1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

355 Ratings

(view ratings)
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of HopShock IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 355 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BrandonSeal
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of snaotheus
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can at 41 F, flown in from Arizona last weekend, poured into a pilsner glass today. Crafted on 02/16/14, according to the stamp on the bottom. Batch #020009283.

Pours clear amber with a medium cream colored head that fades very slowly. Small amount of carbonation. Smell is nice, piney, citrusy, refreshing.

Taste has a nice sharp bitterness, especially in the aftertaste. The hop profile actually reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but Hopslam has a lot of honey sweetness. Man does it have a long lasting bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, actually very nice. Overall, I'm fairly impressed. I remember being nonplussed by their beer when we visited their brewery a few years ago.

Photo of oilcan01
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Hugonaut13
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of THE-DUDE
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

During a trip to northern Arizona i was hoping to find an IPA that smelled of the juniper berries i encountered during hikes in the AZ wilderness. This is it! Very piney & grapefruity. The 7.1 is quite hidden...for now. Some floral notes...very hoppy.

Photo of stealth
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of chefbigjon
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dheacck11
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mrose78
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of dozier77
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of garylite
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice copper bronze color and citrus smell. Looks and smell can deceive. Big hop profile west coast style. Decent malt and grapefruit rind. Much More pronounced resin and pine. 7abv good balance session beer with a kick. Funny a bit of a hop bomb but not a palate wrecker.

Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of thereal_adam
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ediaz
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Zkscharf
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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