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104 McMenamins Beers I Have Tried
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8 Aug 2017Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUMcMenamins, OR & WA
I’m so sad that McMenamins seems to have given up on their seasonal Copper Moon this summer ... I was looking forward to it for months.
23 Jul 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBU23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, Portland, OR
Bought a $10 four-pack of 16 oz. cans to enjoy at home.
19 Jan 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUBagdad Theater, Portland, OR
Had two pints with hummus plate and popcorn during the Star Wars: Rogue One movie.
17 Jun 2017Hawthorne Kölsch • 5.0% ABV • 22 IBUBagdad Theater Pub @ Bagdad Theater, Portland, OR
A pretty nice Kölsch ... has a good taste ... I would get it again!
8 Sep 2016Pilgrimage Pale Ale • 4.8% ABV • 41 IBUBarley Mill Pub, Portland, OR
I’m not so convinced this time! I had forgotten that I had tried it before, but last time I liked it better. It’s OK, but not great ... different ... and you know what that means!
17 Jun 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUBarley Mill Pub, Portland, OR
Like I said last time, when nothing else on the beer list sounds good, thank goodness Hammerhead is always there!
15 Aug 2017Puffer Pale Ale • 4.9% ABV • 29 IBUBarley Mill Pub, Portland, OR
I don’t taste the citrus flavor very much at all, but it seems quite grassy. I don’t think I would order this again.
20 Jun 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUBlack Rabbit House @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
I like this beer, one of my new McMenamins favorites.
8 Jul 2017Jam Session ISA • 4.8% ABV • 26 IBUBlack Rabbit Restaurant and Bar @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
It was the last day of being beer of the week, so I decided to get it again, at the reduced price.
23 May 2016Pole Ax (high gravity) • 7.5% ABV • 18 IBUBoon's Treasury, Salem, OR
For the type of beer it is, it was good!
25 Jul 2016Black Rabbit Porter • 6.0% ABV • 14 IBUBoon's Treasury, Salem, OR
Got a whole growler full ... half a gallon ... that’s way too much of this beer ... I don’t want to drink this again!
20 Mar 2017Irish Stout (nitro) • 4.9% ABV • 38 IBUBoon's Treasury, Salem, OR
Gotta enjoy it while it’s still available!
11 Apr 2017Irish Stout (nitro) • 4.9% ABV • 38 IBUBoon's Treasury, Salem, OR
9 Aug 2017Vulcan IPA • 6.1% ABV • 27 IBUBoon's Treasury, Salem, OR
Not the most tasty IPA I’ve had ... I like Sunflower IPA much better. As the description says, it’s different from a normal IPA ... perhaps it’s more floral than citrusy. I love the Vulcan name, but would not order it again.
28 Jun 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUBroadway Pub, Portland, OR
Yep, I like it!
12 Dec 2016Redshirt Session Ale • 4.3% ABV • 30 IBUBroadway Pub, Portland, OR
The name and description refer to Star Trek ... I didn’t realize it at the time! I really liked this beer ... similar to my beloved Lompoc Proletariate Red, but not as hoppy ... I would definitely get it again!
15 Sep 2016Mojave Trail Finder Pale Ale • 5.2% ABV • 30 IBUCedar Hills Pub, Beaverton, OR
Better than the Blue Rider Pale Ale I had right before it, but still, pretty weak and not much taste ... it’s OK, but I wouldn’t get it again.
8 Sep 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUChapel Pub, Portland, OR
8 Sep 2016Vanilla Terminator • 5.8% ABV • 27 IBUChapel Pub, Portland, OR
Tried a sample (but forgot to take a picture, so I “borrowed” this one) ... too ‘special’! Yuck!
16 Jul 2016Cerberus Wild Ale • 6.2% ABV • 13 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
It’s OK ... it’s pretty lemony-sour ... great if you want alcoholic lemon drops!
16 Jul 2016Orange Sunshine • 5.1% ABV • 13 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Brewfest sample ... I don’t generally like fruit beers, but it’s OK ... pretty orangey, duh!
