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Haze - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 130
Hads: 1,025
Avg: 4.52
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 445
Gots: 220 | FT: 4
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 06-19-2014

We constructed this beer around hops we currently have plenty of access to, allowing us to re-brew it on a (relatively) consistent basis. We smell a ton of orange on the nose, with complimentary notes of peach and passionfruit. The flavor is similar with a blast of citrus fruit & orange quickly followed by spicy grapefruit, and earthy dankness. A lingering but pleasant hop oil finish awaits.
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Photo of skeeterloveshops
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drinking side by side with a king Julius, and its damn near as good!!! Very similar, just less tropical and a tad bit more hoppy. This is of course a world class DIPA, but even near the top of that group!

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Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, MA
01 27 16
Served in a snifter

A finger tall, frothy white crown topped the opaque, orangey-amber liquid. Although the beer is called "Haze," the body on this could clearly be categorized as "cloudy." In fact, it looked very much like orange juice. The head quickly fell to a barely there film. Drippy streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was really hoppy and bright. Tropical fruits came through strong right off the bat. Loads of passionfruit. Good amount of mango. Peach notes were apparent as well. Lots of zesty orange and orange peel. Juicy and fruity. As the beer sat, the orange notes took over. Later, the peach really came forth.

The flavor profile was solid but more pithy and simple than the nose. Intense citrus notes. Orange peel dominated. Really juicy and fresh. Just a touch bitter. Peach notes also came through strong. Bit of mango. White grapefruit appeared in the finish. Fairly rind-like and moderately bitter. Some pithiness lingered after the swallow.

On the palate, the beer was medium bodied. Perhaps a bit thinner than anticipated. The liquid contained a very fine, mellow effervesce that tuned the beer creamy and frothy on the palate. This almost felt a bit under carbonated.

Haze is a really solid, citrus-forward double IPA, but it is far from Tree House's most impressive hoppy offering. By most accounts, this would be an amazing shelf beer, but by Tree House standards it was a bit disappointing.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another fantastic IPA from Tree House. I would put this citrus juiciness above Alter Ego, but below Green and Julius. Still, it's just one more reason that Tree House is killing it right now.

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Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned three days prior to tasting.

Hazed and murky honey colored with an orangey-beige head that recedes slowly, leaving a quarter inch cap of foam.

Aroma of honey, florals, tangerine and mint. A mix of sweet and hoppy.

Muted hop flavor upfront, not very bright, mix of florals and tangerine and mint (sound familiar?), some grapefruit and tangerine. Semi-sweet honey malt rides beneath.

Full but somewhat slick mouthfeel. Good beer but the Tree House beers are all starting to taste the same to me.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours the typical hazy Tree House burnt orange color. Foamy white head dissipates but a small amount lingers throughout. Intricate lacing riddles the glass. Smell is bursting with orange, citrus, peach, dank earth, malt. Taste reflects the same with the malt/hop balancing nicely with all those tropical, soft flavors. Extremely smooth mouthfeel to go along with it's other TH IPA counterpart. Another hit from the good folks at Tree House

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Photo of Hootie159
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From growler. Is this beer or orange juice? Moderate retention but a dollop of lingering foam. Spattered lacing. Millions of peaches. That's the smell I get first. A bit of earthy dank and oranges. Passion fruit starburst taste. But the mild earthiness keeps it in check from total juice bomb. Hint of pine. Nice wet feel. Mild carbonation and a bit of zest. Another great beer from TH.

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: THe cloudy goldstraw colored liquid builds as the bubble show recedes but the resultant head is well over two fingers thick; great retention and gobs of splashy lace

Smell: Stone fruit (peach, nectarine and apricot) mirrored by orange and tangerine citrus tones

Taste: On the tastebuds, the citrus shows more power, with orange creamsicle forward, tangy passion fruit and more subtle stone fruit flavors underneath; after the swallow, a dank bitterness builds but the malt stays in the background

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another fine example of how to brew with hops from Tree House

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned: 1/27/16

Appearance- Pours a foamy two finger head. Orange in color and incredibly hazy and dense. No visibility whatsoever.

Aroma- Pineapple, guava, sweet grapefruit, a little spicy/herbal, and a bready malt.

Taste- Big fruity hops upfront with pineapple, orange, and citrus being most notable. Middle sees some grapefruit flavor and bitterness set in. The finish is very dry with a big bready malt rounding things out.

Feel- Very soft,medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a dry finish with some oily hops lingering.

