1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House

Not Rated.
Vortex IPAVortex IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

320 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 320
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 34
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-13-2007

"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: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 320 | Reviews: 94
Photo of blackcloud
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of rapayn01
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of AleVana
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of adkieffer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. tallboy can. Date at bottom appears to be 09/07.

A: Pours a nice opaque, cloudy but bright copper. Good head/retention/lacing.

S: I'm getting mostly sweet caramel malt in the nose, some hops in there as well. Not a bad thing. Probably some of the hop profile has vanished since this is a few months old.

T: More hop flavor than the nose suggests. Fairly balanced. Good finish.

M: Good carbonation, medium-bodied. Booze well-hidden.

O: Had this at their brewery 2 years ago in Astoria. This brings back some memories. Tastes better fresh on tap (obviously). West coast has so many good IPAs, and this is certainly one of them.

Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $2.99. No freshness date on the can.

Poured a hazy, burnt orange color, with a creamy-looking off-white head. Lots of lace.

Lots of hops in the nose. Grapefruit and pine notes.

More bitter in the taste than in the nose. Big, bitter hop blast upfront, with a bready malt backbone way in the background. A sweeter citrus flavor kicks in just before the dry swallow.

Medium bodied, with a dry yet oily mouthfeel.

Not a bad IPA at all, if you don’t mind a fairly bitter take on the style. Not too bad a price for a 16oz can, either. I’d definitely drink this again.

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of aapp
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bigmatty42
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of throwerbri
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KajII
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, reducing to a few small puddles with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange and grapefruit).

The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel throughout and then had a hoppy grapefruit peel bitterness with a mild orange sweetness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mildly harsh piney bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

Overall this was a bitter-sweet IPA with an awesome drinkability, which ultimately leaves you wanting more...


Photo of pudoo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of RocketChimp
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of prisdefer
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of hlatimer266
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of SlakkJaw
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of ooftu
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mettkea
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sevenshubby
4/5  rDev -1.2%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
90 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.