Morph 3/26/15
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Morph 3/26/15Morph 3/26/15
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 60
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy orange/gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong fruity citrus, caramelized malts and some floral hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of lemon, apricot & grapefruit. Then a strong but not over-powering floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of MissSmisje
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Received as an extra in a trade. L: very hazy dark peach, small head that dissipates into a collar. S: the nose is the best thing about it - very juicy with lemon balm, mango, peach and pineapple, but also a catty astringency in the background. T: thin and overly dry. Some tropical fruits and some lemon peel, but unpleasantly bitter. F: thin and almost papery dry. Potentially an oxidized sample. Would like to try another can before committing to this rating.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C'mon son. Who is rating these beers?

When you hear a brewer rant about certain beers overhopped to disguise the flaws, this beer is the poster child. The aroma is nice, certainly showcasing some tropical fruit flavors that suggest mango, pineapple and other tropical fruit. But even the nose isn't offering that pop that makes a true winner and there's far too much cat piss that no matter who the hell says is an attractive feature, it simply isn't. Not even in a sour/wild ale.

As for the flavors, it's a muddled mess of fruitiness, bitterness, watered-down session IPA feel and timid malts. Just a mess. This encapsulates the taste and feel.

There are shining moments of delicious probably Mosaic fruit deliciousness that are unfortunately followed by poor mouthfeel (more carbonation than body), extreme bitterness and, again, a complete lack of malt balance.

This beer isn't bad, but someone has to offer an objective review of this beer and in doing so, I'm probably harsher than necessary. This beer is decent, simple and plain.

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Photo of Svenson89
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

After referencing Beer Advocate for the past 4 years as my go-to site for accurate and insightful reviews, I finally took the time to make an account and start writing reviews. I figure, what better way to kick it off than with this limited offering that i stumbled upon this evening.

It came in a 4-pack of cans, which is my favorite packaging as far as IPAs are concerned (they seem to taste fresher and more crisp). There was a sign on the shelf limiting customers to 2 4-packs of said cans.

Look: good looking IPA, Nice golden color with a slight haze, half-finger head with mild lacing.

Smell: I was excited as soon as soon as i put my nose to it, pretty fruity on the nose I get grapefruit up front with a slight hint of pine/hops as well. very appealing on the nose.

Taste: Follows up on the nose pretty well. A little bit fruity/grapefruit up front, but nothing over powering. mild piney/hoppy bitterness come in shortly after along with maybe a little bit of yeast. finish is pine with a great hoppy aftertaste. the alcohol is masked very well, which i tend to enjoy. I like how the hop flavor gets more intense on this one towards the finish.

Feel: its crisp with a good amount of carbonation. finishes a little bit dry but in a pleasant way. very nice.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Its my first offering from Night Shift, and im glad I picked it up. The store I purchased it from was only allowing 2 4-packs per customer, had I know i was in for such a treat I would've grabbed a second 4-pack while i was there! For IPA lovers, definitely give it a shot its well worth it. Surprisingly one of the stand out IPAs for me lately.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden peach hue. Almost no head. Thin eggshell lacing. Fruity almost pineapple sweet nose. Similar taste. Not a huge hop bite in the front, but some resin shines through past the mellow fruit and hoppy mid-pallet wash. Finishes with a smoothness from the malt which gives hints to the yeast. Overall some of the better Morphs. Maybe a hint less piney than previously showcased.

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Morph 3/26/15 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 60 ratings