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RATINGS: 228   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
A bitter beer. Darker in color for an IPA. It is a smooth tasting beer, but seems to be lacking in flavor.


4.4
MetalNHopHead (2123) - 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.

3.8
Itzjerm (3074) - 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

3.2
JK (6249) - 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.

3.7
drsandman (1587) - 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

3.6
beerplace (1923) - 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.

3.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at Ft. George. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus with some pine.

3.8
tricksta_p (5009) - 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.

4.7
Gangstergafje (1225) - 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.

3.4
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - APR 6, 2017
Super hazy IPA. A bit of a funky nose and flavor. Not real smooth. Wanted more from St George.

3.3
Benzai (16500) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
Draught @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear orange to light amber color, medium sized white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma and flavor both have malts, hops, sort of fruity but not the fruitiness I prefer, it reminds me of orange, orangepeel and apricot. Possibly brett as well. Meh.


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