RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
MacTarnahan’s Summer Grifter™ 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! It’s unique and thought provoking packaging depicts a mysterious character known by our brewers simply as "Clem", and who’s 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%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (2687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Translucent Orange-brown. Thick foamy white head. Malty ipa. Bitterness is gone quick. Smooth.

GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 19 May 2012 -- Bomber shared by Zac and Cheryl! Solid IPA. Awesome label art.

Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, 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.

TheRealMGD (555) - 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, it’s 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.

PorterPounder (8313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Portland, Or - John’s 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.

nuplastikk (6471) - 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 I’d seek out.

Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 On tap at Pyramid Sacramento, medium disappearing head, amber color, decent.

Aml42000 (625) - 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.

ben4321 (6769) - 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 wasn’t the most impressive even though the bitterness is present. I didn’t realize it was Pyramid at the time of purchase, but that isn’t surprising after trying it...

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.

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