3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc) | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc)3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc)
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3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc)3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc)

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.69%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Great things come in threes. Grain, Hops and Yeast. Fort George, Gigantic and Lompoc. Beer, beer and beer. The next seasonal can release from Fort George Brewery brings them all together to fulfill every beer drinker’s fantasy – the 3-Way IPA. Organic two-row (we couldn’t get 3-row) malted barley creates a solid, crisp profile and a clean, straw-colored hue. A fine balance of aromatic hops treats your senses to a symphony of fragrances and flavors. Add a hardworking California Common yeast and some of Astoria’s slow sand-filtered water, and the 3-Way IPA becomes the perfect summertime beverage. ABV 6.69% – IBU’s? Doesn’t matter. Read the description. Better yet, taste for yourself.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 07-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of scottfrie
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into SN imperial pint. Thanks Jeff!

A: Pours a deep bright golden color with a huge, dense, off-white head that took forever to fade into a thick rocky film that left a complex network of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Tropical fruit hop nose with light hints of bready malt and pale grains. I get a hint of citrus and maybe cat-piss as well.
T: More citrus than the nose but there’s still a fair amount of tropical fruits. The finish is full of grapefruit citrus and bitter pine, and the aftertaste contains notes of lightly bitter pine and faint bready malt.
M: Medium body, extremely smooth and drinkable mouthfeel, with soft carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.
O: Very solid ipa and a pleasure to drink, but there’s something in the hop profile that I’m not crazy about. Still, I’d drink this again.

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Photo of lighthabit
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good looking light tan head, dies down to show delicate lacing on the top. hazy orange. smell is grassy fresh hops, bit of malt, imagine a milder version of sn's torpedo. taste is mild, clean, fresh hops with enough malt to back it up. crisp, a correct amount of oily feel. i'd be ok having a few of these in a row, and i don't usually say that about FG brews. a solid brew from fort george.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a clear light orangish color with good carbonation presenting a nice, fluffy white cap. The lacing and head retention were mediocre

S: Grass and leaves with a light pine and citrus note.

T: A balanced IPA comes to mind. Initial leafy hops meets light citrus. The Cali Common yeast is reflected in this beer for sure. The body is nice with lager like flavors and characteristics. One could almost consider this an IPL. The finish is pretty dry, clean with a nice crisp, moderate hop finish

M: Medium bodied with the feel of a Common beer.

O: Definitely interesting considering all of the forces at play here. Not a bad IPL(because the yeast strain used is a lager yeast).

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Photo of beertunes
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy orange-amber color with an inch of off-white/light khaki head that had very good retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma was huge blast of pine, citrus and floral hops, with a barely noticeable malt presence. In a rare (for me) situation, the scent was bigger, bolder, and better defined than the taste. Pine dominated, citrus had the back and the finish, the floral notes were a no-show, and there was no malt showing on the tongue.

The body was medium and nicely crisp, with a dry, citrusy finish. Drinkability was very good, I'll probably drill a few more of these while they're available. Overall, a solid brew. Not that's particularly outstanding from the crowded PNW IPA field, but certainly a worthy entry. Worth trying if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Elliott Bay Pizza.

A - Served a cloudy medium orange with a fine near white head that fades to the edges very slowly.

S - Grassy, pine and some orange citrus. Pretty typical.

T - Lots of grass, earthy, leafy. I nice bubblegum after taste comes through, which is actually nice after all the bitterness.

D - Good carbonation with a medium bod with lots of bitterness.

O - Solid, but it's another collaboration that kinds sounds better then it actually is.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Soumya
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Greels
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of harrymel
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned 25JUN13

It's a ruddy amber with a solid sheet of light cream foam. Smells nice and hoppy with citrus peels, grapefruit, some resin, some grass and grain. Flavor is bitter with grapefruit pith, peppercorn, biscuit and a little gold raisin. Medium bodied with moderately low carb. Decent enough, nothing special.

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Photo of draheim
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a tulip. Pours a clear honey color w/ a big frothy eggshell head, good retention and lacing.

Aroma is big on the citrus w/ some stickier, earthier fruits in the background, maybe some mango and peach.

Taste is sharply, assertively bitter up front. Plenty of IBUs to spare. A blend of bready pale and light caramel malts tries to break through the wall of hops, but never really does. There's a distinct taste of alcohol too.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, despite the tongue-scouring hop treatment.

Overall this is enjoyable enough, but seems somehow out of balance.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a fine white two finger head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt with very aromatic pine and citrus hops. Flavor is grassy hops, grapefruit and citrus rind, light sweet bready malt; finishes with a subsantial citrus bitterness. Medium bodied. A nicely made IPA, but I found myself wishing for some of the aromatic hops in the flavor as well as the smell. Good, but not the stand-out I'd expect from aroma and such a powerhouse collaboration.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can.

A: Clean light orange body with a firm and fluffy white head. Looks very inviting.+

N: Pine, spruce and earth, though there’s not a really heavy dropping here. Some tangerine and pineapple.

T: Decently bitter. Has a noticeable malt backbone, but it’s got a stinging sharpness from the hops that isn’t tamed.

M: Very dry and palate scraping. Fluffy and full mouthfeel.

O: A bitter power beer that’s middle of the road for a style for me. I expect a lot more from these three. It’s clean and well made, but it’s not terribly interesting.

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3-Way IPA (2013 W/ Gigantic/Lompoc) from Fort George Brewery + Public House
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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