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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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MacTarnahanís Summer Grifterô is a limited edition IPA for the summer whose cunning malt taste and hefty hop aroma will steal your attention and disappear in a wink! Itís unique and thought provoking packaging depicts a mysterious character known by our brewers simply as "Clem", and whoís haunting stare is just intriguing enough to make you want to know a little more. Summer Grifter IPA, is a deliciously wayward ale, lurking wherever thirsts gather! Malts: 2 Row, Munich and Caramel Malts -- Hops: Chinook, CTZ,Cascade and Centenial. IBU: 54 -- ABV: 6.2%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
July 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Orange amber color with a white head. Caramel, malt, pine and floral aromas. Hops and citrus flavors with a nice dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber from Winco. Clear, orange-gold pour with a medium, off-white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is citrusy, with a touch of toast. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Orange rind, medium toast, light pine, tea, and lemon. Finish is medium and much of the same, if on the lightweight side. Overall, itís pretty lightweight and not as hop-forward as most left coast IPAs. Below average, even for a summer IPA. Much better out there and they are easy to find.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Portland, Or - Johnís Marketplace - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, off-white head, nice lacing. Fresh spruce aroma. Flavor has some nutty accents, some grapefruit bitterness, a hint of chocolate in the back end. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
22oz bomber courtesy of Tyler. Unfiltered orange-brown body, creamy off-white head. Pleasant grapefruit hop bitterness, not much dimension...gets soapier each sip. Rather subdued and boring for a new release in 2012. Not "off" and certainly tolerable, but the malts really have no depth, and the hops are boring too. Not one Iíd seek out.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (631) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 On tap at Pyramid Sacramento, medium disappearing head, amber color, decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Clear copper color. Fruity nose with some hop accent. Light to medium bodied IPA. Tart and crisp on entry with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Pleasant, but forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4100) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from the Wine Corner in Paia, Maui, 7/8/12

Aroma: The nose is slightly soapy, some light grass and citrus hops, and a little caramel
Appearance: The pour is a clear golden-orange with a creamy foam of white head and good lace
Flavor: The flavor is lightly sweet, mostly bitter hops, but without a great hop flavor profile
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a fairly soft carbonation, a lightly dry finish, and a slightly off finish
Overall Impression: This was not my favor example of the style. The nose was a little soapy and the hop profile wasnít the most impressive even though the bitterness is present. I didnít realize it was Pyramid at the time of purchase, but that isnít surprising after trying it...

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Translucent Orange-brown. Thick foamy white head. Malty ipa. Bitterness is gone quick. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours a dark orange color with a quickly disappearing tan head. Hoppy smell with a nice balance of hops and malt. Fairly light taste that would be good for a summer day or camping trip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours a nice golden amber color with some frothy foam that lasted throughout the beer which let some very nice lacing. Aroma was a floral hoppy scent. Taste of a citrus piney with some nutty notes. Not bad but not my favorite. Nice full filling.


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