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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2009
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 12oz bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer) Small beige head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, catty/pineapple/grapefruit, some bread/caramel, light rye/spice. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, light bread/rye. Medium body, some resin/stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
12 oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a fizzy white head that dissipates and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain/light malt, grass/spicey. Taste is sweet grain/light malt-honey, grassy/spicy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
A: The beer pours a lightly hazed orange color with a thin white head. S: Orange and rye are very prominent. Grass and pine hop notes are also big players. A bit of bread and caramel malts give this one sweetness. There’s just a light floral note to it, too. T: Rather pronounced pine and grass hop flavors which provide a substantial bitterness. Plenty of rye flavor and a nice citrusy character to it, too. Mostly grapefruit peel in terms of the citrus. M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation. O: Good, but the bitterness and rye flavors are sort of harsh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a large, fizzy, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, citrus, pine), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of apple, pear, and pineapple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9228) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9224) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2011 Bottle shared at John’s tasting. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of rye, caramel malt and buttery muted hops. Taste of grassy spicy muted hops, rye bread and caramel malt. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Cloudy amber. Rye is very distinct in the nose. Some dried orange peel, caramel, toffee, the Warrior hops are caustic, toasty, bready, corn-like and husky. Creamy and thick. Syrupy and frothy. Husky rye and toasted grains, some dried citrus... little bit of barkdust flavor at times. Stale bread and soggy wood come to mind. Not one of their best beers. Not anything like how I like IPA.


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