Haze | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by rudzud on 06-19-2014

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Photo of zshaft
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

poured into snifter. wonderful look of cloudy pineapple juice. nose is fresh mango, pineapple maybe slight orange. mouthfeel is excellent just like all treehouse where your entire mouth is coated by hop particles. flavor profile seems to be fresh pineapple and citrus followed by some juicy grapefruit and rounding out with some nice sweetness. this beer is overall outstanding like all treehouse. im not sure if this is better or worse than julius, alter , green. etc. they are all really outstanding. it just depends on what hops your palate likes best.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Mar-30-2016 (Consumed Apr-30)
Thanks, KC!

Pours a cloudy pale gold with a big, billowing white foam cap that sticks around very well, big globs and rings of lacing. The aroma is a mix of juicy melon, orange, mango, pungent green hops and a biscuity malt backbone. The flavor is right on the smell's heels but a lot oilier and stankier as far as the hops are concerned; orange pith, grapefruit, soft mango flavors, melon and a final wave of dank, resinous hop cone oiliness. Medium body, active carbonation, fairly drinkable with a lingering sappy/sweaty finish.

This is a very good beer that I throughly enjoyed. It has a little something that sets it aside from other IPAs from TH as well as other beers that I have had. I could just describe it as sweaty. Both in taste and smell is is fruity, it is juicy, it is resinous, but there is a lingering undercurrent of a pungent, almost-sharp tang of funky dank hop stank. It is good, but it is also the one thing that keeps it from being more drinkable for me, especially since it is tied to the bitter oily finish. Fabulous beer.
I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of nhindian
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 4/20/2016. Can saying: "Alright x 3". I can dig the Matthew McConaughey reference.

Appearance - Living up to its name, Haze is... hazy. This is pretty much the de facto description of the appearance for all Tree House IPAs so far. It seems to be a little lighter in appearance than either Julius or Sap. The head is very foamy and long-lasting.

Aroma - The nose brimming with juicy notes from the fresh hops and the peach aroma is through the roof. A pulpy orange note follows next like a glass of freshly-squeezed O.J. and just the faintest hint of pine at the end.

Taste - Finally, a Tree House beer that tastes as good as it smells. The hops are obviously the most dominant flavor here, but it is all juicy goodness; there is almost no bitterness at all despite the high alcohol and hop dosage. Again, I'm getting tons of peach, orange, pine sap, and other tropical fruits that it's pretty crazy actually. Perhaps a tiny bit of malt backbone as well, but who needs it when the hops carry the flavor as well as this does?

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Tree House nails the body perfectly once again, with a soft texture that accentuates the hops. This is probably the lightest DIPA I've had.

Closing Arguments - Overall, this is far-and-away the best Tree House beer I've had so far that I could actually sit down with and analyze. Lights On may give it a run for its money, but that was at a tasting, so different circumstances there. Whereas Julius and Sap didn't live up to their billing, Haze carries the standard and doesn't relinquish it in the flavor. If I had this blind, there's no way I'd peg it as anywhere close to 8%. Dangerously crushable for sure.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - hazy - as advertised. good lacing on the glass, lighter towards the top and grows deeper in the snifter.
S- wonderful. papaya, mango, tropical, very very strong nose.
T - the beer does not sip as strong fruity forward as the smell as the bite at the end is bitter and lingers. Lots of resiny earthy pine in the finish that lingers long. almost so much so that it overpowers everything else though the more you drink it the more the other notes come off the sidelines and take hold.
F - does not feel like 8.2 at all, light, fluffy. very good here.
O - this is my first crack at tree house and it is very very good. almost a jeckyl and hyde type situation where the smell is so citrus and the finish is so earthy dank but they pull it together nicely. the more you sip it the more you get from it too. great stuff.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an opaque cloudy burnt orange with a golden hue when held up to the light. The head is dense, 2 fingers and bright white. Retention is excellent and there are intricate patterns of webbed lacing all over the glass. Smell is orange, grapefruit, pineapple and dankness. Absolutely incredible. Taste is the same with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Feel is light side of medium, soft and juicy with a sticky finish. Overall this beer is absolutely immaculate. The best double IPA I've ever had by a pretty wide margin.

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Photo of howielchen8
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can poured into a snifter glass.

L - True to the name, Haze pours a very hazy, almost opaque orange, with a thin film of pearl-white head that dissipates and leaves some streaking on the glass and surface. The color and opacity resembles freshly squeezed orange juice, in a way.

S - There's a distinct sweetness on the first whiff that reminds me of nectarines and peaches, followed by more subtle notes of papaya and a hint of orange. The sharper citrus notes that are typical of hop bombs are missing, and in its place is a slight touch of honey. As expected, there's a pretty strong earthy dankness backing up all of scents, making for an overall smell that's more warm and comforting than tropical and refreshing like most IPAs. Different, but still very nice.

T - The tropical papaya notes come through pretty clearly on the first sip, which is followed by a slight maltiness. Not the most refreshing or juicy of IPAs, but definitely still very enjoyable. Finished with a strong dash of hop resin, which comes across slightly more bitter than crisp. It has all the right components of a great DIPA, but somehow, it's not making a huge impression on me. Admittedly, this might be because I've been drinking some fantastically fresh IPAs lately (Other Half Stacks on Stacks, Grimm Tesseract, Heady Topper, etc.).

