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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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India pale ale’s 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 George’s 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 it’s home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of nature’s intensity in every pint. IBU 97


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Looks apricot yellow. Smells of pretty big american hops and decently big pale malts. Tastes like a solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Sampled at Hawthorne Hophouse - Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The flavor is heavy on the grapefruit and pine and some dry malt balancing it. The finish is pretty zesty. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CVBis007 (54) - - FEB 1, 2015
A wonderful NW IPA. Pours a little cloudy, but a pretty color. Nice floral, and fruity aroma. I love grapefruit flavors in IPAs, and this one does not disappoint. Nice bitter finish with a little pine.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (942) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
From a bottle into a Kwak glass. The pour is an orange with white head. A malty mango medium bitter hop patle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Copper pour from can. This one is a winner. Taste is citrus, pine, flowers, dough and hops, with a nice boozy finish. Very well done.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (288) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Pizza Schmizza in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, bread, and resin. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet, and finishes with a long bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (912) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
16oz can - pours a medium rusty copper with light tan head . Mild pine aroma with hints of tropical fruit . Nice balanced bitterness , soft pine and citrus . Well made brew . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smallfry (158) - - NOV 25, 2014
(Tap) Pretty nice IPA! It’s not overly bitter and has some nice hop aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1939) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
This Oregon India Pale Ale is standard tasting and strong, very strong. 7.9% and 97 IBU.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (217) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Can from MSM. Pours a hazy orange. Thin white head. Scent is hops, citrus. Taste is pretty hoppy. Some mango. Super smooth.


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