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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
draft.a good american pale ale. nice smooth balanced flavor but nothing spectacular. daily drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1155) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
A bit of an unfair rating because I drank it from tap at the Edgefield but it was the fresh hopped version, so Iím guessing regularly itís less intense. Smelled heavily of pine with lots of orange peel. Resiny hops with caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Draught@McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Slightly hazy amber color, small white head, lace. Piney, fruity hop aroma. Light to medium bodied. Slightly bready, piney flavor. Some sweetness from crystal malts. Decent APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On tap at the Spar Cafe location. I found it pretty disappointing. It tasted sour like the tap lines needed cleaning. Didnít make me want to stick around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Lizzie. Poured a near clear amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice citrus note with some grapefruit and a bit of backing bread. Flavor was a bit thin with some grapefruit and grass notes with a backing grass note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
Pretty ruby-amber with beige head. Somewhat fruity nose, lightly sweet and mildly bitter flavor with a zesty hop edge. A nice enough pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
tap in boiler room at kennedy school. pours a slightly hazy copper. herbal, resiny, grapey hops. jammy bread. slightly burnt. caramel. good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Poured a hazed brown-copper color with an off-white head. Dull orange aroma with an oxidized malt base. The flavor was a mix of malt and citrus. Long bitter finish with a light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Sample at Thompson Brewery and Public House in Salem. This brew is a clear amber color with a medium thin off-white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Lightly floral hops aroma with some citrusy notes. Medium body with flavors of hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is sweet caramel at first with a short hoppy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 Portland trip. Sampled on draft this beer poured a slightly cloudy caramel color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma was moderate grapefruity hops. The flavor was sweet and bitter with a solid grapefruit presence. Moderate length bitter fruity finish. Medium body. Solid.

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