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Very Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 190
Avg: 4.72
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 118
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Davepoolesque on 05-23-2014

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.
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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the 3rd Anniversary Party at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into the custom Tree House wine glass a hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades slowly to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of super dank citrus, lots of dank bitterness as well. Little herbal too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Dank, resinous citrus, grapefruit pith and a little peel. Just a little bit of herbalness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, drinks a little hot.

O - Overall this beer was good, but pales in comparison to how great regular 'ol Green is. I'd like to have this again though, just to see if in a more controlled environment my marks would be higher.

Serving Type: on tap

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the 3rd Anniversary Party.

Huge fluffy head, hazy peach orange

Nose is good but not what I was expecting, bright tropical fruit, mild dank resin, orange cream, guava passion fruit, pith, somewhat light though as I have to really fish for those characters.

Taste very bitter, big rind pith, tropical fruits, guava, bubblegum, resin, papaya, little tangerine and pith, Clementine, juicy, touch of mango. Finish dry very bitter, rind pith, mild dank tropical.

Nice creamy fluffy mouth, great carb.

Overall, this really doesn't seem like a correct version of Very Green. I've been trying to get this beer for a long time now, and this doens't seem like a good version, and even the Green I had recently seems very underwhelming, so perhaps the batch of hops is less potent than usual, or they got less of it. I'll def try this again next time it's around though.

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Photo of -Rick
4.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: super hazy, almost like grapefruit juice. A nice white head
S: lots of tropic fruit, pineapple, orange, sweet fruits
T: like the nose, loaded with fruit. a slight bitter finishing on this
F: soft and chewy with fruit flavors
O: a great beer. its like a slightly more boozy version of Green. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A muddled cloudy orange, less bright than other cloudy tree house IPAs. The nose is a bautiful sweet, citrus hoppiness. The taste more bland and bitter than the nose, good but underwhelming after thy nose. This is a full yet easy drinking feel that's smooth to drink. Another top notch IPA from tree house.

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Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in an intense golden yellow, extremely hazy.

The aroma hits of dank herbal quality, bready malt, grapefruit pith, bright pineapple.

The flavor follows with that initial attack of bright pineapple, guava, watered down orange juice, grapefruit, Orangina, barely sweetness, but medium bready malt, then onto this aggressive dank quality that reminds me of fusel, grain alcohol, vodka. At 8.3%, it certainly isn't true alcohol, but a strange note from the hops.

In the end, very much Green in the front, but the malt and that huge dank bite really detract from the beer. A "big" disappointment, relatively speaking to Tree House standards and Green being the best IPA.

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Photo of Short-Pour
4.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything that green has but more. From an eight oz pour into my tasting glass - during the 3rd anniversary party thrown on 6.13.15

Could not see through the beer, had that nice juicy flavor of green - I could sense the alcohol ever so slightly, but a super balanced and tasty beer.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best beer that Tree House brews. Very tropical, sweet, and easy drinking.

Very Green edges out Julius, ever so slightly, and falls within the realm of top tier Lawson's bottles in flavor and overall goodness.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - ah, good ol' Green. Not as turbid as its little brother, but a beautiful deep hazy orange. It's almost like it has its own power source. A miniature radioactive core emanating out to the edges of the glass. Darker with tangerine fringes. Ultra-fine bubbly head clings to the glass with every jostle. I could swirl this for days.

S - first thing I noticed was a huge bready blast. Deeper, danker, more intimidating than cheery Green. Waves of ripe orange juice. Pineapple on the end. Galaxy galore, a very deep, penetrating aroma. Tree House certainly does that well with their DIPAs. Saturating.

T - wow, more of the aroma. Galaxy hops reign supreme. Wheaty crackers up front with an alcohol warming starting in the third act. Overripe pineapple citrus smoothie. Powerful bitterness pervades. It sorta sneaks up on you and after I wrap my head around the suffocating flavor, I'm left wondering what's pinching my tongue! Insane amount of hops. Earthy and primal. Well done prickly tingles dry up the finish, leaving the lips craving another sip.

F - silky smooth. Rich and decadent. Fills the mouth with seemingly more beer than I put in there! Now if only the can could refill itself too!

O - outstanding as usual from Tree House. I do prefer regular Green however, because the hops went a little overboard, covering up the subtle nuances that make Green delicious. The Galaxy hops give it too much of a "wheaty" taste and lacks the balance of Green. Still amazing beer though.

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

16 oz can. Pours super cloudy orange-apricot, thick fluffy head that slowly fades leaving coating lace. Big juicy citrus peel aroma with hint of dank weed. Taste is juicy but not as sweet juicy as the other TH IPAs. This one has some dank earthy piney weed notes that come in strong and last awhile for near perfect bitter semi dry finish. Full creamy soft mouthfeel. This brew is outstanding, don't want it to end.

