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Tröegs Scratch 18

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
machfive55 rocks! And nice amber color. White grapefruit on the nose. Flavor is hoppy and light malts. Easy drinking, nice IPA...but doesn’t stand out as amazing. still a well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6323) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to machfive55. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is nice full citrus hops. Some light grains as well. A rich flavor of citrus hops, light pine, some medium rye and grain flavors. Pretty damn nice. Not alcohol at all noticed. A nice creamy mouthfeel. A very nice IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a 3 finger beige head that leaves very nice lacing. The nose is malt and funky hops – must be the rye – sort of smells like ass to be honest. The taste is earthy hops, malt and medium level resin in the finish. Medium, creamy body. Decent, but not in the same stratosphere as Nugget Nectar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of perfumy and floral hops with some citrus, but largely bogged down by a hay/grain malt character. Hops pop a bit more in the flavor, more citrus and cleaner floral notes, but I still want more. Just ok for an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bonus bottle from Alexsdad06. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and citrussy. Taste is sweet and a bit of rye and overall doesn’t do it for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a small ring of white head. Aroma of sweet perfume and fruits. Flavor is sweet at first with a floral hops finish. Some lemon/ iced tea like notes and some tangerine/citrus notes too. Definitely an herbal/spicy tone to the beer. An odd IPA, certainly different for the style, but pretty good too. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle shared alexsdad06. Poured a hazy golden color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasted and had excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew and standout for style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky orange body with a spotty white head. Pine and rye seeds, some malt. Nice aromatics a bit bready. Citrus and floral notes with a strong earthy bitterness a bit soapy. Mild etoh warming but well masked by hops and rye. Interesting stuff, i really enjoyed the rye and hop character without a big malt profile to ruin the beer. Had to come back and add a note has a very nice honey character that happened half way through the glass, very delicious stuff +1.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2507) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light orange with lots of carbonation, a big and dense head and wonderfully hoppy aromas. These aren’t your brusque and aggressive hops, but rather a fruit basket of citrus and floral hops. There is just a touch of something a little odd in the nose, however. I’m wondering if it is from the rye. Flavor is a shaper hops... pine and citrus with just the right amount of malt to balance it out. This is an odd experience since the hops in the nose don’t seem to match the hops that hit the palate, but it is still very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy amber-orange color with an average foamy off-white head that leaves good lacing on the glass. The aroma is orange, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor is an orange citrus balanced by a malty sweetness and ending with a grapefruity finish. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Another excellent IPA from the Trogner Brothers.


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