Morph 4/1/16
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
4.26 | pDev: 6.57%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Morph 4/1/16Morph 4/1/16
Notes: Beastly heaping of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Topaz hops- saturated, juicy notes of orange, pine, and honeydew melon.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 42
Photo of Gavage
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a big two inch head. Nice lace develops during the session.

Smell: loads of citrus with some earthy / woody aromas.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, and a bit of earthy, pine, and some late floral notes.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with a dry finish.

Overall: this was a well crafted and superbly balanced beer, that had a nice refreshing quality to it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 04/01/16

Pours a hazy bright gold with a dense creamy off-white head. Smells like huge peach, passionfruit, mango, guava, orange, ripe honeydew melon, caramel, with fresh pine and dank herbal grass. Tastes like orange citrus, grapefruit, honeydew melon, mild mango, white peach, guava, passionfruit, mild caramel, with fresh pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall a really nice batch of Morph.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing all these variants is getting exhausting...but, shit the moon, this is the best one yet. Pine, citrus, a bit of tropical fruit, bitter with a clean, crisp finish. The after-effect is like being awed by Haley's Comet and looking forward to watching it tear through the atmosphere again tomorrow night. Not gonna happen. Euphoric but also depressing. This was one hell of a beer.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance- Golden amber in color, clear yet a little cloudy, and pours a three finger soapy textured head.

aroma- Lots of pine, juicy citrus, and a some bready malt.

taste- Starts off with a big burst of sweet citrus and orange while being balanced by pine and hop bitterness in the middle. Finishes had a little bready malt and little bit of melon sweetness rounding things out.

feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry/crisp yet smooth, and clean throughout.

overall- First Morph I've tried and this is an excellent start. Great drinkability, great balance, and nice array of hop flavors that meld well with each other.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This smelled amazing with opulent tropical fruit, but the flavors unfortunately did not match the inviting aromas. It ended up with more vegetal bitterness than expected. This might have been the best NS beer that I've smelled though.

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Photo of cbutova
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kevin for sharing this.

A- Tallboy to a snifter with a medium golden body and a pinky high frothy cap. That head dies down somewhat quickly to a medium belt. Lace sticks as small spots.

S- Tropical for the most part with the stone fruits coming out big but not overly juicy as earthy and spicy hints blend in well. Peach, tangerine, apricot, oranges and mango notes.

T- Drafts some pine and more spiciness here to join the nectar of bitter and sweet tropical fruits like peach, mango, passionfruit, ruby red grapefruit and tangerine. Cleanliness beyond the hops as some cereal grains come to mind and a touch of bread.

MF- Medium overall thickness and a consistency that comes down to creamy and frothy touches on the palate. High end carbonation with a bitter orange peel zestiness in the finish.

Bright tropical fruit hops complimented by some pine resin and something all around spicy and earthy. At this point the last few Night Shift brews I have tried have been quite good compared to the early days of what I was trying. Keep it up.

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Photo of emount91
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a very clear golden orange, no haze at all. smell is very juicy, like a haze bomb. tropical fruits, some citrus mix. taste is also that of a very juicy beer: big mango and assorted tropical punch, some orange, dank and very clean ending. this beer drinks like a hazy beer, it even has the pillowy mouth feel. not sure how night shift was able to achieve this in what looks like a very filtered beer, but they did. I'm actually drinking it next to a Trillium Fort Point and it's not far off from it. another killer from these guys, plus I'm diggin the new printed cans!

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Photo of 2ellas
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can is dated 4.4.16 but i have it on good authority that this is the same batch as the 4.1.
Colour is a golden straw with one of the fluffiest, whitest heads ever. Is it possible to be fluffier than a cloud? I don't want to find out but this beer makes me think it's possible
Smell is dank as fuck. I used to think that term was horseshit, juat something idiots said because they're idiots but this beer just made me do a 180 on that
Taste is pretty dank itself. A little bit of hop bitterness on the edges of the tongue. Just enough to give you your hop bomb fix
The sip coats your tongue, not in a pepto bismal way but in more of a gentle, snuggly way. Makes my tongue want to curl up in front of a fire on bearskin rug and just let whatever happens happen
Overall this is a stunning example of a dank ass ipa. I have 3 more that i can't wait to make my bitch!

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Photo of mickyge
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dank as shit, poured into a pint glass about arms length away and could smell pine and citrus. Defiantly tasted the same with a melon taste as well. Nice IPA bite and a semi smooth dry finish. Easy to drink and I feel it's one of their best Morphs.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 4/1/16; drank on 4/7/16; from the Night Shift website: "Beastly heaping of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Topaz hops - saturated, juicy notes of orange, pine, and honeydew melon.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shit is dank and delicious. Getting a lot of New Zealand/Australian type hops. Spicy, resin, pine and grass. A little bit of sweetness pushes the flavor forward. Semi-Dry finish.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer smells and tastes more like weed than any beer I've ever had. Golden and hazy, soft mouthfeel, but so outrageously dank that it's difficult to approach if you don't love the aroma.

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Morph 4/1/16 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings