Ancestry Porter

Beer Name: Porter

Brewery: Ancestry, Tualatin, Oregon

Purchase Place: Market Fresh, St. Helens   

Style: American Porter

Ale or Lager: Ale

ABV:5.3%

IBU: 37

Color:  Black

BJCP Ref: 20A

Head Retention: Not bad, poured thin, but it did stay with the ale during the review.

Aroma: Roasty, slight citrus

Strongest Flavor: Chocolate

Finish: Chocolate, and Roasty, with a hint of hop flavor.

Temperature: 37*F

Likes: Color, Head, Aroma, and flavor

Dislikes: low ABV

Environment:  The flavor and body of this ale immediately places you at the Oregon coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery, salty air, and warmth of a fire. 

Recommend: Yes.  The ale is heavy but with a low ABV a person can have multiple of these and not feel the effects.  The flavor is very balanced, and quite pleasing.  This makes it easy to pair with a beef stew, roast beef sandwich, hamburger, or a pot roast. Might even consume with a deep-dish pizza, but once done eating, I’m not sure the person is going to be moving much. 

Oregon Trail Lanes

Local bowling alley that has been around since the 1950’s, the decor and amenities might be dated, the lanes and beer selection are quite nice. The food menu is also narrow (mainly fried items, or sandwiches), but it does fill the stomach. Everything here is perfectly priced for the local community and patrons. Not to mention the establishment is great for families, birthday parties, or just hanging out with your friends.

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Cast-Out IPA

Beer Name: Cast Out India Pale Ale

Brewery: Crux, Bend, Oregon

Purchase Place: Red Apple Market, St. Helens, OR

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)

Ale or Lager: Ale

ABV: 7.6%

IBU: 60

Color: Pastel yellow, with a very slight touch of orange

BJCP Ref: 21A. American IPA

Head Retention: Not bad, very typical for this style of ale

Aroma: Strong citrus, slight flowery

Strongest Flavor: Citrus, citrus, citrus

Finish: Smooth and very bitter.  Slight crisp at the tail end. Upon swallow, the hop aroma and bitterness attack the tongue with a decent amount of respect. They don’t assault the tongue and give me lemon face.

Temperature: 37*F

Likes: The color, texture, and head retention.  The color is very inviting and the texture on the tongue is very nice.  There is some good head retention several gulps into the review.

Dislikes: The aroma, flavor, and finish.  The aroma is very citrus strong, the flavor is very strong citrus with a slight hint of grain flavor, and the finish comes back and hits you in the throat to make you drool.

Environment: Hot day I can see this being very desirable, or at a BBQ, pool party, golfing. Pretty much any summer, early fall event. 

Recommend: While I am not an IPA drinker, I do drink them for my reviews.  I would recommend this to a person who is looking for an IPA on the lighter side of the IBU spectrum.  I will warn them about the aroma and flavor is very hop present, but wanes during swallowing, while it comes back and hits the tongue one last time.