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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Unclear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, pine, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy sharp bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090805]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
16 fl oz can. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy hoppy. Greasy hoppy, citrusy and peachy. Bitter and yet sweet impression fruity light hops finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
Draft at Hood River Hops Fest 2007. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hay and fresh grass, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry bitter finish where notes of grass and grapefruit lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Can 1 pt. Courtesy of byaeger. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off-white head leaving a little lacework. Nice citrusy hops in the nose. Fairly rich body, heavy on both fruit and caramel, but it’s really all a platform for the juicy and citrusy hops leading to a bitter finish. A very solid and fairly big IPA. 221112

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and a bit toffeeish as well. Flavour is very nicely balanced of the same. Lovely and pleasant balanced IPA. Grassy and fruity bitter aftertaste along with some toffeeish notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Can at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, peaches and hops. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel, grass and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Malty bitter hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13483) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, hops, flowers, pine, grass and malt. Smooth and nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Very slightly hazy gold beer. Crispy palate. Juicy grapefruit hops, grassy as well but not too bitter. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....amber ... big bright grapefruit hop nose ... dry fruits ... bitter grapefruit.


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