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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
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Bonhoeffer

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very solid. Nice copper color. Good head, lacing.

Smell has some hoppy goodness mixed with caramel sweetness. Telegraphs the flavor. Good American hop profile, plenty of bitterness. Serious malt backbone. Perhaps a tad too malty for the style, or it likely would have rated higher.

But nice beer, and I could enjoy plenty of these.

Serving type: can

05-30-2011 18:41:36 | More by Bonhoeffer
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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.