Steelhead Brewing Co. Reviews


Reid
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red 3.1
Couple of pints at Game Over arcade in Lincoln City OR $4.50 Typical darker amber colour with a small tan head. Malty aromas..caramel and toffee. Malt forward amber ale here..although there is a wee bit of the floral hop going on in the end. Mouth feel was pretty nice..smooth drinker. A good malty amber for drinking not thinking.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

hayduke
Steelhead Keller Kolsch 3.5
Poured yellow with a white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Light to medium body. Flavor is light citrus; Crisp finish. Good.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

bytemesis
Steelhead Hazy Hef 2
Tap. Pours quite hazy orange, small beige head, kind of like Beach foam, good lacing. Aroma is odd, lemon pledge, wheat, perfume. Flavor is medium sweet, minimal bitterness, no real hef character. Medium light body, some acidity. Not a good example.
Friday, February 26, 2016

brokensail
Steelhead Finnegans Wake 3
On tap @ Steelhead Burlingame. Dark brown/black colored beer with a dense cream colored head. Pretty much your typical toasty, coffee grounds, and some chocolate profile going on here. Thin and sort of watery, definitely a touch on the acidic side as well. Light bitterness and sweetness, just not much in the way of flavor.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

bpreo
Steelhead Unforgivable Darkness 4.4
Really dark. Really strong. Someone could do me a favor and fix up this beer entry.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex 3.7
Draft - Caramel and candy floss hops. Clear gold with a rich white head. Bitter, caramel and tons of orange with a light booze finish. Proper old school imperial.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA 3.4
Draft - Some pine and leafy hops. Clear gold with a nice white head. Caramel and piney bitterness. Simple but decent.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead Bulldog Premium Stout 3.6
Draft - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with a nice light brown head. Lots of roast and sweet notes, finishing bitter and dry. Solid.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead Steel-Leader Lager 3.4
Draft - Nice grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nice grains with a touch of skunk and bitterness. Solid.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale 3.2
Draft - Dark malts and toffee with a touch of nut. Deep clear Amber with a decent white head.. Malty, nutty and some bitter twig.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ferris
Steelhead Orange Wheat 3.1
Draft - Chunk of orange in it - Grainy wheat notes. Cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Wheat, orange juice and a bit of fizz. Tastes like a cocktail. Refreshing and light though.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Double Play IPA 2.8
Draft at the Burlingame brewery. Clear copper with a medium white head. Citrusy hop aroma, fairly standard. Decently balanced flavor, a good hop kick. Citrusy. The palate is slightly resinous, body medium-plus. Fine but this style demands better.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Downtown Kiva Brown 2.7
Draft at Bígame Steelhead. This is a brown ale? Looks very red and clear. Interesting... The aroma is nice though, nuts, caramel, cocoa. Sweetish flavor, nutty and malty. The palate is medium in body and carbonation. Overall not bad considering the strange appearance.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead McFaddins Oatmeal Stout 3.1
Draft at the Bígame brewery. Black in color with a well-formed khaki head. Smooth roast, chocolate, sweet malt aroma. Medium sweet flavor with good roasty notes and dryness. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body. One of the better beers I had at Steelhead, but really only average.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red 2.7
Draft at the brewery. Reddish amber color with a white head. The aroma is weak but nice, caramel but not many hops. Caramel malt flavor, medium sweet, slight bitterness. Not bad. The mouthfeel is very standard. Overall an OK, malt-forward red.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 2.3
Draft at the brewery. Medium gold in color with a small white head. Slight citrus and floral hop aroma. Flavor is malty with a touch of bitterness. Not much to it. I expected more from the feel. Pretty weak. Below average overall.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Broadway Blonde 2.5
Draft at the Bígame brewery. As standard as a beer can possibly be. Yellow with a white head. Grainy malt aroma. Mildly sweet and grainy with very slight mildly grassy hops. Lighter body. Meh.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

nickd717
Steelhead Hairy Weasel Hefe 2.1
Draft at the brewery, served with lemon. Hazy orangish yellow with a small white head. Standard banana/clove/wheat aroma, average sweetness with no hop character. Medium-light body. Meh.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 1.8
Good for an IPA. Not my favorite, and they can do better. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Break-Action Porter 4.2
Good coffee tone to it. My favorite of the bunch tonight. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Anniversary Rye ESB 1.9
Unfortunately the Rye flavor is missing and it has a strange spiciness to it. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Keller Kolsch 3.3
Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Tastes like it was made right. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Hazy Hef 2
Not enough Hefe flavors. Not their best beer. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead Orange Wheat 1.9
Good orange flavors. The wheat was lacking though. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead James Blonde 2.2
Not the best blonde. The flavor just didnít do it for me. I had it two nights ago with dinner.
Monday, June 29, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 3.5
on tap at the brewpub;beautiful, deep red-copper color; sweet, caramel malt aroma; smooth; lots of sweet, malt flavor with alcohol notes; warm, alcohol finish
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red 3.4
on tap at the brewpub; clear, deep amber color; caramel,toffee aroma with floral hops; nicely balanced; floral hops on a medium bodied caramel malt base
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Hefeweizen 2.5
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA; cloudy yellow-orange color; bready, banana aroma; bready malt; not much in the way of banana or clove hefeweizen flavor; more of an American wheat; citrusy notes (probably from the lemon slice; overall a pretty bland bee
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Frostys Best Bitter 3.7
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA; beautiful clear reddish-amber color; toasted caramel malt aroma; smooth and silky; toasted caramel malt and floral hop flavor; well balanced; dry, bready finish
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Double Play IPA 3.8
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA;clear, amber color; citrusy hop aroma with herbal notes; nice, citrusy hop flavor; lots of citrusy hops on a light malt base; dry, bitter finish
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Chocolate Kiss 3.9
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA; chocolaty aroma; very smooth, silky mouthfeel; lots of chocolate malt; chocolaty, roasted malt flavor
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Broadway Blonde 2.9
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA; clear gold color; mild malt aroma; light, mild caramel malt with light floral hops; a typical blonde; descent, but my least favorite style
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BeerdedDave
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 3.6
on tap at the brewpub in Burlingame, CA; clear amber color; nice citrusy hop aroma; a crisp, hoppy IPA; lots of citrusy hop flavor on a light, bready malt base
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

