Suicide Squeeze IPA | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Suicide Squeeze IPASuicide Squeeze IPA
Suicide Squeeze IPASuicide Squeeze IPA

Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 81
Photo of MannyRox
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fort George has put out some wonderful and creative IPAs here in the northwest. This is no exception, the color does not set it apart from others but the aroma, taste and feel really make it jump out at you. Unlike many IPAs, it does not leave your mouth feeling dry and yearning for more. Instead it leaves you refreshed...and yearning for more.

This is very highly recommended for any beer advocate. Additionally, I am looking forward to the next creations that Fort George has up its sleeve.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a pint glass. Don't have the can in front of me, so I don't know what the canned on date was, but it was December sometime if my memory serves.

Pours a somewhat hazy light amber. There was definitely sediment in the bottom of the can. Moderate to high carbonation. Small to medium head. Smell is super juicy.

Taste is more toward hop flowers with a tropical fruit background. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, refreshing. Overall, very good beer.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4 pk of 16 oz cans from the brewery in Astoria....freshness not in question.
Cool can design.

Compared to Vortex, this has a higher malt input on the taste. Aroma is very much hoppy, and the taste is still quite IPA, but its sweeter, more syrupy, and a wee bit heavier.

Delicious, another great offering from Fort George.

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Photo of beercam
3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Less than the sum of its parts. Not really a good beer. Can't even be constructive about this one. This comes from a massive Fort George fan. Bummed. Q_Q

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Photo of awes02
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice caramel IPA coloring demonstrates well balanced malting for IPA. Crisp, clear color.

Light caramel and pine on the nose. Slightly sweet smelling, with well balance hop influence. Most likely not dry hopped with the mellow hop smell.

Very nice well balanced IPA. Crisp, refreshing, and easy to return for more. I feel this is a more well balanced IPA than there flagship, Vortex IPA.

Clean mouth feel with little drying from the hops. Light and easy to drink.

Overall another great effort from Fort George. there beer is always good and never disappoints.

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Photo of beertunes
3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in nonic. Poured a clean, clear pale yellow color, almost like a dark Pilsener, with about 1/2 inch of white head that had low-moderate retention and very light lacing.

Very little, if any, malt comes across the olfactory unit, but there is a multi-faceted blast of hops. Citrus, pine, floral and grapefruit are all there. Same on the tongue, although the grapefruit dominated the finish.

The body was medium-thin, more like a SoCal IPA than PNW IPA, and finished nicely dry. Drinkability was nice, about what you'd expect. Overall, while a pretty nice brew, it doesn't stand out from most other PNW regional IPAs, or even from other examples made by the this brewery. That said, certainly worth trying if you see it, and I'll probably be having a couple more.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and lots of sediment floating around. Head is a finger of frothy white foam which dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell: relatively strong aroma of dank/herbal hops atop a rather light malt aroma. Not bad, but like a lot of session IPAs the malt does not stand up enough to the hops.

Taste: herbal, piney and resiny hops atop a moderately sweet malt base. The flavor definitely works better than the aroma here; the overall effect is rather refreshing.

Mouthfeel: light body with a good carbonation and surprisingly satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a refreshing and tasty quaff. I see this as being a good summer beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light to medium golden amber with a surprisingly coarse one finger head that dissipated quickly to a finer thick white cap that had good retention and nice lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, biscuit malt, lightly dank citrus hops with an odd overripe papaya component that was supported well enough to add interest. Flavor is light biscuit malt, overripe tropical and citrus fruit, citrus hops with mild notes of pine and herb. Light to medium bodied. A nice hopped session IPA on the lower malt end of the spectrum for this style, that was pleasant to drink, but made me wish for a little bit more of everything. I'm a fence sitting skeptic of this style and this one makes me wonder about the style. The flavors are all here, why not just boost it up a bit for a great flavor. I honestly think we need a session IPA style; I would have scored this higher that category, but would take almost any standard strength IPA of this. (I'm not a knee jerk hater, I just rated Crux's session IPA quite highly, it may be a matter of taste for the lighter malt varieties like this). I will absolutely be back for another fine Fort George ale, but not to this one.

