stchloe (807) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drfabulous (4525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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)
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Dogbrick (9113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.