The 3-Way IPA possesses a hazy orange color and a small amount of head that sits on the top of the beer as one continues their experience; the initial nose clues individuals into the heavy hop presence that marks all facets of this collaborative effort. The beer has a good amount of citrus flavors, mixing up equal amounts lemon, orange, and hints of apricot into the front-end while back-loading a serious hop wallop (the 3-Way ties together Meridian, Citra, Equinox, and Simcoe varieties). The hoppiness of this India pale ale continually refreshes an imbiber’s palette, meaning that each subsequent pull of 3-Way has the potential to move in countless directions. The slight sweetness that pokes out amongst the 3-Way IPA adds further depth to the effort, while later pulls allow for hints of malt and grain the ability to shine.
The harmony that this beer possesses makes for something that is eminently drinkable without veering too far into the hoppy side of things. The 2015 iteration of the 3-Way IPA would work perfectly with chicken, fish and various assertively-flavored cuisines (e.g. Asian, Indian, Thai). As the months continue to warm, this IPA straddles the line between refreshing and ass-kicking.
The 3-Way IPA is available in 4-pack 16 ounce cans for a limited time. For more information about Fort George’s year-round and seasonal offerings, visit the Fort George website. The brewery’s Cavatica Stout was the best in-style brew that we have reviewed in NeuFutur.
Fort George 3-Way IPA / 5.7% ABV / Georgetown Brewing Company, pFriem, Fort George / http://www.fortgeorgebrewery.com/3-way / https://www.facebook.com/FortGeorgeBreweryandPublicHouse