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Art Of Neurosis - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StlHopHead77:
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 18:32:34 | More by StlHopHead77
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 00:21:12 | More by GregDuB65
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:03:54 | More by jbwimer
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-16-2014 18:41:45 | More by ToddBeans
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-11-2014 22:26:07 | More by FreshZ
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2014 19:50:31 | More by 22Blue
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-05-2014 00:17:47 | More by JayCheG
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-29-2014 23:34:10 | More by Arsenal0328
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:26:57 | More by brentk56
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2014 02:25:32 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 19:02:54 | More by Franziskaner
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MickeyHops

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 03:29:15 | More by MickeyHops
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-14-2014 23:58:57 | More by BeerMeInStl
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-10-2014 03:20:45 | More by Benvarine
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 19:24:15 | More by LambicPentameter
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-20-2014 01:25:36 | More by sgttibbs
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Todd

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 01:22:22 | More by Todd
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Duffmanohyeah02

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2014 17:05:25 | More by Duffmanohyeah02
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2014 17:35:56 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like a glass of dark tea, with significant head and lacing.

Piney on the nose and bit medicinal - like the rumor of Pine Sol, but without the benefit of clean floors.

Tobacco, pine, apricot and orange peel weigh heavy on the tongue. Malts provide a caramel and biscuit base. Aftertaste is that of piney mop bucket remnants - enjoyable only if you don't cycle air through your mouth afterwards to fully taste it.

Really very good carbonation and balance in the mouth.

Good at the beginning, but the close of floor cleaner is a drawback.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 02:27:58 | More by mdcrouser
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-15-2014 20:44:59 | More by dxbq48
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Joose33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2014 22:40:42 | More by Joose33
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mobrockman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 21:11:42 | More by mobrockman
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snansel

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2014 00:57:38 | More by snansel
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AndrewBinder

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The art of neurosis by 2nd shift is quickly becoming my favorite local IPA. GREAT hop flavor and crisp bite makes me eager for another drink every time. What really sets it apart from my other favorite St. Louis IPAs is the balance of hops to malt. A wonderful nightcap at nearly 8%.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 03:20:32 | More by AndrewBinder
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Art Of Neurosis from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.