Morph 12/15/16
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
4.17 | pDev: 3.84%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Morph 12/15/16Morph 12/15/16
Notes: Our mid-December Morph pairs a blend of Rakau, Citra, and Simcoe hops, with just a bit of honey.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 18
Photo of colts9016
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 3-finger head that is foamy and creamy white with good retention. The beer left lacing on the glass from the persistent head. The color of the beer is golden yellow and is hazy. The beer presents with carbonation, despite the beer being hazy.
Grapefruit, pine floral, toasted malt, stone fruit, a subtle sweet note, cracker, and touch of a bread note.
Light toasted malt, floral, pine, grapefruit, resin, touch of stone fruit, crackers, and slightly bready.
Medium carbonation, slightly astringent, medium body, and a medium finish.
I really like the IPA. I did not get much honey notes or sweetness in the taste of the beer. A good IPA and glad I got to try it.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours foggy hazy gold with a large creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like grapefruit, orange citrus, mango, pineapple, apricot, peach, figs, some honey, bready malts, with dank resinous earthy herbal woodsy grassy pine. Tastes like fresh grapefruit, orange citrus, mango, pineapples, apricot, peach, figs, some honey, bready malts, with dank resinous earthy herbal woodsy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA with honey.

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Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for the can Kevin!

A- A tulip glass receives a cloudy pale yellow brew from a tallboy can. Rising atop the beer is a thick, creamy white cap that has a frothy consistency and fairly good retention. Spotty lace with some small webs as well.

S- Tropical fruits and dankness from the hops make up a majority of the aromatics. Juicy melon and mango with dank sticky herbs, bubblegum, apricot and floral notes. Tangerine also comes to mind and the yeast and malts are extremely mild.

T- Things shift a bit towards the tropical side here with tangerine, grapefruit and orange citrus hops coming up to the forefront possibly spurred on by the honey allowing some extra dryness in the ferment. Secondary are more hops with the tropical and stone fruits as well as some dank herbs and floral tones. Slight hints of cereal grains and bread.

MF- A creamy texture to the medium body. Carbonation is just about at a high level and it ends with a citrus bitterness lingering on the taste buds.

A consistently good series of morphing brews. Certainly always worth a shot with any Morph as this one brings an easy drinking hop centric brew that balances citrus, tropical and dank character.

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Photo of thebeers
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light orange with three fat fingers of sissy white head, leaving peaks and decent lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Big grapefruit aroma with a touch of white pepper and malt sweetness behind.

This continues to the light, delicate taste, with grapefruit pith, white wine, tropical fruits, a kiss of malt sweetness and moderately strong bitterness.

Soft, fluffy, creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel that's relatively still.

Really good stuff.

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Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/15/16 w/honey printed on bottom of can

A: Pours a hazy gold. Enormous frothy tan head. Great head retention that refuses to budge. Proficient skeletal lacing.

S: Tropical fruits mainly. Pineapple and mango. Hints of apricot and pine.

T: Tropical fruits again with the pineapple and mango mixed with some citrus. HUGE blast of spicy pine and resin immediately follows. Dry cracker malt followed by more bitter, spicy and resinous pine. Hints of citrus in the aftertaste but that resin sticks around forever.

M: Medium bodied, very dry and bitter.

O: Interesting brew. Heavy on the resinous, piney flavors. No real sign of the honey, it might be there but the hops are burying it. A dry, crisp IPA for sure.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This version brewed with rakau, Citra and simcoe hops with a bit of honey

Abv 6%

Can poured into snifter

Opaque amber , one finger white foam cap quickly settles to a white ring with some lacings

Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange rind

Hop forward taste, citrus hops , strong bite

Nice hop bite , lingers on the back of the tongue

Good beer

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Morph 12/15/16 from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 18 ratings