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Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Vortex IPAVortex IPA

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90
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263 Ratings
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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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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-30-2014 23:38:22 | More by kevwcamp
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AstoriaJerry

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-28-2014 01:50:26 | More by AstoriaJerry
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BeerPizzaBeer


2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-22-2014 19:26:04 | More by BeerPizzaBeer
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 00:16:37 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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BeerisOK

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-20-2014 23:13:42 | More by BeerisOK
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-20-2014 02:36:43 | More by Necronomad
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-13-2014 17:13:56 | More by Sir_Goatman
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terence

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-11-2014 05:04:20 | More by terence
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Zaximus

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2014 05:56:57 | More by Zaximus
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GrizDave

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-03-2014 17:37:31 | More by GrizDave
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2014 17:25:17 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-30-2014 02:00:33 | More by pmarlowe
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-28-2014 05:53:47 | More by BigJYoungblood
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%

Appearance: Nice and clear dark gold with some lighter gold when held to direct light. Head is white and bubbly with minimal retention. Moderate carbonation on the pour keeps a few wisps of head with a slightly larger collar. Nice streaks of lacing.

Smell: Pine needle and grapefruit oil. Straight bitterness, almost aspirin-like, with a nice blast of citrus. Nice and floral with a mild backing herbal element. Loaded with pine and grapefruit. A bit of snappy cracker with bread crust and a lightly caramelized malt base. Nice and bready with some solid toasted almost roasted elements rolling through the back. Dank and earthy. Definitely pushes that West coast vibe.

Taste: Bitter and then some. Aspirin, raw pine needle, and pith for days. Punchy almost mint through the back with a big dank bite. Ruby red grapefruit. Earthy and floral in good measure. So much pine bitterness. Malts are very lightly sweet with some caramel and pale malt sweetness. Light roasted element pushes closer to toasted. Warming does little to balance it, but there's a touch more caramelized malt sweetness. Crazy floral. A hint of cracker layered through the back. Bready on the finish...oh, and bitter. Grapefruit oil and sticky pine.

Mouthfeel: Slick and oily, but not overbearing. Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Sticky and almost too much so, but not quite.

Overall: The Alpha to the Omega

A better beer than it's imperialized version. This is a bitter smack you around type of IPA. A nice hop depth, but it's aggressive, even for the West coast stlye. Bravo. Bonus point for the 16oz can.

05-26-2014 19:50:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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minterro

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%

16oz can bought at a New Seasons grocery store in Portland, Oregon.

A&S: Hazy orange colored beer with unfiltered elements. Head is creamy and off-white, pour about and finger and retains at a low level. Aroma consists of primarily citrus (lemons) tones with some underlying maltiness.

T&M: Well hopped but also balanced with a maltiness. Hops again are mostly citrus but there is also hints of earthiness. Hangs on your palate a little too long. High medium to full bodied, super creamy and smooth. On the low side of carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable ipa, this beer brings something that not a ton of brewery are about in Oregon (at least in my opinion, balance). My mind isn't blown, but this beer is for sure above average.

05-19-2014 03:35:15 | More by minterro
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-18-2014 01:37:46 | More by BurdockBoy
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JamesWhitty


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-04-2014 18:47:41 | More by JamesWhitty
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2014 01:30:03 | More by Houser
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2014 15:01:20 | More by powdersoldier
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constantine_272

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2014 04:57:02 | More by constantine_272
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-14-2014 18:31:27 | More by PZBREW
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Beerme5

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-10-2014 17:30:04 | More by Beerme5
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ImperialStout

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-09-2014 01:18:26 | More by ImperialStout
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-05-2014 08:00:07 | More by NWHopinator
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-03-2014 02:30:02 | More by memphischas
Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.