Fort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPA
Fort George Brewery + Public House

Fort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPAFort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPA
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 9.91%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
104
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Fort George Brewery + Public House
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
94
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Fort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPAFort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPA
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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of brenn79
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 oz crowler- Pours extremely hazy like a NE IPA with a medium white head that retains nicely. Aroma is strong citrus, mango, papaya, malt and some hops. The taste is 100% New England IPA, citrusy, dank, resinous, very little bitterness with loads of hop flavors, yet seemingly simple and very easy drinking. Very much enjoyed it. Edit: Flat out fucking loved it! Wonderful beer, and glad the NE style IPA has finally made it to the PNW.

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Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White head. Super hazy burnt sunset orange.

Pineapple and orange juice. Very tropical. Mango and papaya. Earthy and floral, but pretty soft with light bitterness.

Really solid. Glad to see GN collaborating on this one.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright golden -orange, juice looking from head to toe with a frothy white head. Great lacing. All the tropical fruit goodness you'd expect for the style, and a proper dose of pine well blended in the aroma and taste. Wonderful smooth and foamy feel, but ends dry enough to welcome every next sip. Balanced just hugging the bitter side of the spectrum. Overall, another great 3 Way IPA this year, but how could it not be with these three breweries? Cheers!

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The guy at the store told me this was his least favorite of the 3 ways collabs thus far. I'm not sure I agree, as I am a big fan of this beer. Maybe he was turned off by the gigantic chunks of floating particles, as this is an unfiltered beer. Still, they were the largest ones I've ever encountered. Hazy, pale orange. Foamy, white head. Solid retention and lacing. Aroma is dank and ripe. Tropical fruit. Hints of butterscotch and herbs, melon, and orange. Flavor is orange cream, floral, citrus zest, melon, ripe fruit and hops oil. Even some banana. Resinous and juicy. Pine and grapefruit qualities as well. A very smooth and creamy beer, yet hoppy and citrus laden. A very good beer. Pick one up if you get a chance. Cheers to Fort George for putting together another great ensemble!

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Photo of jjboesen
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives hazy and grapefruit juice colored; the head is small and fades to a ringlet; a few strands of lace

Smell: Pineapple, orange and a hint of mango

Taste: Pineapple and orange forward, with mango rounding out in the juicy department; moderate bitterness, through the middle, and a bit of a west coast kick in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The New England style makes its way to the PNW but the folks out here love to amp it up a bit; enjoyable

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Photo of chazasu
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rab53
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meatyard
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from New Seasons.

An ominous hazy orange with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright and fruity, mildly pulpy with pulpy orange juice, peach, nectarine, a little pine and, much to my surprise, minimal vegetal notes. Some bitterness is perceived, along with a flaked wheat note. The palate opens with a moderate bitterness and quite a bit of juicy fruit. There's pulpy OJ, peach, nectarine, a little mango, papaya and even some honeydew melon. Again, there's a shocking lack of vegetal flavor. Drying, mildly chalky on the finish with just a hint of alcohol, this is very good.

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud

Big fluffy creamy head, nice lacing, super murky tangerine color

Nose big juicy tangerine orange, candy orange citrus, pineapple, little dank pine resin, touch nectarine like stone fruit, touch toasted grain sweet malt

Taste little sweet candy, big toasted sweet malt, doughy, plenty of citrus and some tropical, tangerine nectarine orange juice, little dank resin, pineapple juice, guava, papaya, little bitter earthy hop, dry bitter grassy hop finish

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, fluffy carb

Overall very nice, malt was a little high otherwise quite nice

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Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ctt8410
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakecattleco
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can into a tulip glass.

L: Hazy, yellow bronze, two fingers medium density white head, moderate retention, mixed lacing

N: Tropical, lots of mango, some citrus and pineapple, enjoyable

T: Follows nose well, juicy, more dynamic than the nose. Finishes with mild bitterness and plenty of astringency, clears palate quickly.

F: Thinner bodied, higher carbonation leads to briefly lively on the tongue, finishes slick.

O: A solid NE-style effort, but not my favorite 3-way recipe. That said, I'll happily drink what crosses my path.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017-09-07
16oz can served in a pint glass. Given to me by a friend at work. 08/28/17.

Pours hazy with a small head and medium-low carbonation. Smell is tropical and bright.

Taste is tropical and green -- not quite juicy, but almost. Nice bitter counterweight.

Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation. Overall, very nice beer.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy orange with a fine one finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing; looks like unfiltered orange juice. Aroma of pale malt, orange citrus, piney and citrus hops, melon and papaya. Flavor is mellow biscuit malt, cantalope, papaya, guava, citrus hops with a hint of pine, developing orange creamsicle into a lightly fruit estery, citrus and pine hop finish. Wow level creaminess and mouth feel. I had just finished telling a friend the other day that these hazy fruit bombs usually taste fantastic at first, but near the bottom of the glass seem to lose my interest, unlike the NW style piney IPAs. Not the case with this one. The first sip, with a combination of very interesting and exotic fruit fruit flavors and excellent creaminess just drew me in immediately, left a pleasant mixed fruit and hop aftertaste and kept my interest throughout the entire can. This has been an unusually successful series of collaborations and this one is one of the best, which is saying a lot. Delicious. I sure hope there's another drop of this in Seattle, because the first batch evaporated like dry ice in August; I was lucky to get a can.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellowish color with a long-lasting foam in the tall Bitburger glass. Very fragrant with honeysuckle, peach jam, and lime. Sprightly and tangy in the mouth. Label says this is brewed with Azacca hops which would explain the tropical fruit salad taste.

This is a real hop powerhouse but the bitterness is just moderate. Massive fruit flavors with the usual leafy murkiness that gets to you in the back of the throat. Pineapple, canned peaches, and a piney breeze. This is kind of rich and highly flavored to drink much of, but it's quite delicious. From the 16 oz can purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington, Wash.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keene
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Reuben's Brews. 3 Way is a well executed New England IPA. Hazy to the point of opaqueness, with a very thin, off-white head. Fresh squeezed orange juice, tropical fruit, and pineapple against a piney, slightly resinous background in the nose. The taste is juicy and full of flavor, emphasizing the character hinted at in the aroma. A welcome degree of bitterness finishes the sip, setting this apart from other examples of this trending style. Highly drinkable and delicious from beginning to end.

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Fort George / Great Notion / Reuben's - 3-Way IPA from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 104 ratings