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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Scratch Beer 1 - 2007, a hybrid beer (California Common Beer), will be released on or about April 26. This is a beer we brewed on the back patio on more than one occasion. It became the inspiration for Tröegs Pale Ale. The simplest explanation of what makes a hybrid beer unique is the brewer is forcing a lager to do something it doesn’t want to do. Scratch 1 uses lager yeast fermented at a warmer temperature. The fermented malt gives an exaggerated fruity undertone to the beer which combines nicely with the citrus flavors of Cascade hops. Balancing out the taste are spicy, earthy flavors derived from Brewer’s Gold hops. Slightly aggressive hops in the front of the mouth give way to a clean, subtle grape-like finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
12oz bottle, thanks to my cousin ggaughan. Golden color, with a thick white head. Nice citric hop aroma. Flavor is well balanced. Crisp, fresh hop flavor supported by sweet malt. long hop finish. Solid version of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1241) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
sampled in the tasting room. bit of a citrus aroma. taste is a bit citrus with a dry hop/ dry fruit aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmurray (20) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Sampled at Troegs on 4/28/07. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is a classic IPA citrus and light pine scents. The intial taste is right on with the aroma, but quickly gives way to a thin lager aftertaste. Not my style, but still an extremely good brew. I would suggest this to lager fans rather than hop heads.


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