The 87
Night Shift Brewing

The 87The 87
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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,284
Ranked #3,774
4.17 | pDev: 7.43%
Oct 09, 2023
Mar 27, 2015
Lovingly named after our address in Everett, The 87 is a juicy, tropical New England DIPA. Pours hazy with a glowing shade of orange. A simple, clean malt bill allows the hops to shine. Aromas of sweet orange and guava lead into a stone fruit burst of candied peach and nectarine. Soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Very drinkable for 8% ABV.
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Rated: 4.29 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Gravel77Rider55

4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Crisp start with a medium to strong hoppy finish. Strong aroma. Smooth swallowing and a big 8% abv in this dipa. Beautiful golden color. Taste gets hoppier with every sip.
Mar 07, 2023
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Rated by beerrat from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours light amber tiny bit hazy. Smell of hops. Lite bitterness overall good easy drinking.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2022
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Reviewed by SenojEtep from Massachusetts

2.82/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
I disagree with this outstanding rating because there is more than a hint of that clove smell that you get when the yeast struggles. (No, I am not a save-the-yeast activist.) The same clove smell and taste that is found in Belgians, farmhouse, and others. I recently tossed a five gallon batch that I made because of this smell. I do not like that smell or taste outside of its zone - those European low country ales, or even in its zone. The combination of even a little clove and a lot of hops, for me, is unpleasant. I might have rated it a half point lower but I did finish the pint.
Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by rocolo14

Aug 17, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy orange. Thick foam. Sweet orange aroma. Sweet and spicy body. Fades to a mild bitterness. A little syrupy. Pretty good.
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
From the bottom of the can: "CANNED 04/12/22"

Appearance: The body is a dull and burnished gold color. It is mostly opaque but some shadows make it through. It has a large head with a slightly off-white head color. The bubbles are thick and soapy looking. It has very good retention and leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: It smells slightly floral, like wildflowers. There is a peppery note to the beer, and a light bit of cabbage aroma.

Taste: Up front it tastes like black pepper. As is approaches the middle of the mouth it takes on a waxy old chocolate flavor. It kind-of has an ant flavor. Towards the back of the mouth it has some cabbage flavor. Mint in the aftertaste which is nice.

Mouthfeel: It is on the lower edge of medium bodied with a slight syrupy texture. Moderately high grassy bitterness. It is a bit of a sipper.

Overall: The beer straddles the lower edge of average when it comes to a New England IPA. It is grassy and has cabbage aromas and what is left is mostly spicy pepper with a touch of old waxy chocolate flavor. It is an odd mix of flavors that isn't the greatest. It isn't one I would buy again or recommend but it is drinkable.
May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by zahara15 from Vermont

Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this at restaurants twice recently, both times reasonably fresh cans were served. Super solid IPA. Pretty pour, juicy aromas, very nice balance of juicy and little bitter fresh hop flavors, clean dry finish. Very enjoyable!
Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by adamstef

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Gary01453 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excellent offering by these guys. Packs a decent punch at 8 percent abv. Def not an all day beer like whirlpool but I enjoy having a few along with lower abv ones
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Dec 27, 2021
The 87 from Night Shift Brewing
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