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MacTarnahan's Amber Ale - Portland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

222 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
32 IBU

Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel
Hops: Cascade

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz : tulip

Clear, coppery orange with a foamy off white head, decent lacing.

Light citric hops backed by caramel, biscuit malts in both the nose and taste.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

I rated this fairly average across the board, because that is what it is. Easy drinking, unoffensive, but also fairly forgettable in this wide world of beers we live in.

vkv822, Mar 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ralphw56, Dec 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

BradMacMullin, Nov 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71%

akkwoody, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

stanale, Oct 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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2.38/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger cream colored head. Mediocre retention. No lacing. Copper color, high clarity.

S- Floral, aromatic hops. Brown sugar. Some light grassiness.

T- Muted hops, coppery flavor with a slight bitterness at the end. Ultimately very standard for an Amber.

M- Aggressive carbonation, light feel with a syrupy finish on the lips.

O- Might be an alright session beer, but not very impressive.

Murrhey, Aug 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

strongaf, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - transparent amber body under 3 fingers of foamy off-white head; moderate carbonation bubbles

S - prominent Cascade hops; hint of grain in the background; not impressive

T - bitter hops lead into biscuity grain in the middle, grapefruit and pine combine for a dry finish

M - highly-carbonated light body

O - MacTarnahan's Amber is mediocre at best. More substance to the body would help, as would more sweetness to keep those Cascade hops in check. Both the carbonation and the bitterness are unnecessarily high. In other words: more body, less fizz, and more flavor balance would improve this one.

lwillitz, Apr 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

shelby415, Feb 26, 2012
MacTarnahan's Amber Ale from Portland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.