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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared with jmborggren, his wife, and the Mrs.; thanks John!). Looks good; a hazy amberish orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops with a semi-sweet malty backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2477) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
bottle, from Beer Study, bottled 06/13/2013. ok aroma, sweet. brown sugar, orange, honey, toasted grain, little rubber band. Tad hazed, brownish orange color color, small to no head, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor. thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. meh, not doing much for me. big abv, hoppy mess, doesnít come together well for me. too sweet, too grainy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very malty I would not call this an ipa not hopped at all. Not sweet but front forward malt hops not in aroma nice lasting head not bad more like a 90 minute ipa but no hop aroma

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The aroma very hoppy and sweet with citrus and pine as well as brown sugar. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall itís interesting but a bit too astringent for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
there is a lot of flavor in this beer, it has a great assortment of taste including, fruity, herbal and bitter. This the beer that you want to have at the end of your day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (1959) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a hazy amber orange from the bomber with fluffy white cap and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and earthy hops, hints of sweet toffee malts, and alcohol. Taste is super bitter, but kind of like an aged IPA moving towards a barley wine. Triple pale ale, hmmmm, I guess that equates to a DIPA. Itís alright, but nothing worth really seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Cloudy variegated amber brown color. Aroma fruit, pine. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, grass. Wow!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/16/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very cloudy dark amber/orange with a thick bone-white head on top. Excellent retention; left a good amount of lace on the glass. Some rings present as well. Scents of greens, toffee, booze, and a bit of pepper spiciness. The body was pretty bubbly, but it went down smooth nonetheless. The bitterness on this one was tending towards the harsher side. Not mouth-scalding, but a little burning. Alcohol was definitive in the flavor as well. Sweetness was absent. This tasted like an aged DIPA. All in all it wasnít bad, but itís not one I would reach for very often.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Pours a hazy dark amber/orange color with a two finger frothy white head that has pretty good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic lacing left behind. Citrus and floral hop aroma with hints of pine, grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Subtle malt backbone with Graham and biscuit. On the lighter end of medium bodied with a blast of bitter and sweet hops up front that linger throughout into a dry finish. Lots of floral and citrus hop flavor with hints of mango, pineapple and grapefruit as well as some pine needle and a spicy, grassy character. Nice malt backbone that provides balance without overpowering. Hints of caramel, biscuit and Graham cracker. Wellmbalanced and pretty quaffable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2009 Batch was the shit. big malty dry (not sweet) hoppy . well balanced really all around great beer 2010 batch not the same beer at all bubblegum, butterscotch, caramel, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, not enough hop to back up the sweetness would love to re-rate this beer when I open one from the cellar!


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