HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.22/5 rDev +8.8%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):
Crystal-clear, brassy amber color with a head and lacing every other beer is jealous of. Hops hit the nose hard with mint, evergreen and citric rind, and the malt and alcohol are secondary in the aroma. Such a creamy beer. Wet biscuity malt flashes some caramel. Hops push all this down with a more-than-balancing bitterness and an even bigger flavor. Leafy, citric rind; piney, and tobacco. The alcohol is laidback, with a very slow warmth, some barley and a trace of esters--very clean. Hops done well here. A can of kickass American IPA.
02-04-2011 02:24:02 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
A good amber looking beer, cool can. Aroma, equal mix of grapefruit and pine, pine delves lower with each reference.
Taste, leans more to the grapefruit hopping and bitterness, pine degrades with each drink. Stays crisp, never heavy on the palate. Another good canned beer effort, any slight perceived metallic bitterness is the type that would go well with an ipa that walks the line between the citrus flavors and woody feel. The hopshock is prolly because the malt body is so very light, and very lightly roasted. Not massive hops, but they are paired in a way that allows them to have a bold prominence.
Had another can of it yesterday, doesn't fall apart with age, I upped my grade slightly.
10-24-2010 05:29:23 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured a copper amber color with a medium sized light tan head that slowly settles into a nice lacing.
Caramel malts balanced with citrus and floral hops in the aroma of this IPA.
A pretty decent citrus to floral hops taste with a slight soapiness sneaking in there to undermine a really good hops presence.
The slight soapiness of the taste is magnified in the aftertaste and begins to undermine an otherwise pretty good hops taste on this medium bodied beer.
The initial aroma and taste of this beer was quite impressive but there seemed to be a slight soapiness for lack of a better way to describe it took the greatness out of this beer.
02-27-2013 01:45:33 | More by LXIXME
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a dark orange almost copper color with a one finger fluffy head..
S: mainly citrus fruits & mild pine notes...with a malt bill to back it up.. mostly toasty malts.. Faint sweetness with minor booze presence. Caramel aroma to mellow it all out..
T: hop bitterness all the way.. lemon zest bitterness with orange peel & grapefruit adding to the bitterness.. Slight toasty malt in there.. But hop bitterness dominates the finish, especially the orange peel flavor..
MF: light medium body with good carbonation for the flavor/style.. some what thin & maybe a bit watery/thin.. Lacks a little body in my opinion.. Somewhat dry finish that leaves a bit of puckering...
D: pretty easy drinker.. Nice local brew (for me).. Surprisingly a lot of hop in this one, which I don't mind...
Edit: leaves a super nice lacing on the glass... Had to bump up the grade just a bit..
10-09-2010 09:44:40 | More by aval89
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
Picked up a 6-pack at AJ's. It poured a hazy orange with a white head and lacing as I drink it down. The aroma has a mix of citrus melon and light floral hops with a very slight earthy note. The flavor is balanced by dry toffee malts that provide a quiet backbone to the biting citrus rind flavor and dry finish. The bitterness could be bigger and the hops could be deeper, but it's a solid IPA. Certainly a good canned option.
02-09-2012 01:39:41 | More by tempest
4.22/5 rDev +8.8%
Copper pour with finger width, off white head. Aroma is citrus and malt. Taste is same as smell but pretty hoppy. Very well balanced. I wasn't a fan of this brew the first time I had it, but it has grown on me a lot. This is an easy session beer. Nice beer!
08-14-2011 01:49:52 | More by AZnative89
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.