Tornado
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #70
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,015
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
611
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 10, 2022
Added:
Oct 17, 2012
Wants:
  55
Gots:
  129
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: An extremely liberally hopped APA. Tornado was crafted during the unfortunate events surrounding the June 1st, 2011 Brimfield Tornado. We created the beer in honor of the circumstances as we experienced them and luckily escaped the path by 1/2 mile. Tornado is loaded with notes of pine, tropical fruit, and citrus. At 5.6% alcohol, it's super refreshing.
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4.04 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Jun 10, 2022
 
4.56 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on Apr 29, 2022
 
4.19 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2022
 
4.06 by eddiefl from New York on Jan 02, 2022
 
4.1 by Newbeergeek1 from Maine on Dec 09, 2021
 
4.25 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Aug 28, 2021
 
4.09 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 14, 2021
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2021
 
4.11 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Jun 01, 2021
 
4.27 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on May 21, 2021
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2021
 
3.76 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on May 09, 2021
 
5 by drewmuni from California on Jan 18, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I think this was one of the rare Tree House beers I didn't get from the source, but was thrown in as an extra in a trade (I think for that pro wrasslin beer). Twas the old label one.

Pours a lighter hazy yellow, its not the thicker viscosity gravy like appearance of some of their bigger beers. Big Citra hop presence on this one, plenty of orange, tangerine and grapefruit to the nose.

Taste expands beyond the citrus notes, going into the tropical realm, might be Galaxy and or Mosaic hops going on as well based on those tropical feels of pineapple and papaya. Malt bill is clean, simple, not overly wet or watery. Smoothes the bitterness out but not entirely, thereby leaving itself in that nice Goldilocks zone of bitterness. Is there a smidge of Summit in here? Hint of garlic and grass. All in all, yet another very crushable and top tier hoppy beer from Treehouse. I could go for one about now, got a bunch of undisciplined in law kids at the house. Ugh.

Dec 31, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Grassy, pineapple and mango aromas. Citrus, lemongrass and tea flavor. One of Treehouse's more mellow/subtle beers, and hits the mark for a solid pale ale.

Nov 23, 2020
 
4.18 by Khaack from New York on Sep 08, 2020
 
4.24 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Sep 07, 2020
 
4 by R11415 from New York on Sep 05, 2020
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4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint; canned 7/24/20, code I WAS LOST, ASLEEP INSIDE A FANTASY. Brought back from New England by a friend (Thanks, Chris!)
A: Pours a very hazy, golden orange color with a two plus finger, off-white head, solid retention (nearly a half finger well into consumption) and elaborate, foamy rings of lacing.
S: Bouquet of bread dough initially with fruity aromas of orange, pineapple, and lemon overlaying caramel maltiness and no more than a pine note. More vegetal (steamed asparagus, arugula) as it warms.
T: Semisweet. Elements of palate follow nose, but caramel malt backbone is more noticeable. Vegetal notes more noticeable on the back end. Bitterness nicely subdued, but contributed to complexity and crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bodied. Solid carbonation. Creamy and rich.
O: Clearly many characteristic deviate widely from the style, but seems IMHO like a flavor forward take on Pale Ale, leaning very close to NEIPA. Subtle and complex. Very enjoyable

Aug 21, 2020
 
4.27 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Aug 05, 2020
 
3.89 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Jul 31, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Quite a tasty pale ale, not particularly exceptional but that's just because Tree House sets an impossibly high standard.
5/5/20 date printed on can. Pours a very slightly hazy yellow color with some nice fluffy white head that settled to some small soapy rings of lingering lacing that slowly faded. Aromas of crisp ripe orange, mango, grapefruit, some malt and vanilla and bread. Tastes similarly, flavor was good but not amazing, still somewhat juicy. Easy to drink and enjoy. Smooth mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. A fine beer but not anywhere near their best.

Jul 10, 2020
 
4.25 by dtm426 from Michigan on Jun 25, 2020
 
4.46 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on May 21, 2020
 
4.12 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on May 09, 2020
 
4.35 by docainii from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2020
 
4 by clwhitaker978 from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2020
 
3.83 by unclekeith from Alaska on Mar 05, 2020
 
4.45 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
 
4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Feb 02, 2020
 
4.43 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Feb 02, 2020
 
4.21 by JoeB51982 from Rhode Island on Nov 19, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by kevanb from Illinois

16oz can, dated 05.23.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass. Enjoyed on 6.14.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright golden color, super hazy with a foamy finger of white head, good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is pleasant, very green with an herbal tea quality, floral and piney as well with a more melon forward fruit character, some citrus behind it with ample pale grains and sweet yeast. The flavors are in line with the aroma, lemongrass, green tea, raw green hop that reads as grassy and piney, tropical mango and citrus with some honeydew and cantaloupe that bring out the sweet yeast and pale grains. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy with a thicker medium body that finishes easily with a dry bite.

Verdict: A nice pale ale from Tree House but not my favorite hop profile. The tea and grassy qualities only yield a sweeter and more melon forward fruit experience that just feels a bit clunky and not complimentary.

Oct 26, 2019
 
3.53 by thewimperoo from Illinois on Sep 20, 2019
 
4.28 by Wiffler27 from North Carolina on Sep 14, 2019
 
4.23 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Sep 14, 2019
 
4.25 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts on Sep 06, 2019
 
4.27 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Aug 20, 2019
 
3.94 by Gerred from Missouri on Aug 01, 2019
 
4.21 by Jstuart23 from North Carolina on Jul 31, 2019
Tornado from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 611 ratings