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Tröegs Scratch 76

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Tröegs Scratch 76
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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We’re excited to announce the release Scratch #76 – Special HOPS today! Special HOPS is an Imperial Red Ale brewed especially for the HydroWorx Underwater Marathon event to be held on Sunday, September 9 to benefit The Eagle Fund. Just like the highly-trained military units used for unconventional, often high-risk missions, Special HOPS is bold, aggressive and sure to sabotage your senses and bombard your palate with hop bitterness.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Looks like bottle is a few months old. Hops are faded, yeasty notes, old malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Tap pour - pours scarlet copper, clear, with big fluffy white head. Big hoppy aromas on the nose. Taste is piny hops, nice malt backbone, big bitter finish. Tingly. Really awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2245) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
A hopped up amber/red. Good malt backbone with some caramel, biscuit, and spicy hops. Quite bitter on the finish but not overly so. Interesting beer and good to try some different beers from a great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Big thanks to drunkdietictian. Big hop flavors, malty and strong, good hop flavors

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of watson1977, thanks! Clear dark amber color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is pine resin and brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8274) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
355mL thanks to watson1977. Pours a very deep black tea, medium tan head. Medium tan head. Spotty lace. Nose is cheesy, sticky strawberry candies, spicy tea leaves. Taste is cheesy, tannic, spicy. Palate is tea tannic, a bit spicy. Small booziness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (481) - Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Reddish, crimson, amber goodness on the bottle pour into snifter...slight head and fairly active carbonation...nose of pine and malty sweetness..1st scratch offering..looking forward to sampling..mouthfeel is grapefruit, tangerine and citrus goodness with a bitter kick to the taste buds..very fresh and resinous..reminds me of a good hybrid mixture of nugget nectar and Yakima glory..enjoyable..worth seeking...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours clear goldish copper with a medium head. Nose is nice & hoppy. Tastes sweet , mild fruits up front, followed by piney bitters. Nice medium body, a bit of malt, a bit of bitter. Tasty Brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2485) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
At Capones. Pours out a strange amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, sweet fruits, pine, peppermint, caramel and some odd sweet notes. Taste is of caramel malts, odd herbal notes, some earth, bread pudding, citrus, and some mild alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear brown/copper with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is figs, earthy and grassy hops, caramel and bread malts, pine, spice, and dates. Flavor is balanced sweet malts and hops (light bitterness) with some fruit esters towards the end; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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