One Hop This Time: Citra
Night Shift Brewing

One Hop This Time: CitraOne Hop This Time: Citra
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IPA - American
Ranked #97
Ranked #2,266
4.21 | pDev: 6.89%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
One Hop This Time: CitraOne Hop This Time: Citra
Notes: 100% citra-hopped IPA with tons of tropical fruit and candied citrus flavors.
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Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy dark lemon color, with short-lived white head
Citrus on the nose with hit of herbal
Quite bitter tasting, with a citrus pine, hint of grapefruit and hint of pineapple
Light bodied, quite refreshing
It is good to try these singe hops for the experience. Night Shift does a good job

Mar 27, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/23/20

Pours a cloudy pale gold with 2 fingers of rocky white head that leaves decent lacing

Very bright citrus on the nose, tropical in nature, there's a fruity component and a floral hop component that work really well together. The light bitterness detectable in the nose is balanced out by a smooth malt

The taste follows the nose here but is a little less bold. There's a nice lemon tang that compliments the sweeter tropical notes

Moderate carbonation and a creamy feel make this very easy to pound, but the light hop bite gives it some heft

Overall a really good beer, possibly one of my favorite IPA's, a style I'm always looking for innovative examples of. I'll most definitely be seeking out citra hopped beers as well

Feb 25, 2020
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PSanger from Connecticut

2.77/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cannot believe this rating. This is pure swill. This reminds me of an ipa in 2012. This has an overly malty taste with a small fruity smell. Do not buy this beer. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Absolute piss beer.

Jul 21, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 2 Bros. Pours a hazy yellow with an inch of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is lots of citrus, of course. Grapefruit, lemon, lime and fruity candy. The taste is the fruity candy, almost like Starburst or Skittles. Lemon, pink grapefruit, lime and tangerine. Medium body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Not much alcohol heat.

Jun 21, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very cloudy and hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries and limes are preset in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of limes along with strong notes of gooseberries.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a single hop IPA, this beer is quite flavorful and also has nice aromatic properties. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

Jun 01, 2019
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Gavage from Nevada

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy golden yellow in color with a 1/2" head that falls to a thin covering.

Smell: tropical fruit is easily detectable.

Taste: biscuit, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, melon, and an floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout. Light dryness arrives late.

Overall: a crisp and refreshing IPA.

Apr 08, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, "canned 03/06/18"

Nice looking hazed pour, leaves delicate off white fluff, and a load of fine scattered lace. Nice looking brew.

Lemony sniff, bright and fruity.

Delicious NE style IPA, hazy and juicy, with more lemons, pineapple, grapefruit. resiny/grapefruit filled hoppy finish...fresh and tasty...go get some

Mar 27, 2018
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Almighty1 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of citrus, easy drinking! And at 6% not too hot. If you love Citra hops, then this IPA is gor upu! My first from Night Shift Brewing, I will definitely have to check out the others!!!

Mar 25, 2018
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Lagersstink from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy purple color with 2.2875 fingers of head that fades like a rainbow down to a champagne bubbly cap that leaves spotty naught lingerie lacing

S: Lots of citra up front porch along with a touch of malted malt. Skittles, starburst, and pumpkin stand out

T: Follows the toes. Starts off with the desert dune of squash that is moderately religious. Goes into a light earthiness that helps to unbalance the zanginess. Finishes with lingering mold, including nutmeg and wet paint

M: anorexic with moderate negative carbonation

O: A great single hopskotch IPA that definitely goes launch on the citra. Very easy to massage on as well. Definitely check it in

Mar 24, 2018
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a bubbly cap that leaves spotty lacing

S: Lots of citrus up front along with a touch of malt. Grapefruit, lemon, and orange stand out

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the wave of citrus that is moderately bitter. Goes into a light maltiness that helps to balance the bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus, including lemon and orange

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great single hop IPA that definitely goes hard on the citra. Very easy to drink as well. Definitely check it out

Mar 21, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a finger of bright white head. Excellent retention on the head, leaving a few spots of lace before settling into a thick, foamy blanket.

The aroma is dank and grassy, with notes of orange rind and mango. The cracker malt is subtly present on the back end.

The flavor follows the nose. Lots of grassy notes with plenty of citrus rind and overripe mangoes. Slightly piney with a cracker malt finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. A touch oily, but very clean and smooth.

Overall, a solid IPA that doesn't really do the Citra hop justice. Nothing stands out in the flavor or aroma. Still, a balanced and drinkable beer.

Mar 07, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 9/13/17.

Pours cloudy straw yellow with an inch of white froth. Plenty of tattered lacing and moderate retention. Aromatics are tropical, juicy, and dank. Grapefruit pith with unripe peach. Medium bodied with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. A bit chalky. Dank citrus on the palate with zero malt and a light bitterness. Finishes very dry with lingering citrus pith and a moderate bitterness.

Great beer and full of Citra goodness.

Oct 04, 2017
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up some of this at Julio's. Canned on 9/15.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice slightly hazy dark straw hue with a nice two finger white head that fades slowly to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of orange juice and orange zest, light grassy hops, little bit of tropical fruit notes, faint mango. Light on the malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice orange zest flavour, little bit of grassy hops, candied mango. Very little malt sweetness though I do get a fair amount of crackery wheat. Finish is very light grapefruit bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a solid IPA. Hop notes were pleasant, quite easy to drink. Solid beer.

Serving Type: Can

Oct 03, 2017
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a pint glass.Canned on 09/12/17.

L- Thin soapy white colored head that dissolves quick,with moderate lacing.Slightly hazy straw colored body with good clarity and lots of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get citrus and grassy notes,with a slight hint of wheat.

