Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +8%
Clear dark gold/light amber color. Decent head that leaves blotchy spots for lace.
This smells of pine resin and grated grapefruit peel. Touch of alcohol.
Starts with a surprisingly strong pale malt taste. This actually lasts through the aftertaste. Well balanced, especially for a DIPA. Very smooth mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol warmth. The hop component is straight bitterness but in a muted way. Superior.
07-26-2014 17:17:22 | More by smcolw
3.55/5 rDev -13.4%
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours hazy golden amber with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of strong citric hops, fresh cut grass, pine, dash of herbs, lots of sugary sweetness and some bready malt backing. A bit underwhelming initially, gets a little better as it warms up.
T - Starts off with the big syrupy sweetness that never really fades away. Hints of citric hops, herbs, grass, pine resin and chewy malt try to balance it out but they don't make a dent. Finish is sweet with a bit of hop bitterness, lingering long after the finish. It tries to be balanced but the sweetness just won't let it get there.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Big, syrupy feel wears on the palate. Booze is pretty well hidden, only really coming forward once it warms to room temperature.
O - I wanted to like this one but I honestly can't. It is just too sweet for my liking, making it hard to finish even a half pint. I would rather have a 144 which is way more balanced and easy drinking.
05-31-2014 15:10:24 | More by orangesol
Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.