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Steelhead Brewing — Irvine
(Closed)
4175 Campus Drive
Irvine CA 92612
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Notes

Visited: February 13, 1996

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 900 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Luke Welsh, Teri Fahrendorf

Updated: December 17, 2013

Beer List

    • Date: February 13, 1996 (#1302)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-amber clear, OK head. Lots o'caramel aroma. Caramel flavor, hops...musty. Not impressed at all.

    • Date: February 13, 1996 (#1301)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber. Spicy aroma. Very spicy flavor. Some malt, but VERY spicy hops!
    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1266)
      Package: draught
      Place: American Craft Brewers Academy, Torrance CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber-brown, good head. Big spicy hop nose. Good body and crystal flavor. Real Good spicy hop flavor and bitter finish. Dry hopped with Cascades. Michael Jackson notes, "If I want a good IPA, I come to America for it. I can't find it in Britain."

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    • Date: February 13, 1996 (#1300)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Gold opaque, OK head. Malty nose, hint of wheat. Bitter-fruity late, malty, wheat flavor OK.

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: February 13, 1996 (#1303)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red clear. Not black...red. Lots o'coffee aroma. Thick, smooth, coffee flavor.
    • Date: February 11, 1996 (#1273)
      Package: hand-pumped
      Place: American Craft Brewers Academy, Torrance CA
      Score: 18½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Served from a poly-cube. Pretty black. Good brown head, but huge bubbles. Coffee, roasty, not as "up-yer-nose" as Rogue Shakespeare Stout (16-1271). Big coffee flavor. Real Smooth and Silky. Nice sweet touch in middle. Smooth coffee finish. On the subject of Stouts, Michael Jackson says that Whitbread is introducing an Oyster Stout on St.Valentines Day, and is promoting it as an aphrodisiac.

  • American-Style Pale Ale

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