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Perfect Storm Double IPA - Oakshire Brewing

Not Rated.
Perfect Storm Double IPAPerfect Storm Double IPA

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 105
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 21.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cascadia on 06-24-2007

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 105
Reviews by slaintemhor:
Photo of slaintemhor
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Portland International Beer Fest in summer of 2009. The colour was kind of a peachy-amber, with no head. The aroma was ultra hoppy with an even fragrance of pine and grapefruit. On the palate it was surprisingly malty but then came the wave of hops which again were somewhere between being piney and grapefruit-like. There was a kind of grain-like character on the finish, but all in all, quite nice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, 2015 version. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is some caramel malts and lots of tropical fruits and piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel / crystal malts with some tropical fruit and piney peppery hops with a big harsh bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice DIPA with a bit of a harsh finish.

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Photo of Maceo357
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Citra hops all the way. A great IPA.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Aml42000
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

The Perfect Storm is a hazy golden amber with thick white head. It has both good retention and lacing.

Aroma is very and hoppy as you'd expect with lots of great citrus and PNW pine.

Flavor is bold and obviously very hop forward but not bracingly bitter. It has good hop flavor with more of that citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Almost creamy for a double IPA and very drinkable given the strength.

Overall a very good DIPA and one probably worth getting again even with all of the great ones out there.

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Photo of Murrobert
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Glibber
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of randomn8
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Docer
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

9.3% abv. 22oz. bottle.

Appearance: (4.0)

- 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.

Smell: (3.0)

- 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.

Taste: (3.0)

- 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.

Overall: (3.0)

- 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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

all 3.75's

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.


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Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Caudalie
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.