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Scratch Beer 98 - 2013 (Triple Mango IPA) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 98 - 2013 (Triple Mango IPA)
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrianScottK on 06-21-2013)
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, presumably the 2013 bottling. Included as an extra by Gunch43. Thanks John. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/13/2013.

Pours a hazy dark orange colour, with a little bit of sediment. Had to do the shoulder pour to keep most of it in the bottle. Comes with a nice half centimeter white head, receding over time into a thin collar. The beer itself, looking from atop, looks like I have a jar of peach preserves or something in front of me. Looks great.

Smell is mostly mango, with a good bit of maltiness. I don't get too much hoppiness here nor do I suspect that there is going to be much here. Anyway its mostly mango, a little bit of sweet syrup or toffee. Not too complicated.

Drinking this is a bit of a chore. I can taste the booze immediately. Not much mango, a good bit of bready maltiness. Really no hops to be found here, except just alcohol heat.

At least this is a somewhat fuller bodied IPA. Smooth, creamy and resinous. Good carbonation. But really, the alcohol burn on the backend and going down is just too overwhelming. I am not enjoying this one very much right now.

Now that I checked the beer up on BA, it looks old. Added 6/21/2013. I don't know the bottling, but that makes it almost 4 months old. I'm not surprised that I don't get much in way of flavours- just a bunch of maltiness and booze. Oh well, it is what it is. If you still have the bottles from this one now, you might as well get rid of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 03:09:50 | More by Stevedore
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A: The first half of the bottle poured rather clear, but then suddenly mid-stream this beer turned into a thick, opaque, pumpkin orange. This looks like thick mango juice in a glass. Minimal off-white head to fuzzy collar.
S: Definitely boozy. Booze actually dominates. Malty backbone is right there next to sweet tropical fruit hops. Did I mention this beer is boozy?
T: The flavors are a hot mess of a concoction. Hops are powerful but all over the place. If you told me this was supposed to taste like mangos, I’d probably tell you it tasted like mint, herbal, cat piss, tangerine, and bitter piney hop resin, caramel and tons of booze, but not mangos. The finish is bitter and unpolished.
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A: It looks like thick mango juice or a mango smoothie. It is the color of mango flesh. There are a lot of particulates as well. It really looks like you just juiced a mango and added some spirit to it.

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Scratch Beer 98 - 2013 (Triple Mango IPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.