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MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter - Portland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: 2 Row, Munich and Caramel Malts
Hops: Chinook, CTZ, Cascade and Centennial
IBU: 54
ABV: 6.2%

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-19-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

twelveinches, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bottle courtesy of Lubiere: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney notes from Cascade hops is dominating. Taste is also dominated by strong citrus and piney notes from the Cascades hops as well as some dry caramel notes. Body is bit thin for style with good carbonation. I guess this was an OK overall experience though nothing to write home about.

Phyl21ca, Oct 31, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

Hazy golden color, a little bit bright. Definitely the grapefruit type of aroma, would have wished for more complexity to it.

More grapefruit, a very bitter ipa, this one definitely has its hop game, but the bitterness is a little too one dimensional without a floral hop presence, its just, dare I say, gratingly harsh, in a nice way, but it would be a very good ipa if it could somehow get some hop mouthfeel upped v. the bitterness in and of itself. Malt body seems fine, maybe more caramel would drown out the one sided bitterness.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 16, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Had this poured from a bottle. The hops in this beer taste very very fresh (right off the vine taste) and set it firmly above other local IPAs I have had. Fruity smell and flavor, very clear (no cloudiness) orange color, and light feel. Head comprised of big white bubbles.

I'm just disappointed there isn't more of of it!

brokennedy120, Aug 16, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured this in a pint glass.

Smells of pine, oranges, dank hops.

Appearance clear good orange color. Clear, 1 good solid finger of foam. Superb lacing.

Tastes of pine, slight malt flavor (Munich), slightly sweeter than i like in a IPA, a touch of caramel.

Body is medium.

I would buy another 6er for sure.

sqquuee, Jul 17, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

App: dull dark orange amber with a fine thick 1 inch head. Head leaves ample lacing

Aroma: fresh NW hops with. Lots of grapefruit and citrus zest

Flavor: crisp hop bitterness. Loads of hops hiding pale sweetness from the malt in the back of the flavor. Dry and fresh with only slight bitterness left in the end of the drink

MF: Medium bodied with no coating or thickness. Smooth and not so hopped-out that it is impossible to have more than one

ebrauser, Jul 06, 2011
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%

Clear orange copper. Tight offwhite cap. Sticky waves of lace.

Spicy resins and pine. Toasted bread and caramel. Slightly muted overall. Above average, but not enough to bump up.

Rush of biting citrus and pine. Rolling caramel sweetness and toasted bread. Spicy resin and pine moderate bitterness.

Some drying and some stickiness. Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.

Refreshing tasty summer IPA. Wont blow you away, but a decent sessionable IPA.

CHILLINDYLAN, Feb 09, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +22%

One of my all time favorite inexpensive IPA's nice godlen orange color, creamy head, nice lace, good mouthfeel good hop parings w/ just the right semi-doughy malt flavor combine for a very very drinkable beverage. It's not just a breakfast food anymore.

This is my go to when the cornies blow!

Z1, Vantucky,WA

Zarn, Nov 12, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Picked this up at Brewforia in Meridan, ID on a road trip. 12oz stubby.
A) Pours with a big, two finger head that sticks around. Creamy, tight, sticky lacing. Subtle haze. Upward carbonation. Amber in color.
S) Orange. Caramel. Pleasant floral aroma. The aroma induces mouth watering.
T) A well balanced combination of malt and hops. Sweet citrus flavors. Sturdy caramel, nutty tones. Finishes with a brown sugar sweetness along with some floral tones... Heather-esque?
M) Medium body. Smooth. Creamy.
D) A delicious brew! I'd have another... if only I had picked up two bottles on that road trip!

u2carew, Nov 08, 2010
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MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter from Portland Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.