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Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-12-2007)
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

sanford_and_son, Jul 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

PZBREW, Aug 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this just came out in cans.

Poured into my snifter and wow is is pretty. Almost looks like a hef but the head on it and the sticky lacing on the glass totally tells me there are hops and oats in this beer. Totally hazy and man can you smell the hops. The smell is amazing for such a low abv beer and you get a small hint of the oats. Oh wow. The taste is amazing. You get the hops up front and its bitter. The 52 IBUs are low and then the after taste kicks in and slowly the oats creep up on you. This is the best Oatmeal Pale I have had and they are getting popular in the Oregon Beer scene. The mouthfeel is what you would expect from an oatmeal beer. Creamy and sticky from the hops. Very full mouth feel. Overall, this is outstanding. I have really begun to respect what fort George has been making and I think this may be my go to beer for them. This was a real treat and I wonder what this is like on draft.

Vancoubeer, Feb 11, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Several of these sent my way from Oregon. Thanks Frank.

Pours a radiant yellow/orange. Vibrant hazy glow with a fluffy white head. I don't think appearance matters much, but this is one of the best looking beers I've ever poured.

Smells are IPA style, which is My-P-A-style. Citrus, pine, bitterness tempting me....a bit of honey sweetness.

OPA is clearly a riff on IPA. This is a bitter, dry, and pithy explosion of hophead goodness. Grind up some grapfruit rinds, throw in some pine needles, add some bitters, and there you go.

Pithy dryness on the feel, mouth smackingly rewarding. The oatmeal thickens it up just enough to keep it from being thin/watery. Good call there.

What are all you yahoos doing rating this so low? This beer is awesome.

caskstrength, Sep 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Hopmodium, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Sokool, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

doughanson78, Jun 30, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap last night at their brewpub in the great Astoria.. it's still very much brewed.. and just random. They stated it's the same as their beer #1 but w/ 12 lbs. of oatmeal in the batch.

- Very cloudy straw yellow brew with a thin creamy head that leaves some nice bubbles and lace all about.

- Lovely honey sweet grain and oat aroma with fresh floral and bitter pine hop. This brew smells perfectly balanced and fantastic! Just the way I like it.

- Lovely meaty grain and oats.. but zesty and light.. balanced with great hop bitterness and pine, citrus. Bready, biscuit...

- Dry and bitter, yet zesty and mouth watering.. light to creamy med. bodied.

- This beer is good.. damn good. I wish I could brew something like this as my everyday go to beer. Just the kind of light pale I like.

Docer, Dec 23, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

BESTIALEX, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

myxomop, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Nightrain87, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Stevotex, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

twelveinches, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Sir_Goatman, Feb 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

DKRowden, Sep 10, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Unibroue tulip. Huge fluffy with large bubbles. High retention. Soapy, suddsy lacing. Hazy, apricot colored body. Aroma is very floral and grassy (with a dash of lemon). Taste is nicely bittered with a very unique sweetness. After reading the can, I suppose that the oats are responsible for this unique flavor of smoothness and sweetness. But make no mistake, bitterness dominates in a delicious way. Very tasty, unique brew.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 11, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy caramel straw amber. Nice two finger head with good retention and massive lacing. Looks very good. Aroma dominated by herbal hops with faint bready malt and lemon. Flavor is subdued citrus hops and light malt with the hops increasing dramatically in intensity to a very grapefruit and hop finish with long lingering bitterness. The oatmeal gives this an increadible medium, almost creamy body for the ABV. I'm very impressed with this, I think the best APA I've ever had.

LiquidAmber, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Dylanjf, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

MadeInOregon, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a pint size can which is pretty awesome. The beer poured with a small 1-2 finger head but had nice retention and lacing. Mostly hazy, burnt blonde in color. Over all a nice looking beer.

The smell opens up when this beer warms up a bit, lots of hop comes through in bursts of grapefruit and spice.

The taste is pretty similar to the smell. A small amount of sweetness from malt upfront, a nice spicy/ juicy, citrusy hop follows the malt, finally I taste a lot of the oats on the finish which really rounds the beer out nicely.

The feel is a bit thick, but not in a way that detracts from the style. Just enough to give the brew a bit of a presence but not enough to make this unsessionable.

Overall this is a nice beer. For being a pale ale, it has quite a bit of citrus like bitterness to it. This may be a turnoff for some, however I think it's a great Pacific NW APA. Tasty, complex, and highly drinkable. I'll have to try more from Fort George in the future.

alexrichman, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Port_Seat, Sep 23, 2014
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Mphis, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

powdersoldier, Sep 25, 2014
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Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.