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Scratch Beer 40 - 2010 (IPA #4 Of 4) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
For the end of this four-beer IPA series, we pulled out some hop warhorses—Cascade and Amarillo—and incorporated a new favorite—Citra—into the mix. Following a similar grain bill to Scratch #38 and #39, #40 is a hazy orange beer with an off-white head, and plenty of hops to spare. In fact, this could be a Troegs record as more than three pounds of hops were added to each barrel brewed! Bready Munich malts and ample dry-hopping with Citra and Cascade hops gives #40 a sweet and tropical citrus aroma, akin to a hoppy Orange Julius, while a huge Amarillo hop addition in the kettle provides a long, lingering bitterness. This cycle of uber-hoppy beers has been a blast for us to brew and drink, and gives us plenty of beer for thought as we devise future hoppy concoctions.

Added by ffejherb on 12-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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51
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Troegs on 12/30/10. Special firkin release dry hopped with Cascades.

A - Slightly hazy amber/orange liquid with two fingers of frothy off-white foam that reduced to a swirly retention and deposited craggy, sticky lacing all around the pint glass.

S - Fresh Cascade hop aroma with an abundance of citrus notes and a slightly dry hop leaf character. Sweet caramel and bready malt notes balance the hop nose. not overly aromatic, but quite pleasant nonetheless.

T - Fairly assertive hop bitterness with juicy citrus attributes and sweet malty notes, which provides a nice balance of flavor. A hint of alcohol emerges in the backend, followed by a slight grassy bitter finish.

M - Creamy mouthfeel with a somewhat chewy texture. Very smooth bodied and thick for an IPA. Finishes semi-dry with moderate lingering bitterness on the palate.

D - You can't go wrong with a dry hopped IPA from a firkin... especially if Troegs brewed it. Good stuff and highly drinkable, although not quite as good as the previous effort (#39), which was my favorite of the four Scratch IPAs.

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Scratch Beer 40 - 2010 (IPA #4 Of 4) from Tröegs Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.
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