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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill. Hazy yellow-gold with a short white head with decent retention and leaving heavy lace. Nose is citrus, floral and light fruits. Medium-heavy body with moderate, fine carbonation. Mouth feel is pretty slick, with a slight oiliness. Citrus zest, orange blossom, toast and spruce. Finish is long and fairly bitter, with some citrus. Certain aspects of this IIPA are ideal, others less so (for me).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (677) - NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is balanced. Nice hops. Taste is also balanced, lots of hop bitterness, but also malt to back it up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1059) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy gold hue w/ large frothy white head and sticky lacing. Bold citrus aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grapefruit peel and malt. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at chucks. Orange pale color. Resinous, grapefruit, citrus, light caramel. Lasting bitterness balanced by light sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6033) - Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2015
2015 bottle shared by Richard at the Beer Bar, thanks
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral and dusty. Taste is floral and pine
Nice, easy drinking

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote. Overall is creamy honey mixed with bitter peels. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (324) - - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy white lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, light rose fragrance, perfume sweetness and tropical floral. Initial medium sweet taste giving way to a lightly bitter finish. Medium body, average carbo and a medium bitter but brief finish. Nice complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle, 2015 perfect storm, picked up at Albertsons grocery... so cool to find great beer on the corner store shelves. Pours a deep caramel color, a little hazy, and topped with a monster of a creamy beige head. Nose is mostly floral and pine, light citrus. Faintly sweet. Hop forward taste, lots of pine and floral bitterness. Good citrus flavor and enough of a malty backer that its not over the top. Still potent... very big. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, shared with Rosser and Parksy. Hazy orange-tinted gold, lasting white head. Pine and citrus rind hop character, very bold, with a nice malt structure that isn’t overly sweet. Long bitter finish. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2078) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2015
22 oz bottle from Trader Joes in Salem OR $7.49 2015 vintage with 8.7% alc. Clear orange coloured ale with a large thick and creamy creme coloured head. Great fruity, mango and peach aromas mixed with fresh spruce..very nice. Taste similar to aroma but getting more malts..and a very bitter after taste. Good mouth feel,,,,smooth medium body medium to low carbonation. A very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a sharp golden with an orange tint. One to two fingers of off-white head. Nose is herbal and piney with some sweet resinous citrusy notes and toasted grain on the back end. Resinous and piney with some citrus rind and a grainy toasty malt character. Medium bodied with some sharp alcohol.


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