Shock Top Wheat IPA | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Wheat IPAShock Top Wheat IPA
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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

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#46,669
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
486
pDev:
22.83%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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Bottled 1/18/12

Pours a fairly nice orange color, hazy, with a cream colored head.decent lace. Aroma is slight wheat, malts, spices, and the most muted, mild citrus note. Take the aroma, add an almost undetectable bitterness, and that's the taste. Carbonation is stingy. The feel is rough and jagged. I can't finish this.

Up an down the label, this is an ipa with flourishing citrus hoppiness... utter BS. I can't say I've ever tasted such misrepresentation before. Pass.

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Part of a mixed 6 pack.

It pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a huge head of foam with a bit of lacing.

I smell some coriander with wheat and a bit of bitterness that I can't put into words, the usual words when describing an IPA. The look is good but the smell is not encouraging.

The taste is worse than I expected. The coriander, which I thought was a good thing in the smell, is dull, the wheat flavour is dull, the bitterness is duller than hell and in now way represents what a finely crafted Wheat IPA CAN offer my taste buds. This is a real mess and I'm dumping the rest of my glass and the rest of the bottle. Terrible beer.

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Shock Top Wheat IPA from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 486 ratings