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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5186) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Draught at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Nose has a nice caramel malt sweetness along with bitter and grassy, fresh floral hops. Good crisp and bitter mouthfeel with a nice bitter, yet balanced, finish. Alcohol pretty well hidden. This kind of reminded me of what 90 minute tasted like 5 years ago. The write-up at the bar says they used 1/8oz of hops per pint of beer. They are such hippies!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle from bruisin’ ales. Hazy amber pour, fluffy off white head and thick drippy lace. Resinous citric hops on the nose. Caramel up front with a citric hoppy finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bomber courtesy of jyounger30 – thanks Jay!. Pours a hazy medium amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. The nose is sweet caramel malt and ripe citrus. The taste is caramel, ripe citrus and a nice resin bite in the finish. Medium bodied. Better than I thought it would be. Thanks again Jay!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
pours amber with a nice big foamy beige head. Leaves some nice lace on the glass. notes of pine, mango, clitrusy hops, grapefruit, bread, caramel, and booze, especially as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle pours amber color with off white head that lasts and laces the glass as you drink it. Aroma is pure pine with a sublte sweetness. Mouthfeel is tingly from the carbonation and hops. Flavor is biting pine hop flavor, some alcohol, and finishes slightly dry with more hop flavor lingering. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Hazy amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is of bubble gum, citrus, apricot, spices, pine and hops. Taste is of hops, pine, grass and earth.

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 ’09 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2597) - 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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