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 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#797
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
1,996
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,996 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of JayPee423
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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Photo of Davidpaulwi
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rking1226
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of greenhousedrummer
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Junior
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zenboy99
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPA’s

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

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.

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Photo of wafers
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Afeo
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of unclekeith
3.64/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zrjoneug
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,996 ratings