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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2003
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Murky orange. Good malty thick palate with a spicey hop bite at the end. A good NW pale ale, which seems to be a style of its own... all similar to Full Sail Pale Ale. Big sour peach and grapefruit finish. Very good. Ive had it when it was poor and Ive had it when it was fantastic.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Cloudy amber. Light and creamy texture. Malts were light and slightly sweet (cookie). Flowery hop aromas and flavors; mild bitterness. Rather acidic and a little astringent. Drinkable, but it didn't do much for me at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 sorta deep amber color..thin head..sweet and candyish with a malty profile and maybe a tad tangy at times..but..boring nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2481) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Ok had to go home to the wife..but bought this to go in the 22 oz bottle ( brown). Very nice looking ale , when poured carefully ( this seems to be unfiltered, loads of yeast at the bottom of the bottle)..nice light brownish almost glows small but persistant off white head..nice carbonation. Nice aroma of malts hits my nose fast and stays..its fresh at leat. Taste is very balanced indeed..first there is the sweetness of the malts then the hops appear suddenly to give bitterness..very good. Very good on the palaye smooth . Very drinkable..i could drink quite a few in a sitting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Hazy copper color, sweet malts but the hops win out. This is just nice and balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3428) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Draft @ Kennedy school: Sweet hops nose. Hazy amber color. Little head.Lite roast carmel flavor. Medium bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Oregon beers are begining to impress me. Hammerhead is no exception. The pale ale is very balanced. The hoppieness is delightful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Medium copper color, slightly cloudy. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops and a touch of malts. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Nicely balanced. Sweet, but with a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is slightly bitter with a touch of floral hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2003
An amber hue with a white diminished head. The aroma is like a sweeter grapefruit juice. The flavor is hoppy with grapefruit and good bitterness. Nice body.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - FEB 20, 2003
Cascade hoppiness dominates - a good pale ale. Well balanced although the crispness or carbonation seemed inconsistent from pint to pint.


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