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Perfect Storm Double IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Perfect Storm Double IPAPerfect Storm Double IPA

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84
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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 104
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Cascadia on 06-24-2007

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Photo of madtappers
1.82/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this beer out of growler, that was less than 30 minutes from the tap.

Pours a golden cooler with a white head similar to bud.

No hops to be found to the nose or tongue. For a double IPA this beer was lacking the IBUs for sure.

Would say more of a pilsner and less of an IPA for sure. (290 characters)

Photo of Cascadia
2.89/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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) (425 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Green Dragon. Who'd have thought the Belmont Station would be closed at 11PM?!

A clear amber, with a coppery hue, this beer is capped with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is rather disappointing. Moderately stale (not really aged, though) citrus hops are most noticeable along with the malt character which is very prominent. Way too sweet, I do get a moderate honey but this is mostly caramel. The palate opens moderately sweet with a balance of moderate hop bitterness and a rich, caramel sweetness. Not particularly appealing, I find this too sweet for my palate. Some honey is present in the mid-palate. Moderately bitter on the finish, there's plenty of sweetness that lingers. Medium in body with soft, creamy carbonation, this is pretty smooth on the palate, but ultimately, a little disappointing. (858 characters)

Photo of FreshHawk
3.08/5  rDev -17%
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. (939 characters)

Photo of Docer
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
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. (1,208 characters)

Photo of NWer
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
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. (718 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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. (392 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in tulip. Poured a lightly hazy honey-gold color with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and lots of sticky lacing.

The aroma was powerful wow of piney hops, with a bit of floral in the background. There wasn't a noticeable malt presence. On the tongue, the hops were a bit more citrusy, rather than piney or floral, and there was a lingering bitter finish. And the malts were barely noticeable, balance is not a word for this brew.

The body was fairly typical of a West Coast ImpIPA, a bit on the thinner side, with a grapefruit bite at the back. Drinkability was decent, about as expected for the style. Overall, a good enough brew, not one that makes me do my happy dance of joy, but worthy of a few minutes of your time. (745 characters)

Photo of Aml42000
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (535 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Bailey's Taproom. The beer appears dark orange with a beige head and decent retention.

The aroma is that of a well balanced IPA. The malt is evident in the form of caramel with some breadiness. The hop profile is sugary grapefruit with some earthy notes. A little orange is also apparent, but I don't get any pine. I get more malt than hops in the nose.

The taste has a medium level of bitterness with a substantial malt foundation and a lot of residual sweetness. Some citrus is present in the form of grapefruit. The finish is dry and bitter with a lingering sugary sweetness.

Medium bodied with good carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.

This one didn't do it for me. There weren't any standout qualities and in the world of DIPAs mediocrity doesn't really cut it. There are too many exceptional examples of the style. It's also possible I was having a horrible night. I'll revisit this if I see it again. (920 characters)

Photo of beagle75
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light orange-amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains and a fairly continuous band of bubbles clings to the submerged surface of the glass.

S: Resinous hops are redolent with pine and fruity orange citrus. Dankness as well as ambiguous malt heaviness hangs on every whiff. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with doughy pale malt and hops aromatics that exhibit very focused herbal mint and spice. Acidity is moderate into the middle where the prominent hops qualities from the smell make a half-hearted attempt to break through on the palate. Clean, pure bitterness defines the drying finish, just slightly affected by greenness. Alcohol emerges from the midpoint onward as the beer warms.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic and very resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Although this DIPA finished under 10% abv, the overwhelming hops profile makes it seem like an even bigger beer than it is. The IBU needle at first seems pegged in a way that overwhelms the ability to taste discrete qualities. The result is a bloated hops signal that makes this beer seem like a bit of a mess at times. (1,237 characters)

Photo of sprucetip
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes, on tap at Belmont Station.

Clear, copper, respectable white head with decent retention and lacing. Very attractive.

Strongly boozy with plentiful fruity and floral hops present. A prodigious malty backbone is hard to detect as a result of the overpowering booze. Even the hops take a back seat.

Sweet malty body is more prominent, as are the piny, citrusy and flowery hops. the booze is not bashful, but dominate to the extent that it does in the nose.

Plenty carbonated with strong warming. Rich, thick, full bodied with high viscosity. Finishes surprisingly clean but with some loitering bitterness.