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Photo of vkv822
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz : tulip

Lightly hazy, golden yellow with a foamy white head.

Big fruity hops, peach, citrus, tropical blend. Light bready backbone in both the aroma and taste.

Medium body, standard, fizzy-foamy carbonation.

A very well done low ABV "session" IPA. Fort George has really been doing some great things lately and this is another.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Winthrop for the can.

Appearance: Clear gold with a dense white head. Decent retention leaves a small wispy cap. Some slight hints of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Honey, peach, and crazy floral. Gummy peach rings. Some light crackery malts. A touch of pale malt sweetness. Lightly bready. Mildly toasted. A touch of mango and papaya as well. Seriously fruity in that southern fruit kind of way. Some backing pith. Flower petals.

Taste: Bitter. Lingering pine and pithy bitterness pushes an aspirin finish. Malts are super light offering up a hint of sweetness, some bread crust, and some cracker. Lightly toasted. Fruitiness of the nose is dialed down. Some vestiges of peach rings and mango on the edges. Floral element builds with each sip. Assertively hopped.

Mouthfeel: Light leaning on medium body with a slick feel and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Juliet's preferred beverage.

A drinkable IPA, which is the plan. Bitter and light. A touch too bitter in the long run.

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Photo of ElGordo
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with a slightly cloudy golden hue. Nose of citrus and pineapple. Light, delicate body of pale malt and a slightly silky character from wheat, maybe? Dank, delicious hop profile of pineapple and grapefruit provides tons of character and a lingering bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of mactrail
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is a huge gush of honeysuckle fragrance. Handsome golden sudsy brew in the tall goblet. While this is certainly crisp, the acidity is just average, which is a good thing for a light brew. It just doesn't feel so thin in the mouth.

Wonderful fragrant flavors with lots of mango. In spite of the light weight there is a distinct malty sweet tang, just enough to add some definition to the pervasive hops. The aftertaste is certainly bitter with a grapefruit zing, but it actually ends with a little of the malt still sweet on the lips.

This is one of my favorite IPAs now, and at the low end of the alcohol spectrum it's the best by far. It just takes more aromatics and a moderate bitterness, which probably not as easy as it sounds. Another excellent brew from one of my favorite Northwest breweries. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of Spikester
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold with two fingers of white head. Good amount of lace. Smell is Mango some citrus. Taste is mango light bread some fruity hops. Good lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel thin with just enough carbonation. Overall an awesome beer for such a low abv.
Best sessionable IPA I've had to date.

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Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Compliments to my friend Andy, who is my go-to when it comes to finding the hidden gems around pretty much anywhere. . . Also an IPA fiend, we both respect this hop heavy staple from Fort George Brewery. Pours somewhat light for the power pack flavor profile that really hints with what is most likely a Citra hop blend. The micro-sentiment is not even noticeable in the mouth feel category, though we are slightly off-put by the bottom dwelling cloudiness. The only real knock I might give is another case of lacking in the scent department. This is more than made up for with the multi-level flavor profile that I look for in a legit India Pale Ale. . .

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Photo of Reidrover
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.49 Pours an attractive hazy light golden with a goodish sized thick and creamy white head. Very strong and fresh hop aromas..resin,mango,papaya and lemon zest..very appetizing. Taste is very similar to the aroma..little more resin in the end..but very good. Nice well carbonated mouthfeel with a looong lasting hoppy bitter aftertaste. Excellent Session IPA..summer is looking great!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler into a pint glass.

A-Poured a bright hazy golden color with big fluffy bright white head that left lots of splashy lace.

S- Huge peach, some pineapple, and tropical fruit notes.

T- Lots of peach and some orange marmalade,, light nutty notes, finishes with strong mineral notes and light bitterness.

M- Light bodied, refreshing, and mostly dry finish

O- Yeah, it is a little one-dimensional compared to Fort George's other IPA offerings, but I really liked it and it was great as a light hoppy beer on this beautiful day.

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Suicide Squeeze IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 81 ratings