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Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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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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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev -10.8%
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 -8.9%
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 Mojua
4.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only had this one time, at the Tree House 3rd Anniversary party, and was a bit letdown...Green is my favorite IPA, period, and I kinda thought/hoped this would do for Green what King Julius does for Julius...that next level effect...I've heard that the batch 2 years ago was extraordinary, and I've heard that the most recent batch that was canned was amazing....so I look forward to trying it again.

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Photo of -Rick
4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -5.1%
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 -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(January 2016 batch)
The aroma punches of fresh mango, stone fruit.

The flavor follows with pineapple, orange sorbet, Orange drink apricot, citrus pith, sweet herbs like spearmint. Hints of booze and astringency like a screwdriver.

(2015 batch)
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 Stevem68
4.59/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very cloudy orange honey color. Aroma is big citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is juicy citrus, tropical fruit and has a great hoppy aftertaste. Great body and very delicious overall.

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Photo of Sintech
4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Turbid golden hue.

Smell - Oh my dankness!!

Taste - A bit off here. Was hoping for the same notes as Green just turned up...

Mouthfeel - Creamy, full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Currently Green is my favorite beer. Had extremely high hopes for this one. It traded an arm and a leg to obtain it. I must say it didn't live up to the hype.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of ragnar3
4.63/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a teku. Beautiful turbid look, a little less on the nose than expected but an amped-up, slightly more bitter than Green taste along with the typical TH mouthfeel made up for it. Another great TH offering but not substantially better than Green.

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Photo of Short-Pour
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.1%
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 -0.8%
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 -0.6%
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 MatthewHopHead
4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
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 zshaft
4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
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 +0.6%
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 +0.8%
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 +1.1%
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 +1.3%
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 +1.3%
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 +1.3%
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 +1.5%
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 +1.7%
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 +1.7%
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 +1.7%
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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Very Green from Tree House Brewing Company
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