Shock Top Wheat IPA | Anheuser-Busch

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66
poor
484 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by allforbetterbeer on 01-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
484
Reviews:
108
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
22.91%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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3.04/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaphog
2.32/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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3.03/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Suds
3.19/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 ounce can, this was better than I expected. It is a cloudy straw color with a medium head. The smell is a little faint, but has hints of hops and fruit. The taste is slightly sweet, with a little yeast and fruit. Hops are present, but the bitterness is subdued and it's not what I would call and IPA. Medium in body. It is notable for the wheat, but not the hops. Okay.

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3.61/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.22/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.27/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.68/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is hoppy and wheaty, with a subtle citrus undertone. Not too bad for a macrobrew creation pretending to be a craft beer. Pours a clear, bubbly, dark amber with a fairly thick pale tan head. Flavor is not as hoppy or wheaty as the aroma promised, but the orange and coriander definitely come out. Texture has about average firmness, not a whole lot of fizz. Overall, just OK, but still palatable.

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2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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1.91/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Gross. I couldn't finish it. That says a lot.

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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GregJ
2.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Smells of sweet wheat with some light citrus. They call it an ipa but I only get a subtle piney flavor. Not an ipa.

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.95/5  rDev +7.3%

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1/5  rDev -63.6%

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1.4/5  rDev -49.1%

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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
2.75 out of 5 based on 484 ratings.
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