Morph 10/1/14
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
3.92 | pDev: 8.16%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 61
Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A huge head forms above the clear goldenstraw liquid; sticks impressively and leaves quite a few clumps of lace

Smell: Tropical fruit, with powerful pineapple and mango tones

Taste: The tropical fruit tones jut forward with shortbread malt building underneath; not the most bitter IPA I have tasted but it is delightfully fruity

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was a little nervous about waiting so long to open up the can but this beer was a true delight

Thanks, Ljudsignal, for the opportunity

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Photo of jlindros
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting to do this for a while, great that they actually label each as a different batch, like Stone Enjoy by. Also craft beer cans, yay!

Pours a big fluffy head that hits 1.5 fingers then fades semi slowly with nice foamy lacing, mostly hazy semi clear honey golden color.

Nose explodes, and I mean so much hop eruption! Reminds me of what Julius used to be as that seems to have toned down a bit in the past year or so, tons of citrus, orange juice, and orange cream, some grapefruit pith and papaya like tropical notes, faint resin and musty wet hop, little orange peel, touch of juicy malt.

Taste brings more citrus, lots of orange juice and orange creamy, again like what Julius used to be, with a nice rind and grapefruit pith, a little herbal and minty hop note, a graoefruit mint and peppery like hop note, bright citrus and fruit, with a little grapefruit and papaya like notes again. It has a nice juicy fluffy malt base, not quite toasty but nice balancing malt base with pretty good bitterness. Hops get a little spicy and earthy on the back end, finishing pretty bitter and chewy spicy hop characters, lots more orange peel and rind, a little pith, faint grapefruit and fruity notes, and pretty dry.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall quite nice, lots of nice citrus, great hops, explosive nose, good bitterness and balance with the malts just taking a back seat to letting the nice hops showcase.

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Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev +2%

Notes from 10/11/14

A - 1/2 inch of thinish white head. Good lacing. Hazy golden-yellow body.

S - Grapefruit flesh over tropical fruit. Super sweet/tart.

T - Big time grapefruit flavors with some lemon and lime and light tropical fruit. Middle is dominated by citrus notes. More sour and bitter notes in the finish.

M - Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Slightly creamy finish but its balanced out with bitterness. Refreshing.

O - Another winner. Not as fun as past batches, but still solid.

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Photo of Damian
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drink from a 12 fl. oz. can
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my friend Roy for bringing this to our party.

The nearly crystal-clear, golden yellow liquid was topped by an inch tall, bright white, tight and creamy crown. The head quickly dropped to a thin film. Drips of lacing stuck along the glass. As the beer warmed, the chill hazed dropped to reveal a completely transparent body.

Not a lot happening in the nose. The hops were noticeable but they were rather muted and seemed to be more of the noble variety. Crisp, grassy and somewhat woodsy. Subtle citrus notes. Orange peel was detectible. As the beer warmed, I picked up some honeydew melon as well.

The flavor profile was similar to the aroma initially. Decent up front. Grassy, piney and resiny hops came through. Slightly earthy and herbal. Almost a bit floral. Biscuity malts were apparent. The beer finished super dry, bitter and astringent. Ultra pithy, grapefruit rind-like notes lingered for what seemed to be an eternity.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied and somewhat fizzy. A bit thin for the style and definitely over carbonated. On the palate, the liquid settled and turned creamy, slick and smooth.

Night Shift makes a number of excellent beers (their Berliner Weisse variations are especially notable) but this is definitely not one of their better efforts. Morph 10/1/14 tastes like an amateur homebrew. For the next release, I really hope this beer morphs into something much better.

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Morph 10/1/14 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 61 ratings