Perfect Storm
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #65
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #337
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 6.26%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
280
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Wants
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SCORE
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Notes: Perfect Storm is an absurdly hopped rendition of Super Typhoon; the most kingly and intense of our weather series! Featuring boatloads of Simcoe & Citra hops, perfect storm pours a glowing orange in the glass and carries flavors and aromas of earthy citrus, cantaloupe, papaya, and strawberry banana. Perfect Storm’s hop leanings are more intense and resinous, with tongue coating fruity hop oils and a firm, lingering bitterness. This one will evolve beautifully in the can with time and reveal layers of additional complexity through cold conditioning. Enjoy!
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Beersnake1 from California

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a can at fridge temp. Pours a gorgeous murky orange with white head. Lacing sticks around for quite a while. Can't wait for this one!

Nose: Citrus peel is the first note for me. Dank. Tropical fruit. Papaya, watermelon, pineapple. Pine. Moist and freshly cut grass. The tropical notes continue to evolve over a few minutes. Mango and peaches come through. Really lovely. I just love sitting here smelling this one.

Taste: Sweet candy and tropical fruit immediately. Wow. Really sweet watermelon, passion fruit, Jelly Belly, mandarin oranges, and green apples. There is a slip hop bitterness on the aftertaste, but this is definitely a tropical fruit bomb. Very tasty and incredibly easy to drink. The ABV is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this is outstanding. I will be sad when the glass is empty! Thanks, Roguer!

Oct 23, 2021
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2beerdogs from California

4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Roguer!
A supremely hazy muted gold with a fluffy white head that pushes a solid two fingers high. Great retention, plenty of lacing.
Nose grabs my focus instantly. I mean, the pop of the can was like a starter pistol initiating the race between the tropical and the citrus. The citrus was the strongest starter, but the nose abounds with orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, and passionfruit.
Flavor has even more to dive into. Definitely citrus: grapefruit, orange zest, and tangerine. Tropical: mango, pineapple, papaya, and guava. Also showing up, some melon notes: cantaloupe. Some earthy and peppery herbal notes peak in as well.
Fluff my pillow! Love this mouthfeel. Medium feel, but oh so fluffy. Mild bitter finish.
Overall, I wish I lived near by.

Oct 15, 2021
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erosier from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super hazy orange yellow color with a thick and tall white colored head that laces the glass on the way down. Smells of sweet toasted malts and then a huge floral/citrus/melon hop aroma. Tastes of floral and citrus and melon hop flavors with a bit of a toasted malt backing. Thick, smooth, perfect amount of carbonation. Treehouse does it again!

Sep 11, 2021
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can in a curvy beer glass.

Dull hazy finish on a yellow orange coloring. Bright white cap, 1-plus F, lots of lacing.

Starts with strong grapefruit aroma. Then there’s a mix of stone, tropical, and citrus. Some mango and melon.

Grapefruit and orange, pineapple and melon.

It’s another glass of juice amped up with alcohol. Resinous and bitter.

It reminds me of a screwdriver on a mid-morning flight.

Sep 04, 2021
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farrago from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Full two finger head, surface pocked by many larger bubbles beyond the pour point, bright white, very credible retention, lacing more big and random splotches than streaks. Full haze to the yellow liquid, impenetrable. Nose focused on juicy grapefruit, blood orange citrus and a standard array of tropical fruits, the dankness is linear and blows through rather than stick around, some pretzel salt to peppercorns rounds it out, light resiny quality. Medium-bodied, not too heavy and particularly moves agilely towards the finish. Carbonation is somewhat weak. Overall, sweet with a fluffy mouth texture. Mango, papaya, passion fruit to nectarine and peach. The pink grapefruit loses some intensity here. In turn you get more breadiness and a vague honeyed aspect. No one component is sticking out with a "look at me" attitude. Think of it as a "comfort beer" rather than something to really engage your brain over. (Canned 7/27/21)

Aug 20, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to PhineasMcClintock for the can.

A - Pours an extremely hazy dark golden orange that's borderline opaque. Lacing is sticky and bright white clinging to the sides of the glass.

S - Juicy citrus presence that jumps out of the glass with citrus, mango, papaya, and resiny apricot.

T - Resiny citrus and apricot lead the charge followed with mango, lime, mango, papaya, passion fruit, and ends on the sweeter side. Nice lingering citrus resin on the palate coats the mouth.

M - Big body that's pillowy soft and slightly chewy.

O - Really enjoying the citrus fruitiness of this beer. Recommended.

Aug 17, 2021
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice rings of lace;

S: initially, balanced between pineapple and orange; as it warmed, it became orange with pineapple in the background;

T: pineapple and orange from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: better than many, but Tree House has better;

Aug 03, 2021
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Squire from Mississippi

4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with white cap and lacing.

