HopShock IPA | SanTan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
486 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:
486
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of coreypegram
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +10.4%
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 -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raspy22
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerme124535
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgf17
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jnorris404
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of matcris
2.96/5  rDev -23.1%
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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Photo of kevindp9
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PureSteele
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from can into glass. Color is orange copper hue. Smell is ripe white grapes, tropical stone fruits and fairly faint. Taste is White grape skins, peach, mango, papaya, bit of citrus and pine. Real mellow profile of hops and the bitterness is dialed way down along with a strong supporting malt bill. This is My kind of IPA style but there's a little something missing from it. Flavors a tad too muted to be top notch.

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Photo of nearengine
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bumchilly25
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTEno17
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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