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2nd Shift El Gato Grande

2nd Shift El Gato Grande
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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EGG is another IPA that we came up with. All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo, and Citra.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (653) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
インペリアるIP とてもホッピ&

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a big cream colored head. This is two years old. For some reason I thought this was a brett saison but evidently it’s an IPA. It’s not really fair to rate it at this point and I wouldn’t but it’s actually kind of cool. The aroma is still pretty tropical fruit forward. Plenty of melon, mango, and oranges. Medium body. A little boozy. It’s certainly deteriorated but there is some peach and mango notes intact. I think this would be pretty cool fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from xscottypx (thanks a lot, Scott), pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very fruity, bringing out loads of tropical fruits--think pineapple, peaches--, along with resinous hops, and quite a bit of pine. Flavour brings out loads of pine, some subtler (than the nose) tropical fruits, resinous hops, and just enough biscuity malt to back. Very dry and exceedingly piney on the palate, leaving a slight astringency and a very dry finish. High drinkability stuff. Excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8850) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Dk if it was an older bottle but it seemed pretty malty. Tropical fruit, citrus, and pine round it out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, and slight earthy malt.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
Yes, 9 months old, but really fun citrus still highly carbonated creamy IPA. The hops still gave it taste and citrus bitterness, cleaning the palate. FlandersNed IP, another interesting one. Incredible creamy head though the c-p of the citra took over, like smelling cat p after many many days.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1307) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy, copper with a white head. The aroma has notes of orange peel and floral hops. It has a light, oily texture with average carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is tasty and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Dark clear amber. Solid ipa. Very floral. Nice balance. Nice lacing. Clean hop finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Average head, off white, mostly diminishing, light amber Very hoppy aroma Sweet start bitter finish Medium body Very nice IPA

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuff_Links (40) - - JUL 21, 2012
Enjoyed this beer from a small local brewery. Felt like it was a good attempt at an india pale ale. It certainly had some good hops to it. There was a skunkiness to it (not my fav), may have just been this one bottle. I like more complete flavors, and really good transitions from flavor to flavor. Not saying that this was not a good beer. I hope they keep trying, hats off to them.


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