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Tröegs Scratch 76

Tröegs Scratch 76
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (756) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-27-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a red colored beer with a one finger tan head. The head has only a light level of retention, but when it fades it leaves a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet and hop fruit aroma. The sweet fruits are largely orange and tropical in nature with the hoppy being largely of a grapefruit like smell. With these fruit aromas are other aromas of a pine and earthy hop as well as a very light caramel smell as well. Taste – The taste begins with a bready base with large amount of sweet caramel and citrus as well as a moderate showing of citrus hop. The grapefruit citrus hop present in the beginning grows stronger in intensity as the taste moves on. It is joined by some hop flavors that were detected in the nose. A pine taste comes to the tongue followed by a more earthy taste at the end, which when combined with the other hp and sweeter flavors leaves a persisting hop, yet rather balanced taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the smoother side with a carbonation level that is about average. It suits the flavors rather well and makes it rather easy drinking. Overall – If you can find this one be sure to give it a go. It drinks very easy and has wonderful flavor transitions. Delicious and quite tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Looks like bottle is a few months old. Hops are faded, yeasty notes, old malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3324) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Big thanks to drunkdietictian. Big hop flavors, malty and strong, good hop flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3090) - Ocean County, 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.

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