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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
16 ounce can bought at a local grocery store. 4 pack for 9 bucks. Not bad considering they were bombers. Actually a good deal. Pours a bright orange color with a large white head. Big sweet fruity nose. Great flavor: marmalade, orange peel lengthy bitterness, light toast, big orange almost bursting through, leaves with tons of bitterness and resin in the tail. Really subtle in ways that Pliny is. That is, balance along with huge dominant bitter hops. Actually the more I have this the more I think it tastes like Pliny. A bit lighter but similar. Simcoe is huge. Excellent job.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured from can to glass nice clear orange-ish amber with nice white head. Aroma is hopped with essence of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Light bodied with nice carbonation contributes to a great mouthfeel. Finishes bitter but with a lingering piney, citrus-fruity aftertaste. A really nicely balanced IPA. Not just your typical "bitter", but a well-rounded brew throughout all aspects.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Can. Pours clear orange with frothy white head. Smells really hoppy, very fresh, sweet. Tastes really smooth, nice sweet malts, oranges and grapefruit. A really nice IPA! Highly recommended!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2318) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, moderate to low sweetness, quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery public house. resiny citrus and tropical fruit. bready, bitter grass. very nice. -- Also on tap at the portland timbers game. good stuff -- 7.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
16 oz can poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread,earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit zest and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours clear amber with a small bubbly white head. The nose is wood, resin, sweet honey, light floral and earth. The taste is bitter-sweet, oily, varnish, wood, earth, resin, unami aspect, caramel and alcohol. Medium body, low carb and oily mouth-feel. A bit cloying after a bit, but decent nonetheless...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1068) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Good IPA. More resin forward, but not untowardly so. This one is all hops, all the time. B ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, grass and orange citrus. The flavor is similar with a good dose of toffee and orange. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (584) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
16 ounce can from the broker, big pine, grapefruit aroma. Nice bitterness throughout. Boozy on the lips.


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