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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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jandd1983 (4690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2014
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, orange, some tropical fruit and grass. It had a medium body with a sugary mouth feel. The taste was fairly balanced with caramel malt sweetness and some bitter citrus hops. Very nice.

3.3
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
Pours hazy amber with a thick beige head. Smells sweet and tart. Bitter taste with some dark fruit. Funky bitter finish, but I was shocked to see that it is 133 IBU. Doesn’t seem like it is all it could be.

3.3
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks Sam! - Pours a clear orange with a large off white head...aroma is floral hops, some grapefruit and caramel malt...flavour is fairly standard IIPA, odd bitterness present, finish was nicely void of any alcohol bite...decent...

3.3
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Draft @ the brewery. Pours golden with an off-white head. Pine and citrus hops on the nose, some apricots, some caramel malt backbone. Citrus and apricot in the flavor up front, strong bitterness in the finish, with a prominent malt middle. Didn’t pick up the high ABV at all. Fairly dry finish, medium body, refreshing even.

3.3
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Malty sweetness and earth on the nose. Mildly funky with notes of feet, and b.o. Not the best nose. Pours hazy copper with an explosive rising head. Obviously overcarbonated. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee, feet, some earthy bitterness. Dirty and dusty. Odd.

3.3
deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a very cloudy gold with and amber hue and minimal head. Aroma had notes of hops, mainly pine with an undertone of sweet grains. Flavor had more earthy hops with the just a slight undertone of grains and hay.

3.3
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery tasting room. Gold with a white head. Perfumed spicy hop aroma. Lightly bitter.

3.3
Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery, RBWG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus and sweet malts
Ok

3.3
GTAEgeek (2502) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
In a flight on tap at the taproom. Pours clear gold, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is very resinous and herbal, with notes of straw, wet grass, and some light peat. Very bitter up front, with a fairly good balancing malt profile, leaving it mouth-puckering, yet drinkable. Medium to heavy body, astringent and dry, with a clean, crisp finish. I usually look for lots of aromatics in an IPA, specifically citrus and floral, but the aroma here is strong, but unpleasant. From the description, this aroma seems to be what they were shooting for, but it don’t really appeal to me.

3.2
hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is straight-up toffee and biscuit with afterthoughts of spicy hops, pine and grapefruit. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. Flavor-wise, there are touches of toffee and biscuit here, but masochistic bitterness is most definitely the star of the show. The tongue-scorchingly bitter finish dries out a bit at the very end.


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