Suicide Squeeze *Special Edition
Fort George Brewery + Public House

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American IPA
Ranked #244
Ranked #3,727
4.18 | pDev: 6.94%
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States
Suicide Squeeze *Special EditionSuicide Squeeze *Special Edition
Notes: In 2014, we released an entirely different IPA of similar name. Collaborating again with Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze record label, the brewery has remastered the recipe in a big, big way. Artfully cut like a 7” vinyl, *Special Edition pops with Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra hops. Front loaded with organic 2-row barley and paired with deep cuts of specialty malt, this IPA is a well-rounded experience. Color-changing Special Edition cans available on a limited basis.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 88 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by amano_h:
Photo of amano_h
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

S: Light pulp orange juice. Faint pineapple. Slight stonefruit. Grass jelly. Bread pudding.
T: Peach-ish. Stale orangina. Fresh herbs and wild perilla-like vegetal notes. Slight caramel sweetness. Bready malts.
M: Medium-light body. Soft carb. Crisp-ish.
O: Pretty decent, but nothing to really write home about. The herb / medicinal notes are kind of weird, but you get used to it after a while. Oddly enough my favorite part about the brew was the warming bready malt flavor. This and the one can of Fresh-hop Fresh IPA I have will likely be the last few Fort George Beers I drink in a while.

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Photo of woemad
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy purchased at Total Wine in Spokane Valley, Washington, for $2.49. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, this was canned on March 31, 2016.

Poured into an old school Sam Adams pint glass, this was an initially fairly clear golden amber color, though things got a little chill-hazed after a couple minutes. There was a decent sized, off-white head that hung around for about the same amount of time.

Pineapple-mango fruity hop esters greeted the schnozz, along with a subordinate piney, “sappy” aroma.

The leadoff is indeed sweet and fruity, as forecast in the aroma, but things are more complex. Midway through, a piney bitterness reaches a position of near-parity with the pineapply flavors and provides balance, before things end on a dry note.

Medium bodied, with a sticky, oily, resiny mouthfeel.

I could drink this all day. It combines the best attributes of a fruity, east coast IPA, but doesn’t forget the more PNW style bitter contrast. Glad this finally showed up in my neck of the woods.

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Photo of ricke49
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderfully flavorable IPA. Not to be confused with earlier Suicide Squeeze from Fort George. This is the very tropical 7.2 abv "special edition" IPA. Tropical tones wash over any hint of hop bitterness to produce a very pleasant (near-DIPA) quaff. Fluffy pillowy head; restrained oily taste/feel. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 special edition, can from ABV.

A clear light orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is a blend of bright citrus and pine and some pungent, mildly resiny grapefruit hops. Malt character is minimal, though there is a little honey present. A little bit of toasted bread, mildly crusty, is also present. The palate opens juicy, fruity and mildly bitter with pine resin, grapefruit, oranges, a moderate sweetness. The mid palate is clean, a little watery even, with flavors of orange blossom honey, mild floral notes and some hop flavor. Drying on the finish, mildly bitter, this beer is medium light in body, moderately carbonated and has a nice finish with plenty of hops and a little bit of cotton candy. Delicious.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw gold with no head

Smell has a strong malt presence, a little bit of fruit

Sweet, a bit syrupy, some pine on the finish.

Slightly oily, low carbonation.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reidrover
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint at b2 in Salem OR $6.50 Pours a clear lighter orange.Small white head. Good tropical fruit hop aromas. Papaya, mango and bitter orange. Taste similar..juicy fruity but with a small biting bitter dankness..just to remind you that this is Oregon. Good smooth mouthfeel..perfectly balanced. A great IPA

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Photo of chazasu
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rab53
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1" white head shows nice resilience and good lacing... the brew is polished golden.

Aroma is a tropical fruit knock-out, yes... no doubt this is hoppy. Pithy orange zest and some additional piney hops also weigh in.

Bruisingly bitter up front and slightly less on the finish... light pale maltiness carry melon and citrus hops ... pretty amazing.

Light body... good carbonation... This one is draining entirely too fast... I will be picking up more for the rest of summer and some coming camping trips.

A monster of an IPA... Certainly a contender for best IPA I have had in a hell of a long time.


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Photo of Budlum
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed deep gold color with a short lived white head.
The smell is big hop levels revealing plenty of dank resinous aspects with a bit of the tropical fruit.
The taste is similar to the nose with the addition of some grapefruit zest also.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation level. The finish is dry and mostly bitter.
Overall a bold and tasty IPA.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tarnished brass with pitted rimming snowy froth. 4.25
Lots of oily citrus rind with some Danish butter cookie underneath and a touch of dank. 4
Thread of caramel shortbread then grapefruit, Lemonhedz, bits of cantaloupe + pineapple, a hint of nutmeg and lemon balm with a clean humming linger. 4.25
Light, oily, smooth and creamy. 4.5

For starters, the can says expect sediment but I stored it sideways, on a fridge shelf, though it doesn’t seem to have effected it much. The nose is jumpy, the flavor a bit less so - sorry to have left this sit for a month. But it’s still got some impressively butterfly characteristics: delicate juicy aromas, malts (in that Oregon way) that are defo there but never too sweet, feathery body, and fine grade sandpaper bitterness. Not a hint of 7.2% either, makes this incredibly easy to drink. Flyweight champion IPA. 4.25

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Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow! this is SO EASY to drink!!! great tropical aroma to go with the slightly tangy-bitter and fruitful flavor. this is really good! this needs to be re-named 'special edition' though.... apparently there is another Suicide Squeeze by this brewer..... which isnt as delicious, i understand.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold in color. Good retention and lacing on the eggshell head. Very tropical aroma and taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, and hints of pine. Medium body and carb. Smooth, easy drinking, and low bitterness.

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Photo of billab914
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 08/23/17 into a tulip. Also had a draught pour at ABV in Hillsboro.

Solid beer, but it's good not great for my palate and preferences. Lacks dynamic attributes in both the nose and taste for my preferences.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mudbug
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

. Reviewing a can with canning date of 04 06 17
From the freshness dated pounder into a Sam Smith's perfect pint glass results in a slightly hazy orange body capped by a nice inch thick fluffy white head that hangs in there for the whole trip.
Aroma is very pungent with tropical fruit forward hops in abundance
Taste follows the aroma closely, Big tropical fruit sweetness some orange or tangerine notes then a slight kicker of bitterness on the end, malt sweetness is evident but not strong. alcohol is well hidden
Certainly one of the more sweet sided IPAs that are in vogue now but the slight bitterness is a very welcome feature which keeps this stellar beer from becoming too cloyingly sweet
Overall a very nice IPA . Buy it when you can!

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoryR
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Suicide Squeeze *Special Edition from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 88 ratings