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Vortex I - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Vortex IVortex I

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 88
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 01-25-2007)
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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jifigz:
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Commis for the trade and hooking me up with this one.

The appearance is a dark and deep orange with rich color. The head is slightly off white and lingers for a while, even though it was rather small. The aroma is pretty mild, but this beer is rather cold. It would have a greater aroma, and I would enjoy it more, if it was a little warmer. The taste is rich with spicy and herbal hops. The initial taste is of a honey like malt sweetness which quickly gives way to some hops and a little alcohol bite. The finish is hop flavor and bitterness. The MF is fairly dry and light bodied compared to other "Strong Ales" but very enjoyable. The lighter body makes it seem much more enjoyable on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 13:50:02 | More by jifigz
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Wow, those are some fresh pungent hops as this was bottled on 9/30/13. Primarily consisting of pine and herbal or floral aromas. Its like the a lumberjack and a florist decided to brew a beer together. Burried in there as well is a nice biscuit or bread like malt which I am assuming has to be a pretty decent helping to off-set this hop monster.

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Vortex I from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.