Hammerhead Ale - McMenamins
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Reviews by olfolxholme:
3.85/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle poured into a large shaker glass from Big Horn Brewing Company
A - Standard brown bomber bottle with classic Hammerhead logo. Poured a thick tan head w/ large bubbles. Good head retention, bubbles last until the end. Decent lacing. The beer is a clear copper color and stays noticeably still. (no rising bubbles, head is going nowhere)
S - Pleasant yeast aroma with hints of Cascade hops and fresh bread.
T - An understated beer that leans towards the hops. A really nicely balanced pale ale that isn't trying to be an IPA. Some caramel and bread in the background.
M - Nice medium mouthfeel with a bit of creaminess. Pleasant aftertaste. Very thirst quenching.
O - An American answer to a well-balanced British ESB. I believe Cascades are related to Fuggles, and this relates to the character of the beer quite well. An enjoyable, albeit mild-mannered, example of a great beer that doesn't need to slap you in the face. (not that there's anything wrong with that) Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2011 21:44:39 | More by olfolxholme
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