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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Here's a big hoppy IPA that is done the way they should be done and has about four truck loads of hops in it, although it is not very bitter at 74 IBUs. LOTS of Amarillo with a good bit of Citra and Columbus just for a good time.

El Gato Grande is named after the laziest, fattest, and friendliest cat in the brewery. He can often be found spending his the majority of his time sleeping, eating and dreaming about catching mice.

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3.8
Finhead (1816) - 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
gregwilsonstl (2665) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Dark clear amber. Solid ipa. Very floral. Nice balance. Nice lacing. Clean hop finish.

4.6
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
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.

4.4
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Rerated a couple years later... So this is a nice clear orange with a smaller head than I remember and aromas of... oh... heavens... sweet citrus and tropical fruit in an explosion of happiness, maybe a little more robust than before. Flavor is also much better... the hops presence matches the nose and it comes through clean and crisp with loads of passionfruit, mango and oranges. Malt is smooth and clean with a bit of honey and way less of the awkward caramel before. This is a must have if you are an IPA fan! Original rating: 750 that releases a lovely orange beer with a big sudsy head. Aromas are mostly citrusy with lots of orange and lemon notes and a little passion fruit and mango. I’d like a bit more fullness to the nose, but that’s my preference. Flavor is a nice mix of hop bitterness up front... Mostly resin, but a little citrus... with a caramely grain sweetness mid-palate and a orange and mango finish. It’s pretty decently put together and there are not really any rough edges, but if I were in charge of the universe there would be a little less caramel to the malt presence to knock the sugars down a bit...

3.5
Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle-purchased at Wine and Cheese June 2012-consumed July 5th, 2012-pours lightly hazy deep orange with a small soapy eggshell head that dissipated very quickly. nose is somewhat oxidized earthy/grapefruity hops, lite mineral aspects and some carmel malt sweetness. flavors exhibit all of this-lite bitterness and some leafy hop qualities. malt and hops go well here however, wish this was a bit more fresh. hop flavors are a little muddled here. however, clean ferment and very well put together beer. seems all their beers i get are oxidized (minus the wit and saison). Well done however must revisit this beer on my next STL journey.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pour is a orange with a small white head. Aroma is lots of pine hops with some malt. Flavor is about the same. Decent piney-citrusy hop with a decent malty backbone. This is quite decent with the hops really the main showcase.

3.7
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Capped 70ml bottle from Wine & Cheese Canton. Pours hazy orangish copper with off-white head. Nice looking IPA. Aromas of grapefruit, light pine, and earthy malts. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, bit of sweet malts, touch of earthyness, and finishes with some hop bitterness. Nice dry IPA. Not overly hoppy, but freshness is also in question with this one. Nice IPA.

3.6
jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2012
It poured a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, light pine and some light earthiness. The taste was of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, pine and some light earthiness. A very tasty IPA.

4.1
JoeinDahlem (1597) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
A dangerous beer. Hugely aromatic with bright fruit and flowers. Restrained sweetness, well attenuated, dryish, yet the bitterness does not overwhelm. A nearly balanced double IPA with massive hop aroma and flavor.


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