F - Mouthfeel is pretty consistent with all the other characteristics. Moderately fine carbonation brings a spritz that complements the hoppiness, and a slight viscosity of the liquid itself goes along with the smell and look.

O - I can't exactly say I'm disappointed by Haze, since it's still a very good double IPA. Definitely not as impressive as the other Tree House IPA I've had so far though (Bright), and some of its contemporary DIPAs that I mentioned earlier. I would get this again, but there are other beers that I've had before that I'd be more keen on acquiring more of.

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Photo of PaleAleHater
1.8/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is quite possibly the most vile, putrid, and over-hyped beer I have ever consumed. It smells of a sun-baked, two week overdue litter box and tastes like a combination of mango, papaya, and guava juice mixed with alley cat urine. I suspect the carefully selected hop mixture has a neurotoxic effect on the brain that forces formerly astute beer drinkers to stand in line for hours awaiting their Great Depression era rations of this sludge. Chemical engineering and marketing genius. Looks like beer. Feel is tough to judge because it is forcefully ejected from my mouth before I have much time to ponder the oral sensation of this prized brew. Three cans sampled over eight months.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just insane. This is 8.2%!? Amazing depth of flavor. From bitter to sweet to fruit to grass and even a hint of spice. Balanced with just a hit of the booze here. Crafted. Not just a haze bomb, hop bomb, juice bomb or fruit bomb... all of the above.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tasting my fourth tree house IPA ever. Only other ones I've had are green, alter ego, Julius, and this one. So I'll go head and make a few comparisons.

Pour is a beautiful murky, cloud orange. Seems to be a little more straw yellow than the other offerings I've had. Nice tight white bubbles head, great lacing on the glass.

Smell seems to be the medium in the most hoppy, resinous TH I've had (Julius), and the fruitier tropical Green. Soon as you crack the can, you get whiffs of peach, orange, tangerines and papaya. Then again you still get that slight resinous smell in the back end, reminiscent of marijuana and sweet malt. Besides the tropical fruit and hop resin I'm getting some nice honey as well.

Taste is an interesting blend of all the smells I got in the nose, tropical goodness like peaches, papaya and tangerines. But the most unique about Haze is its honey/sweet nectar quality. Definitely has a subtle sweet floral taste to it. Hop profile definitely isn't dominant. Sweet malt profile as well.

Mouthfeel doesn't come as a surprise. Not as much as a fruit dole feel like Green, but a more organic orange juice feel.

Overall, quite possibly my favorite TH I've had so far. Not as much of a fruity bomb as Green, not as much hop profile as Julius. Kind of the medium, like alter ego. But with a more honey/nectar flavor. Lovely beer.

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Photo of groutenberg
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From 16oz can packaged 13 days ago, enjoyed in a swell tulip glass after coaching a BU14 evening soccer practice. This beer is a terrific value, as craft beer prices continue to creep up and up, you want to drink this one.

L: pours a perfect cloudy orange HAZEy look, 1/2" head at pouring, dissipates to fine lacing after a minute. Looks great, had it a few times over the past 6 months and after a while it becomes almost hoh hum, another beautiful glass of Haze, very killah, repeat ability in batches is very important to me and it is demonstrated by the TH team

S: Very juicy, love it, slight hoppy after the fruity

T: wicked killah stuff here, great citrusy, piney with hop but not too big a hop hit, overall great flavor

F: love it in my mouth, very fill all over flavors, very good length, taste it well after swallowing it, slight bitter ending not bitey, really nice

O: well, it's wicked pissah and I love it, so easy to drink. At just over HALF THE COST of Trillium Mettle (which I like A LOT!) this is not only a REALLY great beer but a GREAT VALUE!!!

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml growler filled 3/19/16 into a 12 ounce tulip. The look is cloudy and opaque. It looks like pineapple juice but a little darker and more orange. Small, white head, which dissipated quickly, leaving moderate lacing. The smell is strong oranges - almost smells like orange juice - with a hoppiness coming through underneath. The mouthfeel is very smooth with medium carbonation. The taste is strong citrus - orange, and some grapefruit - but the hop presence is much stronger than I expected from the smell. In no way is any one flavor overpowering. This beer is incredibly balanced with no hint of alcohol. Overall, this beer is fantastic and very easy to drink. I completely understand the hype on the beer, and Tree House, if all their IPAs follow the quality of this one. Every taste gives me a little hint of different flavors. I'll definitely look for more from them, given the chance.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer that I most recently had on 4/7 canned 3/30. Whole depth of flavors including the papaya and peach that are advertised. Grapefruit, melon, pineapple as well. Very unique beer and VERY delicious. Hazy DIPA and what an amazing offering from TH.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, all of Tree House's releases are world class in that they contain the signature creaminess. This element really puts them above all the rest. Haze is no different. It's a nice rounded navel orange haze bomb with the aroma of grapefruit. The taste is much more tropical than most of their other releases. As stated in the description papaya comes through along with guava, dragon fruit, and some pineapple in addition to the citrus of grapefruit and orange. The feel is incredibly smooth with that chewy cream. Stellar beer.

