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Tröegs Scratch 18

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
We started with the same grain bill as Scratch #12 (IPA) and substituted 25% rye for the base malt giving Scratch #18 a creamy mouth feel and a full-bodied taste. Mount Hood and Chinook hops are combined here for flavoring and aroma, and Warrior hops are used for overall bitterness. The rye plays off the Mount Hood hops, with both ingredients releasing an herbal, spicy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Daknole for this one! Pours a hazy golden orange color with minimal head. Flavor threw me off for a second, definite IPA notes but with something else slightly earthy and dry. After looking at the description, yes, now it makes sense: RYE. This is an interesting take on the style and I think the rye adds a nice dry roasted rye chip flavor to the IPA experience. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (908) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a clear amber with a small bubbly white head. Hoppy aroma, of citrus, pine, and sugar. Taste of mild hops, malt, sugar, pine, and rye. Lingering light bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle, served in a Duvel tulip. Light amber with very little head. Faint citrus smell and a hint of grain. The taste makes up for the lack of aroma though. It is medium sweet with a spicy component, some citrus and grass come through as well. Full bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. Finishes balanced, leaning ever so slightly to the dry side. Not quite what I was expecting but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz bottle courtest of sholland119 poured into a snifter. Side-by-side with the Weyerbacher Echo in a Rye PA face-off. Pours a lighter golden amber with a huge fluffy white head that lasts for a long time and leave good sticky lacing on the side. The aroma definitely features some rye with a spiciness in the nostrils in addition to plenty of citrus hops and bready malts. The taste has a sweet citrus fruitiness up front with some caramel malts in the background. The rye doesn’t really feature a lot except for a bit of spiciness in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied for the style. This is a slightly lighter version of a rye beer in comparison to the Weyerbacher. It leans more toward the IPA realm with hints of rye as opposed to a full-on rye beer. Nonethesless, it’s very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
Aroma is a melange of hops and mostly spicy, herbal and grassy with a different graininess than usual. pours light amber with tremendous head from the large amount of rye. head is not going anywhere and laced quite a lot. flavor is herbal hops with hints of grassiness, grainy, and quite full bodied. a okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours a cloudy dark orange, with a small off white head. Smells of prety crisp hops, some grapefruit citrus, and a hint of pine. The flavor is pretty similar. Pretty fruity, lots of juicy citrus in there too, more fruity than hoppy I would say. Not overly itter on the finish either. Very nice drinking IPA, very flavorful, with nice body to it. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle… Clear golden ale with very little in the way of a head. The nose is a nice biscuit and fruit blend – tropical fruit, grapefruit. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Leans a touch toward the bitter side of balance, but it’s not over-hopped or overblown. Nice toffee and grapefruit. Lengthy grassy finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for the sample!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
Growler fresh from the brewery. Pours amber with fluffy white head and leaves a nice lacing. Citrus and sweet floral hop aroma, with hints of the graun present. Flavor followed suit, with additional rye and honey noticeable. Different and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abcfan (912) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Not a big fan of rye, especially when used in an IPA. Had a very odd taste to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Amber-red color with a rye-dominant aroma that features some nice citrus hops. Flavor is hoppy, a little sweet, and very heavy on the rye. More classic rye than Rye IPA, but still pretty good.

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