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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
473ml can from Bottleworks, Seattle, WA

Bottled 05/08/14 - Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, pine, resinous notes, caramely malts and fruits. Taste is malty, grassy, hoppy and sweet with loads of pine, resinous notes and caramel. Finish is resinous, piney and hoppy with lingering bitterness and maltiness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Smell and taste of malt, and hops, slight bitterness with a hot finish. Smooth mouthfeel, strong carb overall decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Had from the can once, but this time off draft at wob cap hill. Cascade dominate, resiny, citrus, piney hop aroma. Dark amber color. mouthfeel is silky smooth and just like advertised is assertive with its hop bitterness and flavor, but nicely rounded with malt backbone. Piney and citrus hop flavors are in the foreground with a nice spicy, clove/nutmeg aspect with a solid malt sweetness. 7.5 abv is not noticeable, very Sessionable ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
16 oz can from a trade with CaptainHook. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Some sediment in the bottom of the glass. Pine and caramel aroma with a hint of citrus. Bitter pine flavor with some sweet caramel and grapefruit. Medium body with average carbonation. Good stuff. Thanks Jeremy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1160) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Old can while at Ranch-a-Thon. Aroma is still really nice. Floral hops and citrus together. I was actually thinking this might not be too bad yet. Wrong. Taste is a cardboard and malt mess. Faded hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heppenheimer (8) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
My favorite IPA. Wonderful balance between hops and body. Bitter, but not overly so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (189) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
16 oz can poured a orange yellow color with a little head that dissipates quick and leaves good lacing. Nice aroma of tropical fruit and oranges. The taste is similar with powerful hop bitterness. Dry finish. Overall a great IPA that is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
Draught at Bar XV in Portland. Very considerable citrus hoppy nose. Copper/straw color. Scrumptious citrus initial / caramel sneaks in nicely in mid palate. cake-like finish. Medium body. What a smooth and tasty brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a clear light amber copper color with a foamy light tan head. Aroma is very pleasant, mostly citrusy tropical fruit hops and a hint of sweetness. Flavor is moderately bitter with lots of citrus. Light in body and very drinkable. Lingering bitter and sweet in the finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (369) - Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate, pine hop. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter, grapefruit initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation.

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