One Hop This Time: Azacca
Night Shift Brewing

One Hop This Time: AzaccaOne Hop This Time: Azacca
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American IPA
Ranked #2,263
Ranked #14,934
3.95 | pDev: 8.35%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
One Hop This Time: AzaccaOne Hop This Time: Azacca
Notes: This new IPA sips with beautifully balanced notes of orange, mango, and pine, finishing crisp and clean.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 45
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy and goldenstraw colored with a frothy head; a few shards hang around

Smell: Expresses the Azacca well - lemon, bitter orange, mango, pineapple and pine all come through with intensity

Taste: A hint of the biscuit and the hops take over; lemon, bitter orange and pine forward with increasing bitterness; after the swallow, the more subtle tones of mango and pineapple peak through, but the dominant flavors are the bitter lemon and pine tones, from start to finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: To me, Azacca is a good blending hop but I don't think it has enough complexity to make a great IPA on its own

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love Night Shift and their rotating hoppy beers (Morph and OHTT) but this one never needs to be brewed again; astringent, lacks a defined hoppy taste

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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White hued, yellow color. Very cloudy. Small, but lasting, head. It leaves a good blanket of lace.

Sharp, weedy aroma. Light pale malt base.

The pale malt flavor is brief, quickly overrun by the harsh hop. The palate becomes accustomed to this. Definitely an extreme, as in hoppy, IPA. The body and effervescence are both in the average range for the style. The finish has a bit of pineapple to it. The flavor grew on me as I drank this.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a growler from the brewery, enjoyed later that night. Well balanced IPA - light floral aroma is followed by a taste of pine, orange and grapefruit that scratches the surface but never quite reaches a satisfying level of depth. Neither juicy nor aromatic, but a good beer nonetheless.

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One Hop This Time: Azacca from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 45 ratings