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Vortex I - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%


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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Reviews by ncfranklin:
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-Tap at the brewery.

A: Translucent orange. Finger tall off white head leaves a nice lacing coat.

S: Sweeter orange, almost sugary bubblegum.

T: Right after the smell. A gummy sweetness mixed with some notes of orange and grapefruit. Well balanced, not very bitter.

M: Medium body with a nice tacky quality that clings to the gums.

D: A dangerously drinkable big beer. Balance of sugar and citrus flavors is well accomplished.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 13:44:24 | More by ncfranklin
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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber brown body beneath the rich tan head which dissolves somewhat quickly but leaves a constant ring of lacing floating atop the body and clinging to the glass.

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.

The floral and pine hops just coat the palate through and through and similar to the aroma the biscuit like malt is sitting in the background, yet pleasantly apparent.

This is a tongue buckler all the way with a medium to fuller body and medium carbonation leading up to the robust bitter finish.

This is really a huge beer as the heartier hop profile backed by the generous organic malts packs into this chewy brew. Huge character, well put together and tons to tease the senses.

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11-18-2013 00:36:56 | More by CHADMC3
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oberon

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 10/24/13.An Imperial IPA per label, as well as 9.2%ABV..Pours into an oversized wine glass a dull burnt orange infuse golden with a tightly formed white head atop.Aromas of caramel malts and tropical fruit-like hops,not much bitterness detected.A wave of tropical fruits coats the mouth on every sip of this beer,Iam not sure if I have had a beer with such a tropical element.Mango,peach,and overripe pineapple are dominant over top of a mildy sweet caramel base,the alcohol is there but not in your face.A great DIPA from Black Mountain,Iam gonna visit the brewery here in a few weeks,lookin forward to it.

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Bomber > Chimay Glass

A - Pours a hazed amber color, half a finger of off white head, little lacing
S - Lots of unusual aroma, some oak, pine, pepper, some light grapefruit, very complex
T -Very woody and oak like, biscuit malt, caramels, rye, pepper, pine bitterness.
M - Sticky and lightly sweet.
O - Very complex, which I like, lots of really nice oak flavor, some good bitterness in part of a good hop portion.

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Bottled 8/20/13

Pours cloudy orange with some sediment. One finger white frothy head that has mediocre retention.

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Taste has lots of piney herbal notes and some moderate bitterness. Malt is light and grainy.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation and a medium to light body. Bitterness is mild but not as crazy as the bottle said.

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Vortex I from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.