T- The palate follows the nose with citrus fruits up front,lemongrass notes in the middle,and sweet malt and wheat on the back end.

F- The mouth feel is thin an chalky,with prickly oxidation and a dry finish.

O- pretty good IPA,not my favorite by them,but still good.

Oct 02, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazy, caution light yellow in color, with 3/4 inch head. Taste is big dank hops, starfruit, and pale malt. Slightly bitter, medium bodied, and carbonation. Makes for a nice show case for the citra hop. I prefer other beers by Night shift but this is solid.

Oct 01, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/15/17

Pours a large fluffy foamy 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, soapy lacing, very hazy murky pale yellow color

Nose explodes with citra goodness, lots of orange juice, grapefruit pith, a little dank musty thing, tropical mango, papaya, and a hint of crackery malt

Taste brings more of the same, some dankness up front, little musty tropical fruit, quickly into orange cream, citrus pith but not necessarily grapefruit, little mango juice and papaya, creamy cracker malt base, light base male, a fair bitterness. Lingering bitter pith, citrus rind, and a little cracker wheat like malt.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, decent carb, a little creamy.

Overall nice representation of citra, seems to hit most of the different aspects of the hop, a nice bitterness, light malts but enough to let the hop showcase. Maybe my fav of the OHTT series, also one of my fav hops so that makes sense.

Sep 20, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Drew. Canned on 12/06/16. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark hazy burnt yellow almost orange color. Finger’s worth of white foamy head stood atop the glass and that trickled down nicely. Moderate clingy semi-speckled lacing hung all around. The aroma takes some grapefruit rind bitterness to slap against some smooth citrus pulpiness, somewhat creamy-like. Subtle piney hop nuances underneath. The flavor starts bitter and gets a nice smooth sweet creamy citrus pulpiness to it. Reminiscent of juice but still the creaminess is there. No aftertaste but a quick bittersweet citrusy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Appropriate bitterness level, but still the creaminess likes to smooth it all out a bit. Overall, damn nice AIPA that I would love to have again.

Jun 11, 2017
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

3.17/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have only had Night Shift Brewing due to trade partners throwing it in as extras, but I must wonder if they've been looking for someone on which to dump this beer. The beer was canned 2 weeks ago, and tastes like dust, which would be fine if that was how they've marketed the brew instead of trying to explain that it's filled with tropical fruit and candied citrus flavors.

Feb 21, 2017
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Mateo2699 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour is a nearing straw yellow hue, slightly cloudy with a big frothy white head. Plenty of citrus in the aroma, orange zest and lemon peel. Hint of bready white cracker like malt. Taste follows the nose well, subtle citrus zest, cracker like malt. Hardly noticeable hints of hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation and very refreshing. Solid, yet simple single hop IPA. Nice showcase of citra.

Feb 15, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@ State of Beer

Hazy pale orange capped with a slab of tight-bubbled cream that fades to a soapy ring. Aroma is light, but nice...Citra hop juiciness and fresh airy citrus. Citra hop characteristics in the mouth as well, not as bold as expected, but more expressive as it warms a little. Grapefruit, peach, tangerine, lemon, and some piney greenness. Medium bodied, smooth, and fluffy soft. Solid.

Feb 01, 2017
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(16 oz can dated 12/20/16 - drank 4 weeks later, pint glass)

Pours a pale hazy gold with lots of carbonation - I had a 3-finger fluffy white head that forms clumps more than lacing. The aroma is refreshingly pleasant resinous mix of pineapple, pine and grapefruit. Aroma is stronger than most of this beer style (but not in the category of "dank") and that gets my up-vote for sure.

Taste is wonderfully balanced combination of fruity hops and slightly sweet cracker malt. Not very bitter but that is the trend with the juicy IPAs. One night argue this is marginally an IPA as a result, but for the style they are going for this hits the nail dead on and with force. The mouth feel is somewhat creamy and thin due to the lack of bitterness. Again, goes with the style. Aftertaste slowly fades to a tangy pine buzz - this gets more vote from me as well.

Overall this is a great ambassador for the juicy hazy NE IPA. It is well worth going out of the way to hunt it down. For a single hop it packs a great balanced flavor.

Jan 24, 2017
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MikeyBadnews from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Short review as I didn't intend to do a write up tonight but this is incredible, the best I've had from Night Shift and FRESH (Can date 1/4 - drinking on 1/14) You pick up the aroma without even trying, Citra done right, easily comparable to some offerings from another local brewery (Trillium) one of my favorite IPAs if you can find it fresh, get it.


Jan 15, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch that dissipates to a ring within minutes, but a little swirl brings it right back. Body is a bit hazy. Nice lacing that sticks around for a while. A floral nose with citrus. Taste of citrus that finishes with grapefruit. A very nice mouthfeel as well. Very well balanced with a nice, clean finish. Overall, another nice job from these guys.

Jan 07, 2017
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peensteen from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazed light golden blonde, one finger of white head and some lace. Smell has lots of tropical fruit, citrus, peach and mango, major fruit bomb, very light malt bill. Taste is fruity with a medium bitterness, long pulls of peach and grapefruit, pineapple and mango, dry finish, a bit of an earthy note into the finish as well, fruity aftertaste. Light-Medium carbonation, medium full body. A nice single hop IPA, juicy and fruity, easy to drink.

Nov 15, 2016
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can shared by Matthew. Thanks!

Hazy yellow body with a half inch of soapy, bone white head. Aromas of fresh hops, lemon, assorted tropical fruit. Lovely flavor and mouth feel. Delicious.

Oct 16, 2016
One Hop This Time: Citra from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 212 ratings