afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of machfive55. Thanks Rich. Hazy amber pour with a thin ring of foam. Apparently apollo hops smell a lot like cascades, only more intense. Lots of pungent grapefruit aroma, a little caramel, and a hint of grass. Bitterness is fairly intense and doesn’t leave a lot of room for subtlety. Grapefruit and caramel stand out behind the bitterness. Lasting resinous finish. Not bad but could use a little refinement. KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
12 oz Bottle. hazy orange body with medium head... grapefruit aroma and flavor... fruity, hoppy without being too bitter... nice earthy balance thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
( 12oz bottle labeled Tröegs Scratch 20 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours cloudy orange with oily bubbles. Nose of tropica hops, bready and yeast. Taste oily grapefruit, esters, fruity with a nice linger. This is well balanced. checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy orange amber with a nice head. The aroma was pine and citrus. The flavor was pine, hops, flowers, citrus, and bitters. Overall, a fine fine IPA. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Thanks to FooFaa for throwing this want in with my growler for growling.
Bottle poured into a snifter produced a two finger white head that trailed of to a nice lace. The body of the brew was a cloudy apricot in color.
I got a nice citrus hoppy aroma from the glass as I put it to my lips. Sweet malts then followed by a nice citrus bitter with a slight pine flavor in the finish. A great medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation
This is a great brew and an easy to drink DIPA. Finished the glass with no problem and left wanting for more. Great job Tröegs another fine scratch brew
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Growler. Pours gold with a creamy head. Huge nose of pine, citrus, some caramel. Pine, caramel, citrus some apricot, bitter finish. Dry full round mouthfeel. Good, big sticky IPA. trancecyclist (54) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Not quite retired at The Drafting Room in Spring House. Served in a 14oz goblet on tap. This IPA has a distinctive reddish color to it, and a nearly fruity component to the hop flavor. Not much head but a fine taste and hop presence--115 IBUs according to their description. Get it while there’s still some left. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
( 12oz bottle, labeled Tröegs Scratch 20 ) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, resin, orange, and caramel. Flavor of hops (grapefruit, earth, pine) and caramel malt. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
scratch 20 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a crteam head. nose is sticky grapefruits. nice thickness with a great flavor of grapefruity hops. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Thanks to Rich for the bottle (as Scratch 20). Poured clear reddish-orange with a creamy, well-retained cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up fresh, bright oranges and floral notes over a sweet caramel and bready base.. a pinch of peppery warmth on the back of the nose. The flavor found pale malts, honey, and a bit of caramel surrounded by spicy and heavy bitterness (oranges, peppery pine, and perfume rocked it hard).. peppery and bitter well beyond the finish.. quite well balanced. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. bitterness was a touch scratchy, which worked well.. I liked this one much.