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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours with a gold hazy matte copper look and floating a modest off white head. The aroma is mild and a bit musty with hints of sweetness and chewy muted sweet citrus. The taste is nice and citrusy and backed up by full smooth malt sweetness. It gets pretty grapefruit hop bitter by midway with support notes of pine, grassiness and a dash of spice. It ends dry and a bit rougher than it started.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle from Bruisní Ales in Asheville in May 2009. Rich amber pour with foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops with light sugary smell, too. Same flavors, with hops and alcohol strong, especially as it wears down. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, but overall pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6881) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled at RBWG 2010. A nice orange pour with a good off-white head. The aroma is soapy hotness with some oxidized sweetness. The flavor is extremely bitter but not necessarily hoppy, almost more like an old ale thatís pretty hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, orange amber color with good foam, aroma of hoppy malt, flavor has a good caramel malty hoppiness, finish is a little too bitter metallic, I did come back to this later

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
In short: A brutal sugary grapefruity IIPA. An acceptable sipper, no more.
How: Bottle 22oz. Age unknown but consumed immediately upon reception. Graciously sent to me by ygtbsm94, thanks a lot Brad.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a large beige head
In long: Nose of caramel and grapefruits. Taste is more of the same. A lot of crunchy sugary caramel, biting grapefruity bitterness, brown sugar, alcohol apparent. After-taste has more brown sugar than anything else. Way too much brown sugar overall, this beer is not well balanced. Donít know if they brewed it more than once but my bottle label clearly said 9.8% and not 10.8% as listed here, but Iím not gonna complain about a 1% mistake, because if I do Iíll kill my 2008-2009 financial advisor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6013) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5614) - 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.


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