Citranation | Night Shift Brewing

74 Ratings

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by donkeyrunner on 01-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a darker, cloudy amber color. Big, fluffy off-white head. Good lacing too.

S-Strong Citra aroma with lots of Belgian yeast and candied notes. Citra hops give the aroma of green onion, moss, hemp, candied oranges and other tropical fruits.

T-The flavor is very unique. The herbal citra qualities play excellently with the Belgian aspects of the beer. The flavor is very dank, mossy, herbal but it also has some definite fruity flavors as well.

M-Juicy with soft carbonation and loads of bitterness. Alcohol hidden very well.

O/D-Awesome beer. Incredibly unique. One of the best Belgian IPAs I have tried. Citra hops are frigging delicious.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First bottled batch. Batch #3 overall. 8.5% ABV. Bottled 7/2/13 (17 days old, nice).

A: Pours a hazy orange. Over the top enormous fizzy and fluffy tan head. Head fades very slowly despite being very fizzy at first. Walls of heavy lacing left behind. Top notch head retention as well.

S: Huge bright tropical fruits. Tangerine, mango, pineapple for sure. Maybe kiwi and apricot too? Hints of yeasty bread hiding behind it but it's mostly the hops here. It literally smells like fresh squeezed juices. Yum.

T: Again with the huge tropical fruits but there is an enormous belgian yeast influence here as well now. Tropical fruits include bananas this time (or is that the yeast?). Lots of spicy cloves and black pepper in the finish with a decent wave of bitterness. Lingering oily hop aftertaste with some dryness and spices too. Not super bitter despite hop levels and freshness, surprisingly.

M: Nice medium bodied, slick and oily as mentioned with a slightly drying finish.

O: One of the best noses on a beer that I've had. Literally a tropical fruit juice blend. Flavor can't quite stand up to the aroma but it's still quite good. Pretty complex for a single hop brew but citra tends to do that, plus belgian yeast adds a lot of character too. One of the best belgian IPAs I've ever had, but I can't help thinking that this would be better as a "normal" DIPA due to the huge belgian influence in the flavor. I'm probably biased, however. Great beer, regardless.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The head pours very vigorously and creamy as well as white. A lot of lacing is left. The beer itself is a dark amber with a hint of brown but clear.

The citra hops are present and mix well with the malts. I also get bits of tropical fruits such as mango and possibly pear.

The citra hops certainly come out and are dominant but the sweet caramel malts balance it out. I also get hints of what appears to be mint and tropical fruits as well. The Belgian yeast also comes out very well to balance out the strong hop flavor.

Biting carbonation and medium bodied. Very smooth. The beer feels fairly thick.

A fairly good DIPA and one that I plan to come back to when I can.

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4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Actually a Belgian DIPA. ~90 IBU. Brewed on election day to help stimulate the independent Citra party.

Peachy orange color. Bubble island retention that's plenty sticky. Came in a nifty flip top growler.

Smells like citra, wondrous citra. Yeast contributes a rustic, farmy character.

Dank tangerine and pineapple up front with an intense palette wiping dry, farmy grapefruit in back. Dry, grapefruit bitter aftertaste that doesn't linger so much as it never leaves.

Goes good with pad thai and new year's day football. This is some high falutin' stuff.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a recent trade with a follower on my Tumblr. Thanks to theprofdrinksbeer!

HUGE tropical nose thanks to the Citra hops. Mango, nectarine, tangerine, lemon / lime zest and grapefruit make up the breadth of the fruity capabilities of this beer. Malt gives a bready sweetness to the beer's body, but for the most part I can't discern that this is Belgian in style.

Ok, NOW I get the Belgian. It's definitely in the flavor, but not the aroma, effervescent notes of banana and zesty lemon show that this beer definitely uses Belgian yeast. Lovely lovely lovely!

I am a huge fan of what the boys at Night Shift are doing and will continue to support and be an advocate for their brews.


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Citranation from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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