corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015 DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from brewery. Pours hazy canary with white clingy head. Nose is huge resiny pineapply hops, tropical citrus, black pepper. Tastes rich, fruity, with mango, pineapple, star fruit, and finishing black pepper and honey. The palate is rich, with smoothness on a nitro level, and a great finish. This one kicks major ass. I called Scratch 4 and was the first to recognize it’s profound greatness, and I’m calling Scratch 78. Chris and John, you need to make this all year round, and as a tribute to 78, please call it Dwight White Hop Blaster Ale (in honor of #78 from the Steel Curtain, Dwight White).
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger pillowy, white foam head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Dank floral hop aroma with a subtle pale malt presence. Fresh juicy hops with resinous pine and citrus peel countered by bready yeast and biscuity makt. Some grapefruit and pineapple countering grassy hops and pine needles.
Medium bodied with a blast of juicy, sticky hops up front that linger over the pale malts into a dry finish. Sticky, dry and bitter with resinous pine and grassy spruce tip notes. This is countered by citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as a decent pale malt backbone. Some grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel followed by bread, biscuit and graham cracker. Decent hoppy beer that’s well balanced and easy to drink. Nothing too out of the ordinary but enjoyable nonetheless. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Thanks to chris and carrie. Near clear golden pour with small white head. Nose is bright citrus hop with slight skunk. Flavor is more grassy and orange peel and pellet hop. Sweet and spicy. Pretty solid. jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
From the tap poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste. Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap. Fluffy white head on a clear straw orange body. Doughy, slight pure honey, aggressive hoppiness that comes across earthy, woody and citrusy in the aroma. Flavor is a touch sweet, biscuity, earthy honey, and a grassy hop finish. Lighter body. Strange, but not bad. italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Clear golden pour, thin white ring of head ... aroma of simcoe hops, piney, tropical fruits (mangos pineapples and grapefruits) .... taste is of mangos, pineapples, rindy grapefruity hops lots of hop oils and piney ... reminds me of a poor mans heady topper or dreadnaught .... tropical fruity ipa but on a lighter scale ... mouthfeel is oily and resinous with a bitter bite .. finish is dry bitter and hoppy .... sessionable brew abv hidden well radagast83 (8456) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4oz draft poured a golden orange hue with a white head. Aroma was nice crisp citrus notes with a tasty light malt character. Flavor was citrus, with some pine character, nice biscuit character. Enjoyable. Capa (3436) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Orange with a rocky white head. Aroma is powerful hops, citrus, pine, pineapple, resin. Body is medium and slightly chalky. Flavor has loads of hops juice, citrus, resin, fruit, and light sweetness. Mid-level bitterness. Not really sure why but this one just seemed like a miss to me. Solid but nothing exceptional. Beerathon (1681) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
So hoppy, so good. Clear orange with sticky head. Had to buy a Growler of thus to go. Great!!! adrian910ss (2594) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of Citra hops, mild honey and barley. Taste is much the same as the aroma. nice refreshing ipa.