HopShock IPA | SanTan Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
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494 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:
#11,065
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
494
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
115
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of cadaugherty
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IceAce
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

poured from a 12oz can into a 10 oz bottle. canned 10/5/15. 6 months old. uh-oh.

pours a slightly murky orange color with a decent size creamy head which shrinks to a solid ring with faint covering. still leaves some lacing though.

not much on the nose at all. faintly of some fruitiness.

taste is mostly of malt due to the age, but there is still a bitterness around the edge of the tongue in the finish. mouth is a solid medium, leaves a pleasing bitterness wash throughout the mouth.

overall, certainly far from the worst 6 month old ipa I've had.

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

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

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
2.66/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Color is more like an amber ale than an ipa, darker than average is what I'm saying. Aroma hit the common grapefruit and pine notes.

Grapefruit pushes itself as the dominant hop flavor, paired with around 50 ibu of bitterness. Bitterness and carbonation keep a sharp edge to this beer. Never overly malty despite its appearance.

The hop bill is one of the longer lasting, while some fall off, this one is still rocking pretty strong at 100 days old.

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Photo of hillssk
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reminds me a little of a Pliny the Elder.

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Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lelampp
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akward
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kerry4porters
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 12/21/2015. Consumed 02/14/2016.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevWand
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snipercharlie
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice carmel malt balanced well with what seems like mosaic hops character. A nice forward bitter that blends into the fresh hop back end that perfectly balances the alcohol - almost an imperial and matches similarly to fishwater DPA with just a bit more forward malt from the victory.

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Photo of jdimento
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 494 ratings