Strong, deep hop aroma that strikes me as mostly herbal with a citrus backbone.

Taste is hop forward with an emphasis on the hops which further carry the herbal theme. Citrus is a little less apparent than in the nose. I don't detect much malt but the other flavors mentioned are cleen, strong and well balanced. Finishes dry with a hint of hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Full velvety texture with balancing carbonation.

Close to Nirvana for the NEIPA fan.

Jul 13, 2021
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another winner! Obviously I am not a brewer because I don’t understand how all those ingredients can go into a beer and come out so beautifully! What the brewer tries to give me for his/her ideas of what the goal is a joy to try. I am a huge Hill Farmstead fan as well as a TH fan. Two of the best breweries in the world and I am lucky enough to get to each brewery once or twice a year! Lucky me!

May 31, 2021
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect Storm from Tree House. Received on 9/4/21 from @Rub_This_BBQ in NBW BIF #13. 16 oz can stored upside-down at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 17/4/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can Stamped “GOOD OL’ HERBIE HANCOCK 3/16/21”. Served at 44.9 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 51.2 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), murky and nearly opaque.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), murky and opaque. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, high density, average retention, diminishing to an eight to ten mm crown and a thick partial cap. As the head collapses, extreme examples of three-dimensional torn curtain lacing remain above the crown. Second pour produces a high density 3.5 cm head.
Lacing – Good. Head retraction and volume reduction leaves wide three-dimensional bands of tiny to medium bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 4.25 – Citrus and conifers, moderate strength. No malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins marginally dank with some generic citrus in the background but lacks the refreshingness of citrus. No malt, no yeast. No alcohol (8 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No gastric warming occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Full, creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 Looks like dirty pineapple juice. Both the flavor and aroma are weak. Head and lacing are excellent.

Apr 17, 2021
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CTBrewReview from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good solid beer. Looks are straw yellow like gazing onto a wheat field. The smell is good like a fruit market which is the best part of this beer. The taste and feel are not memorable like other tree house beers. It is in your face with the fruity part competing with the bitterness. The feel is nice upfront and leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. There is a lot going on in this beer and this is why it is the Perfect Storm.

Apr 02, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There’s pineapple juice in my glass - but it’s a beer, with a big, dense egg-white head that has an ironclad grip on the glass. The nose is bursting with citrus notes as soon as the top is popped, with big tangerine, mango, and passion fruit notes.

There’s an earthiness to accompany the citrus on the taste, courtesy of the Simcoe hops, which really makes this a spectacular example of the style, and there’s a bit of a creamy oat flavor to provide balance.

What a tremendous beer this is.

Apr 02, 2021
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A touch dark and brownish, but otherwise classic Tree House appearance.

Impressively bright and fresh nose. Superior drinkability. Intensely juicy on the palate: papaya, mango, apricot, pineapple, lemon, orange. Bright herbs. Fairly low bitterness.

Apr 01, 2021
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can 3/16/21 poured into a treehouse snifter
L: deep yellow to orange with a nice haze glow 2 finger + head which leaves strong lacing
S: stong notes of citrus and pine
T: firm bittness some drank notes up front middle is more citrus
M: smooth and creamy average carb

Overall, beautiful beer and hides the 8% and so easy to drink and I like while citrus forward not over sweet or moves in the over rippen fruit

Mar 28, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a box of 12 Tree House beers in a trade. Working my way from oldest canned to newest. Canned 1/20, so around 5 weeks old. I don’t see it falling off that much, and if it did, I would have loved to have tried it fresher. Cloudy and fluffy in appearance. Smell is a comfortable clash of dank and citrus. Taste is a well balanced blend of pine, resin, dankness, and tropical citrus. Tangy, mouth watering, medium bodied, boozy. The balance and big flavors make this one a winner.

Mar 05, 2021
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright gold color, opaque, with a two finger soapy head. Aroma is rich with dusty sweet stone fruit notes. Flavor has notes of tangerine and white peach, not a deep tropical flavor but rather a more crisp one. Feel is soft, lightly effervescent, light to moderate bitterness. This is a great flavor with a nice mouthfeel. No real burn coming through either. Fantastic

Dec 30, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: A good mix of pine, tropical fruit, and citrus with some underlying floral and dank notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of dank pine, resin, tropical fruit, and citrus. Moderately bitter. Picks up some grapefruit pith and peel. Finishes with lingering citrus and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This rendition of the weather/storm series brings forward much more simcoe than citra (whereas, for example, Super Typhoon is a bit more citra-heavy with some simcoe waves). Definitely more dank, resinous, and piney while still hitting the citrus. Highly recommended

Dec 23, 2020
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osheamatth from New York

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Noticeably bubbly upon the pour then the typical creamy hazy look. The nose is a potpourri of hop, pine, citrus and grilled tropical fruit. Plenty of those hoppy notes on the palate, Citra & Simcoe according to the can. If you like a super hop forward hazy NEIPA, this fits the bill. It overpowers (not in a bad way though) some of the other notes which fall into the background. Finishes exactly how it tastes leaving that particular hoppy feel in the mouth.

