RateBeer
overall
92
59
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (6241) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
This one poured a bright orange color with a big eggshell head. Aroma was sweet malts, a good bit of bittering hops, and loads of alcohol. Flavor was much the same, a decent beldn of sweet malt bomb and hops more like an ASA, but completely overwhelmed by the alcohol. Blah

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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. Don’t know if they brewed it more than once but my bottle label clearly said 9.8% and not 10.8% as listed here, but I’m not gonna complain about a 1% mistake, because if I do I’ll kill my 2008-2009 financial advisor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6097) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Very dark brown, thin beige head. Sweet, almost fruity aroma, with some earthy, flinty notes. Nicely blended - the sweet and bitter play of each other throughout. Fruity notes contrast with earthy, messy hops. Some Whiskey-ish notes as it warms. On tap at Barley’s Asheville.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a orangeish brown topped off with a tall sand head. Aroma was nice a lots of citrus hops and some caramel. Tast of more citrus hops grapefruit peel and some caramel sweetness. Lots of bitterness on this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5750) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a white head. Strong astringent hop aroma with a paper citrus character and a herbal earthiness. Very soapy this is likely the victim of heat or light. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/16/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Big hop bit at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
An extravagant thanks goes out to cool josh from beer advocate for this special brew! Had the pleasure of sampling this at the 7/9/2009 Pittsburgh RB tasting extravaganza (PGHRBEXT) at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. It will be a long time, if ever I see a spread of bottles like I did there. I am not good enough for the beers that were that we served! For example, how about this beer: vortex, yewow! Smell is cloyingly sweet and alarmingly weird hops. Cloudy light iced tea in color. Some carbonation greets the tongue. However, this stuff is strong and alky, wew. Way too much for this lager lover. I think my taste buds are getting sucked into the vortex of a tornado tempest. Strong, chewing green grapefruit rinds soaked in alky. I don’t really know if this is beer or not except for the hops. Very, very triple hoppy. Did I say this was hoppy? Certainly terribly on style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky amber pour with a cream head. aroma of caramel and some bitter hops. very nice on the palate with a bright, citrusy hop flavor and a caramel finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50