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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American IPA
Ranked #219
Ranked #4,381
4.15 | pDev: 7.47%
May 29, 2023
Feb 07, 2015
Notes: Santilli is our flagship American IPA, named after the brewery’s street address in Everett, MA. Its recipe was voted into production by our fans in 2015. The next year, Santilli won the Bronze Medal in the American IPA category at the 2016 World Beer Cup.

The beer pours bright gold with a nose of grapefruit zest and pine needles. Begins with big citrus flavors and a light, malty sweetness. Finishes clean, pleasantly bitter, and crisp. A boldly flavored, beautifully balanced, smooth-sipping IPA for every occasion.
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Rated: 4.1 by BeerMe8 from Florida

May 29, 2023
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Reviewed by cosmojg from Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is delightfully crisp with prominent floral notes and hints of citrus. Its simplicity makes it the perfect whenever beer, and it certainly pairs well with bar food.
Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Scouring the streets at night trying to figure out a name for a beer is hard work. While coming up with an award winning beer comes easier, the branding of such beer is as tough as the streets. Then it hits you...

Santilli comes crawling out of the glass with a glowing light gold translucence before building a frothy swath of sea foam. As a tantalizing scent of citrus, tropical fruit and berry tease the nose, so does a suggestive spruce, grassy and herbal perfume. Light sweetness of wafer, honeysuckle and fresh bread brings a malty introduction to the very first sip.

And as the ale flows across the tongue, the middle palate opens up to the hops and all of its white grapefruit, under ripened orange and lemon impressions. White hints of gooseberry, passionfruit and green papaya add to the fruity complement, the ale quickly turns bitter for a late taste of freshly torn pine needles, fresh grass clippings, verbena, lemongrass, green tea and dry hemp.

Medium bodied, creamy and drying, the resinous finish is a welcomed taste for crispness, refreshment and drinkability and with an off-clean peppery resinous character that extends into a spicy aftertaste of citrus peel, herb and pine.
Jan 11, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by probert from New York

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a somewhat opaque yellow-gold color with a decent head, hops dominate the aroma. Taste is predominantly hop - grapefruit, a bit piney. Definitely not in the NEIPA league which i think is a good thing. Malt backbone balances things out without being too sweet or overbearing. An enjoyable beer and worth trying.
Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Color is light copper, not clear through. Head was off white color and quickly faded to nice lacing. Nose was citrus and piney. Taste was like nose, citrus and gave off a bit of bitterness. Superb beer.
Dec 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy amber appearance with a large, lasting, rocky, white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma blasted right through without waiting for the head to recede, all hopped up on citrus and resin. Taste delivered on the citrus as grapefruit ruled. Notes of pine were in there as well. Modest amount of melon arrived near the finish. Fairly bitter, medium bodied mouthfeel. Solid offering.
Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Lobina from Arizona

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by desint from Belgium

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by Budlum from Maryland

Aug 02, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 20, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy gold. Big foam. Malty hop aroma. Great from the jump. A lightly sweet lemon hop body. Even malt finish with a little bitterness. Bright and refreshing. Goes down quick. Excellent.
Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of peaches, mango. Taste is of oranges, light mango, grapefruit, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Eychung from New York

Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has tropical and citrus hints
The taste follows the nose with a tropical and citrus flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good IPA
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
a: slightly hazy orange and matte burnt yellow color. pours a nice 2 finger rocky & frothy bright white head

s: real nice aroma of apricots, loads of peach, pineapple, tangerines, slight mango, oranges, sweet lemons, and a touch of sugary sweetness and bready maltd

t: nice smooth apricots and tangerines upfront. sweet clementines, sweet lemon candy, sweet pineapple juice and a kiss of peach. a touch of crackers and passionfruit at the end along with some grapefruit that provides both sweetness and a very subtle bitterness on the back sides of the tongue which helps to balance this

m: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. pretty standard for the style

o: classic tasting IPA here. tropical, yet has a sugary sweetness to it. a hint of bitterness for balance. highly drinkable. really nice
Apr 23, 2022
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Rated by rbztek

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Refreshing medium balance with grapefruit notes. It’s ok. Clean and Crisp. Not to bitter
Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by edthehead from Maryland

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by Alannaotm

Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by ebanigan

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Mar 20, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by adamstef

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned on 12/16/2020.

L---Impenetrable light amber color. Fluffy off-white head had excellent retention and left gorgeous lacing. Some sediment that sank to the bottom of the glass.

S---Hoppy, pine and citrus.

T---Hop bitterness. Some lemon and light pine.

F---Medium bodied with ok carbonation.

O---Wifey would really dislike the bitterness, but that works just fine for me. A really nice beer.
Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Ocalafox from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy gold color, bright with medium carbonation. smooth one finger head that levels out but retains well. Nice lacing . It does have swirl of carbonation on pour that settles down to nice tracers. Tastes like it smells with more tropical notes and also grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, light piney hops, and floral notes. The hoppy flavors seem dialed down a bit from the aroma, but overall the flavor is still quiet enjoyable
Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Night Shift Brewing "Santilli"
on tap @ The Union Tavern, Philadelphia, PA on 26 June 2021

Notes: Slight haze. Golden/amber in color. Creamy bright white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Soft pine, smooth citrus, lightly grainy and bready malt in the nose. The flavor follows with more citrus than pine, delivering grapefruit and orange. It’s solidly bitter, and spicy, earthy, and piney in the finish. Medium bodied and crisp.
Jun 25, 2021
Santilli from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 991 ratings