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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 17/20
Damico (2797) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours golden with a gorgeous orange hue and decent hop sediment. Aroma brings juicy oranges and some light sweet malts. Flavor brings drier orange citrus with some nice bitter dry zest on the backend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (183) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Very frothy thick white head. Dark golden hue, lots of bubbles on tap. Smells like bananas and grapefruit. Bitter all the way through. Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
This hop bomb ripped my tongue apart! Not a lot to say about this except hoppy and bitter, the aroma and flavor a bit overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5147) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This homebrew.poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma was of orange, grass and caramel. Flavor similar, more old school ipa, but not horrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1425) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Call this a tick if you will, but by gawd, if you do I will summon demons from Texas. My daughter brought me this and what do I recall best about it? I liked it. I love my kids, all of them. But liking this beer meant something to me. I hope you get that opportunity some day, if it has not yet transpired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4541) - 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 (947) - 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 (3221) - 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 (1192) - 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.

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