philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
Portland Brewing Company--MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--The Original Portland Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear thin light bright golden color. Mild lace CO2 head. Crisp tangy floral hop front. Tangy dry mild sweet caramel tart citrus butter body. Tangy clean balanced earthy hop citrus spice end. Pils Ale. Sampled 7/17/2003.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--The Original Portland Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV.--25 IBU’s.? (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Clear bright light golden color. Mild lacy head. Mild floral Pils hop front. Smooth crisp mild sweet caramel lemon butter Pils body. Clean balanced mild hop citrus end. Mild well made crisp brew. Sampled 6/1/2004. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with rapidly dissipating white head that didn’t leave any lace. Smells of malty caramel, soy sauce, and sprucy hops. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Flavor was similar to the aroma, but without the soy sauce. Slight hop bitterness. Okay, but nothing to write home about. SudsMcDuff (8466) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Poured with small nice sized head, then all gone..a yellow colour straight up, smells very faintly of lemons and syrup. non bittered really, a lack luster beer here. clean aftertaste though. marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Slight barnyard aroma. Grassy. Light golden color with quickly diminishing head. Oily consistency. Flavor is ok but not great. Average flavor and finish. IndianaRed (4933) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle Pours a clear very pale yellow with a nice bright white head and lots of bubbles coming up. Aroma is a bit soapy and moderately bitter hops. Tastes of a very pale ale. Somt light malts and I suppose a balance of hops but pretty low on both sides. Papery stale quick aftertaste then just light fairly sweet malt trailer. Quite fizzy, and overal nearly Pale Lagerish.
JPDIPSO (6261) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Dark golden color with a moderate diminishing off-white head. Sweet corn, grass, lightly toasted malt, grapes, hint of pine pitch and honey in the scents. Grains and stomach acid flavors. Corn husks and light sweet white grapes also join in the mix. A boring APA at best. sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2006
Pours a slightly off-gold, almost no head. Aroma is fairly balanced, caramel, grapefruit, and a slight lemony aroma. Flavor is citric, somewhat balanced by mild hops. Overly carbonated, methinks. Very light and quaffable. Would be good on a hot day. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle. Hazy wit-like body, small white head. Light shortbread sweetness in the aroma topped with musty orange and herb. Zippy orange citrus flavor with very light pale malt underneath. Bitter orange rind finish. A very flavorful and refreshing pale. walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2006
from the bottle. poured a yellow to golden with a white head that left some lacing. aroma, hops, grainy, musty, grass and not much else going on. flavor, weak hops, got some skunkyness, with a touch of citrus. thegreenrooster (4512) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pour is a bright golden with a small white head. Aroma has some hops and grains. Flavor is just the right amount of hops to put this over the top. Everything else is pretty much light and non-existiant. Still worth the time to find this one.