2nd Shift Ratsalad
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Just love making IPAís, so hereís 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap from the rhythm and brews fest. They hit a home run with his one. Amazing all the way. One of the best IPAís I have had and it takes a lot to impress me. Poured a great copper color with a nice off white head. Left plenty of lacing on the glass. Head retained throughout the entire beer. Aroma was citrus, grapefruit, pines, spruce and hops. Flavor was hops, hops and more hops. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Blistered in the finish with more dry hops. This is what a great IPA should taste like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2016
Hoppy funky aroma. The hops are not sharp, more muddled, unique compared to other hop scents. Appearance is dark burnt orange with a bright white head. The taste is dank, earthy, with some funk and a smooth non-bitter aftertaste. Palate is not overly carbonated like a lot of IPAs. An above average offering from 2nd Shift, not as good as Brew Cocky like I figured it would be, but it is worth drinking anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Draft pour at the bridge in St. Louis. Super fruity and citrusy - apricot and tangerine happiness. This is a top tier IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 itís own, and with my sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - 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 (3489) - 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. Donít think Iíve 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 (1816) - 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 (220) - 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 (13) - - 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 (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (2736) - 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.

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