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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

299 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 23
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kfirestone, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ThurmondTX, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

XicanoBeerRun, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Numa29, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Jeffwildcat, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

scottwurst, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Mordhaus, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ghstrp, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Lukebell15, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

heyliz, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Brewpedals, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Teenzeus, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

nickz, Jul 09, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a little hazy copper colored beer with a small, white fluffy head. The aroma, though, is amazing. It filled the room seconds after I popped open the cap. A minute and half later, with the beer seated 2 feet away, I can smell it. That kind of overpowering hoppy aroma is rare. It's full of resinous, evergreen, holly notes. I very rarely give a 5 on aroma--maybe once or twice on BA ever--but I'm going to on this one. It is a delight to smell.

The taste is very good, but not the transcendental aroma experience. I love the emphasis of flavor over mere bitterness, always a mark of a good IPA. It's got some sweet malt too, but of course the emphasis is the peppery piney hops. Good body, but not too heavy.

Very distinctive IPA from a brewery I've never heard of before. Really, the smell is just amazing. I'm going to pour another glass now and just swirl it around under my nose.

allengarvin, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hoprgood, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Can_has_beer, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Karibourgeois, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jheezee, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

nealbert, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nleaders, Jul 02, 2014
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.