HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a little hazy copper colored beer with a small, white fluffy head. The aroma, though, is amazing. It filled the room seconds after I popped open the cap. A minute and half later, with the beer seated 2 feet away, I can smell it. That kind of overpowering hoppy aroma is rare. It's full of resinous, evergreen, holly notes. I very rarely give a 5 on aroma--maybe once or twice on BA ever--but I'm going to on this one. It is a delight to smell.
The taste is very good, but not the transcendental aroma experience. I love the emphasis of flavor over mere bitterness, always a mark of a good IPA. It's got some sweet malt too, but of course the emphasis is the peppery piney hops. Good body, but not too heavy.
Very distinctive IPA from a brewery I've never heard of before. Really, the smell is just amazing. I'm going to pour another glass now and just swirl it around under my nose.
Serving type: can
07-09-2014 02:08:22 | More by allengarvin
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.