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Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Vortex IPAVortex IPA

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 36
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-23-2011 23:01:33 | More by jophish17
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3.05/5  rDev -24.7%

Canned 26MAR12

Golden with a annoyingly persistent three fingers of dense foam. Grapefruit and alfalfa with sweet malts on the nose, nothing spectacular. Flavor is bitter and spicy with plenty of hops. The malts are slightly sweet and biscuity. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish. Pretty decent beer. Would probably enjoy more on tap and a little colder.

06-09-2012 04:08:13 | More by harrymel
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3.2/5  rDev -21%

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: nice copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: sweet caramel malts, citrus hops,

taste: all caramel malts, little hop presence

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: wish there were a more hop presence. this ipa was a little to sweet for me.


05-22-2011 14:23:18 | More by THECPJ
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.34/5  rDev -17.5%

Pint can into shaker pint glass.

A: gentep pour nets a 2finger fluffy soft off white head that slowly receded into a finger width concave cap of foam. Great lacing. Almost amber colored, almost not pale anymore.

S: big hop aroma. Citrusy and grassy like pretty much every other ipa brewed in Oregon. Don't get me wrong I love my home state but the obsession with overbesring IPAs is a little tired. Not much else going on in this aroma wise.

T: not as agressive as I expected. Opens floral and a bit herby followed by the grassy notes. Gets a little bitter but not extreme like some. Willing to bet it is a reasonable boil time with huge hop addition.

M: medium bodied. Nothing special but not wrong. Just is. Smooth enough to drink but not outstanding.

O: not a bad ipa but not my favorite.

07-14-2013 05:45:22 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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3.4/5  rDev -16%

From a can at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear gold color with an average head that diminishes quickly and leaves some sparse lacing behind. The nose carries some light bread and a bit of grain plus some floral and herbal hops. Flavor is similarly hop-forward, though not too crazy. Bready notes in the background as well as some plan grain. Medium body with moderate bitterness and a dry finish.

06-09-2011 17:25:51 | More by Thorpe429
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3.4/5  rDev -16%

Pint can poured into a Duvel tulip. There’s no doubt this stuff is unfiltered; it goes beyond hazy into downright cloudy territory. The lacing can’t quite do justice to the thick cap of creamy foam.

Big whiff of caramel and baked apples, but aromas of pine, citrus, and a certain dankness soon assert themselves. There’s definitely a caramel heft to the body, but the bitterness does a respectable job of cutting through it. Less pine than I figured there’d be; citrus hop flavors are definitely the strongest and there’s a certain herbal/brassy quality as well. Bready malt finish with an interesting complementary flavor- apple butter?? Solid IPA that succeeds in spite of its sweeter malt bill; might score higher as an amber.

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3.4/5  rDev -16%

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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%

Extra from ramnuts. (always trying to get me hooked on Oregon IPAs, Frank)

Cool name, cool can. We MN BA'ers are suckers for IPAs in 16oz cans with cool graphics and names.

Dark orange/yellow pour. Very hazy with lots of sediment and particles, would have liked less junk floating around in the yellow haze.

Smells were just OK . More citrus than pine. Candied oranges, tangerine (sweeter, rather than zesty and sharp) and some mango/pinapple too. Didn't have that pungent zest I crave in an IPA.

Malty and candied citrus follow on the tongue, with the above mentioned tropical aspects too. Not much pine. Not much of a pithy bite. Still tasty and it's hovering close to the mark, just not quite zoned in.

Could have used more carbonation to lift it off the tongue and move the flavors around. Ended up drinking on the heavier side for the style.

Reading other reviews, maybe they're still working on translating this from draft to can. I should try it again down the road.

04-08-2011 19:42:33 | More by caskstrength
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3.48/5  rDev -14.1%

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a hazy, almost cloudy, orange-amber color with an inch of light cream colored head that had excellent retention and very good lacing.

The aroma came right at ya with a blast of citrus hops. There were some pine and light floral notes in the background and no real malt scent. On the tongue, the flavors delivered the same goods. Tongue-razing grapefruit, some pine and just a touch of malt sweetness, though not enough to achieve true balance. There was a seriously lingering bitter grapefruit finish.

The body was good, fairly typical for the style. Drinkability was good, but I don't know if this is an IPA I'd drink several of in a row. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Maybe not one that lived up to it's hype, but that hype isn't the beers fault. A beer that's certainly worth trying when you see it.

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Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.