Instant Beer Review: Thumbprint IIPA

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THE BEER: Thumbprint IIPA from New Glarus

THE PLACE: The Old Fashioned Tavern & Restaurant

WHAT IS IT? A double IPA, which we have discussed extensively in this space.

HOW IS IT? Oh, she’s a hoppy one, boy howdy.

WHAT ARE THE IBUs? Apparently 85.

WHAT’S IBU MEAN, ANYWAY? International Bittering Units.

HOW MANY IS THAT? Well, there are four pecks to a bushel, so… something to do with hectares, I guess?

HUH? Forget it. It’s a bitter beer, let’s leave it at that.

DEEP THOUGHTS: It’s plenty hoppy, but surprisingly light. Bitter, but not painfully so. Wet but not water. Does that make any sense? Man, I guess this has some kick. Awesome.