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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #251
Ranked #4,305
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
May 07, 2022
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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3.82 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2022
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

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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3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rbztek

Refreshing medium balance with grapefruit notes. It’s ok. Clean and Crisp. Not to bitter

Apr 21, 2022
4.12 by edthehead from New York on Apr 12, 2022
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Mar 20, 2022
4.19 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2022
4 by Mctr234 from Rhode Island on Nov 26, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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
4.38 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Sep 20, 2021
4.21 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Aug 09, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Ocalafox from Florida

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
4.24 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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
3.9 by mdfb79 from New York on Jun 11, 2021
4.15 by Jcarriglio from Florida on May 07, 2021
4.23 by Cfitty from New York on Apr 25, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 16oz can 1/19/21 into a weizen glass.

Pours a translucent yellowish orange with about three fingers of white head. Amazing retention and great lacing. Just a little bit of yeasty fog appears toward the end of the pour

Smells of a mixture of pine, pineapple, apple and very faint citrus.

Taste is dominated by earthy, dank pine and resins. Bitterness on the back end of the sip.

Fairly sticky mouthfeel. Strong bitter aftertaste. low to medium carbonation.

For a 6% abv IPA, this beer packs a flavorful punch. Very nicely done.

Apr 01, 2021
4 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2021
4.75 by J_Wheels from Pennsylvania on Feb 14, 2021
4.25 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2021
4.27 by socon67 from New York on Feb 13, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 2beerdogs from California

Canned 11/18/2020
Slightly cloudy, dull gold. Fluffy white cap, just shy of 2 inches has very good retention. Nice clumpy lacing.
She shines in the nose: initially piney notes followed immediately by a crisp lemon zest bite. Then grass, undertones of sweet grain, and an herbal zip.
Flavor follows through faithfully. Slightly dank pine resin, floral lemon, tangerine, wet grass, white pepper, sweet bready grain, and a drying bitterness.
Mouthfeel is just shy of medium, carbonation is active but not overly so. Smooth finish even though a hint of mineral grittiness comes through on the very end.
Overall, a great offering.

Jan 31, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 12/8/20

How the hell is it that Night Shift is my most reviewed brewery (37 beers), yet I haven't reviewed one of their flagship offerings? It beats me, but I've had this beer many times before and now it's time to properly review it

Pours a cloudy orange gold with 2 fingers of rocky white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves tons of lacing

The nose here is about as basic as it gets for the style, but the balance is executed incredibly. I pick up on notes of lemon peel, oily pine, red grapefruit, floral hops, crisp malt, and a hint of sweet cream

While the aroma would suggest a subtle bitterness, the taste takes a more assertive approach. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, and a touch of mint. The swallow relies less on the tart fruitiness, bringing a rush of caramel malt along with notes of fresh cut pine, floral hops, lime, and crisp bread

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation which allows this to go down extremely easy. Finishes mostly dry with a classic west coast bitterness

This is a beer I've enjoyed for quite some time, and I had always assumed I already reviewed it. But it was nice to actually get my thoughts written out for it, and I think I actually appreciate quite a bit more now

Jan 19, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Served on tap in a conical pint glass at Growler's Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe, NY.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, dusky yellow, not quite approaching amber, with a one to finger, lemon chiffon color head, rim plus retention, and solid sticky rings of foamy lacing.
S: Aroma of lemon chiffon, light caramel, and a white pepper note.
T: Semidry. Lemon citrus, caramel, and white pepper. Bitterness moderate and subtle, leaving a very clean finish.
M: Light not quite medium bodied with solid persistent effervescence. Silky mouthfeel.
O: A truly delicious, light, dry, lemon chiffon flavor American IPA.

Jan 16, 2021
4.23 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2021
4.11 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A pint can was emptied into a clear glass liter mug to observe few things. The color is a semi-translucent amber with some head and glass lacing. It's a mild dose of IPA characteristics for the nose, certainly not enough to anticipate anything. The taste is one of a good clean and hearty hop feast. There is some body, so there's some malt in there somewhere, but the taste is several degrees of hops. Mainly dry and bitter, without a detriment to the finish, this is an excellent AIPA.

Dec 28, 2020
3.23 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Dec 21, 2020
3.66 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2020
3.97 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Nov 29, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours an almost clear pale orange color with a small white head that subsides to lacing.

Smells of grapefruit and piney hops. Tastes of slightly tart citrus and mildly bitter hops.

Light body and carbonation. Crisp clean mouthfeel.

This is a nice easy going west coast IPA.

Nov 22, 2020
2.75 by wildman69 from New York on Nov 14, 2020
4.02 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

Here I am in Massachusetts at my sister's place, and she bought me all kinds of singles. This is the best of the lot so far, and my first reviewed from Rhode Island.

It pour like a New England style without the clouds. Very nice fine head. The aroma is nicely finished with good. The taste is kind of New England like to. Nicely bitter and not very malty. The finish is clean.


Oct 21, 2020
4 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Oct 20, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Mugman8 from New York

Clear gold on the pour, some head and soapy lace. Strong aroma of grapefruit, pine and floral hops. Taste follows the smell, and after a juicy grapefruit start, follows with pine, hops and a crisp, dry, but slightly bitter finish. Ending is a little too bitter for my tastes. Gets a little smoother as the beer warms. Canned 6/11/20. Good but not great....not up there with Jai Alai, Flower Power, Bell's Two Hearted etc.

Oct 07, 2020
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