Night Shift Brewing

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,418
Ranked #8,025
4.03 | pDev: 8.44%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: IPA with Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, and Topaz; the latest recipe from brewer Craig Kennison.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 79
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from connecticutpoet
canned 4/15/19
Rogue thin-walled IPA glass

Super hazy and juicy with a creamy head of 1/2 finger.

I'm getting arm pit and stone fruit on the nose in that order, with slight moldy grain. Acidic citrus.

Flavor brings delicious pine and juicy peach, with some nectarine, tangerine, and grapefruit. Everything here plays nicely.

Acidic on the palate with a nice juicy creaminess with a moderate carbonation and moderate warming alcohol.

Overall, a peach of a beer, and I mean that literally. Very nice stuff. Would have again.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely opaque pale mustard yellow with a finger of white foam after an 8oz pour. Really nice head retention and suspension. Aroma is tangerine, guava, mango, orange, and yeast. There are very light notes of bready, biscuity malts beyond, but they're faint compared with the hops. Flavor profile is much more dull, hitting notes of tangerine, orange, and mango, with each and every note separated and suspended out in space, not cohesive and flowing. There are light notes of bready yeast at the back end that enhances the soft ending, twists the sugary tropical fruits into a mildly sweet bread. Mouth feel is soft and pillowy with a very fine level of silkiness to it. It has a medium thickness. Overall, smooth and tropical fruit in a very low-key performance, which would make it nice for pairing with a meal and not over powering.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 16oz can. Review is for Craigerator. Canned 4/10/19, reviewed 4/24/19.

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Photo of Munka
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is a good beer that is good for being outside on a hot sunny day. The look is a yellow haze that is completely opaque and the head is relatively small. This is very carbonated and had a strong bitter taste. This is what makes me think its better for hot weather, as the strength of taste and carbonation may not be suited for kicking back. Overall a fine beer, but I'd recommend buying them one at a time rather than all 4, as there are many better beers for 13.99, some from night shift themselves like their BUZZ beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super cloudy, cloudy making the liquid whitish with a gold tinge. Moderate head, leaving a few fine streaks.

Prickly and weedy.

This is an overly carbonated and straight up bitter beer -- lots of grapefruit. Thin bodied and highly carbonated. The aftertaste is pale malt and harsh, biting hop.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. I have had several brews from these guys before. Nice beer, would buy again.

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Photo of soze47
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m not usually one for melon-forward hop flavors, but this one presents it really well on the nose while complimenting it with some lemon and lime zest flavors on the taste. This is one I always look forward to when they rotate it back through. Easy to crush on a hot day at the owls nest on the esplanade.

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Photo of Docscape
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good ne ipa from MA. Hazy yellow with a slight skunky smell and a fruity taste. I'll have another. 16 oz draft, 7$ @ The Fix in Worcester, MA.

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Photo of beatonian
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yellow-orange brew with a foamy white head and a papaya scent. Fairly fizzy feel, light fruit flaves. Neither an intense taste experience nor a dull one, it’s right down the middle. An enjoyable, solid NEIPA, drinkable anytime, if perhaps not one to rush out and buy.

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 8/14/18
Pours a nice foamy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a slower pace, nice lacing, super murky pale orange color

Nose lots of citrus and a ton of pith, a little grapefruit, orange juice, mango notes, big papaya, hint of pineapple and generic tropical, a doughy wheat almost papery malt base

Taste lots of pith and papery pulpy wheat dough malt, floury bread, fair bitterness with lots of pith and some orange rind, orange zest oils, mango rind, little grapefruit pith, mild generic tropical and papaya, dry finish lingering pith and orange rind

Mouth is med bod, creamy, a bit soft but papery, decent carb

Overall meh, malts weird too iffy papery pulpy not great, hops didn't explode enough and were a bit too bitter up front, overall just a meh beer esp from someone like Night Shift

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Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy honey color in a Spiegelau glass. Excellent head retention.

Very floral, sweet, dank aroma.

Citrus taste.

Spicy bitter finish, not overdone.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 8/14/18.
Look is beautiful hazy golden yellow. Nose is sweet tropical fruit, pineapple. Taste follows nose, candied tropical fruit. Feel is medium and creamy. Overall another good IPA from them. Would buy again.

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Photo of bobv
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can dated 10/21/17.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a hazy, light golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, pine, and citrus. As it warms the nose gets even more tropical. Taste of grapefruit pith, orange pith, and a nice, gentle bitterness with a medium dry finish. Nice feel and overall, another fine offering from Everett, MA. Cheers to Craig!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can. Canned: 10/21/17 opened on 11/10/17

A hazy white and yellow golden color with an all white foam cap, pretty tight and slow to dissipate.

A classic NE style ipa aroma, earthy>citrus fruit>tangy herbs>tropical blend of hops that are very aromatic. A light but sweet honey and vanilla tinged malt way down deep.

A sour wheat and grains style malted barley flavor is surprising right off, quickly accented by rye, earthy and sour fruity hop attack. A sour, wheatvtaste from the malt and perhaps maximized by this particular hop variety combo. Sour apples, pepper and herbs, grass, with a big earthy, sour effect all over. This hop variety certainly delivers some strange but interesting hop hop vibes in the flavor. Starfruit, honey Dew mellon, herbal mixture and sour-citrus hoppy tones all over!

A crispy but juicy mouthfeel, sour and tangy pucker, never has a dry effect. Light, grainy and juicy overall.

Overall, a very strange hop flavor. Light and easy vibe, decent malty charecter but....them hops man.....strange.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this two weeks ago, can art was a bit different than the picture (looked like a regular Night Shift brew with green and blue squares on the label), but I'm assuming this is the same one. This one packs a punch, good amount of stone fruit and grassy hops. It's body and taste bely the ABV on this. It drinks like an DIPA but you'd never guess it was a Pale Ale/IPA. Good stuff here, Night Shift still delivering.

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a one inch, well retained white head that left lots of lacing. Smells of tropical fruits, citrus fruits and pine. Tastes of sweet oranges, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pine and a nice malt presence. Medium bodied and carbonated, finishes slightly dry.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. The head leaves tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerine, mango, grapefruit and light piney hops.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Mango, tangerine, grapefruit, bready malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Very nice and easy drinking IPA. I could drink a few of these on a warm summe day.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy straw. Some lacing. Nice juicy citrus aromas. Punchy and juicy flavor, although not as strong as the aroma. Feel is softer for an IPA with medium carbonation, but it works. Overall, not my favorite, but pretty good.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellow color. Thick, fluffy head. Aroma is mild but comprised almost solely of juicy, tropical fruit hops. Citrusy and ,any other lush fruits. The flavor is not as pleasing but it's not much of a slouch. The malty, very pale malty flavors are present here. Malt is very sugary to me; like all of Night Shift's hoppy beers. Sugar cookies. Not exactly in love with how it plays with the hops. I find their malt and probably their yeast to be very memorable and noticeable. It's not my favorite but it's kind of a trademark of their hoppy beers. The hops also lose a bit of their potency on the tongue. It's still got a good amount of yummy citrus and fruits. Very light bodied. Higher carbonation. See drinkable. I gulped down my pint within a few minutes.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow in color. Clear in appearance. A nice soft, juicy pale. Grapefruit and clean grain malt profile. Not as good as Whirlpool, but serviceable. Very crushable.

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