3 Way IPA (2017 W/ Great Notion & Reuben's) | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3 Way IPA (2017 W/ Great Notion & Reuben's)3 Way IPA (2017 W/ Great Notion & Reuben's)

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Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by cherche on 05-26-2017

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by MjBrewhouse:
Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is very different from the other 3-ways I've had in the past.Pours hazy orange with nice thick head, looks awesome in the glass. The nose is tropical fruit and a touch floral. Tastes is citrus and tropical fruit and a nice amount of hops to balance out the sweetness, nice mouthfeel to this one too. This is a really nice take on a NE Style IPA. Glad I was able to snag a couple cans as the first batch went pretty fast, should be around most of the summer I hope.

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Photo of brenn79
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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 Skrumpy
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
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 chossboss
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale orange/yellow and hazy. The nose is unbeatable here, full of juicy citrus. Orange, mango, grapefruit with a nice danker resinous flavor and finish. Starts out super juicy and ends with some slightly dry hoppiness. I've had the last 4 years of the 3 way collabs and this is up there with all of them. The best collaboration year after year.

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Photo of jason_nwx
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keene
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: complete haze orange with a finger of white head
S: all citrus juice. Oranges mostly
T: grapefruit mostly with very slight bitterness
F: slight drying, smooth and crushable

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
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 VashonGuy
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jorgerod99
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy turbid straw yellow with a frothy white foam head. Nose is of pungent citrus, tropical fruit and floral undertones. Taste of tropical fruit. Pinnaple and mangos predominantly. Citrus rined and floral notes to taste as well. Also some light grasses and subtle pale malt in there as well. Medium body with a very light creamyness that yields way and thins out as the beer warms. Good NE IPA

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Photo of ctt8410
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frankwynn
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Knowing that Great Notion had a hand in making this beer, I expected a hazed out juice bomb with some dankness on the back end. This is exactly what you get. This beer pours a hazy, pale orange color, with a creamy white head that hangs on for dear life. The smell is very fragrant with the smell of orange, pine and slight garlic. The mouth feel is very thick for an IPA, however it does help drive home the "I'm drinking juice" feeling you get from this beer. The taste is incredible, it slams you with citrus, reassures you with some familiar pine and then dazzles you with a danky garlic aftertaste. Overall this beer is incredible and I will be drinking these all summer long.

Being unfamiliar with Reuben's Brewing up in Seattle, I am having a hard time pulling their influence out of this beer. The beers I have had of theirs; I've been impressed with. They bring back that old school, west coast pine that made me fall in love with IPA's. I am hoping the pine influence came from them.

Buy this beer when you see it, drink it often and enjoy the summer!

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McBAINx
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandonwnw
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chazasu
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
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 kyledover
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | 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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3 Way IPA (2017 W/ Great Notion & Reuben's) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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