SanTan Brewing out of Chandler Arizona is the latest out of state brewery to bring their beers to Texas. They have a strong reputation so I was looking forward to trying their beers. Of course I started with their IPA. The beer poured a deep copper amber with a significant off white head. The aroma kicked in immediately with a strong essence of grapefruit rind and some floral notes with a slight sweet malt underneath. The taste hit me with more bitter grapefruit rind and bits of tropical fruit that was wrapped around the malty sweetness. It all ended with a palate soaking piney bitterness that was right up my IPA alley. The Hop Shock doesn’t pull its bitter punches and socked me into hop heaven. A great IPA and proper introduction to SanTan Brewing. Welcome to Texas!