Dec 10, 2020
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loudmacleod from Ohio

4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing DIPA. So much going on here. Gorgeous colored mimosa-like pour with a foamy head. So much citrus on the nose and tongue. Dank and resinous with a super soft mouthfeel.

Can / Tall pint glass / No food pairing

Nov 30, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Milky orange haze with a finger of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Quite dank, with a lot of that fresh tar/diesel smell that Tree House brews often have, alongside an onslaught of tropical hop goodness, especially guava, mango, yellow peach, and papaya. Bit of perceivable booze, too
T -- An initial wave of leafy bitterness washes over the palate, followed swiftly by a drying tropical character as well as some sweet floral and creamy malt character. The yeast is a little less front-and-center than usual for TH
F -- Mediu+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Nice astringency on the finish, and the bitterness -- while very present -- isn't too harsh
O -- One of the more assertive TH offerings I've had to date

87/100

Nov 26, 2020
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/22/20. “12th and hyde on a Sunday” stamped on the bottom

My first beer from my latest trip to Tree House earlier today! I'm excited to try this one, currently sitting at #317 of all time on this site

Pours a turbid hazy pale yellow with 2 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

The aroma carries notes of earthy hops, strawberries, mango puree, orange juice, papaya, light pepper, and caramel malt to tie it all together

Quite an interesting take on a NEIPA. Veryyyyyyy fruit forward, way more so than any of their others. Starts off with lightly bitter grapefruit, orange, earthy hops, strawberry, and soft bready malt. The swallow dials up the orange and strawberry notes, and brings in some pine, melon, banana, and creamy crisp malt. Delicious

Standard mouthfeel for the style and more specifically for Tree House. Soft pillowy medium body very mild tingly carbonation, feeling smooth. Finishes off-dry, but the sweetness coats the mouth and makes it a bit sticky. Alcohol is not detectable, but it could definitely stand to be reduced a bit

Another home run from TH! Unique and tasty, I wish I had more than 2 cans of this one in the mixed pack :( Oh well, variety is the spice of life, and I have plenty of new-to-me beers in the fridge after todays trip!

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Update 8/14/21

I had this beast on draft for the first time ever, as well as my first time actually getting a pour at TH along with Mango Julius. This takes on way more of a dank character in the nose when it’s this fresh. Incredible how it’s even more smooth as well. Not bumping up any ratings, but definitely worth noting how good this was on draft

Nov 25, 2020
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IrishChocolate from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Looks great, smells great, feels so good. Only thing is the taste is mediocre. Better tasting than bush light or milwaukee’s best, but far worse than about 50 or so other treehouse offerings. Steer clear of this one. Also, it causes diarrhea. Just saying.

Nov 18, 2020
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque straw color with a finger of head. The nose has notes of both citrus and melons. Citrus is similarly abundant in the flavor profile. The finish is gloriously bitter with a resiny mouthfeel.

This is a superb offering!

Oct 22, 2020
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 09/30/20. Served in an IPA glass.

Pours a milky-murky opaque, thick-appearing, dull orange-gold with two fingers of creamy, lathery head. Retention is excellent and leaves a thick blanket of foam... you know what? It looks just like the last Tree House IPA I reviewed and, come to think of it, the forty-something before that.

Soft, sweetly flowery aroma. Creamsicle and vanilla.

Taste is dense and doughy, creamsicle, vanilla cream, peaches and cream, berries and cream followed by green leafy bitterness into the finish.

Feel is creamy, thick and fluffy, not as heavy as it looks but still better than medium bodied, with fine, gentle carbonation.

Oct 19, 2020
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titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Opaque bright yellow-orange in color, very tall dense white fluffy head, some lacing on the sides.

Aroma: I get some juicy dry hop character in the aroma and that's about it.

Flavor: Earthy dank hops, very ripe fruits such as grapefruit, melon, and cantaloupe. Some citrus. Alcohol is VERY well-hidden. Very nice.

Palate/Finish: Super creamy and soft, but also has a carb bite. Like the only other Tree House beer I've had (Very Green), this does NOT drink like a DIPA, but rather a 'single' (?). Finishes with earthy/juicy hops.

Overall: Another winner from Tree House. Reminds me of Very Green in both flavor and mouth feel. This is perfectly balanced and very drinkable.

Oct 05, 2020
Perfect Storm from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 280 ratings