HopShock IPA
SanTan Brewing Co.

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SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,523
Ranked #18,392
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Mar 01, 2022
Jan 24, 2008
Very Good
HopShock IPAHopShock IPA
Notes: 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
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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by wadamslll

Probably my new go to beer.

Copper color.
Head lasted decent amount of time.
Not overly bitter.
Not a lot of fruit hints.
Try it at least once.

Mar 01, 2022
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - nice standard looking IPA, clear copper color with a slight head
Smell - piney malty slight floral
Taste - pretty much like the scent but slightly bitter as well with a caramel malt backbone
Feel - medium body and carb, slight creaminess
Overall - ok standard IPA

Jan 10, 2022
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 07, 2020
4.1 by a_silva_016 from Arizona on Mar 13, 2020
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Jan 20, 2020
3.58 by mdfb79 from New York on Nov 25, 2019
Photo of cyclonece09
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange red with a small white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops. Tastes of citrus and floral hop notes, some sweet grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, light bodied. Overall, a very good beer.

Oct 16, 2019
3.65 by JDizzle from Indiana on Oct 02, 2019
3.22 by JALANCon from Arizona on Jun 24, 2019
3.4 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Jun 16, 2019
Photo of Valentinesday01
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Valentinesday01 from Arizona

Bitter and Hoppy

May 15, 2019
3.45 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 24, 2019
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Apr 01, 2019
3.75 by BabaBeer from California on Feb 10, 2019
3.68 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jan 20, 2019
3.87 by mmoore9363 from Arizona on Jan 13, 2019
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
3.84 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Sep 26, 2018
4 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2018
3.33 by TheCrowsEye from California on May 17, 2018
3.89 by nunitn from Arizona on Mar 17, 2018
3.78 by Noles9585 from Washington on Jan 23, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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), some 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!

Oct 06, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by koolpenguin from Michigan

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.

Sep 15, 2017
1.55 by Sexmortus from Arizona on Aug 17, 2017
5 by AzIpaGuy from Arizona on Aug 04, 2017
3.99 by mkyer from Connecticut on Jul 21, 2017
3.68 by coreypegram from Arizona on Jul 02, 2017
3.42 by GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona on Jun 14, 2017
Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by andrewh995 from Arizona

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.

Jun 12, 2017
3.78 by akolb from Colorado on May 29, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jwc215 from Arizona

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!)

Apr 06, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by superwho24 from Arkansas

Well balanced IPA.

Apr 06, 2017
3.5 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 03, 2017
3.36 by raspy22 from Arizona on Apr 03, 2017
4.42 by Beerme124535 from Ohio on Apr 02, 2017
4 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Mar 30, 2017
4 by VABA from Virginia on Mar 30, 2017
3.77 by rpcarr17 from Georgia on Mar 22, 2017
3.72 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Mar 14, 2017
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 513 ratings