New Glarus Unplugged Imperial IPA

New Glarus Unplugged Imperial IPA

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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

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A few times a year, we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, this beer is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Warning: Caution: Our Imperial IPA will smack you In-Your-Face. This is an aggressively hoppy IPA. An explosion of hops including East Kent Golding, Cascade, Tomahawk, Warrior and Chinook dominate this pale summer brew. IBU's delivered like you've never enjoyed before. Our Imperial IPA is alive with a bottle fermentation that catapults hop aromas to the front with bitter notes that will dance till dawn on your palate. Serve immediately at 45 degrees F.

ID: 15855 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank978
Overall Percentile98
Style Rank88 of 2050
Style Percentile95.7
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.909
Weighted Score3.714
Standard Deviation0.401

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  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Subdued hops within a style that I tend to appreciate as such. IIPA's can be big hop bombs, or somewhat balanced hopped up hearty malts. This one is a hopped up hearty malt offering that is exceptionally clean and enjoyable. Thanks to heybeerman for throwing this in the box that arrived on my doorstep a while back. Crystal clear golden yellow body with a slight amber tint. Foamy head and splotchy lacing. Citrus, pine and a pleasant cattiness that works well. Fruity malts with some dough and an essential balance that creates a very drinkable IIPA. Straddles the line between malt vs. hops in this style wonderfully.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    120z bottle from chimney .. . pours a hazy gold .. medium foam, great lacing .. . tidy finish from young at ajax, 1-0 .. . mellow stuff .. light on the hops, the abv is tame too .. . decent but probably a different beast when fresh .. . .
    time to re-educate you dunce-bags. We'll start with US presidents. This was our first president, George Washington. Let's review. Who was our first president?
    a pickle jar?

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Thanks, heybeerman! A bold and delightfully aggressive IIPA... pours slightly hazy ornage/copper with a nose full of floral, hoppy goodness; took me a while to actually take my first sip as I enjoyed the aroma. Flavor is piney citrus with a smooth, medium to full body with a nice bitter ending. Enjoyable with a very complex, yet drinkable quality.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    A New Glarus treat from phishpond. Slightly hazy, nearly clear light orange golden color with a tight bubbled whipped white head and huge amounts of lacing. HUGE hops aroma with peaches, sweet wet pine, some citrus and grapefruits and then more fresh peaches. Taste is mucho hops: peaches, citrus, sweet pine, but not teeth-enamel-removing, just nice clean and big hops that is just barely offset by a light sweet malts presence. Super nice IIPA from my favorite brewery and one of the Wisconsin Beer Mafia Lieutenants - phishpond. What a treat; thank you Travis.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Great smelling beer full of hops citrus and flowers and some sweet pine. Appearance is mostly gold with a tiny hint of orange in the light. Mouthfeel is full without being thick. Flavor is mostly citrus and pine with a slightly sweet malt background and a little grass. Very easy to drink.

  • BROTHERBRANDO 186 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This rare occasion of brew from New Glarus pours out a light orange/gold with a hint of haze. The first thing I noticed was a sweetness it contains on a higher tone, above the strong hoppiness of an IPA. Smooth and mellow, a strong brew with a high abv.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Guess who's back after a 5 year hiatus??? This amazing beer which I have not tried until today! Pours a super cloudy hazey orange golden colour. Little white head. Aroma is- squeeze a cheesecloth bag of wet hops dripping on your face combo my medicine bag. Super diggity dank, just the way i like it frrriends! Citrusy, zest- the things i like best. Give me some more of this mr. bartender please. Sonofabitch this beer is fantastic.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 4.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    07.10.05 12oz bottle, RBSG. Amber pour, thin white head lasts. Aroma is huge with pine-sol, soap, orange blossom. Finish is not clean but lingering, oily, resinous. Plenty bitter, more pine, more fresh cut wood. Very good.

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    perfect amber color with a white head. a big floralesque hoppy aroma. i get alot of citrus in the body and not soap, which is good. another victim of tha noog.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours with a golden body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with a nice grapefruit and pine note. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

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