GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oregon beers are begining to impress me. Hammerhead is no exception. The pale ale is very balanced. The hoppieness is delightful.
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium copper color, slightly cloudy. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and a touch of malts. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Nicely balanced. Sweet, but with a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is slightly bitter with a touch of floral hops.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber hue with a white diminished head. The aroma is like a sweeter grapefruit juice. The flavor is hoppy with grapefruit and good bitterness. Nice body.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade hoppiness dominates - a good pale ale. Well balanced although the crispness or carbonation seemed inconsistent from pint to pint.
Andrew196 (1292) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better beers in the house. They really mastered the hops in this one...very piney and crisp, but it didnt overpower the rest of the beer. Typical, but well done.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, If we could all get the cask version of this it would truly impress. Mildly opaque, light amber/golden color. Heavy with the cascades and also some Mt. Hoods. Piney and floral notes prevail. Really bitter at first. An APA that acts more like an IPA. Faint notes of dry barley. Finishes totally APA though, not bad I guess, Good out of the cask.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cascade aroma marks the beginning of this beer's mediocrity, some waning hops and ends a bit dry, the cask version had better everything including some berry notes
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask: Opaque red brown. Hop alcohol nose. Hops are present in flavor but are nearly undetectable due to alcohol heat. Poor balance
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Moon in Portland. Good hop/malt balance. Solid pale ale. Thick enough to make it interesting.
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my god... I love this beer. Everything about it is great except for the smell of my empty pint glass after I finished drinking it. I could drink hammerhead as water and be a happy man.