New Glarus Thumbprint Series IIPA
From New Glarus – A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he choose. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. A provocative 85 IBUs reverberates cleanly through this Double IPA. True hop saturation from kettle boil to dry hop cellaring dominates this elegant and lustful sensory enchantment. You hold a deceptively seductive Original Gravity of 19.2 Plato, now 9% ABV following the always 100% natural bottle fermentation. Luscious English Maris Otter malt is the essential heart of this voluptuous double IPA. Surrender is inevitable so enjoy now.
New Glarus Brewing – New Glarus Thumbprint Series IIPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 9% abv.
Appearance: Pours cloudy yellow gold with a head that subsides to zilch.
Aroma: Danky catty hop aroma. Little malt sweetness.
Taste: Citrus. Grapefruit. Lime. Slightly spicy yeast. Dry malt. No caramel. Alcohol well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, juicy with average carbonation.
Overall: A great rendition of a California style IPA. Balanced, dry, hoppy, delicious.