Hammerhead Red Ale | Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Eleventh Avenue

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Hammerhead Red AleHammerhead Red Ale

Brewed by:
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Eleventh Avenue
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
19 IBU

Added by IronDjinn on 07-03-2006

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of R_Kole
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
3.94/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sherpahigh
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep amber brown, clear with a finger of head that retained at half that level
S - light biscuity and sweet malt aromas but its mostly adjunct type odours
T - nice mix of toasty and light toffee along with some candied cherry, light grassy hops in the background
M - medium body, decently creamy, sweet and full finish
O - not outstanding but a fine sessionable red ale that goes great with a hearty meal on a cold winter eve

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Photo of Converge
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours with a thick frothy head, light-tan in color. Nice clean amber body. Head retains as a nice cap and leaves patches of lacing for a while.

S - Toasty caramel malt with some light grassy hops. Rather bland outside of that.

T - Certainly gives more than the aroma does. Tasty caramel malt, with some nuttiness and grass hop finish. Definitely on the sweeter side, even giving off some toffee-like notes, but nicely balanced by the subtle grassy hops that linger in the finish. Not exactly a complex beer by any means, but it's got enough flavors going for it that it doesn't feel boring.

M - Everything is kept nice and clean in the mouthfeel, but it does feel a touch thin due to this. Carbonation is slightly too high for my liking.

D - A nice amber ale, although nothing too special. Not exactly my preferred style, but a nice local ale I can see myself drinking in the future.

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Photo of Voonder
2.66/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked it up in Brewsers Lake Bonavista in Calgary.
Pours deep brown colour with a small head. Smell is mostly malts, kinda sweet, not very pleasant. Taste - nutty, malty, sweet with touch of chocolate. Feels a bit flat, balance is good. Drinkabillity is OK. Nothing special at all, i'd say below average red ale. I woulnn't bother.

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Photo of BigBry
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a dimpled mug. Color is dark reddish brown, with a thin ring of foam, no head retention or lace. Very light smell of roasted malt, but not much else. The flavor and mouthfeel were a bit thin, some toasted malt but not really sweet like a brown ale. No real hop taste or aroma. I suppose this is designed to be a lightly flavored and easy to drink beer for a general audience. As far as that goes it works, but I will choose something different next time.

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Photo of IronDjinn
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served a deep peat red amber, no head retention. Could barely pick up on mild toasted caramel malt on the nose. The flavour was also bland and disjointed. Some toasted malt, and the hops seemed lost and disorientated, throwing off the balance. Thin and watery mouthfeel. This is a very unthreatening and innoffensive ale, perhaps a baby step to move mass-produced lager drinkers over a bit to the realm of ales and craft beers.

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Hammerhead Red Ale from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Eleventh Avenue
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 10 ratings