Thumbprint IIPA | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
85 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is clear golden amber with a bubbly off white head. Nose is hop forward, grapefruit and citrus, a touch sticky, assertive malt backbone with fresh grain. Taste is so hop forward, a touch if sticky resignous hops, strong grapefruit, virtually no bitterness. Carb is a spot light, medium body and fairly dry finish.

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Photo of Rosquin
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KS1297
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Cubieblu
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L – Pours half finger of head. A lot of lacing remains as you consume. Yellowish amber color.

A – When I first poured this cold I thought it smelt like a hoppy malt mess. Reminded me of a hoppy barnyard. (I don't like the smell of malts) However, as the beer warmed up the malt smell gave way to a floral hop smell.

T – Wow!! Taste has nothing to do with the smell. Nice hop bitterness on the front with sweet malt middle. Finishes with more hop bitterness that stays with you a while after you drink. Very balanced brew.

MF – Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

D – They won me over on the taste, however, I can’t quite get over the off putting smell. Would still recommend to try.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Fcolle2
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of einman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jzlyo
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MrsBeerGut
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Achoo_Bacca
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of birchstick
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at the brewery 2 days ago and ready to consume.

A - pours a yellowish amber color with a decent head that dissipates to a nice white ring

N - the nose is off for me. Pretty subtle, but what's there includes grapefruit and seawater (wtf?).

T - Fortunately, this thing tastes nothing like it smells. Starts off with a nice blast of citrus sweetness, which give way to a really nice Marris Otter malt presence. The hops come back with a vengeance on the back end of the tongue, with a burst of grapefruit and some lighter citrus notes. This is big and bold as a IIPA should be.

M - nice and full body with a lot of nice creaminess to it

D - overall this is a solid IIPA from New Glarus. I haven't seen them put out a beer anywhere close to this one as far as hops are concerned, but they proved that they can brew a hop bomb as well as any of the other big timers. This makes me even more curious to try their regular IPA offering. Another winner from the Thumbprint series!

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Photo of evoljetta
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GarretD
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jrpapajcik
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of NappyB
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of cacostaj
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hot diggity. Raul ain't never been to Wisconsin, but they sure are doing something right over yonder. This thang is big and heavy (not like a Wisconsin girl after some cheese curds "big and heavy") but good, big and heavy. Bitter like a Kardashian breakup up and stronger than my ex governor while on HGH. This lil sucker is supple and smooth.

Raul agrees. Raul agrees well and good!

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Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 704 ratings.
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