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Fort George OmegaTex Triple IPA

Fort George OmegaTex Triple IPA
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Inspired by the tried and true Vortex IPA, but bigger, hoppier and just as balanced as the Vortex that Fort George drinkers have been keen to since the brewery was almost scattered in a corn field. The brewers at Fort George were making A LOT of Vortex, but just felt like it needed more umph. After a rather strong early batch of Vortex in the pub, the regulars agreed, but this was not for the full pint. This beer is not for everyone, but surely hoppy and big enough for many in the Pacific Northwest. Heavily hopped with Summit and Cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber pour with a small head. Very malty aroma. Fat and sweet. Bread, caramel. Candied fruit and marmalade .Taste is similar. Toasted grain, caramel. A bit of lemon and grassy bitterness on the finish breaks things up a bit. Full bodied, soft carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Warm peach tan coloring, ok head. Strong citrusy nose with a bit of hair on it, ruffles the olfatory senses. There are small doses of skunky orange. Quite a strong brew. Orange and green bitterness dominate, but no real off-flavors. Tastes fairly high octane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, citrus, mild tropical hop notes, mild caramel malt. The taste is bitter tropical, resin hops, caramel malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Brown bottle, 22 ounces, from and with Ian Guénard (merci!); eye: caramel, hazy, tiny ring of beige head, good lacing; nose: malt, caramel, orange, Cointreau; mouth: malt, caramel, orange, Cointreau, astringency, dryness, semi-dry finale in malt with presence of Cointreau, full body, quite bitter, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 22 onces, 9,9 %, de et avec Ian Guénard (merci!); œil : caramel, trouble, petit anneau de mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, orange, Cointreau; bouche : malt, caramel, orange, Cointreau, astringence, sècheresse, finale semi-sèche en malt avec présence de Cointreau, corsée, pas mal amère, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber via Ian. Dirty amber with dark tan head. Sweet caramel malt with lots of muted hops, grapefruit, moderate carbonation, moderate body, mild sweet followed by lots of bitterness and alcohol, long finish. Tasty but not sure if I would describe as a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy dark orange and amber color capped by a generous layer of beige foam. Herbal hops, grapefruit rind, toasted malt and pine dominate the aroma. The flavor consists of hops resin, orange and pineapple with a bit of caramel malt and lemon around the edges. A little more malt-forward than most PNW style DIPA’s although it still packs a punch in the hops department.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle:   Very sweet pithy start, piney, hoppy, moderate to full malt background.   Dark orange in color, a little dirty, frothy sandy head with spotty lacing.   Feels a little sweaty because of the strong sweet pithy bits.   Pretty strong pith and peel on the backside.   Moderate sweetness, fairly chewy.   Wished it were a bit more subtle, but this one is big on pith and peel, no so much on the orange bits or even the floral aspects.   Decent, but hard to finish an entire bomber.   Thankfully I had help!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1161) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at the venerable Horse Brass. A: Cloudy orange with a thin white head. N: Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, grassy, leafy, pine, pink peppercorn, marijuana. T: Sweet natured with a hoppy bitterness. M: Resinous with a heavy body. O: Solid TIPA. Good hop presence. Sweetness is pulled into the pen. Better than their other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is definitely hoppy, but seems more earthy and grassy than anything else. Taste is slightly bitter, but has a residual sweetness on the finish. Also ends up being a bit earthy for me here, too. OK, but not great for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3158) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a long lasting sand head. Nose is caramel sweetness pine nice hoppy juice rich malt. Taste is as the nose with lots of malty sweetness thick rich hop resin and a nice finish

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