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93
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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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3.8
tricksta_p (4520) - 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 (1094) - 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 (1681) - 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 (15433) - 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
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Can: Poured golden with white head. Nice hoppy bouquet of floral. Taste was soft drinkable hops.

3.9
mikeymike (75) - 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 I’m in the Portland area.

3.8
crispaire (232) - - 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
onceblind (9397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Slightly hazy deep copper with a foamy large ivory head. Big earthy and stinky nose that’s slightly toffee-ish and lupulin-y, but with that greasy earthy hop oil tone. Crisp and smooth flavor that’s 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
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
Capa (3250) - 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.


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