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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF. Golden with a small off-white head. Big peach and pine hop aroma. Sweetish juicy hop flavour with a firm bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at GBBF.
Bright orange gold. Not much going on in the head department. Amazing aroma. So much hoppy goodness. So fruity is it that there is almost some black currant hints coming through. The flavour is just a massive hit of hop juice. Fruity as hell, loads of pine and spruce, lychee, a good spicy hit giving an almost ginger burn and a full hoppy punch in the finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 At GBBF 2009. Gold, slight haze, thin line of bubbles. Big floral hop aroma. Thatís quite aggressive isnít it? Its pretty awesome. Lovely. Good IPA that I could drink all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....amber ... big bright grapefruit hop nose ... dry fruits ... bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008 Pine fruit aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter lasting finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earlís Court 05/08/2009 Pineapple fruit aroma. Golden coloured very hoppy and fruity pineapple flavour with a crisp dry and bitter lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask Conditioned Gravity Dispense GBBF 09. I didnít write anything about appearance so read someone elseís work for that. The aroma is very inviting with lovely lemon and grapefruit citrus notes. The taste is hoppy and citric and strong. If anything itís too unsubtle, but hey ho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and a bit toffeeish as well. Flavour is very nicely balanced of the same. Lovely and pleasant balanced IPA. Grassy and fruity bitter aftertaste along with some toffeeish notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Orange, almost clear color, not much head. Intensive tropical fruity aroma, kiwi, mango, a bit resin. Citrusy, resiny hoppy juicy flavor. Pale malty. A bit thin but otherwise this is quite well-brewed IPA. Long lingering fruity bitterness in the aftertaste. One of the best beers at GBBF 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask (gravity) at GBBF 2009, Day 2 @ 7.4%. A very solid West Coast IPA. Powerful pungent leafy, resinous aroma. Slightly less on the palate with a touch of sticky sweetness. This, coupled with perhaps a little too much astringence in the aftertaste, detracts slightly from the overall impression but still a very enjoyable tipple. Assertive but not overblown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask, GBBF 09. Hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are lots of pineapple with lemon. Biscuit malts with floral notes. Soft but dominant hops. Flavours are sweet pineapple and other tropical fruit with caramel malts. Spiced oranges with floral notes. Very hoppy in a friendly way.

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