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Tröegs Scratch 63

Tröegs Scratch 63
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Nose is pink grapefruit, caramel. maraschino cherry and pine. Creamy medium body with a tingle. Taste is cat, toffee, pine and lemon pith; then cocoa and iced and coffee. Dark notes accentuate the bitter hops but also add some richness. Might not have picked this up if i remembered it was a black IPA but turned out to be quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3584) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3536) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3002) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2445) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of black resiny pine tar, grapefruit and sweet malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine tar, and sweet malt. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. Pours a lot more brown than ’black.’ Bready, light roasty, herbal old hops, clearly getting a little long in the tooth. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle thanks Kerry. Super hoppy aroma and taste is semi sweet. Pours black with super fast fadding head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Very good IPA. The malts/hop balance was solid, but the hops are great. Enjoyed the earthy tones and slight grapefruitiness taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours dark red to black. Aroma: sticky hop resins, ripe grapefruit, spicey hops, dank resins, mild fruits and herbal hop notes with chocolate roast notes. Flavor is ripe hop oil lots of roast and chocolate with a super bitter an lasting finish. flavorful beer but I could use less bitterness.

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