Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to someone. poured gold with a white head. aroma was pine and soggy wood. flavor was pine resin and citrus. body was slick with low carbonation. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Served via firkin into a standard pint at the Troegs tasting room. Number 3 of 4 in the IPA scratch series.
A - Pours hazy copper orange with a strong one finger off-white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of strong piney, citrus, hops in this one. Very dank smell with a touch of sweetness to help keep things balanced a bit. Very intoxicating aroma to say the least.
T - Huge punch of citrus hops up front. Plenty of piney, resiny, hops continue to dominate the middle with a few hints of the caramel sweet malt that hides in the background. Finish has plenty of lingering hop bitterness with a bit of a sticky resin feel. The best of the three so far, can’t wait for the last one to come out and drink them all side by side.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sticky feel with quite a bit of lingering, spicy, hop bitterness.
D - Fairly high. This was the best of the three so far. The addition of the simcoe hops makes this one nearly flawless. I am looking forward to trying the last of the four, either way, this one will be tough to beat. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
In short: A fun fruity and spicy IPA. Good beerDamico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed approximately 7 months after the beer was bottled. Bottle from my BA buddy, thanks a lot Heath
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is slightly spicy and fruity hops, far from an intense nose. Taste is surprisingly aggressive. Breakfast orange muffin, sweetened plain cookies, ripe tropical fruits, strange spiciness. Finish is just as tart as it is bitter and the bitterness adds an astringency to the mix. Overall this was a rather tasty IPA, almost intense. This was a interesting different IPA-ish beer. A decent IPA, just another Troegs Scratch IPA tick for me and one of the too-many beers I drink every day. Did you know that if you laid end-to-end all the empty beer bottles I throw in my recycle bin in a month you would end up with a whole lot of wasted time and you really need to find a girlfriend.
It pours solid amber orange with a nice off white head on top. The aroma has faded unfortunately to light citrus hop notes. The flavor is juicy orange hops on a body that had potential but has faded with sometime, still solid though. it goes down smooth. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) clear medium orange-yellow with just a few bubbles. Nose of onion, bittersweet citrus, alcohol. Taste of light bitterness, sweet, sugary, orange peel, spicy but easy to drink in general.
brokensail (16436) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
A: The beer is a pale golden orange color with a fluffy white head.
S: Nose is pretty decent. Nice citrus and pine notes with a little bit of grass. Mostly grapefruit, but there is some of the lemon that was so dominant in the other 3 IPAs of this "mini-series". Light caramel sweetness.
T: Nice grapefruit and tangerine with sweet fruit notes to it. Light grass and pine with a nice bready flavor. Not too much malt sweetness, though. Lightly bitter, but not overly so.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Easily the best of the four IPAs, but not an amazing beer. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber gold, topped with a medium sized off white head. Really enjoyable hop forward aroma with notes of tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit and earth. Flavor is malty for an instant but is quickly overcome by grapefruit, pineapple, pine and pepper. Medium to full bodied. hop resins cling to the palate and persist for a lengthy finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy medium-orange with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up grapefruit, pineapple, and floral hoppage over lighter fruit and bready maltage.. more peppery as it warmed up.. fresh and welcoming. The flavor found a pinch of honey along with the bready and fruity sweetness at the core.. dusty white pepper and citrus bitterness above all else on the bitter edges.. long, zesty orange bitterness rode out the grainy finish. Medium-bodied and warm on the palate with heavy bitterness.. tasty stuff, and very well balanced. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
My second scratch beer, man what am I missing with these. Granted this was drank during a night filled with sick California IPA’s, but this was not very good at all...Pours a hazy orange, an off white head decent lacing but retention isn’t that great..The aroma and taste are both too dominated by yeast, not sure why that is there. Light citrus on the front and hops on the back. Doesn’t taste bad, just whelming contrasted to good ipa’s. Crushed this quickly to just get it out of the way.
Not bad, just not worth getting. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, tropical fruit, pineapple, tangerine, citrus, resin, apricot, light grass, and a hint of pine. Poured amber/light orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white/off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of caramel malt, hops, citrus, tangerine, tropical fruit, pineapple, slight pine, and resin. Oily, then lightly dry body. Caramel malt, hop, resin, light pine, slight tropical fruit finish is medium bitter and light to medium sweet, as well as slightly sticky and lightly dry. 7.7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.