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RATINGS: 221   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, reducing to a few small puddles with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing. The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, pine and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange and grapefruit). The taste was mildly sweet with a hint of caramel throughout and then had a hoppy grapefruit peel bitterness with a mild orange sweetness towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mildly harsh piney bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation. Overall this was a bitter-sweet IPA with an awesome drinkability, which ultimately leaves you wanting more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On tap. Pours a copper color with a nice head. Smell is sting sweet hops. Taste is a nice hoppy IPA with a nice smooth finish. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2764) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Deep copper orange with a white head. Tropical fruits, pine, light oak, caramel malt. Medium body. Medium dry finish with a bitter edge. Starts with loads of promise but continually falls off. Nice overal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Appearance: Darker amber. Hazy. Fluffy white head. Nose: primarily pine needle hops with a good portion of tropical fruit. Taste: hop forward with mango and pineapple. Bit of pine needle as well. bright acidity Body: medium and pleasantly carbonated. Parting thoughts: A very nice IPA from fort George

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft @ Sunset Alehouse Issaquah. Copper pour, not much head. Nose is cedar and pine. Middle is caramel sprinkled with pine cones. Finish is bitter and woody.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pools (28) - - JUL 14, 2016
One of my all time favorite ipa's. Super Malty and super hoppy with a mix of dank and citrus. Love

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pours a hazy copper-orange with middling, lasting head. Aroma is marked by spruce-pine hoppiness and a big helping of tropical fruit. Flavor is very bright and fruity. Nice balance of some sweetness with the citrus and tropical fruit favors. Really good IPA. On tap at Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria, OR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Tap to glass at the Lovell tap room Amber, hazy, cloudy, medium off white head goes away slowly Smell: Hoppy Taste: very good; bitter Feel: very good, lively carbonation bringing a creamy sensation Overall: very good beer ok to repeat, look for, drink when passing by Astoria, OR Drank: May 6, 2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6145) - 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 (193) - 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 (2184) - 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.

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