jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015-11-13. Hazy pale pastel yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Aroma has nice citrusy, peach and musky fruit quality. Flavour is pleasantly citrusy, with lots of tangerine and orange character and notes of grapefruit. Just a touch mild and dilute overall. Average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. Pretty nice but I’d like a little more oomph all around personally. 7/3/7/3/16-17 On tap at The Merchant, Boston.
Stine (1714) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravel dusted neon yellow pour, fully hazed. Brine, pineapple, weed aroma. White grape, donut peach, garlic pungency. Crisp and bright, fruity flavor; nectarine, peach, pineapple; soft resins provide a balancing calmness and normalcy. Only the most feathery pale malts; this is lean and expressive and tight.
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light, pale golden color. Cloudy with a white head. Aroma is of hops, pine, grass and everything else that is beautiful in the IPA style. I don’t get any peach though in the scent. Nice full palate. Flavor is of fresh hops, a little tart peach in the background. Grass and pine are present also. Leaves a fresh tart citrusy hop finish. Good stuff. Thank to Zach at Yankee for pointing this one out to me. Update: After accidentally puting my nose too close while smelling this later on, and ended up inhaling some, the peaches became very noticeable.
Firecape (58) - - OCT 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Greta citrus and peachy nose . Very pale and light color and thin head. The taste was nice and citrusy but too thin - not great mouthfeel relative to the other citrusy iPad. More of a light summer session type beer.
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orvalgold (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whirlpool is extremely cloudy, with a bright neon yellow green hue color. It has this beautiful citrus aroma. Big fresh orange juice notes slight red peppercorn fruity spiceness, and a slight garlicy note that’s not unappealing. Hop driven nose. The flavor is similiar, strong citrus flavor with a medium light malt background. The mouthfeel is great with a smooth rounded body. It’s a great beverage and it’s super fresh.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the source. It pours cloudy light gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, juicy tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, tangerine and hay. The taste is very crisp, dry, bitter, juicy passion fruit, white peach, light grapefruit, touch of minerals with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very good balance and highly drinkable. Very nice.
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un collet de mousse plutôt réticent se forme sur le dessus d’un liquide blond pâle et embrouillé. Des agrumes bien mûrs, des bananes et un aspect un peu épicé explosent au nez et font saliver. Tout est en douceur en bouche, rien d’agressif, juste du beau fruit bien juteux avec un petit côté céréalier très discret, le tout étant véhiculé par une belle carbonatation. Bière de soif assez dangereuse.
mrhopsbeertalk (253) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely crushable Pale. The aroma has hints of citrus and orange sherbert. The flavor follows, is a bit more dank and adds notes of pink lemonade and tangelo. Soft and satifyingly bitter. Well done
Chad9976 (1505) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s probably unfair to compare beer and energy drinks, but I would say Night Shift Whirlpool drinks like the beer equivalent of one (NOS in particular). Huge tropical fruit character on the nose and palette along with significant grassy bitterness and flavor. It’s ridiculously drinkable, too; and the fact it comes in a can is the cherry on top.
I poured a 16oz can into a mug. It was canned on 8/5/15. Thanks to my friend Jason T. for this can!
Appearance: Bright pale yellow hue with extremely hazy body (akin to a witbier). Pours to a two-finger, white, soapy head which retains and laces fairly well.
Smell: Huge tropical fruit aroma, especially passion fruit. Peach and grapefruit are also present with some grassy character lurking in the background. Very enticing.
Taste: Now that the Session IPA style has taken the world by storm, there are a lot of “extra pale ales” which are attempting to be the pale ale equivalent – lots of hops, but not ridiculously bitter. This beer is a great example of where and how to draw the line. Hops absolutely do dominate everything here, but they’re so tasty I don’t mind. Just like the aroma, the taste begins with a lush tropical fruit juice sensation. It transitions almost on a dime into a bit dank, grassy/herbal hops – a common characterisitic found in New England-style IPAs (I guess this is a New England-style pale ale). A gentle, but firm bitterness due mostly to the dry/spicy nature of the hops rather than raw alpha acids. Not much in the way of malt character, which I don’t mind because the hop flavors are so delectable. You could almost consider this a novelty brew, but I think it’s pretty amazing.
Drinkability: I drank this on a hot, humid summer’s night and I immediately wanted more. At only 4.5% ABV, Night Shift Whirlpool is absolutely sessionable. The body is fairly light, with a crisp mouthfeel. It’s refreshing on the tongue and finishes quite clean, too. This is a beer I’d want a case of to get me through the summer (maybe next year).
teorn88 (4738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pint can via trade thanks to BDuke. It pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh hoppy juice, with loads of grapefruit, lemon zest and dank. Taste is crispy and lightly sweet with more fruity tangy citrusy hops, light herbal weedy note and more grassy piney hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, aroma packed with flavor and easy drinking, delicious