Friday, August 26, 2022

Fort George Brewing 3-Way IPA (2022 West Coast Version)

Beer Name: 3-Way IPA (2022 West Coast Version)
Brewery: Fort George Brewery (Astoria, OR) in collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewery (Monterey, CA) and Ravenna Brewing (Seattle, WA).
ABV: 7%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Canned: May 24, 2022
Date Drank: August 21, 2022
When brewed? Limited-time seasonal beer. 3-Way IPA returns annually from about June through August. Fort George collaborates with two other companies to make this. In 2022, the breweries made a West Coast IPA and a New England-Style IPA. This blog post just covers the West Coast version.

What's on the Website: "We thought, we fought, we took votes, we did blind tastings, we did sniff-tests and lab-tests, color-tests, speed-tests, and intelligence-tests. After months of conversation with our friends at Ravenna & Alvarado Street, nostalgia for the bygone days of a more see-through beer had won – or so we thought."

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

Appearance (5%): Poured clear to very slightly hazy golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head, some lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Lively citrus/citrus peel, some guava notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Pleasing fruity sweet-bitter citrus, with complementing piney and hoppy. There's a "spice" flavor of some type that lingers on the back of the throat. Good citrus and citrus peel on the aftertaste. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Very slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Fort George stepped it up a notch this year when releasing two 3-Way IPAs in its collaboration. The brewers did a wonderful job here on containing the bitterness and even adding a very mild spice-type of kick on the back end. Although I didn't get to try the New England version, I'm grateful to have tried this one. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.35/5

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