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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Draft at brewer. First this beer has a great scent! Malts, hoppy, caramel and butterscothch? Clear orange color with a large creamy off-white head. Taste is sweet and bitter with a little booze hint. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery tasting room. Gold with a white head. Perfumed spicy hop aroma. Lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3234) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2014
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, orange, some tropical fruit and grass. It had a medium body with a sugary mouth feel. The taste was fairly balanced with caramel malt sweetness and some bitter citrus hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3081) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3033) - 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. It’s alright, but nothing worth really seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3025) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Draught. This pours a rich, cloudy red with a level tan head. It seems a bit darker than the average IIPA, though I guess this is one of those supposed triple IPA’s. The aroma is plenty tangy with grapefruit and pine and a fruitier sweet aroma like apples and berries. The mouthfeel is pretty par for the beer course, providing a medium level of viscosity. The hops are right up front with an initial blast of non-deScript acidity which fades rather rapidly to a woody taste like bark. All around, more floral, fruity notes comprise the flavor profile along with touches of acidic tones that resemble pineapple. The finish leaves a hint of toffee and wood on the palate. I’ve noticed a particular floral/berry flavor in most of Pisgah’s hoppier brews and this one includes it as well. It’s a pleasing sensation that works well with this style. I went downstairs to get the official deScription and I’m very surprised to see this listed as 133 IBU’s and 10.8% ABV. I’d never guess that. This makes a fine sipper, but it certainly does not pack the depth or intensity I’d look for in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottled 03/10. Dark amber orange, thick lumpy beige head with thin looping lacing. Good solid backbone aroma, toffee, bready, caramel, apple, overlayed with pine hops, some almost fruity hops. Taste is caramel, apple, some spicy hops, pine straw, nice lingering bitter. Hints of alcohol but no heat. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Sampled @ GABF! Burnt tangerine color with a small ivory head. Decent orange peel aroma with a bit of caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and a little cloying with honey, toffee, and malt. Hops are present but hide a bit in the background. ABV hidden pretty well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, 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, doesn’t come together well for me. too sweet, too grainy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2967) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle back from NC on the last trip up there. Hops are a present but not overpowering, actually a decent balance here with the malt body working in the form of some caramel and sweetness. Touching a little on my hated band aid, fusel alcohol palate but not so much I’m dogging the beer. Aroma has a little bit of that hop presence but there is a pine aspect to it as well. Flavor is full bodied and coats your mouth well. There is a caramel flavor that fades into a resiny pine bitterness and you are finally left with a touch of orange and sweetness sort of like one of those orange rind candies. Pretty entertaining double here.

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