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Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA)
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90
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Philly Beer Week is upon us once again, and to commemorate the occasion our brewers have developed a hefty Double IPA as cumbersome as the legendary symbol that embodies the week-long celebration – the Hammer of Glory! Scratch #145 was soaked in some of our favorite American hops before being dry-hopped with two classic citrus-forward varieties (Amarillo and Cascade) to overload the senses with orange and grapefruit. The result is a massive hop bomb teetering on the fringes of 9% ABV that’s sure to provide one with the stamina to wield the coveted Hammer of Glory.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: orangesol on 05-31-2014)
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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.

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Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.