hidden.

M- good carbonation but just a bit too light for my preferences here, does increase quaffability though

O - I keep reading in articles of wine about the contrast between power and structure. This is a well structured IIPA, not over the top with bitterness (and consequently not requiring a ton of sweetness for balance). The nose may be the most inviting I've experienced in the style, much more subtle than other examples. I hope that this one makes more appearances.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 15:11:26 | More by johnkale
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hanks to oach for sending this to me via trade

a - poured a two-fingers thick eggshell-colored head into a tulip. the sheeting and lace was thick and really billowed nicely. the body was a dull, hazy gold color.
s - orange peel is the dominant aroma with some other citrus and pine hops as well.
t - oranges and grapefruit are the dominant flavors with an underlying earthiness and spice as well.
m - medium mouthfeel.
o - everything i have from new glarus has been stupendous and this didn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 14:39:28 | More by GPHarris
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TexIndy

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a NG pint glass. Bottled on date on 3/1/11. It was a slightly hazy, pale golden color with massive amounts of carb bubbles. It had a large, foamy white head that never got less than 1/2 inch of cap. Thick sheeting with lots sticking.

The aroma was heavy on citrus hops with mango leading the way. Some pine and not much malt there but didn't care as the hops were awesome. The taste was also great with a nice slight bitter pine bite and c-hop smoothness. Again not much malt but didn't matter. This is a really excellent hop show. Mouthfeel was medium to full with loads of carbonation bordering on touch much.

Overall, an excellent ADIPA that I highly recommend. Wish I could have tried it fresh but damn glad to have it as is. Really excellent. Never taste or feel the 9% ABV so session like in taste though I'm sure it would hit at some point. Only available in Wisconsin. Ummagum shipped me one from his brewery visit - many thanks!!! Rotation - one time release and WI only so probably only shot at it. IF it was avail near me this would be in

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 12:56:06 | More by TexIndy
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
No date or info available on the bottle.

A - IIPA pours a clear golden yellow that's vibrant and unusually light for a double IPA but it's certainly welcome! A dense and lingering white head floats on top leaving some nice lace behind.

S - The juicy, fruity hop aroma is exactly what I had hoped for! Pineapple, mango, and lemon citrus combine with resin notes and floral hints above the well-rounded pale malt base.

T - Pineapple juiciness and exotic mango with a sliver of pine needle and resin floods the tongue all the while carefully backed by pale and pils malts. The hops do all the talking and I love what they're saying!

M - Light-to-medium bodied and surprisingly lacking bitterness, the IIPA is crisp and clean but juicy and dry. Figure that one out. No alcohol presence at ALL.

O - Wow. Awesome aroma abounds. The flavor is simple and straight forwards but delicious. I actually with there was just a bit more bitterness to it. One of the top-of-my-list DIPA's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 11:41:19 | More by BeerFMAndy
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed 7/27/11 as Unplugged Imperial IPA

Appearance: Straight pour into a tulip glass. The color is a hazy gold. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated slowly, leaving trails along the glass, a foamy and spotted lacing, and a ring around the edge.

Smell: An invigorating bouquet of citrus hoppiness greeted my nostrils, which was very welcome. Major grapefruit, but I can detect orange and lemon in there. There are also scents of sweet candy caramel and pine spice. Smells a lot like a high gravity version of their regular pale ale.

Taste: It has a nice hop profile and is not too overpowering, though it leaves a lasting bitterness lingering on the sides of my tongue. The dominant grapefruit is now a bit player to the lemon hoppiness; it is tangy and sweet enough to remind me of Lemon Drops. However, it is not very prominent; the pine spice makes a lot of elbowroom for itself. Nothing stands out flavor-wise; each sip is a nice balance of everything. There is a very slight hint of alcohol at the end of each sip, but it is very minor. As the beer warms, the sweet caramel from the smell emerges, too.

Drinkability: True to style, this definitely delivers on the hops factor (though to what extent will vary from person to person). There is nothing to make it stand out in my mind, but it is a well-crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 04:11:48 | More by TheQuietMan22
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/13/11 review from "Unplugged Imperial IPA" and asked by the bros to move here:

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. Drank 2 from a tulip glass out of the 12oz bottles.

Appearance: Pours a light orange/yellow color with an off-white, fluffy head which fades quickly.

Smell: Strong scent of floral hops with grapefruit. Very nice.

Taste: Not what I was expecting from a “double” IPA, as the hops were not as pungent as expected, but not in a bad way. The floral hops are more piney than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, crisp with a dry finish. I didn’t notice the high alcohol content until after finishing these off.

Overall: As usual, this is a tasty brew from the unplugged series. Again, not your typical double IPA, but considering the hops contained in most NG beers, I can understand the name. Will definitely recommend and drink again.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-13-2011 03:48:38

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 02:33:47 | More by nsmartell
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally drank on 4-28-2011.

Hey! I have a New Glarus beer in my glass! Thanks goes out to zimmerbloke for sending another four pack of Wisconsin's finest my way. Cheers Matt. My Duvel tulip was graced with the 12 ounce bottle.

