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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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jubileetwist (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
This its an amazingly flavorful beer. Im not usually an IPA fan, but this had win me over. All the other IPAs in my waterhole are tasteless in comparison.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at Pizza Schmizza in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, bread, and resin. Taste/Palate: crisp; starts sweet, and finishes with a long bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heppenheimer (8) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
My favorite IPA. Wonderful balance between hops and body. Bitter, but not overly so.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (945) - 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 IPAs Ive had there. Amazing smell. I smell lovely sweet and lightly sour aromas of citrus fruits, including grapefruit and lemon zest, and a nice hint of passionfruit. I immediately feel like Im 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Had several of these brought back from my OR coast trip. This is a great beer. Pours a cloudy reisinous orange color. Smells piney and citusy also slight yeastiness in there. Taste is very bold, nice malt up front with a good hop bite at the end. One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 This is an exceptional IPA. This beer has a smooth and building hops tone... the 97 IBU then becomes very apparent. The aroma is classic Cascade hops

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 7.7 % ABV. 92 IBUs. Rich and Delicious With balanced earthy hops. On draft at Cannery Restaurant April 13th, 2010. Fort George Brewery--Vortex IPA--2011 16 oz. MicroCan. 7.70% ABV. 97 IBUs. (4.25 / 5.0) Thin mild lace white head. Cloudy bright amber orange color. Rich floral grapefruit pine citrus herbal hop front. Mildly crusty creamy rich caramel malt fruit hint hop resin infused mildly earthy body. Rich earthy bitter clean hop spice end. Big hoppy tasty IPA. Sampled 4/12/2011. Purchased for $1.99, The Loft, Bridgewater Bistro, Astoria, Oregon on 4/12/2011.

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.

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.


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