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Shock Top Wheat IPA - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA

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BA SCORE
66
poor

441 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shock Top Wheat IPA is no traditional beer. It’s a unique hybrid that combines the fresh flavor and smoothness of wheat beer with the crisp hop bitterness of an IPA. The result is a beer that is truly like no other.

To serve, pour down the side of the glass until a half inch is left in the bottle. Swirl the remaining brew and pour to produce a rich, thick collar of foam that releases the citrusy Cascade hop aroma.

(Beer added by: allforbetterbeer on 01-31-2012)
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Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale wheat ale? Ipa?

It doesn't matter.
This beer is not impressive regardless. I'll be honest, the hops add a nice punch to this particular sub-par wheat beer. The wheat beer actually seems to stand out more here than in the Shock Top beers I've had.

Big orange peel notes... Like crazy ridiculous orange peel notes. Lots of coriander spice as well. The hops add a some citrusy notes to boot, but not nearly enough to call this an ipa. And hardly any bitterness. Rather dry finish.

I could see this beer impressing BMC drinkers because I'll give some credit; there actually is some flavor here... It just doesn't cut it in the big leagues.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 02:58:09 | More by AleWatcher
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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.