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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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OUT OF THE 90′S PACIFIC NORTHWEST MUSIC SCENE, SUICIDE SQUEEZE RECORDS FOUNDER DAVID DICKENSON FORGED HIS OWN PATH WITH ACTS LIKE MODEST MOUSE, ELLIOTT SMITH, AND PEDRO THE LION, FORGOING STANDARD INDUSTRY PROTOCAL. SIMILARLY, FORT GEORGE HAS CHOSEN TO CRAFT BEER THAT IS OFTEN OUTSIDE THE BEER STYLE GUIDELINES. THIS YEAR’S SPRING COLLABORATION WITH SUICIDE SQUEEZE RECORDS IS ONE OF THOSE BEERS – A CRISP SESSION IPA WITH EVERY BIT OF THE HOPPY FLAVOR AND AROMA YOU’VE COME TO EXPECT FROM FORT GEORGE. FLORAL AND CITRUSY, SUICIDE SQUEEZE IPA IS A LIGHT ODE TO SPRING. VISIT SUICIDESQUEEZE.NET/FORTGEORGE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE MUSIC SAMPLER

3 WORDS:CRISP SESSION IPA
BEER STYLE:AMERICAN IPA
ABV:4.5%
HOPS:MOSAIC, CITRA
MALTS:ORGANIC 2-ROW, OATS, C40
YEAST:LONDON ESB
STARTING GRAVITY:1.044
FINAL GRAVITY:1.010


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (592) - - MAY 21, 2015
Can. Tons of floating particulate. Tangerine-hued -- where I can pick up the color through the dust. A nice inch of sticky-bubbled white head. Grapefruit peel, yellow onion and lime juice in the nose. A little dank, a little funky. The flavor copies the bouquet. We have snappy grapefruit peel, wet grass, a hint of onion and tangy lime. Less funk than the nose, more crisp and citrusy. Cleaner, too. Moderate, pinching bubbles in a cotton-soft medium-light body. Moderate bitterness lingers for a long while. A complex session IPA. Wonderful hop flavor and aroma, good snap, and all with an ABV below 5.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Can:   Soft, a little sweet, some powdered sugar like citrusy bits.   Not as crisp as the Easy Jack I had just before this.   This one has a lot more pith that lingers, and its drier.   More citrus peel too.   More like a regular IPA, albeit the citrusy bitterness doesn’t last long.   Decent.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Can. Light copper color with a substantial amount of fine floaters. Boarderline too many. Aroma of caramel and pine hops. Flavor is nice and balanced. Caramel malts and pine and grapefruit. Surprisingly complex and flavorful fo a 4.5% IPA. All the flavors just a little thin on the mouthfeel. Possibly one of the best session IPA’s I’ve ever head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2014
16oz can pours a hazy orange with some swirling white head. Nose is nice, dusty hop pellets, lime, tangerine, orange, mild pine, mild soap, a hint of malt sweetness. Flavor is solid, lime, tangerine, soap, a little honey comb, some mild pine. Zesty, clean, refreshing finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
From can. Light golden with a lot of floating particles. Aroma is grapefruit and nectarine. Taste is ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and some bittersweet citrus. Drinks easily and has a lot of citrus flavor and pleasing bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Can - pours cloudy golden with a ton of sediment and thick white head. Nose of grapefruit and hops. Taste is of mellow hop, orange grapefruit, and lemon. Almost tastes like a radler to me, very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a cloudy golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus lemon grass orange and floral hops. Taste is all the hops combined with a nice cereal malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Hazy dark gold under a thin foamy white head. Nose is dank with some leafy farm picked hops and a bit of marajuana, maybe a touch of lime zest as well. Bitter leafy hop flavor on the front with some subtle dank weed tones, and a little mixed citrus zest. Earthy slightly resinous flavor on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1838) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Another dip into the Session IPA. This version gives you a really nice sweet malty nose that leads into similar flavors, hints of tropical fruits, a decent medium body, and a nice sour pine hop towards the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2389) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a hazy orange gold with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grassy with sweet maltiness. Taste is bitter citrus, earthy notes with a malty backbone. Nice citrus forward session ipa


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