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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 184
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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brentk56

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very impressive head; great stickage and a modest amount of lacing

Smell: Caramel malt (almost butterscotch) with piney hops battling to make the presence noted

Taste: Malts dominate the front end, with the caramel forward and the piney/earthy hops adding a bitter dimension in the middle; the bitterness continues, after the swallow, though the finish leaves a little butterscotch in the impresssion; tobacco in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; surprisingly creamy, as if there is oat in the grist

Taste: Very much a malt forward beer, almost like a hoppy amber; as some others have noted, there is a touch of diacetyl that gives the beer a butterscotch tone; not a terrible flaw but certainly noticeable

Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 22:43:17 | More by brentk56
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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.