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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, citrus, and resin hops with peach, pear, and pineapple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Growler thanks to zrrbrrt for sharing. Cloudy orange body meloowing out to a nice thin ring - nice legs to it. Sweet malty aroma with some lite soapy hops. Sweet flavor that was lightly carbonated with a hoppy orangey taste, caramel. Very smooth with the 11% alcohol not being present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a foamy light tan head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, sweet medium malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Pisgah deceided to bring this back which was a great suprise to me. pours a cloudy brown gold. very initial hop aroma. Little crisp and bitter mouthfeel, with stron finish. Very good, I could not say that it would be better with a few months behind it to calm it down a little, but it is wonderful now, very deep IPA... Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2008
draft. deep brown pour with a nice head. nice hop aroma. lsome bite up front with a nice mouthfeel. bitter and warming finish. alcohola warmth is present but not overpowering. nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Date: August 16, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Barley’s, NC
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine off white head, thick patterned lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma with a nice fruity character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet and creamy flavor with lots of fruityness, nice citrus, light balancing bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

Date: August 29, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma, spicy, peppery
Body: big sticky thick body
Flavor: big sweet caramel flavor, bready, touch of pine, light earthyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a very hazy orange color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is bitter, resiny hops with toffeeish malts and some nutty notes. Taste is very bitter. EXTREMELY bitter. Resin, herbal, earthy and minty, balanced by toffee. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Beautiful golden amber color on the pour with about an inch of head. On the nose you get hops, a bit of citrus and a nice floral aroma that every double ipa should have. On your palate you have hops, citrus and a bitter but crisp finish to it. Great lacing of the glass and stays around on the palate just like it should.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle from Bruisn’ 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Nice earthy and doughy aroma. Nice lacing on an amber colored beer with a small white head. This one packs a punch. Sharp bitterness with a slight fruityness. Great beer. Get this one if you have the chance.


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