A DIPA or a hopped up Barleywine? Does it matter? It's a big, sweet, malty and hoppy sipper with in your face booze. I'd like to see how it ages. (764 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chill-hazed orange amber with nice swirls of foam in the Fuller's nonic. Lemony nose. Some flowery flavors. Spritzy on the tongue and hot with alcohol.

Bitter orange with a sweet candy edge. Seriously spicy. Sudsy mouthfeel adds to the intensity of flavors. Pleasant enough, but overly bitter in the aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Safeway in Anacortes, Wash. (375 characters)

Photo of loren01
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper color, slight white head and lace down the glass.
S: Citrusy hops, slight sweet caramel scent
T: Caramel up front followed by big bitter citrusy hop flavor.
M: Medium bodied slightly sticky mouthfeel finishes dry and hot
O: This double IPA is pretty drinkable but there are much better out there for sure. (330 characters)

Photo of draheim
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip. Pours a clear copper w/ a 1-finger head, lazy carb.

Aroma is the standard citrus/pine combo. Hops, alcohol.

Taste is sharply bitter and hoppy. Pale dry malt and booze. Alcohol not very will hidden.

Mouthfeel is straightforward, maybe a little flat.

Overall a good but not especially remarkable DIPA. (322 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (456 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev 0%
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. (554 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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

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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.

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/3.5 (1,462 characters)

Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Shaker glass.

Pours a murky sienna orange color with a creamy off-white head that lasts and leave a nice layer atop the glass and heavy lacing down the glass as it is drank. The aroma is filled with grapefruit, caramel malts, and toffee. The flavor is piney and grapefruit hoppiness, sweet malts, booze and ends sweet and dry. Its full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff. I wish the aroma had nearly as much complexity as the taste did. I loved most the flavors I was able to pick up on although maybe a little too much booze. (595 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nicely done, this big ipa was enjoyed on tap at backcountry pizza in boulder. it looks the part, darker than honey color, with a tall white head, i mean, it looks just right in the glass. i like the nose a lot, and i like the taste too, but this isnt very unique as they go. it has a definite C hop profile, pine and oils, but not as dank and textured as some of the more famous west coast style versions, but its in that family. very very fresh though, which helps any beer in this type, and the clean finish is surprising. neither boozy or bitter to the level anticipated for the style. maybe some centennial in this, i get that fresh milled lumber thing, especially in the aroma. light citrus zest, and sticky resinous textures that seem almost watered down, like minimized from what the style usually delivers, but still present. it makes it a bit more drinkable than other big india pales, although i expected it to be a little more unique in its own right. very good by most standards, average for oakshire, who always delivers something delicious and distinct in my experience. (1,084 characters)

Photo of slaintemhor
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (423 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $7.99. I have probably bought three of these now so I think it is pretty solid. Appearance is hazy orange, lots of lace, head is soapy and filmy. Aroma is a touch of pine and citrus, alcohol is hidden. Flavor is bitter, citrus, pretty nice IPA and the alcohol is hidden here too. MIght even be considered a west coast, blindfolded I would guess California. This reminds me a bit of Bear Republic Racer 5. (417 characters)

Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's Taproom PDX 7.26.11, imperial pint.

Bright orange amber clear body, multiple streams of small carbonation bubbles rising lazily to surface, one finger white head a bit uneven, slow dissipation with decent lacing, spider legs. Nose is big hop bomb, mainly citrus with some pine essence, grapefruit both fruit and pith, dryish malts balanced the sweetness. Taste mirrors nose, fruity up front, got bitter on the back end as it warmed but not in a cloying fashion. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit sticky. This was a really good DIPA, not quite up to the Barley Brown standard, but nonetheless one I'd recommend to my hop head homeboys. (647 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (452 characters)

Photo of beergoot
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange/gold hued body; thick, chunky and creamy head. Powerful orange aroma; pungent. Mild malt grain flavors quickly overtaken with an intense hop bitterness. Smooth and very dry feel.

This beer packs a wallop with the hops yet, for the style, does a very admirable job of balancing things out. Hops and booze dominate things although there is enough malt sweetness and touch of breadiness to keep things sane. Intense and engaging... (436 characters)

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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.