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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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4.4
MetalNHopHead (2191) - 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 (3126) - 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 (6296) - 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 (1620) - 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 (2045) - 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 (13102) - 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 (5162) - 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.


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