Art Of Neurosis | 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good
35 Reviews
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81
good
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
174
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
22
For Trade:
2
Art Of NeurosisArt Of Neurosis
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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

Added by Tone on 01-02-2011

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 174
Reviews by mdcrouser:
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3.56/5  rDev -11%
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.

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More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of tbryan5
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Ravenz98
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -1%
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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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of caustin90
3/5  rDev -25%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
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%
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 Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Art Of Neurosis from 2nd Shift Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.