Night Shift Brewing

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American Lager
Ranked #100
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Ranked #21,822
3.97 | pDev: 4.53%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Collaboration with Idle Hands Craft Ales! This India pale lager hits the nose with big resinous and fruity aromas, followed by clean drinkability and a pleasant, floral finish. It's a celebration of our former neighbor status with Idle Hands.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Photo of mnj21655
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden straw in color with a finger of rapidly dissipating white head. The dirst whiff is floral but the aroma subsequently is dominanted but a indistinct fruity note. A resiny note dominates the taste but it adds a fruity note with a crisp, lightly crackery malt undercurrent. The finish is floral and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall this is a very tatsy hoppy lager, it has enough going on to keep me coming back for another sip but also doesn't destroy my palate.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 07/21/17. Served in a tulip.

Pours a lightly hazed, glowing pale-gold with a scant finger of big-bubbled, cream-coloured suds. Retention is just OK but leaves a solid sheet of light, slippery lacing.

Smells of caramel and lemongrass... truth is, I just cleaned the bathroom and I'm picking up a lot of Pine-Sol from my fingers so let's just call it a 4.

Taste is butterscotchy-caramel and a tasty combination of herbs and fruit I'm having difficulty teasing apart, maybe pineapple and clover? Not sweet, in fact finishes with some moderate resinous bitterness but still with that butterscotch or honey character underlying or, maybe, overlaying everything.

Feel is smooth and slick, medium-creamy bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, a fine and tasty beverage. Super-enjoyable as a one-off, novelty collaboration although I don't expect it would have legs in either brewery's regular lineup. No regrets.

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Photo of soze47
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good collaboration- I can see how idle hands Belgian and body-intensive beer brigh night shift back away from their hazzier hoppy offerings. A rare best of both worlds for a collaboration and the style, while popular, let's both standout

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Hi-Diddly-Ho from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 11 ratings