Shock Top Wheat IPA

Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA
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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #633
Ranked #47,889
2.78 | pDev: 22.66%
Missouri, United States
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 bradb717:
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2.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I felt as though this beer celebrates being mediocre.
They tried to do something somewhat original and that's commendable I suppose.
I am a pharmacist by trade, and it's illegal to mislabel a drug product, and that's
the situation this brew finds itself in.
Pours ok color, head gone in seconds, leaves no lacing on glass, good carbonation.
smell faint generic wheat beer.
Taste is the problematic part...
Huge let down. It in absolutely no way resembles a Pale Ale in taste.
No complexity. No real flavor.
I was looking for something more the whole time drinking.
Anheuser-Busch should be in court for a mislabeling.
Not a pale ale at all... couldn't find more than a note of hops in it.
Also had a weird "hard to put my finger on" after taste.
Will not reconsider.

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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