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Shark Attack Double Red Ale - Port Brewing

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very good

678 Ratings
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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 29
Gots: 48 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bunch of quality singles today and this is the first to get a proper review! Poured into a snifter.

A - A cloudy/hazy mahogany and ruby hued body with a nice frothy beige head. Pretty good lacing here. Beautiful brew.

S - I am getting caramel sweetness, some earth notes, vanilla, citrus and some toasted malts. Again, excellent.

T - Lots of hoppy grapefruits dominate upfront, although they resend rather nicely with some caramel, pine and booze behind. Ends with a bit of warmth for a red, which while rather unusual, this is standing at a whopping 9%.

M - A medium body, although a bit thin, characteristic of a red. Not a ton of malts forming a backbone here, it does have a bit of a chewy character to it.

O - A bit overly aggressive if I must make a complaint. It is interesting being heavy on the hops and almost "bleeding" alcohol. I find it interesting for sure but I'm not sure that I would revisit.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, hazy, nearly translucent amber-copper color. A very stubborn taupe, fluffy, foamy head forms. As it dissipates in an excruciatingly slow manner, suds cling to the glass like foamy glue. Toffee aroma with emerging notes of grass and pine. Medium-bodied, mildly creamy mouthfeel. Big caramel, a touch of emerging licorice, and some lingering hop heat late. Very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours to a very nice reddish orange color with a solid 3/4" off white head that holds well. Carbonation is evident with a solid stream of bubbles rising to the head. This beer gives a very pleasant appearance.

Smell - Faint hint of cinnamon and citrus, with orange overtones. Caramel and roasted malt are evident as well.

Taste - The citrus is somewhat lost as the bitter hoppiness of this beer really stands in contrast to the toasted malt flavor. It's an iteresting contrast that is somewhat conflicting at the initial taste, but comes together well at the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied and creamy. This beer will touch your entire palate during a swallow.

Overall - I like this beer. I would have preferred that the hoppiness would have been drawn back a bit as to not overpower the citrus and cinnamon, but nonetheless this is a pleasant beer to drink. 9.0% ABV packs a nice kick that is appropriate for a hearty red ale like Shark Attack.

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Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.