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:
985
Reviews:
130
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
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68
Gots:
255
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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - straw yellow gold. Crystal clear until the last bit of the pour. Develops into a neon piss yellow. Described by my mother as "not morning pee, but afternoon pee". Lemonade. The end of the glass reveals a neon, cool off-white. Actually looks pretty nice in fluorescent light.

S - crisp and lemony. Light bready presence. Floral, like sunflowers and dandelions.

T - ultra grassy and yeasty bitterness. Light and tangy. Slightest of peach, but that's a stretch. Lemon and coriander. Crackers. Refreshing. Sessiony. Dry pineapple breadiness.

F - light and soft. Definitely low ABV. Smooth and flowing.

O - enjoyable for a session, but flat in flavor in some senses. Good way to end the night.

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Photo of JonnyJuicebox
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just a perfect session beer. Looks like a pale lemony gold, if you stare at it long enough you may even start to pick out tiny bits of pink. Smell is bursting with peach aroma. Taste is peaches upfront with a nice soft bubblegum finish. In a land of 9%+ DIPA's, Nightshift Whirlpool is a nice reminder that small beer can pack a big flavor.

For increased enjoyment pair with lightly seasoned summer time.

ALthough it's been a while since it happened, Nightshift transitioning to tallboys and incresing distro has been a wonderful boon to the Boston beer scene.

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

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

Photo of bobbyriz
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoild
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of seanh99
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tonybonvechio
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/22/16.

L: Hazy straw yellow. 1 finger foam head, lots of lacing.
S: Citrusy, floral, not overpowering at all.
T: Mild and sweet, fits the session mold.
F: Watery.
O: Mild and easy to drink but nothing extraordinary.

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

Photo of Shellynix
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a massive white head that left blotchy lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of citrus, floral hops, biscuit and a hint of grapefruit. Tastes of sweet ruby red grapefruit, orange, biscuit, sweet malts, some tropical fruits and a bit of spices. Light bodied, well carbonated, clean and crisp.

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

Photo of JeffGuilly
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of pveilleux
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootanderson
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can is 3 months old. Had it over a month ago too, and is just as good.
Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a great foam head that sticks all over the glass.
Fantastic session beer. Has a great cracker malt backbone. Hopped well, balanced. I honestly could drink this all day.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Canned 12/23/16, it pours very hazy to cloudy piss yellow color with a solid 1 finger bright white foamy head that was packed with bubbles that dissipated very slowly and left really good spider web foamy lacing.

Smells very citrus-y up front with lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, red grapefruit, cracked wheat, biscuit, grassy floral hops, peppery spices and earthy notes. Fresh, zesty and full of fruit, this is quite hoppy with just enough of the malt backbone to make it very well balanced.

Tastes very much like the nose with lemon zest, tangerine, red grapefruit, orange peel, coriander, peppery spices, dry floral hops, cracked wheat or dry toasted grains, biscuit, dry grassy, earthy notes and then it fades with wheat bread toast and topical fruit. There is no sign of the ABV and the hops remind me of a good German beer and seems like Citra or Chinook hops were used to bring out all that citrus. Maltier flavor than the aroma, but it's still pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel is light, thin and almost watery, it's a definite session beer that would be great on a hot summer day. Finish is on the dry side and bitter with the lemon and grains trailing off sort of sweet. A nice easy drinking APA.

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Photo of TheLefty1616
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of c_tails
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from 16oz can, canned in Jan

clean, crisp and bright. lots of hops of course but i'm not finding it to be "juicy" or citrusy like others seem to. very refreshing. low malt, low bitterness, low alcohol - lots of flavor but i wouldn't say its wallop of hops. really well balanced. great beer, wish i picked up more than one can

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Whirlpool from Night Shift Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 985 ratings.
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