BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
moderrnlifeiswar (69) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog rating on 12-16-2012. This bottled beer pours a small, fizzy of-white head that mostly diminishes, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is wheat, citrus hops and coriander. The flavor is light-medium hop bitterness, semi-sweet, citrus hops, wheat, and coriander. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is anything but truly hoppy given the beer style. I do not recommend this beer as it does not live up to its beer style.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"easily my least favorite of the 4 shock tops iíve had. muddled aroma and flavors are all weak, and clash with, rather than compliment each other. weak hops, citrus, with a think wheat feel and little spice. everythings just too muddled. a weak mess."
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wheat IPA? Okay, sounds interesting. Well, Iíve had this several times, letís say something about this.
Most of the time, Iíve had this in pint glasses, but once I experimented with a weizen glass. Basically, the only thing that happened was that the head lasted an exceptionally long time. I think at least a good 4 minutes (too long, perhaps, unsure).
Here we go.
The appearance was a hazy orange to brown color with a one finger white foamy head in the pint glass. The head in the weizen glass was about a good three fingers sustaining. The lacing in both glasses was fairly thick and in both glasses, it slid right into the beer.
The smell had mostly a thick wheatiness about it, and that was about it.
The taste had a thick wheaty flavoring about it.
The palate was about a medium in the body with a fairly thick carbonation allowing the wheat to combine to give a certain fullness about this beer.
Overall, did I like this? Hmmm...well, I did what the side of the bottle said (the pour 2/3 of the bottle and then swirl and pour the rest and serve part). After following the instructions, hmmm...I still didnít think it helped it too much. Anyways, okay, well next beer, please. But my last words, well, this wasnít much of an IPA or a wheat beer. I really donít know what Budweiser was really trying to do with this one.
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a small, short lived white head. Sweet aroma of citrus, malt and wheat. Sweet flavour of citrus, caramel and malt with a bitter finish. Medium body with a slick texture and average carbonation.
AirForceHops (3645) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft @ a local chain restaurant. This is part of the reason I hate corporate chain eating establishments, they never anything respectable on draft. Aroma of light citrus orange and dusty wheat.
Flavor has a subdued floral hoppiness. Hints of grass with weak citrus notes. Main body is grain and light in body with a slightly dry texture. Well, this is a better offering than Twisted Pretzel I had right before this, not saying much but I was able to finish the whole pint. It is about what I expected it to be and after all it is AB In-Bev, yep!
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From BA review conducted on 2-25-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance Ė Pours a hazy golden orange color with a billow white head. The head fades leaving a thin persistent film and some nice lacing.
Smell Ė Very little to be detected here. For an IPA the hop aroma is definitely lacking. A very light piney aroma and possibly the slightest bit of citrus mixed with a little bit of wheaty malt aroma.
Taste Ė The taste is better than the nose would let on. Initially there is some piney hop flavor mixed in with a bit of wheat bread flavor. The flavor then shifts to a little bit of sweet malt of fruit; a combination of citrus fruit and some brown sugar. At the very end there is a nice citrusy hop flavor which takes hold and leaves a nice aftertaste in the mouth.
Mouthfeel Ė A medium to slightly above medium, body with a moderate to a bit high, carbonation level. The body is a bit dry, which with the carbonation kind of tingles on the tongue. Quite appropriate of the brew.
Overall- For the price of the brew it really is quite nice. The aroma is definitely lacking but the taste makes up for it. A good session beer; easy to drink and affordable.
bigbish (570) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Trying to be a competitor to blue moon i guess. Still prefer blue moon if Iím forced to drink one. Add an orange to itís more tolerable.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is wheat, medicinal, spicy, fruit. Pours hazy copper with a super dense, beautiful orangeish off white cap. Kool-aid sweetness, light citrus, medicine, chemicals, wheat. I hate to say bad things about any beer but this really is offensive to the palate. Besides the lack of hop flavor for the style, theres something else here that leaves a residual bad taste. The appearance is great...Two thumbs up. Everything else is thumbs down. Slick, watery mouthfeel.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Take a mediocre wheat beer and add the faintest trace of some hops. It could be worse, but others have done this so much better.