16 Jul 2016Summertime Dark Farmhouse Ale • 6.5% ABV • 17 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
OK, but I wouldn’t get it again... maybe a bit too hoppy, even though it has a low IBU. Good thing I had a pulled-pork sandwich and chips to help it along!
15 Jul 2017Sunflower IPA • 6.7% ABV • 29 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Bought a 4-pack of 16 oz cans to enjoy at home.
15 Jul 2017Squirtie Pale Ale • 6.2% ABV • 57 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
It was pretty good, just slightly hoppy, but not very much ... I would get again ... a bit like Sunflower IPA.
15 Jul 2017Creekside Cream Ale • 4.6% ABV • 12 IBUCornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Not so great ... kinda like a Pilsner with a bit of milk flavor added, just like the description says. I would definitely NOT get again, even though it wasn’t terrible.
5 Jul 2016Nebraska Bitter • 4.5% ABV • 20 IBUCorvallis 3rd Street Pub, Corvallis, OR
Pretty good, perhaps just slightly bland ... maybe I like stronger beers after all! I don't know why it’s called Bitter, because there doesn’t seem to be anything bitter about it.
8 Oct 2016Monroe Oktoberfest • 5.8% ABV • 22 IBUCorvallis 3rd Street Pub, Corvallis, OR
Pretty good, not bland, not too hoppy ... I would have again next Oktoberfest.
9 Dec 2016Kind Sister Wheat • 4.0% ABV • 16 IBUCorvallis 3rd Street Pub, Corvallis, OR
Pretty good ... light and refreshing without being watery. But I like Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen better. Thank goodness it’s not a German wheat beer ... NO bananas!!! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture, so I “borrowed” this one.
10 Aug 2017Dave’s Dunkle • 4.4% ABV • 13 IBUCorvallis 3rd Street Pub, Corvallis, OR
It was OK ... not bad, not great ... slightly bland while citrusy at the same time ... more of a lemon juice citrusy than hop citrusy. I’ve had better, and I’ve had worse. The IBU 13 seems accurate ... I would not get it again.
25 Oct 2015Hillsdale 30th Anniversary Ale • 4.5% ABV • 38 IBUCourtyard Restaurant @ Kennedy School, Portland, OR
Very nice, a light, blonde ale ... very good!
15 Aug 2017Eazy Brii-zy Kölsch • 5.0% ABV • 24 IBUCourtyard Restaurant @ Kennedy School, Portland, OR
The color is a pretty, light, translucent yellow. As the description says, there is a bit of a tang finish. It’s fairly good ... pretty good ... tasty but not strong. There are probably other Kölsch I like better — such as Confessional Kölsch and Occidental Kölsch and Ordnance Kölsch — but this isn’t bad. I liked this one better than the Ships Ahoy Wheat that I had 90 minutes before.
8 Aug 2016Firefly Kölsch • 4.6% ABV • 16 IBUEast 19th Street Café, Eugene, OR
Slightly watery, but pretty good for IBU 16 ... the Confessional Kölsch is much better.
15 Aug 2017Ships Ahoy Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 36 IBUEast Vancouver Brewpub, Vancouver, WA
This is the 100th different beer I have tried at McMenamins! An OK wheat ... pretty good, but not great ... somewhat bland. It has a bit of a weird, astringent aftertaste ... maybe that’s the rye ... I haven’t had much success with rye beers. Widmer Brothers Hefe is still my favorite wheat beer.
8 Jul 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUEdgefield, Troutdale, OR
Bought a 24-pack case of 16 oz cans to enjoy at home.
6 May 2017Red Riser IPA • 6.5% ABV • 45 IBUFireside Bar @ Old St Francis School, Bend, OR
It was OK, not too hoppy, but it was the least favorite of the three samples I tried, so I decided not to order a pint. For a red ale, I don’t think you can do better than Lompoc Brewing’s Proletariat Red Ale.
6 May 2017Wildflower Wheat • 5.0% ABV • 23 IBUFireside Bar @ Old St Francis School, Bend, OR
This was pretty good, with a nice floral flavor, as the description said. It was definitely my first chamomile beer! I would get it again.
