MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter | Portland Brewing Company

MacTarnahan's Summer GrifterMacTarnahan's Summer Grifter
BA SCORE
41.8%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 55 ratings
MacTarnahan's Summer GrifterMacTarnahan's Summer Grifter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Summer

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
55
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
11.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little bit of that bright yellow hazy beer, less than wheat genre. Aroma hit all the C hop vibes.

Plenty of bitterness here, those CTZ hops don't mess around. Hits around that 60 ibu/6% range. While there is caramel/crystal malt, this is one of those rare occurrences where maybe more of it would have been better.

Decent stuff, not gonna knock the pants off anyone, basic c hop ipa, with the addition of the relatively newer CTZ.

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Photo of Porterofotb
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of dshansen1184
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Metaltildeath
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of e-MoNeY
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of MikeB91c
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of confusedidols
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of 59rockabilly
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of edwardkersh
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SargeC
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of caseyoharaa
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of CoryR
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of brokennedy120
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of sqquuee
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ebrauser
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter from Portland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.8% out of 100 with 55 ratings
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