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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - 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 (8680) - 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 (5095) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Caramel malts, bread and floral hops on the nose. A hint of citrus. Nose is not overly assertive. Pours orange golden witha decent head. Lightly sweet, caramel and toast with floral hops in the back end. A little too heavy feeling for style imo. Subdued but well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Pours an orange brown with a moderate white head. Aroma is light malt and a bit of cascade hops. Flavor is bready malt with some alcohol on the finish along with a light hop bite. A pretty decent pale, but kind of uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
A hazy orange amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, light caramel malt with faint c-hops, subdued. In mouth, surprisingly more intense than the aroma would suggest, intense hops attacks, dwindling in seconds, light malts, light and overall a bit boring. On tap at Six Arms, Seattle, Sept. 12 2009.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
A nice regularly-hopped aroma. A bit sweet. Almost Belgian with the sugar flavor. Nice beer, reminded be of dogfishhead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
I was excited to see that cascade hops would be greeting me, but sad that they didn’t have a bigger presence. I liked their IPA a lot more. This one is more about the caramel malt and faint bitter notes than a big hop smack up front.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2009
On tap: Appearance is golden brown slightly amber with small off white head, aroma has a nice presence of floral hops, flavor not overly hoppy but it did have its presence, almost an IPA, very clean tasting nice amount of malt and hops.

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