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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

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very good

365 Ratings

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 60 | 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
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Photo of silverevo9
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful french vanilla head, with a copper-orange hue. Nice pungent resinous smell that"s right up the nose. Very distinct smell that's quite addicting. Lovely lacing that is sticky and strong. Pure stuff here. Can taste the quality of all ingredients. Have to control myself with these. They go down fast due to how smooth and balanced it is. Just about perfect presentation. Very sweet hop presents. Very appealing IPA. Slight bitterness on the finish. Malts are a player here. The citrus deep resinous smell keeps you planted and is the star here. Awesome IPA!

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Birmz
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of nickvasallo
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of haems
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MisSigsFan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Skelton
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of That_One_Guy
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%

As I've stated, not the biggest IPA fan...but I'm trying. This was a pretty solid Pale Ale, lots of citrus notes that really go a long way to make this a smooth taste. I liked the sharp malt taste in this. I could drink a few of these before switching over to something more dark. Perfect for a hot day.

WIFE TAKE: Why is there weed on the cover?

Photo of BarkBrewing
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ksi4077
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of pkjorgy
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Aroma is of juicy fruit gum and resin. Grapefruit, tangerine, mango, fresh cut grass, and pine add complexity. Flavor is orange and grapefruit-pith based, with hints of apricot skin and candied orange reading on a light caramel malt base. The finish is resiny and grassy dominant and fairly bitter. The muted citrus and grass are in decent balance and fairly complex, and malt presence is a noted and welcome presence, though the flavor is a bit bitter for my liking.

Photo of Dwkasper
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Good beer. Piney and malty upfront with a strong hop bitterness at the end.

Photo of mr-jj
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Review 3/18/14.

Amber color with a nice white head.
Aroma is really, really nice. Lots of delicious citrus and some herbal notes.
Taste doesn't quite live up to the nose. The hops are definitely the star, but overall the complexity of the flavor isn't there. Finish is long and bitter with grapefruit rind.
Body is medium with good carbonation.

Overall, a very good beer that promised more on the nose than it could deliver. But I still really liked it.

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Sndvl1999
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Dexter9Morgan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of AgentMLovesBeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MrWilliams
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.