Scratch N Sniff | The Unknown Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Unknown Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
unknownbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GarthDanielson on 04-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,307
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of jwclt
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Beaming and glowing, tangerine bright orange body color. Looks slightly opaque but not totally, with a good amount of rising carbonation. Creamy forming and bleach white bright looking head. Three fingers with big soapy bubble retention, falling at a good pace with some soapy lacing to match. Very nice looking IPA.

Good hop aroma on this brew. Subtle florals and a light juicy orange citrus note that permeates the nose. A touch of biscuit like malt, almost a bit grainy and minimal sweetness.

Solid good palate. Supportive malt backbone, giving a touch of body and light sweetness. Hop angle continues a little hint of juice and pine aromatics. Finishes quite pine warm and herbal with excellent light green aromatics that don't run too hot or astringent. Mid palate has a nice mix of juice orange sweetness and pine bitterness. Very easy drinking as well, and feels a lot more full at this low abv.

Just a good all around IPA.

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Photo of nick_perry
2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Weak hops. Too watery.

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Photo of baklo
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Apellonious
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass. No canned on date. A hazy cloudy orange/yellow with a half finger of head that dissipates immediately. The aroma is hoppy, resiny, and dank. The taste is similar with some wheaty citrus. Not much else involved. The feel is light, carbonation is medium. An interesting session IPA, not sure if this is a new formulation (cloudy/hazy) over the past ones but it seems to work.

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Photo of alexworsnip
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at my Bestie's in Charlotte. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmm313
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twage04
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold, medium to low carbonation. True to the name this one has great aroma. Lots of pine and spice with some fruit from the hops. Overall sets out well to accomplish what it's going after even if the hops are more traditional than some of the more trendier varieties.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaycase
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: light orange/amber color, frothy white head
F: lots of citrus in the nose
T: citrus upfront, I get light grapefruit
F: light bodied, lots of carbonation the finish is very light
O: another session IPA, another eh

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Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is billed as an "aromatic IPA". I'm not sure if the're pioneering a new style or if that is just their name for their session IPA. Pours pretty tight with an orange amber body and a resilient finger of white head. Nose is the real deal in floral and citrus hops. Grapefruit and lemon and fresh flowers provide the pistons.

This is, as I feared, too good to be true. The taste starts okay with pine and citrus but falters with a collapse in concerted hoppiness and the texture collapses into a watery mash. Carbonation seems a little overdone, and the finish delivers mostly watery malt. Not something I'll go out of my way for.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy orange with a white head that left great lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a hint of caramel. There is citrus and pine in there as well. The taste is there same as the nose with orange and caramel notes with a pleasant pine finish. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Citrus and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine notes, light sweet citrus aftertaste.

Overall: Not bad, I would have this one again.

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Scratch N Sniff from The Unknown Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 39 ratings