jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, wheat, soap, citrus. Taste is wheat, floral, light soap bar, yeast. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orangish gold body with a small frothy white head that left a bit of sticky lacing. The nose is pretty bland and doesn’t say IPA to me in the slightest. Smells like the regular Shock Top to me, some orange and coriander, but with just a light touch of floral hops. The flavor is a bit more hoppy, though it doesn’t rise to the level of IPA at all. Still mostly orange and coriander, but a little more toned down than the original. Finishes with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied, though unlike the regular version, it’s lacking in texture from the omission of the yeast. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. Still fairly easy to finish a bottle of, but not something I’d get more than a single of, this is in no way an IPA. clockradio (7) - - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
Out of a bottle. Orange/cloudy in color with creamy color head. Dropped an orange wedge in it, better orange flavor... go figure. GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
April 24th, 2012 - Shock Top’s formula isn’t half bad. It’s an easy drinking beer with a refreshing taste and palate and some of that citrus loveliness built into the bottle. It’s 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 can’t 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 isn’t 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. It’s 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. decaturstevo (6244) - 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.
Cousin_Larry (895) - - FEB 16, 2013
Initial aroma is the beer’s 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. mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color. Lasting malty aftertaste. More malt than hop aroma. johnnyoski (445) - 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. Lemke10 (981) - 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 isn’t very strong and the texture is kind of weak. This is probably one of the weaker offerings from the Shocktop line. BobbyAnalog (334) - 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.