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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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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-28-2013 16:41:36 | More by InspectorBob
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John_M

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 16:30:49 | More by John_M
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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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 05:57:59 | More by JohnGalt1
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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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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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-29-2013 05:43:47 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 23:11:26 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 02:39:37 | More by drpimento
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 02:53:01 | More by EgadBananas
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-05-2014 19:32:39 | More by eawolff99
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-23-2013 07:25:11 | More by strongaf
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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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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-28-2013 04:46:23 | More by Rutager
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-22-2012 17:19:29 | More by CoryR
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-22-2013 00:22:18 | More by JRod1969
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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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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-22-2013 02:57:23 | More by Hopmodium
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-21-2013 00:34:04 | More by ummswimmin
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-27-2014 15:57:55 | More by bobv
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-04-2013 16:21:38 | More by jrohrbacher
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 15:21:26 | More by jdense
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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.