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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A tractor-trailer sped 2400 miles through the night to deliver American Oak barrels to the Fort George Brewery, staves still engorged with Kentucky Bourbon. Seventy-two hours after being emptied at the distillery these barrels were harboring a winter wonder, working their alchemy on the hop and barley elixir nestled within. With the addition of more hops as the beer left the barrels, North VII was born – fully aromatic and pungent with vanilla, bourbon, oak and flowery lupulin magic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersighted (134) - - MAR 21, 2014
This is a perfectly brewed Belgian DIPA. Bourbon barrel aging melds an aromatic mixture of pungent aromas and bitter-sweet flavors. Full bodies and well carbonated, this beers has slight hints of gin and sour flavors in spurts, almost Brett flavored. Loved this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattkorsgaard (33) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Popped a bottle. 2013. Very foamy pour. Citrus aroma. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Sweet with oak prominant. Great beer. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a cloudy golden color with bits of hop. The aroma is grassy, tropical fruits, woody/oaky, slight hint of caramel malts. The flavor is resinous, oaky, ripe fruits, slight heat from the alcohol. This is fairly complex and the bourbon barrel is restrained. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle, nice golden yellow with a huge white pillowy head. laces well. big hop, pine, grassy nose. clean bitter hop attack and a dry finish. good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Think this was a Bailey’s water bottle filled by staff to go. Hazy pale orange with an off white film for head. Hoppy tropical fruit, dry, quite bitter, some vanilla and light oak but quite a lot of booze. Moderate carboation and full body, quite a lot of flavour and barrel chacteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bomber. Highly carbonated. About 3 inches of head. Aroma is oaky, alcohol, and a little bit of belgian tang. First few sips are quite barrel and oaky. Once you adjust there’s a very citrusy hopped IPA that finishes with vanilla and oak. Not a lot of belgian in the flavor. Unique twist on an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle- hazy, muddled orange with a bright white head. Smells like boozy, bouillon with a bunch of heady herbs added. Tastes like oaky, boozy, heady herbs- basil, oregano, thyme with some aromatic spices. Tastes like a medicinal tincture with a ton of grassy, citrusy hops. For the price it’s amazing and the whiskey is integrated so well. A solid option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle:   Dark straw, a bit dirty, thick, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Bright citrusy nose, a little barnish and also musty.   Does have a bit of a Belgian flair in that its musty, a little barnish.   Strong citrus peel, some candied pith.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Musty and barnish hop profile on the finish, remains citrusy but a little dull.   The label mentioned a barrel-aged imperial Belgian inspired IPA, but the barrel aging to me is very soft if at all.   Just seems like a musty and barnish IIPA.   Pretty solid for what it is, but barrel aged?   Oh well, pretty tasty as is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a hazy orange/gold with tons of frothy yellow/tan foam. Smells earthy and wild with hints of grapefruit, cinnamon, cedar, peach and pineapple. Has medium body and has flavors all over the board ranging from pineapple/grapefruit to cardamom, clove and black pepper, and that’s not to forget the general bite of this beer, it’s bitter through and through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bomber. Pine and sweet malts in the background. A touch of vanilla, spice and yeast. Finish is thick and sticky with a sweet bourbon aftertaste.

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