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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Orange pour from 22oz can at the horse radish. Tons of white head. Fresh floral and cake aroma. Taste is pine, fruity, orange, and lime. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17774) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Draft at GBBF 2013, day 4 - London. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. The nose has a bit of melon, grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with notes of booze, pine needles, melon, white bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes sweetly, with moderate alcohol warmth, light dried citrus, pine, more melon. OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1978) - Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2015
16 oz can- Pours slightly hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is piney, citrus, dank and resinous, fresh marijuana. The taste is very resinous, piney, citrus, tobacco, grassy. Body is medium and carbonation is medium high. Really tasty stuff, i know i’ve had beers from this brewery before, but this one really stands out, might have to look out for more from them.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Very slight hop scents, with maybe a tiny hint of citrus. Sort of a dark golden, a little bit of cloudiness. The flavor has very strong malt characteristics, with an after taste of some hops. Not a hoppy IPA at all

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (481) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Tap. Hops were up front but not overly strong. some mild malt flavors. Ok but not great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1614) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
cloudy orange pour. Aroma grapefruit, cashews, pine. Tastes sweet, tangerines, peaches, pine woody earthy.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AM3D (2) - - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Poured from a can. One of my first experiences with a northwest IPA. Not a fan of this one at all. Good hop aroma but the taste was more earthy and dull, with a bitterness that left my palate dry. Not what I am looking for when I drink a IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5213) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at PDX in Henry’s. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops with some light pine, some pale and light caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Canned from LifeSource. Deep hazy amber in color with a lot of sediment. Sweet nose with a lot of hoppiness. Sweet hops up front. Finish is a little spicy with a good citric hop bitterness. Really good clean IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1013) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours golden with white head. Aroma of danky hops. Taste is light, danky, grassy, nice ipa. Lingering bitter aftertaste.


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