Port Brewing “Shark Attack” Double Red Ale

     Every now and again, I come across a beer that makes me think a little bit. I like to pay attention to what I drink and appreciate it, maybe pick it apart a little. However, I love when a beer makes me raise an eyebrow, and expands my mind for that style of beer. I had such a beer cross my palate recently. I have had many Red Ales in my time as a beer enthusiast. I like Reds. Although I have never found myself going out of my way to seek them out. In the eclectic package of West Coast brews I received via beer trade with Bianca From AGirlandHerBeer.com (@Twitter), was a 1pt 6oz bottle of Red Ale that was a bit of a game changer for me.
     The beer was Port Brewing’sShark Attack” Double Red Ale. It poured a hazy deep reddish amber, garnished with a two finger thick khaki colored head. The aroma was playfully sweet, with malt, honey, caramel, vanilla, spices and hops. The taste seemed big on the hops at first and then was balanced out by an oaky honey-vanilla characteristic. The finish was long, spicy and smooth, with a hint of orange peel. The mouthfeel was full and creamy. Overall this was a big robust beer that I won’t soon forget! This beer has made me want to try more Reds out there and see what I can find local to me that is comparable or maybe even better… maybe! Here’s to Good Beers!
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3 Responses to Port Brewing “Shark Attack” Double Red Ale

  1. Bianca says:

    I’m glad you liked it!

  2. I really like the red ales, and I _would_ actively go out of my way to pursue them. A lot of American microbrew IPA’s these days just seem to go way overboard on the hops, like they’re trying to outdo one another, and I don’t care for that. But I also like something a little stronger than the standard lager. I find that the reds float my boat just right.

    If this one’s as good as you say, I’ll be looking for it. I recently tried Southern Oregon Brewing’s Woodshed Red and it was one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Maybe you’d like that one too, if you liked this. (Though surprisingly it looks like I am in the minority.)

  3. BrewThusiast says:

    @Ol’ Beer-Lover Sean, I do love the over abundance of hops in IPA’s. However I do appreciate other ingredients in beer and especially the balance between ingredients within the styles of beer. I try to float freely between the beer styles. I must say that Until this beer I have neglected Red Ales. I highly doubt that Southern Oregon’s Woodshed Red is available to me here in Jersey, But if I ever find myself in a place where it is available, I will grab it! Cool Site and Thanks for Dropping the Suggestion. Cheers!

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