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Hammerhead Ale - McMenamins

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Hammerhead AleHammerhead Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.93% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 37
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of chumba526
2.6/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears amber.

It smells of caramel, grapefruit and grass.

It tastes initially citrusy; there is a mild caramel flavor, a slight pine like taste. It does not taste bad but it is lacking in flavor. Also the caramel flavor is a little weird and metallic. This would be better ale if it had a larger body.

The beer has medium carbonation.

The drinkability is ok. I could drink a few of these.

This is not bad ale though I think the ale could be cleaner tasting and that the flavors could be a little stronger. Overall this is slightly below average.

Photo of isualum12
2.62/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of PDXHops
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Edgefield in a shaker pint. Just getting around to reviewing this after having it countless times over the years. Dark, slightly hazy amber with a modest off-white head and scattered bits of lacing.

Smells of buttered brown sugar toast and caramel, light citric and earthy notes. A smoothish brew on on the thickish side of medium-bodied. Loads of caramel malt with just enough citric, earthy and spicy hops to keep it from getting bogged down. Not especially memorable, but always serviceable.

Photo of Jovian
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jackmax
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark, cloudy orange with an average sized white head. Solid retention and rings of lacing left on the glass.

S - Not much here. Some carmel sweet malts, slight floral hops, and that is it.

T - Sweet malts, grass, leafy.

D - Good carbonation, medium body.

O - Average all around. Zzzz

Photo of jcalabre
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I originally sampled this brew on 25 August 2002. I am writing this review from my notes
If you're travelling in Oregon w/ kids, like I was, McMenamin's is the brewpub for you: good food, kid friendly, better than average beer.
This is a cloudy amber colored ale w/ a hoppy flavor. It has a large tan head. Very nice, drinkable beer.

Photo of henrysunset
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly darker than mac&jack's; brownish unfiltered amber. Nice tan head. Smells just like a clean IPA with only a noticable hoppy scent.

Taste was hoppy with a twang of citrus. Flavor resembles that of an IPA, but it has a a less clean taste, with a slightly wheaty flavor as well.

Since it isn't filtered, it has a nice and sorta thick texture. All said, pretty nice, if only a bit too acidic.

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at McMenamins Pub, Mill Creek, WA

Poured a dark amber with a small white head that receded to a fine layer of bubbles. Caramel malts in the aroma and some crisp hops coming through. Similar taste, with a pretty decent balance of malts and hops, but nothing overly distinctive. Light-medium mouthfeel with a decently dry finish; fairly drinkable.

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Hammerhead Ale from McMenamins
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.