One Hop This Time: Ella | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
66
pDev:
7.11%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 66
Photo of brewandbbq
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 12/1/17.

Pours cloudy gold with a pillow head of white. Nice retention and lacing. Mild hop notes of peach, melon, and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Pithy and dry on the palate with a slightly coarse bitterness. Grapefruit pith with bitter pine and zero malt. Finishes with a coarse, hollow bitterness and citrus pith.

A bit rough and bitter with a nose that lacks.

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Photo of digboy
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy muted gold colir with a one finger soapy head that settles to a film quickly with not much lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly sweet with solid orange tones, maybe a little grapefruit behind it.

Taste is more tart up front with grapefruit and lemon rind notes while the orange lingers far in the background, coming through in the finish only. Very light malt and bitterness is fairly low. Makes for a very crisp beer.

Feel is soft and clean with no stickiness.

This is a crisp and refreshing beer with a very pleasant flavor profile. Loving it!

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 11.30.17

Poured 12.24.17 into a teku

Hazy yellow , one finger white foam cap , sticky lacings

Aroma of juicy pineapple, tropical hops , whiff of citrus and tangerine

Taste is earthy hops, bit of tropical fruits

Light mouthfeel , no bite

Good beer

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Photo of Admiraldinty
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Night Shift. Hazy gold with a sticky head. Citrusy aroma. Flavor is more earthy. Fairly crisp. Quite good, though not my favorite hop variety.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint can. 11/30/17. Opened on 12/11/17

A hazy straw gold color. Thick and rocky white foam cover. Holds up well. Big lace.

The Ella hop aroma is rather extraordinary, sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, pear, apples and cream. Very juicy, slight citrus and wicked tropical. Not much eathiness or green notes to be detected.

Oh my! What an excellent hop flavor. A very complex hop effect that includes: dry, herbal earthiness ( unlike the nose) rustic citrus, earthy grains and sour fruits. The malt rides right along side with a dry, herbal bite, wheat and crystal style malt. Soft tropical fruits like, honeydew mellon and starfruit keep it interesting. Grainy, slightly earthy fruity effect overall.

The mouthfeel starts out with a nice, crisp, grainy malt kick. Juicy in the middle with a slightly smooth, then dry finish. Complex body.

Overall, a very impressive and complex hop strain, well executed with a bold and sweet fruity aroma. Much more well rounded and complex flavor that includes serious earthiness. This one covers alot of ground.

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Photo of brewme
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a single at Craft Beer Cellar in Plymouth for four dollars and twenty five cents. Not too familiar with this type of hop, but not a big fan. Dank, with a strange aroma, would not buy again.

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/04/17
Pours a huge fluffy head that fades slowly with big sticky soapy lacing, murky pear color

Nose is dank and lemony, tropical, floral, super lemony, lime and lemonade, passion fruit, little pineapple and citrus

Taste little cereal grainy malt, little biscuit wheat, into big hops, lemony, little musty, passion fruit, grapefruit, lemony, little spicy, green grassy and musty vinous white grape, interesting spiciness. Fair bitterness, drier spicy hop finish

Mouth is med bod, fluffy carb, creamy too

Overall a nice beer, good representation of Ella hops, nice base beer.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Canned 3/1/17, so it's three months old...

Looks a solid opaque with a thin white head lingering.
Smell is not super strong (probably was more when fresh), but it's nice, light, floral and a bit spicy.
Taste is more prominent on the hop with earthy, spicy notes, a little pine resin but almost noble-hop type of feel. Some good bready biscuit malt undertones.
Feels pretty good, smooth at first and balanced toward the hop flavors but with a prickly bitterness and a bit of crisp malt to finish.

