City Of Dreams
Fort George Brewery + Public House

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From:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #350
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,037
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
May 17, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  12
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Once in awhile you find that magical place. A creative confluence of scenic panoramas, bountiful lands, and independent spirit. A site on the edge of nowhere yet enticing to all, where cityscape ends and the open ocean begins. Whether you call it Shangri-La or Utopia or the City of Dreams, one thing is certain – this is the beer you will find there.
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On draft, in shaker pint glass

Opaque dark yellow color, white head that quickly fades. Hop flavor leans orange juice, a touch sweet before some lingering bitterness to balance. Thin to medium bodied, but doesnt quite hit the soft mouthfeel of better NE style beers
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by xungmound98 from New York

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.16/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy yellow color with a creamy white head. Smells tropical with citrus and pineapple notes. Tastes sweet like fruit juice, mild bitterness no malt presence to speak of.
Jul 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by CoryR from Oregon

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
can into glass
Looking identical to a hazy IPA, with a very cloudy straw, orange tinged appearance. Smells like a hazy IPA as well, with a tangerine character, did they mix up the canning line beers? It tastes like a hazy IPA, which I don't like. Had quit drinking hazy IPAs, but subjected to another one here. This is one my favorite breweries and they, like Firestone-Walker can't make a hazy IPA that I like. Hazy IPAs taste like a watered down, mediocre hefeweizen with a bunch of tangerine peels thrown in the tank, steeped for a few hours then strained out. This beer is not an American pale ale.
Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by VashonGuy from Washington

May 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a nonic glass. Canned on 04/02/20.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, modest bright white head with nice retention and lacing. Light carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine and lemon/lime), tropical fruit (pineapple and mango), peach/nectarine, hints of berry, herbal/floral hops.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, juicy citrus fruit and tropical fruit, peach, bready malt with a slight bitter hop back end.

Feel- Medium bodied, crisp and dry. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- A pretty solid APA and very quaffable, really affordable too. Worth trying.
May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
1 month old can poured into a pint glass. Strong fermented fruit, tangerine, lemon peel, and hop floral on the nose. Very strong and pleasant. Pour is nice and thick, with a good 1 finger head and great lacing that is retained. Decent carbonation. Nice velvety mouthfeel. The taste carries the aroma, with pungent hops and a very mild bitterness. Reminds me of tulips, very lemony. Unfortunately, at least to me, the finish is very muted and short, which is surprising for a Ft. George brew.

This is a very good summer beer, light and refreshing without being bland.
May 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by zestd from Idaho

May 01, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received from @woemad in a BIF. Poured from 16 oz. crowler into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It. pours a turbid, muddy gold color with a large, fluffy, eggshell colored cap and thick, soapy lacing. It has a floral, somewhat spicy nose with lemon, lime, tangerine, and grapefruit notes which I attribute to the Huell Melon hops. It's like walking through a greenhouse. The taste opens with lots of bright, tart citrus, including lemon and lime, along with notes of melon, wheat cracker, stone fruit, resinous pine, and bubblegum. The bill of Citra and Mosaic hops deliver a lot of fruit but only mild bitterness. I really like the mouth feel - the wheat and barley malts deliver a creamy, plush mouth feel. The level of carbonation is appropriate, as is the 5.5% ABV. It's a very easy drinker. Overall, City of Dreams delivers! There is lots of fruit with balancing hop bitterness and a first rate mouth feel. I enjoyed it outdoors on a mild early Spring afternoon with some sharp cheese. A delightful experience.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by ttpfau from Oregon

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by MattSn from Oregon

Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by TrueMetalJake from Oregon

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Kolb from Montana

Jun 22, 2019
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Rated by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Good for low ABV, occasionally I pick up a wet clay on the finish.
May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Fort George Brewing

A: Pours super hazy pale golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Tropical and stone fruit, zesty citrus, a touch of pine, biscuity malt, and just a little sweetness.

T: Bright zesty citrus, grapefruit, lime, and lemon, supported with a nice fruity side, passion fruit, peach, apricot, and a hint of melon, a little resinous pine, biscuity malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, softness on the palate is broken up by moderately prickly carbonation.

