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Tröegs Scratch 29

Tröegs Scratch 29
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Scratch Beer Series - #29 O.G.: 16.8 Plato Alcohol by Volume: 7.7% Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 80 Malt: Pilsner Yeast: Westmalle Hops: Bravo, German Northern Brewer Codename: NBPA JuJu: Cane Sugar Incredibly-hopped, lovingly-aged, and ravenously-carbonated, Scratch #29-2010 is a true brewery collaboration with cast of characters involved in recipe formulation, barrel-aging, dry-hopping, bottle-conditioning and finally, taste-testing. Scratch #29 started off innocently enough as a Pale Ale fermented with Westmalle yeast. After fermentation, the beer was aged for twelve days in virgin Pennsylvania Oak barrels supplied by Keystone Coopers. And then the fun began. Even after brief wood-aging the oak’s intensity overwhelmed the Bravo and German Northern Brewer hops used in the boil. But have no fear, a two-week dry-hop with Willamette and Hersbrucker hops dulled the oak and transformed this beer. Bottled-conditioned for three weeks before release, Scratch #29 imparts an intense spicy flavor with grassy notes from the Hersbrucker hops. Hints of orange and a slight alcohol burn come through with the high carbonation leaving “pins on your tongue” in the finish. * (Not Belgian Pale Ale. We are not Belgian, nor do we claim to be.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy yellow gold wit a thin white head. Crisp hops, a touch of smoke and oak. Smooth, medium bodied, sweet malt and grain. Spiyc and yeast. Clean and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
hazy golden, white head. hoppy with Belgian yeast nose, some citrus bitterness. flavors, keep a yeasty approach with a hop spicy finish, thick palate, peppery citrus hops and a tad of caramel malts to top it off. Not bad, IPA’ish with plenty of Belgian yeasty flavors to go about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, yeast, citrus, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, lemon, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Sampled at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting. Pours opaque mustard yellow with big white head. The aroma is spicy and citric hops with a very interesting floral and high-alcohol note. The flavor is spicy hops and slight alcohol with a little bit of yeast and a sourish hint. The finish is very floral and leaves a spicy aftertaste. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a modest, white head. Holds a funky hop aroma with some spices and banana. Flavor is lightly tart, hoppy and has mild fruit notes. Medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes crisp and refreshing. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
BCTC, draft. Cloudy light amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/pineapple, light bread, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, straw/orange, some bread, faint spicy. Light-medium body, light dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
[BCTC 2010] Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, grass, citrus, vanilla, spices, orange, and light alcohol. Taste of grass, skunky hops, vanilla, wood, honey, toast, and a bitter, hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(12oz bottle via trade with BA StormKing47) opaque yellow with lasting film of white bubbles. Nose of melon, Belgian yeast, white pepper, and citrus fruits. Taste of bitter grapefruit, candied ginger, soft carbonation but an abundant linger of candied citrus fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle. Courtesy of Mothman. Pours with a mammoth fluffy, pillowy offwhite head. Aroma of spices and slight hops. A somewhat spicy beer ( spice like clove) with a nice little bite of hops. Dry finish. Poured an opaque hazy orange color. Some sediment present at the bottom of my glass. Not really overly exciting but not bad. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is somewhat present but not overbearing in any way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
12 oz. Bottle. Almost a flavor and aroma of perfume. Not real impressed with this. Tastes like a rough home brew. What were they trying to do here?

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