RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
The much awaited release of Pisgah's Vortex series has begun. The first offering is a triple IPA weighing in @ 10.8% and 133 IBU. This beer is packed with Chinook and Nugget hops throughout the boil. The refined bitterness within is the trademark our use of whole hop flowers and the aroma is due to 1# of dry hops per barrel for a number of loving weeks. Treat youself with caution!

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goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Poured a hazy copper color with an off-white head. Sweaty citrus hop aroma with a sweet malt base. Sweet malt flavor. The finish is long and moderately bitter. Medium bodied.

drfabulous (8488) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Fruit in the aroma. Lots of malt. Caramel. Nice. A Trpel Pale Ale - whatever that means. Who cares. This is a damn good beer. Rating number 1000 scores big. And my wife just took some!

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bomber courtesy of jyounger30 – thanks Jay!. Pours a hazy medium amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. The nose is sweet caramel malt and ripe citrus. The taste is caramel, ripe citrus and a nice resin bite in the finish. Medium bodied. Better than I thought it would be. Thanks again Jay!

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a white head. Strong astringent hop aroma with a paper citrus character and a herbal earthiness. Very soapy this is likely the victim of heat or light. Eh.

JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bomber via a trade from Keith. Pours a nice deep orange/red with a huge, puffy off-white head. Aroma is some caramel mat balanced nicely with thyme, pot (seriously), and lots of other herbal qualities. Begins heavy on the caramel malt in the mouth, followed by a pleasant bittering sensation. Too heavy on the malt in my eyes, but the balance is there and it’s kind of nice. Interesting contrast from the malt to the fizzy, bitter hops that is unusually extreme.

nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009

Source: 22 oz bottle at a tasting.
Glass: Snifter.
Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a one finger off white head.
Aroma: Pine hops with some spiciness. Caramel malt. Hint of citrus.
Flavor: Caramel malt base...almost too sweet. Pine and citrus finish.
Palate: Medium/full bodied with solid carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.
Overall: A bit too sweet with the caramel malt. Would prefer a bit hoppier, and less sweet.

mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky amber pour with a cream head. aroma of caramel and some bitter hops. very nice on the palate with a bright, citrusy hop flavor and a caramel finish.

bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 (22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cereal, florals, orange, earth, caramel, herbal, and apricot. Flavor of hops (pine, floral, earth, grass, orange), bread, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.

ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle from bruisin’ ales. Hazy amber pour, fluffy off white head and thick drippy lace. Resinous citric hops on the nose. Caramel up front with a citric hoppy finish

beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Beautiful golden amber color on the pour with about an inch of head. On the nose you get hops, a bit of citrus and a nice floral aroma that every double ipa should have. On your palate you have hops, citrus and a bitter but crisp finish to it. Great lacing of the glass and stays around on the palate just like it should.

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