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
Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 clager
2.66/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +18.4%
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 +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lelampp
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akward
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kerry4porters
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevWand
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snipercharlie
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dookiepants
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewjoel
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkanne3616
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertastebuds
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the only canned beer I keep grabbing when I get mixed beers. I Crack it open to a fresh scent of fresh hops which drinks with a fresh taste of hops and caramel and doesn't leave a strong thick after taste on the back of my throat. Strong beers generally leave me wanting a sip of water but this one keeps me wanting more. Delicious canned beer.

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