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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | 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 -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-30-2013 23:08:45 | More by BeerBeast
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice appearance with hazy orangey colors and immensely thick head. Probably best feature of this beer. Nose has a juicy fruity appetizing quality that makes me think of sweet fruit candies. Some pine tickle on the nose too. On the palate I detect a malt sweetness that reminds me of my days of homebrewing with extracts (some caramel that isn't necessarily welcome) and then it is rounded out with firm hop flavors & bitterness but not as assertive as many American India Pale Ales. Finish has more pronounced malty caramel flavors that event suggest a bit of cardboardyness.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 00:19:19 | More by yemenmocha
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves sticky ringlets of lacing all around the glass.

S - Strong aroma of piney, resinous hops and..is that toffee I smell? Smells pretty inviting.

T - Complete hop bomb of the spruce variety. Pine, fresh cut dandelions, mint, and grapefruit peel dominate the flavor profile. Not really "lush" or "juicy", as the alpha acids bring forth a tongue peeling bitterness without much citrus sweetness. Malts very subdued compared to what was indicated in the nose. Not very well balanced.

M - Medium bodied, and slightly under carbonated. Could use a little more body. Finishes dryer than the Sahara desert.

O - A decent attempt, but ultimately too flawed to be considered "good". The lack of either fruit or malt sweetness to bring balance was a big problem for me. A sub-standard IPA, and not a rebuy for me.

Serving type: can

05-08-2013 05:50:47 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-07-2013 05:40:43 | More by 45nDown
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-30-2013 05:07:32 | More by Arsenal0328
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.