Shark Attack

California
United States
Port Shark Attack Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Port Brewing Company's double red ale, Shark Attack is a classic west coast-style Imperial Red Ale brewed with Crystal Malts, Centennial and Cascade Hops. A smooth malty beer with a generous hop character, Shark Attack finishes out with sweet caramel hints and spicy hops.

Profile

ABV: 
9.5%
IBUs: 
75
Served at: 
48 - 52˚ F
Hops: 
Cascade, Centennial
Malts: 
Crystal
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

There is an intense hop aroma that includes citrus, grapefruit, pine resin, spice, and even a little marmalade. It is not an all hop show though. The malt aroma includes toast and a lot of caramel. The flavor is a parade of hops and malt. Due to the intense hop flavor I was expecting a huge bitter finish like a red Imperial IPA. I was surprised when there was a more subtle bitterness than I was expecting. Despite the malt complexity there was just enough sweetness to keep the beer from having a totally dry finish. The body is medium-full with a substantial alcohol warmth without an overly bitter finish.