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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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AON is the first beer I made at the brewery. It is a hop sandwich brewed with Simoce & Columbus hops, which are the greatest thing in the world besides a good smack in the face


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6286) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at the Bridge in STL. Hazy orange-amber with a creamy head. Drinks with an almost milky consistency, a nicely balanced beer that leans heavily on citric hoppiness but also brings a great backbone. Great intro for me to this new brewery. (#4934, 1/24/2013)


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Sample at Parkville fest. Hazy golden amver color, white head. Aroma of peaches and summer fruit. Taste is bittersweet stone fruit. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1329) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2016
Art of Neurosis is an apt name for 2nd Shiftís brew. Its balance and nuances are indicative of how a well-brewed IPA can be approachable and lovely. For lack of a less pretentious term, an art form. At the same time, itís made with Simcoe and Columbus - 2 aggressive American hops. IPA is an art you have to be perhaps a bit crazy to appreciate. Aroma is bright and citrusy and a bit tropical. Pineapple, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, orange, and pine aromatics. Tropical fruit continuity in the taste also with some caramel malt in the background. Feel is creamy and crisp. Art of Neurosis is for the hopheads, the craziest bastards out there.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2016
(Thanks, Peter! "phaleslu") Bottle. A- Apricot, peach, mango, bread, grass. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, beige head. T- Stale biscuits, grass, pine, bitter, malty, caramel, stone fruits. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. O- Unique ipa. Not much bitterness other than on the finish. The malts arenít really caramel forward. Almost more of a stale biscuit with some fruit preserve kind of thing. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Peter! Pours clear orange, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is grass, oranges, caramel, black tea, perfume. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, orange and tea notes. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (563) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2016
On tap at baileys range. Good if not inventive IPA. It does everything adequately with good hop profile, carbonated mouthfeel and good aftertaste. Refreshing, I wish it came in 6 packs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1849) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Tasted on tap at the 2016 Centennial Fest in a mini snifter glass. It poured a clear golden colour with weak white foam, which quickly subsided, leaving no lace. Basic maltbill, a little crystal sweetness in the taste but finished with a pleasant hoppy dryness. Obviously dominated by hops throughout: grapefruity, dank weed, pine resin, black pepper. Light-medium body, strong carbonation to splash it all around. Elevated alcohol, but not too hot. Reputed to be one of the best big A-IPAs around, and it IS pretty good, donít get me wrong, but nothing really unique or outstanding except for the lack of glaring flaws, I suppose. Sorry, Iím just not as blown-away by everything 2nd Shift does, the way many of my friends are. Good not great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Sample on tap at the bridge. Clear gold pour with lacy white head. Aroma is super hoppy, very grassy, grapefruit, pine. Taste is bitter, juicy, super hoppy. Palate is med bodied with med carbonation. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2016
On tap at Shamrocks. Poured a copper color with a nice tan head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit, bit of pine and grapefruit. Taste of fruit with a trace of pine and light malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, crisp clean and quite refreshing. nicely crafted beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2015
750mL bottle thanks to secret Santa, pours a copper with a huge khaki head. Fruity mellow hop aroma with caramel malt. Big bodied resinous pine hops upfront pushing bitter until the finish with caramel and light toffee undertones. Not overly complex but I agree, Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2015
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a cloudy deeper orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of bitterness and piney hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Some mild caramel too. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. A solid example of the style.


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