Hammerhead Ale - McMenamins
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3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
On tap at Bagdad. This is not the best pint of Hammerhead I've had; I wonder from which McMenamins brewery it originates. It's still pretty good though, I had no trouble polishing off a pitcher of it over the course of the movie. This is an exceptionally fruity pale ale, a ripe orange amber color and more reminiscent of New England beers such as Magic Hat or Ipswich than some other West Coast ales. The head is good and lasting but the mouthfeel seems a bit thinner than I remember other samples being. There's a judicious amount of hops but the beer is not overly bitter. I think this is one of the all-around better beers McMenamins offers, which stands to reason since it's available at all their pubs.
11-18-2003 00:57:13 | More by Thrasher
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
A: deep hazed copper color, looks like pennies in a glass. No head just a thin ring
S: thin floral and grassy hops, touch of caramel
T: kick of hops, caramel and malts sit way in back. Medium to heavy hop profile. Overall the hops are prominent, but the brew lacks in overall complexity
M: mild body, medium carbonation
D: hops hit you and not much else, hops reminiscently stale to some degree. Nice average-plus pale ale and by far the best showing I have had from McMenamins
11-11-2008 07:01:11 | More by Magpie14
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
One finger of fluffy head with dark amber colored body.
Smell is a nice pine and citrus.
Taste is pine all the way with a nice malt balance. Solid and tasty.
Soft texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A nice and drinkable IPA with a good profile.
12-27-2012 00:30:16 | More by Fatehunter
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Great head retention with a good copper brown color. The smell is a little off, it has almost a bit of a sour smell. I was a little turned off by the smell, but the taste made of for that. The taste is a bit sweeter when it comes in the bottle rather than having it from the pub on tap. After the sweetness comes the finishing taste which offers a dry slightly bitter taste. Overall the beer is pretty good but I would suggest trying it at the brew pub rather than in the bottle.
03-15-2003 22:37:13 | More by Elemental
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Just filled a growler.. but it's basically fresh off the tap....
- Dark semi-cloudy ruby copper color... thin later of white head down to a thin cake of fine foam.
- Sweet malts, English malts... nutty... bready... yeasty.. light citrusy and floral hops.... but malt dominates the nose.
- Sweet bready grains, nutty flavor.. smooth caramel, balanced with a nice bitter touch of hops with a shallow blend of citrus and floral qualities. Certainly balanced and smooth.
- Medium bodied... slightly creamy.. light bitter dryness.
- Overall a staple beer of theirs... it's been around for ever. Does it hold up to a lot of the craft beers out there today? Barely... but it still holds its own.
09-05-2010 02:17:56 | More by Docer
2.6/5 rDev -28%
First had: on tap at McMenamins Pub, Oak Hills in Beaverton Or
Poured orange with a haze through it. It had a white lace on it.
Smell was appracots and hops.
Taste malts hops with hops winning out in the end. Nothing that will blow your tastes buds away in my opion.
This was a dry beer. I couldn't drink 2 or three in an evening.
07-24-2011 13:19:35 | More by isualum12
Hammerhead Ale from McMenamins
82 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.