Vortex IPA

Oregon
United States
Fort George Vortex IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
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 Fort George’s contribution to the IPA arms race. With generous additions of Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial hops throughout the brewing, fermentation and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt, we designed this to not rip the 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 nature’s intensity in every pint.

Profile

ABV: 
7.7%
Hops: 
Bravo, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe
Malts: 
Organic Two-Row, Munich 10L, Melanoidin
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer's aroma is of medium pineapple juice with low, pizza dough yeastiness, vanilla bean, button mushrooms and whiskey alcohol notes. This IPA pours a brilliantly clear medium-amber color with a low, ivory head of fine bubbles that clings to the sides of the glass and creates a nice film. The flavor is of caramel cinnamon bread, pine tips and dried apricot. A dry, mouthwatering and chalky finish with piney bitterness leads into a hot, alcoholic heat in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel features medium-low carbonation, medium-low warmth and a slight prickle in the the back of the throat. Overall, this is a malt-forward IPA with intense hop bitterness and hop aromas and flavors that evolve over time.