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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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


CampesinoTino's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Tall Boy Can. Pours a hazy golden orange color with an inch of sea foam. Mostly grapefruit, pine and orange in the aroma along with a sharp citrus rind edge. The taste offers up pineapple, mango, orange and ruby red grapefruit notes upfront with a bit of pine resin and spiced hop bitterness in the background. Also some mild caramel and biscuit notes from the malt. The body has some creaminess to it with ample carbonation and clean, bitter finish. Definitely one of the more interesting canned IPA’s from Oregon.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Very slight hop scents, with maybe a tiny hint of citrus. Sort of a dark golden, a little bit of cloudiness. The flavor has very strong malt characteristics, with an after taste of some hops. Not a hoppy IPA at all

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (442) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Tap. Hops were up front but not overly strong. some mild malt flavors. Ok but not great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
cloudy orange pour. Aroma grapefruit, cashews, pine. Tastes sweet, tangerines, peaches, pine woody earthy.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AM3D (2) - - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Poured from a can. One of my first experiences with a northwest IPA. Not a fan of this one at all. Good hop aroma but the taste was more earthy and dull, with a bitterness that left my palate dry. Not what I am looking for when I drink a IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4817) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at PDX in Henry’s. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops with some light pine, some pale and light caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Canned from LifeSource. Deep hazy amber in color with a lot of sediment. Sweet nose with a lot of hoppiness. Sweet hops up front. Finish is a little spicy with a good citric hop bitterness. Really good clean IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours golden with white head. Aroma of danky hops. Taste is light, danky, grassy, nice ipa. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
16 oz can. Misty orange with an off-white head. Nose is orange peel, grass and toffee. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit, grass and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Pours dark gold lots of head and lacing. Nose is fruity and grapefruit. Flavours are grapefruit, dank, syrup and peach. Taste med bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Poured from a can dated 04/01/2015. Aroma is fairly hoppy with a strong Northwest hop character. Lots of grapefruit and pine resin. Light, pale malt notes. Some light fruit esters. Pours a slightly cloudy, pale yellow gold with a small, thin, white head that recedes to a thin film where it lingers. Moderate lacing and medium length legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate, pale malt note. Medium light cracker and biscuit notes. Moderate hop notes of a pine resin and grapefruit. Medium bitterness with a fairly dry finish. Some light stone fruit esters. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. Lots of classic Northwest hop character with a dry, pale malt character. Rather bitter, but not over the top.


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