Thumbprint Scream IIPA
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #169
ABV:
9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,060
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 8.1%
Ratings:
2,020
Status:
Active
Rated:
Monday at 05:16 PM
Added:
Jun 07, 2014
Wants:
  203
Gots:
  384
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: 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.
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5 by egoo33 from Illinois on Monday at 05:16 PM
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4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle poured into a New Glarus footed Pilsener glass

Brewers notes: 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.



Hazy Arnold Palmer iced tea appearance capped by a solid white two finger foam cap. Very good retention, settles to a puffy island .

Faint malty aroma, citrus pith, grapefruit, orange

Taste is grapefruit pith, citrus , tangerine, white grape

Low sudsing, medium mouthfeel, bit of booziness , hop nibble on the finish

Good beer

Nov 05, 2021
 
4.33 by craigbelly from Iowa on Oct 31, 2021
 
4.29 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Oct 27, 2021
 
4.24 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by TedHead from Illinois

Pours a beautiful lighter golden That's semi hazy with a medium-sized white head that dissipates quickly. The smell is dominated by a tropical mango smell with hints of citrus and pine at the end. The taste follows the nose but has a somewhat rich caramel maltiness to it that perfectly compliments the tropical and citrus flavors with a piney finish that's far from bitter and not overly sweet. It's finely carbonated and doesn't feel sticky or heavy like other dipas. This one goes down so smoothly it's one of the only dipas that I could drink all 4 in one sitting. Overall one of the best I've had.

Sep 24, 2021
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3.08/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz bottle - review is from notes

This pours up hazy but no chunks. Smells overbearingly piney. The taste is also full-on pine tar. Goes down easy and masks the alcohol decent enough

Pales in comparison to other DIPAs, but is still a solid drink

Sep 21, 2021
 
4.4 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 07, 2021
 
4.1 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Aug 19, 2021
 
3.88 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 29, 2021
 
4 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
 
4.51 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4 by beerwolf77 from Wisconsin on Jan 08, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by HopHippie from Wisconsin

Fantastic.
Look: Red tinged caramel.
Smell: Very fruity hops.
Taste: Mild bitterness with an amazing fruity taste on the backend with a pine taste being left in the mouth.
Feel: A little bit of a pucker feel from the bitterness, tad dry and a little boozy if you aerate it.
Overall: For being 9% this beer sips very easily and has a large amount of bitterness to it but somehow stays refreshing, complex and an amazing double IPA that is a must have.

Jun 07, 2020
 
4.4 by BD3 from Wisconsin on Feb 03, 2020
 
3.8 by SargeC from California on Dec 31, 2019
 
4.18 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois on Dec 27, 2019
 
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
4.24 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on Sep 28, 2019
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4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Creevo from Michigan

9/17/19, 4pk in Wisconsin. Best double IPA I’ve ever had. Very well done NGB, it’s actually refreshing and seemingly light. I fully expected the opposite but was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Kinda like Spotted Cow’s 18 year old, hot sister who all the boys want to come over to see.

Sep 18, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 7/12/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy off-white head; thick lace.

Mango, caramel & banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild grapefruit flavor up front; caramel & banana notes on the finish. Faint booze heat emerged as this warmed.

Not sure if this is old or not, but it's not fruit forward enough for me. Drinkable but not a treat; wish they'd date these so I know if I just don't like it!!

Sep 14, 2019
 
4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2019
 
4.41 by RitzCarling from Illinois on Jun 29, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Milktoast75 from Wisconsin

12 oz btl pour into small snifter.
Looks a bit like a juicy east coasty ipa, Thin white head with aggressive pour, disappears quickly. No matter.
Tropical fruit, floral, mango. Deep rich smell. Touch of malt. Very inviting!
Taste in a wonderful banquet. Each drink brings a different flavor. Obvious tropical flavors. A bit of hop finish. Clean finish. Very balanced flavor for an imperial. Not to heavy. Not to-syrupy.
Feel was medium considering an imperial. Easy to drink. No alcohol taste. Careful.
Very refreshing beer. Delicious. Find it. Buy it. Drink it.

May 18, 2019
 
5 by JayPee423 from Wisconsin on Apr 23, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by joelmathis from Illinois

Fantastic IIPA. Very well balanced, does not feel like you are drinking a 9% abv beer.

Mar 15, 2019
 
4.2 by Davidpaulwi from Ohio on Mar 10, 2019
 
4.44 by rking1226 from Wisconsin on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.18 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

My latest trivia partners are a husband & wife team who are both into watching sports & I was a tad surprised when they recently traveled to Minneapolis, MN for the NCCA Volleyball championships. She is from SW Wisconsin so when they made a foray to visit her family, I became the lucky recipient of a hook-up.

From the Bottle: "Drink Indigenous"; "'Some people paint, some sing, others write ... I brew.'
—Daniel Carey"; "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."

I was really excited to Pop! the cap on this one! I had one once before at the Madison, WI Old Chicago before it closed, but I did not do a field review. I utilized a C-Line pour to create just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention. It was kind enough to leave some nice, sticky lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, calling forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus for a taste. Nose smelled like a NWIPA throwback with its intense pine and moderate grapefruit quality. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium to full, approaching, but not quite achieving, creaminess. The taste was revelatory! It was a reminder of why I converted to being a hophead in the first place - undoubtedly high in IBUs, it had the hoppy bitterness not found in more recent Tropical IPAs, NEIPAs, Brut IPAs & the ilk. It seemed to explode with a cool pine resinousness and then die down to a grapefruit citrusiness. Mmm. Imagine being a recovering junkie who has kicked his habit only to be pleasantly surprised by a fix & some works around Christmas ... That will give you a sense of my euphoria. Finish was dry, bitter, hoppy & just what I wanted & needed.

Dec 26, 2018
 
4.58 by greenhousedrummer from Tennessee on Dec 25, 2018
 
4.4 by Junior from Michigan on Nov 30, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

One of my favorite IPA’s

Nov 25, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GrumpyGas from Illinois

A tall pilsner glass shows this IIPA as a clear effervescent gold body floating a persistent 1/2in white head of foam and leaves erratic lacing

Aroma is flowery, citrus, and bready malt and the flavors match with an added touch of pine. This is not 9%. No booze heat, aroma, or flavor. Scary.

Mouthfeel is almost chewy, medium leaning heady; meaning I get more pressure, not so much a headache as an awareness of pressure in my skull.

Overall a very nice imperial.

Oct 23, 2018
 
4.08 by wafers from New York on Oct 04, 2018
 
4.1 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Sep 29, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

From a bottle that has a dating code that makes no sense to me. Pours a slightly cloudy ripe apricot color with a thick white head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma is oranges and pineapple, slightly dank. Flavor is sweet citrus hops with a decent amount of caramel malt backbone. Feel is medium, with only adequate carbonation. Overall a decent enough beer but I wouldn't make a trip to Wisconsin for no other reason than to buy it.

Sep 18, 2018
 
4.29 by Afeo from Colorado on Aug 23, 2018
 
4.1 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Aug 03, 2018
Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2020 ratings