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Art Of Neurosis - 2nd Shift Brewing

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Art Of NeurosisArt Of Neurosis

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

33 Reviews

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 163
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 01-02-2011

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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 163
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Ravenz98
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours an amber color with two fingers of head that laces the glass the whole way down. Very earthy smell with a citrus undertone. The bitterness from the hops is the first thing to hit you as the floral and citrus flavors come after. I do see why a few people have said it is an IPA trying to be Imperial. Overall a very good beer. One I would buy again and again.

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Photo of fo1ksguitar
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of markcp
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Medium white head. Nice lacing. Good retention and a wispy surface.

Smell -Citrus and toasty malt. Doesn't smell sweet though.

Taste - Bright grapefruit. Toasty and bready malts. Very mild bitterness and a lightly floral finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I guess you'd call this balanced. I'd like a more dominant hop flavor, though.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This skirts the line between what I would consider an IPA and a DIPA. Very pleasant though, with the malt and hops extremely pleasant and taking on an almost layered effect in their delivery. Everything is in a pretty good balance, more so than any other IPA I can think of in recent memory.

Would revisit. Very pleasant.

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Art Of Neurosis from 2nd Shift Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.