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Drafting Room 10th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed exclusively for The Drafting Room by our good friends at Troegs Brewing. 10th Anniversary Ale arrives with an abundance of hops, lots of warrior for bittering along with an impressive 3 other hop introductions with secret blends completed the boil. Twenty-five pounds in the hopback and an additional "dry hopping" in the keg round out a memorable flavor profile.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Orange-copper, bubbly off-white head. Very hoppy nose. Flavor has a simply beatific hop/malt balance, perfume and citrus, sweet and hoppy. Palate great, sticky and malty, coats the mouth beautifully. This rocks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
This is a real good "big american" IPA. Dark orange color, big hop aroma, sticky head. FDlavor is big hops, but alittle on the green side and I bet this will be great about 6 months from now. The drafting room near me has several barrels of this and I bet they will be serving it for a while. All the better for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Thanks egadzis. Good IPA. It reminds me of Troegs Brewing’s Hapback Amber Ale. Dark orange color, moderate white head. Citrus aroma with a moderate grassyness. Flavor is a pleasant mix of both citrus and grassyness. Flavor is fairly biitter. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Sample at the Philly gathering, July 10. Very pungent and spicy nose, bright metallic amber color. Impossibly smooth palate, synchronized somehow with strong hoppiness throughout, though it’s more herbal and spicy than really bitter, until the walloping finish. Not quite enough malt for me in the body, but well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Poured a light amber color out of a growler with aromas of ripe sweet fruits, passion, orange, mango and apricot. Taste is freakin fantastic. Great balance of sweet malts blending nicely with bitter hops. I loved this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
From a growler. Nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Flavor is also dominated by the hops. The malt flavors are a bit weak and the palate was a bit thin. Thanks to egajdzis for the sample.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Excellent IPA, medium-full body, very hoppy & bitter, balanced excellently, sweet & malty profile to back up the hoppiness, lots of pine & citrus flavors, very smooth & enjoyable

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
(bottled from a growler courtesy of egajdzis) Healthy beige foam atop a clear amber body, leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, strong floral, plus orange and grapefruit, caramel. Taste is dominated by the hops -- pine, orange, grapefruit, floral, even some spicy hops, but backed by caramel and medium sweetness. Creamy medium-full body. An excellent beer, thanks for sharing Eric! And Troegs/Drafting Room: start bottling -- if you sell it, they will come!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
///Growler straight from the brewery/// Poured into an impeiral pint glass with considerable (and sexy) head which lace its way down the glass as if it was afarid to let go of the sides. Nice gold-orangeish hue, with a plesant floral/fruity aroma. The Beautifully rigd malt prescense seemed to compliment well with the seemingly neverending hop prescence... this brew left me thristing for more. Perhaps I will stop by and get another growler while i still can.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Draught: Smelled sweet, floral, and hoppy. Perhaps a little grapefruit? Nice golden/orange color, with a lasting creamy white head and a good lacing. Tasted floral, bitter, and hoppy. Possibly some citrus, again, grapefruit? Strong, memorable flavor. Very easy to drink. Not as dry a finish as I might like. Overall, congrats to Patrick & the rest of the Drafting Room crew on a great brew. I only hope it reappears.


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