HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 287 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
12oz Can canned on 05/23/2014 poured into a Becker pint glass
Appearance: Pours a hazy, copper amber with 1 finger of head
Smell: Piney and citrus hops
Taste: Bright and citrus notes up front with the bitter in the middle with a mix of pine resin and caramel malt in the finish
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and slightly resiny
Overall: A solid American-style IPA with some bright citrus hop flavor. This is my first beer from this brewery and I'm excited to try more of SanTan's offerings. Hopefully in the future I can find a really fresh can of this IPA. Considering it was three months old, it has stood up very well.
08-31-2014 19:59:35 | More by Tuck_leepulin
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Canned on 4/16/14. Hoping the canning helps to stabilize the hoppiness. Otherwise, this might be rough.
A: Pours a fairly dark ruby amber. Finger of beige head with moderate retention. Lacing sticks to the glass. Carbonation is difficult to see due to the darkness of the beer.
S: Malt forward, but that's to be expected at four months old. Spicecake, breadyness, a little bit of the alcohol. Hops take on a more fruity tone, with bits of peach and mango.
T: A bit sweet on the upfront, this one quickly changes up, delivering a firm back of hoppy bitterness. Getting some bitter citrus peel, some mango/papaya spiciness that really lingers. Some floral soapiness. Finishes fairly strongly, with a resinous, peppery quality. Aftertaste is more floral bitterness. Mild metallic streak that i pick up on some sips.
M: Good malt backbone. Carbonation is subtle until the end, when bubbles pick up. Definite prickle of carbonation in the end does a great job of balancing things out. Medium bodied, the malt doesn't come across as cloying, but as more of a foundation for the moderately intense hoppiness.
O: Surprising. This is a decent IPA with some nice tropical fruit tones running through it. The metallic taste is a bit distracting, but it has been sitting in a can for four months.
08-17-2014 07:29:27 | More by McStagger
3.66/5 rDev -5.7%
New to Texas, late for me to reveiw. The beer poured a deep copper amber with a significant off white head. The aroma kicked in immediately with a strong essence of grapefruit rind and some floral notes with a slight sweet malt underneath. The taste hit me with more bitter grapefruit rind and bits of tropical fruit that was wrapped around the malty sweetness. It all ended with a palate soaking piney bitterness that was right up my IPA alley. The Hop Shock doesn’t pull its bitter punches and socked me into hop heaven. A decent IPA and proper introduction to SanTan Brewing.
08-05-2014 15:29:26 | More by brurevu
3.29/5 rDev -15.2%
Appearance: Copper and brown in color, some crunchy lacing and nice head retention. Head is a very nice pancake color.
Nose: Mint, rosemary, and citrus.
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel, metallic at first which turns into slight malt. A wet finish. Some rosemary and citrus.
08-03-2014 01:20:32 | More by travolta
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.