Steelhead Brewing Co. Reviews




thorongil2
3.1
Steelhead Double Play IPA
(Tap) clear, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
3.1
Steelhead Guava-licius IPA
(Tap) hazy, bright yellow orange colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, honey; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
3.3
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA
(Tap) hazy bright orange colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
2.9
Steelhead Finnegans Wake
(Tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, nuts; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
2.7
Steelhead Grateful Red
(Tap) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small white head; faint aroma of honey; weak, balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
2.8
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red
(Tap) clear, bright orange amber colour with a small white head; aroma of honey, jam; balanced, simple flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
2.7
Steelhead Broadway Blonde
(Tap) bright yellow orange colour with a small white head; slight aroma of flowers; alanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
Sunday, May 7, 2017

thorongil2
2.2
Steelhead Hazy Hef
(Tap) served with a wedge of a lemon..... cloudy orange, small white head; slight mineral aroma after lemon is removed, neutral balanced flavour, long light bitter finish, not sure why they call it a hefeweizen....
Sunday, May 7, 2017

slowrunner77
2.9
Steelhead Unforgivable Darkness
Under the McKenzie Brewing in the bottle. Spicy bitterness with light pine. Some roast. Past it’s prime for sure but not a complete waste like the IIPA. A clear bottled on or best by date would be great.
Monday, December 5, 2016

slowrunner77
1.9
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex
Copper orange color. Meaningless to the consumer date code was not looked at by the friend who was nice enough to pick this up for me. mckenzie brewing 345 G 1302 2014 I assume that’s the year at the end, as this smells and tastes way past it’s prime, smelling like a Barleywine and tasting like bitter ass. Wish I knew the store, cause the cascadian dark ale also has 2014 at the end. Yay! Drainpour. I wouldn’t hold it against them (maybe the retailer and distributor) if they just dated their stuff so the average consumer could decipher it, but they didn’t.
Monday, December 5, 2016

batneil
3.2
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red
Nice red ale. Slight maltiness and nice level of fizz. Nicely drinkable beer. (K)
Monday, November 21, 2016

douglas88
3.7
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA
Bomber listed as McKenzie Brewing. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a small white head. A big fruity nose. Herbal tea, marmalade, soft floral hops, oranges. Quite nice. Very sweet. Enjoyable.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Reid
3.1
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red
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
3.5
Steelhead Keller Kolsch
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
2
Steelhead Hazy Hef
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
3
Steelhead Finnegans Wake
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
4.4
Steelhead Unforgivable Darkness
Really dark. Really strong. Someone could do me a favor and fix up this beer entry.
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ferris
3.7
Steelhead Hopasaurus Rex
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
3.4
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA
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
3.6
Steelhead Bulldog Premium Stout
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
3.4
Steelhead Steel-Leader Lager
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
3.2
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale
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
3.1
Steelhead Orange Wheat
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
2.8
Steelhead Double Play IPA
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 6, 2015

nickd717
2.7
Steelhead Downtown Kiva Brown
Draft at B’game 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 6, 2015

nickd717
3.1
Steelhead McFaddins Oatmeal Stout
Draft at the B’game 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 6, 2015

nickd717
2.7
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red
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 6, 2015

nickd717
2.3
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA
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 6, 2015

nickd717
2.5
Steelhead Broadway Blonde
Draft at the B’game 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 6, 2015

nickd717
2.1
Steelhead Hairy Weasel Hefe
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 6, 2015

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

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

bpreo
1.9
Steelhead Anniversary Rye ESB
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
3.3
Steelhead Keller Kolsch
Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Tastes like it was made right. Sampled it tonight at the Brewpub.
Monday, June 29, 2015

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

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

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

BeerdedDave
3.5
Steelhead Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
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
3.4
Steelhead Raging Rhino Red
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
2.5
Steelhead Hefeweizen
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
3.7
Steelhead Frostys Best Bitter
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
3.8
Steelhead Double Play IPA
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
3.9
Steelhead Chocolate Kiss
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
2.9
Steelhead Broadway Blonde
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
3.6
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA
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
3
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale
Steelhead St. Bernard Brown Ale (AKA McKenzie St. Bernard Brown Ale). Smells like dog drool.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Salmoniform
3.4
Steelhead Bombay Bomber IPA
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
3.3
Steelhead OSullivan Stout
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 3, 2014

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

bpreo
2.8
Steelhead Twisted Meniscus IPA
I wouldn’t 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