Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) | Tröegs Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.1/5
56 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Philly Beer Week is upon us once again, and to commemorate the occasion our brewers have developed a hefty Double IPA as cumbersome as the legendary symbol that embodies the week-long celebration – the Hammer of Glory! Scratch #145 was soaked in some of our favorite American hops before being dry-hopped with two classic citrus-forward varieties (Amarillo and Cascade) to overload the senses with orange and grapefruit. The result is a massive hop bomb teetering on the fringes of 9% ABV that’s sure to provide one with the stamina to wield the coveted Hammer of Glory.

70 IBU

Added by orangesol on 05-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
56
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear dark gold/light amber color. Decent head that leaves blotchy spots for lace.

This smells of pine resin and grated grapefruit peel. Touch of alcohol.

Starts with a surprisingly strong pale malt taste. This actually lasts through the aftertaste. Well balanced, especially for a DIPA. Very smooth mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol warmth. The hop component is straight bitterness but in a muted way. Superior.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer was poured into a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, pungent, grassy, tropical, citrus, lemon, pine, caramel, bready, and a little booze.

Taste: Awesome hop flavor with balanced malt background, mild bitterness, and a little booze in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, thirst quenching, a little booze, medium carbonation, mild tingly bitterness, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: Love the scratch series beers these guys are doing. Especially this one. Very popular beer tonight at the bar. Happy to have gotten a taste. Hope it lasts to have a second.

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Supremely smooth with a great blend of bitter pine and sweet malt. Not too heavy but a solid feel that goes down easy.

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Scratch Beer 145 - 2014 (DIPA) from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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