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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Thanks to Kempleton for this one Bottle poured into a pint glass produced two fingers worth of head that turned to a ring of lace around the glass. All this was on top of a hazy grapefruit colored body with some small suspended white partials floating around in it There are tons of piney grapefruit aromas on this brew. Very true to style a great hop presence to it Flavor follows the nose a hop bomb for sure nice bitter qualities. This is balanced out by some sweet malt that hit your tongue first from the initial sip. Medium in mouthfeel good carbonation for an IPA A good drinkable IPA it would be an Ideal brew for a good summer day with some spicy food. Thanks again Andrew really enjoyed this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3147) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 29, 2008
12oz Bottle. Noses softly in sugary plum juice, passionfruit, and lemons. Very fresh and fruity. Dappled with a few piney washes. Pours a peachy golden orange, with a rim in clean white. Flavor is dense and concentrated. A nice rash of jamaican spice, fresh pineapple rind, airy Loblolly resin, and sweet grasses. Fresh. The palate of this beer is nice. Some very decent malt sweetness keeps pace with the hop attack. It then releases skyward with light, airy dryness and carbonation that really carries the beer. A nip of heat helps with the hops, in my opinion. Lots of long bitterness that holds well in spice and grasses. A nice beer. My favorite part about this beer, is that for a very affordable price, I was able to purchase an entire case of rare, brewery-only, limited release damn-good IPA. A decent score for any beerhunter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours turbid deep golden with 1-finger white head. Nose is floral, dry, hoppy, slightly funky. The flavor is dry, very flowery, with a big hop bill and some late citrus, funk, and perfumy notes. Smooth, dry palate that comes across like a very hoppy dry floral pils with a little saisony flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
This one has a bright yellow-gold color that screams "drink me!" Big citrus aroma with lots of sweetness and some pine. Flavor has a boatload of citrus and some pine hops backed up by just enough sweet malt. Really nice IPA that could easily fit into their regular rotation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
12oz bottle labeled Scratch 12, served in a tulip glass. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Pretty standard IPA citrus/caramel smell. Big citrusy flavor with some lingering bitterness. Tastes very fresh and juicy. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Scratch 12, bottle. Pours slightly cloudy gold, with a white head. Aroma is citrus, mostly oranges, but some grapefruit and pine. Flavor is mixed citrus, with a little bit of honey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2008
12oz Scratch 12 bottle a bonus from The_Eepiest shared with my girlfriend who is always happy to drink Troegs. Pours pretty cloudy orangey gold with a big 2 finger tan head. Nose has a wonderful citrus to it. Taste is really pretty nice, a front end of citrus with some pine in there too. A really nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours cloudy golden blonde with a medium white head. Citrus fruits and pine in the nose. Great hop flavor with very little malt. Dry bitter citrus peel finish. Delicious! Wish this was part of their regular distribution.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Sample from Troegs. Pours a blond color with a huge pillowy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. Flavor is again citrus, light pine, floral, spice. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished very bitter. So-so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy golden body with a small white head. The nose is honey, dough and citrus hops. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with tangerine, herbs, flowers, honey, cotton candy and some garlic. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation.


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