Shark Attack Double Red Ale | Port Brewing

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Shark Attack Double Red AleShark Attack Double Red Ale

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Floydster on 03-07-2008

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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a dark ruby with a tiny paper thin off white head that quickly turns into nothing. Lacing is weak too, not much stickiness to speak of what so ever. Smell is rich caramel malt and big slick pine aromas. Strong booze and earthy hops find their way in the nose as well. I don't really enjoy the smell of this one either. Alcohol flavors up front really seem to linger for a while and distract from the other flavors. Underneath the big booze taste is some gritty hops, dry grass, metallic notes, and oily rich malts. Could use some citrus hop sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick with a flat carbonation, not a very enjoyable combination. Very difficult to drink with the alcohol all over the place. I'm pretty disappointed with this one. I've really enjoyed all of Port's beers up until I gave this one a try. Not sure if I can finish this beer to be honest, but at least there's some Nugget Nectar in my fridge, a true "Imperial Amber".

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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, picked up at Hi-Times,

A: Pours a dark amber/ruby red with very low carbonation, really no head, good retention for what is there, but not a horrible appearance, I would have expected better from Port, but let's move on.

S: Caramel malt, pine needles, resin.

T: Nice mix of dark malt and piney hops. Very fruity, a flavour you'd expect out of a double red ale, close to a barleywine.

M: Low carbonation, but this makes it extra smooth and easy to drink, almost like a cask beer.

D: A nice beer from Port, not a beer I'd seek out, but I'd drink it anytime it was offered, a quality product.

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased from the Beverages and More in Redlands for six dollars after tax, split with my friend tonight during Lost, excited to see this on the shelf already, spent a few hours in my fridge, then poured into my Duvel tulip glass

A-Dark brown with many red highlights, scary how there was practically no head, what was there was clear and white bubbles, no retention or lacing, this beer was super flat

S-Hops, both pine and citrus, some earthiness, hay, tons of bready malt, caramel aromas, toffee, and grains

T-First few sips had a ton of bitter hoppiness, somehwat dry in the middle, hoppy finish as well, then about five minutes later malt started to take full control, lots of bread and caramel, got a little sweeter and harder to get down as it warmed, needed to be more balanced all the way through, definitely prefer to drink this one cold, needs more hops in my opinion

M-Thin to medium body, not nearly enough carbonation, watered down, taste lingered for close to a minute, chewy mouthfeel

D-Could maybe have finished this bottle by myself, pretty strong though, heavy on the stomach, not easy to drink, more of a sipper than a session beer, especially at the high ABV

Sharbite Red is a decent beer and this hyped up version is a little too strong malty for my taste, overwhelming on my palate at times, cool artwork nevertheless, nice description on the bottle about whether or not you are worthy to be in the ocean or not too, would like to try again some time, maybe even on tap, recommended for fans of bold red ales

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Shark Attack Double Red Ale from Port Brewing
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