Shock Top Wheat IPA
Anheuser-Busch

Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #634
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
66
Ranked #47,874
Avg:
2.78 | pDev: 22.66%
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
488
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  49
SCORE
66
Poor
Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA
Notes: Shock Top Wheat IPA is no traditional beer. It’s a unique hybrid that combines the fresh flavor and smoothness of wheat beer with the crisp hop bitterness of an IPA. The result is a beer that is truly like no other.

To serve, pour down the side of the glass until a half inch is left in the bottle. Swirl the remaining brew and pour to produce a rich, thick collar of foam that releases the citrusy Cascade hop aroma.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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2.18/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a hazy, orange-ish amber with an off-white, finger width head. Decent retention. Thin, spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma consists mainly of strong wheat notes, behind this a bouquet of citrus character and a touch of milkiness.

Taste - Wheat, corriander, and a trainwreck. The little bit of citrus hop bitterness this brew provides completely clashes with the witbier elements. The finish, like most all the Shock Top line, is a vacant, hollow shell of flavor. Finishes with a touch of heat... at 5.8%?

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with a fair amount of carbonation. A touch watery on the back end.

Overall - IPA? What a joke. I've had brown ales with more hop character than this. Just another beer trying to cash in on the IPA trend. This is the last of the Shock Top I'm ever trying. I can't do this to myself anymore. I expect them to be bad, and they're even worse than the already low expectations I have for them.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.68/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Meh, not inspiring but is OK if it is cold enough.

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.84/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Less than a finger of head. Color was a hazy mix or orange, caramel and iced tea. Light layer of lacing on the top that disappeared rather quickly. No film on the sides.

Hardly got anything on the smell. Got very light grapefruit hop notes, but that’s it.

Wow on the taste. Shock Top doesn’t fuck around. It was about what I expected it to be, a stronger version of the normal Shock Top (white). Lemon citrus hops, but light.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, but clean, refreshing and crisp finish.

About as good as expected with a Shock Top.

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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 488 ratings