2nd Shift Ratsalad
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Just love making IPA’s, so here’s another one that uses a new hop blend called Zythos that is just delicious and should be enjoyed with a blow-up doll or something similiar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks to Colin. Sticker on the bottom reads 12/2015. Enjoyed from my IPA glass. A sorta hazy orange amber color. Great big pillowy thick off-white head, that stays put, and leaves great thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, creamy lighter carbonation. Mild slick, leading to a dry finish. Good bit of pepperiness, nice citrus, some biscuity bready malt. Longer kind of citrusy spicy hop aftertaste. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, mild touch of pleasant warmth. Nice DIPA. Good bit of both malt and hop. Went through the bottle pretty quick. Sweeter than typical, but somehow I like that here. Solid to enjoy on it’s own, and with my sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2015
750ml bottle courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a nearly clear copper body that has thin gold hues and supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pink grapefruit, pineapple, candied lime and a resiny hop note blended with softly bready malts. The taste starts with pineapple and candied lime hops rolling into a resiny lime to bitter floral hop note. To midway it picks up malt sweetened fruity hops as well as persistent hop bitterness. Interesting as the lime and floral and tropical fruit notes try hard to pull this together and they nearly make it. Cool brew with a fairly unique hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2991) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Jason for sharing. Dark copper pour with a huge foamy head that fades away normally to a thin film and collar. Leaves nice lacing. Dank aroma of candied citrus fruit, pineapple, peanuts, caramel and bread. Tastes like candied citrus fruit mostly but without the overpowering sweetness that you normally get from that. Also get pineapple, pine, peanuts, light flowers, and light caramel. Medium to full body. Really like this overall. Don’t think I’ve had many Zythos hopped beers but I think I need to seek them out more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 07/2015. Aroma is fairly malty with quite a bit of toasted bread and caramel with lighter pale cracker malt notes. Moderate hop aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a large, thick, light tan head that exhibits nice retention. Moderately high lacing and medium sized legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a fairly strong toasted bread and caramel note with lighter nut and cracker notes; this is straying close to American barleywine. Flavor has moderately high bitterness. Moderate grapefruit and citrus notes with lighter pine resin and tropical fruit. Some nice fruitiness in the finish once the malt character fades. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a clean beer but entirely too malty for my personal taste. The hops are nice but hidden behind all the caramel malt and toasted bread notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, orange color with frothy white head. Aroma is sweet, pineapple, citrus. Taste is malty, sweet, citrus. Very good, will definitely buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DMBFAN1 (12) - - AUG 10, 2014
Interesting hop flavor. Heavy, full, rich yet lacking something in overall delivery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2950) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, caramel, mango. Taste is big resinous hoppy bitter with subtle sweetness towards the middle followed by lingering bitter finish. Body is light to medium, slightly oily, with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly orange edge to it and a thin frothy head. Aromas are thick with fruit. Papaya and oranges with a little resin and some caramel/toffee. Flavor is malty with a big burst of hops at the tail end... lots of resin and a hint of the fruits in the nose, but the resin takes over. Mouthfeel is chewy and a grain dust flavor distracts just a bit. Booze is present and prominent. Decent IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, white sugar and old citrus/orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper pour with white head. Light spice, citrus and herbal hop aromas. Grassy and herbal flavors, big malt aspect.

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