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Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House

Vortex IPAVortex IPA

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%


Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our IPA is made with generous additions of Cascade, Simcoe and Palisade hops throughout the brewing, fermentation and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt. We designed this to not rip your taste buds off your tongue, but rather vigourously stimulate them and your palate into a lupulin-ecstacy of pleasure. During the cross-country truck trip our brewery made to find it's home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of nature's intensity in every pint."

ABV 7.7% IBU 97

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-13-2007)
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Reviews by mfavoino:
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mfavoino

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange-gold with a fluffy white head that retains for quite a while. Sticky lacing.

Smell: Light grapefruit, citrus aromas with a strong grain malt presence.

Taste: Big resiny pine hops mixed in the the citrus hops that were distinguishable in the nose make for a bold introduction. A bit of roasted malts settles the palate down, but leaves a lasting hop bitterness. Not lacking in the hop category.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with above average carbonation. Bit of alcohol warmth as it went down.

Overall: Another solid West Coast IPA choice that showcases a great mixture of hops. Give it a try.

Serving type: can

04-12-2012 02:40:55 | More by mfavoino
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Leafy, lemon, herbal fresh hop nose - bright!
Sugar cookie with pine sap, pineapple, and a bit of dank resin.
Candied grapefruit and unpleasantly tightening skunky linger.
Lt-medium, slight chew, sticky.

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Served from the can into a pint glass. Canned on 12/16/12, so about 10 weeks old.

A- Poured a very dark orange color with huge fluffy off-white head that left dense webbed lacing.

S- Huge tropical fruit, peach, mango, pungenr grapefruit, pine, and some dank notes. Very aromatic and powerful hop aroma, with some light malt sweetness coming through.

T- Huge juicy tropical fruit of peach, mango, and pungent grapefruit. Quite a bit of pine, some dank quality, malt sweetness, and slight earthy notes. Pretty high bitterness, which seems pretty common for all of Fort George's IPAs.

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Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
90 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.