Son of Shakey
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,402
Ranked #9,966
4.18 | pDev: 6.46%
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Son of ShakeySon of Shakey
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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Son of Shakey is the simplified product of the Mr. Shakey line. It is purely vanilla and has the bitterness of an IPA. A bit different than the other milkshakes that boast well rounded fruit flavors. A very honest milkshake IPA.

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May 06, 2021
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Congrats on making a vanilla bean lactose malt beverage, there’s just about zero hop character in this to qualify it as an IPA of any kind.

Thanks to Lee for this one, bon voyage. Pale pastel orange, thin layer of foam and spotty lace. Smells like vanilla, no hop character to speak of. Tastes like vanilla and lactose, liquid marshmallow, thankfully they didn’t OD on the lactose as there’s no chemical harshness. Thin bodied and well carbed, if they were going for a milkshake it still feels like a fizzy beer. Overall I didn’t care for this, and if it’s an inside joke I don’t get it. Maplewood makes world class NEIPA’s, but they’re getting crowded out by novelty junk like this. Can we get more of the good stuff please? Thank you in advance.

Sep 26, 2020
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trek7000 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So up front, I really don't like IPAs. No matter how many positive attributes each may have, most are just too damn bitter at the end. But I LOVE milk stouts -- and most other beers from Maplewood -- so just the name had me considering it. And after reading the previous reviews stating it wasn't terribly bitter I finally decided to pull the trigger.

It's... odd. 16(?)oz can purchased in a 4pk from Woodman's in Lakemoor, IL. Canned date - 06.01.20. Appearance is Dole pineapple orange juice with a bit of white head. Smell is the same, with a hint of vanilla. Taste is creamy and, well, the beer version of pineapple orange juice with a hint of vanilla. Finish is pretty bitter, not as bad as many IPAs, but at the higher end of what a non-IPA guy such as myself finds palatable.

Overall, they pulled it off. It really is a vanilla milkshake IPA. And aside from the bitterness that I hope to gradually get over, it's really good.

Jul 26, 2020
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That_Guy_With_The_Beer from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had to retract my last review

Had a second go at this one. What's there to say other than it's great.

Taste like Lucky Charms, in the best way possible.

At one moment, I looked down and said "it's gone already?"

Jun 17, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 5/12/2020. Poured into Teku

Orange-pineapple juice haze with one-finger tight, white foam head. Sticky, frothy lacing and decent retention

Sweet pineapple and orange creamsicle. Little else going on for me

Damn, beer snobs hate him, hazebros want to be him. Not gonna lie, this tastes really nice, has a piña colada thing goin on with some breakfast cereal(fruit loopsXluckycharms) in there. Definite vanilla influence up in this confluence.

Smooth and creamy, soft and billowy, slight bitter end. Good carbonation given it’s fluffy umami.

I dig it. It’s a gimmick and on top of that haaaaazy, waaaaaaah :( Still very noice. Worth a shot

Jun 08, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, off-white head of foam. It smelled of vanilla, cream and toasted caramel. Strong vanilla taste with tropical fruit and toasted caramel.

May 21, 2020
Son of Shakey from Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings