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Scratch Beer 140 - 2014 (Session IPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 140 - 2014 (Session IPA)
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BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Another interpretation of the Session IPA style, Scratch #140 incorporates two completely disparate hop varieties. At one end of the spectrum is Chinook, the assertive American hop with a penchant for pungent pine and piquant herbs. At the other end we have Galaxy, an extremely fragrant Australian hop offering a bounty of citrus and tropical fruit. Don’t let the low ABV fool you! Scratch #140 packs a wicked punch in the aroma department and has ample hop bitterness to back it up. At only 4.3% ABV, you can afford to kick back and enjoy a few of these in one session.

53 IBU.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 04-17-2014)
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Served via Firkin at the brewery.

A - Pours golden orange with a nice two finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of grassy hops, mildly toasted caramel malt, a bit of tropical fruit and some light sweetness. Not as hoppy as I was expecting it to be.

T - Starts off with some smooth caramel malt sweetness and some light grassy hop bitterness slowly being joined by a bit of fruitiness and some mildly toasted bread. Finish is a mix of malt and hops, lingering long after the finish.

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T - Hop forward with pine and light dankness yields to some spice, sourdough bread and light caramel malt sweetness. Then some nice citrus flesh disperses the malt and is followed by just the right amount of bitterness. This doesn't taste like hop water! It has the malt balance that I like in a sessionable beer, striking a balance similar to how it is done in 21st Amendment's Bitter American, but this clearly is more in the IPA-lover camp.

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Scratch Beer 140 - 2014 (Session IPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.