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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
India pale aleís 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 Georgeís 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 itís home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of natureís intensity in every pint. IBU 97

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3354) - 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 (12150) - 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 (3554) - 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 fingerís 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 (383) - - 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 wasnít very bitter. It didnít seem like 97 IBU, but FG wrote on the label that they wanted to balance the hops. It was easy drinking. Iíd 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 (5534) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1032) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1118) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - 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.

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