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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39078) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33387) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2007
Draft, live at the Crystal Ballrooom location. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin rim of off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with distinct notes of hops, combined with caramel and hints of spices. The flavor is sweet malty with strong grassy and spicy hop notes, the spices include cinnamon, leading to a dry spicy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (22719) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at White Eagle, Portland. Hazy reddish brown. Neutral aroma. Dryish with clean mouthfeel. Sharp resiny hops that linger on into the finish. Uninspired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2007
Draught @ Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR. June 2005. Pours a clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel. Malty finish with some weak bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (19872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2008
No significant aroma. Flat. Tastes like sour lemons with caramel color and flavor added. Two notches above a drainpour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at McMenamins Mill Creek, WA, 5.93% ABV
Hazy amber color. Easy Pale Ale, quite malty, with hints of citrusy hops, but spoiled by some diacetyl. Off-dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (16702) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2006
On tap at The Ram Hotel, Portland. Cloudy amber with disappearing beige head. Ooh this is bad too. Some odd hop with caramel. Bit of fruit. This is bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15601) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15259) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ McMenamins Barley Mill. Hazed amber colored beer with white foam. Just a bunch of cooked grain and toast. Some grass, straw, and burnt toast. Meh. The flavor is mildly bitter and grassy. A lot of bread, toast, and caramel. Odd estery quality. Not really a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2001
I guess these days this beer wouldn’t seem quite as bold as it did when I first had it, but quality is quality nonetheless.

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