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93
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RATINGS: 226   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 On draught at Providence Park for the Timbers match against FC Dallas (a draw). Golden color. Aroma is tropical citrus and some pine. Taste is tropical fruit such as pineapple, passionfruit, and guava, with some notes of resin and caramel. A great IPA for the match.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14790) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Can: Poured golden with white head. Nice hoppy bouquet of floral. Taste was soft drinkable hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Can from Safeway in Astoria. Aroma is pine and citrus. 2" head when poured into a shaker pint. Color was golden straw and very hazy. Taste is very bitter hop flavored with a dry bitter end. Overall a good west coast IPA that I always manage to pick up when Im in the Portland area.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crispaire (153) - - NOV 16, 2016
Poured from can. Aromas of grapefruit and spruce. Flavors follow roughly the same suit, with a little bit of funk. Caramel maltiness comes through. The bitterness is manageable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8447) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Slightly hazy deep copper with a foamy large ivory head. Big earthy and stinky nose thats slightly toffee-ish and lupulin-y, but with that greasy earthy hop oil tone. Crisp and smooth flavor thats got some toffee and toast like an English IPA, with a touch of earthy grassy and rye-like bitterness. Dry crisp leafy hop finish. Not shabby but not a standout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadje (209) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On tap. Pours a copper color with a nice head. Smell is sting sweet hops. Taste is a nice hoppy IPA with a nice smooth finish. A very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (3009) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Deep copper orange with a white head. Tropical fruits, pine, light oak, caramel malt. Medium body. Medium dry finish with a bitter edge. Starts with loads of promise but continually falls off. Nice overal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (2076) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Appearance: Darker amber. Hazy. Fluffy white head. Nose: primarily pine needle hops with a good portion of tropical fruit. Taste: hop forward with mango and pineapple. Bit of pine needle as well. bright acidity Body: medium and pleasantly carbonated. Parting thoughts: A very nice IPA from fort George

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1361) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft @ Sunset Alehouse Issaquah. Copper pour, not much head. Nose is cedar and pine. Middle is caramel sprinkled with pine cones. Finish is bitter and woody.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pools (28) - - JUL 14, 2016
One of my all time favorite ipa's. Super Malty and super hoppy with a mix of dank and citrus. Love


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