HopShock IPA | SanTan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
487 Ratings
HopShock IPAHopShock IPA
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
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
109
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 94
Reviews by AleWatcher:
Photo of AleWatcher
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another beer I get to sample courtesy of Sidswipe-- thanks John!

Served in a tulip pint.

Pours a rough orange color with a sticky nearly white head of 2 fingers. Great lacing, average retention.

Smells of citrusy and floral hops mainly. Dry toasty malt profile.

The taste is just as expected but adds a healthy dose of dry bitterness at the finish.

Feels medium bodied and well-carbonated with a big oily slickness to it.

Overall-- not bad Arizona. Not bad at all. This would make a great canned option for the boat or the golf course-- and if this were available locally I'm sure I'd pick it up at least occasionally.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of That_One_Guy
4.12/5  rDev +7%

As I've stated, not the biggest IPA fan...but I'm trying. This was a pretty solid Pale Ale, lots of citrus notes that really go a long way to make this a smooth taste. I liked the sharp malt taste in this. I could drink a few of these before switching over to something more dark. Perfect for a hot day.

WIFE TAKE: Why is there weed on the cover?

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ericstites
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light for an IPA. Very drinkable. A summer friendly IPA.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of josemo73
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

Crystal-clear, brassy amber color with a head and lacing every other beer is jealous of. Hops hit the nose hard with mint, evergreen and citric rind, and the malt and alcohol are secondary in the aroma. Such a creamy beer. Wet biscuity malt flashes some caramel. Hops push all this down with a more-than-balancing bitterness and an even bigger flavor. Leafy, citric rind; piney, and tobacco. The alcohol is laidback, with a very slow warmth, some barley and a trace of esters--very clean. Hops done well here. A can of kickass American IPA.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tiitomireles
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of boogerisu
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good amber looking beer, cool can. Aroma, equal mix of grapefruit and pine, pine delves lower with each reference.

Taste, leans more to the grapefruit hopping and bitterness, pine degrades with each drink. Stays crisp, never heavy on the palate. Another good canned beer effort, any slight perceived metallic bitterness is the type that would go well with an ipa that walks the line between the citrus flavors and woody feel. The hopshock is prolly because the malt body is so very light, and very lightly roasted. Not massive hops, but they are paired in a way that allows them to have a bold prominence.

Had another can of it yesterday, doesn't fall apart with age, I upped my grade slightly.

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ksi4077
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of LXIXME
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a copper amber color with a medium sized light tan head that slowly settles into a nice lacing.

Caramel malts balanced with citrus and floral hops in the aroma of this IPA.

A pretty decent citrus to floral hops taste with a slight soapiness sneaking in there to undermine a really good hops presence.

The slight soapiness of the taste is magnified in the aftertaste and begins to undermine an otherwise pretty good hops taste on this medium bodied beer.

The initial aroma and taste of this beer was quite impressive but there seemed to be a slight soapiness for lack of a better way to describe it took the greatness out of this beer.

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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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