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: Rotating

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Added by Jslay013 on 03-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
986
Reviews:
130
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
255
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 986 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of Gemmell
2.39/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

From a pint can to a snifter. Very underwhelming. More of a blonde than a pale ale. A very light straw/yellowish hue filled with little floaties. The nose is filled with fruits and not much else, very little hop presence in the smell. The flavor is very light. Some big tropical fruits that fade almost instantly. Again the flavor seems for reminiscent of a blonde than a pale ale, slightly hoppy but only slightly. Very watered down is the basic impression I got here. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to get it, but certainly wouldn't turn it down. Cheers!

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Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Pretty bland and watery. The sort of beer that gives "Session IPAs" a bad name.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.53/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Fresh from the brewery on 8/19/15. 4 pack of 16 oz. cans for $14.

Very cloudy pale yellow with a small white head, no lacing. Pretty cool and distinct aroma of bitter yellow grapefruit and not much else. Flavor follows suit, but with thin sizzly body, only a bit of honeyish malt presence, and an astringent finish, the cool hoppage from the aroma isn't balanced or complemented by anything. I know the alcohol is low, but I would still expect more body and malt presence from a 4.5% brew.

This is the second pack of this that I've tried, and I can't say I like it. One dimensional, thin, astringent, and very expensive.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.8/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looks good, but uneven w/ off flavors. Really all over the place and no focus in this beer, I don't understand the small amt of hype.

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Photo of rusty3335
2.92/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Sabtos
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very pale gold nearing seafoam green, but transparent, with a large bright white foamy head.

Slightly metallic astringent grassy corn and wheat, with a hint of citrus.

Taste is pretty pilsener-like. Grassy corn, bitter hops that are lightly piney, with a faint hint of banana candy in the finish.

Medium but fizzy body, semi dry.

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Photo of Rammed96
2.99/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of LFinCO
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Didier
3.09/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of gferg10
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had it last night at the brewery. Too much peach

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Photo of jbertsch
3.12/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An attractive glowing yellow appearance with stark white head. The inviting aroma smells like all citra - strong lemon and grass characters. The flavor is decent up front, with a crisp hoppy snap but the flavor lacks any backbone as the crackery malt profile is almost non existent. I don't expect substantial malt bills with session beers but this malt character here is just too light. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and fizzy.

Overall the aroma is its best attribute. But the body - even for a session strength brew - is lacking. After just 1 month, stored cold, this beer lost all its hop aroma and what's left is literally nothing better than a bud light. No flavor or character. Not a bad beer - can be refreshing, but for the very premium price it needs to give me a bit more character beyond simply being "refreshing" as I can be refreshed just as well with non-alcoholic beverages.

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Photo of Jacob17
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hiwattowner
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very thin body. Hazy, murky yellow color bordering on soupy. Lemony, zesty taste. Poor tasting thin beer during cold months. Comes more alive as a refreshing beer during hot, sunny days.

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Photo of mbmiche
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Meh. Very muted and watery. Maybe I need to try another.

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Photo of djbrown13
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rekrule
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.27/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DJoe
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerermy
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer is tasty, but the wet mouthfeel drowns out that big fruity perfection that you almost get enough of. That said I drink a ton of this stuff.

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Photo of FutureOBrew
3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 986 ratings.
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