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Portland Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 08-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.84/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw colored yellow, average head. Aroma, even though they acknowledge there are "lager" hops in this, it still doesn't mean I shouldn't smell some hops. Devoid of hop aroma.

Taste is way underhopped, hops are just the wrong type here. Made for lager drinking non craft people. Lacks bitterness, hops, flavor, even malt kinda.

This beer has no reason to exist other than to give to people who don't like Cascade's barrel program.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Cascade Barrel House. Pours a finger of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is grain.
The taste is grainy with a mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with a medium body.
It's a nice and easy drinking brew.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A new batch made and on tap at Cascade February 27, 2015 - thus, not retired.

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Photo of PG2G
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jbaker67
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.05/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On tap at the Raleigh Hills Raccoon Lodge.

A pale golden yellow with a thin, white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks decent. The nose is utterly inoffensive. I don't smell the German pilsner, and I barely smell the noble hops (maybe some lemon?) Faintly grainy, moderately husky and utterly bland. The palate is no better. Opening mildly doughy, mildly grainy, faintly bitter and with a mild flavor of lemon, a little sweet. The finish is insipidly clean, lacking in any real flavor except for some bicarbonate, more than is necessary. What this does is that it wipes out the little flavor that can lift this beer out of mediocrity. Poor.

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Photo of Adidasakh
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of guajolote
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of UA8
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jh1982
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a light copper color with a small white cap

S: Some grains, light floral and fruits

T: A bit malty, little hops but some floral and fruit notes are detectable.

M: A bit light but chewy as well. Malt forward and nut your typical West Coast APA.

O: Average

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Photo of cbarrett4
2.08/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I think they just re-branded their Pale Ale...

Pours a nearly flat, clear, commercial copper hue, little head, no lace. Smells like an adjunct brew, no hops noticeable. Very cereal and grain driven nose and palate. Light body with no hops, very little going on. Nothing really screams good beer. Doesn't even really scream decent beer. It's like if Budweiser made an Ale or something. Stick with the sours guys, it's where your strengths lie.

On another note... they were selling these to go for half price. Go figure...

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Straw colored ale, made with lager hops. Can't really smell the german pilsner and noble hops.

Can't really taste much with this either. At 26 ibu, it seems to be an ale made for those who prefer adjunct lagers. Nonoffensive, nonadventurous, but decent. Can't say anything 'bad' about it.

Bought a bottle just for shits & grins, no difference on tap or in bottle.

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Portland Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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