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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, garbage, slight caramel, rye, cat litter, hop oil, sweaty feet, and must. Poured amber in color with a small white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small/tiny particles throughout. Average lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of lots of rye, hops, light caramel, slight vegetables, grains, malts, slight toasting, Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, vegetal, rye finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Poured a hazy, orange amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, citrus fruits, caramel, toffee, and toasty rye malts. Taste of citrus fruits, rye, pine, caramel, and a dry, bitter grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz bottle from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours hazy orange golden, capped with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of orange, rye, white pepper, and caramel malt. Caramel hits the palate for an instant, then is overcome by rye, orange, and bread. Rye lingers on the palate for a lengthy finish. Medium bodied and very smooth on the palate. Another nice Scratch beer from Troegs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a hazy golden orange honey with a small off white head. Aroma of honey, orange, hops and rye. Taste of bitter hops with hints of honey,orange peel and rye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks DIM Bottle poured into a snifter produced a finger worth of white head that disappeared to a thin lace. The body of the brew was a hazy apricot color. Aromas are citrus fruit with a slight pepper spice to it, and of course rye bread. The flavor of the brew is rye dominant but with enough balance of the malts to bring some sweetness to the plate. This brew has a medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation for your tongue. One of the better Rye beers I have had this year very balanced in my book. That fact alone makes this brew very drinkable. Another great scratch brew from Tröegs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1266) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
has a mild citrus hop aroma, taste is a bit of citrus spicy hops with a mild rye taste mixed in. Nice body

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden/orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges, citrus, lightly spicy, rye, and light caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, caramel, spices, and some rye breadiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of pine, light citrus and floral hops, doughy malt, some caramel and light spicy rye notes. Flavor of grapefruit and pine, caramel, bready and a good bit of spicy rye. Hop bitterness on the aggressive side, appropriate for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap at the tasting room, poured a cloudy dark yellow with a thick head. The aroma was hoppy and spicy. The flavor was hoppy with a slight malty sweetness and rye spiciness. The rye is very mellow and difficult to detect. The hop bitterness is not over the top for an IPA, it is very smooth. The beer seems big and filling but there is no in-your-face alchol. There are some fruity notes that come out as the beer warms. Very clean and drinkable for an IPA.


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