Overall- Really enjoy the Treehouse Ipa's that strike a balance between juicy hops and a soft feel but with some tradtional hop flavors (grapefruit in this case) and solid bitterness. This hits both those marks (as does Green) which really makes this so enjoyable. Only knock is that once it warms up the hop flavor dies down a little and the bready malt really comes out. In others words more balanced, but not in a good way.

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Photo of danh53
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe the juiciest Tree House IPA I've had so far. I get orange, tangerine, tropical fruit, and peach with very little bitterness or malt. There is a slightly dank pine flavor but its not overpowering. The mouth feel is light and clean yet soft and fluffy. I was expecting this one to be a little bigger than the other Tree House IPAs and it really doesn't stand out in that way, but its very enjoyable and well worth the cost of trading.

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Photo of Beer_Line
3.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can

Apearance: Looks like OJ except less orange, more of a muted color

Smell: Citrus and hops

Taste: Pretty juicy ipa. Lots of Citrus (orange)

Mouthfeel: Thought it would be a little smoother and have more of a body to it. Really it just feels like any other great DIPA.

Overall: a lot of hype around this one, and dont get me wrong it is a great DIPA, but there a lot of other more accesible DIPA that are on par, just maybe a little less hazy looking

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours just like the rest of the Tree House IPA's, hazy as hell and bright to boot. This time, the color is a bright, light orange to almost peach or apricot in color. A smaller head forms and retains for a bit, but only laces a little bit. Overall impression in the glass is that it looks a lot like a mimosa at a Sunday brunch.

S- The first hit on the nose is a punch of fruity and citrus hops that turns slowly toward a mild bitterness in the back half of the smell. This is really a unique smelling beer for a double IPA because it has almost no malt in the scent and also doesn't have an overpowering hop bitterness. Peach, tangerine, apricot, and light orange mix in with light bitterness to provide a very enticing overall scent.

T- When this beer hits the tongue, it follows somewhat of an inverted flavor arc as the scent. A mild to moderate hop bite greets the tongue first before the flavor turns more toward the citrus in the scent. The middle portion of the drink is very citrus forward, with many of the same flavors as the smell had. Right at the end of the drink the hops bitterness returns and lingers with a light, but still citrus forward, bitterness.

M- Man, if no one told me, I might have guessed this is an APA from just the weight of the beer. It isn't light on the tongue, but it also isn't thick and heavy. The carbonation is moderate to slightly elevated, and combined with the weight of the beer, this drinks very easily. No alcohol is detectable in either taste or feel of the beer.

Overall, this is a very unique beer in the style category. Usually I expect at least a little bit of malt in a DIPA, but this one is all fruity and citrus light hop bitterness. I really enjoy this beer.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is tropical heaven. Gushes out of the glass with citrus galore along with intense peach. Flavor follows suit with a bitterness level that teeters on the edge of scary, then brings you right back with just a touch of a bready malt backbone. This my favorite TH IPA between it, Julius, and Green. Stunning.

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Photo of whamola333
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I rarely give a beer a perfect rating. Drank this side-by-side with Julius, Green, and Alter Ego. This was my favorite. Juicy, dank, everything you could want out of a DIPA. Seek it out.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this was an excellent beverage. Hazy, orange juice like color, smell is citrus with an undertone of dankness. Taste follows suit, with a nice juicy explosion with pine. As expected with an imperial, a slight alcohol presence just enough to let you know it's a double but not overpowering. I need more of this in my life.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hoppy part of a large tasting session, appearance is a cloudy, light, brown, pours two fingers of creamy head that retains very well, the look is exactly what you come to expect of tree house hoppy beers, Smell is super juicy, tropical fruit notes with a solid malt backbone and a slightly floral quality. Taste is just like the smell, very fruity, apples, peaches, pineapple and mangos are all there, balanced by a biscuity, malt backbone and just a touch of grassy earthiness. Texture is light but very creamy with medium carbonation, very juicy.
Overall in terms of taste, texture, look and smell this beer delivers the quality you expect from Treehouse beers, i would drink this all the tie if i could.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this as part of a trade from BA MVB1121. Making a point to review it after having it last time and loving it so much that I didn't want to take the time to write down my notes. Poured out of a tallboy that was canned on 11/24/15 and enjoyed just shy of a month on 11/24/15. Poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance (4.5) - Pours a radiant peachy-orange hue with an almost pinkish glow like you might see in some sunsets. The glow is a bi-product of all the particulate in suspension, creating a roiling cloud of hop matter that is dense up near the top of the glass and wafts down in a thick, lazy wisp at the bottom of the glass. Atop the liquid sits three fingers of off-white foam that leaves huge sticky patches on the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

Smell (4.75) - There is a fair amount of fruit going on here--nectarine, peach, orange zest, but the thing that really draws me in is an herbal, stinks-so-good pungency that rises up out of the glass. I could sit here and smell it for quite awhile before ever needing to take a swig.

