Perfect Storm | Tree House Brewing Company

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Average: 4.5 | pDev: 6.44%

Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27

American Imperial IPA | 8.00% ABV

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Rotating availibility. 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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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27
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3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Floury pale golden body pours from the tallboy into becher glass. The head forms up to a finger high with a thick and foamy texture and very good retention. Lacing forms with thick sheets at every sip, a looker.

S- Creamsicle is the first thing that comes to mind with a ton of hops in the aroma. Strawberry and citrus are big
and there are also stone fruit and tropical hints but they are secondary to the orange, tangerine, grapefruit and berries. Fruity.

T- The strawberry and citrus is again the dominant factor of the brew and overall creamsicle and strawberry banana come on strong. Powdery hop bitterness throughout with hints of grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, orange, mango and pine. Rather green and approaching acrid after a few sips. Sweetness comes in at a medium level.

MF- Very fluffy and creamy texture to this medium bodied brew. A very high level of carbonation and this one is truly just a puffball on the palate. Ends with that powdery green hop bitterness. Super smooth and velvety.

Strong strawberry, creamsicle and citrus hops with a heavy dose of powdery, green hop bitterness coating the taste buds. Just lacks balance.

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Photo of tigg924
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange gold in color with minimal head. Taste is orange juice, dtrawberry, and grapefruit. Heavy bodied, sweetish with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on the back porch in the middle of this months long Northeast Ohio rainstorm.

Opaque yellow-orange with a thin bubbly off-white blanket.

Having just had King JJJuliusss, this has a similar level of sharp greeness, and a bit of a boozy feel to it. But it also has more citrus characteristics, versus the tropical I got out of KJJJ, plus a hint of cracker and pink bubblegum that soften it up. There's a faint cannabis presence, similar to what KJJJ brought, but I like this a hair more.

The body is a little lighter, still TH fluffy, but a bit thinner. The finish is semi-dry.

My favorite in this windy series would be Super Typhoon, by far. Perfect Storm tipped the scales a bit too much into the realm of excess.

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

L: Light honeycomb and apricot hues with a two finger head and ample lacing
S: Big citrus, mango, and slight grassy coconut
T: Tropical melange with a hint of honeydew and cantaloupe that evolves into an overt pine and recedes into a sweet gob of melted gummy bears
F: Medium-bodied, creamy, and soft
O: Bold, sweet, citrusy, and saturated with hops. Not as overblown hoppy as Headroom or the Crusher, but subdued in a sugary Tree House sort of way. Nicely done.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Everyone else is going to embark on a diatribe of all the things they perceive. Allow me to simplify. In terms of NEIPA, it has the look in spades. The smell is a cornucopia of tropical goodness, belied by just the right amount of grass, and malt. The taste is insane because all of these fruity flavors mesh to the point of absurdity, creating the perfect balance. The finish is creamy, silky, and tongue-soothing. If you want to know all the flavors the hops induced, ask me next time. I think this review says it all. For the style, it's beyond reproach. Seek it, drink it, and enjoy it! Cheers!!!

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

L - let me preface this by saying I think Hurricane is one of Tree House's best beers right now. With the continuous struggle to dial in the core beers on the new system, beers that were born on the new system are only getting better and better. Super Typhoon was good too, but not as much as Hurricane. Too much emphasis on acidic hops and not on that beautiful papaya apricot flavor burst. This one pours a brooding orange. Afternoon sun. Thick, white head. Slickly clings to the glass and leaves appreciable legs behind.

S - big burst of strawberry banana. This has been a theme with recent TH beers and I am all for it. Kiwi smoothies and candied apricots. Papaya creamsicle. Deep, penetrating aroma that invigorates the soul.

T - greener than the nose would suggest! Underripe melon, pithy, bitter, zesty pineapple, and orange. Getting some acidity, but it's far from overbearing. Resiny and saturated, loads of pure hop extract coat the tongue. Up front, the flavor is all juice a la buttery juicy fruit, stone fruit, and tropical stickiness. But that changes almost immediately upon the swallow into a yeasty, hop-choked, lupulin assault. It's potent, I'll give 'em that. Finishes dry and chalky, a testament to the hop content.

F - fluffy and pillowy. Has the right amount of air to balance the hoppy heft, giving it a full and satisfying mouthfeel. Glides around the mouth like velvet.

O - the storm series is an interesting one. The various beers honestly don't taste all that similar to each other so they're hard to compare. Beers like Julius and Green have unmistakable flavor profiles, but these are a bit more fluid. Perfect Storm amps up the Curiosities of late with ripe, heavy, sweaty banana flavors and fruit smoothie creaminess. It tops Super Typhoon since it controls the hop saturation a bit more with balancing juicy sensations. Another palate wrecker. Do not recommend PS and Very GGGreennn in the same sitting.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked-up four cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for about five dollars per can. No canned-on date, but I believe that this is brand new. This is excellent, one of TH's best.

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 27 ratings