Haze - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 50
Hads: 519
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.43%
Wants: 224
Gots: 85 | FT: 3
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Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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 GinjaSlice
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Like most of the treehouse brews, perfect. Nice and pale yellow cloudyness good head, and lacing down the glass.
S: Quite fruity/citrusy. I get lots of orange/pineapple smell, with some more hop/piney at the end
T: Kind of a mix between green and julius, but not the same level as either. It has some fruityness and then some dank/piney hops but neither reach the level as the other two beers. But still a top Ipa haha
F: Little better then green and on the same level as julius where its a little thicker but still leaves a little stickyness feeling on the tongue.

O: Another amazing one from treehouse slightly behind julius and green but still one of the best ipas. (672 characters)

Photo of VetsPackage
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly spicy pine nose, tastes of lemon, orange zest, papaya, and peach with a bitter pine finish. Not quite on the level of Green or Julius but this ones up there, could be most breweries best beer. That characteristic depth of hop flavor is mind bogglingly good (265 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint can into a shaker glass. Pours, erm, hazy.

Smells citrusy with light notes of pine. Tons of straight-up orange with a little bit of mango in there. Very nice, but nothing super exceptional.

Tastes like it smells: light pine hops up front, moving into a middle that's dominated by tropical fruit nodes, and then ending with some bready malt and more pine. The balance is pretty good and the smoothness is exceptional for a beer of this strength.

I don't know if this quite counts as one of the best beers I've ever had. Or--actually, I do, and it isn't. But just because it didn't *quite* live up to the hype doesn't mean it's not excellent. (657 characters)

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a booze laden beast; it's dangerously smooth, and like many TH beers, it's loaded with juiciness. One 16 ouncer will put you into a Haze, but two might knock you on your butt. Great balance of alcohol and taste. A winner in my books. Find this beer now, if you haven't already. (285 characters)

Photo of Sandalwood
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a huge white frothy head. The odor is IPA, grapefruit, orange, apricot, pineapple, peach, resin, slightly spice, slightly honey, pine like, malty, berry, slightly grassy. The taste is fruity, orange, pine, peach, not very bitter, a little grassy dry on the back end. (306 characters)

Photo of Zonk
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Orange zest and stone fruits on the nose. Really balanced. Drinks smoothly for a double IPA. Had a tone of excellent IPA's recently (OH and HT, Lunch), but this definitely stood out. (185 characters)

Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64oz. Tree House Brewing growler into a new Tree House stemmed snifter glass.

The color is slightly hazy orange with two fingers of thick white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is fruity with some touches of grapefruit and a really nice pine aroma. There is a spruce or Douglas fur aroma here that is slightly Christmas like for the pine needle aroma. There is a slight bready aroma that is a little dry and sweet.

The taste is fruity with some touches of orange, lemon, and peach coming out at first in a welcoming spark to a wonderful flavor voyage. There is a slightly biscuit flavor toward the back that pushes out just a little until the end. The last traces of this beer finishes at a bitter but fruity exclamation point and then gently leads into a loose aftertaste that has haunts of the same fruit flavor there with a slight pine flavor at the edges.

The feel of this beer is smooth for a double IPA and really behaves more like low ABV pale ale for the most part. There is a bit of a kick that does come when really getting into this beer and not letting it breathe. The higher levels of this beer can be felt even if it’s rushed. (1,182 characters)

Photo of OneEye78
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As the name suggests pours a hazy brownish orange with a half inch fluffy white head. Taste was orange, grapefruit, light sugar, mild bitterness. Very drinkable, with a nice balance. This was a very solid beer. (212 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a Snifter.

A: Pours a deeply hazed orange color. Bubbly white head settles to a half inch cap. Wispy lacing.

S: Orange and peach. Fruit cocktail. Hints of passion fruit and sweet bud. Whiff of soft pine. Toasty and bready undertones.

T: Orange, grapefruit, passion fruit. Earthy hop notes of soft pine, bark, and sweet cannabis too. Oily. Bitterness is firm and even throughout. Faint bready and toasty malt contribution, maybe caramel too. Quick flash of bubblegum. Trailing finish or orange wedges and sweet bud.

M: Medium-thick body. Soft and creamy texture. Gently prickling carbonation. Hop astringencies grip a bit, but are relatively tame.

O: Well whaddaya know, another awesome IPA/DIPA from Tree House. The hits keep coming. Dank, fruity, citrusy. Loads of hop flavor without a lot of bite. Creamy smooth body. It's every hop head beer geek's wet dream. (891 characters)

Photo of rorykanderson
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a tall boy canned less than a week ago. Deep, piney aroma accompanies the golden pour. Notes of orange and grapefruit are followed by a dank, bitter wave that combines to create an incredibly smooth double IPA. No hint of alcohol to be found. Awesome beer. (271 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a tree house snifter. Purchased this past week.

Pours a golden orange body with a frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave decent retention and spotty lacing.

Aromas are inviting and fresh - grapefruit, tropical fruit, creamy malt, floral notes, citrus.

On the tongue is raw, fresh tropical hops, citrus, orange-creamsicle, bursting citrus, followed by a slightly resinous, fresh floral aftertaste. Very nice mouthfeel, medium body, creamy, raw feel, very tropical.

Overall one of the best DIPAs I've ever had, period. (560 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent enough tasting honey colored beer, but for being a double IPA and over $4 a can I was disappointed in the lack of fullness and real double IPA laden tastes. (163 characters)

Photo of Short-Pour
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Nice, one finger head, nice lacing
Smell: Citrus - orange and grapefruit. Less orange and sweet that Tree House Julius.
Taste: Like it smells, I could sense the alcohol a bit, very fruity and well balanced

Overall: A great double IPA that I enjoy as much as Sip of Sunshine. (281 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed directly from a 16 oz. can.

