Whirlpool | Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
4.13/5
1,014 Ratings
WhirlpoolWhirlpool
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jslay013 on 03-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,740
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
1,014
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
267
Trade:
5
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Photo of nelson88
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tay2349
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msween21
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diura
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A fairly light drinkable pale ale with a good nose. Slightly watered down after taste unbalanced the profile.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is hazy, light yellow with a bit of white head. Nice lacing as it goes down. The aroma is quite strong for a 4.5% pale with notes of citrus, peach, and melon. Nice blend of citrus and tropical flavors here as well as a touch of sweet peaches. Feel is soft and light. I have been wanted to try some beers from Night Shift, this one in particular, for some time and it does not disappoint at all. This beer packs a ton of flavor and refreshment into such a small ABV package, and the aroma is amazing for such a light beer. It is a bit of an odd ball though (in a good way) - it's somewhere on the spectrum of APA, IPA, and session IPA as it has some characteristics of three styles.

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Photo of Nugget40
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a two finger foamy white head. Decent amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, orange, bready malts and resinous hops.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, malts and dank hops.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a light and tasty pale ale. Very crushable. Could definetly drink a few of these.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mai11oux
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackrobe
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JNbeerded
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of errantnight
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Well this has aroma for days, dank, hint of cat-piss, funky fruit notes. I love it. The flavor leaves something to be desire, this is pretty thin, but it's drying and clean, only faintly bitter and in fact it would be more refreshing if it had a touch more snap to the finish. Regardless, it's very drinkable and one could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of cd34
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

These guys have nice pale ales but I can't rank them too high. This wad light and thin but it was very refreshing and a nice hop character throughout!

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Photo of ntanner83
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering.

Smell: grapefruit, orange, and some earthy tones are easy to detect.

Taste: grassy malt presence with some bread dough, grapefruit, orange, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout.

Overall: a refreshing and tasty APA that is easy to drink and has a nice flavor profile.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Keg No. 229 in NYC. 16oz pour into a standard pint glass.

A: pours a very pale opaque light yellow reminiscent of lemonade with a one-finger creamy white head that dissipates after about a minute. Nice lacing and an appealing look, especially on a hot day.

S: primarily citric hop notes with some faint floral hop character. Overall intensity is low, appropriate to style

T: juicy tangerine hop notes up front with a clean finish that leaves just the right amount of bitterness on the palette. Quite refreshing

M: light to medium bodied and wet with moderate carbonation. Quenching

O: this is almost exactly what I look for in a pale ale, especially in the summer. I've had this beer a handful of times on tap and in cans, and it's been consistently good. Looking forward to trying other offerings from Night Shift.

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Photo of calebc10410
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,014 ratings
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