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RATINGS: 214   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

Hanuta06's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4979) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2016
16oz can pours out golden topped with a small head. nose is pine citrus hops caramel sweet malts. taste is more of the nice hop mix and a nice malty backbone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teamsale (38) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a fairly cloudy golden amber. Really smells good, floral and hoppy. Tastes superb, nice bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours an ambber with a white head and great lacing. Smell is of caramel. Taste is of caramel, malt, and hops. Ends nicely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (1114) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Tap at PDX airport. Pretty sold IPA a bit too sweet but a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Can in Portland. Hazy golden body with big head. Nose is hops, pine, citrus. Taste is is hops, pine and skunky. Well balanced. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Rating #1623 - #CBC2015 Beer 8 - Welcome Reception - Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney bitterness and caramel malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (601) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2016
From pint can. Pours a dark amber/copper color with a small white head and good lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is citrus, slightly sweet, nicely bitter. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1602) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Draft at PDX. Pours a clear, copper color with a thin, laced head. Light, hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Nice, citrus taste with a ton of hops. Amazing taste. Actually, amazing IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Tap @ Flying Pie: Clear gold coloe with a wonderful fresh hop aroma full of pine and juniper. Bitter floral aftertaste. YUM.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Orange pour from 22oz can at the horse radish. Tons of white head. Fresh floral and cake aroma. Taste is pine, fruity, orange, and lime. Very good

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