6 May 2017Scot’s Harp Scottish Export 80 • 5.2% ABV • 19 IBUFireside Bar @ Old St Francis School, Bend, OR
This was pretty good, I suppose I would get it again. I ordered it at the Fireside Bar but drank it at O’Kanes Bar at the other end of the property because O’Kanes has a very limited tap selection. This beer went great with the stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeños I enjoyed on the O’Kanes patio.
1 Aug 2016Bricktop ESB (Extra Special Bitter)  • 5.4% ABV • 40 IBUFulton Pub and Brewery, Portland, OR
It was extra special! This beer was pretty good ... a nice taste without being overpowering. I would definitely get it again! Really good!!! One of the best McMenamins beers! Only at this location!
25 Aug 2016Sunflower IPA • 6.7% ABV • 29 IBUGrand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
Bought a 22 oz. bomber bottle and drank it in my truck ... a bit IPAish, but really pretty good! I think the IBU is more like twice the stated 29. Still, I liked it so much that I bought a $60 case of 12 bomber bottles!
15 Jun 2016Pilgrimage Pale Ale • 4.8% ABV • 41 IBUGreenway Pub, Tigard, OR
Pretty good, I would get it again.
28 Jun 2016Nebraska Bitter • 4.5% ABV • 20 IBUGreenway Pub, Tigard, OR
Pretty good, I need to try it again ... the pool game was distracting my taste buds!
26 Jun 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUHighland Pub and Brewery, Gresham, OR
Yet again, Hammerhead saves the day!
1 Aug 2016Lizbie Browne (nitro) • 5.1% ABV • 28 IBUHillsdale Brewery and Public House, Portland, OR
OK, but a bit on the watery side (28 IBU) ... I don’t think I would have it again.
12 Aug 2017Summer Soulstice Wheat • 5.0% ABV • 29 IBUHillsdale Brewery and Public House, Portland, OR
Came with a slice of orange ... a nice variation on a lemon slice. This wheat beer is pretty good, and as you might expect, the orange slice adds a bit of orange taste. It is WAY better than the banana wheat I had at the New Tourist Bar earlier in the day! I would get this again.
25 Oct 2015Ruby Ale • 4.0% ABV • 5 IBUHonors Bar @ Kennedy School, Portland, OR
It was OK, but not great ... I would not get it again.
23 Jul 2016CopperHead • 5.5% ABV • 44 IBUHotel Oregon Pub @ Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, OR
Pretty good!
23 Jul 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUHotel Oregon Pub @ Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, OR
Bought a $51 case of twelve 22 oz. bomber bottles to enjoy at home.
17 May 2016Haymaker Gold • 5.0% ABV • 16 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
It was good ... I would try it again!
16 Jul 2016Snow Fly Honey Rye • 4.9% ABV • 34 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Citrusy like they said ... pretty good.
8 Nov 2016After the Gold Rush • 5.2% ABV • 29 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Just tried a small sample (but forgot to take a picture, so I “borrowed” this one) ... kinda weak ... was this Budweiser?
8 Nov 2016Farmstead Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 23 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Good! Nice! Very nice! Would definitely get this again!
8 Nov 2016Philosopher’s Stone • 7.0% ABV • 15 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Tried only a small sample (but forgot to take a picture, so I “borrowed” this one) ... OK, but a bit watery ... pretty malty ... too British!
15 Jul 2017Farmstead Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 23 IBUImbrie Hall @ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Hillsboro, OR
Third time was delicious as well ... a good way to start the Brewfest!
25 Aug 2016Spirit of 77 Breweries CDA • 6.1% ABV • 44 IBUIronwork Grill Restaurant @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
It was dark like a stout, but not quite as thick or strong ... pretty good.
11 Feb 2017Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown • 5.0% ABV • 14 IBUIronwork Grill Restaurant @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
It’s still good, but I think I liked the Hard Days Red better.
11 Feb 2017Hard Days Red • 5.3% ABV • 45 IBUIronwork Grill Restaurant @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
I really like this beer … similar to Hammerhead but not as hoppy … I would get it again.
