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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cascadia on 06-24-2007)
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madtappers

Washington

1.85/5  rDev -51.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-16-2011 03:22:24 | More by madtappers
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Cascadia

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
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)

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 16:08:28 | More by Cascadia
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -22%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2011 16:10:19 | More by DefenCorps
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-15-2014 05:51:43 | More by bernat1971
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 20:47:39 | More by FreshHawk
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Docer

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:13:56 | More by Docer
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NWer

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 21:58:35 | More by NWer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2010 22:48:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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switzer

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-13-2014 16:59:11 | More by switzer
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brinkdeer

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-07-2013 05:47:03 | More by brinkdeer
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-16-2013 19:28:30 | More by irishgreensoda
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-15-2012 00:10:11 | More by BeerOps
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beertunes

Washington

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 20:35:39 | More by beertunes
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beagle75

Iowa

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:44:27 | More by beagle75
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Aml42000

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:46:42 | More by Aml42000
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HopHead84

California

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2009 08:10:10 | More by HopHead84
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-20-2014 21:00:18 | More by Caudalie
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Squeezemyhops

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2013 18:49:45 | More by Squeezemyhops
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2014 02:51:01 | More by Mphis
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-27-2012 07:32:47 | More by shelby415
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 02:17:46 | More by ZEB89
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2014 15:30:53 | More by ADTaber
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loren01

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 03:57:27 | More by loren01
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draheim

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 05:27:14 | More by draheim
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 22:07:16 | More by sprucetip
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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.