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North VII - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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North VIINorth VII

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian inspired Imperial IPA (IIPA) aged on Kentucky bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 10-29-2013)
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anteater

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-03-2013 00:48:42 | More by anteater
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-25-2014 21:47:50 | More by sharpski
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is hazed dark golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has a lot of citrus, some sweet malt up front, oranges in back. Taste is very sweet and a bit boozy. Sweet malt backbone, citrus hops, a bit of vodka and messy grainy alcohol. Body is medium with an assertive carb and a bit of a grainy feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 00:04:39 | More by cpetrone84
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-21-2014 03:45:02 | More by mdaschaf
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bhyndthebottle

Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a great golden amber color with a very decent white fluffy head.
S: Smells great with a wonderful citrus character, with a little bit of malty bread light body.
T: Taste is ok. The malty smell comes through, but it is not so much prevalent as is the alcohol. The hops do not really present themselves in any meaningful way.
M: The malts and the carbonation combine for a nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
O: Was expecting a lot more considering the price and the rarity of this. I'm normally quite impressed with Fort George. Looking forward to trying something else by them, but won't do this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 07:22:30 | More by bhyndthebottle
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draheim

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color w/ a frothy white head, good lacing.

Aroma is citrusy and hoppy with an un underlying fruity quality from the Belgian yeast.

Taste leads off with a big punch of alcohol. Hm. OK. Pale malt; a gentle, decidely non-bitter touch of floral, citrusy hops; and booze. More citrus. Some bourbon-soaked oak.

Mouthfeel is soft, nicely carbonated. Has a nice crisp, bitter finish.

Overall, a different take on the Belgian IPA. I'm not sure if the balance is right, it seems a little muddled. Not sure if the bourbon barrels, hops, and Belgian yeast work all that well together.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 05:27:58 | More by draheim
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2014 06:32:56 | More by chossboss
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-24-2014 22:12:54 | More by Eighty
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slavall

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2014 01:32:45 | More by slavall
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2014 13:40:30 | More by vermilcj
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Greels

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-01-2014 23:46:52 | More by Greels
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 22:26:01 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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snaotheus

Washington

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Lots of sediment, left in the bottom of the bottle. If there's a date, I can't find it.

Pours cloudy coppery golden. Huge fluffy head. Smell is bourbon and flowers and a little smoke.

Taste is somewhere between confused and complex. Bourbon and smoke, huge malty sweetness, lots of floral hops, lemon rind bitterness. Not much Belgian funkiness that I would expect. I'm going to call it mostly good.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and slightly gritty. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 22:32:51 | More by snaotheus
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ccrida

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is cloudy dull gold with a small off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is sweet, caramel candy, coconut and vanilla, really coming together like creme brulee in fact. Some fruitiness, not clear if this is the esters or the hops. Seems mostly barrel notes, but with the sweet fruit. Nice.

Taste is phenolic, bourbon, vanilla, herbal, earthy, forest floor. Alcoholic character, but clean and cool. The barrel character dominates here, but it's good, plays well with the earthy hops on the strong blonde base. The hops most come through with the resinous finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, oily, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty solid. I like a solid BSPA, and bourbon as well, and this marries the two well. The hops provide a little extra texture, but are not at the forefront. Solid effort, but not what I expected, e.g. a more West coast hop-forward blonde...but it makes sense that the aging in a wet barrel would temper that over time.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:54:17 | More by ccrida
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of orange, tangerine, citrus hops, oak, light pine resin. Flavor is citrusy, orange and grapefruit, tropical fruit, sharp pine resin. A light oak flavor develops mid taste, finishing with hop and herbal bitterness, pungent like absinthe. Medium bodied with some creaminess. An interesting take on a Belgian IPA; lots going on here, but not really well integrated. The bourbon barrels seem to be lost behind the citrus and strong resiny flavors. Interesting and well made as I'd expect from Fort George but not sure if I would pick this up again. ABV is well covered by the resiny citrus flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 04:23:57 | More by LiquidAmber
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-04-2013 20:51:16 | More by kevwcamp
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-06-2013 06:22:10 | More by Birdlegs
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-22-2014 20:18:17 | More by aasher
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-25-2014 05:18:50 | More by Kurmaraja
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-10-2013 04:37:28 | More by johnnyboy76
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-25-2013 08:20:50 | More by Kopfschuss
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2013 23:11:21 | More by bcrossan
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DaveRinn

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-09-2014 05:05:11 | More by DaveRinn
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-22-2014 02:14:00 | More by shelby415
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-12-2014 05:56:54 | More by twelveinches
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North VII from Fort George Brewery + Public House
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.