Morph 9/9/14 | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NightShiftBeer on 09-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 66
Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too much funk for me, but some people will definitely appreciate this beer. This does not particularly classify as an IPA for me as far as flavor profile. Still an interesting beer, just not my speed.

If this Morph version were just limey with no funk, we'll I'd be a bigger fan. But can't wait for future Morph versions...

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

A-Very cloudy orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Some tropical notes, lemon a little bit of grass.

T-Starts with some malt then a mild tropical note, lemon and grass.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins and nice carbonation.

O-Another good Morph IPA although I strictly preferred the 1st release

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Photo of Florida9
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What's up with these Morph beers? Are the yeast incapable of flocculation? A very very cloudy smoothie looking beer. Sort of a pastel gold. Forms a moderate sized head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing.
Aroma is quite pleasant. Lots of juicy citrus and sweet mandarin orange along with some sweet tropical fruit and papaya. Taste is similarly pleasant, being both lightly sweet with more juicy citrus. The tropical fruit is there, but not nearly as strongly as it is in the aroma. Mild bitterness. Low-medium carbonation.
Overall an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Piney, fruity and balanced.....................................................................................................................................

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Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours murky green-gold. The liquid looks extremely cloudy--a whitish, amber color. Small, but lasting head, leaves some streaky ring lace.

Fresh floral hop aroma, a bit grassy with a twist of grapefruit rind. Little malt.

Starts with a pale malt flavor and light yeasty bite. The hop is not as dramatic as I expected, but it's still quite prickly leaving a decent peppery aftertaste. The body is relatively thin; the carbonation average. Overall, it's a solid entry into the IPA world.

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Photo of AirBob
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Notes from 9/20/14

A - One finger of frothy white head which quickly dissipates. Very hazy/murky unfiltered orange-brown body.

S - Tons of citrus (mostly lime juice). Subtle tropical fruit sweetness.

T - Sweet lime. Tart and bitter citrus rind. Sour gummies. Slight pine in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation. Medium body.

O - I liked Batch #1 more, but this was a great IPA dominated by lime. Can't wait for the next batch!

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Photo of stonermouse
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a "can shaped" glass. Got the last can available, lucky me!

This pour is astounding. It's a murky orange-green, very hazy, with phenomenal lacing and head. This look isn't for everyone, but I'm a guy who prefers a chewy-looking IPA, and the haze and color on this are awesome.

But... a really strong, weird aroma to this beer. Kind of like rotting fruit. Just a bit too much of an unpleasant thing.

The flavor has a sort of feta and cranberry salad thing going on. I don't know if this hop profile involves some newfangled hop that I'm not privy to, but I've never tasted anything like this. It's rich, fruity, and leafy green. Not a main course type of flavor, but so rich, clean, and unique that I'm digging it.

Nice rich finish to this brew. I enjoyed it all-around, most for it's uniqueness. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of LutherBrau
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Appearance: Copper/Orange color. Completely opaque; direct light source does not shine through the beer. Small, white colored head that dissipates quickly. Carbonation is only visible at the top of the glass.

Smell: Bright stonefruit, pineapple, and mango with a hint of lime and lemon grass.

Taste: Sweetness up front, giving way to medium sour acidity, and finishing with resin hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. Not heavy on the tongue but still maintains an apparent smooth viscosity. Lightly carbonated

Overall: No two cannings of Morph are the same as Night Shift brews a different recipe with each release of this brew. The nose almost fooled me into thinking it was a fruit beer; their undisclosed hop blend on this one has THAT much citrus and is THAT pungent. The "tropical fruit salad" effect gives way to a nice dry finish that begs for the next sip. It's a real shame that this isn't a permanent release because this would be the ideal Beer Drinker's Mimosa.

I scored it 4.43/5

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Purchased on release day (9/9/14) - just happened to be passing by :)
Pours a murky thick orange hue with nice head and lacing. I love a murky beer. Huuge tropical mango hop aromas.
Taste is juicy hop...sweet tropical mango, pineapple, some pine...really juicy. Smooth...tasty, just bursting with flavor.
I can drink this all the time. Really liked this one a lot.

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Morph 9/9/14 from Night Shift Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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