Tornado
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #50
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,697
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
585
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  54
Gots
  126
SCORE
93
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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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Reviews by hughesm12:
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4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of BEEPOP
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I just don't get this beer.

If you like a watered down Julius without the juicy smell and taste with a nice bitter almost metallic aftertaste ... have I got the beer for you. This was one of the few beers that I haven't tried and tbh ... I could do without it. Maybe this beer needs a few weeks on it but fresh it was ... not good, dare I say one of the worst from TH. If there is no taste, smell, or any distinguishing characteristics then what do you have? Tornado.

Is my pallet this bad? Did I get a bad can? This beer is making me think that my absence from drinking is warranted. At this point I would question people who rate this 4 or higher. I love TH and this beer is rated low for a reason and should be lower IMO.

Pass on all levels or trade immediately if possible.

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Photo of papposilenus
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, dated 01/23/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a heavily hazed glass of pulp-free OJ with two fingers of soft, pouffy, lush, ivory coloured foam. Retention is excellent and leaves a heavy cap with big, sticky clumps of merengue-like lacing.

Smells of squooshy white bread and seville orange marmalade. There's a soft yeastiness to the nose but, right alongside of that, there's a sharp citric, composting/fermenting tangerine tang. I'm sort of agnostic about whether or not it smells good but it definitely smells strong.

Taste follows the nose, for better and worse but mostly for better. Overripe, squishy, bitter seville oranges and grapefruit, juice, pith and peel, with diluted pine resin on soft white sandwich bread. Sweet top notes with lots of follow-on bitterness and a mildly grainy, boozy aftertaste.

Feel is mostly smooth and juicy, medium bodied with fine, tingly carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant enough beverage but, if you have to pass on some cans to be able to carry your haul safely back down the hill, this is probably the one.

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Photo of ScottieD
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of neutralaction
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of SpaethJam
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baldrich27
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Patlee3324
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Muddled orange/brown. Classic treehouse on the muted side.

S: ripe tropical fruits, honeyed malts.

T: fruit juices (orange mostly, some grapefruit, lemon). Really balanced tropical fruits. Yum/

F: creamy goodness

O: a really nice drinkable beer, and at 5.6% impressively bursting with flavor.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rekrule
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jmg480
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tornado from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 585 ratings