Ratsalad - 2nd Shift Brewing

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very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 07-02-2012

Just love making IPAs, so here's another one that uses a new hop blend called Zythos that is just delicious and should be enjoyed with a blow-up doll or something similar.
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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine from the hops, as well as some floral notes and some biscuit malt. The flavor is also very nice. I get a good dose of pineapple and pine, as well as some floral and perfume-like notes. There is also a hint of grass and some biscuit malt. There is a ton of hop flavor but the bitterness is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a very lightly hazed orange color with one finger of dense off-white head.

Aroma of orange peel and pine with a hint of caramel malts.

The taste was much like the aroma. Bright citrusy orange and pine with a nice sweet caramel backbone. A light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice IPA/IIPA from 2nd Shift. Even with a name like Ratsalad, I'll definitely have again.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with Zythos hop blend.

On tap at The Bridge, STL.

A- Poured a clear, copper color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity - mostly citrus fruits like tangerine and grapefruit. Some caramel sweetness.

T - Good grapefruit flavor with a touch of tangerine and pith. A toasty caramel backbone.

M - It was crisp,sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really nice beer. Not sure if it felt like a DIPA but at 8.5% I decided to add it as a DIPA.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy amber orange color with a nice golden hue. A slight ecru white head forms that is about half and inch tall.

Aroma of dank pine forest. Nice fresh notes of grapefruit with tangerine and a good malt backbone that adds some sweet caramel notes. Citrusy and sticky icky.

Flavor is delicious. Notes of dank and herbal pine. Resinous and citrus notes are well rounded and lend a nice dry mouthfeel. Very well rounded notes of pine and citrus with a nice lower bitterness level that is not overwhelming. Well balanced caramel malt notes give the brew a nice bready and sweet note.

Photo of RJB66
4.91/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really tasty no after taste great drinking beer. I recommend.

Ratsalad from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.