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Fort Garry Portage and Main IPA

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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10186) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Fort Garry Portage and Main IPA ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, citrus, grass, dried fruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, caramel, dry, orange. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20141024]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, peach, pine and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long caramel and citrus and orange bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. Lots of microfloaties in this one, amber in color and with a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma is rather piney and resiny with citrus zest and some caramel maltyness. A bit roasted too, both in the aroma and the flavor. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with malty sweetness in the back. Pine cones and resins. Lasting finish. Lacking a bit on complexity this one, but it’s a fine beer anyway. 141024

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1105) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
silvorgold (26) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (313) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (504) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1439) - 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.


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