barrelagedluv (90) - Pittsburg, California, USA - DEC 30, 2017 mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bitter beer. Darker in color for an IPA. It is a smooth tasting beer, but seems to be lacking in flavor.
Pours into a nonic pint glass liquid gold with sparse evenly spaced bubbles and light head. Aroma is tame for a DIPA, slight pine sap aroma detected. Citrusy hoppy fruit is balanced nicely by the resiny IBU. Remarkably easy gulper, but has a bit of a kick. Great no frills IPA. Cheers Ft George. CObiased (569) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2017
1 pint can - it pours a mostly clear orangey amber color with a thick, soapy bubble off white head. Mouthwatering aroma of hops bursting with citrus notes, pine, grass, melon and a hint of eucalyptus. Quite tasty... citrus peel, bitter grassiness, pine resin, cereal malts and lingering bitter finish. MetalNHopHead (2319) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2017
As with a lot of Oregonian things, Fort George's Vortex IPA is firmly rooted in the natural world. This IPA is basically overflowing with outdoorsy hop character. Orange color. It's grassy, piney, floral, resinous, and earthy. The flavor profile is a little more nuanced. There's some citrus and herbal character, but you get a lot more of the aforementioned earth. There's even more tree influence, too. Evergreen, spruce, and eucalyptus. Bitterness is assertive. If you like Pacific Northwestern hops you'll find a hell of lot of them in here. Itzjerm (3239) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Solid IPA. A. Its earthy a bit. Light flavors. Solid above average classic IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2017
On tap. copper color, lacing head. decent hop aroma. hop resin quality, some citrus, grass. Dry and bitter, some malt but the hop character is more prominent. solid ipa.
drsandman (1680) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2017
On tap at Toms, Cannon Beach. Pours cloudy orange amber, white head. Aroma is big sweet citrus, berries, biscuit, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet blueberry, citrus, sugary caramel, bitter pine. Medium bodied, solid hoppy offering beerplace (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
Tall can from Elizabeth Station shared with wife. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly tan huge head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit malt, some candied citrus notes. Taste is similar with some slight smokey notes and a little bit dirty piney bitterness aftertaste. Not bad. hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at Ft. George. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus with some pine. tricksta_p (5466) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2017
From tap at The Lovecraft, Portland. Aroma is resinous hops with lots of pine resin, ripe tropical fruits, malt, touch of caramel, grapefruit. Flavour is sweetish and medium bitter. Body is medium. Ripe fruity and resinous with some sweetness, very fine IPA. Gangstergafje (1387) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Had the beer during the 2016 Kompaan Bloedbroeder festival. The beer looks delicious. It has some typical IPA looks. The color is a light orangy yellow, with a nice cloudiness. On top of the beer a nice little layer of white foam is formed. The bulk collapses quickly, leaving a thin drape.
The smell is amazing. It reminds me of Dublin and the Irish IPA’s I’ve had there. Amazing smell. I smell lovely sweet and lightly sour aroma’s of citrus fruits, including grapefruit and lemon zest, and a nice hint of passionfruit. I immediately feel like I’m in Ireland again, because most Irish pale ales have the same fruity hop characters. The hops are lovely, very aromatic and rich and well balanced. They are full of smell, but gentle.
The taste is the same. Irish pale ale all over. There is hoppy grapefruit, passion fruit and other citrus fruits. Also some lovely bitter touches of hops and some ginger. Perfect balance.
The palate is fine. Nice and smooth. All in all, a very good IPA. Good job. I love it.