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Photo of dhitchcox
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Super hazy: light yellow-orange with very little translucency. Creamy head with small tight bubbles retained around rim throughout the drink.
Smell: Citrus. Mango?. Definitely orange peel and maybe some lemon.
Taste: More of those citrus flavors. Mostly getting orange and nectarine.
Feel: Fairly balanced bitterness but still quite the citrus bite up front. Slightly creamy but not thick.
Overall: It is a great DIPA but the market is flooded. This exceeds others because of how well it masks the ABV.

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Photo of Raff1150
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best double IPA offerings I've ever tasted. It has a predominantly citrus scent, tastes like grapefruit/peach/fresh hops. Similar to other Tree House IPA's, but this one boasts a higher ABV which makes it a little more impressive to me. Overall, an outstanding beer.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This would normally be 5's across, but Very Hazy exists.

L: Incredibly turbid, murky pineapple with tons of head.

S: Tropical fruit juice, bubblegum, hint of dank. It's a little subtle, but most TH beers are, which is different at first, but really grows on you.

T: It's not technically a 5 as Very Hazy is just a hair better, but it's better than 4.75. Tropical juice, pineapple, bit of dankness and greenery to balance. Somewhat subtle, but it makes the beer crazy drinkable. It's hard to not chug.

F: Perfect. Full and creamy with light carb.

O: My favorite standard TH beer. I enjoy it more than Green as it has a robust hop dankness as opposed to Green's zesty, clove like hop character. It's nearly just as good as Very Hazy, but that's just a hint more intense.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a super hazy orange with a finger of white head, very reminiscent of orange juice. Aroma is very tropical, lots of mango, pineapple with some grapefruit, peach, and melon. Taste is much like the aroma with huge mango notes upfront, changing to pineapple, with melon in the finish. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body and moderate carbonation yield a pillowy mouthfeel. Overall this is another great example of a New England style IPA from Tree House but I just find this to be too juicy for my tastes.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can shared by Curran last night, thanks man.

This one pours a hazy (duh) and turbid honey orange color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells fantastically hoppy and fruity, with lots of orange, and grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, with some dankness and pine and that sort of thing.

This is probably the best Tree House beer that I've had. It balances pretty deftly the big juicy hop character that most Tree House beers have, with a nice level of dank marijuana type flavors, a hefy bitterness, but also a big juice blast. There's some grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and mango, and TONS of it. This is absolutely delicious.

This has a nice crisp and creamy mouthfeel, with a great level of drinkability.

My favorite beer yet from Tree House, a stunner.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy tangerine color, beautiful lacing
Mango, melon, citrus, dank
Sweet stone & tropical fruits upfront, pine, so freakin juicy
Slick mouthfeel with enjoyable bitterness
Definitely one of the best dipa's I have ever tasted!

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Photo of curtis6290
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite offering from Treehouse. A stronger DIPA with a nice fruit complexity to balance out the Malt and ABV, it's hard to stop drinking this one. If you have the opportunity to try this one, I highly recommend it.

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Photo of crotharagain
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As perfect a beer as I've ever had.
Poured into a tulip, nice cloudy deep orange with a finger of foam.
Melon/citrus smell and taste. No hint of the high-ish alcohol level is tasted. Usual silky Treehouse feel.
Outstanding. This and Green are my top two choices from TH. I would change nothing.

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Photo of DankerWanker
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can 16oz ABV 8.2%. Canned on: 3-16-16. Consumed 3-17-16. Not as fresh as I'd like.
Poured into Game of Thrones: Ours is the Fury pint glass.
Half inch offwhite foam head, fine bubble composition. Head persists at the time of this review. As hazy as advertised. Appearance akin to fresh urine from a patient with acute urinary tract infection. Also resembles apple cider. Aroma: grandmas peach cobbler, college buddies weed, unpasteurized Tropicana. Obvious prunes, figs notably absent. Taste: deconstructed Fig Newton reduction with peach glaze. Juice notes dominate the front end, gradually giving way to THE DANK TRAIN. Feel: perfect carbonation. Soft and pillowy like a tempurpedic (tm) in liquid form. Overall: definitely stirs the loins. Lives up to its name. on a scale of danker to wanker, I would drink this again. #wankerthoughts #blessed

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Photo of SovereignGood
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Canned 3/01. Pours a very turbid, hazy orange color with a nice finger head that leaves a ton of lacing on the glass. Smells like a fresh bowl of mashed citrus fruit with a strong herbaceous note mixed in. Tastes like a fresh fruit smoothie; citrus, orange rind, peach, nectarine - awesome. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy for an IPA but I think Green still takes the cake.

Overall, another killer offering from TH. A+

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Photo of sean2051
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing double IPA. The smell and taste of this beer is incredible, orange and pineapple. Dark hazy color looks great in glass. Exceptional mouthfeel. One of my absolute favorites.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a teku. Peach and tropical fruit in both the nose and taste. Classic TH mouthfeel, which sets some of their offerings apart. Worth searching out.

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
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