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El Gato Grande - 2nd Shift Brewing

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El Gato GrandeEl Gato Grande

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BA SCORE
90
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
EGG is another IPA that we came up with. All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo and Citra.

62 IBU

(Beer added by: DCon on 09-17-2011)
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30helens

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-26-2014 16:48:21 | More by 30helens
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-19-2014 04:10:44 | More by drmcleod10
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Hazy orange-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized bubbly white head. Good retention. Moderate lacing. Aroma is packed full of juicy citrus hops. Taste is even more so. Moderate, juicy citrus sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Good stuff.

08-16-2014 00:22:37 | More by Florida9
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-10-2014 19:23:09 | More by SteveDoeschot
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-09-2014 01:11:48 | More by Arsenal0328
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-21-2014 00:21:02 | More by GregDuB65
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-20-2014 09:58:21 | More by ToddHolder
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-13-2014 15:56:07 | More by Faroveryonder
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Duffmanohyeah02

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2014 17:06:36 | More by Duffmanohyeah02
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snansel

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-30-2014 00:56:58 | More by snansel
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-13-2014 15:17:04 | More by jklecko2
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-01-2014 05:34:38 | More by JSchock7
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-26-2014 02:04:39 | More by BeerGreg
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-25-2014 21:08:12 | More by stephensinner
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2014 03:23:21 | More by csmalley
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-03-2014 02:02:50 | More by ThePorterSorter
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2014 13:02:00 | More by moarmare
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kemoarps

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%

Deep and hazy orange, thick white head, good retention, great lacing. Man, this is a beautiful big DIPA.

The nose is a big juicy floral, fruity, citrus bouquet. Man this is a really good smelling IPA.

The taste starts off great: more of that citrus, with some dry pine carrying through to the second act, but then... it just kind of seemed to end its symphony about two thirds of the way through. It's like a strong offense that keeps kicking field goals in the red zone. Crisp and refreshing, but just kind of feels like it's missing the back end.
The post-game is all citrus and pith. This one's growing on me the more that I drink, although only being available in wine bottle sized bottles, there certainly is a lot of it to grow on me. You heard what I said. Looking forward to trying out some more of their IPAs next weekend when my sister is in town.

10-21-2013 04:18:42 | More by kemoarps
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acc88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-11-2013 04:49:54 | More by acc88
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JordanHageman

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +16.8%

07-01-2013 02:17:56 | More by JordanHageman
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2013 04:07:50 | More by IpeeA
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edk218

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2013 16:59:58 | More by edk218
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%

Served on-tap in a pint glass at Bailey's Range in St. Louis. Medium to light yellow colored body, mostly hazy, with a small white head. A little lacing.

The aroma is light - slightly tropical hop notes, and some light pine. Some definite caramel malt in the mix, but not a powerful aroma overall.

I really like the flavor. The caramel malt is much more prominent than I expected. The hop flavors are a decent mix of tropical, citrus, and pine notes. A little sweet overall compared to many of the IPAs on the market today, but I enjoy the balance.

Medium texture and no alcohol noticed. A very solid IPA overall. As much as I like this and Brew Cocky, I'm definitely becoming a fan of 2nd Shift.

05-12-2013 21:36:49 | More by FanofHefe
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BRD14

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-11-2013 15:26:22 | More by BRD14
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Mcrichey

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-09-2013 01:47:55 | More by Mcrichey
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El Gato Grande from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.