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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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Ratings: 704 |  Reviews: 195
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the trader who sent this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a balloon wine glass. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, subtle onion, and onion hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, onion, onion hop, earth hop, citrus, citrus hop, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. All the right aspects for a great IIPA were here in this one, however, the onion aspect in this one was pretty dominant. This helped to cover up the alcohol, but definitely beat up on your palate. Glad I got to try this one and I suggest you at least do the same.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Mdog
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Yellow, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Very nice, tropical fruit, pink grapefruit.

Taste: Excellent! Sweetness, pink grapefruit, a little bitterness rounding it out.

Overall: I really liked this beer, smells and tastes like Hopslam to me, nice sweetness to go with the hops. I'm going to have to run back over to Wiscoland to get some more before it's gone.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of yamar68
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dull, still gold with a swelling frothy head that leaves distinct lacing.

Makes my nostrils drool... yum. Mango, a bit of pineapple, banana, tons of lush citrus. A bit of malt is there for support but citrus hops play a delicious, dominating role.

The citrus comes in waves on the tongue. Some orange peel bitterness keeps things a bit dry. This beer represents the goal of a hophead. Damn good stuff.

Drinks about as smoothly as you could expect. Sticky in the mouth. A touch of booze burn but still pretty smooth.

I wish this one would make its way to MN.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dafla67
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, warm golden color; a fair sized white head with some lacing.

S: sweet tropical/citrus (orange/banana) aroma.

T: hoppy and citrusy at the start. also, a very good balance of flavor and the alcohol. Finish with malt taste.

M: very smooth and light. well balanced. No strong alcohol flavor. (If you want your DIPA to hit you over the head with alcohol flavor, this is not for you.)

O: a very good DIPA. Given the balance, could drink quite a few and then just wait to get clobbered by the ABV.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled shared at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and resin from the hops, as well as some orange citrus and biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. The dominant character is bitter resin from the hops, with some orange and a hint of biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice Double IPA that I am glad I got to try.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of dirtylou
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz "red-top", 2012 vintage

appearance: served in my great lakes chalice - bright, clear orange body, filmy white crest

smell: lush tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit rind, lemon zest

taste: even after a PtE, this stands up well as a great DIPA - bright citrus bouquet - blood orange, grapefruit, lemon, sugars, pineappel. a light boozyness, but quite nice

mouthfeel: medium oily body

overall: solid stuff, would sell year-round

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was courtesy of 4DAloveofSTOUT, who stopped into my store earlier this morning. Thanks Brian! I shared the bottle with the staff.

This beer pours a light bodied cloudy, light gold in color with moderate cloudiness and a one finger very soapy white head. The nose is clean and fresh. The nose features fresh soapy pineapple hops with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. It definitely utilizes pale malts well. It's really nice. The flavors are fresh and soapy as well. It drinks dry and hoppy with a touch of sweetness at the beginning before going into a grassy hop bitterness. I like it. It isn't too sticky and isn't too dry. The alcohol doesn't show itself at all. It's a nice DIPA. I'm glad I could try it.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 704 ratings
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