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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle, scratch 12. Clear amber color with a large head. Aroma of citrus (lemon), pine and a little cat pee wrapped by the sugary malts. Bitter taste, with much more citrus and less pee. Fruity and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle from kmweaver. Thanks Ken. I put the bottle in my fridge and stared at it over a few weeks wondering "What the heck is this?" and it sat some more. I finally decided to open it, expecting it to be barleywine. Pours yellow with a small bubble head quickly fading. Wow, it’s got a nice hoppy aroma, kind of smells like an IPA or a hoppy barleywine. Taste is really hoppy bitter. Tons of IBUs here. Some melanoidins. Not as sweet as some IIPAs I love, but still excellent. Not as smooth either, I suspect many of the IPAs I love (eg. Hop 15) have more sugar, which hides the bitterness. This one makes no attempt to hide the bitterness. Really unexpectedly wonderful. 3.9, but numbers add up to 4.0.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
on tap-pours a rich off white head that laces slightly and hazy yellow color. Aroma is citrus/pine/some pungent hops, medium malt. Taste is pungent/resin/pine/some citrus-hops, secondary medium malt/bready. Finishes with some tannins/metallic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Hazy golden color with a long-lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of lemon, orange, pine, and grass. Taste is of lemon, orange, pine, and some soapiness with a bit of biscuit in there too. Higher than medium carbonation and less than medium body. Pretty good beer, though I like some of their regular offerings better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2008
A hazed, golden color, a surprise for an IPA. Pours to look like a thick wheat beer without the sediment. Looks very viscous. Smell is mostly dank grass and canned pineapple with some fresher hoppy notes at the end. Very little malt in the nose. Flavour is earthy but lightened by the pineapple and citrus of the hops. Very refreshing summertime drink for one who likes heavier beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle in trade from d0b. Thanks dude!
Pours cloudy light orange to yellow with a medium white head. Smell is grassy and earthy hops. Taste is very earthy, grassy and kind of like dirt and twigs. Also some light alcool in there. Lasting dirty, earthy bitterness. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Decent, but I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much as most, I see...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
12oz bottle, picked up for me by acrdz Pours out a golden/straw color with a small to moderate creamy white head.Flavor is fresh and vibrant dried fruit and dried hop leaves, a little nutty as well Dry finish. Very well done

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
8-7-08 bottle
Murky cloudy thick yellowish orange with a good white head. Smell is hops with a touch of earthy grassy almost funk to it too. Flavor is hoppy but very grassy - not fruity. Finish is sharp and bitter. Mouthfeel is dry and almost chalky - coats the tongue. Overall, drinkable but not a superb IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Murky Orange Pour. Smell and taste are piney, grassy, with hints of citrus. Bitter finish. It’s pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy fluorescent yellow with a white puffy head that lingers a little bit and settles into a collar with sporadic lacing. It may be the lightest colored IPA I’ve ever seen. The aroma is big on light citrus hops, mainly lemon zest and little pine, and an underlying sweet bready malt base. The taste has the same lemongrass bitterness up front with a bit more grapefruit than the smell. There is also a much bigger biscuity malt presence as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and super creamy with strong carbonation and very crisp in the finish. This is a supremely drinkable IPA and would be an absolute summer staple for me. Highly recommended!


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