raphael (1121) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly good. I sometimes refer to McMenamins as McMinimums, putting just enough to meet style expectations. On tap at the NW 23rd location. Full-bodied hop aroma, mostly citrus. Clear yellow with greenish tinge & wisps of white head. Smooht in the mouth with a decpetive thinness making this feel session-y but not at at 6.6. Hop flavor goes to the edge but not over, grapefruit with black pepper; you know there’s malt coz the hops aren’t running away. clean finish.