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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

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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3/5  rDev -23.9%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

cpetrone84, May 15, 2014
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Greels, Apr 02, 2014
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chossboss, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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Photo of ccrida
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

ccrida, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a very light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of rocky tan foam with a good lace and nice retention. Quite excellent.

Smell: citrusy hops with a nice funk and a little dankness. Malt is sweet and also, possibly, a little funky. Under the citrus is an earthy, almost oniony sensibility. I quite like it.

Taste: funky, earthy, oniony, citrusy hops atop a sweetish, but characterful, malt. There might also be a hint of pineapple in there. This beer will definitely not be for everybody, but it is for me!

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for the style. Great.

Overall: weird and a bit on the onion-and-potato-soup side of the spectrum. Is that even a thing? Whatever, it's a good beer.

flagmantho, Jan 07, 2014
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North VII from Fort George Brewery + Public House
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.