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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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jerryjeff

Tennessee

2.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma
Crisp citrus, orange comes through but not normal sour orange peel. Some floral/fruity notes, but fairly subdued for an IPA

Mouthfeel
Pretty thin to be honest. No real bitterness on the finish along the sides of the mouth.

Appearance
Pours light amber in a new belgium goblet, no real head to speak of lingering although a slight amount of lacing.

Taste
Bitterness comes through, fairly bland with some slight sweetness from the malt and some floral type bitterness from the hops but fairly forgettable.

Drinkability
Sure, if you like it. Very light on the palette without much aftertaste, could session but there are better options.

Overall
Not terribly bad but not very good. With IPA on the label I'm comparing it to those. Less hops than expected, not enough aroma or bitterness. Needs more body to hold this together.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 00:21:27 | More by jerryjeff
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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.