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2nd Shift Ratsalad
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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4.6
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (68) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Weak aroma but it picks up with the flavor, which stands up to other IPAs Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danbus (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Hoppiness Happiness. Stupendous IPA. feels well balanced despite being highly hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (671) - USA - FEB 21, 2014
The aroma is sweet fruits, tropical, mango, peach, melon, some pear? This beer looks awful, lol. Itís brown! Slight reddish amber e, but light brown. Nice frothy white head though. Lacing coats. Taste is initial sweet, smooth delicious tropical fruit with backend bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (260) - Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014
A huge off white, almost light yellow frothy-smooth head sits atop a hazed dried apricot body

Caramel malts in harmony with citrusy hops. The sweet sticky components the malts and hops have in common create an overlapping amplified note. Dank and mint components really complement the brown malt characteristics, allowing a vibrant influence of umami to shine. Creamy at warmer temps. Clean yet rich, straight forward yet exhibiting character. The mouth feel on this one is so soft and mellow. Iíll definitely be checking out more 2nd Shift brews.

25.4oz Belgian style bomber bottled 02/14 (love that) at 45ļ and warming into TeKu and Spiegelau IPA glass


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10694) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy,dirty orange gold with a foamy/frothy white head. Wow. This has citrus, resin, floral. Nose pounding. So, thatís a bit over the top, but itís a very powerful aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is earthier than the aroma suggests, with lots of citrus, and some resin. It has an earthiness that youíd find with coffee - tho I donít think Iím getting coffee. Lots and lots of flavors, and the finish is dry, bitter and hoppy. Really good ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pint at the Flying Saucer during the Plate Showdown. This was clear and coppery with little head. A floral hop character but more than that. Citrus and some pine, too. Caramel and grain are significant. It was generally dry. A nice beer and one that has an attitude.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Dark copper, thin head. White lacing. Grapefruit. Not a heavy body, so it trashy accentuates the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) orange gold with white head. Citrus/pine hops aroma. Flavor is if pine/citrus hops, malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a huge off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of citrus peel, resinous and oily hops, caramel malts, and floral notes. The flavor follows the same notes for the most part; resinous, floral, oily, and bitter, with some sweetness to back it all up. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Another good DIPA from these guys.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Amber orange pour with some white head. Big time hops on the nose - pine, floral, and resin. Very balanced - nice mix of citrus and pine hops backed up by a good amount of caramel and biscuit malt.


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