Scratch Beer 116 - 2013 (Fresh Hop Ale) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 116 - 2013 (Fresh Hop Ale)Scratch Beer 116 - 2013 (Fresh Hop Ale)

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The crisp October air is thick with the aroma of fresh, green hops! This year, we brewed our annual Fresh Hop Ale with 400lbs. of freshly picked wet Chinook hops direct from the Yakima Valley in the Pacific Northwest. These über-fresh hops were harvested, packaged, and express delivered to our brewery all in the same day. To ensure the absolute freshest hop aroma and flavor, we brewed the beer within 24-hours of taking delivery of the hops. Dripping with the essence of oily hop goodness, Scratch #116 is all about those pungent, juicy little cones. The very first whiff releases potent olfactory hues of intense pine as well as subtle citrus and spices. You can’t get any fresher than this, folks. This is “vine to vessel” brewing at its finest!

61 IBU

Added by orangesol on 10-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 11/12/13 notes. Had a 12 oz. glass of this on tap at Blind Tiger...know nothing about it other than it was listed as a "fresh hop IPA". Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy golden orange color with one to two inches of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, honey, tropical fruits, bread and earthy malts. Huge pine nose to it and super dank; very fresh and hoppy. Love the nose.

t - Tastes of pine hops, citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, earthy notes, and light floral hops. Again, pine hops dominate here. Very nice, though not quite as much going on as the nose had.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No bitterness at all for a DIPA and pretty easy to drink. Very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a great DIPA from Troeg's; really digging the last few Scratch beers I've had from them. This one has a ton of dank pine hops and no bitterness, making it pretty drinkable. Great beer, would highly recommend it and would love to have it again.

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3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the brewery counterpressure filled fliptop growler enjoyed with tb69, drank from a teku.

The color is light amber color of tea with mild haze and thick 2 + fingers of fluffy creamy head with fine bead lace sticks well. The smell is floral with tropical zest and a slight hint of of malt in the aroma with subtle alcohol ester with some mild citrus and subtle hint of mango, pretty dank aroma. The feel is very good with moderate bitterness with moderately high carbonation with a tangy yeast and subtle sweet middle with semi-dry finish with a little alcohol warmth.

The flavor has some mild orange element with some light tangy herbal with mild yeast flavor which adds to the fruitiness with the honey adding a sweetness to the flavor and light citrus grapefruit and lime like taste in the finish. The overall enjoyment is pretty high. The alcohol makes the feel a little tough, but in general this is a pretty hop forward and enjoyable beer with a nice honey sweet accent to round things out.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a nice two finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass. A very nice looking beer.

S - Smells of fresh picked piney hops, mild citric fruit, lightly toasted grain and some light honey sweetness. As it warms it gets a little sweeter and some light spiciness creeps in.

T - Starts off with a nice piney hop bite that never really fades away. Combined with the mild fruitiness, honey sweetness and some chewy wheat it is fairly well balanced. Finish is a little chewy with plenty of lingering hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick, slightly chewy feel with plenty of hop bitterness. A bit of the 8% creeps in as it warms up to room temperature, warming the palate after each sip.

O - Another excellent fresh hop beer from the scratch series. It has everything I was looking for and it isn't over the top, quite balanced in fact. Goes a little sweet once it warms up but most IPA's do so it's whatever. I will make sure to get my fill while I can.

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Scratch Beer 116 - 2013 (Fresh Hop Ale) from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 47 ratings