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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBrews99 (9) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1757) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft pour pint at the brand new McMenamins Anderson School. This is officially the first beer I’ve ever had at a school. Count it!! Pours a dark cloudy copper (I think.., its dark and in a plastic cup). Sweet caramel malt aroma with a short hop. Sweet matching flavor with a biting bitter finish. I’m very impressed with this place. Less with the beer, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Sampler from Boon’s Treasury. Medium to dark copper in color. Sweet hoppy nose with a little breadiness. Decent hoppiness with a sweet malty backbone. Light sweet finish. Some breadiness and hops. Pretty tasty pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
Part of a flight on June 26, 2015. At the brewpub (McMenamins Hillsdale) in Portland.
Marked as 5.93% ABV.
Light hazy copper color, tan head. Hoppy, citrus, bitter taste. Citrus, bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, crackers scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (14042) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6252) - Utah, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap at Kennedy School
Cloudy dark golden with a small beige head, some lacing. Mild aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is floral, citrus and mild bisquit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft - Light citrus and pale malts. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Citrus and a sweet pale malt. Nice balanced bitterness, but maybe a bottom sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Light golden Amber hue, minimal head. Light cardboard, balanced. Slight pine. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured copper in color with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts and grassy hops and resin. Doesn’t taste as fresh as I was hoping for. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pretty good for a Flagship beer. It was definitely their best Pale Ale on tap today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 "a simplistic but tasty light copper colored american pale ale. pretty by the book as well, but nice enough. refreshing and flavorful, if light and lacking in complexity." 2015 batch pretty dang boring - gotta dock it.

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