Overdub IPA | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A good beer is like a good sound recording, balanced and pristine. Soft and subdued when it needs to be – In your face and crankin’ when it must. Done right, there’s nothing better than critical listening with a cold pint in your hand. Conceived, created, and brewed in collaboration with Tape Op, Fort George now invites you to put on your headphones and sample a can of Overdub IPA. Pouring a solid gold with a crisp white head, Overdub IPA is a sensory overload of mango and papaya hop aromas, dank grapefruit tones, and mellow citrus finishing notes. This session-style IPA turns down the ABV, and engages the lupulin intensity toggle switch.

Added by Kurmaraja on 05-02-2015

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Reviews by draheim:
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a tulip. Pours a clear pure copper color w/ a 1-finger white head, patchy lace.

Aroma is bright clean juicy citrusy hops, some pine notes too. Bursting with hops.

Taste follows nose. Bright juicy hops over pale dry malt. Lots of alpha acids tickle the palate. Clean and crisp, drinkable.

Mouthfeel is typical of a session IPA. Lighter and less full bodied than a standard IPA, but still plenty of body here to hold up the taste and aroma.

Overall a really nice, straightforward, enjoyable session IPA. Certainly packs a lot of flavor into a 4.5% beer.

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Photo of woemad
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for a sum I can no longer recall, along with a 4-pack of 3-Way. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, this was canned on March 1, 2016. Like Suicide Squeeze, this was brewed as a collaboration with a musical entity – in this case Tape Op – “The Creative Music Recording Magazine” – and lists a website for obtaining a free sampler.

Poured into a Whistle Punk pint glass, this beer was a somewhat chill-hazed golden amber color, with a finger of off-white foam that receded somewhat quickly and left spotty lace on the sides of the glass.

Big tropical fruit aroma to this. I get pineapple, mango, papaya.

The taste is a bit more complex. In addition to the tropical fruits noted in the nose, there’s also a bit of grapefruity bitterness, though it’s somewhat restrained compared to the sweeter fruity notes. Light, grainy malt flavor along for the ride. The finish is modestly dry.

The body is somewhere between light and medium, with a lightly oily mouthfeel.

This packs a lot of flavor for a Session IPA. I was a little worried about the nearly four month old age of this beer but it doesn’t seem a factor. Apparently this is a spring seasonal, and from here on out it’s on my radar.

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Photo of dimitrov
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh clean taste. Citrus hops and light malt are pretty balanced. Refreshing and dry bitterness at the same time. Really good session ipa that is easy drinking and has great taste.

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Photo of TreeBear
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of itracy63
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. clear golden with a ton of yeasty sediment just sitting around in colloidal suspension, not very appetizing, but doesn't really affect the taste or aroma. Tons of citrus and melon across the board, the malt is there only to accentuate the sweet aspects of the fruity hops. On the palate, a pronounced pineapple element rises up with warmth.. The brew never gets too bitter or seems one dimensional.. Proper Session IPA... I will buy this one again for sure.


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Photo of Shortbox81
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grnmtnman
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of straightlambic
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from pint can (gift from new Portlandia resident), into tumbler. A "collaboration with Tape Op, the creative music recording magazine." Thus a session IPA? In any event, a remarkably good but sessionable IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a bunch of duplicate CANs that were taking up space here at Chez Woody, so I solicited locally for "adopted mouthers" to stop by, take their pick of the litter, take them away for drinking, drainpour, w/e & then return the intact empties FFT Jeff Lebo of cansmartbeercans.com. There was no question of CANpensation, remuneration or anything else. These people were simply going to adopt CANs of beer, drink them & return them empty, that's it. Lo & behold, one of them travels for work & he felt inspired to bring this one for me as a token of his CANpreciation. I love The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "A collaboration between Fort George & Tape Op - The Creative Music Recording Magazine. Free Tape Op sampler: tapeop.com/overdub"; "Unfiltered, expect sediment at bottom of CAN - Drink Fresh Do Not Age - Keep Refigerated - Design: Plazm - Please Recycle".

Since it is labeled as being "unfiltered", it only made sense to perform a gentle Glug following the startlingly loud Crack! My effort came to fruition in the form of a gorgeous Yellow-Golden (SRM = 4 -5 ) beer with NE-quality clarity, enticing a visit from the Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus. Once they got done slavering and had their fill, I CANducted an in-glass swirl which raised a finger of foamy, off-white head with moderate retention. Nose had a pleasant cattiness, appropriate for a Session AIPA. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was lightly bitter, kind of like lemon or grapefruit rind or pith and CANtinuing with that cattiness that I noted on the nose. Finish was dry, bitter, slightly imbalanced in terms of its hops to malt ratio, but drinkable.

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Photo of vkv822
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright golden orange with a foamy, white head.

Big tropical fruit and resinous, grapefruit notes. Medium bidy, foamy carbonation. Big, tasty flavor and easy drinking. Another very well done IPA from the folks at Fort George.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A superb session IPA - and I say this as someone who thinks the style often falls short, lacks depth. Juicy tropical fruits - pineapple heavy for me - and a lingering dankness. Pleasantly bitter with some malt background, not simple hop water. Crisp and refreshing but far from simple.

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Photo of NWHopinator
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned April 2015.

A clear light orange with a dense, white head that falls off leaving some lacing. The nose is fresh, hoppy, surprisingly spicy with a little cumin and some onion - did they use Summit hops here? No real malt character is present. Hop character leans heavily on the aroma side, with moderate fruitiness incorporated as well.

The palate opens with a pleasing bitterness, clean with some pine, a little onion, a touch of garlic and some spruce-like bitterness. A thin cracker-like malt character is present, though it does feel a little thin and with a slight mineral character. Mildly creamy, mildly gritty, this beer is crisp and quite clean on the palate. The finish is a blend of lingering hop bitterness, not particularly light but not particularly resiny either. Pretty solid - refreshing but unmemorable. Recommended.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Attractive foamy golden brew in the Einbecker Pils glass. A little lacing. Fruity pineapple aroma. Very light body but a serious brew.

Quite thin and on the sharp side, but tasty with a refreshing mouthfeel. It's a little beyond crisp. Some tropical fruit and a hint of apricot. Mostly dry but the undertone of malt is welcome. Bitter aftertaste is more than enough, but hop fanatics should find it worth trying. Well made and clean. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Overdub IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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