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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
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one at a bar in a hotel next to my hotel on a recent trip to St. Louis.

A: Poured out about the color of Sierra Nevada "Celebration Ale." Somewhat clear, yet bubbly, and with a slight rose-color to it. The slight head was both pillowy and silky white.

S: Pow hops! Lots of pine and delectable fruit notes to boot!

T: Well, it was a bit too resiny for my taste. I'm all for whole leaf, fresh hops, but this was a bit one-sided and need a bit more malt backbone for my tastes. It also had this rather odd kerosene flair that I often get with "60 Minute" from a bottle.

M: While this had a really nice carbonation bill and lacing, I though the extreme bitterness killed the experience somewhat.

O: I thought this was nice, just a bit overdone.... but that's just me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 11:43:25 | More by Chaney
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-04-2013 03:39:09 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks FTowne!

A: Hazed orange, beige head, epic lace.

A: Astringent, cat piss, fruits, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, zesty flowers.

T: Orange, sweet citrus, caramel, nuts, light bitterness, hints of lemon, mango.

M/O: medium body, clean, slick, good carb level. Tasty, well flavored ipa, despite not being a bitter beast.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 01:27:41 | More by EgadBananas
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

01-19-2013 19:40:36 | More by RyanBeer13
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yes, 9 months old, but really fun citrus still highly carbonated creamy IPA. The hops still gave it taste and citrus bitterness, cleaning the palate.
Steve IP, another interesting one. Incredible creamy head though the c-p of the citra took over, like smelling cat p after many many days.
Yet very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 03:52:45 | More by Sammy
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El Gato Grande from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.