One Hop This Time: Idaho 7
Night Shift Brewing

One Hop This Time: Idaho 7One Hop This Time: Idaho 7
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #221
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,660
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 5.7%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
71
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Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
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SCORE
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One Hop This Time: Idaho 7One Hop This Time: Idaho 7
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 71
Photo of Mulryan18
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a strong, satisfying one hop IPA. As usual with Night Shift, it meets and even exceeds its high expectations. Citrus comes through clearly but does not take over the beer.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.57/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can dated 6/21/19 to a Nonic.
Hazy light orange body supports a nicely textured white head that does some beautiful lacing that lasts the session.
Not much of a nose on this, but I have been mowing dust today, probably not up to the task.
Bit of a hop burn to this that kind of blocks out everything else, although the mouth feel is nice.
Not familiar with Idaho 7, but I'm not impressed with this example. Maybe it needs to be super fresh.

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Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 6/21/19.
Pale yellow look. Smell is melon, grapefruit, citrus. Taste follows nose. Feel is light. Overall, very nice beer. Would drink again.

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

April 2017: I picked up some Idaho 7 hops series in mid April now and it has crazy amounts of dank marijuana smell and flavor - like it was steeped with pot... not "dank notes", I mean like drinking bong water. Bizarre. Never had anything like it. Not an ideal beer due to its intensity, but will definitely appeal to, um, certain beer drinkers. Oddly it didn't taste that way on tap at the bar. Not sure how that happened.

Had it again since and the flavor was a little more subtle and balanced.

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

On tap at TRATA in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a lightly hazy orange color, with a good one inch head, with lots of sticky lacing.

This smells like melon, grapefruit, mango, light grassy mint, and lemon.

Idaho 7 hops are really unique, and add some cool flavors. There's a really cool herbal bitterness, almost like tea, with a big citrusy wonderful blast up front- mango, melon, grapefruit, maybe some peach. There's not much malt going on here.

This is light bodied, crisp and really clean, with a good level of carbonation.

I need more beers with this hop. It creates some really neat flavors.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Colonial
Hazy lemon in color with a huge frothy white head that persists. Earthy lemony citrus and grassy hops atop a faint bready maltiness. Has that Night Shift sameness, tasty but I'm loosing interest.

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

Canned 4/12/17, less than a month old.

Pours a huge fluffy creamy head that fades at a med to slower pace, sticky soapy lacing, very hazy lemonade color.

Nose big musty citrus and tropical notes, orange peel, lemony, tangerine, a cross between tangerine and lemon like, musty passion fruit, dank lemonade, fair floral component, a little grassy too, hint of toasty grassy malt and maybe wheat.

Taste creamy wheat malt, a little toasty but not much, fair hop presence, again lots of fruit, citrus and a little musty passion fruit tropical, dank notes, lemony, tangerine, little orange zest and lemon-tangerine hybrid again, generic mild tropical but musty tropical, pithy, little pear, fair bitterness, a litle floral as well. finish is drier, pretty bitter, a little spicy grassy hop profile, lots of citrus rind and some dankness.

Mouth is med bod, fair creamy, fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, good base, nice hop presence.

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

Serving: Can
Canned: Apr-10-2017


A:
Pours a hazy, anemic straw with three fingers of bleached-white fluff that sticks around pretty well. Good retention; sheets of lacing. (4.25)

S:
Citrus, green, hard water, herbs. (4)

T:
A slap of earthy/dank bitterness. (4)

M:
Medium-minus body with active carbonation and a bone dry finish. (4)

O:
A solid, to-style, bitter IPA brewed with a hop I've never had before.
This one is very nice-looking in the glass. The aroma and flavor are both good, you get a good idea of what Idaho 7 is like. Relatively fruity with lots of parched bitterness and a strange herbal/green flavor that is like mint and bad weed mixed together. It is drinkable and well-made.
Glad to have tried it. (4)

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One hop. One love. Idaho 7. This time.

Night shift tends to make one seriously light colored IPA. White, hazy, yellow gold color. Straw and hay with gold hues. A trump tower of white dominated thick headed foam cap. (I really hate getting political) sticky, light, foamy lace all over. Sticky lace, chunky, whire clumps of foam, make monolithic style towers that stay extended above the light, liquid. A clumpy, griiled-marshmellow clump happens to stay high in the middle, fat sticky lace all around.

