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Drafting Room 14th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Released as both Drafting Room 14th Anniversary Ale and Troegs Scratch 12

This bold IPA is brewed with Pils and Vienna malt and Amarillo, Warrior, and Mount Hood hops. It has fresh citrus and pine aromas followed by bold dry hop flavors, a faint nutty malt backing and a tantalizing hop finish that lingers on the tongue.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle (12oz). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. As Troeg’s Scratch #12. Hazy gold pour with a large creamy off-white head. A frankly UGLY aroma to this - sour and vegetal, quite a mess. The taste wasn’t bad at all - pungent, plenty of resin/grapefruit bitterness, with simple, slightly juicy sweet malt backing. Decent body, quite astringent, average carbonation, and (in a good way) a long, pungent cat piss linger. Apart from the ugly aroma, this is a pretty decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2009
bottle shared by psprings... bright sunshine colored yellow has a bit of haze and a soft white head with lots of spotty lacing. it smells really fruity... grapefruit, peach and orange pith with some caramel and a light bitterness. the flavor is rather pith-y as well but obviously well past it’s prime as it lacks a punch or any real hoppy dryness. it’s pleasant nonetheless with notes of flowers and caramel with a spicy finish. it is medium bodied with a nice creamy texture and surprisingly dry mouth feel. 6/3/6/4/15/3.4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2009
bottle brought to Cameron’s lets drink the cask night. thanx to Andy. golden amber color, with diminishing white foam, nose was sweet, with some lemon citrus and pineapple, flavor is well balanced with grapefruit and sweet malts. could drink alot of these!!!

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2721) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 29, 2009
Thanks to Blankboy, shared with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma: Leafy, Lemon, pepper, orange, corn(?) and yeast. Flavour: hops, yeast, citrus, pine, some spice and mild pepper "a nice cat piss taste" - Harry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, piney hops and notes of grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy with pine, citrus, grass, fruit and has a grapefruit hop bitterness with a medium body and a dry & bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle: Poured a orange amber color with not much head. The aroma was sweet, citrus, pine and hops. The flavor was nicely balanced as well, with oranges, lemons, pine and hops present. Overall, another tasty creation by Troegs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is peachy, clean, a bit of diaper, citrus, pine. Great pour, perfect head and color. Flavor is sharp, juicy hops, almost tart in its bitterness, though not sour at all in the traditional sense. Bitter but easy drinking and refreshing. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Scratch 12 bottle. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, resin, earthy. tastes sweet and resiny with some peppery splashes on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Cloudy golden with yellow with tiny white short lasting head. Hoppy aroma with citric and piney notes. Dry flavour with hoppy and piney notes. Dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle of Scratch 12, from Capones Norristown, PA. Pours yellow-golden,capped with a moderate sized ivory head. Aroma of grapefruity hops, balanced with caramel. Flavor is malt for an instant, then grapefruit and orange rind hits the palate. Hops are assertive, but not over-the-top. This is a really nice IPA.


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