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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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India pale aleís were designed to withstand the long voyage to India. Today, it seems one has to design the IPA strong and hoppy enough to make the trip back as well. Vortex IPA is the Fort Georgeís first foray into this strong beer category. Our IPA is made with generous additions of cascade, Simcoe and Palisade hops throughout the brewing, fermentation and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt. We designed this to not rip your taste buds off your tongue, but rather vigorously stimulate them and your palate into a lupulin-ecstacy of pleasure. During the cross-country truck trip our brewery made to find itís home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of natureís intensity in every pint. IBU 97


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Amber glow with a fantastic plume of head. Big, roasty-toasty malt backbone. Rich hop flavor with zingy notes of pine, citrus and flowers. Nip of perfume, too. Bitter bite in the aftertaste. Tasty and pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
16oz can from HuskyinPDX. Pours a murky amber brown with a small creamy head that recedes to a soapy film and leaves streaks of foam on the sides. There are some particles floating around as well. Aroma is bright and citrusy with lemons, oranges and mangos mixed with a clean biscuity malt aroma. Very fruity but still slightly astringent in the nose. Again, there is some astringency up front with the tangerines and mangos coming out. The malts are there but very subtle, completely giving way to the bright crisp citrus in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and slick overall. A little bit oily really. I really liked this one even if itís not as crazy hoppy/bitter as some other PAC NW IPAs. Another great canned beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
nose: garlic and green onion hop note. mostly pale malt. yeast is slightly dirty. medium chewiness, more sweet than i prefer. buzzing hop acid but flabby malt leaves the finish slick and oily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2011
Can courtesy of cmonster. A shockingly good canned IPA. Murky burnt orange in color with a small frothy white head. Great pine nose. Nice balanced with just enough bitter piney/resiny hop flavors to counter the malt backbone. Well done.....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2818) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Amber pour with an off white head. Big malt body starts off the taste, slightly sweet with a big pine bitterness. Aroma shows off the pine and citrus notes of the cascade and simcoe hops. Very good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2011
What a dandy canned IPA! Colour... cloudy amber with a thick, off white head. Nose... freshly crushed hop cones, pine needles and grapefruit blossoms. Palate... sweet hops, though not quite cloying, with grapefruit skin and pith, lemon zest, hints of table sugar, crushed dried hop vine leaves, field dust, Connecticut shade, and a lingering pine/hop finish that lasts and lasts. This is one wondrous can of IPA (and 16 oz., to boot!)!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
lovely beer, from a can, complex and hoppy, almost like a DIPA, very piney and syrupy

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Astoria is an adorable town and the host of two good breweries. This IPA is good enough. Not a hopheads dream, but a good intro IPA. The hop profile is not as forward as I would like, and so looses some palate taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Cask Ale in a growler from the brewery. Poured a nice orangey/amber with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Nice floral hops and citrus in the aroma. Very nice and pleasantly bitter. Some grapefruit and more floral notes in the flavor. A bit surprised at the 97 IBUís as this beer is definitely not an in your face West Coast IPA. Hoppy yes, but well balanced. Mouthfeel is nice with very little carbonation to muddle the flavors. Along with the fresh seafood, Iíll grab this next time in Astoria. Would go great with some Dungenous Crab!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Tap at Hop and Vine. Poured a golden hue with an inch of white foam and sticky lacing. Big pine and sweet citrus (almost tropical) aroma up front with a solid caramel malt backing, I feel like I detect a bit of honey as well, but the schnozz might be deceiving me on that one. Flavor is again a bit burst of pine with some mandarin and pineapple juicy notes and nice caramel malt sweetness. Well balanced and delicious IPA, would love to have this more readily available.


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