I’ve been looking forward to trying Night Shift beer for some time and recently one of my followers was coming up to Allagash for a bottle release and was nice enough to grab a couple of bottles for me on his way up. Oasis is their Belgian style IPA which is not a style I typically enjoy. Somehow the mix of Belgian yeast and hops just do not mix well for me.
This one renewed my interest in Belgian IPAs as it was entirely unique and quite enjoyable. Appearance has a deep orange color with a thick white head. Aroma has plenty of Belgian yeast but also some very nice floral hops and spice. Taste is a nice mix of the Belgian spice/yeast and the floral hops you get in the nose. It was very easy to drink and something I would certainly try again.
Pros: Solid appearance, taste and aroma
Alcohol Content: 6.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Night Shift Brewing
Brewers Description: Belgian-style IPA brewed with cascade hops, coriander, and cardamom
Amidst our desert of mostly hop-barren beers, you’ve finally found Night Shift’s Oasis. Our first IPA to hit bottles, Oasis features citrusy Cascade hops that dance and mingle with the zesty, Arabian spices of coriander and cardamom. A fruity Belgian yeast strain unites the variety of flavors into a crisp, bright, truly satisfying ale.