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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

632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 30
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

aztraz, May 17, 2012
Photo of denver10
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
Photo of abelniak
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

abelniak, May 07, 2012
Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

brn9000, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kornkid8600, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Njstoutlover23
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

SaneMan, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
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
Photo of laughingman4929
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

laughingman4929, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A murky copper gold beer, huge khaki head, with tons of even lacing with great retention. The port hop sediment joins as well, ruining the look.

Smell is caramel, roasted malts, tangy pine hop. Clean and pure.

Taste is a balance with piney and caramel malts. The malts and hops flip flop taking turns in the forefront throughout the taste until the finish.

Texture is a little bit bubbly, not quite as smooth as I would like, but a nice hoppy bite rounds out the medium bodied beer. The bite mellows as it warms.

I really enjoyed this beer, great flavor and nice complexity. However, that crappy sediment from Port strikes again, ruining it a bit for me.


Drinkerofales, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +3.6%

whatname, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of bigash
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

bigash, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lord Hobo- pours a slightly hazy mahogany color with a one finger head, minimal retention and very nice lacing.

Smells like strong bitter pine hops. Pretty concentrated.

Taste is consistent with smell except more dimensions- a nice sweet malt profile well balanced with spicy pine hops. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is very nice also- medium heavy body with light to moderate carbonation. I'd get this again for sure.

Hopdaemon39, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a beautiful two finger off-white head. Long retention and some sticky lacing. This head has stuck around for like three minutes. Not bad. Cola brown, translucent with nice carbonation.

S- Hop heavy, some spicy hop oil is the first smell you get. Cherry, apple scents. Fruity and nice smelling.

T- Hop heavy again, but with layered malts. The hop oil finishes bitter, overpowers most other flavors in the beer.

M- Creamy, but at the same time it seems too watery for the taste and smell.

O- Looks great! Goes downhill from there.

Murrhey, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

TheBigBoy, Apr 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

StoicBeast, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dejrrma, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of xavier390
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

xavier390, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

PEIhop, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mweso2000, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber-brown in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that gradually died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose—grapefruit stands out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste has lots of citrus flavors and is accompanied by a moderate amount of bitterness. There are also some hints of caramel malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is packed with hop flavors but is rather well balanced with just enough underlying malt.

metter98, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

dbrauneis, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of neophilus
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
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.