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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

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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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

01-17-2013 03:52:45 | More by Sammy
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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.7%

04-28-2012 03:31:02 | More by Beezee
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-14-2011 14:52:21 | More by hooliganlife
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-06-2012 23:07:54 | More by derekfilcoff
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Dieck

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-29-2012 17:56:45 | More by Dieck
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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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TheSarge

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +17.5%

Poured this brew into a Duvel tulip and the beer produces a strong four finger thick head, and the body is copper in color with a little haze.

The aroma is of pine, caramel, grapefruit, and maybe even lime.

Taste wise it has a strong toffee malt quality, with a strong lemon and pine twist.

Feels mildly carbonated and oily slick with a little warmth in the end.

I figured this would have been a Belgian style IPA, but nope, it's American style for sure. Probably one of the best that I've had in a long time.

07-14-2012 00:05:49 | More by TheSarge
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-26-2014 02:04:39 | More by BeerGreg
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -8%

A-Pours a transparent,reddish orange with 2 strong fingers of just slightly off white foam
that showed great retention and left chunky islands of lacing.

S-Soft,sweet citrus,apricot preserves,flowery hops and mild honey malts.

T-More soft citrus,peach candy,apricot,crisp cracker malts and a slight hint of pine.

M-Really smooth and unassuming.Mild bitterness with a sustained fresh fruitiness.

O-This just seemed to be lacking something.It leaned a little more toward a pale ale than a true IPA.Decent but not game changing.

05-21-2012 11:42:28 | More by StlHopHead77
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from the tap a clear reddish-coper color with a thin but bubbly off-white head. No lacing left behind.

Aroma of floral hops, tea and fruity notes.

Tastes of floral hops, caramel malts, tobacco and a touch of rye bread with a clean finish.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

Tasty balance of hoppy and malty. I'll definitely have more of these.

09-30-2011 02:31:03 | More by Monkeyknife
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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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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -20.2%

Pours a clear, copper/amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, slight floral hops, sweet malt, and slight earthy malt. Overall, hop-centric, but lacking in complexity.

09-21-2011 14:51:38 | More by Tone
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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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Duffmanohyeah02

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2014 17:06:36 | More by Duffmanohyeah02
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

3/5  rDev -27%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -21.4%

Enjoyed on-tap @ Nick's Pub in St. Louis, MO for $5. Tapped from the Blue 2nd Shift Tap Handle with "EL GATO" written down the stem, into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Has tons of hop, piney and floral but then has this bbq aroma that isn't my favorite in these new Missouri IPA's... I'm wondering if its Amarillo hops or possibly just the blend of the hops that make this attribute come alive for me.

Appearance- Received with almost no head at all! Has a reddish copper color body and has great clarity. No lacing is left on the glass afterwards, not even suds.

Flavor- Has a medium amount of hop flavor all the way through and then a light-medium bitterness. Once again, has a pretzel taste and then bbq follows this. Has a sweetness to it that isn't well-balanced but then finishes dry and you are left with a rold gold aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Sweeter than most IPAs and then leaves this pretzel/bbq flavor on the palate for a while! Almost like I'm eating a meal.

Overall Impression- Many other people seem to enjoy this brew and the Ale Mucho Hoppo, but I'm just not bought. I'll give this an above average rating because it is interesting and enjoyable but this pretzel/bbq aroma and taste is just so weird for me. Will be trying in bottle to see if this is normal.

09-17-2011 20:48:43 | More by DCon
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dav

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-24-2012 02:23:53 | More by dav
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jklecko2

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-30-2014 00:56:58 | More by snansel
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acc88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-11-2013 04:49:54 | More by acc88
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El Gato Grande from 2nd Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.