Perfect Storm Double IPA - Oakshire Brewing
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Reviews by chumba526:
4.22/5 rDev +11.6%
The ale appears dark orange with a small off-white head.
Aromas of citrus fruit, caramel malt, bread like malt and grassy hops fill my nose as I smell the beer. I also get a mild floral hop nose to the beer.
It tastes of citrus like hops with a grassy undertone. there is a solid malt background that is a mix of sweet caramel malt and dry bread-like malt. the malt provide the backbone for a strong bitter hop bite. a very well-balanced and tasty brew.
there is a solid medium bodied mouthfeel to the beer.
Overall a somewhat heavy full-bodied Double IPA. though it has a nice malt body it is still quite bitter and nice. Another great beer from Oakshire.
07-24-2011 20:11:18 | More by chumba526
More User Reviews:
3.2/5 rDev -15.3%
I really want to like OakShire. But, fool me once (Hellshire II) now fool me twice.
Popped the cap and rewarded with an aroma that rivals the best of them.
Problem is, it doesn't translate to the palate. Overpoweringly bitter. Like orange peel.
Drinkable enough. After all, a bad IIPA is better than the best adjunct lager any day but holy cow! I'm desperately looking for something to praise about this beer and can't come up with anything. Over priced, under performer.
Save your money. Much better hop bombs out there for less centavos.
edit: pure coincidence my score matches predecessor. Didn't even see it until after I posted.
edit: easing up on the score a little. Growing on me as I drink through this thing.
05-27-2012 21:58:35 | More by NWer
3.23/5 rDev -14.6%
Another darker than expected iipa from Hopfest 09.
Again, not the dry hop aroma I want here. Wood and alcohol more prevalent than desired. Too much sweetness, not enough pine or citrus. English style I guess. A little thick and sticky going for it. Recedes downward. Was towards the end of the day, but so was Furious and that was great. Just a so-so beer, not anything to write home about.
06-18-2010 22:48:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
A- Dark copper color with a thin white head. Thin lacing in the glass.
S- A mix of floral hops, citrus aromatics and some caramel.
T- Hops dominate right away, but some sweet caramel malts kick in through the mid palate and the finish. Straightforward west coast IPA flavors. Bitter aftertaste.
M- A bit thick and oily. Medium bodied, lacking the crispness of some IPA, but reasonably pleasant.
O- A well made West Coast IPA. Not sure if anything is standing out or making it memorable, but I enjoyed it and would buy it again.
07-12-2012 01:46:42 | More by Aml42000
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.
Appearance - Deep copper. Clear ripply body. Big white head. Lots of surface foam and lace.
Smell - Musty pine and grapefruit hop. Slightly nutty malt. Deep caramel.
Taste - Juicy grapefruit. It's the most prominent hop flavor. Strong malt character. Deep caramel. Some sweetness. Not a lot of bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Heavy malt character. Slick and medium heavy. Medium carbonation.
Overall - I felt this was too heavy at first, but this gets much better as I drink it. Super malty but it's got a great flavor.
06-02-2013 23:11:26 | More by Alieniloquium
3.1/5 rDev -18%
9.3% abv. 22oz. bottle.
- Pours a nice clear copper penny color. Fluffy finger and a half of white thick head, fizzled slowly down to a thin and lightly spotty paper-thin layer over the brew. Half-inch of solid lace sticking to the glass. A pretty beer.
- A grainy, malty aroma. Biscuit, sweet bread, and light brown sugars. Seems like German malts, some that I am not too fond of in an IPA. Slight tart aromas, fruity hop, fruit salad... just a tad off for me.
- Certainly a fruity mix with the bready and grainy sweet malt. Lots of caramel, bitter grassy and earthy hops, and an interesting nutty waldorf salad-like flavor. Certainly a spicy bitterness. Overall it just isn't quite there for me. Big diacetyl flavors...
Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Medium body, slightly syrupy and sticky, and well carbonated. Bit cloying and dry from the good bitterness. Chewy yes.
- Can't say I am digging this beer. I have had it on tap a few times, and I feel the same about it in the bottle. After having a Fat Tug IPA, this beer falls very short. It's earthy bitterness and mouth feel is decent, but the malt and nutty fruit just doesn't hit the spot.
07-04-2012 03:13:56 | More by Docer
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a translucent orange color with a 2 finger creamy head. Aroma was floral and slightly tropical with plenty of citrus. Big bitter punch on the taste, with citrus, tropical fruits and some floral and grassy hops. Full bodied, with a slight crisp carbonation bite. Drinkability is good. I don't think the ABV is 10% still. I could be recalling wrong, but I want to say that I remember the bottle saying 8.3%. Either way, it's a nice DIPA to have around.
07-20-2012 02:53:01 | More by EgadBananas
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
2nd bottle (March 26th, 2014) ... Purchased this tonight at the COOP for a pretty reasonable $6.50... Enjoyed from my small Stone goblet.... slightly hazy dark golden... good lacing... very short lived white head.
Big tropical fruity hoppiness with some pithy citrus.
Huge bitterness.. the bitter bite actually blows out the hop flavors a bit.. the hops mid-palate show as a light melon spiked with grapefruit zest.... Just enough pale maltiness to really carry the abundant hops and bitterness.
Body and carbonation are spot-on.
Much better than I remember.... I would be a bit surprised if Brewforia had an old bottle.
22 picked up tonight on the way home from work at Brewforia in Meridian.. Paid a pricey $9.. shared with reinheitsgematt (COOP Matt).
Short lasting white head... only okay lacing.. the brew is hazed light orange...
Nose is the new thing in PNW DIPA's.... "Tropical Fruit Bowl", but unfortunately, the residual maltiness almost makes this one smell like an overripe fruit salad... almost sickly sweet.
Flavor thankfully is much better... nice bitter punch... the fruity hops lay down a great groundwork and linger but allow things to air out a bit .. too much malt presence... This needs drying out quite a bite to make a drinker than a sipper.
Body seems a touch too much... carbonation is about right...
I would grudgingly buy this one again... It just seems too damn expensive for what it is.
08-02-2012 05:57:59 | More by JohnGalt1
3.08/5 rDev -18.5%
A - Clear, copper orange color with a medium sized, bubbly, foamy, white head. Average retention leaving little lace.
S - Pretty malty DIPA. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Mostly citrus hops (orange for the most part with touches of grapefruit) although not nearly enough. Somewhat muted and stale aroma.
T - Similar to the nose. A little too much malt providing a sweet caramel malt. Some sweet citrus hops and touches of pine. Touches of alcohol on the finish. Too much malt and too sweet but other than that, it's a typical DIPA.
M - Medium body, a bit above average carbonation. Slightly sticky feel.
D - Too sweet, sticky and malty for me. Not all that drinkable although it's not too hard finish.
Notes: Too malty and sweet for my liking. Also had a bit of an old/muted hop flavor (not sure how old the bottle was but I would assume 2-3 months?). Some typical Northwest DIPA flavors. Average beer, not horrible but nothing to seek.
06-21-2012 20:47:39 | More by FreshHawk
2.83/5 rDev -25.1%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass
Appearance was good, straw-hued and lacy
Smell was very pleasant, a little sweet but nice and hoppy with very little heat in the nose
Taste was not as good as the aroma, tasted like a HUB IPA to me... not an imperial IPA. Was hoping for more complex malt backbone to support the hops, but it wasn't there
Mouthfeel was ok.
I don't think I'd buy another one at this price range ($7)
05-27-2012 16:08:28 | More by Cascadia
Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.