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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: 44 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Auraan, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

egrace84, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

camelgar, Jan 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

searsclone, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

t0rin0, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can as part of my Arizona adventure, served in shaker pint. A "balance" meaning bad DIPA. This is a malt bomb. Hops please, they go in IPAs. Not a repeat for me.

Beer is amber and hazy with a tan head of small and medium bubbles.

Aroma is mildly bitter / hoppy with a lot of malt.

Beer is medium in body, sweet and bitter with almost no hop flavors. I won't have this again, this brewery in general is striking out with me.

drabmuh, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mcdsports, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dav, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bambam2517, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

BDavis_03, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Number3red, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

IpeeA, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

hacker1892, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Bagoosh, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dmartin118, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ralphw56, Sep 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

xdtfx, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JohnLynch, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from the can into a pint glass

A - Pours a textbook coppery-orange with waves of hazy yeast coming through the otherwise perfectly clear beer. A few bubbles rise to the rocky, two-finger, off-white head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind thick rings of lacing.

S - A bit of citrus fruit on a caramel malt background.

T - Caramel malt upfront. The body is a rather nice blend of blend orange-mango hop notes on a caramel malt backbone. Splash of hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue fades into a bitter orange mango finish.

M - Medium bodied with ample carbonation. A little creamy, but lacks the chewiness I look for in a well-crafted IPA.

Despite being a great looking IPA, Hop Shock fails to excel enough in all the other departments to keep up with the stiff competition. Overall this is a decent IPA and I don't regret my decision to pick up a six of it while I was in Phoenix. However, it doesn't deliver anything memorable enough to make me lament not having it here in New Mexico. Extra points for the canned option though, which makes it better suited for hiking.

Bockrules, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Icehalo, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

UncleAddie, Jul 08, 2012
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.