bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle, labeled Tröegs Scratch 20 ) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, resin, orange, and caramel. Flavor of hops (grapefruit, earth, pine) and caramel malt.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours an amber in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Not too much intensity left to the hop character. A bit of sweet pineapple aroma and some brown sugar and caramel malts. Light citrus notes in the background, as well as a light pine.
T: The flavor leans toward the sweet side with plenty of bread and caramel. Bitter pine and light grass qualities. Not much of the tropical fruit/pineapple that I picked up on the nose. Also not quite as enjoyable as the nose.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Hasn’t held up very well, unfortunately.
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Lightly hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Grapefruit, resin and earthy notes in the nose along with lots medium-roast malt(s). Very full-bodied with timid carbonation. Huge malt backbone with lots of caramel sweetness that is countered by an abundance of earthy hop bitterness; neither really reigns supreme = nice balance. Lengthy, mainly bitter finish. Kudos to doublesimcoe for the bottle!
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared at Cigar City!! Amber pour. Lots of floral hops, some citrus and caramel malt. Juicy flavor with grapefuit peel, caramel and a dose of bittnerness. Ok.
hopdog (9410) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Springfileld location. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, a little toasty, floral and skunky weed. Tastes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, and I was getting some tropical fruitiness. Some lacing left on the glass.
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DRE. Pours deep coppery brown with 1-finger off-white head that clings well. Nose is huge resiny and feety hops, mango, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, piney, mengoey, canteloupy, and hoppy. A bit too mangoey for me, and reminds me a bit of Stone 11, I believe (the very mangoey one). Solid, but not as good as the prior DRE Anniversaries.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scratch 20-2009 thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a fading white head over a hazed amber body. Aroma of floral and herbal hops; slightly dank. Taste is dank, resinous and piney hops. Light bubbles and a dry mouthfeel.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Rich for the bottle (as Scratch 20). Poured clear reddish-orange with a creamy, well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up fresh, bright oranges and floral notes over a sweet caramel and bready base.. a pinch of peppery warmth on the back of the nose. The flavor found pale malts, honey, and a bit of caramel surrounded by spicy and heavy bitterness (oranges, peppery pine, and perfume rocked it hard).. peppery and bitter well beyond the finish.. quite well balanced. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. bitterness was a touch scratchy, which worked well.. I liked this one much.
blipp (6508) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Old) bottle of Scratch 20. Pours orange amber with a white head. Fruity and toffee malts, with low bitterness and hop flavors that are earthy and muted. Not undrinkable.
riversideAK (5697) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old aroma of toffee cardboard old ass feet and weed. Amber pour thin head. Flavors of caramel toffee and cardboard old ass hops. Wow this is old. Can't rate? Won't rate? Will rate. Tick tick tick. Rating is based on perceived freshness. Thanks bvc for hoarding IPA for five years. Good work.