Portland Brewing Company (Pyramid - North American Breweries) Reviews




Listigovers
3.2
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Clear golden pour with a slightly spicy hop aroma. Very nice smooth palate and bready malts, slight sweetness, not bad.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

rosskyle
3.1
Portland Pale Ale
Served on tap at the thirsty pig. Cloudy orange color with a white head. Citrus tropical fruit hops aroma. Grain malt hops aroma. Grain up front malt middle with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 21, 2016

stevoj
3.1
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
Bottle from Bi-Mart in Baker City. Pours out amber with thick fluffy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and candy sugar. Works in aroma, but in taste and finish becomes a bit cloying. Sweet malt underlies the whole beer, making for a sugary experience.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
On tap at the taphouse pub boise. pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. nose is grain light floral earthy hop. taste is more of the grainy corn almost grassy and earth hops.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

IndianaRed
2.8
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
On Tap Clear deep golden. Thin but fine and tight off white head. PLenty of IBU bite but not much fresh hop flavor. Dry and a quick finish. Srange papery bitterness at the end.
Friday, April 22, 2016

tlind2
3.3
Portland Brewing IPA
Bottle@Space Needle, Seattle. Slightly cloudy amber color, lasting off-white head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor with resin, grapefruit and some chalky notes. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

tatinek
3.2
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
Just finished the last 12oz bottle of a six pack. I generally donít prefer Belgian style. This beer has an interesting mildly spicy flavor. Iím not sure what I am tasting, maybe faint coriander with a similar aroma. It pours a great reddish amber which is clear and has a moderate one finger head with minimal lacing. This is a nice pleasant change for an occasional beer.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Popoff91
2.8
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
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.
Friday, April 01, 2016

Squizzle
3.8
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
The best thing about this beer was the taste. Its a nice flavored red and easy to enjoy. I got it from Rayís in a 22 oz bottle. Drank it with a buddy at my house after an electronic show.
Monday, March 14, 2016

dnstone
2.8
MacTarnahans Ink Blot Baltic Porter
Coffee-brown in color with some off-white head that settles off. Roasty aroma, with some aging notes. Light roasty flavor.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

brokensail
2.4
The Governator Ale
Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Fucken hell. Thanks for sharing, Bobby. Cloudy orange colored beer with some white foam. A great example of oxidation... A ton of cardboard and just a mess of sugar and old hops. Some sweet orange peel, nut shells, and leaves. Kind of papery and dusty, too. Maybe a little goopy and toasty. Scroll past this one, kids.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

phaleslu
2.5
The Governator Ale
22 oz. bottle shared by t0rin0 at the RB Best Awards - thanks again, Bobby, for this bizarre, completely rotted garbage! Supposedly this was a no-no after it hit shelves, which is pretty funny. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head that quickly settles into a ring. Notes of cardboard, peanuts, brown sugar, dead leaves, and some toast. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a thin, completely oxidized mouthfeel. Itís old as hell, but so is Arnold.
Friday, February 26, 2016

donandres
2.9
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
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
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

altonbrownd
3.4
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is malty, toasty, Flavour also malts, aand caramel and sweet. Nice bitter finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

altonbrownd
3.1
Portland Brewing IPA
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice golden and orange body with slight head. Nose hops and pine. Taste of hops, caramel. A bit unbalanced.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

DSG
2.5
The Governator Ale
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Orange. Oxidation, fruits, caramel, sweet, a bit of alcohol.
Friday, February 12, 2016

Reid
3.7
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
22 oz bottle purchased from Walmart in S.Salem!!!!! $1.97 Pours a light amber. red colour with a lovely thick and creamy off white head. Aromas. of Belgian yeast esters, sour apple and green plums..very nice actually. , Taste is similar to the aromas..a bit more subdued though..but its there..has also some black pepper aspects that work well. Mouth feel is good..well carbonated with a dry finish..very good for style. A very good Belgian style for the price...amazing really for under $2 a bomber.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
3.5
Portland Brewing IPA
Rating #1631 - #CBC2015 Beer 15 - On tap at the Doubletree Hotel bar - Pours a golden amber, aromatics of grapefruit, orange, lemon rind. Medium carbonation, low medium alcohol warmth, Palate has a decent bitterness, malt backbone a little lacking.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sledutah
2.7
The Governator Ale
Bottle at the RBWG hotel share
Clear dark golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is cardboard and toasted malts. Taste is similar, bready and alcohols
Past its prime for sure

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

VsXsV
2.6
The Governator Ale
Bottle. Hazy light amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, cardboard and light port wine. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, earth grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Kinda flat and watery.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

djd07
2.1
The Governator Ale
Bottle thanks to Bobby. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy white head. Th aroma is bready malt and grain. Medium mouth, oxidized, toast, cardboard, dylan..you son of a bitch.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
2.4
The Governator Ale
22oz bottle pours out golden topped a small head. nose is old cardboard vegetables and sweetness. taste is more of the old cardboard vegetables and a total old mess.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ferris
2.2
The Governator Ale
Bottle - Old - Is old and tastes old. Oxidized mess, but fun to look at. thanks T0rin0.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

bpreo
3.1
Portland Brewing Raise the Roost
It has a great aroma, but the flavor itself just doesnít do it for me. Itís a shame.
Friday, January 29, 2016

deyholla
3.1
MacTarnahans Amber Ale (Macs Ale)
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.
Friday, January 01, 2016

donandres
3.3
MacTarnahans Blackwatch Cream Porter
12 oz poured in wine glass -with nuts Appearance: Deep dark brown color clear a bit hazyness Taste: Very good Smell Feel Overall: Very good beer but lacks the balance follow through in big porters
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

donandres
3.3
MacTarnahanís Noble Scot
12 oz bottle poured to wine glass Appearance: Deep dark brown color, clear, minimal head, minimal lacing Smell: Strong smell of alcohol, malts, grains Taste: Feel: not to much carbonation Overall: Good beer, but not something to look for
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

cblado
3.7
MacTarnahans Blackwatch Cream Porter
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick black color, nice tan head, some lacing. Aroma is roasted notes, caramel malt, some chocolate notes. Flavor is surprisingly crisp. Overall a very good porter. I would buy this again.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