Sweet malty-corn and buttery bread aroma with a very, herbal and spicy, wet-based tones of golden wheat , July corn fields and grandma's spice rack. Slight lemmon zest, funky-sour yeast/hop blend makes it old-school and old-world effect. Cream 'corn from the corn and various herbs and spices....just the kind of hop aroma i seriously dig.

A very del-ight-ful crisp corn and wheat malt delivers an excellent, wild honey pie backbone , so that it can serve the unique and complex Idaho 7 hop strain flavor's. An earthy, old-world delight that is bold and complex enough to be a true American-style ipa. Corn, wheat, nig herbs and old spice rack flavors bound. Dense, earthy hops...go deep, sooo deep! Straw, dry-grassy tones, farmhouse, barn-yard....John fucking Barleycorn dominant flavor's, fat complexity, unique and very well executed!!

Crispy, medium bodied, earthy bite, fresh......4/10 canned, reviewed 5/2! Smooth, earthy, heady middle bodied and a dry, long ending. On-tap, fresh and healthy feel in a 16 0z. Can.

Massive freshness and big complex flavors impress beyond the normal threshhold.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and golden straw colored; the frothy head fades to a ringlet but leaves a lot of lacing behind

Smell: Pineapple and citrus with a hint of apricot

Taste: Cracker malt in the base with the hops quickly taking over, bringing pineapple, apricot and a hint of tangelo; low to moderate bitterness though the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: My first experience with the Idaho 7 Hop; I like what it brings

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Photo of papposilenus
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can, dated 04/10/17. Served in a nonic.

Pours a moderately hazy, bright lemon-yellow with a couple of fingers of poufy, whipped cream head. Retention is superb and, in fact, the head never really does goes away, it just sort of sinks in the middle.

Nose is clean and bright, sugar cookies, lemons, christmas trees and flowering herbs.

Taste very much follows the nose. A clean, crackery malt base with tons of christmas tree and grapefruit, lemon sugar cookie, thyme and tea. Resinous and oily, finishes with a long, soft, lightly lingering balsam and grapefruit bitterness.

Feel is sticky, oily but still crisp, light-medium bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, yum. This One Hop series drives me crazy because this is the second iteration (the other being Ella) that I would drink every day if it were available. If you're lucky enough to find this, buy extras because you'll surely want them.

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Photo of mothman
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale straw yellow.

Dank and weedy with some pineapple and citrus. Resiny and sticky.

Medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation.

Too weedy for me.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw to light golden orange in color with a light to moderate haziness and a finger of long lasting rocky white head with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, piney, and lightly tropical. Taste starts earthy then adds apricot, pine, smooth mango, and some pineapple. Finish is lightly bitter. I can see how some would call this dank. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty beer and it grew on me over the course of a pint. I find this to be greater than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 06/10/16

Pours a hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like pineapple, tart guava, passionfruit, lemony citrus, grapefruit, candied orange, apricot, subtle black tea, some bready grain, with earthy grassy pine. Tastes like pineapple, guava, passionfruit, lemony citrus, bready grain, candied orange, mild apricot, grapefruit, tannic black tea, with resinous earthy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice single hop IPA.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super dank, yet clean. Tangerine, orange, zest, lime and pine. Perfect sweetness level. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry and balanced bitterness. Really good. Idaho 7 ftw. Could be my new favorite hope varietal.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler filled this afternoon into a Boston Lager Pint Glass.

Look: A hazy golden pour with a one finger foam head. You can tell this is going to be a good tropical IPA from the pour.

Smell: citrus and floral, pineapple comes through. not as dank as their flagship IPA santilli but that is certainly there as well.

Taste: As expected, citrus is up front and personal with this one with notable pineapple, melon and what comes off to me as grapefruit. I get the slightest bit of tart, without being bitter. If I had to make a critique I would say it could be a bit more smooth, it has a very strong presence and really lets you know it is there, which isn't completely a bad thing!

Feel: Light, they hit the carbonation level just right.

Overall: A solid follow-up in the one hop series. I very much enjoyed the galaxy and this keeps right up with it.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at brewery day of release on 12/19/15; drank the same day in a teku glass; if you ever go to Night Shift, I highly recommend this One Hop series; described by Night Shift as having pineapple and candied orange overtones, this edition is unfiltered and hazy, light citrus, and a bit dank with zero bitterness

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One Hop This Time: Idaho 7 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 71 ratings