Over the years, it may seem like we’ve poked around virtually every nook and cranny of the IPA spectrum. Of course, we’re always searching for new rabbit holes to explore. For this particular Scratch IPA, we decided to highlight the Mosaic hop, a truly one-of-a-kind American variety with Nugget and Simcoe lineage (two of our favorite hop varieties here at Tröegs). With a namesake derived from its aroma and flavor profile, the term “mosaic” implies multi-faceted, exquisite, and complex. The same can be attributed to this particular hop variety. The Mosaic hop lends itself extremely well to the IPA, a style typically rife with bright citrus or juicy tropical fruits, intense pine resin, and earthy herbaceous attributes. Scratch #177 boasts all of these and more. Just like the vibrant, colorful piece of artwork from which the hop takes its name, this IPA is creative, artistic and expressive.