11 Feb 2017Mam Tor ESB • 5.4% ABV • 30 IBUIronwork Grill Restaurant @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
Had a sample ... not the greatest ... a bit watery ... a bit bitter ... would not get again.
3 Jun 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUIronwork Grill Restaurant @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
When nothing else on the beer list sounds good, it’s a blessing that Hammerhead is always there!
24 Jan 2017Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown • 5.0% ABV • 14 IBUJohn Barleycorns, Tigard, OR
A nice beer ... similar to my favorite Moose Drool, but somewhat milder. It went great with my meal ... I would order it again.
6 Jan 2017Seaside Porter • 6.5% ABV • 35 IBULighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR
It was good, especially with my clam chowder supper … just what a porter should be.
21 Jun 2016Black Rabbit Porter • 6.0% ABV • 14 IBULittle Red Shed @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Pretty good, not too intense.
20 Jun 2016White Rabbit Pilsner • 5.3% ABV • 39 IBULoading Dock Grill @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
A good pilsner, tasty and not watery ... I would definitely try it again!
21 Jun 2017Hawthorne Kölsch • 5.0% ABV • 22 IBULoading Dock Grill @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Not sure if I liked it as much the second time. The first sip or two was a bit off, but then it was fine as I kept going.
20 Jun 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight.
20 Jun 2016Hopline Bling Double IPA • 8.8% ABV • 60 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight ... too hoppy for my tastes!
20 Jun 2016Influential IPA • 6.6% ABV • 50 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight ... too fruity for my tastes!
20 Jun 2016Irish Stout (nitro) • 4.9% ABV • 38 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight.
20 Jun 2016Ruby Ale • 4.0% ABV • 5 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight.
20 Jun 2016Terminator Stout • 6.5% ABV • 30 IBULucky Staehly's Pool Hall @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
One of six samples in a beer flight ... pretty stoutish!
19 May 2017Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown • 5.0% ABV • 14 IBUMall 205 Pub, Portland, OR
After trying samples of three other beers at the Mall 205 Pub and not particularly liking them, I had this beer for the fourth time in five months. Pretty good, but not one of my favorites.
19 May 2017Boysenberry Semi-Sweet Tart • 5.6% ABV • 20 IBUMall 205 Pub, Portland, OR
I forgot that I had already tried a sample ten days previously. It is not bad ... maybe the best McMenamins fruit beer, but I still wouldn’t want a whole pint.
19 May 2017Sgt. Pepper’s Porter • 5.6% ABV • 26 IBUMall 205 Pub, Portland, OR
Almost like a stout ... too much of a coffee taste ... yuck!
19 May 2017Skeletor Wins! IPA • 7.0% ABV • 59 IBUMall 205 Pub, Portland, OR
I have NO idea what this Masters of the Universe description has to do with this beer. Good riddance, I agree! This beer is too hoppy for me!
11 Oct 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUMarket Street Pub, Portland, OR
Good as always!
1 Jul 2017Jam Session ISA • 4.8% ABV • 26 IBUMarket Street Pub, Portland, OR
Because it was the beer of the week in honor of Oregon Craft Beer Month, it had a reduced price and a special Passport stamp. Beer was pretty good, a bit citrusy and hoppy but not too bad. It reminds me of Sunflower IPA. I would possibly get it again if there was no better choice.
5 Jul 2016Golden Penny • 5.2% ABV • 14 IBUMcMenamins on Monroe, Corvallis, OR
Interesting and different beer ... almost like a weak gin and tonic. I guess it tastes pretty much along the lines of the stated ABV and IBU. Not too hoppy, but not much malt taste either ... a bit bland, but I guess that is sometimes the case with a Kölsch.
28 Mar 2017Griff’s Porter • 5.0% ABV • 29 IBUMcMenamins on Monroe, Corvallis, OR
It was OK, but nothing great ... slightly watery ... perhaps too kind and gentle!
10 Aug 201796 Degrees in the Shade • 4.8% ABV • 11 IBUMcMenamins on Monroe, Corvallis, OR
It’s OK, but a bit bland ... what do you expect for IBU 11? I like Widmer Brothers Hefe MUCH better, or even some other McMenamins wheats, like Farmstead Wheat or Reaper’s Wheat.
21 Aug 2017Path of Totality IPA • 6.2% ABV • 48 IBUMcMenamins on Monroe, Corvallis, OR
I wasn’t exactly longing for an IPA after photographing the eclipse, but I did want to try a special McMenamins beer brewed just for the occasion, and I for sure wanted to get the one-​day-​only Total Solar Eclipse 8/21/17 stamp for my McMenamins Passport. Mission accomplished on both accounts in nearby Corvallis! I‘m not much of an IPA fan, but this one was fairly mild, so it was OK.
15 Aug 2017Vanport Gold • 4.6% ABV • 28 IBUMcMenamins on the Columbia, Vancouver, WA
Very malty and sweet ... for someone who doesn’t care for IPAs, I can’t believe I’m wanting MORE hops!
15 Aug 2017Let Love Rule IPA • 6.5% ABV • 58 IBUMcMenamins on the Columbia, Vancouver, WA
This is pretty good ... not overly hoppy ... an IPA just for me, who’s not normally into IPAs. Too bad I can have a whole pint of only one sample, and I chose Dungeon Master Red instead.
15 Aug 2017Dungeon Master Red • 6.5% ABV • 56 IBUMcMenamins on the Columbia, Vancouver, WA
This is pretty good ... a bit milder than Lompoc Proletariat Red, but still very tasty. It was the beer of the day, with a happy hour price all day, and I like the sample, so I got a whole pint. As I keep sipping I’m finding that it’s really good ... maybe one of the best reds I’ve ever had!
1 Aug 2017Pamela Amberson • 4.9% ABV • 30 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Can’t really find the words to describe the taste ... perhaps their “citrusy and piney” is accurate ... not so great.
1 Aug 2017Ruby’s Sunshine • 4.1% ABV • 4 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Unfortunately, I was not pleasantly surprised. It tasted like a slightly-sour fruit punch with some weak beer poured in. Definitely not my style!
1 Aug 2017Old Growth Double Brown • 8.3% ABV • 38 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. It didn’t taste so much like caramel or toffee (which I like) as it did coffee (which I don’t) or something along that line ... not so great.
1 Aug 2017Liberal Conservative SMaSH Lager • 5.4% ABV • 58 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Really good! Maybe along the lines of a Kölsch, but with a bit more hop finish, but not too much. SMaSH Beer: Single-Malt and Single-Hop brewing. The best of the six samples!
1 Aug 2017Tzigane Pilsner • 4.9% ABV • 24 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Not so great after Liberal Conservative SMaSH Lager ... a bit of that German wheat yeast taste.
1 Aug 2017Brexit Deux Strong Bitter • 6.1% ABV • 33 IBUMill Creek Brewpub, Mill Creek, WA
One of six beer flight samples. A bit like a red ale ... it’s OK, but I woulnd’t want a full pint.
15 Sep 2016Blue Rider Pale (on nitro)  • 5.3% ABV • 26 IBUMurray & Allen Pub, Beaverton, OR
The beer wasn’t that great ... it wasn’t anything like Hammerhead ... I definitely wouldn’t get it again ... I should have gotten the blackberry cider!
12 Aug 2017Giving Up the Ghost Wizenbock • 6.5% ABV • 18 IBUNew Tourist Bar @ Olympic Club Hotel, Centralia, WA
Definitely a German weizen ... distinct banana flavor! Bah! I for sure would NOT get it again!
8 Aug 2016Reed’s Red • 5.8% ABV • 37 IBUNorth Bank, Eugene, OR
I don’t know who Reed is, but this beer is really good ... it kind of reminded me of my favorite Lompoc Proletariate Red ... I would definitely get again!
8 Aug 2016The Casey Kelly Sessions • 5.8% ABV • 58 IBUNorth Bank, Eugene, OR
Had a sample (I forgot to take a picture, so I “borrowed” this one), but I didn’t care for it ... too hoppy, or whatever. I had Reed’s Red instead ... I liked that much better!
