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Tröegs Scratch 45

Tröegs Scratch 45
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is our 7th IPA in our continuing hops saga – which will culminate with the release of Perpetual IPA. (FYI, Perpetual IPA is not any one of these exact IPA recipes; the variations were an opportunity to test hop combinations.)
Bravo,Cascade & Citra hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden / yellow color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of floral green hops and some citrus. Tastes of the same with some sweet fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly clouded orange vistalite color with a small off white head. Unfiltered. Aroma of bitter hops, light grapefruit and tangerine. Taste of fresh lightly bitter hops, grapefruit and tangerine notes. Nice mild IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to JFutty. Floral & citrus aroma. Hazy/golden body with thin lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor is filled with grapefruit, floral notes with hints of hops and resin. Bitter finish with long grapefruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled in the last month or so. A: pours a nice apricot colored ale with less than a single finger of meringue like foam which falls to a central cap that falls to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Small amounts of suspended yeast take from the originally excellent clarity (operator error). S: Mangoes, pineapple, apple, apricot and biscuity malts make up the jest of this one. Not bad at all, quite pleasant without being particularly intriguing. I get the feeling this one uses Citra hops on finish (or at least it reminds me of the Citra dry hopped mild ale I recently made). T: Sweet and bitter. Nice caramel and biscuit malts mend into resiny bitterness and a midpalate full of mango. I like the bitterness on this one - not overbearing, but present; dry but mouthwatering. M: Medium bodied with fine and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish makes me salivate. O: Nice beer, one of the better offerings from Troegs IMO. Worth getting your hands on now, as it appears to be a one and done. Serving type: bottle 08-31-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9984) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle from PUB’N. Pours turbid orangy straw with 1-finger frothy white head. Nose is very mangoey, piney, and black peppery. Tastes orange marmaladey pale malty, with an overall sweetness, some honey, peppery, tannic, and floral notes. Complex and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, grass, and some citrus. Poured amber in color with a small, rocky, white head that disappeared. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, citrus, malt, resin, grapefruit, tangerine, and some resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hop, citrus, tangerine, malt finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, yellow orange pour with bubbly foam, aroma is sweet hoppy citrus fruits, flavor is leafy green bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Woo hoo, my first Troegs scratch series. Just reading the descriptions of these beers gets me excited and fills me with respect for Troegs. Deep gold with a quarter-inch of egg-shell-colored foam. Looks a bit hazy, like it may be unfiltered. Aroma is a blast of floral-citrus hops. The spicy smell of raw hop pellets comes to mind right away as well; this may be a result of super-aggressive hopping; I don’t think it adds or detracts from the aroma. More lemon-orange citrus. Nice light-to-medium body with semi-creamy feel to the carbonation. Hop flavor is right up-front, a floral and clean citrus combination, one that is more on the grapefruit side. Spicy yet not harsh bitterness, mild clean sweetness infused. This is a well-built beer and I’m super excited to try the Perpetual IPA they speak of!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Tap. Light orange that’s slightly hazy with spotty lacing. Sherbert, grapefruit, slight citrus tinge and a touch of fruit sweetness. Nicely bitter, grapefruit, citrus and almost a grassy finish. Lighter to medium body with bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, mango, florals, and caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and caramel with a bitter finish.

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