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Tröegs Scratch 40

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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For the end of this four-beer IPA series, we pulled out some hop warhorses—Cascade and Amarillo—and incorporated a new favorite—Citra—into the mix. Following a similar grain bill to Scratch #38 and #39, #40 is a hazy orange beer with an off-white head, and plenty of hops to spare. In fact, this could be a Troegs record as more than three pounds of hops

Bready Munich malts and ample dry-hopping with Citra and Cascade hops gives #40 a sweet and tropical citrus aroma, akin to a hoppy Orange Julius, while a huge Amarillo hop addition in the kettle provides a long, lingering bitterness.

This cycle of uber-hoppy beers has been a blast for us to brew and drink, and gives us plenty of beer for thought as we devise future hoppy concoctions.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31773) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity hoppy. Peachy, dark malty and citrusy to grapefruity flavoured. Dry and toasted toffee malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and peaches. The flavor is sweet with malt, caramel, fruits, and hops, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet citrusy hop aroma. Fairly solid body, heavy and intense fruitiness, very heavy hoppiness comes out though the finish with also quite some alcohol showing. 270411

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21471) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head Caramel, nutty, toasted, amber malts, grassy, knækbrød, ok - but light hoppy, fruity, medium malty, dried fruits. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13181) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Draft at Churchkey, side-by-side 37-38-39-40. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of pine!!! and Christmas tree. Taste is smooth and not too bitter. My favorite aroma of the four.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, and apricot. Flavor of orange juice, caramel malt, pineapple, earth, subtle pine, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft, sampled sequentially with 37, 38 & 39. Hazy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some catty, apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, apricot, grapefruit, some pine, light burn. Medium body, some stickiness, resin.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber/orange color with a smallish white head. S: Smells really cheesy. A big fake lemon aroma, perhaps some Pine Sol, and some bleach and other solvent type aromas. Just really quite bad. On top of it, there’s a strong sweetness along with some alcohol. T: The flavor is very harsh with a lot of lemon zest and an overly aggressive bitterness and astringency. Some herbal notes, booze, and pine. M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation, but the aftertaste is unpleasant. D: This series of IPAs has been quite bad. I’m usually a big fan of Troegs beers, but these just missed the mark.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2011
12 oz bottle-pours a retaining tight foamy offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is pineapple/orange/pine hops with some medium malt. Taste is sweet pineapple/orange/pine hops with some bite, grainy/medium malt-caramel/bready. Slick mouthfeel. OK carbonation.


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