3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin) | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin)3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin)
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3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin)3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cherche on 05-28-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
35
Ratings:
117
pDev:
6.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by zeledonia:
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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of beercam
4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Superb Reincarnation of the Hop Visions of the minds at Fort George. Truly new in my experience, from them and elsewhere. This beer is tough to describe because any details that spring to mind are way up the hophead valley away from the bustling streets of normal people to like to drink normal beverages.

This beer is not for that crowd. This beer is better suited to the hop-fiending zombie who coldbloodedly seeks the tarry, spiderwebby stick of a good hearty ipa resin, the gargantuan, debilitating bitter kick, deeply tropical flavorscapes, and potentially towering abv levels.

And In these artfully crafted waters i say to you, tread gratefully; piously, and enjoyments will be yours.

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Photo of woemad
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can purchased as part of a 4-pk from either Huckleberry’s or the Rocket Market (I grabbed one 4-pk from each) in Spokane, Washington for approx. $4 (both times I was buying other things and didn’t notice until later they’d only charged me for 1 can). According to the stamp on the bottom, this was canned on May 24, 2016. Incidentally, this is as close to Melvin’s beers as I’ve thus far gotten. My only other experience with Barley Brown’s is from the Batch 201 IPA from 12 String that apparently was brewed with a gift of BB’s yeast strain.

Poured a slightly chill hazed golden shade of amber. Big, pillowy beige colored head that left lots of lace on the sides of a Mad Bomber IPA glass as it slowly sibsided.

Bright, tropical citrus fruity hop aroma to this.

The taste is similar to the nose, but a more lemony citrusy flavor mingles with the tropical fruits. There’s some bitterness, but it’s not a pinebomb by any means. Finishes moderately crisp and dry, though some of the citrus lingers on the palate afterwards.

Medium bodied, with an oily, slightly crisp mouthfeel.

I think the 2014 version (with Boneyard and Block 15) had a better malt backbone that contrasted well with the hops (I didn’t have any of the 2015 version), and the hop flavor of that one was a little more my thing, but this is still very tasty, and am glad I sprung for two 4-pks, regardless of the accidentally great price I paid for them. This might actually be a little more sympatico for drinking on a hot day than the 2014, as I think it’s a little more straightforward. Man, Fort George makes great beers.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mudbug
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the pounder can dated 6/10/16 into a Sam Smith's perfect pint glass results in a slightly hazy light orange body capped by a small white head that recedes to a thin cap that leaves lacing as the level drops, very small bubbles rise to the top.
Aroma is pungent tropical hop with pineapple and mango and a hint of pine.
Taste follows aroma closely but with a surprising clean bitterness on the tail end.
Not as thick as the taste would lead you to believe, perhaps a tad thin.
Medium dry aftertaste, Not something I'd drink a 6 pack at one time, sneaky alcohol is well hidden.
Overall a very nice higher ABV IPA that makes a nod to the sweeter tropical hop varieties.
Bravo!

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Photo of GilGarp
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint sized can packaged 5/25/2016. Served chilled into an imperial pint glass.

3-Way is a hazy yellow-orange color with thick head. Retention is low but some spotty lacing is left behind.

Aroma is immediately noticed when the can is opened. It's fresh and hoppy with great citrus and danky notes.

Flavor is excellent with just enough sweetness up front to balance the big bold hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Balanced for a big IPA.

I've had Melvin and Fort George IPAs before (but never Barley Brown's) and this is a great collaboration. Thanks to Jeff for shipping this out from Oregon. Hope to see them out in Colorado on a regular basis someday.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thorkelson
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into tulip. Damn this is refreshing, original, citrusy, juicy fruit, loaded with hops. Easy drinking with nice bitterness that creeps on as your drinking it. This is my third time with this series, and have loved everyone so far. It definetly sticks out in the crowd for the IPA market, big winner here.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spikester
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with two fingers of white head. Not much in the lacing department.
Smell is resinous hops with some bready malts.
Taste is big resinous hops with a good amount of malts.
Mouthfeel is medium. Carbonation is fine and finish is medium dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a fine IPA. Will most likely have again.

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Photo of Boilerup
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of itracy63
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can out of my 3rd 4xpack since this arrived in Boise... This is the first time I've taken the time to review it... Pours clear light orange.. sudsy white head.. Big ole citrusy hoppiness with buckets of tropical fruit.. A little catty on the finish,, if that makes sense.. Still a fantastic summer DIPA that has drinkability off the charts... Huge winner.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, orange citrus and light tropical fruit, a bit dank. Flavor is citrus and lightly piney hops, fresh tasting orange citrus, mango, melon. Finishes with lightly resinous piney and citrus hops and flashes of fruit esters. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very fruit forward IPA and a sneaky one. Although this is packed with hop fruit flavors, it does not seem that hoppy bitter until the aftertaste, where clear resinous pine and citrus flavors linger. The finish also reveals more interesting and almost estery fruit flavors that make this interesting in that instead of looking forward to the next taste, I wanted to check out the finish again. There are seriously nice fruit flavors in this. Another really excellent offering in this annual series. I really like it. I am super behind on reviewing my fridge of new beers, but I might have to get another four pack of this.

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Photo of Prager62
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pint can with no date that I received around two months ago in a trade and kept refrigerated. Pouring in a Weyerbacher tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a cloudy gold color leaving a generous finger of white foam. The foam settles leaving ample lacing. Small floaties are suspended as well.

Smell- Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and some floral esters.

Taste- Juicy grapefruit, passionfruit, and solid floral notes. A hint of pineapple and sticky malt in the finish.

Feel- Slick and medium bodied with a slightly bitter semi dry finish.

Overall- A well made IPA that has held up even after being lost in my fridge for nearly two months. It has a mouth pleasing mix of citrus and floral with just the right amount of malt to offset the hop bitterness. I'm wondering how much higher I may have rated this when fresh? This one is definitely worth a visit.

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3 Way IPA (2016 W/ Barley Brown's & Melvin) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 117 ratings