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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jubileetwist (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
This itís an amazingly flavorful beer. Iím not usually an IPA fan, but this had win me over. All the other IPAís in my waterhole are tasteless in comparison.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heppenheimer (8) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
My favorite IPA. Wonderful balance between hops and body. Bitter, but not overly so.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Had several of these brought back from my OR coast trip. This is a great beer. Pours a cloudy reisinous orange color. Smells piney and citusy also slight yeastiness in there. Taste is very bold, nice malt up front with a good hop bite at the end. One of the best IPAís I have ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 This is an exceptional IPA. This beer has a smooth and building hops tone... the 97 IBU then becomes very apparent. The aroma is classic Cascade hops

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 7.7 % ABV. 92 IBUís. Rich and Delicious With balanced earthy hops. On draft at Cannery Restaurant April 13th, 2010. Fort George Brewery--Vortex IPA--2011 16 oz. MicroCan. 7.70% ABV. 97 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Cloudy bright amber orange color. Rich floral grapefruit pine citrus herbal hop front. Mildly crusty creamy rich caramel malt fruit hint hop resin infused mildly earthy body. Rich earthy bitter clean hop spice end. Big hoppy tasty IPA. Sampled 4/12/2011. Purchased for $1.99, The Loft, Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, Oregon on 4/12/2011.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Thick orange hued copper body with a tall ecru head. Lemonhead and orange citrus jumps out surrounding a rich cereal and toasted bread malt backbone. Lemongrass and fresh sharp pine notes. Some wood and earth along with hearty milled grain and moderate oily resin character. A bit of herbal leaf notes a slight caramel sweetness. Good floral notes and perhaps a dusting of sweet peach. Outstanding drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Very good IPA. Orange/amber color. Poured from tap. Floral hops on the nose with a medium bodied palate. Sweet malts are quickly balanced by strong white peach and grapefruit flavors. Long, hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squizzle (138) - Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This was a really yummy beer. Had it at the brewery as part of a flight then an additional pint. The more I drank it the more I liked it, refreshing even.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4739) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Super nice, very hazy bronze coloured body with a bright orange glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan creamy head - this is an amazing looking IPA! Aroma of floral and very piney hops with a nice sweet smell and a good amount of malt and alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and resinous hop flavour at first with a good malt backbone, some subtle sweetness and then fades to some more hops - this time a bit more earthy and perfumey. Aftertaste shows a nice complexity from the hops with some solid malt flavours and a good level of alcohol. Overall, this is a well crafted IPA with a nice balance of malt and hops and an even better complexity from hops. I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 10-February-2013 for US$3.50 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 30-June-2013 in celebration of my birthday!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1222) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Good IPA. More resin forward, but not untowardly so. This one is all hops, all the time. B ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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