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Oakshire Perfect Storm Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Perfect Storm Double IPA celebrates the rich traditions of brewing in the Northwest. The perfect storm of six different hop varieties combine to create a substantial ale with a clean finish. A proprietary blend of regional and European barley malts balance the hop bitterness while allowing the hop flavors to dominate.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2015
650 ml bottle @ Kick. Unclear orange body with a rather small but good locking, lacing off-white head. Nice citric fruity aroma with lots of malt as well with caramel. Flavor is sweet pale malt, citric fruit and good bitterness. Well balanced pleasant body and long lasting aftertaste with smooth malt and pleasant bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden, just as a warming feeling in the aftertaste. Not really complex, pretty straight forward, but very smooth and well made. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle@Kick. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, mint, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some herbs, floral notes and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1402) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2015
gold pour big white head. Aroma juniper pine spruce simcoe hops. Tastes big pine whew initially then orange like centennial fades into biscuity grainy barley

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (409) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2015
22oz bomber. The deScription says 10% ABV but the bottle says 8.7% ABV. Pours a hazy peach with a moderate head and good lacing. Nose is fruit, pine and earth with a hint of grass and yeast. Taste starts out sweet, evolves into malt and finally graduates to a complex bitterness. The whole mixture of nose, taste and finish is exceptional and hides the alcohol very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3164) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2015
651 ml. bottle. ABV 8.7%. Vintage 2015. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with moderate lacing, over a hazy, particle laden, amber (SRM 9) body.....nose is heavy hops with pine resin, citrus peel, herbal notes, light grass, hints of allium, moderate cereal malts, no esters, balance to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with light cereal malts, mild pine, resin, citrus peel, floral notes, light licorice, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness.....mouth feel, medium body, sticky, pleasant alcohol warmth, slight astringency, medium carbonation. This is obviously a different recipe than the original with the lower ABV. It is a pleasant beer with a somewhat muted malt backbone. It is appropriately dominated by the complex hop bill. BJCP 9/1/16/4/8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle 650ml @ Bakgården Både &, Kristiansand
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, citrus and pine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, bitter, slightly dry, piney and citrus finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nudiebear (292) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle at tasting with Sean. Pours a clear light amber with a white head. Aromas of honey and weak propolis.Very lively hop notes. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Quite full bodied. This is also a very good one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle, 22oz. At Både &. Vintage 2015. A hazy golden beer with a small off-white head. Piney, resiny aroma indicating a dry, bitter mouthful. Not much malts in the aroma, nor in the flavor. Rather bitter, lightly warming and dry on the palate, full bodied and nicely carbonated, with flavors of piney and resiny hops. Some pale malt notes in the far back of the swallow. A delicious beer indeed. 150821

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (187) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bomber - pours a real nice color of a slight hazy golden yellow along with perfect off white head that

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6048) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours a bright honey orange and has a nice fluffy orange tinted head. Big fruit and rich malts in the aroma. Flavor, too. This is big and burly. Bottle says ABV is 8.7%. Tangerine leads the flavor with oranges, pine, and citrus. Gobs of hop flavors. Some grapefruit made a brief appearance and perhaps some zest. Complex is a well earned description. Sometimes this was a big classic west coast IPA and sometimes it took off in a different direction. All of those things were good for me. I liked this one.


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