Morph 6/3/16
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
4.18 | pDev: 4.78%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Morph 6/3/16Morph 6/3/16
Notes: Rotating IPA Series: 6/3/16 recipe is an IPA featuring Cascade, Simcoe, and Columbus hops with dank aromas of pine and orange peel; sips with notes of melon and lime.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 27
Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with two fingers of off-white head that retain well before slowly reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large bump of surface foam in the center.

S- Peach, mango and guava come to mind when inhaling the bouquet.

T- Juicy peach and tangerine nectar come to mind with a grassy resinous following. Very easy to drink with a medium bitterness to keep things interesting.

M- Somewhat tangy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Plenty of fruit flavor accompanied with a nice bitterness. It's been a while since I've had Whirlpool, but I think I prefer that to this. Either way, tasty stuff.

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Photo of sandsonik
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - deep gold in color, very nice, soapy head that dissipates but remains a finger thick throughout. Hazy, but not as much as some. Light passes through, you can see the bubbles rising. Really attractive carbonation, actually. No particulates.

S - Pine predominates. Then I get some onion, and finally a hint of some kind of citrus, lemon or orange, but that's much weaker. Not the strongest nose, but pleasant

T - reverse of the nose. You get the juiciness first (though it's not extremely juicy, IMO) then the pine. Bitter bite to the finish. Finishes quite dry.

F - Good? Perfectly carbonated, it's got some body to it.

O - A really nice beer I like it, but I also can't help feeling it could be a little more. Enjoyed it and I'd buy it again but it didn't quite knock it ouf of the park for me. Eh, a second can could change my opinion, LOL. It's pretty solid.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is bright, sessionable, and packed with juicy flavors. Orange, clementine, candied grapefruit peel, and a hint of lemon/lime. So juicy and crushable.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another 2016 Morph, another killer beer. I get a fairly muted nose with light citrus - orange and lemon zest - and lots of pine needles. Big taste of pine resin, sap, spruce tips, orange, mandarin orange, grapefruit and some lime. Bit of tea and tobacco hovering in the background. Nice bitter finish with a sticky mouthfeel. Outstanding beer - to me it's a great example of an OG west coast IPA.

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Photo of ale2thechief
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The best Morph incarnation yet. Very nice dankness throughout. Drank from the can but still got grapefruit hints from floral notes. Little bitter finish, overall excellent IPA.

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Photo of andylipp
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can purchased 6/9.
Just a bit hazy-downright clear for a Night Shift IPA. A lovely deep gold with an inch of pillowy foam in my English pint glass.
Loved the nose as soon as I cracked the can. A lovely aroma that combines the best of both old and new IPAs. Tropical fruit and pine notes combine nicely, with the pineapple/mango dominating, but not by much.
The taste also shows respect for the past and present, with those tropical notes up front and just enough of that Cascade in the finish. The malt sweetness balances nicely, and while this is certainly a hop bomb, the malt does not disappear as it does in so many "new" IPAs, despite it's relatively modest ABV (by today's standards, anyway). The mouthfeel is fairly substantial, the carbonation spot-on.
Just great. I'll pick up some more of this one, for sure!

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Photo of Flounder57
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale yellow orange color with some clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Resiny pine, citrus, and melon hop atoms aroma followed by bready, wheaty, and caramel malts.

Taste: Nice hop flavor. Piney, herbal, citrus, orange, some melon. Bready, wheaty, and caramel malts. Light chewy notes and bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, a little bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This is the second of the four cans and have to admit that this second beer is growing on me. I look forward to the other two beers I have in the fridge.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More clear than previous batches. Golden in color. Pine, tangerine, orange zest and orange juice. Very juicy. Clean tasting and crisp. Not to drying. An absolutely stellar batch.

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Morph 6/3/16 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings