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RATINGS: 122   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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4665) - 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 (7875) - Carlsbad, 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. Wasnt 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 (4113) - 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 (3046) - 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 (1425) - 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 (9071) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this relatively fresh East Coast imperial IPA. Packing a big punch it tastes like something that is perfect for the recent cold snap. I look forward to a chance to try a few more things at the source whenever I finally make the trip to the Carolinas.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown in color the base shimmers and bubbles. Active carbonation erodes the eggshell head. Warm mandarin oranges, peaches, mango, and fresh tropical fruit infuse the air with the smell of summer.

Flavor / Palate - Peaches, mango, and a big serving of fresh fruit adhere to every corner of the palate. Fresh sliced oranges carry towards a pleasing finish. The bitterness might be short lived which is the only flaw in an otherwise excellent beer. Id love to try it once again on draft to get a feel for what it is like at the source.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4033) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Tap @ Thirsty Monk. Orange pour. Aroma of pale malts, sugar, earth. Tastes of cereal malts, earth, paper hops. (3907)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours dark orange color with off white head. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Hop hop hop aroma of citrus and some pine. Flavor is a bold malt backbone with the big oily hoppy of citrus and pine. As it warms the flavors become more pronounced. Really a very good beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dark, dark orange with very little head. A bit of alcohol and pine on the nose. Fairly bitter on the tongue without a ton of flavor. Its big but Im not feeling it.


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