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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

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
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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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

johnnyboy76, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +5.8%

CoryR, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
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.

EgadBananas, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of drpimento
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!

drpimento, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -14%

BeerOps, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Aml42000
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.

Aml42000, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Docer
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.

Docer, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

muchloveforhops3, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
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.

FreshHawk, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of draheim
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.

draheim, May 31, 2012
Photo of NWer
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.

NWer, May 27, 2012
Photo of Cascadia
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)

Cascadia, May 27, 2012
Photo of loren01
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.

loren01, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of madtappers
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.

madtappers, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
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.

DefenCorps, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of jdense
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.

jdense, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of chumba526
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ale appears dark orange with a small off-white head.

Aromas of citrus fruit, caramel malt, bread like malt and grassy hops fill my nose as I smell the beer. I also get a mild floral hop nose to the beer.

It tastes of citrus like hops with a grassy undertone. there is a solid malt background that is a mix of sweet caramel malt and dry bread-like malt. the malt provide the backbone for a strong bitter hop bite. a very well-balanced and tasty brew.

there is a solid medium bodied mouthfeel to the beer.

Overall a somewhat heavy full-bodied Double IPA. though it has a nice malt body it is still quite bitter and nice. Another great beer from Oakshire.

chumba526, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of sprucetip
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.

sprucetip, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of slaintemhor
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

slaintemhor, Dec 01, 2009
Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

DiabolikDUB, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
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.

HopHead84, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of ckeegan04
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the Beer Stein in Eugene.

A - Light, golden yellow color with a foamy, just barely off-white head. Head had good retention and lacing was excellent.

S - Well balanced aroma of strong citrus hoppiness, light floral aromas, and a sweet aroma of sugar cookies. All the smells played off each other very well.

T - A very hop forward beer with strong citrus tastes up front, primarily grapefruit with a light lemon zest taste mixed in. An almost sugary sweetness provides a nice balance. Bitterness comes through very strong and lingers for quite a while. A very well crafted DIPA here.

M/D - Medium bodied that leaves a reinous coating of the mouth behind. Good carbonation levels and very easy drinking.

ckeegan04, Jun 17, 2009
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Perfect Storm Double IPA from Oakshire Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.