Whirlpool

Massachusetts
United States
Night Shift Brewing Whirlpool pale ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Soft Pale Ale bursting with ripe notes of peach and citrus.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Fresh tart lemons and grapefruit are first to greet you senses.  Very low levels of grainy malt follow. Clean fermentation. The beer is a very cloudy light yellow color that looks almost “milky”, like Witbier. Topped with a big frothy white head which eventually dropped to a thin creamy cap. The flavor follows the aroma with slightly tart lemony flavors and just touch of grapefruit pithiness mid-way through.  Low levels of grainy malt come along in the dry finish. The bitterness is enhanced by the citrus and a slight hop astringency to provide a decidedly bitter balance and a long tart finish. The hopping seems closer to a session IPA, due in part to an almost unperceived and rather nondescript malt profile. Overall, this APA is a very refreshing summer quencher.