13 Sep 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUNorth Bank, Eugene, OR
1 Aug 2017Cascadian Common • 4.5% ABV • 45 IBUNorth Shore Lagoon @ Anderson School, Bothell, WA
I forgot to write notes at the time, but I think that it was pretty good, and that I would get it again.
6 May 2017Alienator IPA • 6.5% ABV • 45 IBUOld St Francis School, Bend, OR
Bought a can to try once I got back home. It was OK ... I’ve had IPAs that were hoppier, so this wasn’t too bad. But I definitely like their Sunflower IPA better, if I’m going to go the IPA direction. In the end, I bought it for the can and not the beer, so I’m content!
9 May 2017Farmstead Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 23 IBUOregon City Pub, Oregon City, OR
Nothing else on the tap list seemed interesting, and my notes reminded me that this was a good beer, so I enjoyed it a second time. I like it!
25 Aug 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUPat's Corner @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
Had two pints with two bags of popcorn during the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie outside. Bought a $60 case of twelve 22 oz. bomber bottles to take home.
3 Jun 2017Reaper’s Wheat • 4.9% ABV • 11 IBUPat's Corner @ Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, OR
A pretty good beer ... I would consider having it again in the future.
28 Feb 2017Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown • 5.0% ABV • 14 IBUPower Station Pub @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Probably my last chance to have this until next year ... tasty as usual, went good with my steak sandwich.
8 Jul 2017Ekuanot Single Hop Pale Ale • 5.9% ABV • 38 IBUPower Station Pub @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Not bad but not great ... the 38 IBU seems accurate ... not worth getting again, but good to try once.
8 Jul 2017Zapatron IPA • 6.5% ABV • 49 IBUPower Station Pub @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
It is OK, but nothing special ... seems a bit hoppier than IBU 49 ... I would not get it again ... the Ekuanot was better.
16 Dec 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUPower Station Theater @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Had two pints with hummus plate during the Star Wars: Rogue One movie.
2 Aug 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. I needed another beer to make up the six, and Hammerhead is always a winner!
2 Aug 2017Terminator Stout • 6.5% ABV • 30 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. I needed another beer to make up the six, so I thought I would give this another try. Yep ... pretty stoutish ... it will be interesting to taste the McMenamins Terminator milkshake ... I didn’t finish the sample because it has too much of a coffee taste, or whatever.
2 Aug 2017World Wide Wheat • 4.8% ABV • 22 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. I needed another beer to make up the six, and it tasted fairly good an hour before, so I got it again.
2 Aug 2017Bob Loblaw’s Blonde • 4.6% ABV • 19 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Kind of like a pilsner, on the boarder of watery, but not quite ... I like it, but I probably wouldn’t get again ... a bit too weak.
2 Aug 2017Livin’s Easy IPA • 6.3% ABV • 59 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. Yep ... just like an IPA ... it reminds me of Sunflower IPA ... actually it was probably my favorite of the six even though I am generally not a fan of IPAs.
2 Aug 2017Big Bertha’s Bitter • 4.9% ABV • 32 IBUQueen Anne, Seattle, WA
One of six beer flight samples. A bit bitter and a bit watery at the same time ... I wouldn’t get it again.
24 Jan 2017Deep Sea Baltic Porter (high gravity) • 7.4% ABV • 31 IBURaleigh Hills Pub, Portland, OR
A nice beer to have on its own, without a meal ... porters and stouts seem better stand-alone. To my taste buds it seems slightly sweet ... could be a good dessert beer. I would definitely get it again, under the right circumstances.
28 Nov 2015Irish Stout (nitro) • 4.9% ABV • 38 IBURams Head, Portland, OR
This beer was good with the meal, as it was not too thick for a stout.
6 Jun 2016Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBURams Head, Portland, OR
Really good, perhaps my favorite McMenamins beer.
22 Sep 2015Stephen Weizen • 5.5% ABV • 28 IBURinglers Pub @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Pretty good ... went well with the pretzel sticks and cheddar fondue.
