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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed with wheat, citrus peels and coriander. Shock Top Wheat I.P.A. (WIPA) is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed with Cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with beige head. The aroma is citrus with a metallic hint. The flavor is obvious coriander with a dusty bitterness and a general grainy quality. Only in the aftertaste can I really detect Cascade hops specifically. Drinkable, but a pretty messy brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tmongoose (2221) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2012
12oz bottle poured bright amber/orange with big off white frothy head. Not much of an aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter and flowery from the ops. Not much else happening with this beer. You get that wheat flavor but doesn’t really work. Still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - FEB 20, 2012
Decent. Well balanced but not my fav style, Love IPA but when using wheat malt, its balanced but not my thing. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
A hazy, gold pour with a white head. The aroma has citrus zest with wheat and some mild pine. It has a light body with a somewhat thin texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet at the start, then finishes more on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
I kinda think there’s some macro bias in here. If this was served blind, it would be getting scores in the 3.0 range and that’s where I’m rating it. Obviously not an IPA but it had a pleasant enough light citric hopping, at about pale ale levels. Flavor similar, crisp and thinned out by the wheat, clean all the way through, fair enough as a lightly hopped wheat ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Aroma is citrus/fruit, spices and a hint of hops. The flavor is citrus/sweet and a subdued hoppiness. Don’t really get why this is classified as an IPA, its a wheat ale, decent for a wheat, not as an IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Its "ok".... Very mild hopps....not the typical ipa...flavor is floral mild citrus but weak tasting... Not horrible..but exped better

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onslow (1392) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. CLoudy amber brew with white head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sour hops, wheat, earth, a little citrus hops. Not bad but a bit sour and vegetal. Taste is wheat ale with modest hoppiness and bit of an IPA / citrus / herbal flare at the finish. None of the sweetness of a solid IPA and none of the intense hoppiness. A competent wheat brew with a little extra hoppiness apparently inspired by American IPA’s. Not bad but I doubt I’ll be returning to it.

A couple more bottles into it - this is a really fine wheat ale with a more solid body and hops profile than many, and in that regard it is first rate. But not as an IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
StPeteBeerMan (52) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Smells of sweet wheat with some light citrus. They call it an ipa but I only get a subtle piney flavor. Not an ipa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus and yeast. Tastes slightly bitter with a faint amount of citrus and wheat. This is called an IPA? Don’t detect any coriander that this claims to have in it and there is little hop presence for it to be considered this style. This is less than a pedestrian attempt, this is a flat out fail.

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