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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | 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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uawildcat

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-15-2013 04:06:52 | More by uawildcat
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-26-2014 06:54:40 | More by Tiernan
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-14-2013 02:56:43 | More by aquazr1
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FMetzger

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-15-2013 22:26:48 | More by FMetzger
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westcott

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-04-2014 03:12:06 | More by westcott
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mkrass

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-19-2014 02:55:44 | More by mkrass
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-03-2014 15:26:56 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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cnagle28

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-29-2014 03:42:38 | More by cnagle28
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2014 02:09:53 | More by Jeffwildcat
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-26-2012 01:16:45 | More by JohnLynch
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-16-2012 18:26:40 | More by Zachb4au
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-22-2013 21:19:50 | More by Auraan
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LXIXME

New Mexico

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
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RDW

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-04-2012 04:03:24 | More by RDW
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-26-2014 23:50:48 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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aval89

California

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
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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PhaseID

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-04-2014 15:06:51 | More by jheezee
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AZnative89

Arizona

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
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MTBeerTraveler

Montana

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-15-2011 17:18:40 | More by MTBeerTraveler
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-25-2014 23:08:52 | More by zonker17
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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.