The 87 | Night Shift Brewing

The 87The 87
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 502 ratings
The 87The 87
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NightShiftBeer on 03-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,352
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
502
Liked:
472
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
7.16%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
147
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of brunop
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Canned oN 8/23/17 Cracked open: 9/1/17

An almost clear, slightly hazy gold and light amber color. Jazzy, flowing bubbles makes it look very lively. A 3" bubbly, yet dense white foam headway has good staying power. Plenty of chunky lace leftover and a constant foam cover at all times.

A monsterously hoppy nose, dense earthy tones with multiple layers of freshly picked hop cones after rubbing them between your hands. Peppery citrus, tangy fruits, pineapple and starfruit with some earthy grains mixed in.

The citrus and peppery earthy tones of the hops have an unreal complexity. Earthy, bitter and dry flavor's dominate as the light but very effective malt allows the hops to shine. The hop flavor is both fresh and yet, very dry hopped effect as well. I just love the citrus and earthy combo! A bitter bite toward the back of the palate with black pepper and golden wheat and then the mega tart citrus is very upfront. A sweet, light malty charecter does not go unnoticed. If it wasn't for the light, bright malt charecter I would say this is much more classically West Coast style.
Mouthfeel is lively, medium to full even though the malt is light it still has a slickness going down, but turns dry to finish pretty fast.

Night Shift does it again! They have truly mastered the art of the HOP.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wesmaze
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hombo3
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KShophead
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahap585
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Admiraldinty
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at WhichCraft Brews in Penfield, NY.

This one pours a partially clear golden orange, with a small head and lots of sticky lacing.

This smells super spicy and peppery, with dank weed, grass, grapefruit and melon.

This is a nice change up from the usual hop bomb. It's quite bitter and spicy, with a hint of grapefruit, lemon, and melon, and slight bready malt.

The bitterness is pretty high, so it's not quite super drinkable, but it's still nice, with a good level of carbonation. This is pretty dry, with a clean finish.

I hope we keep getting Night Shift locally, this is gold, Jerry, gold!

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Photo of ejane
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 5/25/17. The look was very hazy but nit murky yellow/gold with a fluffy white head leaving some lacing behind. Smells like candied fruits but not overpowering like others, some light malt, grassiness, and pine. Tastes initially is tropical fruits then to citrus fruits moving to pine. Feel is almost but not full, bitter, and slick! Overall solid DIPA.

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Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonB25
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of florisj135
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dank as hell. Fantastic west coast-influenced east coast double. Sticky. Citrusy. Tropical. Piney. Dank. Sticky (again).

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The 87 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 502 ratings
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