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Art Of Neurosis - 2nd Shift Brewing

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98 Ratings

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.86%
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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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

05-20-2014 19:24:15 | More by LambicPentameter
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Pours amber with an impressive, tight, creamy, thick head. Slightly bready and earthy in the nose with fruity esters. Crisp carbonation upfront. Malty base with toasty undertones. Lemony, citric bite. Fruity, minty, dank, gritty, with notes of tea and tobacco too. Oily towards the end. Finishes ashy, chalky, tannic, and dry.

An IPA that wants to be a DIPA. Could use a bit of cleaning up. There's a lot going on, and it's not all working together. Despite this, a good offering nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

The green 750 bottle had us all wary, but it turned out to be fine.

Poured into a slender tulip glass, it had a saturated orange gold color, transparent with a flurry of rising carbonation after the initial pour. Long lasting cap of white foam, plenty of spindly webbed lacing all around the glass.

Dank aroma of pineapple and candied orange peel, moving on to an unmistakeable cheesy funk of Columbus hops.

Flavors are heady and hop forward, more Columbus verging on parmesan but stopping just short. Plenty of tropical fruitiness and a drying bitter finish that builds and lingers for a good while. Light to medium bodied for a DIPA, not too bulky or sweet with caramel malt like so many others. This is light and drinkable, with a deft hop punch to it. Recommended.

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750 ml. bottle purchased at The Wine And Cheese Place.This is my first offering from 2nd Shift.

A-Pours out a slightly hazy but bright orange body with 2 1/2 inches of creamy,pillowy,ivory head that showed good retention and gobs of sticky lacing.

S-The presence of Simcoe hops is stamped all over this beer's nose.Peach Jolly Rancher,key lime,sweet orange,light caramel and cracker malts.

T-Tangy nectarine,grapefruit,pine,toffee,sourdough and a bitter aspirin finish.This is one more are where the use of Simcoe is undeniable.

M-Bitter,oily and juicy with godd use of supporting malts.

O-Not a bad way to be introduced to 2nd Shift.Really enjoyed this.

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Art Of Neurosis from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.