Fresh IPA | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Fresh IPAFresh IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by chossboss on 09-23-2014

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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of eppCOS
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- promising, lacing, good appearance until the chunks were visible!
S - Nice, a little pine and cat pee (great combo, eh?)
T - Where it falls down for me, just bitter water juice, little palate impression. Good, but meh.
F - Solid, good carbonation, almost too much head at first.
O - a solid pale pretending to be an IPA. Ft George produces better beers...

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Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWDAWG
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale gold, tons of visible sediment, opaque, average head retention and lacing.
Smell- Pine, slightly dank, herbal, bready.
Taste- Pine, bready, slightly dank.
Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, slight astringent finish that lingers on the palate.

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Photo of redresonatedragon
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really appreciate this brew, although i was a little perplexed at first by the way I perceived the hops. They came across as metallic and sweet, reminded me of malt liquor with a slight tartness. Somehow, my perception shifted, and I could pick up dark, leafy greens infused with honeyed tropical fruits. A very delightful, fresh hop ale that Im so happy to have tasted

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can gifted from a friend, unknown age, poured into a tulip.

L: Pours slightly hazy golden with 2+ fingers of variable density white head that left mixed lacing.

S: A bit mute, very floral, perhaps some subtle earthy and tropical notes.

T: Follows the nose well, more dynamic, enjoyable. Finishes with some bitterness, clears palate fairly quickly.

F: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slick on the tongue.

O: Another delicious Ft. George offering, damn solid wet hop brew.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 9/25:
Pours a burnt-orange amber with a moderate head. Some spots of lace even as the soapy head recess slowly.

Nose pops with melon and floral notes, even as the beer is still chilled. Mango and overripe pineapple sneak in with warmth. Not much bitterness noted.

Taste gets a clean very lightly toasted grain to be the vehicle for the melon, very light pineapppe, and some citrus rind. Balanced more like an APA, there’s a soft roiling carbonation that provides its own title bite. Warmth brings out a little spritz of grapefruit juice and zest bitterness.

Warmth is a friend of this non-cloudy fruit-forward beer, as it opens the flavor spectrum nicely. I am missing a little more bitterness as an IPA, but enjoyed the beer as a beverage quite well enough.

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Photo of mbw314
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 offering, from a can.

Pours a crystal clear light amber with a foamy white head. Decent retention.

Smells of freshly squeezed mango and peaches.

Flavor replicates the aroma with touches of citrus, melon, and the faintest after thought of pine.

Feel is clean, juicy, and refreshing. Surprisingly well balanced and only a suggestion of bitterness.

Overall, this is a wonderfully delicious fresh hop ale. Almost more like a strong pale versus an IPA due to lack of percieved bitterness, but ultimately very enjoyable and too easily drinkable. Cheers!

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought single can at Beaumont Mkt.
In the glass, it looks just like beer. Bit of head, not much. Modest lacing.
Tastes great. Clean, zesty, a bit sticky sweet, very easy to have a few.
A nice fall offering of the Citra harvest. But for my money, I'm sticking w the more complex & tasty Vortex

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice looking golden orange color with a slim half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Filmy lacing clung for a brief second and then slid. The smell had an authentic sweet sticky citrus to orange/clementine glossed over to sweet onion, slight grassy. The taste was sweet and bitter, not combined but pummeling to the taste buds. There’s a wonderful sweet onion to grassy aftertaste leading to a slight refreshing finish. On the palate, this one sat right about a good medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be spot on for the style and for me. Overall, what a wonderful AIPA that I would bang again.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 FL. OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours amber with some golden highlights. It has a slight haze. It is topped with less than inch of off white head that leaves very little lacing.

It has a vegetal smell. I also get some fruity sweetness.

The taste is odd. It is sweet and vegetal with a mild pine finish. There are some medicinal flavors.

Medium mouthfeel

I'm not sure what kind of hops were used in this beer. My friends in Washington sent it to me. I have noticed a distinct difference in our tastes when it comes to IPA's. I guess I am more regionalized in my taste than I thought. I don't typically like their Pacific NW IPA's, and they don't like my delicious Midwest IPA's.

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Photo of frekky
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this one from woemad, who apparently was slightly remiss in sending it as he was disappointed in it. Well, I had an experience with this beer as well, not the best on earth but certainly not bad. I'll explain. This hazy, golden beer offered a decent foamy white head that masked ( to a certain degree ) the overwhelmingly pine resin laden aroma, which once released, dominated most of the smell, save for some slightly earthy, grassy nuances around the edges.

The taste was immediately stern in a way that seems to communicate the idea that hops should be taken seriously and given critical thought at all times. Which is to say that the initial bitterness was business first. Pine, slight earthiness and a slightly off putting finish reminiscent of the smell of perspiration. I pray that line doesn't chase anyone off from trying this one, but there's no other accurate way to describe the biting, pungent nature of this fella. Despite a very well crafted and thoughtful display of hops, the single most intriguing characteristic of this beer was the malt use, which was quite frankly brilliant IMO. It served PERFECTLY as an unnamed "extra" on set that you can't seem to take your eyes off of. There's a sweet element imparted to be certain, but not cloying, not overwhelming enough to descry a particular note (caramel and such), but just "there" as to serve as a podium for the blistering speech given by the hops.

If brewed specifically to showcase and celebrate the hop ( I rated it to this conclusion) than bravo, they won. If this was brewed for an every man's every day beer (which I would assume it never, ever was) than not such a good idea. But seeing as how the former is probably more accurate, great job folks!

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can, no discernible date that I could find.

A lovely glowing orange colored body with a thin cap of tiny bubbles forming on the top.

Beautiful aromas of oranges, pine, spicy hops, slight grass/hay like characters.

This has a much easier drinking taste than I was expecting. This has a very smooth gentle hop taste to it; it doesn't beat you up or thrash your palate. Spicy, a little grassy slight bitterness. Completely crushable!

This one has an easy drinking medium mouthfeel, nice lingering hoppiness.

Overall, this is such an easy drinking beer if this was a readily available beer, it would be in my fridge as an every day drinker!

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Photo of woemad
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz can from a 4-pk purchased at Bottles, in Millwood, Washington, for approximately $12. The stamp on the bottom of the can indicates it was canned on September 13, 2016.

Poured into a Boundary Bay pint glass (thanks again, beertunes), this was a highly chill-hazed, golden shade of amber, with a half an inch or so of off-white head. Said head receeded to a thin, spotty foam skiff after a few minutes.

A tropical fruity-like hop aroma greets the nose, reminding me of pineapple juice more than anything else. There are some piney notes as well., but they're well down in the mix.

Tropical fruit juice flavor, with a little bit of piney bitterness in the background. There's an odd, unsweetened iced tea taste as well. Very one dimensional.

Medium bodied, with a lower level of carbonation than is pleasant.

Not impressed by this at all. Fort George has until now been a very reliably good brewery, but this is just not good. I sent one of these to someone else (sorry, Gopens44), and have two more to drink and I'm not looking forward to it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is quite dank and grassy. Taste is also dank but also has overripe fruit notes. Medium bitterness on the finish, lingers really hoppy. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's quite good but doesn't impress in any way.

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Photo of elvisdoc
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Fresh IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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