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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fortem is a new-age imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from our own forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany along with pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a full hop impact.

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4.1
shawnmurphy (585) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2017
16-ounce can pours clear slightly hazy gold with tiny off-white head and lacing. Aroma: citrus, honey, floral, pine. Flavor: pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, honey, pine, macadamia nuts. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily, lingering bittersweetness.

3.4
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Tall boy can pours with a near clear deep gold body that supports a full off white head of foam. The aroma offers up banana, bubble gum, apple, pear and a hit of honey. The taste delivers banana and bubble gum. It gets a touch peppery to midway as sweet apple and pear like fruity esters as well as orange blossom honey bubble to the surface. Meh. Not sure what this is supposed to be.

3.9
RichTheVillan (8115) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Can from Cotteridge Wines; hazy orange pour with a thin off white head, aroma has pine, tangerine and juicy mango, taste has smooth mango, bitter grapefruit, some crisp sweet malts, bit of a departure from the DIPAs I've been having recently, but a very pleasant one.

3.8
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: Large can. Nice hazy golden pour, creamy white head and lacing. Aroma is citrus/ pineapple, with a hint of herbs. Taste is more light pineapple citrus and the malt flavors remind me of a pilsner, and also there's a black iced tea flavor that's reminiscent of certain malt-backed DIPA's (i.e. DFH 90 min.). But this is different. There's also an herbal/ tobacco-mint flavor, and it lingers in the finish as well. Feels full and very smooth, medium-low carbonation. Best part about this to me is the mouthfeel.

4
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
30th August 2017
Can. Hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Soft and sweetish malts, nice soft malt cream. Hops bring mild mango and mellow orange. Trace of peach. Good hop spice and pine. Smooth airy finish. Not that punchy hop wise, but wonderfully smooth hops and very very drinkable.

3.3
J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Initially grassy hop aroma gives way to a more dank, heavy, leafy aroma. Hazy medium yellow with a white head. The heavy bitterness follows in the taste without a sharp bite, just vegetal bitterness. It's not a bad flavor, but it's not all that interesting either and similar to other heavy, seemingly overhopped DIPAs. There's a good honey/caramel sweetness to help balance and the alcohol pops in to liven it up. Nice body that's neither too thin or too heavy. Finishes with a bit of spiciness and more leafy bitterness. Not bad, just not my cup of DIPA.

3.6
mR_fr0g (13190) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Can shared at Leighton's place. 06/09/2017. Many thanks to Paul for this juan. A mostly clear golden orange coloured pour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is nice toffee, pine needle, orange rind. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, candied orange, midget gems, candied pine, caramel. Palate issemi sweet, frothy carbonation. Nice , quite old school. Little dried citrus in the finish.

3.7
spacecube (1748) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Can, pours hazy pale gold, foamy white head. Aroma is light malts, pine, grapefruit, lemon and resin. Light medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, with light hop bitterness and some citrus tartness and sharpness.

3.7
Scopey (15471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Can shared at LKS. It pours clear bright yellow - gold with a massive foamy white head. The aroma is soft, fresh, vibrant, lemonade, lime, grapefruit, verbena, white bread and icing sugar. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter, fresh, lemon - lime, quite clean, pithy, zesty, gooseberry, grapefruit, white bread, floral vibes and light boozy hit with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carabontion. Perhaps a touch old-school, but good fun,

3.8
Leighton (22051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Can shared in Hackney - cheers to Scopey. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head. The nose holds lightly faded pine, semi-ripe citrus fruits, dry pale bread. Medium sweet flavour, oily and juicy, with some lime and melon, orange, mellow piney bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming and resinous finish, with more oily hops, tropical fruits. Fun.


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