Troegs Releases Scratch # 25

30 November 2009

TroegsScratch Troegs Scratch 25 has been released today.  The beer is being nicknamed “Movember Rye” and clocks in with an amazing IBU of 115.  The beer uses Bravo & Cluster hop varieties and Rye grains.  Should be very interesting.


More from Troegs:

#25-2009: Magical Moustache Rye:
is the month of the moustache (no lie). If you don’t believe us check out or take a look at all the scraggly caterpillars residing on the top lips of numerous Troegs employees. In honor of the completion of the Troegs Moustache-Growing Contest we give you S...cratch #25-2009 – Magical Moustache Rye.  This mahogany ale packs a lingering, earthy hoppiness. The addition of more than 20% rye to the grain bill gives a creamy mouthfeel and hints of spice that compliment the bitterness of hops. Subtle fruitiness come through from the Bravo hops added during the boil, but the Cluster and Liberty varieties used in dry-hopping this beer are the true flavor drivers in this spicy ale. Dark in color and intense is flavor, Scratch 25-2009 finds true balance in a beer that could have easily gone way over the top. Enjoy.

2 comments (click to read or post):

Anonymous,  30 November, 2009 15:45  

I like the idea of a rye but pretty much all of troegs beers are over hopped for me. Ibu of 115? No surprise. Even their porter is too hoppy, which is a shame. Their oatmeal stout used to be a hop-bomb. I know some people love it, just not for me.

mybeerbuzz,  30 November, 2009 16:03  

Thanks Anon....count me on the side of the fence that likes the amount of Hop they use. I think between Pale Ale, Hopback & Nugget you have several levels of hop to dive in on. I'll be curious what an IBU of 115 tastes like...but for me there really isn't such a thing as "too hoppy"

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