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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 22
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Warm copper amber in color, SanTan brewers have re-defined this classic English Ale. An intense bitterness derived from the distinct citrus/pine flavor of Pacific Northwest Hops. A dry, crisp malt character & aggressive alcohol dominate our I.P.A. and make this bitter beer a hop-head’s passion!

85 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 01-24-2008)
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Dogleg

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

08-27-2014 13:20:02 | More by Dogleg
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Nightwish1094

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-25-2014 07:37:40 | More by Nightwish1094
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Eric618

Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

08-24-2014 15:05:06 | More by Eric618
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gkoz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-23-2014 14:51:51 | More by gkoz
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atpben

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-23-2014 10:19:38 | More by atpben
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kmashore

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.9%

This is an amazing IPA....great hop character and a nice citrus feel to it....one of my personal faves :)

08-21-2014 00:13:03 | More by kmashore
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 16:11:32 | More by Wiscodrinker
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McStagger

California

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Canned on 4/16/14. Hoping the canning helps to stabilize the hoppiness. Otherwise, this might be rough.

A: Pours a fairly dark ruby amber. Finger of beige head with moderate retention. Lacing sticks to the glass. Carbonation is difficult to see due to the darkness of the beer.

S: Malt forward, but that's to be expected at four months old. Spicecake, breadyness, a little bit of the alcohol. Hops take on a more fruity tone, with bits of peach and mango.

T: A bit sweet on the upfront, this one quickly changes up, delivering a firm back of hoppy bitterness. Getting some bitter citrus peel, some mango/papaya spiciness that really lingers. Some floral soapiness. Finishes fairly strongly, with a resinous, peppery quality. Aftertaste is more floral bitterness. Mild metallic streak that i pick up on some sips.

M: Good malt backbone. Carbonation is subtle until the end, when bubbles pick up. Definite prickle of carbonation in the end does a great job of balancing things out. Medium bodied, the malt doesn't come across as cloying, but as more of a foundation for the moderately intense hoppiness.

O: Surprising. This is a decent IPA with some nice tropical fruit tones running through it. The metallic taste is a bit distracting, but it has been sitting in a can for four months.

08-17-2014 07:29:27 | More by McStagger
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Green1981

Wisconsin

3.92/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 20:50:35 | More by Green1981
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Joe71Poole


4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

08-15-2014 23:35:57 | More by Joe71Poole
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NateBenner

Arizona

4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

08-15-2014 04:59:15 | More by NateBenner
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allenson21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-14-2014 00:27:31 | More by allenson21
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-12-2014 13:47:31 | More by hsus0225
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-12-2014 03:37:22 | More by Pro_Magnon
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-11-2014 18:46:35 | More by WritersBlock
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nvandelist


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-09-2014 02:51:00 | More by nvandelist
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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-06-2014 01:48:35 | More by Norseman
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brurevu

Texas

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%

New to Texas, late for me to reveiw. The beer poured a deep copper amber with a significant off white head. The aroma kicked in immediately with a strong essence of grapefruit rind and some floral notes with a slight sweet malt underneath. The taste hit me with more bitter grapefruit rind and bits of tropical fruit that was wrapped around the malty sweetness. It all ended with a palate soaking piney bitterness that was right up my IPA alley. The Hop Shock doesn’t pull its bitter punches and socked me into hop heaven. A decent IPA and proper introduction to SanTan Brewing.

08-05-2014 15:29:26 | More by brurevu
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-04-2014 03:44:45 | More by Gagnonsux
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PhaseID

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-04-2014 03:40:24 | More by PhaseID
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travolta

California

3.29/5  rDev -15.2%

Appearance: Copper and brown in color, some crunchy lacing and nice head retention. Head is a very nice pancake color.

Nose: Mint, rosemary, and citrus.

Taste: Smooth mouthfeel, metallic at first which turns into slight malt. A wet finish. Some rosemary and citrus.

08-03-2014 01:20:32 | More by travolta
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-02-2014 05:29:24 | More by Gatordaddy
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n2pux

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-02-2014 00:58:13 | More by n2pux
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PassMeAZima

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-29-2014 23:29:45 | More by PassMeAZima
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BHansen


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-29-2014 23:22:15 | More by BHansen
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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.