Sixteenth (XVIth) Chapel | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-13-2007

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by bitterthebetter:
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4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from a quart mason jar, 7 hours later after driving from Astoria to Portland. also had it at the bar. pours a hazy golden orange with slight golden highlights and a lacy, big, fluffy white head. great lacing and thick layers left as it goes down

rich aroma of apricot, pine, resiny, notes, floral hops, slight bready malt, and a faint spicy note.

rich resiny pine upfront followed by apricot and caramel sweetness, but very balanced with pine, floral notes, and a dry thick resiny finish. no trace of alcohol, which I have no idea of, but since the bar served it in a 12 oz, im guessing over 8 %.

super smooth with solid resiny notes followed by a malty and hoppy sweetness that is subtle and balanced by the sturdy hops to be very seamless and long lasting. The finish is nice, strong, lasting, and the beer goes down way quicker than it should.

a super smooth, layered, balanced, textured, and amazingly enjoyable IPA. I liked it so much the first time I had to get more. It made it through the drive pretty well, only losing a little depth of aroma and punchiness on the finish, but its still very vivid in my mind from earlier. the beer leaves the joyous sensation of a big, smooth, rich, solid DIPA and reminds me why I love this style so much.

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Photo of Hobbit
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerhorn12
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a lightly clouded golden orange color with a bigfrothy white cap, excellent carbonation, great head retention leaving some curtains and bubbles on the glass

S; A definite Earthy, sordove musty aroma with a light spice and a mix of citrus and pine. Very nice and pungent.

T: A nice Earthy note upfront with a load of citrus, little booze sting, some pine resin in the background but the flavor is dominated by layers of fresh citrus and orchard style fruits. The Belgian yeast strain provides a big Earthy note and some light barnyard characteristics. A tad spicey on the finish.

M: Very nice, medium-full body, well carbonated, feels a bit sweet but somewhat dry as well. It has a long standing citrus bouquet and yeastiness.

O: A darn good Imperial Belgian IPA!

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Photo of beertunes
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in tulip. Poured a hazy/cloudy orange-yellow color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was mostly some very subdued hops, mostly pine and citrus, (not the big, bold scent I usually expect from this brewery) with just a light bit of base malt showing through. On the tongue, it was pretty much the same story, just a bit better defined, the hops, while soft, were still the lead character.

The body was very good, it was full without being heavy, and had a nice smoothness. Drinkability was pretty good, the beer went down quickly and easily enough, but with the understated nature of this brew, I probably wouldn't have more than one at a sitting. Overall, while not the hop bomb I expected, it was still a pretty good brew. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

Note: A couple days after I had this beer, I was talking to the local rep for the brewery, and he told me this beer was a "Belgian ImpIPA". I didn't get any of the usual Belgian yeast aspects, but that may explain why the hop profile was a bit softer than I was expecting. I chose to stay with my original numerical scores.

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Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of RedDiamond
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Chapel picks up where Vortex leaves off with a remarkably similar flavor profile. The smell, though bountiful, is less intense (how could it be otherwise?) and the color is far darker – near chestnut brown. But the slight malty sweetness with a tail of understated bittering is familiar.

Served in a ten-ounce jar yielding elegant lacing, Chapel is an easy sipping beer with no detectable taste of alcohol. It is clean and easily appreciated, even for a big beer.

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Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Sixteenth (XVIth) Chapel from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 12 ratings