Appearance - No idea. Silver can.

Smell - Orange and kinda tropical. Sweet smelling

Taste - Orange, grapefruit. Sweet caramel. Lots of booze in it too. Less tropical here, more sweet pale malt and orange.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall - Tasty, but too sweet and boozyfor me to hit the heights of othe Tree House hoppy beers. (388 characters)

Photo of OntheLambic
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I crack the can, the delightful aroma of ripe passion and tropical fruit fills the air, mango, guava, papaya, with a bit of stone fruit. The pour yields a slightly turbid golden-orange with a fluffy white head.

The first sip gives way to mango, tropical fruit punch, floral hints, along with orange marmalade and grapefruit. Honey and cracker malt backs the mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and velvety, with a slight lingering bitterness that finishes dry and grassy. I didn’t have to think very hard to realize this beer reminds me very much of SoS. Enjoy and savor this one. (586 characters)

Photo of ScaryEd
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orange color, not unlike every other TH IPA. This is not a knock.

The aroma is...orgasmic. I can't think of any other word for it. It's so citrusy but has a hint of pine and honey that really balances it out. Orange and grapefruit dominate the nose, but I detect hints of mango, as well as something sweeter (berry?). Either way, this is one of the best smelling beers I've ever experienced. It's not "in your face" like Heady Topper, but the subtlety is brilliant. I simply adore the aroma this beer possesses.

The taste is very tropical. Orange, dragonfruit, grapefruit. The piney bitterness is present, but not pronounced. Some grassy undertones form the basis of a truly remarkable DIPA.

The mouth is unbelievable. This is a DIPA yet it drinks like a pale ale. It is so smooth and, dare I say, light, that you will easily forget you are drinking a beer with an 8.20 ABV.

While this isn't quite as balanced as Julius, it might just be the best beer Tree House has to offer. (996 characters)

Photo of -Rick
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color. The smell is heavy with orange, sweet fruit, and a bit of pine. The taste follows the nose. Big tropical fruit tastes with a slight bitter finish. An amazing IIPA (192 characters)

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from a 16 oz. can that was poured into a Tree House tulip. A citrusy hop bomb that's so smooth you can't really tell that it's an Imperial IPA. It has a lot of similarities to Julius, but it's not quite as balanced. A real treat to drink and certainly better than the vast majority of IPAs you will find on your local retailer's shelves. If Monson, MA is within driving distance, make the trek. Otherwise, add it to your ISO trading list. Delicious. (457 characters)

Photo of Phillip13
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A excellent double IPA. It has a wonderful hoppy flavor with a the taste of citrus from start to finish. The aftertaste is slighly bitter but smooth. Very refreshing and tasty. (176 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Not like the purp, but hazy peach fuzz with burst of orange in color. Nice enough ivory head and good lacing.

S: Orange blossom and grapefruit, passionfruit. Some grassiness and honey.

M: Smooth, medium feel, almost silky. Approaches a full very well-rounded body but has a tart snap at end. Slightest booziness.

S: Ends with peach and other stone fruit; pineapple/orange slush. Pine throughout, underripened tropical fruit--papaya and guava. Earthiness of lychee fruit. Grapefruit bitters. Dank juiciness. (512 characters)

Photo of MA_hops
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another gem by TH, boy can these guys do no wrong??? Citrus bomb in a can...extremely crisp/refreshing...extreme hops added to this one! Great stuff!! (150 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy, cloudy medium to dark tan orange color, thin lacing ring, light carbonation.

S - A touch of tea leaves along with a lot of tropical fruit aroma: mango, papaya, and orange.

T - Tropical frutiness from start to finish that follows the nose minus the tea leaves - mangos, papaya, orange, lemon, grapefruit with a medium bittersweet finish.

M - Medium body and with all the hops your mouth gets a healthy coating and creates a somewhat cotton-like feel after awhile and the 8%+ is completely hidden in the beginning but surfaces "just a tad" as the beer warms.

O - This is a fine Double IPA worth trying, not a "100" rating IMO but really darn good. (667 characters)

Photo of ApolloFreedman
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's amazing beer advocate changed the rating system. Now, only ratings That come with a review of 150 characters will count. They've now just discounted thousands of ratings just because they want "quality". Well guess what, you now have a smaller sample size and beers with only 159 ratings are cracking the top 20. So stupid. It's 2015, people are busy. I don't want to spend 10 minutes describing my feelings about every beer I drink! (438 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Bright shade of orange (apricot), hazy with a thin white lacing.
S: There's a lot going on here, very complex. Smells incredibly tropical - mango, melon, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, banana.
T: Bursting with citrus and a nice piney/hoppy finish. Has more of an earthy, crispness to it. Slight bitterness. Hint of orange aftertaste.
M: Medium carbonation, hops prickly to the tongue, goes down smooth, very refreshing.
O: I like this, a lot! Reminds me of a more hoppy version of GREEN. I was lucky enough to pick up a can of this, fresh via a trade. The freshness contributes to the complexity of flavors/aroma. This is big boy beer right here!!!! (657 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to Gmr75 for this outrageous extra!

A - Hazy apricot body. Almost hefeweizen like. Cream white head pours a finger high with nice retention and fantastic lace.

S - Really nice nose. Citrusy with orange, papaya and grapefruit. Banana, cilantro, alspice, and green pineapple backend.

T - Interesting flavor profile. Really fresh and really green, with a semi-sweet resiny finish. Fresh cut grass, sweet squash, bread crust, fresh green papaya, and honey. Great integration.

M - Smooth medium body. Murky finish.

O - Relatively unique flavor profile for the style, with lots of bright, pleasantly green (under-ripe) fruit flavors. (655 characters)

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.