Shark Attack | Port Brewing

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Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of For_those_near_death
5/5  rDev +29.2%

A translucent copper colored beer with a red head, like my girlfriend. The aroma is sweet-hop tied to some grassy flaves. The overall palette is somewhat malty, but still with strong notes of hops. The alcohol % is a plus. Subtle bitterness derived from the English Challenger hops with desired qualities from the Crystal Malt give it a 'must buy more' note on the white board. But folks, basically its a Belgian golden ale brewed with lots of hops, and heard that it was created for the brewers' wedding celebration. I live on the coast near great white sharks, and this beer has nothing to do with all that, except the hint of blood.

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Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +29.2%

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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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of UpstateNYhophead
5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Brett47
4.99/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my go to beers, rich flavorful aroma with heavy hops and a hard kick to the taste buds. Careful, one bottle should suffice.

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4.88/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a very pleasant surprised. It was a great beer to chill with after a super long day at work.

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4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Auraan
4.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a beautiful amber with a nice one finger off white head. Scents of caramel malt, floral hops and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is strong, with a high hop bitterness, mostly piney but with some citrus notes, balanced by a malt sweetness, there's also a bit of alcohol on the finish. Very high in hop character, with malt keeping it manageable, but still very much a hop-head kind of beer. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, with a thick, sticky feel, very good and akin to an American Strong Ale or a lower ABV barleywine. An excellent ale, it reminds me of Double Bastard, but with more hop character and less of the sticky sweetness.

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4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle fermented double amber ale? Yes. Been looking forward to trying this thing for a while now. Sounds super unique. Pours a hazy deep garnet color with a big sticky off white head. Hop bill is huge on the nose. Smells like it should be drank fresh. Big citric and floral hop presence. Some caramel malt beneath.

Wow, I really like this alot. Big carbonated body with a spicy bitter finish. Citric and spicy herbal hops come forward on the tongue and are held together all the way through as one big hoppy wave till you swallow. The fruity sweetness is complemented by a caramel like malt bill which blends everything. The beer rounds out by blossoming into a bitter floral finish with a touch of detectable alcohol. Sticky sweetness left clinging to the mouth.

lacing is superb

Quite a beer. Makes me wonder why more double ambers arent made. Alcohol is detectable but this is one of the biggest flavored amber ales i've ever had and damn are those flavors good. Wonder how this beer holds up though.... (the huge malt bill might make things interesting)

amazing none the less

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Shark Attack from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 783 ratings