Perfect Storm
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #61
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #348
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 5.78%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
187
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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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VoxRationis from New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Captain Lawrence, muffin top pint glass; canned on 05/29/20, code STAHM'S COMIN', KED.
A: Pours an opaque, mustard yellow color with one to two finger, white head, more than rim retention, and smatterings of discrete lacing.
S: A bouquet of tangerine, lime, pineapple, nectarine, oregano, and barley.
T: Semi-sweet with palate basically a melange of the nose, but the lime quality coming through front and center. Bitterness solid but balanced with sweetness and flavor elements.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy, reminds me of lime sorbet.
O: If you like Citra hops, this is your baby. Lovely mouthfeel.

Jun 23, 2020
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mytone from California

4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Striking hazy whitewashed orange color with a thin layer of lace. It’s so cloudy light can hardly pass through it!
S: Freshly squeezed passion fruit
T: Balanced perfectly! A crescendo of perfectly matched Citra and Simcoe hops that gives way to a citrusy peak of grape fruit, mango, tangerine and passion fruit. Then dissipates to a nice dry frothy citrus calmness that makes you yearn for more. Very little bitterness.
F: Moderate mouth feel, leaves a sticky sweat citrus residue on your lips.
O: Outstanding double NE hazy IPA! This is heaven! Like the name states, a perfect storm! It’s so balance it’s perfect. If you had a bad day and need something to pick up your soul. This is the beer spa day for you!

Jun 22, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of p025757. ~3 months old.
L: Orange smoothie. Creamy head.
S: Stonefruit. Pine.
T: Juicy, fruity, sweet, mango, grapefruit, a bit Of dry bitterness. Slight booze.
F: juicy. Some creaminess.
Overall: good, but may have been different or even better fresher.

Jun 22, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 05/29/20.

Look- Murky, golden orange with a tinge of green color, impressive off white head with great retention and tons of sticky lacing. Little carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit, tangy lemon and lime), heavy tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, passion fruit and papaya), stone fruit (peach/nectarine), melon, pear and gooseberry, grainy malt, slight dank and floral/herbal notes.

Taste- Really juicy stone fruit and melon, citrus fruits and tropical fruit, pear, sweet malt, pine comes through slightly here versus the aroma.

Feel- Medium/heavy bodied and soft, somewhat sweet and sticky up front with a solid astringent bitter finish, not too bitter. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- This is one insanely great DIPA. I have a feeling that more than two or three of these would shred the taste buds though, hop burn. A definite must try.

Jun 17, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

This one looks like unfiltered pear juice. Nose is pear, orange, white peach, honey and cane sugar. Sweet, fruity and aromatic. Beer opens tea leaves, pear flesh and skin, grapefruit and white grape. A nice balance of tropical aromas with a noticeable hop bite. Body is light to medium with ample carbonation. Foamy in the mouth with a waxy finish and a lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.

A pretty solid beer overall though I'm not a huge fan of the flavor profile in the Tree House storms series in general.

Jun 13, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

"Storm's A-Comin'", canned 04/25/20. Dee-lish! Light yellow hazy appearance with a good amount of head. Mouth-puckeringly tart and juicy with a really great creamy mouthfeel. The taste lingers for a good while after each sip - this was a delicious beer that I would enjoy at any time of year, but especially on a warm day. The description says that this is an "absurdly hopped rendition of Super Typhoon" - personally, I enjoyed the balance that TH achieved in this beer much more than Super Typhoon, and did not find it super-hoppy overall.

May 07, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 3/17/20. Poured into Teku glass.

L: 1F+ white foamy head with good retention and lots of lacing and a cap. Beer is a turbid golden orange.

S: Lots of citrus and melon in here, maybe some berry with the promise of some serious dankness to come.

T: Follows nose very closely. Orange and tangerine, cantaloupe, muskmelon, strawberry. Pretty bitter and very dank finish, this thing is absolutely loaded with hops.

F: Pretty full bodied and thick, very light carbonation. Complexity is off the charts and balance is very good considering the degree of difficulty. Maybe a tad too bitter.

O: This is an absolute hop bomb. Don't even think about trying to crush a bunch of these, but enjoy it for what it is.

Mar 31, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 25, 2019. Brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Look is glowing orange. Notes of citrus, cantaloupe, papaya and strawberry banana.

