Shapeshifter Brewing Phasers To Stun

Oat Cream IPA

When Shapeshifter co-founder James McCall was asked how they come up with names for their beers, he had a simple answer: “We have a group chat and we just drop names in there.”

With Phasers To Stun, the suggestion came from brewer Carla Naismith, inspired by "Star Wars and related nerdy-ness" (before realising later the origins of the phrase belong to another sci-fi classic, Star Trek). Whatever the reasoning for the name, in beer form Phasers to Stun is a 7.8 percent ABV oat cream IPA – the sort of beer with which Shapeshifter made their name – laden with hops in the shape of Ekuanot Incognito, Sitiva and Amarillo.

And the beer most certainly does stun: pouring an opaque pale-yellow colour, there's a sweet sugar candy aroma that works well with the juicy orange and tangerine. The aroma translates exactly into the flavours too, where that sweetness-juicy citrus one-two combo flows over the whole palate. The mouthfeel is as soft and creamy as such a beer should be, with a low bitterness that allows for the hop flavours to really... pop.

Matt King

Published March 7, 2023

Shapeshifter Brewing Co

Unit 2/54 Crittenden Road
SA 5023

(08) 7444 5475
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm

Froth Town 2024 B 2
Gypsy Hub

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