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Ratsalad - 2nd Shift Brewing

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 56
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 29.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States | website

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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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 56
Reviews by zeff80:
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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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It is a copper color with a good amount of white head. Leaves a lacing down the glass. Smell is very piney and a taste to match. Very good showing from a beer that has a not so appealing name. I am becoming a huge fan of 2nd Shift.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Ratsalad from 2nd Shift Brewing
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