Morph 2/2/16 | Night Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mnj21655 on 02-06-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
5.81%
 
 
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 48
Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy straw yellow color. Aroma is citrus and a funky hop smell. Flavor is citrus and pine up front that gives way to a balanced funky hop finish. Mouthfeel is good with a bit of crispness from the carbonation. Overall very good IPA.

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Photo of jhavs
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can, about a month old, purchased the day after EBF at the brewery.

Look: This beer pours pretty hazy, yellow, with a thick and super frothy head. The head lasts and lasts, slowly coating the side of my snifter as I sip and settling into a whispy ring around the glass.

Smell: Mostly tropical aroma including definitely hinting towards mango. A lot of citrus, zest and rind comes through as well. Slight dankness is there as well. Very inviting.

Taste: The flavor is more bitter, earthy, and lemon citrus. A bit of a change from what I was expecting from the aroma. I still get a bit of mango and there is a dank finish

Feel: Medium body, moderate carbonation. The carbonation remains active and keeps the head fairly stable.

Overall: Purchased two cans of each of their hoppy offerings. All are easy drinking, smooth, and crisp. Not as in your face as their two big name IPA producers, but a great drinking brew. I have had other Morph iterations, and this one was one of the best I have tried.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - A hazy light golden color
Smell - Grapefruit, grass, tons of citrus, some floral notes, slight tropical aroma
Taste - Grapefruit, pine, grassy, tons of lemony notes

Overall - Night Shift can't miss. Another stellar brew from them. Tasty and super crushable.

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Photo of GregA135
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Solid IPA, poured a hazy golden orange color with a white head
Smell of mango, citrus and tropical fruit notes
Tasted the citrus notes and hops for sure, a little bit of mango and tropical fruit.
Medium carbonation - a great IPA by Night Shift!

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poiurs a golden/light orange with a pillowy white head that lingers beautifully. Looks like cotton candy floating on the surface (akin with what you'd expect from Hill Farmstead/Trillium). Lacing is excellent, top notch. Smell is dank, piney, tropical. Tastes reflect the same with the sweet tropical flavors coming through nicely. Great mouthfeel. I've only missed 2 of these since they began and I feel like they just keep getting better. Night Shift has been super enjoyable to watch grow and get better over the last year

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Photo of Skellbop
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - hazy, copper, tall white head, good lacing
S - very nice florality, touch of tropical
T - grassy upfront, balanced bitterness on the back
F - good carbonation
O - well made beer, with nice points to it

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Photo of PCole
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 2/2/16 poured into a Teku on 2/18/16.

Look: Hazy and yellow to yellow-orange. Poured a full 2.5 - 3 fingers of huge, frothy, white head that lasted absolutely forever. Tons and tons of gorgeous lacing. An absolute beauty.

Smell: Mango, papaya, and citrus predominate. Some subtle dankness lingering beneath that really comes forward as it warms.

Taste: Very hoppy and resinous. Much less fruity than the nose would lead you to believe. Bit of grapefruit and other citrus

Feel: Medium body, quite frothy with good mouth-coating. Carbonation hits the sweet-spot for me. Finish is crisp, dry and warming.

Overall: Went to the store hoping to pick up some of The 87 and walked out with this batch of Morph because The 87 had sold out within hours. I've heard great things about the last few batches of Morph and I'm glad I bought a 4-pack of this.

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Photo of Gatch
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just over two weeks old (Feb. 17th). Beautiful, hazy golden-yellow with a massive, frothy, bright white head. This one is all tropical fruit! Flavor of mango, papaya, etc. with a similarly gritty feel (in a good way). Also quite resiny with some pine. The mouthfeel is really nice, perfect body and balance, all with a superb finish. I'm not sure what else you could expect or ask for from an IPA. A truly stellar beer by a stellar brewery.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy pale golden body, huge, fluffy bone-white head that hangs around. Aroma is big and fruity; pineapple, citrus, really juicy. Similar in the flavor, big juicy hops, bitter, herbal, really hop forward. Feel is juicy and medium bodied, medium carbonation with a lingering bitterness. Another really nice morph IPA from Night Shift.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazy pale straw in color with a finger of white head. Nose is subdued and is subtly malty; tropical hop notes are indeed present but not dominant. Taste is a brief hint of citrus hops followed by lots of teopical notes; finish definitely is a bit in the bitter side but remains relatively clean. Relatively light-dig on body with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a good drinkable beer. It isn't extarordinary but does have wrought nuance and depth to invite another sip. I do enjoy the Morph series, I rather enjoy the uncertainty but I think that this iteration would do well as a regular release.

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Morph 2/2/16 from Night Shift Brewing
4.3 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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