The 87 | Night Shift Brewing

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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:
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:
#1,418
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
585
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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46
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 585 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of Tcsox
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rdodenho
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excellent DIPA. Not anything special but very solid

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

Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to near cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and a few specks clinging to the edges of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus and pine are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of citrus and pine along with a moderate amount of bitterness. The pine is most noticeable in the finish but doesn't have a resinous taste to it.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable, particularly its smell, taste, and crisp bite on the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Zryan92
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paul-G
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLGull
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 32arden
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Almighty1
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden and hazy goodness! A bit hot at 8%, but overall an excellent citrusy DIPA from Night Shift. Nice balance.

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Photo of Rgolf917
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/29/17. This beer has a very stunning hazy amber-orange appearance, with a creamy, fluffy 3 finger head.

Aroma is of both floral hops and bright citrus fruits.

The age of the hops are detectable for sure, so beyond the hop spoilage, I get bright citrus fruit - grapefruit, lemon, orange. Slight herbal/floral notes, very slight pine. Still gonna rate this a 4.

Feel is crisp and clean but with just the right amount of resin for a double IPA for me. Sensed, but not overpowering.

Overall, I'd love to try this fresh. Might be my favorite Night Shift beer so far.

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Photo of Pinkylives
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmcarter23
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jay_Mobilia
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter. A bright golden hazy look with a thick and resilient white head. Oranges, tangerines, and mango on the nose. A bright citrus taste that built in intensity throughout, leading to a fantastic finish. Moderate clean bitterness, like orange pith. Dry bready malt. Excellent.

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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Ah, '87. ...it's always reminded me of prom. But now the Night Shift beer makers have me thinking about something else. Citrus, orchard and tropical flavors come with a mental soothing strength for a more modern taste, texture and perfume than anything made in 1987, especially the aquanet and spandex.

But the imperial stout that is The 87 comes with waves of ripe, radiant and succulent hop aromatics. Its delectable perfume precedes even the golden amber hue that seems brightly of orange hues. Sweet on the early palate with toastiness, nuttiness and an overall graham cracker taste, hints of honey and caramel begin to soothe the sweet tooth.

Sweetness fades gradually on the middle palate until it recedes to a mere supporting role for hops. But its the hops that grow into fruity, floral and bitter lather. Orange, mango and cantaloup mingle with a rich juiciness that's bright and also rich. Red grapefruit, lemon leaf and juniper come in later with a sharp and crisp late palate. Moderately bitter, the taste of fresh grassiness and torn pine needles resonate with a peachy peppery bite.

Medium bodied but seemingly fuller early on, the beer's body eventually reduces to a malty dry finish with a long afterglow of citrus, pepper and pine that outlasts any grain sugars or more supple fruit impressions.

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The 87 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 585 ratings