Hammerhead IPA - Beach Brewing Company
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev +5.8%
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
2.13/5 rDev -41.3%
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
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
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
Hammerhead IPA from Beach Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.