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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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woodenbones

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-02-2014 21:01:49 | More by woodenbones
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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-22-2014 14:39:42 | More by BeerNW
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StJamesGate

New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

Hazy amber with fluffy sandstone head.
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.

Pale, light, and fragrant - but gooier than expected, thin, and not clean. Mismatch between sweet fruit up front and bitterly astringent linger. Too strong to session any way, but more trouble than it’s worth for the flavor.

03-10-2014 19:52:20 | More by StJamesGate
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 06:10:56 | More by chossboss
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

M- Incredibly full bodied and chewy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, very creamy, and dry finish. Not sure if I have ever had an IPA with a mouthfeel this heavy.

O- Another great IPA from Fort George. Lots of juicy tropical fruit notes and some really nice dank, piney, and earthy hop notes. The mouthfeel on the beer was really unique for the style, but did make the beer feel very filling.

02-27-2014 04:39:36 | More by Hoptometrist
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 05:44:34 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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cjw333

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-17-2014 06:32:40 | More by cjw333
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ToxicSmurf

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

02-17-2014 05:16:46 | More by ToxicSmurf
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-16-2014 18:52:08 | More by linnymtu
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2014 03:10:08 | More by ThreeFishes
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-30-2014 03:47:44 | More by 1424IpA
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beer-me-please

Washington

5/5  rDev +23.5%

01-27-2014 03:06:03 | More by beer-me-please
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fitius5150

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-16-2014 01:08:40 | More by fitius5150
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CaptainQ

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-14-2014 03:46:38 | More by CaptainQ
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eet_fuk

Sweden

5/5  rDev +23.5%

01-10-2014 03:03:33 | More by eet_fuk
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Shaimless

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2014 01:31:45 | More by Shaimless
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-07-2014 05:11:48 | More by Kurmaraja
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TheeWalrusHunter

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -3%

Served out of a can into a tulip

Canning date is: November 25, 2013 - over a month old

A: Beautiful beer. Deep ruby orange with 1.5 inch tan head

S: Piney, Citrusy - more aromatic once after i popped the tab - before that, it smelled like a can.

T: Its an IPA, not a DIPA - and thus tastes like one. pretty thin citrus flavor, nice bite to it. Has a little alcohol heat.

M: Medium mouthfeel. I have no really issues with that - maybe would like it a little lighter, but with 7.7% that might be tough

O: A solid IPA, would buy again and try to get a fresher one.

01-07-2014 04:44:54 | More by TheeWalrusHunter
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cherche

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-02-2014 23:01:27 | More by cherche
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-18-2013 06:36:43 | More by rab53
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-15-2013 02:30:41 | More by TaborTime
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-25-2013 18:17:23 | More by sprucetip
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CletisVandamme

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-20-2013 02:30:57 | More by CletisVandamme
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice pine and grapefruit smell.
The taste has a moderate pine and lemon bitterness that is balanced throughout the profile.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A solid IPA and very enjoyable.

11-19-2013 03:04:48 | More by Fatehunter
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-18-2013 07:38:48 | More by Erik-P
Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.