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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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
(RBWG, 22oz bottle on the Tampa bus) Murky amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango, some pineapple, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
beautiful golden color. sweet smell, almost like soap. very hoppy taste with a sweet tone in it. good feel and goes down fairly smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Nice Impy IPA. Pours amber-orangish into the glass, with a diminished eggshell cap that reduces, leaving thick solid lacing. The nose has some strawberries and floral notes. Solid malt backbone, a bit sweet but of substance, holds its own as the 133 IBUís coat the tongue. The finish also integrates a touch of fusel oils, providing a nice sting bite. Oily palate and full-bodied, has a silky texture that slides down the gullet ok. Definitely an aperitif, this isnít one youíll want to want to chug. Best offering from Pisgah so far on my beer travels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: A cloudy amber/copper color with a fluffy white head. S: Very malty, grapefruit, pine, and some floral notes. T: Quite sweet. Good grapefruit flavor comes through despite a lot of caramel maltiness, and a bit of pineapple as well. A decent hop bitterness rounds things out. M: Medium body, fairly high carbonation. Coats the tongue well. D: This beer drinks a bit more like a barleywine than a DIPA, but itís still got enough of those IPA characteristics to make it a pretty easy drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Poured a hazy amber with an average off white head. Nose is caramel, orange, some tropical fruit, and grass. Medium body with a sugary mouth feel. Taste is fairly balanced with caramel malt sweetness and bitter citrus hop notes. Finishes grassy with mild bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Malty sweetness and earth on the nose. Mildly funky with notes of feet, and b.o. Not the best nose. Pours hazy copper with an explosive rising head. Obviously overcarbonated. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee, feet, some earthy bitterness. Dirty and dusty. Odd.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Nice earthy and doughy aroma. Nice lacing on an amber colored beer with a small white head. This one packs a punch. Sharp bitterness with a slight fruityness. Great beer. Get this one if you have the chance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (786) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Pours a hazy, orannge, yet amber hue, forming a great head of craggley foam. Aroma pungent with hoppish pines, resins, mango, cantalope and light malty air. Flavour is immediate of tropical fruit character, both pine hops and a rather smooth malt kick into a balanced symphony of blissful heaven. Truly a triple pale ale, most excellent organic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
bomber from a stop in Asheville. copper pour with a massive off-white head that never fully goes away and lots of lacing. musty and toasted caramel malt aroma with a hint of citrus. tastes of grapefruit hops and bread with and earthy malt backbone. long dryish bitter finish. nice medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Sampled at the í09 RBPTE, courtesy of Josh (B.A.). Light grain aroma with heavy citrus, resin, and grapefruit hops, followed by a touch of honey. Light brown frothy lacing head sitting atop an amber clear liquid. Medium sticky body with lively carbonation. Quite a strong hop presence, with moderate grain sweetness and a heavy bitter finish. Nice one.


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