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RATINGS: 192   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (807) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
At Oregon Brewers Festival. Delicious fruity West coast style hop-infused concoction with long bitter finish. Yum. Lots of fruit and melon in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Horse Brass. This was very nice. West Coast IPA. Tons of hops. Lots of body and flavor. My type of IPA. More please.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
2010-06-28. Hazy orange body, small white head and lace. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter, hops have and odd fruity character to them, mango? tropical fruit? 6+ Aroma is mild, light green-resin hops, kiss of citrus. 6+ Average palate. Enjoyable but I was expecting it to be much more assertive as an IPA. On tap at Fort George, Astoria

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
[3019-20100628] Tap. Bitter toasted grassy hops aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. More toasted bitter bark flavour with a little sap and thick long citrus juice aftertaste. Medium body is fairly bitter. Great balance! Lovely bitter brew.
(@ brewpub, Astoria, OR)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Small fizzy white head and a fairly opaque Orange caramel color. Smells of lime and pine and a hint of ginger. Crisp sharp citrus flavor. Light wheat flavor comes through in the aftertaste. Somewhat thick muddy feel not the best palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 7.7 % ABV. 92 IBUís. Rich and Delicious With balanced earthy hops. On draft at Cannery Restaurant April 13th, 2010. Fort George Brewery--Vortex IPA--2011 16 oz. MicroCan. 7.70% ABV. 97 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Cloudy bright amber orange color. Rich floral grapefruit pine citrus herbal hop front. Mildly crusty creamy rich caramel malt fruit hint hop resin infused mildly earthy body. Rich earthy bitter clean hop spice end. Big hoppy tasty IPA. Sampled 4/12/2011. Purchased for $1.99, The Loft, Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, Oregon on 4/12/2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear pale amber color with a medium bone white head that dissipates slowly. Top ring of lacing with strings underneath. Citrusy hops aroma with a malty undercurrent. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has citrusy and piney qualities. Caramel malt is present in the background. The finish is hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.


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