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Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 29
Gots: 36 | 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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Bottled on 1/12/12

A: Pours a clear brownish red in color with a finger tall beige head. The head reduces to patches and a ring a the edges of the glass but never completely goes away. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Very intense aromas of citrus hops and lighter hints of pine hops.

T: Slight hints of caramel malts up front followed by large amounts of citrus hops and some very light pine hops. Considering the amounts of hops used, the beer is not overly bitter but rather has an approachable hoppy flavor. There is a bit of lingering citrus hops in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with significant amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Great beer for when you are having a hop head moment. I think the aroma on this beer is great and the alcohol is well hidden. Glad the flavor is not as intensely bitter as might be expected from the hop aromas. Very drinkable.

03-17-2012 12:12:43 | More by dbrauneis
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

03-16-2012 19:55:37 | More by neophilus
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Pours a cloudy copper-amber color with a finger of frothy tanish head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with some citrus hops and a touch of pine and a bit of toasted sweet malts.

T - Starts off with some bready and caramel malts with some citrus hops with some grapefruit and some bitterness. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with some toasted caramel and some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet rich caramel malts with some residual sugar and citrus hops and a bit of bitterness.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, bitter, and lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of malt and hops with some good richness from the toasted lightly syrupy flavors.

03-13-2012 05:16:16 | More by ngeunit1
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-12-2012 16:23:49 | More by DSlim71
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Nightrain87

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-10-2012 07:19:51 | More by Nightrain87
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Souleman

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-06-2012 23:53:54 | More by Souleman
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

On tap at The Los Abbey/Port tasting room in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy copper/amber with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some pine/herbal hops. Taste is pretty much exactly the same. There is a medium bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good red ale with some nice aromas and flavors.

03-06-2012 23:36:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-03-2012 17:39:57 | More by brandonasplundh
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle 11/9/11.

Pours a cloudy reddish color with two fingers of foam. Clearly bottle conditioned. Aroma has a nice citrus hoppiness to it, but there is also substantial crystal malt sweetness in the nose.

First impression is that it is boozy, with a harsh lingering bitter bite. The harshness subsides a bit after a few sips, showcasing a nice malt profile. But the booziness still dominates.

I think this would greatly benefit from a year or two of age. It is a slow sipper, for sure. The hops are more bitter than full of flavor. It goes straight from boozy to bitter, with just a quick glimpse of the malty goodness in the middle.

03-03-2012 03:10:44 | More by FickleBeast
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Louski

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-02-2012 02:18:51 | More by Louski
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jasinviso

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-01-2012 02:07:26 | More by jasinviso
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cbazner2k5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2012 16:57:59 | More by cbazner2k5
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2012 04:57:09 | More by slimntubbs
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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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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-18-2012 06:02:08 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-17-2012 01:44:39 | More by Yabev15
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-16-2012 23:41:55 | More by John11486
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-16-2012 12:41:12 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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ADZA

Australia

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%

Ive been wanting to try this for a while and with thanks to Beermasons i get to and it pours a very dark non see through orange hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is piney piney hops,boiled candy,grapefruit and ripped lemon leaves,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and coats the whole mouth with tastes of candied orange,marmalade,pungent piney hops and lots of them,graperfruit,lemon cheesecake,candy sugar,boiled candy and the finish is piney hop bitter but i find that the crystal malts really balance this drop out in a good way to just take that slight bitterness away and for me a really enjoyable American Amber that i could drink all night i just wish i had more of it cheers.

02-16-2012 10:28:00 | More by ADZA
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-16-2012 00:22:47 | More by Chugs13
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured into a Stella chalice glass, bottled 1/12/12.

A: Hazy dark copper red color with a fluffy bright light-tan head. Falls to a very frothy head, lots of sticky lacing.

S: Sweet syrupy malt, bready, booze, not a lot of hops in the nose, just a hint of citrus fruit.

T: Sweet caramel, toasted grain, and bitter hops. Right in the middle this beer gets VERY sweet and molasses/maple-like. There is a quick shot of tasty juicy hops before getting very bitter and dry with all grapefruit in the finish. Very malty, some alcohol present.

M: Pretty intense, high biting carbonation, very bitter with a dry finish, but heavy and boozy. Definitely more of a sipper than I expected.

O: I had this beer all wrong, it is a boozy, bitter, and very malty beast of a beer. This is not your hopped up amber ipa crossbreed. Honestly, I feel that it represents it's namesake quite well, both being a shark attack and a double red ale. Although I prefer the hoppier/less malty amber ales, I can't hate on this one for being different.

02-15-2012 17:15:30 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%

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

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-14-2012 06:57:10 | More by strongaf
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richbrew

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-11-2012 19:41:34 | More by richbrew
Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
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