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Hammerhead IPA - Beach Brewing Company

Hammerhead IPAHammerhead IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
Beach Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 02-15-2012)
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Reviews by mbarnes0:
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mbarnes0

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-24-2012 20:20:42 | More by mbarnes0
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Judging by past reviews, the brewery has updated the recipe and come out with a better beer (according to most, I would say) or the fact that I had a fresh keg (tapped same day) made a huge difference. Poured a golden orange body with two finger head and the aroma is fresh, piney, citric, even soapy hops with a touch of malt behind it. Beer is smooth, easy to drink, the hops are fresh and tasty with citric, even some grape, notes and finish prickly and crisp on the backend and there is balance from minimal (caramel) malts.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 14:09:12 | More by clayrock81
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AFchino

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-23-2014 01:21:31 | More by AFchino
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-12-2014 03:06:22 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-09-2014 02:59:28 | More by ThreeFishes
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BltByKrmn

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-29-2013 20:45:29 | More by BltByKrmn
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-24-2013 21:07:25 | More by StoutSeth
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-22-2013 23:05:42 | More by Cubatobaco
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-26-2013 16:48:32 | More by ShanePB
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Jasonp79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-28-2013 00:04:49 | More by Jasonp79
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mjh0527

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-27-2013 22:13:11 | More by mjh0527
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Crookdrain

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-11-2013 19:18:35 | More by Crookdrain
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-28-2013 04:13:39 | More by lupercmda
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VTWicked

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-17-2013 13:42:29 | More by VTWicked
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-16-2013 19:23:37 | More by rodlavers
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hornsup

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-28-2013 21:18:20 | More by hornsup
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-26-2012 19:17:06 | More by GaryMarkle84
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-13-2012 15:29:34 | More by ncaudle
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snaotheus

Washington

2.13/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Thanks leedle brudda for bringing it from VA!

Pours slightly cloudy and slightly orangish. Huge fluffy head. Smell is floral with a surprisingly sweet fruity smell.

Taste is catty and off. Not cool. Some interesting hops character, but dominated by unpleasantness.

Mouthfeel is oily and astringent, leaves a strange texture in the mouth. I hope this just happens to be a bad bottle, but this is not a good beer. I'll give it a few more sips to see if I warm up to it, but it seems a likely candidate for drainpour.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 00:29:33 | More by snaotheus
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LambicKing

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-12-2012 01:56:55 | More by LambicKing
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-13-2012 00:42:56 | More by Flowyn82
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JayQue

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review from this local brewer. Hammerhead is a good IPA...not a real hop bomb, but nicely balanced with a good hoppy aroma.

Pours a hazy honey color into my pint glass. A hard pour will provide a big slightly off-white frothy head with good retention. Thick bands of lacing.

Smell is very pronounced citrus hops...very good.

Taste is a bit more subdued. There is a malty balance between the citrus and piney hops. You can enjoy the hops but it is not a head shrinker with a pronounced hope "bite".

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. A little hops bite. Nothing watery about this beer. I did not notice any metallic aftertaste that some reviewers mentioned. Grape and Gourmet sells a lot of Beach Brewing beers, so I know this one was fresh.

Overall a good IPA but not the hophead delight that so many expect. I enjoyed the 22 ozer myself and would drink one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 23:25:11 | More by JayQue
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-24-2012 02:21:20 | More by ejimhof
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-06-2012 04:19:32 | More by avisong
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gaffm

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-29-2012 23:11:50 | More by gaffm
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Hammerhead IPA from Beach Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.