O: Really solid NE style pale. Brightens up a sorta foggy day up here
Apr 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very cloudy straw appearance with white head that lingers. Aroma is a pronounce grapefruit with a touch of hops. Taste is also a pronounce grapefruit with a touch of hops.
Apr 15, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
i thought this was epic, one of the best pales i have had in this hazy style to date, and i am stoked to now be living in a city where their beer is distributed more full time, i love what they do, especially on the hoppy side, and ill be back for more of this one no doubt. its lightly hazy, eggshell luster, and with an airy but lasting white head, looks lively, fresh, and modern without being so hazy as to be unappealing and unrefined looking, ring lace with each sip too. id love to know what all hops are in here, but the aroma of the dry hop translates to the taste supremely well, way better than most of these, with big pineapple, kiwi, and orchard fruit character, a lively green freshness without any vegetal hop bite, and low bitterness even though it does have a little pep and a higher alpha finish. dank sativa, sweet green banana, and grass clippings also come to mind. its so fresh, so new, so perfect for the springtime, and insanely drinkable, i had to cut myself off, but i could drink this forever. high carbonation and a real dry finish are awesome too, but its this distinct hop profile and high level refinement that make it special. i adored this, even more than i thought i would, one of the best pale ales of the year so far for me! do not miss this one, epic when its super fresh like this!
Apr 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by CMC73 from Oregon

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by tjcamm from Oregon

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Dec 26, 2018
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Full-on murky yellow-gold color with over an inch of fluffy white head that had good retention and light lace.

Fruity hop aroma and taste. No malt or bitterness. Body was typical thin, with a semi-sweet finish. drinkability was fine, but, one-and-done for me.
Dec 16, 2018
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Reviewed by IPANUT3 from Washington

4.96/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This hazy is rare because it is a pale ale and not an ipa. The smell is a perfect blend of mango and citrus. Almost no bitterness just great hops flavor. The 5.5ALC makes this an easy and enjoyable drink after a round of golf.
Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can

Pours less than a finger of white head into my tulip glass. Apparently this is a juicified pale ale, cause the body is cloudy as all hell. Orange and creamy looking. Small amount of trub. Head was meh, but has left some good initial lacing. Looks ok so far.

Nose is definitely juicy as well. Bursting with mango, lemon, and a small touch of zest. Small amount of dankness, Simcoe probably. Not super heavy on the aroma's, but they are very nice. I like this take on the juice bomb.

The flavor is certainly not as pronounced as the aroma. Not a huge problem considering I wasn't even expecting a NE pale ale, but it's what they were obviously going for, and the flavor doesn't really reflect that. Yeah I mean really not very juicy at all on the flavor. Some citrus, finishes with a small, crisp hop bite, albeit not very complex. Not very sweet. For an APA this is ok, for a NEPA this is sub par. Either way it's not amazing. I'll give these guys a break because I don't care if it's a NEPA, and I'll say the flavor is ok. It is very refreshing and clean, I'll give them that.

The mouthfeel is decent. Carbonation is medium - low. The body is also probably medium - low, light but it has so girth to it. Bitterness hits for a bit at the end, doesn't really linger. Very crisp and refreshing. Pretty nice.

The drinkability is very good here. It's light and it tastes fine. Also, while it isn't very fruity, it does have a spring/summer feel to it.

The appearance turned out good. Lacing was pretty good overall. While the bodies in these beers are weird as hell, I actually like them.

Overall this is a fine brew. It's refreshing and clean. Just not nearly enough flavor, even for a pale ale.
Oct 31, 2018
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aroma is strongly citrus. Hazy pale orange/yellow color with a very short white head that disappears before you can even describe it. moderate, but flat, mouth feel. Initial taste is juicy citrus, orange juice, mild with no bitterness whatsoever and no citric acid bite. The initial taste profile carries through to the finish and aftertaste. I can best describe it as hard orange juice, not a pale ale.
Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by PrynneCabin from Washington

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by kmoen from California

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.7 by casapy from Idaho

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Eychung from New York

Jul 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy gold with three fingers of foamy white head. Splotches of lace.
Smell is pungent floral hops with a fair amount of malt support.
Taste is bold floral hops with a balanced amount of malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a tasty and balanced Pale Ale.
Jun 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass.

Look- Golden, opaque, average head retention and lacing.
Smell- Citrus, pine, grapefruit.
Taste- Citrus, grapefruit, pine, spicy on the backend, well balanced.
Feel- Thin to medium body, average carbonation, slightly astringent on the backend.
Jun 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by festizio from California

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by brenn79 from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can- Pours very hazy straw golden to almost orange with a medium large bubbled white head. Aroma is citrus, mango, grapefruit, pungent, pleasant. The taste is mango, papaya, orange, minimal bitterness, and overall hop presence. Super sessionable.
Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by Jbavi360 from New York

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 23, 2018
City Of Dreams from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 72 ratings