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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A tractor-trailer sped 2400 miles through the night to deliver American Oak barrels to the Fort George Brewery, staves still engorged with Kentucky Bourbon. Seventy-two hours after being emptied at the distillery these barrels were harboring a winter wonder, working their alchemy on the hop and barley elixir nestled within. With the addition of more hops as the beer left the barrels, North VII was born – fully aromatic and pungent with vanilla, bourbon, oak and flowery lupulin magic.

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3.9
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a very hazy golden amber, lots of off white head. Aroma yeast forward, with some estery notes and a crisp citrus character. Body fully and lively with a smooth finish, fruity with some vanilla notes lingering, citric bitterness. FG aren’t always my cup of tea, but this was pretty well done.

4.5
beersighted (134) - - MAR 21, 2014
This is a perfectly brewed Belgian DIPA. Bourbon barrel aging melds an aromatic mixture of pungent aromas and bitter-sweet flavors. Full bodies and well carbonated, this beers has slight hints of gin and sour flavors in spurts, almost Brett flavored. Loved this!

3.7
mattkorsgaard (33) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Popped a bottle. 2013. Very foamy pour. Citrus aroma. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Sweet with oak prominant. Great beer. Very drinkable.

3.5
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a cloudy golden color with bits of hop. The aroma is grassy, tropical fruits, woody/oaky, slight hint of caramel malts. The flavor is resinous, oaky, ripe fruits, slight heat from the alcohol. This is fairly complex and the bourbon barrel is restrained. Nice beer.

3.5
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle, nice golden yellow with a huge white pillowy head. laces well. big hop, pine, grassy nose. clean bitter hop attack and a dry finish. good IPA.

3.6
pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Think this was a Bailey’s water bottle filled by staff to go. Hazy pale orange with an off white film for head. Hoppy tropical fruit, dry, quite bitter, some vanilla and light oak but quite a lot of booze. Moderate carboation and full body, quite a lot of flavour and barrel chacteristics.

3.8
Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bomber. Highly carbonated. About 3 inches of head. Aroma is oaky, alcohol, and a little bit of belgian tang. First few sips are quite barrel and oaky. Once you adjust there’s a very citrusy hopped IPA that finishes with vanilla and oak. Not a lot of belgian in the flavor. Unique twist on an IPA.

3.5
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle- hazy, muddled orange with a bright white head. Smells like boozy, bouillon with a bunch of heady herbs added. Tastes like oaky, boozy, heady herbs- basil, oregano, thyme with some aromatic spices. Tastes like a medicinal tincture with a ton of grassy, citrusy hops. For the price it’s amazing and the whiskey is integrated so well. A solid option.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle:   Dark straw, a bit dirty, thick, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Bright citrusy nose, a little barnish and also musty.   Does have a bit of a Belgian flair in that its musty, a little barnish.   Strong citrus peel, some candied pith.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Musty and barnish hop profile on the finish, remains citrusy but a little dull.   The label mentioned a barrel-aged imperial Belgian inspired IPA, but the barrel aging to me is very soft if at all.   Just seems like a musty and barnish IIPA.   Pretty solid for what it is, but barrel aged?   Oh well, pretty tasty as is.


3.8
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a hazy orange/gold with tons of frothy yellow/tan foam. Smells earthy and wild with hints of grapefruit, cinnamon, cedar, peach and pineapple. Has medium body and has flavors all over the board ranging from pineapple/grapefruit to cardamom, clove and black pepper, and that’s not to forget the general bite of this beer, it’s bitter through and through.


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