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RATINGS: 125   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4436) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Thanks to zrrbrrt for sharing this growler. Pours a cloudy golden/orange amber with a foamy off white lacing head. Aroma was floral, lots of orange, some perfume, pine and candy fruits. Flavor of pine, some grapefrui, caramel, chewy hop flavor although not over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Reality Deviant on 04/30/2009. Somewhat hazy dark amber body with some floaties and a large frothy light tan head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some fruity caramel. Sweet floral and spicy flavor with some citrus and resiny hop kick and a caramel backbround with a big bitter finish. Medium body wtih moderately high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, orange amber color with good foam, aroma of hoppy malt, flavor has a good caramel malty hoppiness, finish is a little too bitter metallic, I did come back to this later

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 (22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cereal, florals, orange, earth, caramel, herbal, and apricot. Flavor of hops (pine, floral, earth, grass, orange), bread, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a dark amber with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, yeast, light pine, honey, caramel. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of grass, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, honey. Generally medium body with a floral finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is hoppy, bubblegum, floral, fruits, malts, and caramel. The look is copper and has a nice beige colored head. Clear. The taste is malts, caramel, hops, and floral.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bomber from Bruisin Ales, Asheville, generously schlepped back to me via emacgee (or, as I like to call him, Commander Douchecanoe). Nice looking pour, cloudy and frothing like something ladeled from a wizard’s cauldron. Sharp and piney aroma, but not quite as complex as one would like (no soft floral notes to balance, for example). I found much the same to be the case with the flavors, which suffer from an overly aggressive use of sugary malts. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle, thanks Ryan! Amber pour, light head. Nice aroma of floral/citrus hops and caramel malt. I get some notes of tropical fruit as well. Flavor is a bit sweeter than I expect, a big malt bill with some tropical fruit flavors and some lost hops. Not bad, not world class either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2526) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
bomber from a stop in Asheville. copper pour with a massive off-white head that never fully goes away and lots of lacing. musty and toasted caramel malt aroma with a hint of citrus. tastes of grapefruit hops and bread with and earthy malt backbone. long dryish bitter finish. nice medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Tap to tasting glass at Pisgah brewery. Pours hazy amber with appropriate ratio of white head. Holy hops!! Nose is citrus with a hint of yeast. Taste is sweet and full of PNW hops fading to biscuit/bready yeast. Finishes warm and bitter. Lovely ipa. Too bad i couldnt survive a session of this :p


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