Magnanimous IPA | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Magnanimous IPAMagnanimous IPA
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4.12/5
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88 Ratings
Magnanimous IPAMagnanimous IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Seasonal collaboration brew with Earth &Sky Farm, brewed with grand fir.

Added by cherche on 09-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,424
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
88
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
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6
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Photo of JohnnyLarue
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of estajoe
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking. Muted hoppiness but quite good still.

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can purchased...somewhere. No freshness date, but I'm pretty sure it's a holiday seasonal beer, so I'm doubting there's much age. Apparently this IPA is a collaborative beer with a local tree farm, which presumably contributed needles from "Grand Firs."

Poured into a Ft. George nonic pint glass courtesy of Nectar Wine & Beer, this was an amber-gold color with exceptional clarity. Big, off-white head that hung around a bit and left lots of lace.

Citrusy and melon-y hop scent, along with an evergreen aroma that is more in the background. Smells delicious but also a little restrained.

Fruity, hoppy flavors lead the charge, with the Fir needles providing background in the middle of the taste. Things are extremely well balanced, with the fir never pushing to the fore. Mild dry zap to the palate at the swallow.

Slightly creamy and oily, resiny mouthfeel. Medium body.

A pleasure to drink. Not hugely flavorful in hoppy or piney directions, but exquisitely balanced, whereas most beers I've had brewed with needles from trees or bushes generally always turn out to be overwhelmed by them. I think I could enjoy several of these in a row, though at 7%, I'm not so sure it'd be advisable. Hope FG does this again!

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Photo of MOTS77
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dgestri
4.92/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fruity and piney, balanced hops, one of the best IPAs I've had in a while. Try this beer

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Photo of MikeMcM
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Can dated 10/4 so just over a month old.
Pours a crisp golden amber with little suspended elements that looks like lost bubbles frozen in time in a glass bauble. Head is a vigorous half finger of almost nicotine stained yellow and is stubborn in its retention. Decent lacing.

Nose gives initial sweet impressions of subtle apricot and a light earthiness. Digging around a bit brings forth a touch of spicy hops and maybe a whisper of tropical fruits and citrus. Nothing particularly fragrant though, all subdued. If I had to point to one note that defines it it would be the apricot.

Taking a sip is a whole another experience though. Wow. Was not expecting that. While the nose was subdued and just wisps and suggestions, the flavour splashes forth on the tongue flamboyantly presenting a melange of unexpectedly complimentary pieces. The hops lead triumphantly, bursting forth at once piney bitter and smoothly sweet with notes of honey/nectar and some of that same apricot and mild citrus/tropical and maybe an almost candi coating. Then comes the fir. It's listed right there on the can. "Brewed with grand fir." And man I've never had an evergreen that was so distinctly itself, so masterfully folded in for such an enjoyable final product. We talk about IPAs being 'piney' and we have christmas ales that taste like pine needles or old christmas trees or what have you. This brings in an element of almost candied fir needles, but in a romanticized, enjoyable manner where it doesn't distract, doesn't overwhelm, and doesn't taste near as weird as that description surely sounds. In case you couldn't tell, I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
Finish ties back in to that more decidedly beer-pine description we all know and love with just a lingering after-image of frosted needles and high fur collars lingering.

Body is smoothe and on the lower end of medium weight, while the carbonation dances nimbly to continue to the full suggestion of a land of ice and snow, and the tantalizing treats to be found behind said furs.


I like this one way more than I'd expected. I fully anticipate grabbing several several more while they are around. I'm absolutely a bit of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas, and I still believe that it is a month too early to start even thinking about that holiday, but this beer brings forth the Spirit of Christmas Present within me. I'm super into it.

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a golden copper color with a frothy white head.

Aroma is hoppy dank piney.

Taste is balanced between a light caramel and a hoppy piney astrigent.

Delicious

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can dated 10-3-17. IPA brewed with Grand Fir. 7% abv.

Magnanimous pours the perfect color of deep gold bordering amber. It's clear liquid has a labyrinth of tiny particles floating around, underneath a bone white and creamy looking cap, which leaves small patches on the glass as it lowers.

What an interesting aroma. It took me some time to figure out what it was, but to me, there is a sweet, balsamic glazed mushroom thing going on. Not off putting really, just quite unique. Some raspberry jam follows, then some expected pine, and a pleasant apricot aroma to support.

The flavor is unlike anything as well. The balsamic sweetness is still there, but ripe pitted fruits is playing backup to it, which in turn is being backed by wet pine. Though the mushroom doesn't come into equation, there is an earthy taste in the end.

The feel is incredibly smooth and full. Slick and almost velvety. Almost completely balanced but just hugging the bitter side of the line, and it's 7% abv (2017 version) is undetectable.

May be one of the most unique and interesting beers I've had. I wouldn't call it an every day beer, but I could definitely see this as a winter warmer kind of IPA. It's earthiness and rich feel make it a good, filling beer while it's fruit and pine make it comfortingly familiar. Cheers!

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz Can from Brewers Haven. Pale golden pour with slight milky haze, skin if head and streaky lacing. Pungent aroma, yeast and citrus. Taste is more of the same, like lovely textures, silky. Fruity, yeasty, touch of Belgian. Tangy, tingly. Really lovely.

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Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 88 ratings