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:
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Added by Jslay013 on 03-06-2014

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Ratings:
1,007
Reviews:
138
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
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68
Gots:
265
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Holderness
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 2 weeks ago.

A solid New England style (juicy) pale ale. Biscuit malts allow the pleasantly subdued tropical hop character to shine. Definitely rough around the edges, though. Not quite the level of some of the other pale ales coming out of the Boston area.

81/100

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsox6202
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Poured from the can. Drank right after Tree House Green. Not THAT juicy and hazy, but still a pleasant flavor.

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

Photo of digboy
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This has been my go to beer for months now - thank god I can get it regularly up here. I can't believe I forgot to review this one! Truly a fave for me as I am in search of the "just right" session ale.

Pours a very hazy pale greenish yellow with a big bright white head that settles down quickly leaving ample but broken and spotty lacing.

Aroma is bright with grapefruit and nectarine

Taste is, well, aetheral... so thin yet so flavorful. Bursting with cutting grapefruit, lemon and nectarine notes that shine through due to a nearly absent malt base. Note that this is not a typical pale ale in that it lacks almost any malt flavor. However this works well in its favor as it is so crisp.

Feel is watery and clean with no stickiness - like drinking a seltzery hop-flavored iced tea. Ther eis a lsight bitterness at the end but you have to look for it to find it. I've found nothing quite like it yet and damn am I happy to have found it.

This has quickly become my favorite despite by being an IPA guy. I am always looking for a session ale that I can pop at home without getting too buzzed. Hard to find great flavor and great lightness but this one achieves it. I must say that it may not appeal to everyone because it *so* thin. I prefer to think of it as delicate, just the right amount of flavor over a thin base that does not allow for error. Perfection is the word that comes to mind for me (that's right, I went there!)

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Photo of rmpic82
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow color with lacy, bubbly foam head. Slight grapefruit notes and a very sessionable, easy-drinking brew. Overall, just a touch of dryness which evaporates quickly. Good entry-level beer for those working into hoppy, pale beers. A "bridge beer" perhaps to bring someone into the realm of hops.

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

Photo of Hombo3
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from CBC in Boston (warm)
Poured into a snifter. Pours a light blonde, slightly hazy with low head.
Aromas are very light and have light notes of lemon and hops.
Flavors are similar lightly hoppy, slightly lemon.
Mouthfeel was ok, thin.
Overall, honestly, this beer is forgettable. Not sure if because it sat warm for a while, but this was a disappointment.

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Photo of eifster82
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a very pale, hazy, straw hue with a two finger white head. The beer is completely opaque. It laces the glass well.

Smell: Faint aroma on the nose. Mild notes of sugar cookies. Pineapple, coconut, mango and slightly bitter grapefruit rind and pine sap.

Taste: Tropical. Not overtly bitter or sweet. Very neutral tasting, but quite flavorful at the same time. Upfront I get peach, mango, pineapple and bittersweet grapefruit mingled with malted cereal grains and faint coconut. Finishes on a gentle kiss of bitter pine sap - just to balance it out.

Feel: The best part about this beer. Thirst quenching. Body is light with low carbonation. Goes down very easily. This would pair very nicely as a complement to almost any type of cuisine.

Overall: As much as I don't like to use this adjective - this is one of the "smoothest" Pale Ale's I've ever had. While it's easy to put down and rather crisp, it still offers authentic flavors of pineapple, mango, coconut and grapefruit without being too dry and bitter or overtly cloyingly sweet - as a pale ale should be. A very well balanced and tasty beer.

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Photo of SpinSamzo
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wvsabbath
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mantissa
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohnstone
4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RobDB
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriswjr
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 1,007 ratings.
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