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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

330 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 22
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Skelton, Saturday at 11:02 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

As I've stated, not the biggest IPA fan...but I'm trying. This was a pretty solid Pale Ale, lots of citrus notes that really go a long way to make this a smooth taste. I liked the sharp malt taste in this. I could drink a few of these before switching over to something more dark. Perfect for a hot day.

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That_One_Guy, Saturday at 08:13 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BarkBrewing, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ksi4077, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

pkjorgy, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Aroma is of juicy fruit gum and resin. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, fresh cut grass, and pine add complexity. Flavor is orange and grapefruit-pith based, with hints of apricot skin and candied orange reading on a light caramel malt base. The finish is resiny and grassy dominant and fairly bitter. The muted citrus and grass are in decent balance and fairly complex, and malt presence is a noted and welcome presence, though the flavor is a bit bitter for my liking.

barczar, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Good beer. Piney and malty upfront with a strong hop bitterness at the end.

Dwkasper, Nov 02, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Review 3/18/14.

Amber color with a nice white head.
Aroma is really, really nice. Lots of delicious citrus and some herbal notes.
Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose. The hops are definitely the star, but overall the complexity of the flavor isn't there. Finish is long and bitter with grapefruit rind.
Body is medium with good carbonation.

Overall, a very good beer that promised more on the nose than it could deliver. But I still really liked it.

mr-jj, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ste5venla, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sndvl1999, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dexter9Morgan, Oct 18, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

MrWilliams, Oct 18, 2014
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CCutch, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Jame515, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.