Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American Strong Ale
3.68 | pDev: 16.03%
Jan 11, 2019
May 26, 2015
Hogarth, a strong ale blend aged in apple brandy and bourbon barrels - big, malty, caramel backbone; assertive rye spice; sophisticated, intricate symphony of bourbon, toffee, and dark fruit flavors.
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Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 07, 2018
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
This beer was infected, without a doubt. The bottle gushed and foamed for a while after opened. The flavor was almost unbearable. Would not recommend this beer to anyone.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2016
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.79/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
This one gushed nearly immediately upon opening. This is a bad sign.

This pours with a super active and overbearing head, with a light brown body, and lots of lacing.

This smells pretty awful honestly. It smells like rotting garbage and movie theater butter, with a hint of apple brandy.

The smell was atrocious, and luckily the taste wasn't as bad. It's still super shaky, though. There is diacetyl galore, so buttery, with a some slight caramel, apple brandy, and light tartness. This went wrong in so many ways.

The mouthfeel is creamy, in a kind of oily way. This is hard to drink due to the taste and aroma.

I am quite disappointed as to how infected this was.
Nov 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

May 22, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by WanderingFool from Massachusetts

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 3.3 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 1.94 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
750ml capped bottle into a Grrrz teku. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a thick, creamy, 1.5 finger light cream colored head with excellent retention. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. Lacing is patchy and stringy. Looks like ocean waves. An outstanding looking beer for the style.

Mose is sweet brown sugar, citrus, tree sap and green raisins. A light booziness wafts in and out of the experience. A little strange but not bad.

Opens oak, caramel, brown sugar and citrus fruit. Yeasty in the middle with a light oaky tartness that fades into a prominent molasses and syrup sweetness. Ends sweet and sappy. The flavor combination in this one is all over the place.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and aggressive and almost sparkling going down. Accented finish with a slightly lingering, sparkling aftertaste. Not bad but doesn't really fit the style.

I'm not sure what is trying to be accomplished here. Hogarth isn't bad but it doesn't taste like a strong ale... more like a very very old barrel aged IPA that has lost all hop presence and taken on a huge malt character. I'll pass next time.
Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle gushes slightly upon opening, pours a muddy brown with hints of amber. Slight hint of light comes through the body, with a thick, foamy, sticky tan head. Aroma is Apple, rye, oak, toast and hints of caramel. Flavor is sweet and woody up front, with lots of toasted malts and hints of rye towards the end. Body is full, rich, with a lingering sweetness and medium carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer with a nice barrel component.
Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Sep 22, 2015
Hogarth from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 44 ratings