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The Optimist - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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BA SCORE
80
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A crisp, Clean IPA with floral hints and an upbeat attitude.

(Beer added by: Boozecamel on 05-21-2014)
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Spikester

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-09-2014 02:59:44 | More by Spikester
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-29-2014 02:33:41 | More by PZBREW
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-24-2014 22:00:08 | More by SJbigtuna
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zestd

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-12-2014 06:20:34 | More by zestd
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

07-10-2014 02:33:36 | More by Hopmodium
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-10-2014 01:15:17 | More by rab53
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stevedj

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-06-2014 00:29:13 | More by stevedj
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-01-2014 23:01:37 | More by leftoverburrito
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BeerNW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-28-2014 14:59:32 | More by BeerNW
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-28-2014 03:42:14 | More by chossboss
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-25-2014 23:04:33 | More by sharpski
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paul_db

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-21-2014 03:57:58 | More by paul_db
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a ton of white floating particles; one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, lightly biscuity malt, citrus hops. Flavor follows, with bready, biscuity malt and citrus and lightly pine resin hops. Biscuit with grassy and citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with slight creaminess. A good IPA on the malty side of the spectrum. Hops are good but not exciting, but I liked the malt flavors in this one. Not a stand out IPA, but a pleasant and well made one. Not pretty to look at with all the particulates, but these don't seem to affect the flavor in any way.

Serving type: can

06-19-2014 19:00:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-19-2014 05:36:08 | More by johnnyboy76
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mactrail

Washington

3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a yellow golden color with a plentiful white foam in the big Stella glass. Holy flocculating barmaids! This stuff is full of floaters. Trying not to look, the aroma is richly hoppy with a hint of banana and honeysuckle.

Sweet and fruity with a flowery, piney taste. Dark bitter flavor creeps up. Tangy with a lemony taste. Quite bitter aftertaste. A cereal note. Nice aromatics from sniff to finish.

Not one of the better efforts from the usually reliable Fort George. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, Washington.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 05:28:52 | More by mactrail
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2014 01:22:41 | More by SweetChicken
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Beerme5

Oregon

4/5  rDev +14.9%

06-13-2014 22:38:37 | More by Beerme5
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Reidrover

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR. $1.69 " A crisp, clean IPA with floral hints and an upbeat attitude" 6.2% After a bad pour with a huge head taking most of the glass it settles down and I see a hazy yellow ( almost like a hefe) with a good sized white bubbly head. Odd aroma, certainly floral but more on the lilac and rose side of floral, also a strange eggy aroma that’s hard to place. Real weird but oddly not off putting. Buttery biscuit malts. taste is mostly the buttery biscuit malts then a good hoppy bitterness half way though simple. Mouth feel is fine for style..lower carbonation but smooth enough. Overall not too impressed , its OK but not up to what I expect from this brewer!

Serving type: can

06-13-2014 04:39:21 | More by Reidrover
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vkv822

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip
canned: 05-14-14

Very hazy golden with a foamy, somewhat short lived white head.

Floral, lightly fruity hop character.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A well done, tasty IPA by all means, but at the same time it's not of their more exciting IPA's when compared to what they've released recently.

Serving type: can

06-11-2014 03:12:15 | More by vkv822
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earinc

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-07-2014 03:11:41 | More by earinc
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Zaximus

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-04-2014 06:02:14 | More by Zaximus
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T_Hass

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-02-2014 07:17:53 | More by T_Hass
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-29-2014 16:23:23 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-25-2014 05:41:01 | More by shelby415
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-24-2014 00:57:43 | More by tastymug
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The Optimist from Fort George Brewery + Public House
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.