RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Got hops? This vicious IPA does, boasting powerful hop flavor and aroma. Out Hammerhead combines a carefully selected malt base. three varieties of boil hops, and a generous dry-hop to form an India Pale Ale with exceptional balance.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 This review is from the first batch of this IPA. I have heard its been re tweaked a bit. Ill re rate this once I have the re tweaked recipe. Hammerhead pours a dark amber color with a small white fluffy head. Good lacing. When I put my nose up to this beer I got zero hop aroma. I kept on trying and trying to get something but there was nothing there. Theres a bit of a sweet malt character but thats it. I honestly dont remember the last time I had an IPA lacking any kind of hop aroma. Anyway on to the taste. So hopefully things change here but no they dont. I do get some bitter hop mouthfeel here but nothing that screams IPA to me. If I ordered this beer without knowing it was supposed to be an IPA, there would be no way I would know. Really lacking. Sweet malt once again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decent carbonation, and like I said above, there was a good amount of bitter mouthfeel here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
On tap at brewery tasting room
Aroma: straight clean hop character. Proper well balanced with malty notes. 7+.
Appearance: amber with medium plus top.3+
Palate / Taste: clean medium bodied bitter ale. Straightforward IPA , none of harshness , drinkable bitter approach. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3040) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with almost no head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium, beige head. Herbal/earthy hop aromas. Flavor is a blend of caramel and mild hops. Grassy hop finish with a hint of soap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Tap at VA Beach Craft Beer Festival. Pours hazy orange/copper with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, dank hops, fruity esters, grapefruit, passion fruit and cookie malt. Flavor is malty with medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters, earthy, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Sampled on draft at the brewery on 7/15/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of earthy notes and herbal hops. The taste is caramel and earthy hops. A bit of a lingering hop burn. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Light amber, good head. Light earthy hop aroma. Caramel accented flavor. Much like an amber in almost every way, just not any real hop character. There is something lurking in the background that appears to be the very, very early onset of an infection. Either that or something added a very unusual flavor that is exactly like that of an early onset infection. I really want this to be a good brewery, but...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6182) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Weak lilly aroma. cLear amber thick, yellow head, nice lace. not terribly intense, solidly floral. Grassy finish. nOt bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 ReRate..........Much better! The guys are really working hard and putting out some solid beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2660) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Yes this is getting one of the best ratings of beers ive had. The only thing lacking here, is that wonderful IPA smell. It is not for the IPA lover, but the IPA learner. Very mild, smooth, unique flavor. Not like any other IPA out there.. get it. Its more like a Tamed Hammerhead.

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