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Fort Garry Portage and Main IPA

Brewed by Fort Garry/Two Rivers (Russell)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A west coast style IPA brewed with high quality barley, whole west coast and Manitoba flower hops! Brewed especially with whole hops to give it a solid 60 IBU and a strong, refreshing aroma of citrus fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Thanks to cards04. This beer poured from the an a hazy brown-orange with a nice foam head. Aroma has a lot more malt than expected. Citrus hops, caramel malt, and a little brown sugar. Medium body with a substantial mouthfeel. Lots of toasted malts compliment the hop bitterness. I like this beer but I wouldn’t say it’s a west coast style with the ample use of toasted and caramel malts. Still, it’s well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
silvorgold (25) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Spring 2014 edition - I was lucky enough to try this beer before it was ever released and it’s completely changed since then. The beer when it first came out was a very strongly West Coast styled IPA, but the 2014 edition is a bit more malty with sweet caramel, not as bitter. Portage and Main has notes of pine, a hint of grapefruit, a quite hop-forward IPA, though not quite as bitter & floral as some like Central City’s Red Racer IPA. A bit of a bitterness lingers on the palate, but this is an IPA that I keep buying over and over.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is a woody pine, with biscuity caramel malt. Some slight graininess to it. Well carbonated with some pine/grapefruit bitterness across the middle palate. Finished mildly bitter. Appropriate body on this one. This beer is not bad, just not great. It is by far the best I have had from Fort Garry! Thanks Steve!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Can. A nice and tasty IPA, with more bitterness and flavour than I was expecting, especially from Fort Garry. One of their better offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Pale amber in colour with medium to borderline strong carbonation. Aromas are a blend of pine sap and fresh cut pine, along with pale malt and a bit of caramel. I get more grapefruit and herbs along with more of the cut pine in the mouth, Fairly assertive and slightly woody (sort of Chinook hop-like) bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Citrus on the nose. nice amber hue and fine head in the glass. A touch bitter, which it promises as an IPA. Best Fort Garry beer I’ve tasted but a tad pricey for what you get.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taylorderek (26) - - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with a thick off-white head. In a tankard it looks like the most appatizing beer I’ve ever poured. A faint smell of hops does not prepare you for the bitterness promised from a 60 IBU brew. On the pallate the long lasting bubbles from the head provide a nice contrast to the smooth, medium thickness of the drink. The bitterness has less of a bite part way through. Only major downside is the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1129) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Canned sample at Peasant Cookery. Piney tasting with good amount of Hops and citrus. Best offering to date from Fort Garry ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mucca (27) - - AUG 21, 2013
The smell of hops is immediate with this IPA. Nice amber/copper colour with a frothy creamy head. Smooth hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (844) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a dark ruby,,, reddish brown? Aroma is pine, vegetables, some citrus. Taste is pretty harshly bitter, citrus is lacking, too malt heavy for me. Not a bad effort. Thanks andrew!

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