Perfect Storm
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #68
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #430
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
135
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
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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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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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Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Over hopped Super Typhoon. Sign me up. Had this on tap at the brewery and that was a glorious 12oz of heaven. Supremely balanced, intense stone fruit and full mouth feel make this a must drink IPA.

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Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalfarce
3.53/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light but not my favorite recent th very light

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Photo of eddiefl
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gelasin
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robrio89
4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up some cans of this at the brewery. Canned on 7/19/19.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden sunshine hue with a big, creamy two finger white head that fades to leave sticky side lacing and a dense, creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of bright, zesty citrus along with flashes of ripe strawberries. Little pithy and bitter along with flashes of some earthy tropical fruits. Very light malt sweetness. No discernible alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Big bright citrus more oily peel than juice oddly enough. Decent earthy notes along with lemon. The strawberries come and go in this before being slammed by intense resinous hops. There are some good danker tropical fruit notes, however, the first few sips resulted in a rather big flash of alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, medium bodied. It's good but I get flashes of alcohol throughout.

O - Overall this is good, however, the unexpected flashes of alcohol overshadowed the pleasant almost fruit salad like flavour. The bitterness is pleasant on the finish though.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of smcel371
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sholcomb1122
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SawDog505
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.

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Photo of KingColumbus
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, juicy and dank. Dry finish but lingering flavors on the tongue, smooth bitterness. IMO best IPA/DIPA from the Charlton location. Cheers!

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

Photo of Hos
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jstuart23
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ScaryEd
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.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinkylives
4.92/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of vfgccp
3.63/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
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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Perfect Storm from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 135 ratings