The 87 | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our house double IPA, The 87, has a piece of NSB history in its moniker. Named for our home at 87 Santilli Highway in Everett, this luscious hop-bomb is wonderfully drinkable even with a little extra ABV. The 87's hop profile marries traditional American varietals with some exciting, newer hops. After a few iterations, we're pretty dang happy with the recipe.

Added by NightShiftBeer on 03-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,540
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
623
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
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48
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201
Trade:
4
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Photo of jpd026
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CANNED 10/23/18.

Pours a deep hazy gold, not completely unfiltered but with a nice haze to it. Some head rises up, full and sticky, leaving layers of lace around the glass.

A nice balanced combination of sweet citrus, malt, and piney, resinous hops. A great array of flavors, none overpowering the other. Tinges of tropical fruit cut through any residual bitterness and keep the aromas in check.

A much more hop-forward flavor profile, dripping with resinous, piney hops but with a citrusy backbone that softens the blow of the predominant hops. Again, great balance.

Crisp yet smooth. Juicy, with a lightly sticky finish and medium carb.

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Photo of beatonian
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh fruit and pine scents abound in this beer, which has a bold first sip and a light, fizzy aftertaste. It couldn’t look tastier in the glass and goes down very smooth given its ABV. Maybe my favorite from the very solid Night Shift lineup!

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Photo of Canalfisher22
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of turbasco
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhatsAnIPA
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsr1961
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 8/2/18 poured into a tulip
A: Hazy light orange with a one-finger head
S: Grapefruit, mango, a hint of pine; fresh/bold
T: More tropical fruit than the nose, citrus/pine/herbs on the midpalate
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: A very tasty, well-made DIPA

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Photo of Allurex
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tubeman
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased 4-pack in Falmouth, MA. Typical NE DIPA look, with a fluffy head that sticks around and leaves some lace. Nice tropical fruits in the aroma. Sticky sweet and juicy with no off-flavors. Overall a top shelf DIPA.

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Photo of s_minette
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickStalzer
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange murky beer with a lot of particulate floating around. Big fluffy head that leaves wide bands of lacing. Smell is not super strong with some citrus and a little hoppiness. The taste is muted, lightly sweet and has mostly bitter citrus and pine. Not a super balanced beer to me but light and crisp. It would be hard to guess there is 8% in there.

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Photo of matthewbrown324
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i liked their whirlpool pale a whole lot more than this one, although i suspect i did not encounter this one at its peak of freshness. it has a lot of haze to it, a slightly more caramel or brassy color than i am used to in the style, a little more haze and malt structure, a lot less refined than the whirlpool too, although thats comparing apples to oranges i know. its real murky and it feels thick when i drink it, not under carbonated but just heavy, even for the style. i like that it has some hop bitterness to it, so few of these hazy ones do these days, but the hops i can taste arent all that fresh or unique to me, a spicy piney thing with a little bit of bitter grapefruity citrus, its not generic necessarily, just familiar, which isnt a bad thing, but its the diversity of hops that i like in these bigger styles, when they are dry hopped to high heaven to showcase the extremes of a certain varietal or a blend, and this one just sort of tastes like a million others. a little boozy too which i dont love in the style. i will catch it fresher next time and compare, but this one didnt impress me anywhere near as much as their pale. reading other ratings and searching for pics of this one, i must have had it old or bottom of the keg, until next time then...

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Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Long Ridge Wine and Spirits in Plymouth for about twelve dollars. Canned-on date
8/18. I have had this beer before. Probably my least favorite brew from these guys, something just a bit off with the taste.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LocalRippa226
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The 87 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 623 ratings