Whirlpool | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
New England pale ale; citrus-forward and refreshing.

Added by Jslay013 on 03-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,515
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
1,115
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
Wants:
75
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312
Trade:
5
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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jak
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canalfisher22
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bubbler
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate bright yellow + pale golden yellow + straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy (almost creamy) white head that slowly reduces to a medium to large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering a little more than 50% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit/peach, and citrus/orange hops with a light aroma of pine hops. Light aromas of biscuit + bready malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are slightly heavier than light flavors of biscuit + bready malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit/peach, and citrus/orange hops with a light flavor of pine hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering citrus + tropical hop flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery initially. Slightly soft, almost creamy mid-body.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly soft mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a really nice hop profile. Definitely one that I will grab again.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhatsAnIPA
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy yellow/orange with a finger-width white head that sticks around a bit. Lots of spotty lace. Nice look.

Aroma: Lemons, citrus, some fresh grass. Clean. Inviting.

Taste: Lemon, grapefruit lead. Slight herbal character. Hops. Very fresh. Slight grassy bite. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Super drinkable, and full of flavor. Way more flavor than a typical “session”-type ale.

Overall: What a find this was. Flavorful, refreshing, easy-drinking pale ale with a good mix of hop flavors. Very nice beer.

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Photo of Chasecrandell
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSanger
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this light option on a 85 degree fall day. Great flavor for how light this beer is. Nice on a Indian summer day.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4USAinMA
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always consistently bright and aromatic. Lower ABV. Consistent clean finish with just the right hint of sour. A nice local brewery to visit with great food trucks.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David19457
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Munka
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great summer beer or drink to have with lunch. Full feel and taste, deep yellow color and good head. Taste is very full for a 4.5 ABV beer and has the fruity feel you would want. A great session beer to mindlessly sip on

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Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s_minette
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i get that this is one of their more popular beers, but obviously its for a reason, this is one of the better low abv dry hoppy new school pales in the game right now, and so what if it is relatively widely available, its sensational. an illuminated yellow color to it, a nice lasting lathery white head from the tap, and just a soft gentle haze to it, not milky or thick at all, glowing in the glass. aroma of fresh cut citrus, i must have caught this one really fresh! lemons and sweet grapefruit and tangerines all come to mind, some citra hops in here i would think, among others, an amarillo or azacca profile i think i get too, a little leafy and green in the nose, but clean in the taste, very low bitterness very high juice factor in taste, mostly or entirely dry hopped i would think, or at least after flame out, hence the name. seems like a simple malt base, pale two row and a pils type, little if anything else, light and dry body, a little bit of crackery cereal character to it, no toast or sweet or crystal or heft at all, it drinks dry and fluffy and delicate, especially with all the carbonation they have incorporated into it. the hop profile makes my mouth water, limes and lemongrass and fresh pineapple, its amazingly fresh and really well dosed, not forced, no bite or oversaturation at all, and just really good. i liked this way better than the double ipa i had from them on the same trip. a rockstar of a pale ale and an absolute crusher!

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Photo of kmweiss19
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HughKelly
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjaminsa
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden beauty. Full flav low ABV.

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Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,115 ratings