Bogart Northwest IPA | Fire Mountain Brew House

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Bogart Northwest IPABogart Northwest IPA
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Bogart Northwest IPABogart Northwest IPA

Brewed by:
Fire Mountain Brew House
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by djeucalyptus on 05-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by cbarrett4:
Photo of cbarrett4
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.

Poured average copper/straw hue with decent head and lace. Aromatics are all about the hops and malts. Lots of pine, resin, grass, and malt. The palate is rather nice with intense hop flavors backed by a hefty malty richness. The texture is rich, but overly from the malt which kind of muddles the finish and fights with the hops, acids, and tannins.

Overall an above average IPA for those interested in a malty style. I enjoyed tasting it and evaluating it (lots of interesting strains of hops are used including Hercules and Hop in the Brite), but I doubt I will go out of my way to drink it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Harvest06
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had Bogart on tap at the Bier Stein. This is a balanced IPA in the East Coast style featuring malts slightly more than hops. If you're looking for a hop bomb you won't get it despite the 99 ibu. The high IBU are well hidden by the hops and the IPA has very little noticeable bitterness. Its more hop forward than Bad Henry. The use of centennial, simcoe, hercules, and willamette hops creates an interesting and complex hop character.

This goes well with food and is pleasant for someone who is looking for a more complex ipa rather than one featuring hops.

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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear burnt orange into an impy nonic with a large blooming slight off white head that left alot of pond scum behind as it settled very slowly into a frothy mass.Big caramel/biscuit malt aromas mixed with orange andpine hops,the hops are not big and in your face bit it's a pleasant enough nose.Deeply malty up front on the palate with a decent amount of sweetness the hops are more herbal orange-like in the finish,not a bitter citric bomb.A smooth creamy feel is another good point to this beer,it's well crafted but not overly hopped,I will say the malt profile is very good.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some orange to the pour, not bright, murky almost dark. Aroma was not really a dry hop aroma, just a soapy bitterness.

Taste delivered the grapefruit bitterness. Wanted more hop mouthfeel. Alcohol behind the scenes. Ample caramel malt feel to it. Lots of cascade hops.

A pretty decent bomber for just over $5, its nice.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into a goblet.

Bogart is a hazy amber color with thick white head. It settles slowly and leaves some great lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy but not huge or over the top. The pine and grapefruit are probably the most forward.

Flavor is similar in chacter with good balance and a nice hop profile. There is a really pleasant sweetness with honey and tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and perfectly carbonated. Bottle conditioning done right.

Overall a really enjoyable NW IPA.

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Photo of Docer
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (3.5)
- Pours a rather clear new copper penny color. Quick settling finger of white foam settles to a rather large sticking ring of foam, and a thin blanket on top. Looks a tad dark for an IPA like many I have tried recently.

Smell: (3.5)
- Smell is very smooth and balanced. Citrus, pine, and zesty herbal hops playing well with a muted caramel, and slightly sweet malt backing. Smells like a smooth number. Though a bit masked, and held back.

Taste: (3.5)
- Smooth, fruity, slight citrus, and zesty hops. Almost too much like a waldorph salad though. Slightly earthy, bready, piney.. cream-like. Perhaps it is my lack of taste in marris-otter malts.. slightly sweet. Overall it is solid, has a nice bitterness to it. Hops are great.. just not a fan of the malt.

Moth Feel: (4.0)
- Certainly a chewy IPA. Drying and a touch cloying.. not at all syrupy. Very well made medium bodied, well carbonated brew.

Overall: (4.0)
- It's certainly a solid Northwest style IPA. I just haven't found Marris Otter malts to be a favorite of mine, and would rather not see them in local IPA's. Maybe an English ESB or daily ale.. but not this. I like lighter colored, more biscuit-like IPA's. But it is solid, and I am sure many would really dig this beer.

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Photo of Spikester
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge head more than half the glass. Lacings all over the place.
Smell is pine and sweet malts.
Taste is sweet and piney bitterness, Malt bomb, with plenty of grapefruit hoppiness.
Mouthfeel is full, lots of carbonation.
Overall like the biggest Double Pale Ale you ever had. Head is incredible, just keeps surging with each pour. Lacing is relentless. Don't know how to classify this beer but it is amazing. Tastes great too.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the COOP tonight.. enjoying some good music and beer while working on some stuff for the day job.... Poured into my small CC goblet... decent retention and nice lacing... the brew is pretty clear orange.

The hop aromas seem a bit subdued.... nice citrus, but are not really out front as I would expect... pale malts are pretty pronounced and seem to squash the hops quite a bit.

Good bitterness throughout... again some pithy citrus hoppiness manifests but never really delivers.... instead it is hammered by the overall bitterness.... the finish drops off quickly leaving pale malts with a touch of toast that melts after a while into some grapefruit zest... but that zest is there just barely.

Body is too thick for the style... carbonation is nice, but more is needed to carry the heaviness...

This brew seems to me like a DIPA that is lacking the abrasive qualities... For a "DIPA", amp up the hop nose and flavor... for a regular "PNW IPA", lower the body a bunch and still more flavor and aroma hops are needed.

Overall, this is a pretty okay brew... It just needs some guidance.


