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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours turbid chestnut with 2-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is roasty dark malts, cacao, perfumy florals, resiny hops, and cinnamonny spices. Smells a lot like Alpha Klaus. Tastes rich, very resiny and peppery hoppy, with big roasty cacao, chocolatey malt, and a super IBU-laden finish. This is one of the better examples of this style, and I hope they call it Big Black Bitter Bulldozer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2565) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goosegossage12 (36) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
I enjoyed this beer a lot. Starting out at first sit it took some getting used to. But after the glass was empty I had a much better respect for it. If you happen to be passing by Hershey PA stop by Troegs and get a tall boy of this one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of pine, floral, some roast, burnt, and very light chocolate lurking in the background. Tastes of chocolate, roast, some citrus, caramel, and lighter pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (934) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Dark brown, verging on black in complexion. Medium tan head, good retention and nice lacing. Assertive pine, roast, and grapefruit. Hints of grass and milk chocolate. A nice balance for a black IPA. The flavor profile is just as complex, but a bit mellow for my liking. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, ample bitterness, nice clean biting finish.

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