Magnanimous IPA | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Magnanimous IPAMagnanimous IPA
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4.13/5
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89 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:
#4,213
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
89
pDev:
7.02%
 
 
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6
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14
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was fantastic. Canned and enjoyed within a two week window. Fresh is best!
Pours with a slightly hazy tinge. Light pine and orange peel notes on the nose turn into a pleasant burst of juicy slightly herbaceous fir tickling the palate with each sip. Loved it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Moose90
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz matte aluminum can with a fir king and a hop queen on it, sweet looking can as always from Ft. George.

A — Pours a bright pale golden hue into the tulip glass. There is a billowy white head that forms, but it fades to a thin capsule atop the beer and leaves behind just fair enough lacing.

S — Smell is strongly focused on a piney and herbaceous character. I get notes of spruce, thyme, lemon, sage, and hops.

T — Tastes like the nose, more notes of thyme, lemon, pine, slightly herbaceous. I haven't stuck my face in a fir tree recently, but this seems like its right up that alleyway.

M — Medium bodied, slightly lingering finish.

O — Great overall, a nice piney and herbaceous treat.

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Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From can, canned on date 10-28-15 with an abv of 7%. This is an ipa brewed with grand fir. This is an experience to say the least and a delicious one at that. The body of this beer reminds me of their opa, but a rich fruitiness and subtle sweetness. The grand fir lands a gin like quality and light bitterness. If you can get this try it fast won't last long.

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Photo of woemad
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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 JohnnyLarue
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcbroome
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nhirsch04
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of estajoe
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dgestri
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
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 Rizzy17
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Spikester
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold with two finger of white head that lasts about ten minutes and leaves moderate amounts of lace.
Smell is faintly pine.
Taste is sweet malts early on with the fir tips and hops building a pleasant bitterness as the liquid warms a bit.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation just right. Has a medium dry finish.
Overall a very pleasant beer for the style and one I will have again. About $11 for the 4 pack of pints but well worth it. It really does put you in mind of a very high quality gin and tonic with about a half teaspoon of white sugar added to cut some of the bitterness from the tonic.

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Photo of itracy63
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jds16
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick film, leaving light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus, piney hops and spruce. Flavor is dominated by lemony, resinous spruce, citrus hops, moderately dry caramel malt; spruce; finishes with long, lingering lemon citrus and spruce resin and bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess and great carbonation. A great balance between the traditional hop flavors and the evergreen; I used the term "spruce" above, but apparently this is from fir branches. Tasted sprucy to me, which is great. I would have guessed lemon drop hops as this has great lemon flavors; although this was brewed with Simcoe and Chinook. A very nice seasonal IPA with plenty of surprises, but the evergreen resin is deftly handled; clear throughout the taste, but lets the herbal hop and malt flavors support it. I really enjoyed this and would not mind seeing it next year.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jorgerod99
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Magnanimous IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 89 ratings