Style: IPA

ABV: 7.7

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Fort George Brewery Vortex IPA

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What the brewers say

“With generous additions of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial hops throughout the brewing, fermentation, and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt, Vortex is designed to not rip the taste buds off your tongue, but rather vigorously stimulate them and your palate into a lupulin-ecstasy of pleasure.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Hops character is very prominent. Nice juicy fruity (orange and grapefruit) notes, some pine, and some malt sweetness. Faint breadiness.”

Flavor: “Some juicy grapefruit character and orange citrus notes. Serious hops flavor and bitter edge make a strong hoppy assertion. The bitterness lingers strongly into the finish and contributes a mild astringency, but the hops flavor sticks around to keep it company. There’s enough malt sweetness to remind you that it’s beer and not hops tea.”

Overall: “Big hops and everything you’d expect from a IPA, although I’d prefer a little more competition from the malt and a richer mouthfeel. Pretty spot on for the style.”

What our editors thought



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