Galactic Storm
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #65
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #825
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.41%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 03:09 AM
Added:
Sep 24, 2021
Wants:
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Gots:
  4
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Notes: Galactic Storm is an Imperial IPA that pushes the concept of our Citra and Simcoe based Double IPA 'Storm' family! Featuring an enormous dry hop, it features hops we have spent years learning to understand and select from our friends out in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a fun beer as a concept, and challenges your palate with hop oil saturated notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and overripe guava. A sipper, be sure to let it warm and express itself in the glass. Enjoy!
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Super hazy muted golden orange with a finger of dense white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Mango puree, guava, lychee, orange sherbert, hints of booze and pine
T -- Citrus and green leafiness dominate. I like this one compared to many of TH's heavily hopped higher ABV offerings since the hop character has some personality and isn't this weird hop extract syrup that they've been pumping out more and more of
F -- Less fluffy and more chalky than usual. Still has that nice fly-off-the-palate bitterness
O -- It's a good one, but no attributes particularly stand out. But boy is it smoooooth

86/100
Tuesday at 03:09 AM
 
Rated: 4.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by mpolewan from Ohio

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 7.8, opened 7.29, poured into a teku

Brewers Notes: Galactic Storm is an Imperial IPA that pushes the concept of our Citra and Simcoe based Double IPA 'Storm' family! Featuring an enormous dry hop, it features hops we have spent years learning to understand and select from our friends out in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a fun beer as a concept, and challenges your palate with hop oil saturated notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and overripe guava. A sipper, be sure to let it warm and express itself in the glass. Enjoy!

Soapy white three finger foam cap , good retention , settles to a pencil thick layer, good lacings over a deep orange hazy liquid

Aroma is orange citrus

Taste is tropical fruit, orange citrus, guava , hint of melon

Smooth creamy body with a gentle hop nibble finish

Good beer
Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a: hazy matte dark orange color with a 1.5 finger rocky white head'

s: honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, and a earthy musty hop note. sweet orange juice and peach juice. sugary sweetness and a little bit of sweet lemons

t: a little bit muted compared to the aroma. mango, flat pineapple, and caramel upfront. melon, kiwi, and peach juice behind that. melon seems to dominate the backend making this feel a lot lighter than the abv

m: medium mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation

o: this is an example of why i think NEDIPA should be a BA category. balance of tropical and sweet, yet not syrupy and not heavy in the mouth. this drinks extremely easy for an 8.8% beer
Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Jul 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by BPCam from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by NappyB from Illinois

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by smaddock from Massachusetts

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tree House Brewing Co. "Galactic Storm"
16 fl. oz can coded "YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY 03/29/2205:01:17". Sampled on 05/17/22

Notes via stream of consciousness: Remind me again, what this is? It's a double IPA at 8.8% ABV with Citra and Simcoe. Interestingly, the label states that they've spent years learning to understand these hops whereas I find Citra and Simcoe to be pretty straightforward. They do morph a bit when you mix them with certain other hops but I think of these two as hops that are don't really stray too far. It's poured a murky golden body beneath a two finger thick head of rocky white foam. The aroma is citrusy with tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon and a bit of earthiness over a lightly sweetish and grainy malt base. On to the taste... it's distinctly citrusy, again with tangerine, grapefruit and lemon, but also with mango, passionfruit, apple, and a bit of dark berry (blackberry, elderberry, currant). A moderate to median bitterness balances it and along with some acidic "hop burn" it finishes dry with some citrusy and berry-like fruitiness lingering. The head has held up well so far and there are basically solid sheets of lacing left behind although there are also thicker rings of lace embedded in them. In the mouth it's medium bodied but a little "fluffy" due to all of the extra proteins, and gently crisp with a delicately bristling, fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. I had no idea what to expect from Galactic Storm but I'm pretty impressed. I think it's one of the better Treehouse beers but that's just my opinion.
Review #7,984
May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by hopley from Massachusetts

May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by paulish from New York

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow with an orangish hue. Typically beautiful TH head and lacing. Hop notes of cantaloupe, citrus peel, tropical fruit, some herbal notes. Slightly sweet malt/wheat backbone. Moderate carbonation and smooth/creamy mouthfeel. Hides the 8.8% abv well and is easy to drink. Another solid (D)NEIPA from Tree House, although not a ton to set it apart from many others.
Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 17, 2022
 
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz. can into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

This one's a bit paler than usual. Nose is pear, sweet apple, a foamy hop bite, and unripened pineapple. Very aromatic. Beer opens melon, cantaloupe, pear, and pineapple. Rather unique flavor profile. Heavy on the melon in the middle. Some aspects of strawberry and jicama as well. End is citrus and more pineapple. Solid. Body is light to medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down aggressive with a lingering, messy aftertaste.

I like the melon presence here though the feel is a bit un-Tree House like. A touch aggressive and could be fluffier.
Apr 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by smb71481 from Vermont

Apr 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.78 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.79 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by bret27 from California

Jan 21, 2022
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 01/05/2022. Enjoyed on 01/20/2022.
Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Thick orange-mango. Custardy apple head

S: Pine, custard apple, anjou pear.

M: Very smooth countered by med- heavy body. Drinkable for ABV.

T: Champagne yeast, navel oranges, buddha's hand, lemon balm, red currant and pine. More papaya earth than any heady mango. Uplifting citrus-tropical.
Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by smcel371 from New York

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Oct 08, 2021
Galactic Storm from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 49 ratings