yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2013
From tap at Local 44 as Scratch 98. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic and baking powdery yeasty. Bitter, grapefruity and dry. Smooth fruity into the dry finish. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy and muddy gold with white head. Nose and taste of mango, sugar, citrus and caramel malt. Medium body. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Tasted from Growler. Poured a murky and muddy golden/orange color with an averaged sized head. Mango, citrus, and tropical fruitiness. Some alcohol in the finish, but it is 11%+. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Draft at Craft Ale House and rating her after being aliases from Scratch 98. Pours turbid thick grapefruit juicy with minimal ecru head. Nose is a panoply of tropical fruits including kiwi, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine . Tastes tropical fruity, somewhat creamy and lactosy, with big piney hops and the plethora of tropical citrus flavors, all well balanced and complex in the finish with a well hidden alcohol for a beer this big. I think Troeg’s should make this a Christmas exclusive, and call it Don Ho Ho Ho. Either that, or just make it all year and call it Caribbean Concoction. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Poured cloudy, deep golden with a well-proportioned, sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up heavy doses of mango and pineapple amplified by warm, boozy undertones.. thick bread beneath.. dank, and definitely big. The flavor found mango meat and bready malts at the core.. black pepper and citrus bitterness around.. hefty alcohol burn and not-all-that-directional bitterness on the finish.. too many big, competing flavors in one place. Heavy-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. spicy and hot, with a lot of residual sugars, bitterness, and warmth on the finish.
PhillyCraft (7235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
On tap for Brad’s big day. Pours a hazy golden cloud, good lacing, small to medium fluffy white head. Aromas of pineapple, mangoes, danky and resinous pine. So many awesome hops coming together for a boozy easy drinking ipa for the alc. Just needs more mango. Great beer, can’t wait to try more styles from these brewers. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
This one poured a ridiculously hazy bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of mangos, piney hops, and booze. Flavor was similar a bit too in your face and bitter boozeyness but still interesting and different. egajdzis (6590) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nearly opaque orange body with a creamy, medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, tropical fruits, orange, mangoes, and citrus. Taste of of orange, citrus, pine, a fair amount of sweetness, tropical fruits, and a hoppy finish with some alcohol as well. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Growler poured Into a tulip. Pours cloudy orange with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of mango, citrusy and fruity hops, a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same with a very nice fruity and hoppy notes. Smooth texture. A great IPA. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a Troegs tulip.
Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a short white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries a good dose of mango and some faint tropical and citrus hops. The flavor is a bit odd. There’s mango and hops, but an add sweetness and bitterness pervades the brew, and not in a good and hoppy sort of way. Medium body with a lot of extra depth. Not crisp and dry, as a hoppy beer should be. Just okay.