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Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing

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Shark Attack Double Red AleShark Attack Double Red Ale

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very good

649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 28
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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

KyleMA, Jun 27, 2012
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gpinto, Jun 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of BostonHops
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.

aggressive pour yeilds a frothy, 2 and 1/2" beige head; body of the beer deep amber, almost a mahogany or chestnut tone with ruby highlights. good retention and lacing. nose offers a lot of citric and pine hoppiness with a distinct caramel maltiness in the background.

flavor dials in more of the same. hop forward (pine, citrus) with that caramel malt backbone. medium to relatively high bitterness. a boozy, especially in the finish. on the fuller side of medium bodied with medium carbonation.

overall this was is good, albeit flawed on a few fronts and just didn't quite click for me. while it's not my favorite offering from port but i wouldn't turn one down, either.

(originally reviewed: 01-22-2012)

BostonHops, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a massive, three finger head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber-brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves excellent, thick curtains of lace on the glass.

S - A pungent, sweaty hop aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit, and onion as well as noticeable caramel and toffee character.

T - Dark caramel and toasty toffee up front with hoppy notes of pine and orange. Some more pine and thick caramel in the middle and a finish full of dark sugar and hops with lingering grapefruit and pine notes as well as moderate, balancing bitterness.

M - A medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sugary finish.

D - Lots of malt and lots of hops with an oddly balanced finish. The sweaty hops from the aroma are replaced by pine and a grapefruit note that works very well with the darker malt in the flavor profile. Overall a very drinkable and pungent red DIPA.

nickfl, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: large off white head with decent lacing on a murky amber body.

S: sweet caramel malts, some sour dark fruits,

T: sweet caramel malts, some toasted malts with earthy tops. Slight citrus and dark fruit tanginess. A touch on the boozy side. floral with the right amount of booziness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a nice double red. Has all the characteristics of a good red, just doesnt hide the booze well enough.

kylehay2004, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

guezarka, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kwa357, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mettkea, Jun 08, 2012
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OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rawfish, Jun 07, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark ruby with a bright reddish hue. Thumbs width khaki head that eventually dissolves and okay lacing. Aroma of toffee, some fruit, and alcohol. I dislike tasting the alcohol in this style beer and the alcohol is very present with each sip of this one alongside the toffee from the malt and some indistinct fruit. Some carbonation to the moutfeel, medium bodied. Overall, I was disappointed in this one. Way way too heavy on the alcohol presence and not enough other flavors to remedy that in any way. I did not make it through this bottle.

denver10, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

abelniak, May 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

brn9000, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kornkid8600, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SaneMan, Apr 27, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rustic cadmium orange exit from the bottle appears a deep ruby red in the vessel with help from strong backlighting. A staggering 3 finger light khaki rigid foam structure dominates the glass by volume with a rock steady rate of retention. Great sticky foam coverage shellacks the glass leaving little windows of opportunity. Finishing pour from the bomber produces lots of bran colored yeasty matter on the bottom of the vessel, yum. Medium show of effervesce beads up and replenishes the head.

S: Sweet crystal malt, not to much hops. Light peppery citrus flower. Was expecting a bit more aromatic wise.

T: Dry citrus flowery hops with a peppery spicing. Toasty crystal malt, dry lemon grinds with some dry pine. Spicy alcohol strong malt base with a spicy finish.

M: Medium bodied, peppery dry citrus on the hold. Good carbonation presence with a warming alcohol and peppery leave.

O: Strongly hopped with a good strong malt base. Definitely worth a try.

beerthulhu, Apr 26, 2012
Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.