Triple Mango IPA | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scratch #58 is collaboration between Tröegs brewers along with Troy Gadbury and Brad Moyer, winners of a homebrew contest sponsored by Al’s of Hampden. This Triple Mango IPA is bold, brazen and over-the-top. Unfiltered and highly-carbonated (for killer hop burps), Scratch 58 measures in at 125 IBU’s and 10.8% ABV. With a spicy mango nose and an intense overripe grapefruit flavor, we recommend this beer as the grand finale to your day as it overwhelms even the most-hoppy beers.

Added by akorsak on 02-25-2012

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Photo of orangesol
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewery and at Al's of Hampden. This one is tap only.

A - Pours cloudy mango orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass. Goes nearly flat about halfway through the glass, on both occasions.

S - Smells of dulled mango pulp and a surprising amount of caramel sweetness initially. As it warms the citric hops come through more and more but so does the booze, nearly overpowering everything else.

T - Starts off with a quick citric hop kick quickly giving way to a mix of caramel sweetness, mango pulp and plenty of booze. The alcohol only grows stronger as it sits in the glass. I don't get as much mango as I was expecting either. Finish is bitter with a substantial alcohol burn, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium to light body and plenty of flavor and moderately low carbonation. Slick, hoppy feel growing a little sweet as it warms up. The booze is very strong throughout.

O - This one was decent. First time I had it at the brewery it was not very good, tried it again at Al's and it was a little better. Updated my scores accordingly. With a few tweaks I think this beer could be amazing, its just not there yet...

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Photo of Tucquan
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-02-25 at the brewery.

A - Very cloudy dark orange with 1/2-finger off-white head and mild lacing.

S - Initially just some mango and light malt at serving temperature. As it warmed, the alcohol became evident, and some hop floral joined the mango and citrus aromas. Pleasant but pretty mild.

T - Strongly hop forward with big grapefruit and pine. There's a nice nuttiness in the malt to compliment the mango sweetness. There's a very nice vegetal hop bud flavor. The alcohol is present and complimentary to the brew. It finishes bitter and reasonably dry.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Prickly and oily.

O - Enjoyed this brew with its bold, bitter flavor.

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Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. The winner of Al's of Hampden's homebrew competition - a triple mango IPA weighing in over 10%.

A: The DIPA is hazy, a pulpy-looking orange-brown amalgum of color blanketed by a white head. Mild lacing followed the recession of the head. Opaque, obviously, in a pulpy state.

S: Fortified, the nose is heavy. Nondescript hoppiness at first, too damned cold coming off the draught. As time passes, the hoppiness coalesces into a bitter citric dose, strands of alcohol running alongside it. The mangos add further citrus, sweeter and fuller, although they need some time to come through. The heat is difficult to ignore.

T: Leafy hops are immediately present, a wall of citrus bitterness with a fair share of alcoholic heat. The citrus has grapefruit and orange, complimenting the late-to-arrive mango sweetness. The near-fusel booziness gets in the way every now and then, hot and heavy. The leafy hops become stronger with the addition of the alcohol, the bitterness formidable. Mangos are a welcome addition, lush tropical sweetness against the nite of the hops.

M: Over 10%? Approached with caution, the ale's bitterness fits in well with the plentiful mango. The nose brings the fruit out best but the flavor is big and sippable.

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Triple Mango IPA from Tröegs Brewing Company
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