Mar 06, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jumped ahead in my stash to start going through my Tree House beers, and this was the first one as it was the oldest of the bunch. Canned on 7/19/19 with "IT'S SO PERFECT..." written above that, this was a good beer and a textbook example of what a New England IPA should be but somehow, just came up a bit short of the lofty expectations that I had for something out of Charlton!

Of course, the pour to this beer was fully murky and turbid with plenty of soft foam topping it off. The lacing left behind was exquisite as it was full of rings that bled down into the next, covering a majority of my pint glass. Lots of peach, earthy strawberry, urine, and fruit patch in the nose as some banana, white grape, and cantaloupe came through in the taste. Sick, fruity, and funky, there was a lot to like here as the hop oils were more present than the hops themselves, with a basic cracker in the background to keep the malt subdued.

Not a lot of booze in this one and the same could be said for the carbonation, as the rustic, natural flavors of the fruit were allowed to shine and linger. While not the best from Tree House, this was balanced nicely and fun to drink but could have aged a bit better. As always, I loved the logo on the label and how easy this was to enjoy!

Feb 28, 2020
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Kendo from New York

4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Body is juicy-hazy golden-yellow with a little less than a half-finger of white head on top.

S: Nice nose, though not a jump-out-of-the-glass and smack-you-in-the-face type of nose. Ripe melon immediately comes to mind. Touch of pineapple-orange juice.

T: Interesting overall flavor profile. Pineapple-orange juice with under-ripe mangoes and lemons. Touch of earthy pine, and some canteloupe melon.

M: Juicy. Not as pillowy-soft as I'm used to from TreeHouse. But real nice.

O: I like this - it's old-school hops (Citra and Simcoe I believe) that punch you in the mouth with their bitterness. But the TreeHouse treatments softens the blow and makes you want to come back for more. Enjoying this one even more the longer I drink it.

Feb 23, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2 6 20, opened 2 21 20

“ we like to control the weather”

Can poured into a teku

Two finger pale off white creamy foam cap over a yellowish orange hazy liquid. Good retention , good lacings , settles to a solid fizzy, foamy layer

Aroma is orange citrus, earthiness, little canatalope, little bit of strawberry banana

Taste is earthy, cantaloupe, citrus , papaya

Hop taste, hop nibbl;e lingers but doesn’t bite, low sudsing

Good beer

Feb 22, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Murky orange. Smells of tropical fruit and orange creamsicle. Tastes of orange and tropical fruits. Slightly sweet malt. Oaty and earthy behind it. Bitter finish. Medium heavy. Pretty dry for a Tree House DIPA, but it has a long earthy yeast back end. I kinda like it, but not sure what I'd think if i had a whole can to myself.

Feb 08, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 12/4/19.

Pours turbid gold with a dense, whipped head of white. Thick ropes of lacing with lingering retention. Unripe peach, mango, pineapple, and tangerine pith in the nose. More than medium bodied with a creamy, chewy, pillowy mouthfeel. A blast of tropical fruit, pith, and zest on the palate. Mango, papaya, sugar-dusted grapefruit, and mandarins. Finishes with a big bitterness, lingering citrus juice, and zero malt.

Jan 09, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with a two finger head covering the cloudy honey colored liquid; good retention and a smattering of lace

Smell: Honeybell orange, pineapple and guava tones

Taste: Sweet tropical flavors of pineapple and guava forward with the sweetest orange I know, the Honeybell Tangelo, making an appearance in the middle, bringing a creamsicle finish with just a touch of dankness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Just what i like in an NE IPA; great tropical fruit and some citrusy bitterness to balance the sweetness

Thanks, BostonDipas, for the opportunity

Dec 23, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 ouncer, 12/3/19 stamped on the bottom of the can.

Hazed up pour, frothy cap and leaving a load of quality looking lacing and all over the glass sheeting.

Assorted tropical fruit notes on the nose...stone and tropical fruits abound.....pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, apricots...mighty tasty stuff....complex and satisfying....go get some

Dec 08, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a can glass with very little foam, tried to get a head but only made a thin quickly dissipating film
Appearance was almost orange juice like in color and thickness
Aroma was tropical as in cantaloupe, banana and strawberries
Taste is complex with different flavors of a fruit smoothies like quality
Mouth feel is smooth to a lingering bitterness
Over all it’s a fruit bomb with a full and slightly heavy imperial IPA that’s really refreshing

Nov 08, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a teku glass via can

color is your typical super hazy NEIPA..bright yellow

smell is sweet citrus and a bit of that famous TH hop punch that often accompanies their beers

taste follows the nose, but a tad more bitter than I was expecting on the backend

carbonation is low and the mouth feel is sticky sweet

Oct 29, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy big white head. Big tropical notes in flavor and nose. Definitely typical tree house yeast. Super drinkable for a double ipa. Actually dangerously drinkable.

