Saturday, May 4, 2019

Fort George Skies of Wonder Imperial IPA (Adore)

Beer Name: Skies of Wonder
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR)
ABV: 8.7%
How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $4.25 for 8 oz glass

Date Purchased: February 23, 2019
When brewed? Year-round beer, but always changing and evolving. The codename for this release is "Adore", released February 2019.

What's on the Website: "Why limit yourself? With this wondrous new series Fort George soars among the Imperial IPAs, where the lupulin heights know no bounds. Every batch is an inspiration. Skies of Wonder will typically be cloudy or hazy, just like the skies over Astoria." Read more here!

Where distributed: Fort George distributes just in the Pacific Northwest.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a chalice/tulip glass. White head. Some lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Resinous with ripe stone fruit and oaty malts. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; resin more at the start and more tropical afterward. Aftertaste is a mix of citrus and ripe stone fruit. Full of flavor from start to finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied; some carbonation. Juicy and creamy with some dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent to outstanding Double IPA. It's been a while since I've reviewed a Fort George beer, and I'm glad to see they still got delicious hazy IPAs rolling out locally. There's a side of me that enjoys the different batches released under the same name, but another side of me thinks it's bittersweet if you find a release that you love but are unlikely to get again after it's gone. The Skies of Wonder "Adore" release could be one of those in the latter category. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.425/5

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