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Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Double IPA is created with a massive kettle charge of Australian and American hops. It opens in the glass with huge notes of ripe pineapple, pithy citrus, and dank saturated hops. As it warms it shows its depth and complexity. . . Sweet hints of malt intermingle with straight Tropicana. It has a soft but pointed bitterness and a rich, velvety mouth feel.

Added by Davepoolesque on 05-23-2014

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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 264
Reviews by EmmaLo:
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4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 mL growler filled today.

Appearance: Very Green pours a beautiful hazy golden color with a white head that lasts a couple of minutes. The lacing on the glass is thick and lasts throughout the duration of the beer.

Aroma: I might as well be sticking my head into the freshest tropical fruit bowl ever - tons of mango, citrus, pineapple, passionfruit. Tropical fruit heaven.

Taste: Just as the aroma indicates, the tropical and citrus flavors explode in my mouth. The beer only has a faint biscuity malt presence - the hops definitely dominate in the very best of ways. Although hop-forward, the beer only is a bit bitter. A slightly bitter - but still fruity - aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a tiny bit chewy, and the beer seems to live for a long time after its gone.

Overall: This beer is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Every component of the beer comes together to create one of the best beers I've had in recent memory. Totally hop forward, but in the sexiest, most tropical, magical ways. The brewery limited each person to 2 750s - I really, really, really wish I could have purchased more. This is Green (the basic IPA) multiplied by a million.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy, opaque orange. Tastes and smells nearly identical to regular Green. That is the reason I rate it so high: the fact that Tree House can mask the amped up level of booze without compromising the unique juicy and dank flavor profile. Worth trying if you can find a trading partner. The latest release had some pretty low limits.

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Photo of Tblaisdell
4.74/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful looking beer. Cloudy light orange-yellowish hue.

Smells like a double Green. Bright and potent hop-infused goodness.

Honestly a little disappointed by the flavor here. I LOVE Green because of how in your face it is with its bold flavors, but I feel this one traded some of its juiciness for bitterness. Still absolutely delicious, but not as good as a fresh Green.

Body felt a little on the thinner side of TH beers, but still very soft and pleasant.

Overall... This one is a top contender. I scrutinize it because it says "Green" on the can, but let me be clear. This DIPA is another from Tree House that goes above and beyond the expected hop-saturated flavor of its "competition". Heady and Pliny are damn good DIPAs. This one has them both beat and it's #4 on my list for TH Doubles.

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Photo of RichD
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16oz can dated yesterday.

L: Pours like a tropical fruit juice with a nice, frothy white head. This seriously looks like orange juice mixed with pineapple juice. I'd honestly take the super hazy appearance over the filtered appearance all day.

S: Boy, you can tell that Tree House dumped a boatload of galaxy hops in here. Huge mango and papaya notes. There's some faint citrusy orange scents as well. The aroma is one of the most pleasant I've ever smelled.

T: These galaxy hops are quite in-your-face. I've never had a beer that was so pronounced in the galaxy hop department. Huge mango and papaya notes with some orange as well. This is also quite bitter. One of the most bitter IPAs that I can remember. This flavor profile is incredible. Definitely reminds me of an imperial Green.

F: This is a creamy, smooth beer. No alcohol to speak of. I definitely could session these beers no problem. Good thing it only comes around so often.

Overall: This is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. I think this has entered my top 5 Imperial/Double IPAs. The overload of one of my favorite hops makes for a beer drinking experience that I've never had before. Tree House is unstoppable.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.47/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtpHokie
4.55/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.73/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: like green just a shade on the darker side.
Smell: a tad danker compared to Green.
Taste: similar to green with a more pungent hoppiness. Not as well balanced compared to green.
Feel: medium body, creamy, super hoppy fresh.
Overall: World class but a little bit of a let down compared to Green. IMO Green is the better beer by a little bit. Hoping this one gets tweaked a little more.

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Photo of brians52
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mushrooms
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rewible
4.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Absolute perfect beer. I liked the draft better than the Heady Topper from a can.
Very Green is Very Good.

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Photo of ralflord
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Inglum515
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SenorQuesadilla
4.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
4.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TwistofKane
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanrob
4.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Borderline opaque peach and golden hues with a thin 4mm bright white head and moderate lacing
S: Big tropical fruits - mangoes, pineapple, and limes with a delicate hop dankness
T: Huge rush of pineapple, limes, grass, and lemon on the tongue fades into a moderate sweetness (much less pronounced than Green); no discernible malt profile, but a distinct hoppiness
F: Bold carbonation on the initial sip, but underpinned by the classic smoothness of all Tree house brews - really reminded me of Juice Machine and King Julius for the soft mouthfeel
O: This is a world class DIPA. I tried this side-by-side with a regular can of Green and as others have commented this is simply an amped up version in all respects - flavor, hops, and mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. As far as comparisons go, I thought this was more expertly crafted than Green. Everything from the bolder tropical notes to the softer feel on the palette was evident. Green is easily one of my favorite beers, but this just categorically enhanced the experience in a calculated and refined manner. Incredible beer.

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Photo of Kevincredible
4.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another excellent Treehouse offering! This one looked like OJ with a nice light orange hue and was full of plenty of delicious dank citrus hops! Glad I tracked it down!

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Photo of bmurphy13
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Very Green from Tree House Brewing Company
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