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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India pale ale’s were designed to withstand the long voyage to India. Today, it seems one has to design the IPA strong and hoppy enough to make the trip back as well. Vortex IPA is the Fort George’s first foray into this strong beer category. Our IPA is made with generous additions of cascade, Simcoe and Palisade hops throughout the brewing, fermentation and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt. We designed this to not rip your taste buds off your tongue, but rather vigorously stimulate them and your palate into a lupulin-ecstacy of pleasure. During the cross-country truck trip our brewery made to find it’s home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of nature’s intensity in every pint. IBU 97

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3.5
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Smell is a nice amount of grapefruit and citrus. Taste is grassy up front, but a nice citrus finish. Drinkable and somewhat refreshing. Good ipa.

3.7
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
Poured a hazy orange with a two-finger bright white head. Smells of pine, sweet grapefruit, citrus, and flowers. Taste is bitter from start to finish, with high carbonation and a surprisingly sweet finish. Floral and grapefruit hints in there. Nice, hoppy, and pretty tasty.

3.8
mcberko (17830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
On tap at Horse Brass Pub, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of piney hops and tropical fruits. Flavour is the same with some candied sugar - very well-balanced with the hops and sweetness. Very good.

2.8
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2012
Nothing noteworthy among the crowded IPA field. Aroma is below average, taste is very run of the mill, has a lingering bitterness that works if you like that, otherwise, it’s just another bitter IPA. Won’t be trying this one again.

4.2
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Very good IPA. Orange/amber color. Poured from tap. Floral hops on the nose with a medium bodied palate. Sweet malts are quickly balanced by strong white peach and grapefruit flavors. Long, hoppy finish.

3.6
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2012
Tall boy can, purchased at Belmont Station. Pours a hazy amber color with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, lemon, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, hoppy, balanced, with a nice, crisp, bitter hop finish. A nicely balanced IPA

3.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
16-oz can. Pours a murky dark burnished amber with a loose tan head. Mild grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and grapefruit mid palate. Resiny finish. Maybe I am drinking this one too cold, but it feels pretty paint by numbers. Well done, just not explosive in any way--certainly not befitting the tornado-like intensity that the marketing lingo suggests.

3.4
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Hazed gold, large white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine, grass, herb, toffee. Taste is fairly malty with a nice piney/resinous bitterness. Medium body, medium high carbonation.

3.6
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
On tap at Driftwood. Pours a beautiful light honey yellow with medium white head. Floral hops in the aroma. Flavor has some sweet malt characteristics with a bitter aftertaste that sneaks up on you. I’m not much of an IPA man, but this was pretty good, just a little too much bitterness in the fInish.

4.2
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Thick orange hued copper body with a tall ecru head. Lemonhead and orange citrus jumps out surrounding a rich cereal and toasted bread malt backbone. Lemongrass and fresh sharp pine notes. Some wood and earth along with hearty milled grain and moderate oily resin character. A bit of herbal leaf notes a slight caramel sweetness. Good floral notes and perhaps a dusting of sweet peach. Outstanding drink.


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