Tornado | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler: Poured a nice golden/orangey color ale with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit with some very nice and fresh grapefruit notes. Taste is a wonderful mix of grapefruit notes with some light tropical notes. Nice presence of citrus notes with some very limited amount of bitterness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Quite a treat and glad I got a chance to try some of this.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New APA from Treehouse, that makes me excited! Just filled about 4 hours ago.

Pours a nice fluffy creamy but bubbly looking 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace with spotted soapy lacing, an almost crystal clear applejuice like orange-tan colored beer.

Nose brings all the fresh hop goodness that Julius brings, a light musty resinous aroma, with nice juicy citrus and tropical fruit, some grapefruit, lots of tangerine, light passion fruit and mango, light orange pith, a bit of a floral kick as well. A very faint hint of malt character that barely comes through but enough to prop up the hops. All that goodness but it doesn't seem to pop as well as Julius, which aroma-ed the entire room when I poured it.

Taste starts with more fresh hops again, a bitter rind character out first, with more musty resin flavors, almost a hop pollen kinda thing. Then the juicy fruits, and I mean juicy, tropical fruit with a bit of mango, as well as some citrus, with a little clementine, into lots more tangerine and grapefruit, the musty resin also brings a bit of passion fruit as well, similar profile, and a nice fluffy floral slightly grassy hop kick as well. Malts are there as well, with a faint sweetness, and fluffy feel, and enough to mostly balance the hops so they don't get astringent and overpowering. Bitterness is nice, like an orange rind bitterness that doesn't get too strong. I even get a hint of melon rind, and actually a nice melon flavor on the back end. Finish is a bit sticky sweet but dry mostly, long lingering hop flavors, more tangerine and grapefruit, orange pith, a bit more melon as well, and more tropical fruits all lingering with a long bitterness, and a very faint touch of mint on the way back end.

Mouth is med bodied but soft and fluffy feeling, a nice well integrated fluffy carbonation.

Overall very good, extremely drinkable, great hop profile, even the malts come through nicely but light, so much fresh hop flavor and resins, delicious. Reminds me of a lighter Julius, but also reminds me a lot of Hill Farmstead Edward.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 05/19/15 notes. 32 oz. growler filled a few days ago, thanks to BeerLawyer85.

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident. Citrus hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, pine hops, resin, and earthy notes. Medium body and low carbonation, no bite.

Overall a very good APA; more like an IPA to me. Either way, lots of hops and easy to drink; would love to have it again.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is transparent and yellow with a soft white head. The aroma offers hops, tropical fruit, pine resin. Sweet and hoppy. Candied citrus and hops with a touch of warming alcohol. Lingering hop bitterness. Very tasty.

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3.29/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange. Small white head. Nice collar and surface wisping.

Smell - Light lemony and orange hop. Slight herbal character.

Taste - Tastes like amarillo hops. Has that lemony flavor and some floral notes. Cracker malt in the middle. Mild herbal flavor in the back.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Decent pale ale, but doesn't stand out as very exciting.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Tornado from Tree House Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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