Shock Top Wheat IPA - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by TaySuth:
2.14/5 rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Serving Type: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Golden brown in color with a white medium head that dissipates rather quickly leaving behind a medium amount of lacing. I would have expected a slightly lighter color and better head retention but it is not bad appearance.
Smell: Despite it's claim as to be a wheat IPA, the wheat malt dominates the nose rather than the hops. While the wheat malt is pleasant, the hops are pretty minimal with minor notes of lemon, orange, and grass.
Taste: While there is some flavor of wheat malt, hop notes of lemon, and some decent bitterness (for an ABinBev wheat ale), unfortunately the thing that sticks out of is a watery flavor. Very disappointing.
Mouthfeel: Too light and watery. Semi-dry. Carbonation feels off and I can't tell if more or less would even be better. Strange description but it seems to have a slippery mouthfeel. Not pleasant.
Overall: Very disappointing. In my attempts to always try new beers, I decided to give this one a shot despite my tendency to shy away from Shock Top (homebrewer and I can't reuse their twist off bottles). Save your money on this one and buy something else.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 23:12:19 | More by TaySuth
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