El Gato Grande | 2nd Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

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

Added by DCon on 09-17-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
83
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 83
Reviews by Chaney:
Photo of Chaney
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mbmiche
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foundersfan1
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeInStl
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derekfilcoff
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Dieck
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of csmalley
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheSarge
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of BeerGreg
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of c-rum
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FlandersNed
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

25.4oz bottle. Cloudy ltightbrown hue and a large head. Sugared grapefruit peel nose. Tasted a bit oxidized & very Bretty. Aged citrus & wooden notes. Mediu + body & carbonation.

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Photo of JSchock7
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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El Gato Grande from 2nd Shift Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.
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