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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:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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1/5  rDev -64%

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Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -64%

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Florida

1/5  rDev -64%

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Mortarforker

Texas

1/5  rDev -64%

09-08-2012 20:46:37 | More by Mortarforker
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cantfindme

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -55%

06-15-2012 03:36:04 | More by cantfindme
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Oklahoma

1.25/5  rDev -55%

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California

1.25/5  rDev -55%

07-29-2013 21:04:32 | More by Samaurer23
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -55%

08-26-2012 15:37:04 | More by Reagan1984
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

1.33/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottled 1/18/12

Pours a fairly nice orange color, hazy, with a cream colored head.decent lace. Aroma is slight wheat, malts, spices, and the most muted, mild citrus note. Take the aroma, add an almost undetectable bitterness, and that's the taste. Carbonation is stingy. The feel is rough and jagged. I can't finish this.

Up an down the label, this is an ipa with flourishing citrus hoppiness... utter BS. I can't say I've ever tasted such misrepresentation before. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 02:13:24 | More by EgadBananas
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

1.48/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Part of a mixed 6 pack.

It pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a huge head of foam with a bit of lacing.

I smell some coriander with wheat and a bit of bitterness that I can't put into words, the usual words when describing an IPA. The look is good but the smell is not encouraging.

The taste is worse than I expected. The coriander, which I thought was a good thing in the smell, is dull, the wheat flavour is dull, the bitterness is duller than hell and in now way represents what a finely crafted Wheat IPA CAN offer my taste buds. This is a real mess and I'm dumping the rest of my glass and the rest of the bottle. Terrible beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 19:09:41 | More by Bitterbill
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Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46%

11-08-2012 17:23:23 | More by BigBarley
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Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -46%

06-10-2014 03:24:25 | More by GiantMidget
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New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -46%

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

08-26-2012 15:41:54 | More by MikeSchneider114
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Florida

1.5/5  rDev -46%

02-04-2012 18:19:26 | More by BeerTaster727
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JG-90

New Jersey

1.63/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

bottle into shaker

A - very bubbly head that dissapates quickly, no lacing

S - fruity which was nice, but had a strange smell to it

T - real bad, strange citrus / over the top fruit flavor, no hops or malt to taste

M - overcarbonated

O - real disappointed, I think that Shock Top Belgian White is a decent wheat beer and had high hopes for this one, not a very good attempt from anheuser busch here.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 01:35:59 | More by JG-90
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Grabbed a bottle of this with minimal expectations of how it might be. The beer poured out as a decent looking hazy golden color with a nice looking white head on top. The aroma didn't give off too much in the way of hops in my opinion. The taste of the beer was honestly just not good at all to me. I found it to be weak and the hops that I was tasting were awful. The mouthfeel was smooth and moderately carbonated. Overall I just found the taste of this to be unpleasant on every level. Just a poor attempt at getting this beer off the ground I think. I'll keep this one on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 04:16:50 | More by Knapp85
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

08-14-2013 15:07:19 | More by ShanePB
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Mattyb79

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

01-29-2013 07:22:05 | More by Mattyb79
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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.