Oct 14, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draft at the brewery.

Pours an opaque bright golden orange color with a finger of creamy white head. The head leaves a lot of splotchy lacing as it settles into a thin ring.

The aroma is... decent. Certainly more muted than its counterparts. There's lots of grainy malt and notes of mangoes. Some grapefruit and orange, maybe some pineapple.

The flavor definitely pops more than the aroma. Still quite grainy with good malt presence. Notes of oranges, grapefruit, peach and pineapple with a hint of guava and what I assume to be papaya. Finishes very earthy and subtly spicy. Like chewing on a hop cone. Good balance.

The feel is very slick and medium bodied. Low carbonation. Soft and has a dry finish. Bitterness lingers long after the final sip.

Overall, a great DIPA that doesn't quite reach the level I hoped it would. It's not terribly different from Super Typhoon although I do like it a lot more. I'm honestly just not the biggest fan of this series of beers. Still, this one IS great, just disappointing by TH standards.

Oct 08, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange color with haziness. Had at treehouse direct from a draft line. Taste is terrific with a mild sweetness and some great hops character. Solid beer.

Oct 08, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color is orange with a slight dullness to the hue and a hazy clarity. Head is half inch, off-white and dissipates towards the shoulders leaving a residual sudsy frothy clustered in one corner. Nose expresses citrus and pith. Tate expresses bright citrus notes, an herbal/medicinal quality and melon. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation. Texture is a little watery but not off-putting. Overall, not overly complex but extremely drinkable and quite delicious.

Oct 04, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 09.12.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a bright golden straw color, orange hues with a thick foamy white head, about two fingers tall that has excellent retention and yields a substantial amount of sticky and soapy lacing. The aroma is quite nice, bright and pungent tropical fruits, fragrant wildflower, green and raw hop, light pine, soft dough and sweet yeast. The flavors are nice, mango and orange leap out, quite juicy with snappy pineapple and a nice weedy and dank raw hop character, a touch of pine with a sweeter finish of pale dough, yeast and wildflower bouquet. The mouthfeel is very good, coating, creamy, super smooth heavier medium body that finishes so easily with a warm and dry bite.

Verdict: A very nice DIPA from Tree House. Bright and refreshing, well balanced between the sweeter and juicier components and the bitter and earthy elements. It does blend in a bit with their greater portfolio of IPAs but that still makes it a remarkably good beer.

Sep 27, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a teku glass. pours a milky, thick orange with bright white fluffy head. smells of rich, ripe tropical fruit. taste is similar with huge hop punch and then a slightly unpleasant bitterness in the finish that reminds you this smooth drinking ale is an Imperial IPA. as with most of the absurdly hopped versions of TH IPAs, mouthfeel suffers. idk of the extra charges of hops thins the base beer out or what but i’ve encountered it again and again. still, a nice DIPA with tons of hoppy, tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

Sep 27, 2019
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etaggie09 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy orange juice with a white finger and a half head that slowly dissipates with heavy lacing. Highly opaque.

Smell: Guava, lychee, leafy hops.

Taste: Smell follows through with a very pleasant and hoppy finish. Orange juice with mild guava undertones. Leafy flavors spice the palate.

Feel: Quite round and full. Moderate carbonation. Pretty spot on for carrying the flavors and aroma of this style. Not cloying at all.

Overall: Probably my favorite IPA from TreeHouse to date. The palate is very similar to the nose which I very much like. It packs a punch but isn’t so big that it’s not drinkable.

Sep 25, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz Bell’s Hopslam glass, canned on 9/12/19. Pours a very hazy orange yellow with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves a thick ring of lace with amazing retention. 5

Smell is tangerine, papaya, honeydew, pineapple, and just a whiff of grapefruit. 4.5

Taste follows a bunch of melon, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, guava, and hints of grapefruit in the bold yet balanced finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than most, soft gentle carbonation, sticky not dry, and at 8% easy sipping, but packed with flavor. 5

Overall again this Brewery is so hyped, but so damn good it is scary.

Sep 22, 2019
Perfect Storm from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 187 ratings