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Hop Head Double India Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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87
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
At Tree Brewing Company, we take craft brewing seriously. So much in fact that we got a little carried away and brewed this occasional rarity, Hop Head Double IPA. Loaded with five different hop varieties, this bold IPA is not for the faint of heart.

(Beer added by: Hornet2003 on 12-13-2008)
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured a pint glass. ABV 8.5%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy rusty orange with a 2cm white head. Head reduce to a thin cap. Minimal lacing is produced.

S - Grapefruit, pine, orange peel, sweet bread, some caramel.

T - Light caramel malts and then plenty of hops (grapefruit, citrus, pine, tobacco) in the middle and through to the finish. Aftertaste was milder than expected.

M - Average carbonation, medium-heavy body, mouth coating resin, slick, some heat in the finish.

O - Decent DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 03:00:35 | More by decimator
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-04-2013 00:55:54 | More by t0rin0
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-24-2013 03:30:05 | More by WeissBoy
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Picaroon

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-16-2013 18:43:51 | More by Picaroon
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-14-2013 13:46:05 | More by DaPan
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2012 10:50:16 | More by artemh
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-29-2012 05:25:48 | More by KalanM
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-06-2012 20:38:15 | More by cfalovo97
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-21-2012 21:35:20 | More by Molson2000
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color, a bit on the dark side for how I prefer my IPAs (or double IPAs). The aroma opens with nice pine hop notes and a mild citrus character. The sweet malt comes through quite a bit. Maybe a touch of herbal hops on the back end. The flavor is just okay. Moderate sweetness with some pine and citrus peel notes providing the bulk of the hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 20:49:58 | More by womencantsail
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-15-2012 23:59:44 | More by Coastal_Brew
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle poured into a large snifter...

A - Pours a very beautiful hazy orange body, with a nice dense beige head. Looks a lot like the real American IPA's. Good head retention and okay lacing.

S - Grapefruit, oranges, a bit of bread and caramel. A slight hint of alcohol on the nose.

T - This beers starts out with a very impressive and intense hop bite, with juicy grapefruit and orange notes and a moderate sweetness. Hints of caramel, butterscotch and peach. The after-taste is fairly bitter and a little bready. After the beer warms up you get more fruity notes and a hint of passion fruit. I also liked the fact that it's not very malty, so the hops get to shine.

M - Medium-bodied. The carbonation is high at first, then average. Lots of hop oils, which are quite intense on the palate. Overall, this goes down very smoothly, and the faint alcohol note does not get in the way.

O - Wow, this was very impressive. Despite this bottle being a few months old, it still is very hoppy and intense. This is highly recommended to anyone who likes West Cost-style IPA's and enjoys the juicy, fruity side of India Pale ales. Will seek out this again!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:06:47 | More by NightINgale
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-18-2012 03:14:04 | More by mspang
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2012 13:45:28 | More by kelvarnsen
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barleywinefiend

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a hazy burnt orange color with moderate cabonation leaving a small white cap, some lacing

S: Mainly grapefruit, a bit of pine and loads of bitterness coupled with a booze sting

T: A big grapefruit, bitterness upfront with some pine needles. It was abrasive. A muddy, sticky, heavy big body, moderate boozy concoction of bittering hops and from what I tasted a homebrew extract.

M: Big body, heavy, bitter, boozey and off balance

O: This beer needs to go back to the drawing board and shame on Alibi for charging $7.50 a pint. I did not finish this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 14:27:22 | More by barleywinefiend
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-26-2012 01:24:16 | More by JohneHoodlum
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received from Liam. Thanks! Cheers!

The beer is copper in color, very clear with a nice dense head on top of it. Tenacious head that sticks well to the glass. The aroma is intense... and dominated by citrus with grapefruit. Some caramel malts in there too but in the background. The foreground is hops, hops and hops. Taste is very powerful and strong. Aggressive beer too. Hoppy. Tropical fruits is the main character of this beer. Some caramel malts too in the mouth. Effervescent in the mouth. Refreshing. Warmth.

This is a very good IPA. Very westcoasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 02:09:35 | More by ZorPrime
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-09-2012 03:24:25 | More by bumchilly25
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

05-05-2012 10:57:46 | More by Wordslinger
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marty21

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-05-2012 00:31:50 | More by marty21
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2012 02:02:52 | More by schopenhauerale
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-22-2012 01:36:48 | More by fostachild
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours hazy bronze colour with a creamy finger of head resting atop. Commendable retention but negligible lacing.

S: A healthy dose of pine, sweet toffee, chopped walnuts, lingering grapefruit aroma, and freshly baked & buttered bread. Emitting a certain freshness and a very earthy-like quality. Alcohol slightly detectable.

T: Strong bitter pine upfront that transcends into toffee and bread-like malts. Tart and acidic qualities of grapefruit are present but not those refreshing juicy qualities of the fruit. Chopped nuts and spices are quite noticeable. Alcohol presence is a bit more than I'd prefer, however, still a deliciously bitter and creamy Imperial IPA.

M: Medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Pleasingly creamy and oily with quite a chewy/resiny texture.

D: A solid Imperial IPA that I'm happy to see in Ontario. However I'm curious to know when this bottle was brewed as my previous experience seemed more positive with a fresher product.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 00:32:33 | More by Digimaika2
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

660 mL bottle acquired & consumed on the second day that the MLCC had the on shelves, I should hope that this is fresh, although a cursory search of the inter webs shows this was finished in late January! Poured ~5C into a large bowl shaped glass.

A: Orange brown and incredibly hazy. Even with a hard pour this beer only gives a 1/2 cm of head (1/4" Yanks!) and it drops quickly leaving little lacing.
S: Fairly strong piney hops, this bodes well... Definitely smell some booziness and the sweetness of malt.
T: A very malty DIPA. This is sadly not to my liking... I want a tongue scraper dripping with hops, and this is not this beer. It would be best considered a "balanced" DIPA, a little more than an American Barleywine, but not much more. Bitterness is lacking, and builds only lightly over time. Sweet caramel and booze. Some fruitiness and pine needles, just not enough of it and certainly not enough of the fruity hops I love ...
M: A little thicker than I would like, with a fish that has a sweetness that initially hides the light bitterness. I had to drink the second half of the bottle before I realized that the IBUs were building up on my tongue.
O: At this point, I think I need to get some Furious and see how it tastes... I am beginning to think that my tastebuds are shot and I have hit the dreaded Lupulin threshold. I was massively looking forward to this beer, and instead I am non-plussed by it. I really wanted to love but was disappointed from my first sip on.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:19:30 | More by kjyost
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traumaqueen


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-03-2012 04:54:03 | More by traumaqueen
Hop Head Double India Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.