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Thumbprint Scream IIPA | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.33/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scream pierces reality, effortlessly slicing our sky, He flies over the Brewery just as Abe circled over Wisconsin’s 8th Infantry during the Civil War. He calls us to something bigger. Scream boasts an inspired 85 IBUs that reverberate cleanly though this IIPA. New Glarus Brewery grown estate hops join other Wisconsin grown hops to dominate this brew from Kettle Boil to Dry Hopping. You hold a deceptively seductive Original Gravity of 20.9 degrees Plato following the always 100% naturally bottle conditioned fermentation. Luscious Wisconsin grown and malted barley along with English Maris Otter malt is the bold heart of this lustful sensory enchantment. Surrender is inevitable so enjoy today.

Added by bigpoppa67 on 06-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#420
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,953
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
364
Trade:
22
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Photo of nwhittin
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Botting code reads C018, 1255

Appearance - Pours mostly clear and bright golden orange in color with an off-white, half finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds and a decent-sized ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing. A few broken lines and a spot here and there.

Smell - Floral and slightly woody with a fair amount of citrus sitting beneath. Light booze. Faint caramel malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Moderate floral, citrus and a slight pine flavor makes up the hop profile, while a hint of caramel character makes up the malt backbone. Hint of fruity esters hit mid-taste, along with a touch of funk and spice. green banana? Finish lingers with that touch of funk and some mild orange peel bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, silky smoothness turns slightly dry and chalky in the finish.

Overall - A commendable DIPA, but I'm not really feeling it. Not enough hop bite. Maybe it's an old bottle? Hard to say with a bottling code that doesn't clearly give out the date, and I have no interest in decoding it.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass bottled in 9/22

A: Nice fluffy Soapy head that doesn’t last. body is crystal clear medium dark amber.

S: Lots of fruit, honeydew, tangerine, pineapple, and a healthy dose of caramel malts.

T: Light hints of fruit are overshadowed by alcohol the booziness cuts the flavors in two. Nice pieces of fruit honeydew lots of caramel malts in the finish.

M: medium to fuller bodied decent carbonation. Has a little alcohol cling to it.

O: this is a very good traditional DIPA you don’t see anymore. it’s fruity and malty and boozy. This is kind of a Dodo DIPA. If you like your fruit bombs with no backbone or alcohol you will not like this beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/6/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank hops; balanced malts without being sweet/heavy for the ABV; well attenuated. Really hoppy without being aggressive. Definitely Midwest styled stuff. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jchanley
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinggimp
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sparkling light amber with a thick and persistent off-white uniform foam.

Smell is woody, piney, and ruggy hops with grapefruit--clean but classic except for a hint of Sweet Tarts.

Taste is crisp but bitter, starting with orange, pear, and grapefruit leading into pine and wood. Biscuit emerges as it warms, in both smell and taste.

Semi-bitter with a perfect, medium body, a perfect moderate carbonation and a semi-dry to dry finish. Well done with their deft touch, but not your modern DIPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Onenote81
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale gold with a large head. The aroma features a big punch of grapefruit peel, with pine, lemon, mint, mandarin orange, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is straight up classic american IPA, with grapefruit peel, orange peel, dry pine, resin, mandarin orange, tangerine, and some caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with lots of fizzy carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty, very bitter imperial IPA. The flavor are on the classic citrus and pine axis, with good vibrancy and a solid malt base to work against.

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Photo of mynie
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A limited release "Thumb Print" beer that happens to be available 12 months out of the year. Must be more of a brand image thing, to justify four-packs and a higher price.

Anyhow, yeah, it's a pretty good, contemporary Dipa. Nothing worth seeking out but still good for the price.

Flavor profile is probably more old school than new--meaning that it's not especially fruity and there's nothing gimmicky about it. The malt leans toward UK-style, with some nodes of biscuit and light butter. But, of course, the hops steal the show, starting bitter and piney and finishing even more bitter and lightly alcoholic.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avisong
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patton
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McHenry
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,953 ratings
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