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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over the past hundred years, our brewers have certainly engaged in their fair share of mischief. This beer, however - our first India Pale Ale - has taken a dose of wickedness to brew. Starting with 2-row, caramel, and wheat malts, which provide a bright copper color and fuller body, we then add Crystal and Bravo hops for aroma and a classic IPA bite. We finish it off by dry hopping with Centennials for an even more aromatic flavor.

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3.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a huge foamy orange-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was faint fruity and citric hops. The flavor was bitter with leafy fruity hops, a bit of caramel and tobacco. Medium length hoppy finish. Medium body. Ok.

2.7
yespr (45844) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2017
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal grassy hoppy. Mild sweet. Flat malty. Slight grassy. Medium dry finisj.

2.6
JohananaV2 (221) - - JUL 11, 2017
This is kind of just a plain IPA. Nothing really stands out to me, there are much better tasting local IPAs that can give you a much better flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle. Large creamy light off white head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy golden color. Aroma of light fruit, grape, citrus, caramel and malt. Light body. Light sweet with some counter bitterness. Light bitter fruit finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Cakes (440) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2017
12 ounce bottle. An old school IPA, seems like a throwback- an old recipe. Rather thick, average hops, average beer.

2.1
shawnmurphy (539) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours clear orange-copper with monster off-white whipped-cream head and lacing. Aroma: citrus, faint pine, honey. Flavor: malt-forward with brown sugar, honey, caramel, carrot cake cream cheese frosting, along with some bittering hops. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, somewhat oily. Too sweet of an IPA for me. Tastes more like a British-style pale ale, and not even a particularly good one at that.

1.1
jwo7777777 (1) - Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2017 does not count
No better than carbonated water with hops soaking in it. Very disappointed. Expected a thicker taste and got sloshy, thin adjunct flavors that disappear into mouth foam. Good beer for the high school kegger. Bad beer for thoughtful sipping.

1.1
talionis (8) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Really wanted to like this offering from Shiner since I do have some nostalgic affection for the brewery, from drinking Shiner Bock over forty years ago at the Posse East & Armadillo World HQ & other assorted Austin music venues (most of which no longer exist). However, as much as I find their efforts to brew an IPA laudable, the result, while drinkable, is nothing to brag about. Lackluster at best, one has to take the word of the label that an appreciable amount of hops were added at some point during the brewing cycle. Perhaps my palate took the day off, but I was unable to taste any hint of the noble cones. As for the dry hopping...either they are doing it wrong or the hops were long past their EXP (use by) date. I did buy a six pack at HEB, so I suppose I will have to, as one home brewer friend said, drink my mistakes. But it won’t be one I’ll be making again. lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, clear, golden, minimal head, hay, citrus,

3.1
Onslow (1509) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Crystal clear copper brew with white head - really clean and attractive in appearance. Aroma is weak - a little caramel and a little resin. Taste is moderate caramel malt up front with some resinous notes, end with a little more hops in the finish - more prominent resin and a little earth, spice and yeast. Manages to stay sweet till the very end, kind of heavy on the malty sweet side and a little lackluster on the hops side, though what it has tastes fine. This is more like a traditional IPA, though I don’t know that is what Shiner intended to make.

2.9
Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Orange golden with a decent head of foam. Aroma and flavor both seem to be thin. Citrusy and tropical notes with tangerine. A little caramel. Grass and some lemon. Zest from melon peel. Yeast sediment, which I happen to like. This is bland, boring, unexciting. A weak sister when there are so many better IPAs out there.


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