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Viva Habanera - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rye ale with agave nectar and habanero peppers

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2012)
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Tim_kast

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2014 23:16:34 | More by Tim_kast
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rojapa

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-09-2014 20:13:39 | More by rojapa
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HuskyHawk

Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev -18.3%

This pours a stunning cinnamon color. Gorgeous but no head. The smell is slightly vegetal, but is really not much at all. Taste is essentially missing on the initial taste, then a lingering burn in you throat. There are some pepper flavors, no noticeable hops. It's a decent beer overall, but I came away think they could have done much more with it, with more initial hop or malt flavor and less heat.

08-08-2014 03:02:53 | More by HuskyHawk
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good4nik

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-07-2014 01:22:30 | More by good4nik
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CraftBeerFTW

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-03-2014 18:37:35 | More by CraftBeerFTW
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Kimbo1318

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-03-2014 15:34:16 | More by Kimbo1318
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dataylor21

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-01-2014 14:56:25 | More by dataylor21
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Campello_IPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-31-2014 20:04:06 | More by Campello_IPA
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-27-2014 16:08:16 | More by nkelley77
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-23-2014 23:03:03 | More by Sellen
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-21-2014 15:40:50 | More by Ropowers3
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 00:01:58 | More by brother_kenneth
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-16-2014 21:25:04 | More by GuidedByBill
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-06-2014 12:58:22 | More by Goldfishman
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jascott2112

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-03-2014 13:43:35 | More by jascott2112
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BostonBeers

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.3%

07-02-2014 17:45:17 | More by BostonBeers
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-01-2014 23:35:49 | More by ncaudle
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-28-2014 02:55:34 | More by AGust82
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2014 00:03:13 | More by outoffocus
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Mesa512

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-17-2014 23:52:32 | More by Mesa512
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-14-2014 02:48:28 | More by kvgomps
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-13-2014 04:00:21 | More by ccurrid
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kehlah

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-09-2014 13:38:42 | More by kehlah
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

On-tap at Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts.

A- Clear dark brown body. One and half finger white head with nice retention. Some lacing. Looks really quite non-descript, and certainly does not have any indication of the heat inside the beer.

S- Vegetal pepper nose, with a non-descript heat to it. Some sweet bready pale malt and citrus fruit hop notes. This is the first warning I have that this is going to be real hefty.

F- GOOD GOD THIS IS HOT. HOT. HOT! Vegetal pepper qualities mix in with sweet rye bread that immediately segues into a burning capsaicin sensation complemented by tropical fruits. Wow, this is a spicy beer. It can be unpleasant if you don't like spiciness like my wife does (she loved it), so I found it to be a difficult beer to finish. Still, it's well constructed between the hops, malts and the adjuncts, so I can't dock this too hard just because I don't like overwhelming spiciness.

M- Medium bodied, a bit slick and resinous, slightly lower in carbonation. As above, hot capsaicin burn on the backend complemented by tropical fruits and citrus. Pretty good otherwise.

O- Just not for me, but this is a well constructed and brewed beer that really brings the heat. Despite my below rAvg rating, I do strongly encourage any capsaicin addicts out there to try this beer.

06-07-2014 12:20:53 | More by Stevedore
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-06-2014 17:34:53 | More by ari32
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Viva Habanera from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.