6 Jun 2017Guld Chainz • 9.4% ABV • 20 IBURinglers Pub @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Yes, seemed pretty Belgian, like other Belgian-​style beers I have tried before. I didn’t like it very much ... it was floral and fruity just like the description said. The waiter told me that because of the high alcohol content, this beer would be served in a snifter. No matter, I wouldn’t drink this beer in any kind of glass!
6 Jun 2017Ballroom Blonde • 4.4% ABV • 32 IBURinglers Pub @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Pretty good! Nice balance and taste ... not watery, not too hoppy, not too malty ... I would get it again. Here’s my highest compliment for a beer: I wish they sold it in bottles!
17 May 2016Purple Haze • 4.0% ABV • 5 IBURock Creek Tavern, Hillsboro, OR
It was OK, a bit watery ... what do you expect from such a low-IBU, low-alcohol beer? It was a bit fruity, like it is supposed to be.
23 Jul 2016Spring Wheat Fever • 4.6% ABV • 36 IBURooftop Bar @ Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, OR
A bit on the weak side ... I probably would not have it again.
3 Jun 2017Southern Belle White Wheat Ale • 5.2% ABV • 32 IBURooftop Bar @ Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, OR
Not bad, but I don’t think I would order it again.
28 Dec 2016Spearhead Molly • 5.7% ABV • 29 IBURoseburg Station Pub and Brewery, Roseburg, OR
A brown ale much like my favorite Moose Drool, but a bit lighter. Nice ... I would get it again. Brewed on site.
5 Jan 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUSand Trap Pub @ Gearhart Hotel, Gearhart, OR
Had with supper ... good as always, glad they always have it on hand.
2 Aug 2017World Wide Wheat • 4.8% ABV • 22 IBUSix Arms, Seattle, WA
It’s not bad ... fairly good, even though it has more of a citrus taste than most wheat beers. But I definitely like Widmer Brothers Hefe better.
12 Aug 2017Brussel Stout • 6.1% ABV • 33 IBUSpar Café, Olympia, WA
After repeated attempts over the past couple of years, I finally realize that I’m just not into stouts anymore ... too stouty.
12 Aug 2017Good Guy IPA • 6.9% ABV • 62 IBUSpar Café, Olympia, WA
Not bad ... a good choice for brunch time ... a bit citrusy, not not too much ... actually it’s pretty good. I’m not so much into IPAs, but I like this one! I would get it again.
26 May 2017Super Ligero Mexican Lager • 4.8% ABV • 21 IBUSt. Johns Theater and Pub, Portland, OR
Darker than I thought it would be ... pretty good, pretty dry ... a decent taste, but I don’t think I would get again.
5 Oct 2017Safeside Wheat • 4.2% ABV • 12 IBUSunnyside Pub, Clackamas, OR
It’s OK, but fairly bland ... not exactly watery, but bland ... what do you expect for IBU 12? Sometimes in life the safe side is the boring side. At least there is no German yeast banana taste! I would not get this beer again. I like Widmer Brothers Hefe MUCH better, or even some other McMenamins wheats, like Farmstead Wheat or Reaper’s Wheat.
6 Jun 2016Bagdad Ale • 5.0% ABV • 22 IBUTavern & Pool, Portland, OR
Was kinda weak and watery ... don’t think I would get it again.
1 Aug 2017Bobcat Pale • 5.2% ABV • 41 IBUTavern On the Square @ Anderson School, Bothell, WA
Notice the sunbeam through a window refracting into a rainbow. I don’t like this sample very much ... a bit too hoppy or something. Good thing I didn’t get a whole pint. I think the Hillsdale 30th Anniversary Ale re-creation was much better.
1 Aug 2017Egyptian Cotton IPA • 6.6% ABV • 35 IBUTavern On the Square @ Anderson School, Bothell, WA
This is the first time I’ve ever seen a beer compared to a basket of kitten! Pretty good ... I would get it again ... it is soft, like they said, which is normally not a word used to describe an IPA.
20 Jun 2016Ruby Ale • 4.0% ABV • 5 IBUTea House Bar @ Edgefield, Troutdale, OR
Gosh, it was the least bad choice!
