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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1027) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
April 24th, 2012 - Shock Topís formula isnít half bad. Itís an easy drinking beer with a refreshing taste and palate and some of that citrus loveliness built into the bottle. Itís almost like the 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner formula of the beer market, and you can get it practically everywhere greasy food is served It is a solid choice for a beer snob who canít return to a life building aluminum can pyramids about of pale lagers. But fiddling with this winning formula has not paid off as handsomely as making it in the first place. The Shock Top Wheat IPA feels like a forced attempt to pander to hop heads who might not be buying the original product because it isnít acerbic enough. The smell is fairly muted with a fresh Mexican tortilla and cheese smell (and no, I did not rate this at a Mexican restaurant or anywhere near Mexican cuisine) and the flavor is nothing more complex than Shock Top with a bit of a hops profile layered on top like a clumsy fondant layer. Itís also less refreshing than the original Shock Top, and what hop profile there is remains unidimensional and boring. Better to order the regular Shock Top, I think, than dabble with this experiment.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is mostly just floral hops, Wheaty flatness some perfumy flavor. Thin and watery just not much. I would drink this beer but not often.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (315) - - FEB 16, 2013
Initial aroma is the beerís best quality. Color is a pleasant orangish brown. Nor too bitter like many IPAs, and the hint of orange is a nice addition. A little watery and a bit flat. Taste almost disappears before you finish. A very good but not great beer.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color. Lasting malty aftertaste. More malt than hop aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnyoski (435) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy orange color with a thin white head. Floral aroma with a combination of sweet citrus. Light citrus flavor, but a not sure this mix works as it leaves a soapy aftertaste. Soft carbonation with a slick texture. Not one for the recommendation list.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (775) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2013
This pours a cloudy, golden copper color with a beige head. The scent is a mild aroma of wheat and hops. The taste is not really a wheat beer and not really an IPA. There is a lot more of a mellow citrus taste than anything. The taste isnít very strong and the texture is kind of weak. This is probably one of the weaker offerings from the Shocktop line.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Coriander in an IPA has to be an unforgivable cardinal sin. Then again, Shock Top is a pincushion for mistakes. This faux-india pale ale is a heartless brew that packs the punch of a toddler. Drinkable but entirely inexcusable as a hybrid beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strangebrewer (849) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
bottle. Poured orange/amber with a thin creamy off-white head. Light grainy, slightly herbal aroma. Light crisply carbonated mouthfeel, finishes dry and sticky. Grainy wheat flavour, a light spicy note, but a bit soapy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonJ (2) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
Refreshing light IPA that is delicious as an inexperienced drinker. The flavor is full, but not as bitter as most IPA fans prefer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5803) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear amber color with fizzy white head. Coriander, citrus lemon, pale wheat aromas. medium body. Tart citrus, coriander, caramel flavors--missed the hops here--decent enough though.


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