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Scratch Beer 63 - 2012 (Danny's IPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Danny’s IPA was brewed to honor Danny Glover, our good friend who passed away earlier this year. Dubbed Danny’s IPA, this Black IPA is modeled after Danny’s favorite beer, Nugget Nectar. It clocks in at 7.0% ABV and 100 IBUs. Per John Trogner III, “If anyone says it’s not hoppy enough, punch them in the face.” Rotten grapefruit flavors from Columbus hops dominate Scratch #63. The dry-hopping rate is nearly one pound per barrel creating a dank, piney aroma that gives way to a grassy finish. This beer was dry hopped at a rate of 1.25 lbs. per barrel, more than two times the rate of Nugget Nectar. Tröegs Brewery will donate $10 from every case of Danny’s IPA sold out of the brewery in Hershey to the Gift of Life donation program.

(Beer added by: stakem on 04-29-2012)
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CaptCleveland

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from excellent BA trader, bvdubn.

Pours a dark, thin, opaque liquid into SA glass.
Thick, tan, 1.5 finger head, plenty of lacing throughout the taste.

Piney hops, burnt malts, subtle citrus/grapefruit. Very nice.

Very tasty: nice smooth bitterness at the front, toasty malts balance the hops. Citrusy aftertaste.

Medium body, smooth, balanced.

Not a huge black IPA fan, but this one hits the spot. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 20:37:26 | More by CaptCleveland
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Picked up at Capone's ($4.50/bottle)

Brewed in memory of Danny Glover.

Supposedly this is a black version of Nugget Nectar.

Dark brown and chestnut hued in color. Solid tan head that leaves lacing all over the glass! Serious head retention that stays around for the entire beer. Simply a beautiful Black IPA.
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From the Troegs website:
SCRATCH #63-2012 – DANNY’S IPA
RELEASE DATE: 4/27/12
Scratch #63-2012 was brewed to honor Danny Glover, our good friend who passed away earlier this year. Dubbed Danny’s IPA, this Black IPA is modeled after Danny’s favorite beer, Nugget Nectar. It clocks in at 7.0% ABV and 100 IBUs.

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BARLEY Pils, Munich, Crystal, Midnight Wheat
Hints of caramel come from the Crystal malt; the Midnight Wheat gives a dark black color and a hint of roast without the astringency associated with other roasted malts.
HOPS BOIL – Bravo, Columbus, Nugget, Palisade, Apollo
HOPBACK – Bravo, Columbus DRY HOP – Palisade, Apollo, Zythos, Columbus, Summit

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Scratch Beer 63 - 2012 (Danny's IPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.