Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shock Top Wheat I.P.A.

Today I'm drinking Shock Top Wheat I.P.A. brewed by Shock Top Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri. This version depicts Mohawk Dude with an orange slice head and a green mohawk with orange tips. It also uses the acronym WIPA for Wheat IPA.

Smells nice with sweet orange citrus and a little spice. Very much a wheat-forward beer, very big flavors. There is, however, plenty of orange support and a good dose of the advertised coriander. A little bready, too.

I don't find this beer to be very IPA-like in any way. I guess there is a faint hoppiness and it is balanced, but it's basically a nice normal wheat ale. Pleasant flavors, easy drinker. I wouldn't say it's awesome but if you take it to a party, it'll probably be one of the top beers there (unless it's a beer party, of course).

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