14 Mar 2017Sin Nombre Lager • 5.0% ABV • 27 IBUThompson Brewery and Public House, Salem, OR
Tasted like a good Pilsner ... flavorful without being too hoppy, and not watery or weak. I would get it again.
12 Aug 2016Confessional Kölsch • 5.3% ABV • 28 IBUUndercroft Bar @ Wilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Really good ... nice taste, and not watery at all. It was so good that I got a whole growler for a special birthday (theirs, not mine!) price of $8.
9 May 2017Boysenberry Semi-Sweet Tart • 5.6% ABV • 20 IBUWest Linn Pub, West Linn, OR
A so-so beer ... a bit bland, like the other McMenamins fruit beers ... I would not want an entire pint of it.
9 May 2017Brew Hawaii Pale Ale • 6.0% ABV • 34 IBUWest Linn Pub, West Linn, OR
A so-so beer ... a bit bland, like the other McMenamins fruit beers ... I would not want an entire pint of it.
9 May 2017Chocolate Cream Ale • 4.9% ABV • 15 IBUWest Linn Pub, West Linn, OR
Tasted more like coffee (which I don’t like) than chocolate ... I would not want an entire pint of it.
27 Jul 2016Ryeled Up: Whiskey Barrel Aged Brett Rye • 6.2% ABV • 35 IBUWhite Eagle Saloon @ White Eagle Hotel, Portland, OR
Pretty strong tasting ... almost like medicine! I think it’s the rye, which I generally like, combined with the barrel aging. This is the second or third barrel-aged beer I have had, and in general I don’t think I like them. I want to keep my beer and my spirits separate!
25 Oct 2017Hammerhead Ale • 6.0% ABV • 44 IBUWhite Eagle Saloon @ White Eagle Hotel, Portland, OR
Goes great with Mexican food!
1 Aug 2016Rye Baby Pale Ale • 5.4% ABV • 62 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Now this is a good rye beer! It’s infinitely better than the Ryeled Up rye beer (see below) I had last week at White Eagle. I would have this again! It seems to have a bit of a citrus taste ... I guess that is the IBU 62.
12 Aug 2016Copper Moon • 5.0% ABV • 44 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Always a winner!
11 Oct 2016Atonement Amber Ale • 5.2% ABV • 40 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Tried a sample ... OK, but not great, a bit hoppy, not sure if I would get it again.
11 Oct 2016Confessional Kölsch • 5.3% ABV • 28 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Second time confirms that it’s a winner!
17 Mar 2017Confessional Kölsch • 5.3% ABV • 28 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Third time is delicious as usual!
17 Mar 2017Irish Stout (nitro) • 4.9% ABV • 38 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Yep, this is a good beer ... went great with the Irish stew!
17 Mar 2017Liquid Sunshine Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 36 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Tried a sample ... it was OK, but a bit bland ... not worth getting a whole pint.
17 Mar 2017Cantankerous Coot Old Ale • 9.2% ABV • 42 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Tried a sample ... definitely not my style ... a bit like medicine ... I would NEVER get a pint!
22 Apr 2017Raging Leprechaun Irish Red • 6.5% ABV • 25 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
With the way it is described and how it tastes, this seems closer to a porter than other red ales I have had. It was OK, but not great ... I don’t think I would order it again. There are better red ales, and better porters.
9 Aug 2017Atonement Amber Ale • 5.2% ABV • 40 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
The first time I sampled this I didn’t really care for it, but I forgot to take a picture. So I ordered a sample this time just for the photo!
9 Aug 2017Liquid Sunshine Wheat • 5.2% ABV • 36 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
I forgot to take a picture of this the first time I tried it earlier in the year, so I ordered a sample just for the photo. But they were out of the Confessional Kölsch that I wanted to order, so I got a whole pint of the Liquid Sunshine. It’s not bad, but a bit bland. I squeezed the juice from the lemon slice into the beer and let the slice float in thee beer ... that helped the blandness a bit.
9 Aug 2017Midnight Porter • 4.9% ABV • 21 IBUWilsonville Old Church, Wilsonville, OR
Tastes like a typical porter ... pretty coffee-like ... not my cup of tea!
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