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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A classic Northwest pale ale and McMenamins top selling beer. This rich chestnut colored gem is a model of harmony between hops and malted barley. Hammerhead's signature Cascade hop nose and intense hopped flavor blend nicely with the caramel tones from the crystal malt. This beer has a vocal following. To run out is an unforgivable sin. Malts: Pale Malt; Crystal Malt Hops: Cascades Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.056; Terminal Gravity: 1.010; Alcohol by Weight: 4.7% Calories/pint: 241

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Oregon beers are begining to impress me. Hammerhead is no exception. The pale ale is very balanced. The hoppieness is delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
Cascade hoppiness dominates - a good pale ale. Well balanced although the crispness or carbonation seemed inconsistent from pint to pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1292) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
Cask: Opaque red brown. Hop alcohol nose. Hops are present in flavor but are nearly undetectable due to alcohol heat. Poor balance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Tap @ Blue Moon in Portland. Good hop/malt balance. Solid pale ale. Thick enough to make it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002 does not count
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.

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