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Art Of Neurosis - 2nd Shift Brewing

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101 Ratings

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
AON is an IPA that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight.

67 IBU

(Beer added by: Tone on 01-02-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Photo of jbwimer
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extra from a trade. I've had one other IPA from these guys and could not certify its freshness. Hopefully this one isn't a malt bomb, too. Poured into a tulip glass from a 750 ml bottle.

A- Pour yields a healthy two fingers of white head. Color is a deep, burnished bronze. Some sticky lacing on the glass as it dissipates.

S- Peppery and citrusy hops with a firm malt backbone. Maybe some spiced peaches? Though faintly, if so. Certainly not a malt bomb, but there is plenty of malt influence on the nose.

T- Taste is also citrusy, though not as peppery. A lovely caramel sweetness hits mid-palate, then it's all bittering hops on the finish. Lovely.

M- A nice, medium mouthfeel with a little more than medium carbonation.

O- This was a nice, easy-drinking beer with strong citrus and malt. Well done.

jbwimer, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ToddBeans, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Arsenal0328, Jun 29, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a full-on three fingered head; plenty of squiggly lacing patterns develop

Smell: Tropical fruit and pine tones supported by biscuity malt

Taste: The biscuity malt lays a platform but the hops take over from the outset, bringing some tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, lychee) along with some pine tones into the mix; somewhat bitter, after the swallow, but there is also quite a bit of residual sugar

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While I would prefer a bit more hops in the hop to malt balance, this is a darn good IPA that pushes on the DIPA category

brentk56, Jun 29, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy amber to light brown in color with a fingernail of off white foam on top. Impenetrable to light. Aroma of piney hops is pleasant. The taste is very pungent and bitter piney hops with a nice light malt backbone to follow it up with. The mouth is pleasant and crisply refreshing.

Franziskaner, Jun 27, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes as I catch up on old entries after drinking on February 1st, 2014. Enjoyed out of a 750 mL brown bottle with a stars and stripes crown. Bottling date is indicated by a sticker affixed to the bottom of the bottle: December 2013. Poured into a Speigelau IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours a dark amber-orange hue with just a touch of haziness that looks more like protein chill than any sediment. Bright tangelo highlights flash where the light peeks through the liquid. Atop the body sits a towering three-finger head of densely packed microbubbles, bone white in color. Retention is excellent, and after several minutes the foam has dissipated to snow drifts of uneven foam atop a permanent half-finger thickness, with thick cobwebs of lacing around the sides of the glass.

Smell - A pretty balanced lend of hops and malt here, with the hops being more dominant, in true IPA fashion. Notes of tropical fruit, with pineapple and orange with some hints of grapefruit zest thrown in for good measure. There is also a bit of funky, herbal sensation as well to add some depth of aroma. The malt is present, with some sweet grains and light sourdough characteristics to provide a foundation for the hops.

Taste - Many of the same components from the smell come forth, with grapefruit pith and citrus zest being the standard bearers. The sweeter tropical notes of pineapple and mango are less aggressive, blending well with the sweetness of the malt bill. There is also a bit of funkiness, like the aroma, that gives a slight impression of tasting the way cannabis smells.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate-to-high carbonation, which prevents the dense body from becoming overly-chewy, while still maintaining a good deal of effervescence due to the high carbonation. Slight bitterness lingers on the aftertaste.

Overall, a solid IPA from a local brewer that is fairly new to the KC market and has entered at a very reasonable price point. This is the second offering I've sampled from them and it certainly makes me curious to try more, especially at the price.

LambicPentameter, May 20, 2014
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Art Of Neurosis from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.