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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Thanks, scrizz! This was a tasty IPA. Warm orange with a pale yellow head. Lots of interesting flotsam and jetsam. The particles seem to hop-colored. Citrus aroma with a juicy citrus taste. Bitter-dry finish. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Juicy balanced earthy lime skin hoppy nose. Dark orange / tarnished copper, creamy pale tan head, chunks of yeast remain suspended. Medium toast body, orange peel character to the hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 This is an exceptional IPA. This beer has a smooth and building hops tone... the 97 IBU then becomes very apparent. The aroma is classic Cascade hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Can: † Orangish caramel, thick, lots of sediment at the tail end of this can, large foamy off-white head, its even orangish, with nice lacing. † Soft sweet citrusy nose. † Smells inviting! † Wow, very smooth hoppiness, pleasant to drink. † Flavorful without being overly bitter. † Malt aspect is very soft, but not grainy or earthy at all. † This one is clean, flavorful, semi-sweet, with a nice amount of bitterness. † Body and mouthfeel moderate to full. † This was a very nice surprise. † One of the better IPAs I have had in a while.   Nice work there guys, simple, tasty, and clean!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to daveytheformer for the can. First pour was much cleaner than the second. Loads of floaters and spent yeast. Hazy orange pour with a fluffy off white head and drippy lace. Aroma is very piney with caramel and grapefruit notes. Very resinous and piney on the verge of sprucy. Decent just a little dirty towards the bottom. Stll good thO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Can, 7.7% ABV. Pours hazy amber with a massive, foamy off-white head. Aroma is a roughly equal mix of citrus, pine, and grain. Flavor is bitter, but with a surprisingly sweet cereal character. Slight alcohol flavor in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3742) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Luminous peach amber body growing a luxuriant beige head. Citrus-pine essence with a dry airy leafiness. Wonder smelling, you could close your eyes and imagine fresh hop cones brushing beneath your nostrils. Medium bodied with a green hoppyness, quite fresh tasting, almost veers a bit too much to the raw-side with hints of vegetal, but on the whole, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Can with Andrew and Carla. Pours a hazy (lots of yeast) gold with off-white foam. Smells nicely hoppy with hints of pine. Tastes lightly resiny with hints of pine and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2011
On tap @ Fort George. Cloudy light amber with a small head. Aroma of light citrus, pine, flowers and caramel. Flavor is very bitter throughout with just a touch of sweet malt. Medium body with average carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Nice IPA, itís a bitter one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
From a can at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet. Pours a clear gold color with an average head that diminishes quickly and leaves some sparse lacing behind. The nose carries some light bread and a bit of grain plus some floral and herbal hops. Flavor is similarly hop-forward, though not too crazy. Bready notes in the background as well as some plan grain. Medium body with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 06-09-2011

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