Scratch Beer 12 – 2008

Interesting since this beer ultimately drinks a little more like an English IPA than an American version.
Nice lace form the 12 oz bottle into the 20 oz, Youngs (real) pint glass.
Relatively light and subtle with good, orange color and mild alcohol. There are big floral notes in the nose and tastes for me that accentuate the light touch with the hops and meld weel with the malt backbone. Floral is the lingering memory of this beer.
Ultimately this beer represents a simplier version of the often, over-complicated American version of the style, and seems to take the beer a little more back to its contemporary, English heritage. Very drinkable and extremely refreshing.
I enjoyed this more than I thought that I would, good stuff, not just another over-hyped, over-hopped American IPA. Tasty.

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05/27/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4
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