Whirlpool
Night Shift Brewing

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From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #107
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,385
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,209
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 23, 2023
Added:
Mar 06, 2014
Wants:
  79
Gots:
  344
Soft and citrusy, Whirlpool is a hazy New England pale ale. Pours hazy blonde with a nose of ripe peach and grapefruit. Sips juicy, fruity, and crisp, with minimal bitterness and big clementine notes. A bright, vibrant beer that’s wonderfully drinkable and remarkably refreshing.

Our first brew of Whirlpool was a 60 gallon batch brewed in 2014. When it sold out immediately, we knew we’d created something special. Its recipe today is essentially the same as that first batch – a malt bill of wheat, oats, and barley; generously hopped and dry-hopped with Mosaic and Ella hops. An all-time staff favorite.
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Reviewed by thatmckenzie from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light and fruity. Lots of esters with only a little bit of the "floor wax" flavor that made my beatie, Kari, call pales "dirty hobo sweat beer." Excellent product. 10/10, would buy again, even at airport prices.
Aug 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by NJRob88 from New Jersey

Aug 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Aug 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Jun 30, 2023
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Reviewed by KrakowBluegrass from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It’s a great beer, especially in summer and fall. Love the look, taste and feel of it. I always drink it in cans unless I visit the brewery. Can’t think of very many beers I like more.
May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass.
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden-orange color with a small head of white foam, which fades quite fast and leaves a touch of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light, being mostly of a light tropical fruit smell mixed with some pine and grapefruit. Rounding it all out are some aromas of lemon and a touch of breadiness.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather crisp cracker malt flavor mixed with some of the tangerine and a bit of caramel. There are some hop flavors of pine and grapefruit upfront, remaining rather constant throughout. Toward the end of the flavor transition, there is a slight loss of the sweet, and an appearance of a light lemon-lime flavor, with the mix of flavors leaving a rather crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is moderately high, both of which are good for the nature of the brew.
Overall – A light and crisp session pale ale/IPA. Pleasant and easy drinking.
May 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a slightly hazy (but compared to other hazy beers, not terribly hazy) straw yellow orange with a small white head and no lacing.

S: The nose starts with peach which goes away as it warms up, followed by a strong grapefruit, and notes of mango and guava. Nice that the different fruits stand out and aren't muddled together like a lot of habits.

T: Nice ripe grapefruit and grapefruit rind. A bit of hoppy bitterness, with some guava and other tropical fruit.

F: Good carbonation l, medium body.

O: This is how hazies should be, it isn't just a mess of sweet sugar but rather a distinct IPA in its own.
Mar 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Drkstr24 from Maine

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Color and head were off to a great start, however nose and taste were off a bit. Nose was slightly oniony and taste was definitely oniony which a lot of NE Style beers are that way.
Dec 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pale yellow with a 2" foamy, white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing. Slight haze. Suspended particles.

Aroma is floral, lemon, grass.

Taste is lemon, apricot, light pine.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Lighter taste than expected.
Dec 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Nov 28, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
on draft at a music venue, so plastic cup

pale yellow, opaque, white head. pretty fruity hop aroma. taste is a bit more mild, not much bitterness. softer feel, but a bit thin seeming.
Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass; born on 2/08/22. Pours opaquish straw yellow with approximately 2 fingers of head. Plenty of retention foam. Tastes of bitter citrus with good carbonation especially considering the birth date. Good.
Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.62 by Bergie_82

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light gold. Medium foam. Very light hop aroma. Light fruity hop body. A little malt sweetness mixed in. Not too heavy. Easy drinking. Better than expected.
Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jul 24, 2022
Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1209 ratings