A: Pale slightly cloudy body (obviously unfiltered), eggshell two finger soapy head, moderate lacing. I typically am automatically turned off by dark IIPA's but love the look of a light hued version. I'm gonna dock it only a half a point because the lacing could be a little better but otherwise, this is about perfect for me. 4.5/5

S: All about the hops here... The way is should be. Pungent citrus hops to be specific. Bright notes of tangerines and pineapple are discernible. A touch of spicy pine lingers in the background for some welcome contrast. Very well done. 4.5/5

T: Here's where the pine really steps forward. Specifically, bitter pine sap is the star. Juicy grapefruit juice and pith makes an appearance, as does some onion on the finish (chinook?). I'm hard pressed to pick up on the marris otter back bone. This is really just a delivery system for the hops. Big alcohol never fully manifests itself. Taste wise, I'd be hard pressed to call this anything other than a 7% PNW IPA. A big ole' hop kick to the teeth. I dig it. 4.5/5

M: The heavy dose of bittering hops really helps to destroy my palate and numb my tongue. The body itself is full and luscious with a nice dose of scrubbing bubbles. Although the finish is long and lingering, its completely due to the hops and the malt doesn't contribute to sticky finish. Again, very well done. 4.5/5

O: Apparently I like this better than most who have reviewed it. I was really quite curious how Dan Carey was going to tackle the style and was expecting a twist taking it off the beaten path. He didn't put a spin on it at all. Instead, he made a perfectly to style big IPA that fits my palate to a T. Well done Dan. It doesn't get much better than this. 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 02:17:32 | More by hopsbreath
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant gold, super sharp clarity, lasting foam. Drippy arcs of lace form as the glass is slowly sipped.

Aroma is flush with floral hoppage, pithy grapefruit, earthy mango. Dry, underscored with some fruity dankness and a slight whiff of alcohol. Somewhat reserved for a fresh Imperial IPA.

Moderate bitterness, the earthy hops build in the middle, and linger long into the aftertaste. Weedy, with a resiny earthiness of mango and apricot. Some light pale malt surfaces at room temperature. Feel is very light and dry, almost ghostly for being 9%. Personally I like a little more fullness, but it's got some fortitude nonetheless. Tangy citrus aftertaste is unmistakably Fantome somehow... well done! Plan to savor the rest of these.

Thanks Jay for this one...

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-14-2011 03:03:03

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08-15-2011 01:56:24 | More by emerge077
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a Bells tulip glass.

Appearance: A brillant straw yellow body with a white fluffy head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Alot of citrus; orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Piney and grassy. Bready smell of malts in the background.

Taste: Pine, lemon, and grapefruit bitterness. Orange is also lingering around in here. Slightly Peppery and a certain spiceyness from the yeast is noted. The malts come in at the end almost in the aftertaste; great balance with all the flavors going on in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin and very well carbonated. Dry finish adds to the biterness and bite of this beers hops.

Overall: I am enjoying this DIPA very much. As always New Glarus brings fantastic beer at an affordable price. Balance is everything in this beer! i am glad i bought extra!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-10-2011 05:21:51

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08-15-2011 01:48:32 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Casey10

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Noting just in case.)

Re review due to a error

This is from 04-20-2011.

Acquired by trade, thank you mn6, I poured this into a pint glass nice and piney grapefruit taste nice yellow body. Hard to believe that this is one of the first ipas from new glarus.
So glad to try it they should make this a regular as part of there line up.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 01:38:53 | More by Casey10
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:15:03 | More by orbitalr0x
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle split and poured into Victory snifter. No bottle date. 9% ABV.

A: This one pours a light yellow, orange. Bright white head. Good lacing.

S: This one smells malt forward. There is hop profile, but maybe the sweetness and maltiness are taking over the nose.

T: Really tasty and not heavy. Hop bite on front malt balance in middle and nice hop close.

M: Medium bodied DIPA. Totally drinkable if you can get your hands on it.

O: First beer from New Glarus and I really enjoyed it. This Unplugged series has some promise. This is an extremely drinakable DIPA with good balance, even if the nose doesn't read that way.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 00:51:14 | More by inlimbo77
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just another day in Fitzwalkistan

12 oz bottle into my Duvel tulip. Pours a light, clear, pale yellow. Head recedes to thin whispy cloud cover with a small island of clump at the center.

White juicy fresh cut nectarine and light malt. Slightly one dimensional, but a good dimension considering fresh nectarines are delicious and scream childhood summers.

Fleshy nectarine pops at the start. Bitterness is kept to a minimum. Malt rounds the body towards chewy. Finish is a modest alcohol bite.

Medium bodied with a sticky finish.

Overall, a nice double but not elite. But, for a place that receives a solid variety of beer, Madison hurts for solid, fresh local IPA and double options. As such, this is a welcomed and grateful addition.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-19-2011 01:44:37

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08-14-2011 23:56:51 | More by BarrytheBear
Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
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