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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India pale ales 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 Georges 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 its home in Astoria, it was nearly scattered to the cornfields of Nebraska by a tornado. We try to capture some of natures intensity in every pint. IBU 97

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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, its just another bitter IPA. Wont be trying this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7939) - Brier, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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. Im not much of an IPA man, but this was pretty good, just a little too much bitterness in the fInish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deleuzian (3) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Nose is pleasant, not over powering hoppy. Color is a translucent orange. Taste is mostly of pine and bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pdxbeer10 (1) - - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
Living in Portland has made me spoiled. This ipa makes me begging for less Caramel and more hops. This beer is like training wheels for a serious full bodied ipa. FG has a lovely pale ale but if you are looking for a ipa that is a complex, complete beer, I recommend oakshire or Bridgeport hop czar.


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