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Tornado - Tree House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Growler: Poured a nice golden/orangey color ale with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit with some very nice and fresh grapefruit notes. Taste is a wonderful mix of grapefruit notes with some light tropical notes. Nice presence of citrus notes with some very limited amount of bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Quite a treat and glad I got a chance to try some of this.

Phyl21ca, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, May 30, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JAHMUR, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%

New APA from Treehouse, that makes me excited! Just filled about 4 hours ago.

Pours a nice fluffy creamy but bubbly looking 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace with spotted soapy lacing, an almost crystal clear applejuice like orange-tan colored beer.

Nose brings all the fresh hop goodness that Julius brings, a light musty resinous aroma, with nice juicy citrus and tropical fruit, some grapefruit, lots of tangerine, light passion fruit and mango, light orange pith, a bit of a floral kick as well. A very faint hint of malt character that barely comes through but enough to prop up the hops. All that goodness but it doesn't seem to pop as well as Julius, which aroma-ed the entire room when I poured it.

Taste starts with more fresh hops again, a bitter rind character out first, with more musty resin flavors, almost a hop pollen kinda thing. Then the juicy fruits, and I mean juicy, tropical fruit with a bit of mango, as well as some citrus, with a little clementine, into lots more tangerine and grapefruit, the musty resin also brings a bit of passion fruit as well, similar profile, and a nice fluffy floral slightly grassy hop kick as well. Malts are there as well, with a faint sweetness, and fluffy feel, and enough to mostly balance the hops so they don't get astringent and overpowering. Bitterness is nice, like an orange rind bitterness that doesn't get too strong. I even get a hint of melon rind, and actually a nice melon flavor on the back end. Finish is a bit sticky sweet but dry mostly, long lingering hop flavors, more tangerine and grapefruit, orange pith, a bit more melon as well, and more tropical fruits all lingering with a long bitterness, and a very faint touch of mint on the way back end.

Mouth is med bodied but soft and fluffy feeling, a nice well integrated fluffy carbonation.

Overall very good, extremely drinkable, great hop profile, even the malts come through nicely buy light, so much fresh hop flavor and resins, delicious. Reminds me of a lighter Julius, but also reminds me a lot of Hill Farmstead Edward.

jlindros, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

oline73, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mendvicdog, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

yourefragile, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

orangesol, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is transparent and yellow with a soft white head. The aroma offers hops, tropical fruit, pine resin. Sweet and hoppy. Candied citrus and hops with a touch of warming alcohol. Lingering hop bitterness. Very tasty.

Huhzubendah, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First THB glass pours with a 1/4" creamy off-white head, over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head fades promptly down to an uneven layer of bubbles, with leggy sticky lace. Aroma is freshly peeled tangerines.

Taste begins with a peek of sweet, they goes oranges in the middle, smoothing out to a creamy lightly bitter close. Mouthfeel is nicely smooth, and drinkability is easy as pie. Tornado is a fitting name for one of their brews, going well with the logo that looks to be blowing in the wind.

ppoitras, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -3.8%

rab53, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dmorgan310, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -3.8%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -3.8%

ShanePB, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from a 750mL growler into a true pint, the beer is a hazy, muddled, orange-gold coloring with a frothy, filmy, bright white head that coats the surface and clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit and cedar front and center, perfectly balanced, with floral and peppery highlights and a subtle cracker backbone. Smells terrific. Flavors are herbal and spice forward, with a cut grass character, pepper, oregano, cedar tassels, and an overall green feel, all supported on a tangy caramel and citrus sweet backbone. Highlights of grapefruit and mango blend in the background to help balance this tasty brew. Mid-bodied, with a smooth, light feel overall. The aftertaste is a good blend of resin and green hops characters blending with tart citrus tones. The finish is slick, slightly dry, with a pepper and bitter linger. Very drinkable, very tasty, with a slow building grass and cedar feel as you drink. Bravo!

GarthDanielson, Aug 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

chippo33, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

spinrsx, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Big thanks to jdiddy for the hook-up. 750ml growler served in my Harpoon IPA willibecker. Pours a golden orange hue with a rocky, 1.5 inch bright white head; clarity is slightly hazy. Head eventually settles into a consistent skim with textured swaths of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose express citrus, rind and a light, earthy character. Wow - probably one of the best APA's I've had - tangerine, grapefruit seeds, a light piney quality and lemon zest on a light toasted malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an easy carbonation, pleasant acidity and a creamy texture. Overall, this is a wonderful beer. There's quite a bit of character for a 5.6% abv beer and a nice alternative to an IPA. Both refreshing and flavorful. An exemplar for the style in my opinion.

Jwale73, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%

Just picked up at the brewery. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice slightly hazy golden hue with a good big three finger fluffy white head that fades to leave light side lacing and a nice creamy half finger blanket. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of nice tropical citrus, flashes of pineapple, tangerine, really nice pine notes as well especially towards the finish. Lightly bitter, no traces of alcohol. Oh yeah, really really dig this nose.

T - Taste is more of the same. Juicy tropical notes, juicy citrus and tropical fruit, light grapefruit and loads of tangerine and a nice little melon flavour thing going on. Bright fresh hops, flashes of malty character that helps offer a backbone to the hops. The finish is very, very mild bitterness, no alcohol apparent. Really dig the interplay of melon, tangerine, and tropical.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp and clean yet somehow 'soft n fluffy'. Works excellent with the beer.

O - Overall, how the hell did I go this long without having tried this beer? I'm embarrassed. Seriously. Anyways, definitely reminds me of a lighter Julius or like others have said Hill Farmstead Edward. Really, really well done. Hats off to you guys, wow.

rudzud, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BGsWo22, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A-Pours a lightly hazed honey with some orange undertones. Head hard to describe via my tiny drinking median.

S-Interesting. Loaded up with hoppy aromas. I get a an interesting duet of pine and lemons. Malt is submerged under the hoppy zestiness.

T-The hoppiness is rather individual. The best way I can describe it is a clever, twisting mixture of clean pine and energetic lemon. There are also some sneaky tropical fruit notes. And the wavering malt interrupts once or twice.

M-Quite dry with some bold bitterness. The overall body is rather agreeable. I like the bitterness-to-body ratio.

O/D-Another nice Tree House brew. I didn't absolutely love it but its unique flavor tempo really struck a chord with me. It was unique and I can always throw praise towards that.

VelvetExtract, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

petermethot, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%

Enjoyed on-tap at the Dive Bar 2 days ago. Written notes taken for review.

A- Poured from the tap into a pint glass with a slightly hazy, golden-orange body. Small white head forms to about one finger high with a nice creamy texture. Cap retention is decent and a small bubbly ring leaves thin webs of lace cascading down the glass.

S- Hop forward but not by a ton, nice and balanced. Stone fruit and citrus hops up front with some floral notes, light caramel malts and fresh cracked grain hints supporting that.

T- The balance remains here and I would place this just on the hoppier side of the spectrum for APAs. The first few sips have apricot, stone fruit hops up front but a good floral and citrus zest profile builds with time. Some yeast bread and light cracked grains form the base.

MF- Creamy light bodied APA with a carbonation just a bit on the lower side I would want in the style (could be the keg/tap, although Dive Bar is almost always great with this). A nice silky texture with a medium bitterness in the finish.

Stone fruit-citrus-floral hops lead the way but don't overwhelm allowing this beer to be hoppy but balanced nicely by light malts and clean ale yeast. Super drinkable and worth a try for anyone who enjoys hops and pale ales.

cbutova, Aug 05, 2013
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Tornado from Tree House Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.