Overall, a tasty beer. I think it's my first time with Ella hops. I imagine they would make a very nice saison or pilsner -
maybe not my favorite for an IPA, but this beer showcases it well.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Service: Can
Canned: Mar-2-2017


A:
Pours a very cloudy pale white gold with an incredibly creamy bone white head that starts as the top third of my glass and ends as a healthy film. Great retention; concentric arcs/streaks of lacing. (4.5)

S:
Floral and woodsy with some hoppy sweetness and faint Nilla Wafers malt. (4)

T:
Pollen dust and fairy dust coating your mouth on the backs of tiny bubbles. Stone fruit, Nilla Wafers, wilted herbs, weed, red fruits, pine pollen. (4.25)

M:
Medium body that feels like a kitten tongue, dry bitterness and a soft, easy finish. (4.5)

O:
Very nice single hop IPA with a relatively unusual hop (at least in my experience).
It looks great. The smell is dusty hop bitterness and faintly, cleanly sweet malt. The flavor follows suit with a little stone fruit and the same half woodsy-half fruity hoppiness. It drinks great with tingly-yet-fizzy carbonation.
Very nice. I had high hopes for these guys' beer and I'm not disappointed. (4.25)

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with about a finger of fluffy white head. Nose is tart citrus and dank herbs. Taste is lemon and lime citrus and peel with grassy and herbal finish. I'm not familiar with Ella hops at all - first time I think I've ever had them in a beer. Good first impression in this beer. Body has a somewhat light feel but that could partly be from the spritzy lemon lime flavors, also.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Colonial
Hazy deep yellow color with a decent sized long lasting bubbly white head. Spicy earthy grassy resinous pine dankness with just a touch of citrus pith and fruit. Pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Canned 03/02/17 - Poured into an English pub glass - FYI: All previous renditions of OHTT I've had were labeled as "{Hop Variety} {Date}" this one however was labeled as "Canned {Date} {Hop Variety}"

L - Pours a delightfully hazy, pale lemonade color. Minuscule head on a mildly aggressive pour that dissipates quickly leaving intermittent lacing as it goes down.

S - Slightly sour tropical fruit, pineapple, super faint bready malt. Not too much of a nose on this one.

T - Following the nose, lightly sour note followed by a hint of pineapple, great bitterness and a barely detectable bready malt backbone.

F - Pillowy medium body, great carbonation and finishes dry.

O - I love this beer, I'd buy a few cases if my old lady wouldn't have my head over it. I'd love to see this hop variety used in combination with something like a Galaxy or an El Dorado to see how it played into the flavor. Overall another great showing from Night Shift.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 03/02/17. Served in a nonic.

Pours a hazy, pale, straw-yellow with a big two-plus fingers of soft, whipped foam. Retention is excellent, leaving persistent gobs of sticky lacing. Looks very fine.

The nose is faint but, what there is of it, smells like sugar cookies and pineapple.

Taste is similar to the nose but with more bitter citrus than promised. Starts with sugar cookies, pineapple, lemon pith, grapefruit, lime and medicinal herbs. Finishes spicy and grassy with a light, hop-oily, briefly lingering bitterness.

Feel is just a whisker less than medium-bodied, brightly carbonated, clean and dry.

Overall, a right-tasty IPA, strongly reminiscent of Brick & Feather's Positively 11th Street - a meaningless comparison for the almost-everybody-else out there who has never had that. I know that Ella is one of them new-fangled Australian hop varietals but there is something, hmm, old-fashioned or nostalgically traditional or I-don't-know-I-can't-put-my-finger-on-it about the flavour profile here that I enjoyed the heck out of. Sort of a cross between a fine craft brew and that sip of my uncle's Schlitz I stole when I was ten and my mother wasn't looking.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewey.

Pours a hazy orange.

The smell is very tropical, with nice hints of lime and pine.

The taste is nice and resiny, loads of pine with a very well incorporated hop bite. The finish is long and floral.

Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, like most NE IPAs.

I thing this is the first beer I've had that was single hopped with Ella, and I liked it. Very balanced and easy on the palate.

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Photo of Jeffreymuscles
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can at a week old. Lots of lemon and lime citrus. Soft mouthfeel, lingering resinous hops on the finish but not overwhelmingly so. Nice beer. Comes close to the citra variation.

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One Hop This Time: Ella from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 66 ratings