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Scratch Beer 97 - 2013 (Black Rye IPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 97 - 2013 (Black Rye IPA)
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Earlier in May, Tröegs hosted fellow 2012 GABF winners to brew a special collaborative beer for Philly Beer Week to commemorate each brewery’s success at the festival. Brewers Matt Moninger of The Church (Large Brewpub of the Year) and Jason Oliver of Devils Backbone (Small Brewpub of the Year) joined our own Andrew Dickson, Tim Mayhew, and Matt Hobbs to brew a session-strength Black Rye IPA using peppercorns, three varieties of rye malt, and plenty of American hops. Hand-crafted by three decorated breweries with a combined weight of six gold, three silver, and six bronze GABF medals (in 2012 alone!), Scratch #97 has enough precious metal linked to it to make even Michael Phelps tremble in his speedo… or at the very least prompt Mr. T to exclaim, “I pity the fool who don’t try this Scratch Beer!”

80 IBU

(Beer added by: orangesol on 06-01-2013)
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34.8%

06-18-2013 02:48:11 | More by troegaarden
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Not pitch black. You can see through it at the bottom.

S: Rye and malts with roasted notes.

T: Strong flavors for the percentage with dark flavors and lots of roasted almost burnt malts. However, there is a weird flavor in their that I can't place.

M: Even coarseness with a bit of smoothness.

O: Pretty good.

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Had this at the Blue dog as part of a flight of beers.
A good beer but you could tell it was a session strenght brew by the weekness of the taste. I applaud brewers trying to make flavorful session beers but at the sake of flavor- I don't know.
This beer was arustic amber brown beer with a beige head. The head was small and really just athick foamy collar.
Aroma was nice with some spicy rye and bold hops.
The taste was again thin and washed out but it was flavorful, like adding a little too much water in a can of soup.
A good rye malt taste and was slightly spicy. I did notice a suble black pepper heat. I desent citrusy hops.
Feel thin and watered down on the palate.
The goal of the beer was definitly meet with desent flavor. It was just a tad watery.

Serving type: on-tap

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Scratch Beer 97 - 2013 (Black Rye IPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.