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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (327) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Can from The Beer Junction, Seattle
Hazy amber color. The aroma is quite fruity and nice, the flavor is caramelly and a bit cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Can in Seattle. Pours gold with a white head. Nice funky light veg, over ripe fruit, pine aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice and juicy, with tangerine, pine, lemon, pineapple, light wood, grapefruit... Nice balance, lots going on. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pricey290483 (276) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
really nice ipa very hoppy also very bitter that will leave you wanting more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyan (19) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Canned 17 July 2014. Pouring a clear amber with a dense, off white head with excellent retention and minimal lacing, this looks solid. The nose is great. Bright, pungent and dank hops with grapefruit, grapefruit pith, pine, weed, a little chalk and a little grass. A little caramel is present. The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, plenty dank with a pronounced weed character. A little grassy, which distracts from the wonderful bitterness and moderate hop flavor that’s comprised of grapefruit, pine and a little melon. The mid palate is smooth and creamy with a little sweetness before a long, clean ,bitter finish with flavors of grapefruit and west take over. A little candied melon is present as well. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this tastes solid. Definitely worthy, a great NW IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
16 oz can (excellent) picked up at The Bier Stein. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Got a few floaties in there. Aromas of mango, orange, maybe a touch of onion. Mostly bitter flavor. Maybe a bit undercarbed. Get orange rind, more citrus bitterness. Decent, middle of road ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, grapefruit, light toast, some caramel. Taste of citrus, caramel, tropical fruits, grass, pine resin, and grapefruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (100) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (292) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - 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.


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