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Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing

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649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 29
Gots: 46 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

A translucent copper colored beer with a red head, like my girlfriend. The aroma is sweet-hop tied to some grassy flaves. The overall palette is somewhat malty, but still with strong notes of hops. The alcohol % is a plus. Subtle bitterness derived from the English Challenger hops with desired qualities from the Crystal Malt give it a 'must buy more' note on the white board. But folks, basically its a Belgian golden ale brewed with lots of hops, and heard that it was created for the brewers' wedding celebration. I live on the coast near great white sharks, and this beer has nothing to do with all that, except the hint of blood.

For_those_near_death, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

ejimhof, Feb 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

mquinn919, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

aandresen, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

UpstateNYhophead, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

aaronoaks, Sep 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

RedDeath987, Apr 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

ineva, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Sep 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

rhhjr, Feb 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Fcip78, Oct 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Nage37, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

saeh, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Auraan
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.

Auraan, Mar 13, 2013
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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

jtierney89, Feb 15, 2012
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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.

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2011
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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.

neophilus, Mar 16, 2012
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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

p4nch1to, Sep 09, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +17.1%

Syraquse, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.