Hammerhead Ale | McMenamins

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McMenamins
United States
mcmenamins.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.93%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with one finger of short duration head that leaves rings of lace.
Smell is bready malt with a slight hint of floral hops.
Taste is bread crust malt with a modest amount hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with alright carbonation. The finish lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a journeyman Pale Ale. Worth having with a meal.

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Photo of Quesophresco
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcharaK
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As the lovely waitress brought the glass, and i saw that the color was rather opaque, i felt a little fear, here i was stuck again with one of these self-boasting craft ales with weird raw tastes - that aren't made for a plain beer guy like me. Yet, when the surface of the liquid approached my nostrils, nothing but good intentions were conveyed, and after a few sips, i was able to discover that it was a very enjoyable beer, refreshing, have an enough amount of taste, pleasant to the tongue's olfactive elements, and leaves no annoying aftertaste. I liked it. And it went along good food too, and a good mood in the mcmenamins in Olympia WA downtown.

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Photo of DevWand
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap while in Portland, Oregon. It was poured into a pint glass, cloudy golden brown with a thin head and light lacing. Sweet malty smell and taste, with a pleasant bitterness. A good beer.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Bend location. Decent, but average pale ale. Light bodied, some dry hops bitterness, overall light mouthfeel, but just an average beer to enjoy with food.

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Photo of casapy
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cshields
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rack0flamb
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

At McMenamin's Edgefield.

Wow, this is wretched. A turbid, under fermented mess. I can't believe they are actually serving this keg. This certainly isn't my favorite APA, but it's not usually this bad.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZekeMillz
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gefinley
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of dshansen1184
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

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Hammerhead Ale from McMenamins
3.57 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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