One Hop This Time: Motueka
Night Shift Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #1,359
Ranked #11,373
4.08 | pDev: 5.15%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 27
Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Colonial.
Pours a hazy deep yellow color with a decent sized long lasting bubbly white head. Juicy fruity tropical light resin on the nose with bits of orange and apricot. The flavor adds a bit of sweet bread but this tastes quite tropical. Medium body moderate carbonation, resinous dry finish. Pretty tasty experiment but lacks depth in the hop flavor.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, cloudy orange gold pour. Looks murky, like diluted orange juice. Frothy, packed white head that dimples and sags. Aroma is light but you can pick up citrus and a little spruce. Taste is orange rind, lime zest, papaya with an overall spicy note. Earthy taste throughout. Smooth and so drinkable. Soft mouthfeel. Great iteration.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Turbid. Pine, grassy, resinous, lime and citrus pith bitterness. Super dry and pillowy soft mouth feel. Lower sweetness. It's OK.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 02/16/17 - Poured into English pub glass

L - Pours a super hazy pale straw color, big frothy 2 finger head that lasts and lasts. Great sticky lacing as it goes down.

S - The smell is so mild I can't make an honest determination. Fresh out of the can I got a slight whiff of sea air and maybe a hint of citrus.

T - Very light, ever so faint citrus but incredibly smooth and approachable. Really no malt backbone on this, maybe slightly spicy on the aftertaste.

F - Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Not quite as nice as the OHTT Amarillo (IMHO) but it does a fine job showcasing this hop variety. Goes down easy and keeps you wanting more.

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Photo of Chris215
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just picked up at Learys in Newburyport MA today. Pours a very straw yellow color and has a delicate mouth feel. Has a light taste, not overly citrusy, but something else I can't pinpoint. It did feel balanced and was very easy to drink.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 2/14. Significant haze on the pour, thin but soapy head lasts forever. Moderate lacing. Soft stonefruit and vinous notes on the nose. Dies down in intensity as it warms. Tastes crushable, soft, and citrus-forward. Spicier notes from the Motueka become more evident throughout. Balanced and well-carbed. This and the recent Simcoe canning are a triumphant return to Night Shift's best OHTT brews. These guys are on strong form to start 2017.

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One Hop This Time: Motueka from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings