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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at Slow Bar in Portland (3/16/15). Hazy amber appearance with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, light caramel and some florals. taste is of tropical fruit, citrus, slightly watery, and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2015
16oz can picked up at Bier Thirty
Pours cloudy golden with a lot of floaters, medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and bisquity. Taste is fruity, bready, oranges with a bitter lemon finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2958) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours a cloudy copper color worth a thin bubbly head. This beer tastes sweet and fruity right away. Tropical in my opinion. Maybe a little too sweet. I feel like it’s missing the boldness I love about IPAs, but this is pretty good either way. Quite refreshing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Tall boy can, vigorously poured into my shaker pint. Dark caramel color, clear and full of floaties. Topped with a large beige head, two fingers at first. The nose is moderately rich; citrus and floral. Some caramel. Well-developed hops flavor; citrus, grapefruit, and piney. Faint floral and earthy bits. Strong, but not overly bitter or sweet. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Draft - Tangerine no tropical fruit. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Light tropical fruit and sweetness with a bit of grain. Not as good as it sounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3878) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This is my third one and this one was currently poured into a pint glass. Bottom of the can said "12/09/14. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange color. A fair amount of floaties roamed about with a thin sixteenth finger’s worth of white semi-foamy head that dissipated within a decent twenty seconds. Light spider web to off sort of all over lacing speckled the glass all around. The smell had a fairly decent malted grapefruit-esque to slight piney to floral part coming about. The taste was fairly bittersweet with a fairly leading grapefruity to piney edge and leading to a smoothed out sort of decent citrus aftertaste. A fairly nice palatable semi-dry finish accompanies the aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent carbonation to it. 7.5%, hmmmm....canning date, makes me think, hmmmm....yeah, well, uh...(wishing for something just a tad fresher). Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA, however, I wish I had this a tad bit fresher, ah, oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (392) - - FEB 14, 2015
Poured from a 16 oz can into a beer can glass on 01.27.15. A: Grapefruit and biscuity malt. Very citrusy. A: 2 finger head that is retained. See through amber body with some unfiltered chunks. T: Grapefruit and earthy biscuit dominate. Tangerine and some spice are more subtle. P: Crisp and a bit chewy. I like it. O: This wasn’t very bitter. It didn’t seem like 97 IBU, but FG wrote on the label that they wanted to balance the hops. It was easy drinking. I’d buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (256) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5887) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CVBis007 (54) - Oregon, USA - 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.

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