Tröegs Scratch 101

Brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
4.8% · India Pale Ale (IPA) · 3 Ratings · 40 IBU · Series Seasonal ·
A few years ago, hopheads got their fix by way of insanely hopped Imperial IPAs; gargantuan beers that pushed the threshold of your palate and obliterated your taste buds. Most of them also boasted pretty hefty alcohol content. Our latest Scratch Beer proves that bigger isn’t always better. This session-strength India-style Ale was brewed with a clean malt base and a variety of American hops to showcase the citrusy, resinous nature of those little green nuggets. At only 4.8% ABV, you can enjoy multiple pints in one sitting without feeling too groggy afterwards.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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