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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

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
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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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-29-2013 06:04:01 | More by Boozecamel
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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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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the best looking beers I've ever seen. Thick & long lasting head, heavy lacing on the glass, hazy golden color. Heavy hop aroma, floral & grapefruit along with some spicy notes from the yeast. Flavor of the hops (intense grapefruit) is very dominant, not getting as much from the yeast which mostly seems to add a sort of "zing" to the tongue. Very thick, very fruity & hoppy, very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 03:14:27 | More by anarchia
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South2NW

Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: cloudy golden amber. Thick, cream colored 2 finger head. Great retention and heavy lacing.

S: very fruit forward. Orange, mango, maybe some peach. A little bit of pine.

T: citrus comes through immediately, followed by some bitter hops. Finish is smooth oak, especially as it warms. Very well balanced beer. Not one taste overpowers the others.

M: medium body, creamy, lighter carbonation.

O: outstanding. This is a sleeper beer for sure. Fort George makes great beers, and more people should check them out.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 03:00:29 | More by South2NW
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-17-2013 05:02:26 | More by BigJYoungblood
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

Washington

4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice full and frothy white cap. The head retention was very good which left some decent lacing on the glass

S: Immediate fruitbowl here. Big notes of grapefruit, mango, tangerines and a light pine needle underneath. The nose opens up after it warms lending a good whiff of vanilla and bourbon. A very light yeastiness, Earthiness in the mix as well

T: Wow. Immediate citrus here, follows the nose nicely....mangos, oranges, light pine with some pineapple perhaps. A light Earthiness underneath with a light spice. At first the barrel is sordove mute but as it warms the barrel comes alive in this beer. A nice pronounced hop bitterness, warming bourbon and vanilla on the finish. The alcohol heat is just right.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonaed, a little sweet, some zinging hop bite, some heat but it was pretty clean and enjoyable overall.

O: Outstanding. I am usually NOT a fan of BA IPA's but this beer changed my viewpoint. The beer was well crafted and the bourbon barrel inflence was perfect! Not to much, not to little and was noticed on the end versus dominating the beer. Fort george has proven yet again why they are one of my favorite PNW breweries. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 13:11:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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North VII from Fort George Brewery + Public House
87 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.