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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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The much awaited release of Pisgah's Vortex series has begun. The first offering is a triple IPA weighing in @ 10.8% and 133 IBU. This beer is packed with Chinook and Nugget hops throughout the boil. The refined bitterness within is the trademark our use of whole hop flowers and the aroma is due to 1# of dry hops per barrel for a number of loving weeks. Treat youself with caution!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2014
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, orange, some tropical fruit and grass. It had a medium body with a sugary mouth feel. The taste was fairly balanced with caramel malt sweetness and some bitter citrus hops. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4965) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Keg @ Pisgah during RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Toasted coconut ,honey and jasmine. Some cantaloupe. Peach and nectarine fruit flavor. Cereal grains. Crisp. Light body, soft carbonation. Serviceable, uninteresting.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
In a flight on tap at the taproom. Pours clear gold, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is very resinous and herbal, with notes of straw, wet grass, and some light peat. Very bitter up front, with a fairly good balancing malt profile, leaving it mouth-puckering, yet drinkable. Medium to heavy body, astringent and dry, with a clean, crisp finish. I usually look for lots of aromatics in an IPA, specifically citrus and floral, but the aroma here is strong, but unpleasant. From the description, this aroma seems to be what they were shooting for, but it don’t really appeal to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5878) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft at Pisgah during RBWG. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have orange citrus, pine resin, some sweet caramel malts, sticky at times, hints of spicy hops. Does show the abv a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Orange pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is toasty breadiness and resiny hops. Flavor is bready malt and resiny hops. A nice bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. A very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
[ Tap ][ Pisgah ][ 6oz ][ Taster ][ ? ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours clear, deep orange with weak foam. Nose is toasted coconut. Taste is sticky orange, squash, sugar, cantaloupe. Wasn’t sure if this was a DIPA or blonde barleywine. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus and sweet malts
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery tasting room. Gold with a white head. Perfumed spicy hop aroma. Lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at Pisgah during RBWG. Dark amber pour. Fairly resinous with a bit of caramel. A touch of medicinal cough syrup notes, although not as bad as that sounds. Definite pine and spruce in the finish. Not much other hop stuff going on. Quick fading finish that falls a bit flat. Past its prime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, citrus, and resin hops with peach, pear, and pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation


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