Thumbprint Scream IIPA | New Glarus Brewing Company

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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:
#449
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
1,978
pDev:
8.08%
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of A_Rad
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fern22
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thuttner
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy amber with a one finger creamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerine, orange, grapefruit and caramel malts.

T - The taste is tangerine, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, caramel and piney hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - This is a very solid DIPA. Nice mix of sweet malts and tropical fruit. Pretty easy drinking for 9%.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. The pour is light orange, slightly hazy, and sports a finger of rocky foam with good retention. Typical American IPA nose of lemon, cedar, pine, and a little soap.

Medium-light body with a firm feel and a sharp, hoppy flavor. Not much malt up front, but a fair amount of lemon which maintains across the palate. Finishes dry with hints of pine and lemon lingering behind. Nothing spectacular, but a good American IPA.

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Photo of beergoot
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear, honey-hued body; thick, sticky, foamy white head. Pine resin aroma; some floral notes. Pine-like flavors; some light berry notes; huge hop bitterness throughout; a sly presence of alcohol. Medium body; crisp and sharp on the palate; nice balance between sweetness and bitterness.

A fine, easy drinking IIPA. The beer is well-balanced with some excellent depth and complexity. The hop bitterness is right up front but not right in your face. The malt base comes across gently sweet but not cloyingly so. This beer is a pleasure to experience.

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3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of joshcmn
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of undulatingfrequency
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Funky delicious!

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Photo of Pacioli1445
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joseph_James
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Contrary to other reviews, only a 1-finger head developed for me (Spiegelau tulip glass), but this did not alter the overall quality of this brew. Floral and herbal in both aroma and taste with an almost creamy mouth feel. Good stuff.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of christimm
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of champ103
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a mostly clear, golden/orange color. A dense egg white head forms with excellent retention and some spotty lace gently clinging to the glass.
S: Floral and citrus hops up front. A green, herbal leafy like hop aroma as well, a touch of woody aromas in there along with faint caramel malt character in the background. Well balanced and enjoyable.
A: Like the nose, plenty of floral, citrus and herbal hop flavors. Fairly green, kind of like tea, and some wood in there. Caramel malt seems a bit more prevalent than the nose, and bit more up front than I would like. Probably not a perfectly fresh bottle, but still plenty of hop character. A touch grapefruit bitterness lingers after. Very well balanced.
M/O: A medium to full body. Crisp carbonation that is smooth at the same time. Really enjoyable to drink, I wish I had another bottle. Is definitely something I would come back to.

I am glad I was able to come across some more New Glarus from a friend. I think this might be a little old, but still very enjoyable, with plenty of hop character still. I can see me upping the score almost across the board with a fresher bottle however. A well made DIPA regardless.

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

Photo of Richter525
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,978 ratings