HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Purchased: May 17, 2014
Consumed: May 21, 2014
Misc.: Crafted on Feb. 26, 2014
Poured a dark orangeish, amber, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-white pillowy head. Average-to-lively average foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top.
Smelled citrus hops, nectarine, caramel malts, earthy rye malts, iced tea, light grapefruit, orange rind, bitter tropical hops and mango.
Tasted not quite as good as I hoped. Got citrus hops, nectarine, orange rind, mango and other tropical hops up front, immediately followed by bitter earthy malts, boozy, astringent alcohol and rye hops. Bitter aftertaste. Grapefruit notes come in late, but not a good overall taste.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish.
This IPA was just OK. I wavered on pretty much all five categories, so this could have gone a bunch of different ways.
Serving type: can
05-22-2014 06:21:50 | More by BucannonXC5
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.