YAHHHRRRGGG! - Tree House Brewing Company
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rudzud:
4.38/5 rDev -3.5%
Thanks to JLindros for sharing, poured into a Kate the Great tulip.
A - Poured a nice crystal clear light gold, almost pilsner hue, with a nice two finger white head that fades to leave a thin soapy blanket with light wisps.
S - Aromas of pungent grapefruit, oranges, dank pine needles, light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and papaya nasal assault.
T - Taste is nice and bitter, rather resinous. Opposite of the nose in that this is more pine than grapefruit. Big pine sap notes, super bitter, to the point of almost overpowering the tropical fruits which is kind of unfortunate. Pine bitterness mixed with some grapefruit rind bitterness.
M - Mouthfeel is nice, bitterness is very pleasant light carbonation.
O - Overall this beer was a slight let down..the nose was so tropical awesome but was entirely overpowered by the pine taste and intense bitterness. While delicious the nose shows what the taste was capable of. As far as tree house collaborations go, I would rank David much higher than this.
06-07-2014 22:03:47 | More by rudzud
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4.36/5 rDev -4%
I can't express how difficult this beer was to get. Not like jumping through hoops, but waiting 6.5 hours, with my 19month old daughter, in the crazy heat, was ridiculous. Out of all the trips, beer releases, from things like Hill Farmstead, Kate the Great, beer festivals, etc, this was probably the longest and most painful one out of all of them! Growler was filled a couple hours ago, and shared with rudzud.
Decent creamy head, 1/2 finger, quite clear golden pilsner color not orange at all.
Nose very pungent, little resin, nice pine not sap floral needle pine, with nice dank resin. Nice citrus too, tropical fruit, tons of grapefruit and papaya, little passion fruit dankness, mild grapefruit pith, little orange peel, even some mango. Nice effervescent tropical fruit, hint of sweet malt, basic malt, booze hidden very well.
Taste is similar, starting with that needle pine and resin, little pine sap this time too, dank resin, etc. Tons of resin and dank pine like. Into mild tropical fruits, little grapefruit, dank passion fruit, little melon and fruity bubblegum, mild grapefruit pith and candied orange peel. Little gritty hops, mild hop oils, hint if papaya and generic tropical fruit. Hint of generic malt and faint warning booze, quite bitter. Finish is drier a little sticky, very bitter and resinous, more pine sap lingering, little tropical fruit, citrus. it's like the pine sap and citrus/tropical fruit hops are battling it out, but the pine sap is winning unfortunately.
Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice gritty feel, faint faint warming booze, nice carb.
Overall great aroma, but the taste dropped off a bit, the pine, resin, sap and bitterness just destroys that awesome tropical fruit and citrus. The nose brought all those out and taste just dropped. With all the pain and waiting I did, I was really hoping this beer would cure all my ailments, 6 types of cancer, and free a few captives in Afghanistan, all while bringing world peace, feeding the starving kids in Africa, and a few other things, etc. Instead, it was a good IPA, but not as good as Julius or even Green. That battle between the pine sap and tropical fruits was a tough battle that was an unfortunate finish. Not really worth the craziness, but still a good IPA.
06-08-2014 18:05:54 | More by jlindros
YAHHHRRRGGG! from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.