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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15764) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden color with a thin creamy head that leaves some great streaks of lacing. S: A very nice grapefruit and pineapple aroma that is very potent. Not much in the way of malt or pine, but what is there is very good. T: There is a nice tropical fruit and grapefruit favor, but not quite as pungent as the nose. Very little bitterness, which is surprising. It really only shows up on the very end of the finish. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This is a nice and easy to drink IPA. It doesn’t quite have the bitterness that I look for in the style, but good otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, pine, citrus, and some urinal cake. Flavor of grapefruit, spruce, pineapple, caramel malt, and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy amber gold with a white head that lasted. Aroma was a bit weak with mainly a citrus note consisting of mostly orange. Flavor had lots of citrus (orange) with a bit of a bread backbone. Left a little something to be desired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from PUB’N via an intermediary. Pours turbid deep gold with big 3 finger sticky white head. Nose is heavy hops, florals, yeasty malt, grapefruit. Tastes very grapefruity, citric, with a rich malt presence. Smooth finish which gets very close to grapefruit juice with some florals, and is very enjoyable. Make this one year round, guys, and call it Ruby Red Napalm Apocalypse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jason. Nice clear orange pour, white head. Aroma has notes of some butter, peppery hops, and some caramel. Sweet caramel, orange and pine up front, some butterscotch and pine, finishing dry and slightly bitter. Nice brew, wish it was fresh but was still good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottled. Poured translucent medium golden with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter caramel and fruity malts with aged peppery and fruity hops.. well-balanced, but a little old. The flavor found spicier and more aggressive hops through the palate (pine and citrus) over pale and some bready malts.. dried out on the finish. Light-medium bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. felt good on the palate.. I’d love to try a fresh batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, golden orange in color with sweet grape and caramel aromas, bitter orange, lemon and butterscotch flavors

   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 golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops with some grassy hops and biscuity malts. The flavor is pine and orange hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
In short: A fruity and grassy blonde IPA. Decent beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed probably not fresh enough, almost one year after the beer release. Bottle from a BA buddy, thanks a lot Heath
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is mostly fruity with apricots, pineapples and oranges. The fruity aroma seemed to be a combination of both yeast fruity esters and fruity hops. Taste has a chewy body with yeast and pale malts reminiscent of cookie dough. This is complemented by all the fruits I got in the aroma (apricots, pineapples and oranges) with the addition of bitter grapefruits. Bitterness level is medium and a bit sharp with a bit of lemony acidity showing up in the finish. Overall a pleasant but unspectacular IPA, probably a bit too old when I had it. Did you guys notice that there was no Scratch 26? Really. The American economy is really going down the shitter when a brewery has to lay-off a beer.

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