Shark Attack | Port Brewing

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Is it really safe to paddle out in our waters? It's impossible to know for sure. What we do know is that this is an incredibly distinctive and bold American red ale that attacks your taste buds with lethal amounts of hops which are balanced by a boat load of Crystal malt. If none of this fazes you, then maybe swimming in the shark filled waters is exactly where you belong. We'll see you in the lineup!

(2014 Winner Best of Show San Diego International Beer Festival)

Added by Floydster on 03-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,285
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
786
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
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Ratings: 786 |  Reviews: 317
Photo of sweetbrew82
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A double red ale sounded good to me, so I got this one on draft. Good call. You don't really feel the 9.5% ABV, and it's not super hoppy like some reds are, but also not super sweet thanks to the double red. Basically it's a good balance, and it's not a session beer by any stretch, but you could have a couple of these over the course of an evening.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, light caramel, resiny/piney hops and a hint of fenel. Taste is nutty, bitter and resiny with some dried orange notes. Medium body and carbonation. Complex, tasty and quite easy drinking for its ABV.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is an amazing, hoppy American Red Ale by Port Brewing. Really, they are one of the few whose beers simply cannot go wrong. This red ale also, it is among their best ones, along with Hop 15, a very intensively hopped red ale with almost an IPA-like quality - I mean, hey this is a Double Red Ale! Intense American hops in the nose and in the taste, followed by a dense hop bitterness that is also full of flavor - bittered with aroma hops or what? Agree with the comments on the bottle - see the details. Whoever loves red ales or American ales must try this one! Will be an instant trend-setting classic.

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Photo of hermit990
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnine
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to a pint glass.

Murky orange-brown amber, thin head vanishing swift, bit of lacing.

Mouthwatering malty red.

Creamy Caramel mustering on my mouth's roof, followed by a sharp, lingering booze burn with a mid-taste of mild Rye. Smiling after the first gulp! After the third, the earthy oak hops begin dancing relentless on the top of my throat. A feisty beer!

I am quite partial to Double or Imperial Red Ale, or as I like to call it "Liquid Ruby", and Shark Attack dose not disappoint!
(Far from it, though far from the imperial heights of mighty Tongue Buckler!)

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Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebooyakid
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Aged 3+ years. did not know what to expect and don’t remember last time I had it fresh. so... it pours ruby brown (reddish) with a thick frothy head with good retention. clarity is on the cloudy side. as expected there’s some off flavors of oxidation, band-aid and green apples but its not overwhelming. bready sweet malts and earthy hops still come through. it had medium/full body with decent carbonation. texture is on oily side. strong astringency that hits the palate to almost harsh levels. taste of heavy sweet malts, earthy hops and alcohol with some off soy-saucey thing going on. major components (semi-harsh astringency, bitterness and alcohol warmth) last long after swallowing. - wish I had a fresh one for comparison.

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Photo of Kraig
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
2.74/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sephyrott
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Shark Attack from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 786 ratings