bpreo
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale 3
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale (AKA McKenzie St. Bernard Brown Ale). Smells like dog drool.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Salmoniform
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 3.4
Poured from tap to glass at Growler Cafe in Lebanon. Amber hue with creamy off white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is resin, caramel, pine, orange. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and light carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice hop bitterness. Overall this is a fun brew but could use a bit more crisp carb level.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

brokensail
Steelhead OSullivan Stout 3.3
On tap @ Steelhead Burlingame. Black pour with a dense tan head. Smells pretty roasty and has a good amount of coffee to it, actually. Slight ash and some dark chocolate. The thinness of the body is kind of disappointing, but expected. It does detract from an otherwise half-decent beer. As with the nose, lots of coffee and roasted malts. A bit of a spicy hop character and some cocoa.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014

bpreo
Steelhead Double Play IPA 3.5
Decent flavor, nice alcohol. It was easy to drink very quickly, which needed to be done.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

bpreo
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA 2.8
I wouldnít say the hops are flat, but they are somehow lacking. The flavor is not sharp, not florally. The beer is dry, like licking a cold stone. Weird, okay, never mind.
Monday, October 27, 2014

gregwilsonstl
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex 4.2
Thick foam. Beautiful copper. Umm, yea, so this is hop heaven. Lasting grassy grapefuit rind bitterness long lasting on palate. Itís like several hop varieties are fighting each other in a good way for my approval. Well done. Makes me want to go to Eugene, OR again.
Friday, October 17, 2014

slowrunner77
Steelhead Paranormal Pilsener 3.3
"a standout for a pilsner, at least as far as the draft version goes. incredibly fresh tasting, crisp, flavorful, and aromatic. well done...may i have another?"
Thursday, October 16, 2014

slowrunner77
Steelhead 90 Miles to Freedom Espresso Stout 3.7
Good brew. Little light for my taste but the coffee (my second favorite beverage) done very well...
Thursday, October 16, 2014

slowrunner77
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 3.6
"very early on in my craft (and IPA) drinking days, this beer blew me away with itís big floral nose and huge citrus flavor. a couple hundred ipas later, itís still good, but i no longer want to run naked in the streets proclaiming itís greatness. iíve only had on tap, so itís always fresh."
Thursday, October 02, 2014

cobaink2
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex 3.8
Golden amber with a very earthy and sharp hops and the end. Itís a not overwhelming taste but a great double ipa. Curious about the brewery and itís association with steelhead.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

bpreo
Steelhead Reiversí E.S.B. 2.6
An English style ESB, brewed by Ted Fagan, using Northern Brewer and East Kent hops in conjunction with Black Barley malt, this thick dark reddish-brown beer has a woody aroma, reminiscent of the scent of the forest. The taste is malty as well as slightly salty. Review by Elisha Shumaker and myself, September 2011.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

That1Guy
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA 2.8
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. Got kinda steamed by the end of the flight. Bit of citrus and corn on the nose and flavor. Happy to be done with the flight.
Saturday, September 06, 2014

That1Guy
Steelhead Guava-licius IPA 2.7
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. No one has rated this since 2011 apparently. Even Dadbra, who loves all beer and doesnít discriminate, looked up from his pint and asked what was wrong with the beer. Another of their beers with a DMS problem. The guava and hops can only do so much to cover up the creamed corn aroma and flavor. Drinkable, but if Dadbra says he doesnít like a beer, it has some problems.
Saturday, September 06, 2014

That1Guy
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA 3.2
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. Standard IPA. Nothing really stands out, especially compared to the surplus of other IPAs in the region. It was the best beer I tried at the brewery, however. So it had that going for it.
Saturday, September 06, 2014

That1Guy
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red 1.9
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. Amber pour. I donít know if it was the smell of the kitchen, or if it was a dirty tap line, but I was getting a weird, unpleasant smoked aroma. Smoked or fishy.
Saturday, September 06, 2014

That1Guy
Steelhead Hefeweizen 2.3
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. Light yellow pour, no head. Searching for more bananas or any kind of spicy yeast tendencies, but thereís just not much there. And it has a DMS problem. Smelled a bit like tomato soup.
Saturday, September 06, 2014

bytemesis
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex 3.2
Bottle, as McKenzie Hopasaurus Rex. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is light, buttery with notes of citrus, caramel and pine. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, not really that well defined, smooth and easy to drink but undistinctive. Lingering harsh bitterness gives away the IBU, but the ABV is pretty well masked.
Monday, June 30, 2014