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HopShock IPA | SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
491 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Warm copper amber in color, SanTan brewers have re-defined this classic English Ale. An intense bitterness derived from the distinct citrus/pine flavor of Pacific Northwest Hops. A dry, crisp malt character & aggressive alcohol dominate our I.P.A. and make this bitter beer a hop-head’s passion!

Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy

Malt: Two Row Barley, Wheat, Caramel 80, Munich, Victory

Yeast: American Ale

85 IBU

Gold Medal – U.S. Open Beer Championship

Added by PhxHorn on 01-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,224
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
491
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
113
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - wow, I've never encountered the term 'southwestern IPA' before, so add it to the pile, I guess.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some random chunky and sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and bready caramel malt, some blood orange and red Texas grapefruit fleshiness, further indistinct tropical fruit notes, and more leafy, weedy, and resinous pine green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, mixed domestic citrus rind, exotic fruit (pineapple, guava, and Ataulfo mango), a tame yet still weird earthy spice, and more edgy leafy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate lifting and separating frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a bit of hop acridity maybe taking things down a notch or so here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed fruitiness contending with the lingering hop bitterness, as it should be.

Overall, this is a rather engaging and tasty bigger IPA, with lots and lots of hoppy goodness (both from 'local' and afar), all balanced by one sturdy-ass malt bill. Drinking this, I can feel the early tremors of a seismic shift towards DIPA-land, but as it stands, the north of 7 points of wowee sauce do well to keep to the shadows, so kudos for that!

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Photo of koolpenguin
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just recently moved to The Valley here in Phoenix. I've trying to find my favorite brew and so far Hop Shock is my favorite. I'm from Michigan where Two Hearted and Centennial IPA have been my favs but Hop Shock is right there with a good hoppy taste and color.

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Photo of Sexmortus
1.55/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mkyer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coreypegram
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy copper orange with an off white head. Smells of peaches, citrus, hops, and a little malt. Tastes of sweet summer fruits, citrus, slightly bitter hops, and semi sweet malts. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a great local IPA, one of the better local ones I've had.

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Photo of akolb
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - "crafted on 1/26/17" stamped on the bottom:

Pours slightly hazed copper-amber with a creamy off-white lasting head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus - grapefruit/orange with pine/resin.

The taste is big on hops - citric and piney. A kiss of caramel balances the bitterness in the middle. Strong bitter bite in the finish. Alcohol relatively well-hidden.

An IPA with a big classic hop-forward profile. A very good beer for "hop-heads" (like me!)

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Photo of superwho24
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced IPA.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raspy22
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerme124535
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rpcarr17
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A fairly clear amber almost red with good carbonation rising and a finger + of eggshell creamy head that lasts. Lots of stone fruit, citrus and pine. A little caramel malt and toast with apricot jam. Smells nice. More caramel than I anticipated in the flavor, with a slightly off, building bitterness. There is a slight stone fruit and citrus in the flavor, but the bitterness overwhelms everything, and not in a good way. The feel is a little below average carbonation, medium body, but drinks slightly watery, and dry. Looks great...smells good... let down in the flavor and feel departments, big time.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PureSteele
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 491 ratings
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