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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Rich, amber hue and full-bodied flavor begin with roasted, domestic caramel malt. Itís sweetness is then tempered with genuine Cascade hops, which are added again at the end of the boil for a distinctive, citric-floral aroma.
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Canned version brewed/canned by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/ShowBrewer.asp?BrewerID=721>Pacific Western Brewing.

alogan97's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Light aroma, not distinctive. Cloudy brown appearance. Watery hops taste, but goes does easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry bready malt and very light restrained hopping. Flavour is identical, very clean and easy-drinking, but uninspiring. Bready malt, a touch of caramel and light hop resins. Decently made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
22 oz bottle in Oregon. Deep amber colored body with an excellent head. More hops than malts in both the aroma and the flavor. Mildly bitter. Fruity hops with a faint bready background. Medium-light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Popoff91 (94) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2016
22-ounce bottle poured into a pilsner glass. This particular bottle was listed as Portland Brewing MacTarnahanís Amber Ale, with the Portland Brewing standing out much more than the rest of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donandres (355) - , Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
From tap to glass at the brewery in Seattle Appearance: amber dark orange, minimal head, some lacing Aroma: Fruity Taste: Bitter, Sweet, nice initial taste, but can improve on the follow through Mouth feel: A bit carbonated Overall: Good beer for light drinking Drank: February 22, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is malty, toasty, Flavour also malts, aand caramel and sweet. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a creamy tab head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of straw and hay with a bit of sweet grain underlying. Flavor has lots of straw with a bit of hay and a hint of grains backing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CVBis007 (54) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Poured out of a 22oz bottle a slightly hazy copper with a light head. The aroma is light, sweet and fruity. The low bitterness adds some weight on your tongue, and I swear I taste apricots. Too mellow for my tastes, but a better than average amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (1932) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. A: Cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Lacing. N: Biscuit, earth, pine, peppercorn, cracker, damp leaves. Hint of grapefruit. T: Heartily bitter. Some sweetness. Surprisingly hearty. M: Creamy, medium body. Light carbonation. No alcohol burn. O: Surprisingly bitter amber ale. Not too shabby if not totally complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"pleasant enough, fresh and refreshing. itís not among the best, but itís not something iím ashamed to order. nice malty backbone with a nice floral hop balance."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/21/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hops and dark/bready malt; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly thin mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid amber ale. Well balanced citrus hop and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Could use some more flavor and body, but pretty enjoyable otherwise.

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