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

drinking side by side comparing to green. smell stronger w more pungent tropical fruit flavors. amazing. slightly darker and more opaque than green. taste is right off the bat more front palate tropical flavors of pineapple , mango. flavor carries through mid palate finishing w bitter stone fruit flavor. love it. mouthfeel is to me a little thinner than green. overall slightly superior beer than green. love it.

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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 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 Davepoolesque
4.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the growler into a Hill wine glass. Soft pillowy white head. Hazy, burnt orange yellow color. Looks amazing. Smell is tropical fruits galore. Tangarine, mango, papaya and a biscuity malt sweetness in the back. This tastes like straight up juice, but only better. Huge orange flavor up front and finishes clean with that nice biscuit malt. Dare I say, better than Julius? I'd put this against any Hill beer.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best tasting IPAs I've ever had... Juicy but not sweet. Mouthfeel and look typical of treehouse, if not on the exaggerated end of each. I wish I could have this every day!

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Photo of anteatr23
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank the same day it was canned. Pours a creamy orange, frothy with a one finger head and plenty of glass lacing. Smells of sweet citrus, dank, and hoppy. Tastes of fresh mango, orange and citrus. Crisp and tropical, so smooth and so drinkable - controlled bitterness, faint sweetness. Really stellar. The flavor matches, then exceeds just about any Tree House IPA. Green is an excellent IPA, so no doubt this was exciting before even cracking the can. But Very Green exceeded expectations.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can into tulip. Return of the dank. 1/14/16

L. Full haze...obviously. Orange.....obviously. Thick head with lots of lacing....yep, obviously.
S. Lots of tropical fruit. Tons of passion, guava, mango etc. slight hint of alcohol.
T. Very tropical, follows the nose to the T.
F. Medium mouth feel, average carbonation.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

well this was another winner.. color is a completely opaque orangeish yellow.. smell is like ripe pineapple and citrus notes.. flavor is like a bigger green.. big bold fruit.. some bitterness.. I have to say I still prefer Green..

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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 EmmaLo
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 lupercmda
4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick, hazy orangish color almost like orange juice. Nice foamy head. Smells of tropical pineapple, and mango with notes of oranges. Taste is sweet up front with a nice balance from the malts and a mildly bitter finish. Another winner.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the top Treehouse beers, however I actually prefer regular Green to Very Green, ESPECIALLY considering the hype/difficulty to get. Treehouse has Green and Haze dialed in 100% and perfected. Hopefully they can start brewing Very Green more often so that they can perfect this one as well.

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

Whoa. Pours an extremely hazy orange color with a thick white head that dissipates some but lingers on the surface of the beer throughout drinking. Intricate lacing left on the glass as it drinks down. Smell is piney, earthy, tropical and dank. What a combination. Tastes reflect the same - pineapple, citrus, dank hops. Best way to describe the feel is creamy. Like drinking a pineapple-orange-cream smoothy dusted with light pine. Downright delicious beer, high marks on this one

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Photo of Hootie159
4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From growler. Extremely hazy deep orange. Finger foam head. Extreme lacing. And not really lacing, looks just like pulp resin from a glass of oj. Mehndi of foam. Only reason not 5 is the retention of the head. What a smell. Dank forest with a few pine trees and all kinds of tropical fruit trees within. Taste is hitting me with honey dew and mango. A bit of earthiness to wrap it together. Feel is velvet dollar bills. Smooth, some wet hop oil, and yet a bitter dry. Another stellar offering from TH.

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

A: Pours a nice super cloudy amber with a thick but small white head, great lacing down the glass.
S: Amazing smelling beer. Tons of tropical fruits like papaya, pineapple, mango, and oranges
T: Follows the nose very well, tons of fruits up front, lots of papaya and pineapple. You also start to pick up some grapefruit bitterness, and then theres some still hoppy bitterness/dankness on the end and it leaves a great after taste. Can't even tell this is has alcohol
F: Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. Nice a creamy feeling but still very refreshing, and coats your mouth with the flavor.

O: Probably my second favorite treehouse brew behind C22. Compared to most other treehouse brews it's quite bitter but it leaves such an amazing after taste, and has some great depth to its flavor.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.92/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Can poured into a treehouse teku. Upon pouring, the coloring was a hazy golden color with a small amount of white head. The aromas are very similar to the regular Green with dank citrus and bitterness. The taste is just like the smell: dank citrus, grapefruit, herbal, and hoppy. The mouthfeel is smooth/silky, almost drinks slightly hot. Overall this beer was awesome and goes toe to toe with the regular Green which is one of my favorite TH offerings.

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Very Green from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.