Taste (4.5) - A let down comparative to the smell, but still a wonderfully juicy brew with predominant presence of orange and peach and an herbal spiciness that again has that same dankness from the aroma influencing the taste. There is none of the heightened bitterness and sweet booziness that will sometimes turn me off of the imperial variety of IPAs, but at a modest 8.2% abv, there isn't a ton of alcohol to compete with the huge hop profile. Some floral nectar undertones are there as it warms up a little bit, giving some nice depth to the fruity dominance.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a juicy, full mouthfeel from the intense quantities of hop particulate in the liquid. Finish is semi-sweet with just a touch of lingering bitterness.

Overall (4.5), yet another stellar entry from Tree House. The first IPA I've had from them that is a double, and while I personally tend to prefer single IPAs due to the fact that they have relatively less booze and are more drinkable, this is one of the most drinkable double IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking. I could drink just this and Julius and have all my IPA needs filled for a long time.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a (forgive me) "hazy" yellow gold color with a medium sized white head... nice lacing. Smell is that of peaches (!), mango, pine, and dank hops. Taste follows the nose, nice balance of hops and pine, and the most peach I have ever tasted in a beer. I was so caught off guard it took me a couple sips to figure out what I was tasting. Mouthfeel is that of a juicy, pretty thick for an IPA body, with a medium amount of carbonation. Overall this is an excellent DIPA, that incorporates flavors not commonly used in that style.

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Photo of kingston2
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dank, tropical hops jump out of the glass both in the nose and the taste.. just fantastic beer once again from Tree House.. You often find breweries that make great IPAs or great stouts but not both.. Tree House is truly a do no wrong brewery IMO.. Love this and lover Tree House.. Highly recommended.

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Photo of 11JON11MO
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

WOW.....First Tier IPA
The only place this beer fell off a little was the initial feel. I like a little fuller feel.
I heard about Tree House while on a Cape Cod road trip. Now I have made two B double E double R UN 's and both have been fantastic. Fun brewery and happy people.

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Photo of KMachHops
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 11-24-15
Look: frothy head and orange hazy goodness.
Smell: Dank! Upfront I got tons of weed. After it settles, the tropical smell is more apparent.
Taste: Tons of Mangoes and some peaches. Finishes with the right amount of sweetness.
Feel: Perfect carbonation, and small bite of bitterness at the end. I think Tree house got this down to a science.
Overall: Hard to believe it is a DIPA. Very easy drinking and delicious. Thanks @sims55bfb.

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Photo of AMBNT_notes
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy sweet mother of of Jesus, this beer is freaking delicious. Thanks to my friends dad, I was able to enjoy some of this sweet nectar fresh out of the growler. The only bad thing about this beer (subjective) is that it is dangerously drinkable. I could have easily drank half of the growler in one sitting.

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Photo of MacQ67
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, nice biscuit malt/not sweet, explosive tropical hop flavors but I found the beer missing points in the mid palate, not perfectly balanced hence the slightly lower score.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Hazy, light amber color with a persistent, creamy, white head. Aroma bursts with orange citrus fruit, peach, white wine, and light pine. Sweet caramel malts provide a solid base for the citrus hops to shine. There's a slight spice in the finish, which is bitter and long-lasting. An assertive beer with tons of flavor, but there is restraint and balance. It's so smooth and clean that not much effort is needed to finish the entire pint. Tree House certainly has their hoppy beers dialed in. Thanks, Ian!

88/100 pts.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12/5/15 from a 750ml growler that was filled at the brewery on 11/27/15, into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of strong fruity citrus, floral hops, and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong floral hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong fruity citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Classic hazy, golden orange with two fingers of white head

S - Lots of melon with peach and orange. Some breadiness too.

T - Melon for days, but the peach is also massive. A little bit of grassy hops, but also pure hop juice. Finish goes back to peach and stone fruits.

F - Creamy. Doesn't feel like a Double IPA as there is no syrupy feeling and no biting resin.

O - Another winner from these guys. My first DIPA from them, but if this is a sign of things to come for TH DIPAs, then I am excited.

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.