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Photo of comrade_tony
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark coppery orange amber, one finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of herbal hops and light citrus, light malt. Pleasant light sweet malt, citrus, pine and light fruit followed by a hop kick and rather abrupt finish. Hops are nice and well integrated, but could use a bit more of a solid malt body to my taste. Light to medium bodied. A pleasant, but not remarkable IPA.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amber, the amount of red in the color actually was a bit suprising as it actually had a deep ruby almost hue to it. Lots and lots of carbonation

Very fresh aroma coming off of this one and I mean very fresh, slight balance to it as it warmed though which surprised me. some form of grain serving as the back here as it was just evident in an earthy sort of way right under the explosion of hops. sticky nugget like hops that was like candy it was soo good. It was just a nice full flavor, nothing extreme, nothing mellowed, nothing watered down. A good back of grain was easily apparent way underneath and this is what was built upon with layer after layer of pine nugget like freshness.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a rich, dark, orange-amber. crystal clear with a voluptuous two-plus-finger buff colored head that has nice retention fading to a frothy cap leaving dollops of lace hither and fro.

aroma is caramel malt and hops. fairly typical for a strong NW IPA, with grapefruit and pine dominating. cascade for sure, and a few others. smells sweet with a good bit of earthy and grassy notes. honey.

taste is surprisingly balanced. caramel, wood, toffee, earth. a touch boozy and a touch of fresh lawn clippings. then some pleasant citrusy, grapefruity hops kick in to balance it out. Much more malt-heavy than anticipated, but a nice lingering herbal hop bitterness. cascade with a characteristic simcoe bite and a few other hops? complex hop profile as it warms.

body fairly full, just shy of thick. ample carbonation helps cut through. lingering bitterness is perfect. just a touch drying.

All in all, I'm really impressed by this one. Not the PNW pine and citrus bomb that I'm used to... much more nuanced and balanced... which can certainly be a nice change of pace. A solid IPA that's most definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Roth’s West Salem store. $5.59 Appearance? Slightly darker than normal burnt orange IPA with nice bubbly one inch thick head..eggshell white. Very nice fresh hoperrific aromas!..manilly resiny,and grapefruity. Very nice taste of the hops ..but its the malts that take the day with their cereal,bready goodness..then in the back the hops take again..very nice really. Good also on the palate..i like these more robust IPAs. Overall a very nice malt accented IPA.. liked it..but i do seem to be likeing the maltier IPAs in the last year.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of vkv822
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, billowy bone-white head.

Big citric hops, with a light pine kick and a light biscuit malt backing.

Taste is citric and bitter pine hops mixed with a slight biscuit note.

A medium-light body with active carbonation.

An enjoyable IPA, pleasant mix of hop notes and malts.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good orange color to the beer, more of auburn dark kind of orange. Aroma was bitter, but not imparting enough/any hop aromas beyond that.

Taste hit the same grapefruit bitter notes. Lots of crystal malt. Lots of c hops. Plenty of heavy caramel malt notes.

Bomber format sucks, but at least it isn't super expensive, although it still is 2x as much as you should pay per oz.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for sharing this, Gil.

A: The pour is golden orange in color with a finger or two of white head.

S: A very sweet, very malt forward IPA. Lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar notes with only a little bit of hops. Some grass and citrus peel are most of the hop character with a light herbal note.

T: Almost a chore to choke this down. Sweet and malty with light grass and citrus notes. Almost no pine or bitterness is discernible. Mostly just sweet toffee, caramel, and tons of bread.

M: Medium and medium on the body and carbonation.

O: No thanks. Not again.

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with an off-white head, good retention, some lace.

Initial hit of tangerine, grapefruit rind and pine reside to reveal some toffee-like aroma from the malt.

Plenty of depth to the hop flavour: Tangerine, nectarine, pine with hints of tropical fruit. It's got some quality malt to back it up as well: Sponge toffee and a smooth biscuity flavour. Quite a bit of hop resin and a serious bitterness. Packed full of flavour and balanced. Great stuff.

The light residual sweetness gives this a fairly full mouthfeel for an IPA, but it's smooth with a slight hop acidity.

I can see some people not liking the light residual sweetness, but I really like the balance it provides. This has more hop flavour and bitterness than some DIPA's, yet it drinks like a pale ale. Good stuff.

According to the label:
Hops = Cascade, centennial, simcoe, hercules, willamette
Malt = Marris Otter, Canadian Pils and 3 others.

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Photo of Vancoubeer
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle indicates 5 hops and 5 malts in the mash tun...really interesting description. It pours really dark orange..the malts totally create this color. It really looks nice with a very sticky looking white head. The smell well maybe its not fresh and is is almost smells like nothing but I bet fresh this had some hop forward scent. The taste is great...very balanced and the bitterness is not overwhelming and the citrus notes are tame but there. The malts taper the stickyness of the beer and create a smooth after note that makes me crave more. Almost sweet to the taste. But overall a very tasty IPA that has a bitterness that mixes well and does indicate a 6.9% brew. The mouthfeel is sticky and resinous. Lots of hops cause this. But its filtered and I imagine that unfiltered this would be a really full feeling to the mouth. Overall this is another solid beer from Fire Mountain. I would say that they are 3 for 3 with me on their beers. This, the first IPA I have tried. They know what they are doing but if I had this fresher than this, I bet it would be more hop forward. There is nothing on the bottle that indicates a born on date. There are some numbers on the bottom of the bottle but they do not resemble a date of any type. However, despite this fact, this is a solid Oregon brewed IPA. I would try it, and for that matter anything else offered by these guys. Nice work!!!

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jeff97701
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of HopHead84
2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2


Another hoppy beer from the Northwest found its way into my glass at Woodshop Classix. I said nothing as it was poured. I'm a broken man.

A: Hazy orange with a small head that quickly recedes to a thin beige collar.

S: Loaves of bread, like 100 loaves of bread with caramel and cardboard boxes. Feeble nondescript citrus languishes.

T: Bread, cardboard, and caramel, the Northwest triple threat. Hops are pathetic, they don't even put up a fight.

M: Medium body with lower moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and heavy.

Overall: No more. Please, no more.

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Photo of TheSooz
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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