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HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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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 atpben
4/5  rDev +3.1%

atpben, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of kmashore
5/5  rDev +28.9%

This is an amazing IPA....great hop character and a nice citrus feel to it....one of my personal faves :)

kmashore, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

Wiscodrinker, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of McStagger
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Canned on 4/16/14. Hoping the canning helps to stabilize the hoppiness. Otherwise, this might be rough.

A: Pours a fairly dark ruby amber. Finger of beige head with moderate retention. Lacing sticks to the glass. Carbonation is difficult to see due to the darkness of the beer.

S: Malt forward, but that's to be expected at four months old. Spicecake, breadyness, a little bit of the alcohol. Hops take on a more fruity tone, with bits of peach and mango.

T: A bit sweet on the upfront, this one quickly changes up, delivering a firm back of hoppy bitterness. Getting some bitter citrus peel, some mango/papaya spiciness that really lingers. Some floral soapiness. Finishes fairly strongly, with a resinous, peppery quality. Aftertaste is more floral bitterness. Mild metallic streak that i pick up on some sips.

M: Good malt backbone. Carbonation is subtle until the end, when bubbles pick up. Definite prickle of carbonation in the end does a great job of balancing things out. Medium bodied, the malt doesn't come across as cloying, but as more of a foundation for the moderately intense hoppiness.

O: Surprising. This is a decent IPA with some nice tropical fruit tones running through it. The metallic taste is a bit distracting, but it has been sitting in a can for four months.

McStagger, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Green1981
3.92/5  rDev +1%

Green1981, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Joe71Poole
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Joe71Poole, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of NateBenner
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

NateBenner, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of allenson21
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

allenson21, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of hsus0225
4/5  rDev +3.1%

hsus0225, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Pro_Magnon
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pro_Magnon, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +16%

WritersBlock, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of nvandelist
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

nvandelist, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Norseman, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of brurevu
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New to Texas, late for me to reveiw. The beer poured a deep copper amber with a significant off white head. The aroma kicked in immediately with a strong essence of grapefruit rind and some floral notes with a slight sweet malt underneath. The taste hit me with more bitter grapefruit rind and bits of tropical fruit that was wrapped around the malty sweetness. It all ended with a palate soaking piney bitterness that was right up my IPA alley. The Hop Shock doesn’t pull its bitter punches and socked me into hop heaven. A decent IPA and proper introduction to SanTan Brewing.

brurevu, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gagnonsux, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of PhaseID
4.5/5  rDev +16%

PhaseID, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Copper and brown in color, some crunchy lacing and nice head retention. Head is a very nice pancake color.

Nose: Mint, rosemary, and citrus.

Taste: Smooth mouthfeel, metallic at first which turns into slight malt. A wet finish. Some rosemary and citrus.

travolta, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gatordaddy, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

n2pux, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PassMeAZima, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

BHansen, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cnagle28, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Steve_Gonz, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Resuin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Resuin, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nrbw23, Jul 28, 2014
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.