1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of HopShock IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-20-2014 01:50:44 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of 2beerdogs
2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2014 04:57:25 | More by 2beerdogs
Photo of Booner818
Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2014 06:49:48 | More by Booner818
Photo of Geuzedad
Geuzedad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-18-2014 04:02:24 | More by Geuzedad
Photo of Smarty_Pints
Smarty_Pints

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-18-2014 03:13:02 | More by Smarty_Pints
Photo of Screper
Screper

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-16-2014 23:44:52 | More by Screper
Photo of Coconuts
Coconuts

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

06-15-2014 17:56:29 | More by Coconuts
Photo of HopsintheSack
HopsintheSack

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-15-2014 02:18:31 | More by HopsintheSack
Photo of BobZ
BobZ

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-29-2014 00:06:06 | More by BobZ
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-26-2014 23:50:48 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of MichiganderHB
MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-22-2014 13:52:02 | More by MichiganderHB
Photo of BucannonXC5
BucannonXC5

California

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.
Price: $2.59
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
Photo of bentonbk
bentonbk

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-22-2014 04:40:48 | More by bentonbk
Photo of Modernrickk
Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-21-2014 21:47:52 | More by Modernrickk
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-15-2014 04:38:00 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crafted on 4/16/14. Batch # 084 019747.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, herbal hop, and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the metallic taste is not that pleasant.

Serving type: can

05-08-2014 03:44:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of DoubleJ
DoubleJ

California

3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can do this! 12 ounces, from a can, canned just under 4 months ago. On to the beer:

This is a reddish-orange colored IPA, topped with a thick two fingers head. The retention is excellent on top, the lacing is good. The aroma has some hops. More specifically, the hops have a metallic character. Bitter tea. Raw. Squeeze those hops!

The beer opens up in the mouth. Flavors of orange, sweet toffee, cantaloupe, resin, and some leftover bitterness give me a good impression, leaving to the mind how a fresh glass at the source would be. Its smooth texture and nearly full body help are pleasing.

Solid as a rock IPA.

Serving type: can

05-06-2014 03:39:50 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of WesM63
WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2014 02:14:18 | More by WesM63
Photo of westcott
westcott

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-04-2014 03:12:06 | More by westcott
Photo of Aoanglin88
Aoanglin88

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2014 16:36:38 | More by Aoanglin88
Photo of rand
rand

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-30-2014 11:53:35 | More by rand
Photo of rangahy
rangahy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-25-2014 20:09:03 | More by rangahy
Photo of Packard
Packard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-21-2014 16:30:38 | More by Packard
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-21-2014 02:21:09 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of mkrass
mkrass

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-19-2014 02:55:44 | More by mkrass
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.