HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

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341 Ratings

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 22
Gots: 50 | 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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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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12oz Can canned on 05/23/2014 poured into a Becker pint glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy, copper amber with 1 finger of head

Smell: Piney and citrus hops

Taste: Bright and citrus notes up front with the bitter in the middle with a mix of pine resin and caramel malt in the finish

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and slightly resiny

Overall: A solid American-style IPA with some bright citrus hop flavor. This is my first beer from this brewery and I'm excited to try more of SanTan's offerings. Hopefully in the future I can find a really fresh can of this IPA. Considering it was three months old, it has stood up very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.