merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured decently with a nice golden straw color with a nice white head and good lacing on the glass. The beer smells decently with a definite resin presence and subtle hints of floral smells on the back end. The beer tastes great as you get the definite piney hoppiness punching you in the mouth with a mild blend of floral and corn finishing you off. The mouthfeel is decent as tthe beer is well carbonated, medium bodied, and leaves you dry as a desert. Overall, another powerful IPA with great tastem but will easily burn you out.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler, aka Fat Scratch fever... dark gold almost copper but clear, nice retentive head... wasn’t a big fan of this, too much yeast not much malt, off bitterness... average
johnbuck100 (292) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from troegs taproom. Very clean piney grapefruit with golden color and crisp white head - more sessionable than other troegs scratch ipas, but a bit thinner in flavor as a result. Not my fav scratch ipa, but very enjoyable nevertheless.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas are pine, some citrus, but also spicy. The taste is in your face spicy and resinous. Warmth from the ABV over 9. Body is thick and a bit sticky, leaves nice lacing on the glass. A solid IPA.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room.
A - Pours clear amber orange with a HUGE three finger tall white head leaving spotty webs of lacing down the glass. A very pretty beer to say the least.
S - Smells of bready malt, tropical fruits, grassy hops, and damp earth. I thought this one was a little dull at the beginning but it really ramped up once it warmed up a bit. Not too bad.
T - Starts off with some light grassy hop bitterness quickly giving way to a big dose of cereal grains, light tropical fruit, and some light spice. The finish is more chewy grains and light hop bitterness mixed with a light dryness, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time. With such a low ABV. this one is very easy to drink.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. Chewy, bitter, feel with some light dryness at the end of each sip.
O - I enjoyed this one. It is very easy to drink and the flavors are all there. I didn’t get as much fruit / hops as others but there was still plenty there to enjoy. One of the better Scratch IPA’s for sure.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber, white cover. Aroma is crystal malt, fruity hops. Taste is the same, the crystal malt comes out too much for my liking, the hops are nice, but I much prefer the Head Hunter (hopefully this new brewhouse can produce more bottles for distribution).