bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dirty hazy gold with a creamy/fizzy white head. Aroma is very fresh apple. I guess the Honeycrisp variety has a lot of aroma. Med minus body. The combination starts strange, and goes towards a cardboardy beer, finishing fairly sweet with some "crisp" apple notes. Lingering flavor is tart/sweet apple. Probably would seem better on a dry hot day.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured hazy amber hue with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet apple spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of apple flavored candy and cinnamon. Flavor of apple candy, honey, wheat, cinnamon, and pear juice.
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Blipp at tasting. Pours cloudy gold. Nose and taste of apple skin, light malt and wheat malt. Lighter bodied.
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of jolly rancher apple candy and light wheat. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, apple jolly ranchers and light yeast with a crisp finish.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well, Shock Top doesnít entirely suck and I come from cider country, so Iím not ashamed to admit Iím not 100% ashamed to try this. 12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Leesburg, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with a large fizzy head that fades almost immediately. Aroma of tart apples. Some mild wheat and a faint bit of graininess but pretty one note. The taste is even less complex than the aroma, just tart apples and nothing else. Meh.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Yeah, apples. Nothing to set this apart.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a fairly cloudy yellow-orange appearance with an off white head. Aroma is incredibly potent and reeks of apple jolly ranchers, cinnamon, and tons of fruit sweetness. Flavor is kind of refreshing and I could see how sorority girls would love to get fucked up on this shit. Itís very sweet, taste of apple pulp, honey, pears, and light bread. Not sure Iíve ever had anything like this. Not my cup of tea, but I expect with some marketing, this could be a decent seller.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
355ml twist off. Hazed gold pour, brewed with cider with honeycrsip apple flavor added? Wtf. Smells like apple candy. Falvor is sweet apple, some rotten apple character, bittersweetness, soapy. Not a good example.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Caramel and Granny Smith apple aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet candied apple flavor with a light bitter finish. Better than most other Shock Top "beers" but still reminiscent of apple Kool-Aid or Slice Apple soda (for those who remember the apple drink craze in the early 80s).