Swell
Night Shift Brewing

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From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,082
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,001
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 6.84%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  17
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: This American double India Pale Ale has got us feeling… well… Swell! Flooding with notes of bright grapefruit and lemon zest, Swell will have you cruising juicy waves of double IPA.

First Released: 8/18/17

Tasting Notes: Papaya, grapefruit, lemon zest

Suggested Pairings: Tacos, ceviche, grilled vegetables

Recommended Glassware: Tulip
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Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 24, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Can from the Packie
Lightly hazy with the faintest of gold in the color and a frothy long lasting bone white head. Earthy grassy pine and perfume with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is a bit grassy and peppery too. Not juicy like those hops normally present. Canned a month ago. Not horrible, no flaws, but not screaming ipa either.
Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that consistently left a short head covering the surface after it died down.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and papaya are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of papayas and finishes with those of grapefruit and hints of lemon, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer begins to warm up. There is a light amount of bitterness and faint amounts of alcohol.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked how once this beer warmed up a bit it had balanced flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and papaya.

Serving type: can
Aug 04, 2020
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 7/8/2020. Pours a hazy orange with a finger sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace, with excellent retention. 4.25

Smell is ripe melon, guava, mandarin, peach, apricot, and grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows cantaloupe, guava, mandarin orange, peach, apricot, and some bitter grapefruit bite in the lingering finish. 4

Mouthfeel is above medium, a tad sticky not dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 7.8% it drinks bigger in flavor, but goes down really easy. 4.25

Overall this is really nice, not just a juice bomb. Could pick this one out of a lineup and that is really a good thing for me. 4
Jul 25, 2020
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy orange with a short-lived head.

Smells of bitter citrus and pine. Tastes of grapefruit with a bitter finish . This bitterness which diminished toward the end of the glass.

Medium body and light carbonation.

This beer has a relatively simple bouquet and taste but is still quite enjoyable.
Jul 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Mulryan18 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I love Night Shift, and this is a solid double IPA, but it didn't live up to my extremely high expectations -- I suppose it isn't fair, but their beer is so consistently excellent. In any event, this is a good, but not great offering. It does not pack quite as strong of a palate punch as one would expect from a double IPA, but the smell and mouthfeel are both good. Slight pungent, citrus. It pours a relatively hazy gold/yellow. I'm going to try it again, but these are my first thoughts.
Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by juicebox from Kentucky

Oct 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by kmanjohnson from California

Oct 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Almighty1 from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured a orange copper color with a 2F head in a Garrison Teku Glass.

Peach, earthy, citrus aroma.

Semi viscous MF.

Peach, pear, citrus taste.

Good hoppy finish.

Excellent beer from Night Shift. My goto Boston area #brewery. This deserves better reviews.
Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bierbaum from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not much haze or head in this DIPA. Canned on 8/20, enjoyed on 9/21. Citrus and funk on the pallet. Was expecting more out of a night shift as I am a huge fan of morph
Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.39 by AD17 from New Jersey

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by WhatsAnIPA from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by jsr1961 from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2018
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Rated by LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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May 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Hazy golden-amber with a half-finger of white head on top.

S: Odd nose - like stale beer meets old pineapple juice. But in a good way.

T: Pineapple juice and citrusy bitterness. Underlying sweetness. Think mango, melon, papaya, tangerines.

M: Medium in heft, some creaminess in feel.

O: The more I drink it the more I like it.
May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Papaya, mango, over ripe peach, melon, pineapple and pine. Biscuit malt. Medium bodied. Lower amount of sweetness with a building bitterness the more you drink. It's pretty good but clunky.
May 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.34 by smaddock from Massachusetts

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by rhinis23 from Massachusetts

May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Miketess32 from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ned57 from Massachusetts

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.76 by Paul-G from New Hampshire

Apr 15, 2018
Swell from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 63 ratings