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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
OG: 18.8
ABV: 8.6%
IBU’s: 82
Malt: Pils, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, Cascade
Yeast: House Ale Yeast
Codename: Double IPA

With 2011 coming to a close, we are in the mood for hops! Our brewers have been filling up the hop dosers and hopback with ridiculous amounts (and blends) of hops while learning to tame our new twin brewhouses.

Scratch 55-2011, a Double IPA, has the subtlety of a hop sledgehammer. Yep, there’s a nice amount of color and sweetness from a massive blend of Munich and Crystal malts, but the playmaker here is a bevy of mouth-puckering hops that create a taste bud-numbing blend of pine and grapefruit that begin in your nose and linger long after your glass is empty.

Tread gently beer lovers as this high-ABV level is masked by the big hop flavor.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Deep amber pour with a moderate white head. Considerable lacing. Huge hops, citrus, and some pine aroma. Flavor is super smooth, bitter, and very drinkable. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Lovely dipa with a heavy citrus nose with a touch of alcohol burning that is well hidden in the flavor which is dominated by the simcoes and the nuggets enveloped in a medium wet body. Malt factor not really here except for some tea-like tones in the palatte. Make this a regular troegs!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, juicy oranges, floral hops and pine. Tastes of citrus, floral, and a touch of toasted caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Amberish pour. Off white head. Grapefruit peel aroma and caramel. Flavor is loaded with citrus hops and toffee. Great damn beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sbachow86 (5) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Has a decent head with a flavorful finish. Hints of hop with a malty finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep clear amber with a medium sized frosty cream colored head. Aroma of mild tangy citrus, fresh hops, light pine and bread malts. Taste of lightly malty citrus, fresh hops, light pine notes and hints of bread.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - JAN 25, 2012
Thanks to Beer Maven Scott for this. Boy are Troegs prolfic, and these guys in PA get to try all their never to be released again Scratch brews. An orange curacao and pine hop aroma. A strong, resinous, super hoppy IIPA. Pretty damn good, I say!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Had a bit of travlr’s at ChurchKey. Orange amber, smells of amazing citrus peel magic. Tastes like malty resin, which is the same thing that perfection is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale. Pours hazy coppery with 1-finger eggshell head. Nose is orange marmalade, spicy peppery, piney hops. Tastes rich, with a big caramel malt flavor to match the piney, peppery, tangeriney and hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed on 2-9-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice Appearance – A deep copper color which had a thin head upon being served. The head dissipated fast giving a moderate level of lacing. Smell – Fresh piney aromas are the most potent and are prevalent throughout the nose. There is a bit of maltiness that is detected in the middle of the aroma followed up by citrusy hops toward the end. Taste – While the pine is quite heavy throughout the aroma, it largely absent in the beginning of the taste. A bready maltiness is the first detected with an ever so slight brown sugar flavor. The hops then enter the picture, somewhat subtle at first, with mostly just pine, but then they come in and take over the show. Big flavors of pine mixed with some citrus and earthy notes. Mouthfeel – The body is thick and chewy with a more subtle level of carbonation. A bit of oiliness comes into the mouthfeel toward the end, in some ways complementing the nice hop flavor that comes toward the end of the taste. Overall rather soothing and smooth for the style. Overall – I rather enjoyed this double IPA. It had a nice hop kick with some good body and mouthfeel balance.


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