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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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SCRATCH #63-2012 – DANNY’S IPA was brewed to honor Danny Glover, our good friend who passed away earlier this year. Dubbed Danny’s IPA, this Black IPA is modeled after Danny’s favorite beer, Nugget Nectar. It clocks in at 7.0% ABV and 100 IBUs. Per John Trogner III, “If anyone says it’s not hoppy enough, punch them in the face.” Rotten grapefruit flavors from Columbus hops dominate Scratch #63. The dry-hopping rate is nearly one pound per barrel creating a dank, piney aroma that gives way to a grassy finish. This beer was dry hopped at a rate of 1.25 lbs. per barrel, more than two times the rate of Nugget Nectar. Tröegs Brewery will donate $10 from every case of Danny’s IPA sold out of the brewery in Hershey to the Gift of Life donation program. BARLEY Pils, Munich, Crystal, Midnight Wheat Hints of caramel come from the Crystal malt; the Midnight Wheat gives a dark black color and a hint of roast without the astringency associated with other roasted malts. HOPS BOIL – Bravo, Columbus, Nugget, Palisade, Apollo HOPBACK – Bravo, Columbus DRY HOP – Palisade, Apollo, Zythos, Columbus, Summit


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle thanks Kerry. Super hoppy aroma and taste is semi sweet. Pours black with super fast fadding head

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2012
12oz bottle from Pinnochio’s. Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, piney, a little roasty, but not as much as some Black IPAs, with a roasty, pine finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle poured a dark cola with a large tan long lasting head and notable lacing. Aroma is filled with pine, resiny hops, and hints of roasted caramel malt and citrus. First sip begins with big hop flavor followed by caramel malt, mollases, and citrus before a smooth finish. Very drinkable black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draught at TND: Aroma of hops, pine, resin, malt, molasses, brown sugar. Poured very dark brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, molasses, hops, pine, resin, and brown sugar. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Medium sweet, medium bitter, malt, hop, pine, resin molasses, brown sugar finish is dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Poured a pitch black with a two-finger khaki head and great lacing. Absolutely no light coming through this beer. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, light char, citrus, and a hint of pine. Taste is very thick and smooth with flavors of big cocoa, espresso, some roast, hints of vanilla and marshmallow, grapefruit, and grass with a moderately/lingering bitter finish. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, a very smooth and easy drinking beer and perfect for any season. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Pours perfectly unclear brown amber with a big sandy head. The aroma is the best part, zesty citrus hops. There is a creamy body, toasty but not over roasted with the hops more subtle on the flavor than on the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours deep black with a small frothy head that lingers for only a bit. Aroma of hops and a bit of coffee and caramel. Taste is hoppy and a bit bitter, a little bit of sweetness up front. Mouthfeel is slightly watery. Overall one of the nicest Black IPAs I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (3009) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours black with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has roast and burnt notes with citrusy hops. Flavor is very hoppy...citrus quickly dominated by pine atop burnt notes and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is burnt/roasty, piney/bitter/ and dry...lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle - courtesy of GandGKevin. Thanks Kevin! Black bodied with a tall, frothy brown head. Strong hop aroma that stands out in front of the roasted malt. Big floral hops, pine, herbal hops and citrus notes with strong roasted malt just behind it. Taste is big roasted malt, pine, citrus oils, floral hops, wet hops, and herbal hop notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation and a strong, lingering hop bitterness. Finishes with more roasted malt notes, herbal hops, pine notes, wet hops, hop resins, and floral notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Big leafy herbal hop aromas. Roasted dark bitter chocolate and citrus hop flavors. Overall a very good black IPA.


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