OldMrCrow
2.9
Portland Brewing IPA
Bottle at a friendís place. Darker colored pour, malts pretty forward, basic resiny pine hops but not even a standout in that domain. Pretty mediocre.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

bpreo
2.9
Portland Brewing Rico Sauvie
Guilds Lake Series. Pumpkin! Sampled at the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 14th, 2015.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

SHIG
2.7
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Draft: Poured golden color with a white head. Aroma was light with some citrus. Taste was a clean fresh grain with some splash of citrus/pine. Pretty mellow.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

crossovert
2.1
MacTarnahans Full Bloom Craft Lager
650ml bottle for 2.99. Hazed golden pour, nondescript slightly citrusy lager tone. Flavor is sweet and acidy, orange, booze, acid. Really poorly done lager.
Thursday, September 03, 2015

hopdog
3.2
MacTarnahans Spine Tingler
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Fruity, spices, honey sweetness, and a bit of citrus.
Monday, August 31, 2015

cblado
3.3
MacTarnahanís Noble Scot
12 oz bottle. Labeled as Portland Brewingís "Noble Scot". Pours a reddish mahogany color. Thick off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is smoked malt. Flavor is sweet caramel, with hints of smoky peat. Overall a very drinkable beer.
Monday, August 24, 2015

tcon25
3.7
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Draft pour at safeco field, light golden pour, hop taste with some orange in there, nice head that last, solid beer here.
Monday, August 10, 2015

andrewje41
3
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Draft pour pint at the Safe. Pours a clear copper color with a thick cloud cover foam head. Bitter flavor. Hop forward flavor, but seems a little stale. Fruit hints toward the finish. Not bad.
Monday, August 10, 2015

andrewje41
3.3
Fire Station 5 Steam Pumper IPA
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a bright clear orange color with a lasting fizz head. Earthy hop aroma. Orange fruit, and hop forward flavor with a bitter finish. Orange flavor is a good highlight. Decent IPA.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

bhensonb
3.8
Portland Super S.M.A.S.H.
Tap at OBF 2015. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma seems citrus. Med body or better. Flavor is malt forward; citrus follows. Rather "rich". Seems "fresh". Finishes reasonably bitter. Well balanced.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

GreatDane1632
3
Portland Brewing Sling Shot Extra Pale Ale
Rated based on notes taken 30 June 2012 -- Not many notes. Good pale ale though.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Bacterial
3.4
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Sime refreshing and well crafted beer. Nice citrus hops with some pine in the finish. Slightly sweet finish with lingering bitterness. Twist off cap is kinda ghetto.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

seehaferb23
3.6
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
This is an interesting beer by Portland Brewing. It has a different palate then others that we have tasted. #beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

bhensonb
3.9
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Tap at the Pyramid Berkeley venue. Pours gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, hint of bread. Med body. Flavor is earthy/piney, citrus, mildly fruity, somewhat roasty bready malt. Solid flavors. Very tasty.
Sunday, June 07, 2015

rejtable
2.8
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Tap at Alehouse near Safeco. Pours clear orange no head some lacing. Nose is quiet. Flavours some light peach, very light grapefruit. Taste light/medium bitter, light sweet. Medium body lively carbonation.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

douglas88
3.5
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A big fruity biscuit nose. The flavor is big citrus, perfume, smooth sweet malty base. Easy going. Nice.
Friday, May 22, 2015

GreatDane1632
3.6
MacTarnahans Summer Grifter India Pale Ale
Rated based on notes taken 19 May 2012 -- Bomber shared by Zac and Cheryl! Solid IPA. Awesome label art.
Friday, May 15, 2015

bartzluke
3.6
MacTarnahans Goose Bump
8 oz pour into Spiegelau from room-temp bottle into stout glass. Black and mostly opaque. Moderate tan head with fairly quick dissipation. Medium body. Fairly creamy. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is nice. A subtle milk chocolate sweetness, a bit of coffee bitterness, some nice dark chocolate, a tiny bit of booze on the end. Quality imperial stout.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

aumentm
3.3
Portland Brewing IPA
Dark and broding. This is a hopped up beer with dark volume and a real complexity.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

rosenbergh
3.2
Portland Brewing IPA
22 oz bottle. From a gas station in Lincoln City, OR. Clear amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some bitterness and malty sweetness. The flavour is harsh hoppiness, sweetness and bitterness. Not the best IPA Portland (as a city) can offer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

bpreo
4.3
Portland Brewing Summer S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale
The description does not lie. This beer is very greasy, and itís delicious. Great with cheese.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LeeRoyDean
1.5
Pyramid Schonz
22 oz. bottle. Tastes uninteresting. Aroma is almost inviting. Barely a red. Best by date says 043015, its 042215 now, so maybe it was better 4 moís ago. I miss The Schonz, but I wonít miss this beer.
Friday, April 24, 2015