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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. So glad i got to try this one, full flavor, light body, minimal sweetness, yeast was fruity, same peach and pear flavors that the belgo old guardian had. really an awesome beer, they need to make it a seasonal release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a billowing white head. Great nose holding citrus and floral hops with light yeast notes. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy yellow body with medium white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, nuts, mango, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of Belgian yeast, pineapple, florals, and citrus with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, gold creamy white foam, has a lemony sugar yeast aroma, flavors of sour bitter grain,lemons, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast with some citrus notes. The flavor is more of the Belgian yeast with low bitterness and orange citrus. I also get some lighter malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2010
(bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Grassy aroma, lots of hops, fresh cut flowers. Cloudy goldenrod. Vegetal taste. Kinda weird and unexpected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle labeled belgian ipa thanks to thirdeye11. poured yellow with a white head. nose is citrusy hops, yeast, spices, and fruits. nice on the palate, flavor is yeast, spices, and hops in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
12oz bottle from Terry, thanks wavers! Labeled Belgian Style IPA, not #29, so someone correct me if I effed up. Minimally hazy light golden with a 1 1/2 finger white head, good retention. Lemon meringue nose and zest up front, some Belgian yeast and grass clippings behind. Flavor adds some oaky (in a lightly buttery oak kind of way) notes as well as alcohol and some spicy white pepper. Bitterness was earthy and peaked at a 5, and semi-dry. Burped a little mint. Medium body with high prickly carbonation. Very good, and not quite traditional for the untraditional style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3078) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a big, pillowy beige head. Aroma is pine, citrus and light fruit. Taste is pine/grassy hops, citrus, light fruits, yeast and some lingering spicy woodsy notes in there too. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Poured cloudy golden in color with a hefty white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus hops, lemon, and some light cloves. Tastes of lemon citrus, floral hops, lightly fruity esters, pepper, light oak.

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