Thumbprint Scream IIPA | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,941
Reviews:
204
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
362
For Trade:
22
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4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Onenote81
3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled one month prior to consumption. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a finger or so of white, foamy head that lingers and clings nicely to the glass.

On the nose it packs a punch. Citrusy and tropical fruits, an almost cookie-like malt. There's some grape notes and as it warms an orange smell emerges that is fantastic. There is also a sweet note like caramel.

The flavor is an explosion of the citrus notes and a noticeable pineapple with orange along for good measure. The malt holds up though - not quite overshadowed by the hoppy goodness, but close. I do get more of a cookie dough kind of taste - a little sweetness and a little caramel. The last of the taste is like citrus pith with just a little pine resin to add interest. There's sufficient bitterness to clean the palate, but this beer is about hop flavor versus bitterness, at least to my tongue.

It is fairly full-bodied, at the very least a medium bodied beer. A little drying on the finish and the rind-like citrus hangs around pleasantly for a while.

This is a where have you been all my life kind of beer - really enjoyed the balance and high level of flavor intensity Scream brings without being overpowering, This is a dangerously drinkable beer for 9% and my feeling was the alcohol was quite well hidden. Highly recommended - if you see it fresh, buy it.

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4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,941 ratings.
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