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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 22
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 319 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FrankHammer
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

mkh895, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Lobina, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of mdidonat
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mdidonat, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4.25 - nice copper/amber color, finger of white head that sticks around, leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S - 4.5 - Amazing piney/grapefruit smell, citrus zest, pineapple, some caramel malt in the background,

T - 3.75 - Honestly kind of disappointing given the smell, more peppery, dirty taste with hop bitterness, maybe some grapefruit in there but that's a stretch, definite piney taste but more like dirty pine needles.

M - 3.75 - Too much bitterness for the taste. Light/medium mouthfeel. Alc covered. Aftertaste is a lot of bitterness with no specific tastes.

O - 4.00 - Honestly, the smell is good out of proportion to the taste. The taste is too dirty/peppery to appreciate any citrusy hops you'd normally look for in an American IPA. I remember why I didn't like this when I first tried it now.

ISmith87, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of cfitterer
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

cfitterer, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of TommyLiam
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

TommyLiam, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of ronniebruner
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow! If you are an IPA guy like I am, guarantee this is a beer you will like. The aroma is sweet and of fruit and soft notes of spice. The beers pours a unique orange color which is very inviting. The beer is sweet and earthy and tastes of pine. The beer pours beautifully and leaves a welcomed aftertaste that is very pleasant. San Tan have really stepped up their game as of late and are by a mile the best brewery in Arizona!

ronniebruner, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +3.1%

6thstreetbrewpub, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

qquique1010, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

deanhead, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Camjmorton, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

uawildcat, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JISurfer, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Hterrell
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Hterrell, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

gleemonger, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DaveAnderson, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

prock180, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

atone315, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

SmilinEric, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GraduatedCashew, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BeerBeast, May 31, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

yemenmocha, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tzieser, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

bsuedekum, May 25, 2013
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.