Shiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPA
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPAShiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,570
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,817
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.84%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
24
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Shiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPAShiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPA
Notes: The limited-edition beer is made using premium Amarillo hops which were harvested at the notable Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Oregon – known for their best in class products. The hand-select hops were closely monitored through harvest, cut from the bine at the peak of freshness and driven over two thousand miles to Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX where they were immediately placed in brew kettles – a 36 hour, non-stop process.

Shiner Fresh Hop IPA is a crisp, refreshing and fragrant beer yet bold enough to tout an impressive 65 IBU. Putting a unique twist on the hop-forward style, this flavor-packed brew has aromatic hints of apricot and peach with subtle grassy, citrusy notes – an unmatched taste that can only be achieved with fresh hops. The Russet red hued brew is best enjoyed as soon as possible at a suggested serving temperature of 50-55° F to maintain freshness.
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 24
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a nice off-white head that lasts a while. In the Nose, citrus notes predominates. In the mouth, it is citrus and malt. Nice!

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has that juicy NE style look with a mango juice color and a lot of suspension floating. Poured a thin head that disappeared quickly. Has a nice aroma that goes along with the style. Taste is juicy like mango, orange, pineapple and has a pleasant amount of bitterness. It's a thin mouthfeel that makes for easy drinking. Overall a nice tasting beer that surprises me from Shiner. Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a pleasantly surprising find; a micro-specialty brew that's like catching a goose that lays golden eggs. Never heard of it till I bought it.
The idea of Texas Brewers courting Oregon Brewers makes this mash that much more delightful. The influence of both masters getting their heads together with the variety of hops makes the blend superb. Its. heavenly citrusy touch assurs the pale ail name lives up to its label. My favorite essence is the hint of cat piss that is usually evident in finer wines, but there it is in one of Spoetzl's finest.

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Photo of russpowell
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Good head retention & modest lacing

S: Fruity, a little grassy

T: Malty, dry, a little grassy, figgy with leafy hops up front. Dryness, more leafy hops as this warms, plus some jammyness. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Medium body, fairly restrained carbonation, skews fruitty

Drinks eay, but also drinks more like an English IPA, could be an agething, but since I can't find any dating, I may never know. Still better than most of their stuff, doesn't really make me think fresh hops by any stretch

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Photo of HardTarget
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Opaque golden amber glass looks, there's no other word for it, murky. Holds a firm head of tiny bubbles marked by a few larger dots, holding a solid quarter finger and lacing.

Aroma: Mild under-attenuated malt sweetness, a whiff of slightly citric hop but no hop bomb noted.

Taste: Creamy start, goes just slightly bitter with some fresh hop leaf flavors and earthy edge. Some crystal malt sweetness with a mild toasted grain. A firm tea note comes out as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Sudsy, medium light body with a medium high carbonation, pretty clean if slightly dry finish.

Overall: A very well balanced, which is way off style. Even in the Hazy IPA category this should be hitting much higher hop notes. What's here is pretty tasty, but it's much more toward the APA range. What it doesn't taste like is a Shiner, so kudos there. Think they went with a different yeast. A nice beer, just going to disappoint if you were hoping to get a hop fix. There are some good hop flavors, just pretty low volume.

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Photo of onedogtwodog
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up two 24oz bottles and a then a six pack... It was very good and a pleasant surprise. Dis Xmas grocery shopping at H-E-B and saw the 24 bottles. I had to send the wife back to San Marcos to get me a six pack... Merry Christmas and thank you Shiner.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shiner Fresh Hop IPA has a thick, ivory head, an opaque orange appearance, with stratified levels of murkiness, from the "swish & pour", and moderate glass lacing. The aroma is of dank hop resins, orange marmalade, and sour & sweet bread crust. The flavor is similar, with practically no bitterness (rather old bottle date). Mouthfeel is high medium, and Shiner Fresh Hop IPA finishes mostly dry.

RJT

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours and extremley cloudy deep gold. the head is two fingers with excellent retention. There is a lot of lacing in the form of rings around the mug.

Very juiciy nose. Its got a mix of citrus and stone fruits with some nice floral notes.

Its quite bitter but not unbalanced. A citrus bitterness hits you upfront but through and through the beer has an awesome semi sweet citrus juice quality to it that balances it out. Its quite tasty.

Feels wet. Light to medium bodied. Carbonation is on the medium size and very effervescent.

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Photo of imnodoctorbut
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from bottle into a dogfish "perfect ipa" glass

A: super hazy, deep orange body. thick cream head settles on down to nice cap. high retention and lacing
S: dense hop pine with a sweet peach and malty back (thought occurs: did Shiner just make a dank ipa??)
T: follows the nose with lush peach/apricot/bright fruit, rushing into a dank hoppy pine burst, fading into a nice bittersweet grapefruit...maintains that lush feeling. pine sticks around as well for sure
F: high carbonation, medium body, and fades from lush to dry on the tongue. ---hard to gauge because my mouth is watering for more lol

Overall (personal opinion):
holy dank hops, batman. never thought i'd get an ipa like this out of Shiner. not even a huge neipa fan - which this brew seems to be attempting to mimic in style. it nails the lush fruit taste that most in the neipa style claim to accomplish thanks to the peach business. well balanced, insanely enjoyable.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy (like a NEIPA; much hazier than their 'juicy' Wicked Juicy IPA) deep burnt orange. thick off white head fades to a nice cap on the beer. good lacing and retention.
nose is a touch of peach, light citrus, caramel malty backbone.
taste follows with peach, pine, apricot, grapefruit coming through and becoming more prominent as the beer warms. malty backbone is definitely present. finishes with a light, lingering peachy bitterness. Definitely a balanced IPA. This is by no means a hop bomb, but still delicious.
Surprisingly good IPA from Shiner. Easily the best IPA I've had from them.

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Photo of Floyd-O
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hands down the best IPA shiner has ever produced! Super hazy goldenrod look. I wish the smell came through more I pick up hints of breadyness in the hop smell. Taste is on point! It is what a well rounded IPA should taste like. Heavier on the pine and lower on the citrus flavor. For a beer company that I truly love and will admit has had its flops in craft beer the past 3 or so years. They hit the mark with this one!

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Photo of donspublic
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip, good 3 finger light tan head, good retention, great lacing. Reddish orange in the glass, hazy, more so than their Juicy IPA. Smells of faint citrus, floral and a dose of underlying earthy dankness. Taste initially caramel sweetness, some apricot, slight citrus/grapefruit, and some overripe peach does come thru on the back end where it has a mild bitter finish. Good drinking west coast style IPA. This isn't going to make those wanting a citrus bomb happy by any means, but it will get mixed in with the other beers in my fridge and last probably less than a week. This is by far the best IPA that they (shiner) have made.

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Shiner Brewers Pride Fresh Hop IPA from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 24 ratings