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Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 28
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 03-07-2008)
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2011 05:33:52 | More by GarrettB714
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-20-2014 02:18:33 | More by ejimhof
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California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-07-2011 00:18:54 | More by imyourhero21
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-21-2012 19:23:18 | More by mquinn919
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-06-2012 05:47:20 | More by mpdrago
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aandresen

Arizona

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 15:44:53 | More by aandresen
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UpstateNYhophead

Washington

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-01-2011 22:22:57 | More by UpstateNYhophead
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aaronoaks

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

09-13-2013 21:15:35 | More by aaronoaks
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RedDeath987

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-18-2013 05:11:51 | More by RedDeath987
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 23:16:46 | More by ineva
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

09-01-2012 21:18:55 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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rhhjr

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-21-2012 15:58:54 | More by rhhjr
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-20-2014 23:07:48 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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saeh

France

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-16-2013 18:28:07 | More by saeh
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Mackenzie_Gloven

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

02-17-2014 06:02:53 | More by Mackenzie_Gloven
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Auraan

Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful amber with a nice one finger off white head. Scents of caramel malt, floral hops and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is strong, with a high hop bitterness, mostly piney but with some citrus notes, balanced by a malt sweetness, there's also a bit of alcohol on the finish. Very high in hop character, with malt keeping it manageable, but still very much a hop-head kind of beer. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, with a thick, sticky feel, very good and akin to an American Strong Ale or a lower ABV barleywine. An excellent ale, it reminds me of Double Bastard, but with more hop character and less of the sticky sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 05:44:47 | More by Auraan
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle fermented double amber ale? Yes. Been looking forward to trying this thing for a while now. Sounds super unique. Pours a hazy deep garnet color with a big sticky off white head. Hop bill is huge on the nose. Smells like it should be drank fresh. Big citric and floral hop presence. Some caramel malt beneath.

Wow, I really like this alot. Big carbonated body with a spicy bitter finish. Citric and spicy herbal hops come forward on the tongue and are held together all the way through as one big hoppy wave till you swallow. The fruity sweetness is complemented by a caramel like malt bill which blends everything. The beer rounds out by blossoming into a bitter floral finish with a touch of detectable alcohol. Sticky sweetness left clinging to the mouth.

lacing is superb

Quite a beer. Makes me wonder why more double ambers arent made. Alcohol is detectable but this is one of the biggest flavored amber ales i've ever had and damn are those flavors good. Wonder how this beer holds up though.... (the huge malt bill might make things interesting)

amazing none the less

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:35:52 | More by jtierney89
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 oz bottle:

The beer poured an excellent deep dark opaque red, almost a brown color. It had a thick and dense off, but foamy white head, which was probably 3+fingers, that had excellent retention and ultimately led to a thin cap and with a swirl you could easily get a large head back. Also some very nice lacing.

Excellent aroma, nicely balanced with perhaps a slightly more boozy sweetness aroma than anything else.

The taste...love it. Very nice, very big malt flavor with citrus and pine hops noted. Also, the beer had a breadyness taste along with some booze.

The beer had a medium to full feel to it with the exact right carbonation. The beer was smooth, very creamy and very easy to drink especially given the elevated ABV. Overall, this is an excellent beer and one that I will be heading back to the beer store for very soon. So glad that Port Brewing made it to Georgia.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 03:09:58 | More by PhillyStyle
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy copper red color. Thick white head on top.

Sweet, boozy scent. Depth of caramel and malt with some kind of aromatic hoppiness dancing on top.

Spicy, sweet caramel with a heavy dose of hop bitterness. Almost sugary sweet on top but the solid malt base carries it and the spicy citrusy hop bitterness cuts through the sweetness and delivers balance just in the nick of time.

Heavy dose of flavors coat my palate as the beer finishes, but strong bittering cleans it up.

Totally blown away by this beer. I have soft spot for Imperial Reds but this one breaks away from the pack. This level of sugary/caramel sweetness would be rude in another beer but the brewer has assaulted it with American hops to the point where it becomes most agreeable. I would have had more but would probably end up on the floor as a victim of this shark attack.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 19:55:37 | More by neophilus
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alesaram

Guam

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-16-2012 00:48:13 | More by alesaram
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-17-2012 19:53:59 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
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irs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-04-2012 03:02:19 | More by irs
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Douglas14

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep red, almost mahogany-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is highly of American hops and alcohol, but its hot aroma doesn't really give it a bad characteristic. The taste is also hoppy with a nice, rich maltiness. It finishes bitter. It has a medium body and is pretty silky in the mouth. A bomber goes down a little too easily. I bet Port could call this a "Red IPA" for marketing purposes haha. Anyway, it's a great take on the Red Ale that is so common on the West Coast.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 04:51:45 | More by Douglas14
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Dcrane1975

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-28-2014 19:39:42 | More by Dcrane1975
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-24-2014 06:24:10 | More by vma
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Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
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