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Tröegs Scratch 31

Tröegs Scratch 31
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Scratch 31, the brothers and the brewers decided to revisit one of our favorite sweet spots – IPA – and have some fun with hop flavors. Dubbed ‘Citra of Brotherly Love’ in honor of Philly Beer week, Scratch #31 has generous amounts of Apollo, Cascade and Citra hops. This is our first use of Citra hops, which is known for an intense grapefruit aroma and flavor.

While showcasing the intense Citra flavor we added additional bitterness with Apollo and Chinook hops as well. Scratch #31 went through a bed of Chinook hops in the hopback and was dry-hopped with Cascade and Citra hops.

Scratch #31 will be showcased at events throughout Philly Beer Week. Also, be on the lookout for Scratch #31 in firkins and pins, which were aged in new wine barrels for about a week before kegging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2010
(bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Highly hopped with cat pee invading my nose. Some tropical fruit starts to come up. Orange color. Light carbonation. Lots of hops. I like the taste more than the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11 i believe. poured amber with a cream head. nose is fresh citrusy hops, earth, and light fruits. nice on the palate, fresh creamy hops, citrus, and a faint bitterness for flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Shenandoah Throwdown, 12oz bottle, thanks peregrinari. Small off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some earthiness. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, catty/ Medium body, light stickiness, acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of tangerine, citrus fruits, toffee malts, and toast. Taste of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and finishing on the sweeter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Orange-brown pour with a white head. Lots of herbal hops - basil on the nose. Slightly sweet with a strong spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tap at a few locations during PBW 2010. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and floral hop notes along with some caramel malt. Flavor was a nice mix of the floral and citrusy hops, caramel malt was definelty there as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy Snoopy59. Pours orange with a white head. Citrus nose with resiny and sugary qualities. Lots of resiny hops in the flavor, citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit. Moderately bitter. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Cloudy dark amber pour with a moderate tan head. Big hops aroma, bitter, spicy, and a little citrus. Flavor is huge on the hops, but still smooth and a very nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
On tap at the tasting room, the beer has a very citrusy, hoppy aroma, and a nice hop presence and slight bitterness. A pretty good malt/hop balance, that trends toward the bitter side. The alcohol does not come through at all. Pretty solid for an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
From bottle, courtesy of Snoop59. Juicy fruity citrusy hops with tons of apricot. Fragrant and sweet with caramel. Just a great nose. Golden orange clear with thin white head. Medium heavy body with medium carbonation. Sweet and fruity like apricot nectar. Not cloying but well balanced. Tons of great bitterness at the finish but not harsh. Great IPA and good hop profile with right amount of maltiness. A real treat.

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