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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 21
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: PhxHorn on 01-24-2008

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
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

This is an amazing IPA....great hop character and a nice citrus feel to it....one of my personal faves :)

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark amber with a very thick foamy head. Head retention is good, and there is excellent lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is citrus hops. Very strong and pronounced. There is a malty taste up front - more of a citrus taste, quickly followed by a strong citrus, grassy, hoppy taste. There is an excellent bitter aftertaste at the end. Overall a great beer. To me, the malts and hops blend together very well.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of MrJolly
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured this from a can into my trusty old Bandersnatch pint glass (long-time Tempe residents might remember).

Appearance: against the green bandersnatch logo, the beer is a warm copper, darker than most IPAs. The head is uneven, chunky, and eggshell white, but it dissipates over a few minutes.

Smell: The beer smells like lavendar and citrus. It smells like the lemon trees blooming into petrol. This is a good thing.

Taste: bitter but not puckeringly-so. Much grapefruit. The perfume comes through here a bit, again the lavendar. The aftertase is saharan at the back edges of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Not sharp (despite the carbonation) but slick. Not thin but slippery. I wish for a little more weight in it, but it's still pleasant.

Overall: There are a few good Arizona IPAs (including Four Peaks Hop Knot, and Lumberyard's Flagstaff IPA), but this is my favorite. Yum.

Photo of slyke
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hopshock pours a pleasing orange/amber color with a finger of white head that falls to a cap and laces well.

The smell is west coast all the way - citrus, pine, a hint of malt.

Taste has the hops out front as you might expect from the name and the style. There is a nice malt backbone there to support the hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a nice hop tinge at the front and a pleasant aftertaste.

Wow this one goes down smoothly. My in-laws brought a six pack back after visiting their son in the Phoenix area. Next time I'm going to ask for a case! This is a standout IPA.

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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.