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Morph 3/17/16 | Night Shift Brewing

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4.18/5
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34 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by speedvagen on 03-18-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
34
pDev:
4.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of jmg480
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really great beer and I've loved the previous versions of it. Not on the hoppy but any IPA standard but it has a solid mix of malt and fruits.

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Photo of DoctorChugButterman
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moysauce
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

All I have to say about this beer is holy aroma. Absolutely beautiful. Bright, tropical fruit like nobody's business. A bit dank on the palate and not nearly as much of the tropical fruit notes, but still damn tasty.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange, white head fades to a lasting thin layer. Sweet malt up front met by piney and grapefruit hops. Thin to med soft mouth. These Morph brews are just solid all around.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bissel328
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derrick62283
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve_Tkachuk
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/17/16 canning stamp. New Can Graphics and it looks awesome. Poured into a tulip.

Appears a touch cloudy with a copper color to it, but as I poured the remaining few ounces, it hazed up quite a bit. Nice one finger head that leaves nice rings of lace.

The nose for me is of some citrus peel, fresh hops and definitely sweet malts in that order. Smells well rounded, not a total juice bomb, which is a nice change from all these Trill fruity juice bombs. Also, for me it leans a bit towards a west coast - ish style.

The taste is a nice balance of fresh fruity hops and nice sweet malts. I quite like it. The piney resiny quality is there, but the fruitiness is playing a pretty strong role as well. Pine is very prominent too.

The mouthfeel is this good even coated creaminess. Medium carbonation with medium body. Nice piney tingle with a fair bit of bitterness. Very nice.

This one so far doesn't hold a candle to the 1/21/16 batch, but I still dig it. I will let my last can chill in the fridge for a couple more weeks to see if it's any different. Either way I like that they have made " Morph" a regular brew with what seems like a twice a month schedule.
Keep it up Night Shift ! Cheers

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. 3/17/2016 canning date. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a darker copper body, somewhat opaque and cloudy but not straight hazy juice; two finger white head with great retention, fair bit of lacing. Smells of papaya, a bit of citrus and a moderate floral/pine resin with a moderate caramel sweetness. Seems like a balanced IPA at first sniff. Flavour is heavier on the caramel sweetness but there is a mild papaya flavour with some pine resin, and a bit of sweet caramel booziness that lingers a bit. Surprising. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just enough, fair bit of carbonation, refreshing but a bit heavy and hot on the finish.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsm45
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy but not opaque golden orange with a fluffy white head.
Aroma is resiny, tropical and sticky
Lots of tropical fruit in the flavor, big pineapple and mango, some citrus and pine as well. A little vegetal which keeps it from being top top tier. May calm down with some time in the can.
A hint of sticky alcohol, but relatively large body, low bitterness.
Very good "NE IPA", reminds me a bit of Epiphany.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly clear on the pour, but when I swirled the last couple ounces of liquid in the can and poured it, it added noticeable haze. Not sure if I like that or not, as my first couple sips pre-haze seemed to have a greater acuity of flavor than post. No matter, nice nose, I get strawberry/orange/pine. The wife said it smelled like the inside of a Jamba Juice store. Palate is solid, some backing herbal/pine bitterness, with the fruity hops taking the lead role. It's pleasant, if a little muddied, and finishes with a mildly astringent bitterness. Oddly kinda reminded me of Sip of Sunshine (another brew that I find solid, though unspectacular), that orangey/tropical vibe. I think I like Santili from these guys more than this, but it's a solid brew you wouldn't be bummed to find sitting in your fridge.

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Photo of BobbyLu14
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Morph 3/17/16 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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