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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

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very good

330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 22
Gots: 46 | 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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Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

mmilyko, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Stoneman58
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Stoneman58, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of gbontrag
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Jus' got into Tucson, and picked up a couple local sixers. This is my first...
Pours a beautiful burnished copper; great froth that elevates and holds and holds. I like the color: Dried orange peel, and aromas of grapefruit and pine. All-American IPA and proud of it. Heaps of malty goodness to come are spoonfed up my nose, and a fare amount of diacetyl?! Oops. Not appropriate here, but I don't mind a little...?
Nice plump malt; malty malt, or, i can say cookie dough with butterscotch chips. Grapefruit and pine, indeed, and "thank you for balancing this out." We'll, it's balanced and actually finishes on the dry side. Too bad about the diacetyl, but it's not spoiled; still a good beer in there.

gbontrag, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

crobinso, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of DinoFight
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DinoFight, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Rizalini
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received this can as an extra from Jeremy6566, poured into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a clear deep ruby/mahogany color with 3 fingers of nice, dense off-white head. Lots of lacing left behind.

S - Has some nice citrus notes of pineapple, mangos and papays with a caramel malt backbone.

T/M - A nice hop bite greets me upon the first sip. It coats my tongue, then evolves into a nice caramel malt middle, and finishes with a pleasant lemon zest type hop finish. I really enjoy how the flavors come together on this one. Medium/creamy mouthfeel, and maybe a touch under carbonated for me.

O - I usually find myself left wanting more with IPAs, but this one didn't. It has a great hop profile without being too aggressive. Just when you think the hops are going to fry your taste buds, the carmel mlats comes in and mellows stuff out, but finishes with a citrus hop punch. Thanks again Jeremy for this can!

Rizalini, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a copper color with a white head on top. The head retention is good but has a thin lacing. The smell of the beer is average, there is a decent malt aroma and a bit of earthy hops as well. The taste of the beer has a caramel sweetness up front with a piney earthy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the bee is medium bodied with a slightly high amount of carbonation. Overall this beer is decent, not the best IPA but was nice to try.

Knapp85, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper amber color with a medium sized light tan head that slowly settles into a nice lacing.

Caramel malts balanced with citrus and floral hops in the aroma of this IPA.

A pretty decent citrus to floral hops taste with a slight soapiness sneaking in there to undermine a really good hops presence.

The slight soapiness of the taste is magnified in the aftertaste and begins to undermine an otherwise pretty good hops taste on this medium bodied beer.

The initial aroma and taste of this beer was quite impressive but there seemed to be a slight soapiness for lack of a better way to describe it took the greatness out of this beer.

LXIXME, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Garrett
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Garrett, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of taospowder
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

Auraan, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

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

searsclone, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
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
Photo of dav
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dav, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of bambam2517
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bambam2517, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BDavis_03
4.5/5  rDev +16%

BDavis_03, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

IpeeA, Oct 16, 2012
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.