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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

694 Ratings
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 27
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: Floydster on 03-07-2008

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Photo of ToddL
1.83/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Wife stuck this in my stocking for christmas, Looked great when poured. had a nice medium red color. The smell was average. It was all downhill from there and then down the drain. This is not the the most hoppy beer i've had but mighty close. The mouth feel was fine, but the bitter aftertaste stuck with me after my next beer. if your a hop lover go for it. Otherwise go to something more malty

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in 12oz cold pint glass...

A- lost of head...dark red tint what you would expect from a double red ale

S- not overwhmeling hoppiness but smells fresh

T- awesome red ale and a real clean finish

M-pleasant lol

O- i really enjoyed this double red, i would def buy again and even order if i ever see it on a menu...

Photo of snaotheus
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours rich red-amber with a humongous tan head. Lots of clumpy lacing. Fairly cloudy. Smell is hoppy and slightly roasty.

Taste is hoppy with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Lots of grapefruit rind flavor.

Mouthfeel is dry and somewhat gritty. Overall, this is pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Ego
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber...

eyes...
watch the pour, this one wants to escape even on an easy like a sunday night pour.... 3 fingers of head only that short because it ran out of glass to climb ! settles at a good clip, slow gurgles as it turns soapy with big bubbles consuming the smaller ones in this off white coat, the depths are murky and muddy here, somewhere the paint is light brown with hues of amber, mini old faithfuls of bubbles stream up from the glass bed keeping the head at a steady one finger.. nice looking brew.

nose...
dry grainy malt with a hint of sweetness, slight sense of the alcohol looming beneath the surface, some hop floral scent, overall a pretty subdued experience

taste etc...
the carbonation is bright and spiky, really fizzes in the mouth, some toasty malt flavors dominate on the sip and in the afterglow, around the edges are nice spicy hop notes and bitterness that lingers from some time, medium body really goes down smooth with the carbonation, easily drinkable but yet as I go on it seems to be packing more bitterness (a good thing to me), the bitterness keeps on building to a nice point, the beer never looses that malt front . Amazingly the ABV is hidden almost completely here, which can be dangerous, or good.. depending on where you are it.

verdict?
damn tasty but yet not unapproachable, it's the hot chick that likes football,. This is a really nice beer, not perfect but somehow hard to criticize... Worth keeping an eye out for especially if you like hopped up reds like say Lagunitas imperial red or the like.

music - obituary : cause of death

Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy red beer with a soapy off-white head. The smell is a mix of spicy hops and an undercurrent of roasty malts. Some citrus and grass in the aroma. Caramel is distant. The taste is powerful...lots of warming and spicy hop bitterness. Some sweetness, but it's not really balanced. Full in body with a smooth feel. Doesn't hide it's abv, but it is still quite drinkable. All in all, this one is pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Bottled Date: 7/3/12

A: Pours copper brown with a towering, resilient khaki head.

S: The nose is lively, floral, piney and aromatic; heavy on fresh hopiness, with some, but little sugary maltiness. Very activating but pleasingly so.

T: Bitter, spicy hop notes come in the mid palate; piney and earthy with a lingering citrus zest. The bittering hops overwhelm the sweet malt backbone and dominate the palate. Flashes of sugary brown bread come through but overall the hops storm through leaving little taste buds to discern anything else in this brew.

M: Some smothiness but slightly thin with good, coating linger. Appropriate carbonation which keeps thing lively.

O: A beer for the select that truly appreciate hops and the strength and intensity of flavors rather than subtlety and complexity. If the idea of being attacked by a shark could be bottled, then this is that brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.