Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a quickly dissapating light tan head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, with a little caramel, toffee, light vanilla. Taste is hoppy, with a nice sweetness, tea, caramel, light alcohol. Very mild for 9.2%
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 22oz recently bought locally. I think I might have falsely reviewed a similar PP beer a year + ago that I had a bottle of, but it was never bottled (Shark Bitten) this is Shark Attack double red.
This is a good tasting, sweet and malty strong red. Tastes of caramel and molasses with a crispy balance. Very good beer and another winner from a consistently great brewery.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to toncatcher for this - bomber - pours a sticky-looking red, with a light soapy ring of foam - itís got the highly sweet, sticky malt and assertive hop aroma of your typical California ASAs ( see, Double Bastard), with the moderate alcohol presence that Iíve come to expect from beers like this - however, the flavor does itís best to set the beer apart from the rest - low carbonation enhances a slick mouthfeel - pretty sweet, but not sticky and cloying, with strong cherry character, and some warming spiciness that becomes even stronger in the finish, which is complimented by a moderate alcohol warmth - hops donít become as potent as the aroma suggest, and they add more of an herbal quality that compliments the spiciness - the alcohol becomes a bit too potent as it warms, as does the sweetness - so it tries its best to avoid the pitfalls of the common ASA, but still winds up falling into a few of them.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber red poured from a 22oz bomb. Very little white head. Aromas of dark cherry, hops and maltiness. Deep bitter hops , a bit of spice, cherry, and alcohol. Great long lingering flavors and finish. Excellent brew!
hapjydeuce (912) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 22 oz recently bottled version. Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale. Kind of a lackluster appearance on the pour. Looks really syrupy, minimal carbonation and no head. Deep amber-brown color. Aroma is loads of caramel malts and grassy hops. Some citrus notes, nutmeg and toasted biscuit. Tongue-wrecking flavor with lots of hops bitterness and a mildly hot alcohol finish. Long lasting butterscotch and resiny hops on each sip. Pretty damn good, but it doesnít seem fresh out of the bottle.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 650 ml Bottle from Bev4less in Santee. This is the March 2008 bottled release. my Bottle says it is a double red ale. Pours a rich mahogany brown with amber accents around the edges. The head is small, khaki colored and soon recedes to 1/8 inch and holds. The aroma is big and bold with citrus, cascade hops and caramel. If you are in the mood for a big APA, this bouquet is a dream come true. The taste is also big and bold with a hops forward effect showcasing the cascade. Their biter sensation is everywhere providing complexity to a myriad of supporting flavors: caramel, walnuts, rye bread and musty peat. The mouthfeel is smooth, full and creamy with light carbonation. The Finish is long and sinister with lingering biter-sweet hops and caramel. Overall: This is a first rate brew, and it might age well, gonna’ go back and get an extra bottle for the cellar. Highly Recommended.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
served cold from tap at solana beach pizza port location. pours a dark amber or orange in color with an off-white head. strong hop aroma and flavor. very strong hop flavor. i am not always a fan of huge hops, but this beer, which was at first a bit overwhelming, turned out to be a great one.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at PP bottle shop during Lost Abbey release. Darkish amber color. Lots and lots of wonderful caramelization and melanoidin malts. Oh I love those malts. Smells great. Well balanced. Lots of centennial hops. Itís sort of half way between a scottish ale and an IIPA with a little extra strength. Super great fresh. It will certainly be more Barleywinish with some age.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer 1 of Officially the Best Thursday in Beer ever in the existence of my life. Tap @ PP Bottle Shop in Carlsbad during the Lost Abbey Night. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and big, lots of malts and lots of hops. Taste is sweet, hoppy nice and and pretty much a pretty damn solid beer, Iíll look forward to trying more.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ON tap at brewery. Hazy copper red with a small fizzy head. Good citrus hoppy aroma. Tangy bright palate. Crisp bitter bite, molasses and lemon taste with a hoppy finish.