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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
This is an ok, middle of the road pale ale. It is like a weak version of their IPA. There is a good initial start with some hops but weak finish, not much nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
On tap at some dungeon. Pours a reddish hue with a small white head. Small grainy nose. A sweet caramel malt with light fruity hops. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (38505) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
From tap the Seattle brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty, light fruity and caramelish. Smooth hoppy and crisp grapefruity. Bitter and light citrusy into the finish. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (751) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pint on draft at Seattle McMen brewpub Pretty pour...rich color and thick head Nose and initial taste is mild hops...strong? Not so much... Enjoyable but not extraordinary....

   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 (1293) - 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 I’m guessing regularly it’s 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 (15519) - 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 (1463) - 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. Didn’t make me want to stick around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9635) - 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 (1437) - 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.

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