El Gato Grande - 2nd Shift Brewery - New Haven, MO


3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20

adamjackson (242) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 3, 2012

Acquired this in a trade. Can’t remember from who though. Too many trades in a month will do that to you. Stuck this IPA in the fridge. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip glass. 3 pounds of hops per barrel? Bring it on! 

A – SRM of 22, dark amber / cedar wood appearance. 2-Finger light tan head, okay head lacing with a slow subsiding to 1-finger in height after 3 minutes. 

S – Awesome pine needle, spruce tip and ruby red grapefruit juice dominate the nose. Mild bit of candy malts on the back end. Hops are mostly citra with a bit of Amarillo. 

T – This may have set a bit too long. Hop profile has faded a bit from 62IBU as stated on the bottle to about 30. Faded hop profile, mild cheese taste. Citra still dominating the flavors Lingering wood chip taste, no alcohol taste, there’s a wee bit of orange juice taste but I’m sure it’s just the hops. 

M – 50/50 carbonation, medium body, lingering citra and columbus resin. 

El Gato Grande - 2nd Shift Brewery - New Haven, MO
El Gato Grande - 2nd Shift Brewery - New Haven, MO