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Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Vortex IPAVortex IPA

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91
outstanding

295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 34
Gots: 28 | 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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Part of my CanBIF 2013 haul. Thanks Boozecamel!

Poured from a 16oz. can, 03/05 marked on the bottom of the can which i take to be March 5 as a canning date.

Appearance: Very hazy, dark peach-gold trimmings as a color, lots of rings form around the glass.

Smell: Fresh citrus fruit, peaches, straddles the sweet side a bit, very full.

Taste: Huge ripe fruit, like biting into a sweet peach. Sweetness intensifies in the middle but never cloys. CRISP ORANGES WITH THE PEEL, GOOD HOP NECTAR.

Mouthfeel: Spot-on carbonation, prolonged bitterness, lip smacking.

Overall: Good flavor, good hoppiness, great IPA.

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A: Pours hazy dark pumpkin with a huge, thick, dense, light tan head that faded into a thick bubbly film that left sticky patches of lace down the glass.
S: Sweet tropical fruits, kiwi, raspberry, papaya, grapefruit, and flower nectar. Very sweet, fruity, tropical and exotic. Doughy malt undertones.
T: Sweet and fruity hops, very nectar and tropical forward, caramel and biscuit undertones, hop resin finish, nectar mixed with bitter pith aftertaste. Sweet, fruity and delicious. Hint of mint as well.
M: Slick, hop resin mouthfeel, soft, low and tingly carb. Medium full body.
O: Really really good. Sweet tropical fruits and a great mouthfeel. Thanks Ryan.

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Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
91 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.