Traffic Cone
Night Shift Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,281
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,150
Avg:
4 | pDev: 8.5%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
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Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  8
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a Teku glass.

Pours a hazy bright orange color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention. Leaves a ton of sticky cobwebs as it settles into a thick blanket of foam.

The aroma brings a fair amount of orange juice, grapefruit, and orange rind followed by a touch of pineapple. The wheat grist is very strong with this one. Very grainy.

The flavor is definitely quite citrusy, bringing notes of fresh oranges, orange creamsicle, grapefruit, and orange and lemon zest. Pretty straightforward but it comes as advertised.

The feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Exceptionally soft and creamy. Goes down smooth.

Overall, this is definitely a great NEIPA that's exploding with citrus flavor. It's not terribly well-balanced but it's still a damn good beer.

Jul 09, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/10/20

As always, I pick up any Night Shift brews that I haven’t tried before when I see them at the liquor store. I love these guys

Pours a completely hazed out opaque yellow with 2+ fingers of off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves nice lacing

Huge nose with predominantly orange and vanilla. Piney, resiny hops balance out a delicately sweet malt with subtle notes of lemon and pear

On the front end, this is quitr the juice bomb. Tons of soft orange and pineapple. Midway through, this turns actually a touch spicy with earthy, citrus hops. The addition of orange peel in the brewing process definitely shines through in the end, feeling very raw and authentic with sweet malt to support it

This has a medium body and light, prickly carbonation. Drinks about right for the abv, but not quite dry enough for my tastes

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Night Shift brewed another winning IPA. Always ready for whatever they throw out there, and this was a great representation of the style, showing the beautiful balance between fruit and hop

Jul 08, 2020
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Jboch from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Orange peel note is perfect strength and the beer is definitely every day drinkable. Beautiful orange color, good size head at pour. Would love to try on tap.

Jul 12, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. Have had many brews from these guys before. Didn't care for this much, strange taste up front.

Jul 12, 2019
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ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque yellowish-orange with a white head. Smells of orange, grapefruit. Taste is very hop-forward with lots of orange. Decent sweet malt presence and a bitter finish. Smooth, sticky, and medium bodied. This is a great beer, and I wish I could have tried it fresh.

Nov 24, 2018
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Capebeer01 from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color is great. Suggests a stronger tasting beer. The citrus adds a level of complexity that I liked. This is almost a summer brew that you can drink in the winter because of the hop profile. Complex but very approachable.

Nov 04, 2018
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can into tulip. Dated 10/11/18.
Look is nice cloudy bright orange leading to a nose of citrus lead by orange, of course. Taste follows and is a nice mix of hops and fruit. Feel is fairly light. Overall, a little different with the orange added, Still taste the hops and the orange adds a nice taste and doesn't dominate. Worth the drink.

Oct 30, 2018
Traffic Cone from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings