El Gato Grande - 2nd Shift Brewing
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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
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
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
El Gato Grande from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.