Fort George North the Seventh (VII)
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 Ė fully aromatic and pungent with vanilla, bourbon, oak and flowery lupulin magic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at Chuckís Hop Shop, 85th st, Seattle
Cloudy amber color with creamy head. The aroma is a bit pungent and animal. The mouthfeel is rather dry, and lean, but the hop animal character is evident.
Maybe too aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bomber from the late, perhaps lamented, LetsPour.com. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma of treacle and citrus. Sort of a bakery aroma. Full bodied Iíd say. Flavor is woody, fruity, citrus, woody, maybe bourbon. Yea, some bourbon. And the oak really come through in the finish. If this isnít dank, itís got to be close. Ton of hop. No trace of heat. Head bending flavorful ale. Woot. Other words of approbation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6501) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours cloudy amber with a rich off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of toffee and a tasty bitter hop finish. Very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6486) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orange with a one-finger width creamy white head. Aroma is very pungent, with loads of tropical fruits, intense citrus rinds, and wood. Flavour is very similar, with a very robust profile of citrus rind, citrus hops, lots of tropical fruitiness, and only a slight hint of the bourbon barrels. If youíre going to barrel age an IPA, this is how you do it - leave the hops in tact and just accentuate the flavours with the wood / oak / liquor. Most excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013
22. Pours a hazy light amber with a sudsy off-white head and tons of eggy lace. Big bright orange and grapefruit nose, also some light tropical notes too. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Intense, acidic, oily fruit notes from the attack through the mid palate and the finish. Light toasty caramel behind, and some yeasty esters here and there, but primarily oranges, grapefruits, mangos, and pineapple on the mid palate, and a long grapefruit finish. Very nice belgian ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber from whole foods. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A fresh fruity hop nose. The flavor is excellent with fresh fruit with big oranges and lemon. Resinous with pine and medium bitterness. Really good iipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Golden in color hazy with a thick fluffy head. Super aroma. Lots of oak, flowery and some vanilla. Awesome Belgian yeast flavors and richness. This was a terrific beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Deep super hazy golden and orange-tinted body with a thick, rich, four centimetre tall tan head. Bright aroma of oak, yeast, bright floral and piney hops, alcohol, rich malt and wheat, some sugars and a very pleasant honey and sweet note. Medium to Full-bodied; Very pungent oak and dry characteristic with some wheat, grass and hay, all coupled with the bright piney and floral hops and a rich honey sweetness on the end. Aftertaste shows the large complexity and the delicate flavours of hops, flowers and yeast - very nice and robust throughout, but especially on the end. Overall, one of the best Imperial IPAs (or Belgian) that Iíve had in a long time - definitely worth trying if you can find it! Iím glad I brought this one back home with me! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon for US$7.95 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 17-January-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
This one poured a darker hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of vanilla, pineapple, oak, spicey hops and caramel and toast. Flavor was sweet citrus, oak, and vanilla. Very much like othe ba IPAS ive had. Just a somewhat strange combonation.

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