Tornado Shark - The Lone Pint Brewery

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Tornado Shark
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85
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lone Pint Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: champ103 on 05-26-2013)
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On tap at Hay Merchant and D&T Drive Inn, Houston.

A: Pours a copper/amber red color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: At first, hops are aggressive up front. Citrus, piny, grapefruit. Then toasted, almost burnt malt with a caramel malty sweetness. Lingering bitterness.
T: Follows the nose. Hop forward, with pine and grapefruit. Burnt toast and caramel malt sweetness for a bit of balance. Dark fruits of cherries and plums. Grapefruit bitterness lingers on. Lots going on here, and kind of messy.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation, though kind of muddled. I wish it was a bit cleaner. One pint is about enough for a sitting, but I have come back this a few different times.

I do enjoy this for what it is. Seems like a bit more balanced Arrogant Bastard. Though still something I can only drink once in a while. The hops are fairly aggressive like everything they do, burnt malt, and plenty of alcohol. I can see how some people might really love this. Just not entirely my style.

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Tornado Shark from The Lone Pint Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.