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Whirlpool - Night Shift Brewing

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jslay013 on 03-06-2014

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Photo of rogacks
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotv
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ms11781
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of galwayjoyce
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am a buyer in the liquor industry. I do not know how I have gone until today not knowing about this beer.
Drank from can, and hit with overwhelming peach, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors.

The 4.3 ABV lends to the drinkability, without tasting watered down.

I poured about 1/4 into a small tasting glass--Almost dayglo yellow, with light head and lacing.
I have had the white whale of ale-dom, and this stands toe-to toe with the best Alchemist has to offer--this is not hyperbole--I signed up for BA to rate this beer.

Considering that Night Shift is only entering their 3rd year, I am expecting great things to accompany the likes of Whirlpool, Morph, Viva Habenera...

The Grapefruit Sculpin I tried just before, just got blown out of the water.

One of the best PA's I have ever tasted--get FRESH--mine was a week old.

Photo of dfecteau
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nollie77
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a pale wheat beer--whitish-straw color. Very cloudy. Relatively small head, but it leaves a moderate amount of spotty lace.

Fresh, floral hop smell. A bit of grapefruit--attractive.

A hop head's APA. The grassy, very pale malt shows up briefly. The hop is more bitter and biting than anything else. The body is a bit on the thin side. The carbonation is high.

Photo of kjcass22
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Drank most straight from the can, but poured some into a taster glass. Hazy straw body. Small white head, fades quickly, leaves a slight film. Nice lacing.
S - Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, peach. Nothing crazy.
T - This is where it shines. This is one of the juiciest pale ales I've ever had. The use of hops is amazing. Citrus, grapefruit, peach, mango. It's all there. Light, refreshing.
M - Low carb, medium body.
O - An amazing pale ale. Absolutely worth seeking out. I can hardly believe they got this much flavor out of a 4% beer. If you see some, buy it.

Photo of Jsmick
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7Sport
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopDeezy
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Opaque yellow 1/4 inch white head

S - earthy citrus, apricot, peach. Strong nose for such a light pale

T - Peach, mango, citrus all the way with a little light pine

M - light, smooth, juicy, light to moderate carbonation with a slightly hoppy/chalky finish.

O - best 4.3% ABV beer I've ever had. Absolutely crushable. Reminds me a less hoppy, less complex version of Kane Head High IPA with the noticeable peach leading the way on aroma and taste. Wish it had a little more ABV though. 5.5-6% would be perfect.

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcarroll10
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great pale ale, in my opinion. Maybe Night Shift's best offering.

Photo of jjcote
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed the hop profile but the body is so light and watery that there's no real depth. Fun beer that could be very good with a bulked up body.

Photo of BradMatton13
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer, should be rated higher then it is

Photo of braican
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjstacker
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FutureOBrew
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.