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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
86
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 33
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHead84
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the new Oakshire pub the other day.

The beer pours a golden amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is very impressive in this beer, as I pick up noticeable tangerine, light tropical fruit, and hint of dank earth, dry citrus and pine by the lumber yard. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this dry, West Coast style DIPA. It's impressive, but there's some noticeable heat from alcohol in the dry, hoppy/bitter finish. Mouthfeel is meidum bodied to fairly full otherwise, and the finish is long, dry and bitter, with a bit of an alcoholic bite. This beer has plenty sweet malt flavor, but the hoppy bitterness is more than sufficient to counter and balance it.

An impressive DIPA, no doubt, and I think having it fresh at the brewpub undoubtedly helped. My guess is that this DIPA probably doens't age well, which might explain some of the low scores for this beer.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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

***
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

Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of drpimento
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from Let's Pour mail order. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, off-white that settles to an island and ring plus a little lace. Color is a clear orange amber with a couple lazy bubble trails. Aroma is hop, resin, some citrus, malt. Flavor's a very tasty blend of the nose qualities, has carbonic tang with the resin, citrus, hop blended perfectly up front with a little sweet in back. Body & carbonation are perfect too. Finish is like flavor, long, and a little boozy. Great drinking beer!

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of WDJersey
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev +6%
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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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
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