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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11450) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Cloudy deep amber/mahogany color. One finger of creamy beige head with below average retention and moderate amounts of lacing. 4.0 S: I think this is supposed to be a DIPA, but itís listed as an American Strong, which is exactly what it smells like (or perhaps an American Barleywine). The strongest aromas is caramel and there is a lot of it. Next, there are orange and pine hops. The non-crystal malts come off as bready with some yeastiness in there as well. 3.5 T: Taste pretty much puts this beer into American Barleywine territory. Thereís a healthy bitter backbone in this, but not a whole lot of hop flavor. This is reminiscent of fresh Old Ruffian. Anyway, plenty of caramel with biscuity malts to accompany. Hops are again dominantly piney with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier. 3.5 D: This is an okay beer, but it fails to deliver what it promises. It just isnít that hoppy in terms of hop flavor. Thatís not much of a problem, but it also wasnít that great of an American Strong or American B-wine. Worth a try, but not another round due to price. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-07-2010 04:38:16

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Draft @ Barleyís in Asheville. Nice pour with orange color. Not much going on here. Almost taste as if an old keg. Minimal hop in the nose and in the taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, 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
   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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours dark, dark orange with very little head. A bit of alcohol and pine on the nose. Fairly bitter on the tongue without a ton of flavor. Itís big but Iím not feeling it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was strong floral and fruity hops. The flavor was harsh, strong and very boozy with noted rough fruity and floral hops. The finish was dry, boozy and floral.The mouthfeel was thick. The alcohol really detracted. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. triple ipa? tasted like a decent ipa.meh

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - OCT 19, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Clear amber with off white head. It has big candy aroma and dense sugary flavor. Sort of cloying aftertaste.


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