2nd Shift El Gato Grande

Brewed by 2nd Shift Brewing
St. Louis, Missouri USA
7.6% · India Pale Ale (IPA) · 37 Ratings · 74 IBU ·
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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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Carbonation
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Finish
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