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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.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, murky, orange with a finger and a half of bright white head

Grapefruit, peppery spice, some bitter pine

I don't get as much tropical fruit as most reviewers....much more pine and grapefruit on my palate. Surprisingly dank, which I don't find often in New England style IPA's

Creamy, smooth, with a linger bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Mild carbonation.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purple can shared by someone tonight, thanks.
Hazy murky pour with a minimal head. Huge tropical fruity earthy pine and resinous hop. Not much in the way of bitterness but it does linger in the finish. Sweet bready malt is moderate. Tasty but ugly beer.

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

This beer lives up to its name. Looks like orange juice. White head.

Lots of tropical flavors. Juicy and clean. No bitterness. Orange, papaya, and peach.

Medium bodied. Easy drinking.

A very well done beer. Easy drinking for the abv. Awesome.

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Photo of Tommo
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Classic Tree house brewing, great body, robust aromatics, mild sweetness on the end. Overall a delicious beer. Hugely flavorful without being overwhelming. Very little bittering hops

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can date: 5-25-16

Big but not overpowering. Very crisp and drinkable for the ABV and smooth as hell. Very creamy feel with a clean finish. Great brew!

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Photo of Myotus
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 50°F from a pint can (canned on 20Apr16) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 29May16.
LOOK: Three fingers to a finger within 3 minutes. Dull yellow in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. Plethora of small rising bubbles. Lacing is subtle and very thick.
SMELL: Very strong aromas of mango, papaya, peach, guava, and apricot commingle with strong aromas of spicy hops, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine along with mild white bread, earthy yeast, and piney hop aromas.
TASTE: Very strong flavors of mango, papaya, guava, peach, and apricot first burst on to the palate. Strong piney hop, spicy hop, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors immediately follow. Mild white bread and earthy yeast along with subtle bitter hop flavors finish off as all previous flavors press on.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is mild. Goes down smooth and somewhat creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.

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Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color, with one inch head. Taste is orange, lemon, and dank wet hops. The orange really jumps as the beer warms. Really good, but pales in comparison to Julius. Super light bodied for the style. No beer with this high an ABV has the right to be this smooth. Super good, I would love to find this beer again.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Peach color with a nice white head and tons of lace. Notes of peach, mango, nectarine, light strawberry, pound cake and tropical fruit. Medium feel, crisp, clean and slightly dry. Amazing DIPA that ranks with the best of them.

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Photo of gatornation
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just days from canning ,This poured light orange juice color , cloudy and murky almost looked like pulp orange juice, smell was citrus dankness with tropical fruit, Taste is perfect ripe citrus fruit of tangerine,mandarin ,grapefruit,orange with tropical dankness of papaya and mango, a great mouth feel with a non bitter hop assault , albsoluty delicious with no sign of ABV , this is as good a 2IPA that you will ever find.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With the balance of pale ale but with the complexity, intensity and strength of imperial ale, Tree House brewers push the limits on hop aroma and flavor while keeping the bitter-to-sweet ratio a little closer to even-keel.

Once again, the New England-style IPA rears its ugly head with the murk of a mud puddle and looks like the tarnish gold of vegemite. A plethora of citrus, tropical and orchard fruits churn from the dense ecru froth and entice the nose with promises of fruit, tartness and bittersweetness. Honey, caramel and crusty key-lime pie come to mind as the ale creeps onto the tongue.

Its bright fruit bouquet transitions to taste immediately with red grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, lime, lemon and kiwi. Canteloupe and a berry-like tang rounds out the fruitiness of the esters and hops while the persestent sweetness within coats the middle palate with layers of fructose, angel-food cake and succulent honey. As the ale turns to take a bitter stride, the taste of fresh shavings of pine and sassafras weave in to command the sweetness with a fresh grassiness, herbal dankness and a curious taste of cannabis.

Medium-full in body, the beer's imperial heft keeps the ale richer and fuller, and resists any convincing turn to dryness, bitterness or elevated crispness. What the palate gets in return is the full malt balance that gives the hops a more rounded and more complex flavor. An aftertow of herb and citrus have a warm alcohol spice counterpart in a long cream-sickle finish.

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

Straight pour from a 16oz can to an oversized wineglass (TH stemware, for those curious). There’s a canning date of May 2, 2016 printed in black ink on the underside of the can, which reads “KEEP COLD 05 02 16 SUHH DUDE”—which would make this five days old at the time of consumption. This was purchased at the brewery on the 4th, and it immediately went into the fridge so these are essentially ideal tasting circumstances.

Appearance (4.5): Two very full fingers of creamy, custard-colored foam rise happily off of the pour, capping a cloudy, orange and honey-colored body. The head dies down relatively slowly, leaving scattered suds near the peak of the head, a half-finger collar, and a diminutive clump of foam near the center. As the body goes down, it leaves a solid sheath of foam on the far side of the glass, with peaks and valleys in its profile.

Smell (4.5): Positively pungent, nectar-like citrus dominates the nose: musky papaya flesh, sticky mango juice, and passion fruit. It blends smoothly with sugar cookie-like sweetness, country bread, and earthy tones paired with a slightly grassy aroma. A dank, weedy note brings up the rear. As it warms, it shifts more toward passion fruit and sauvignon blanc-like gooseberry notes, as well as a much stronger musk. This is seriously excellent stuff.

Taste (4.5): This shit is bonkers. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, honestly—it starts off with a combination of papaya muskiness and a kind of earthy, bready component. A little bit of guava and strawberry come out, followed by passion fruit, a limeade mix of citric tartness and light, balancing sweetness, and pink grapefruit flesh with sugar sprinkled on top. A grassy note mixes in at this point, making for a slightly cannabis-like feel. All throughout, a layer of sugar cookie sweetness tempers any bitterness, helping to accentuate the fruitiness of it all. Amazingly, there’s no noticeable booziness in the flavor, thought a slight spiciness does come up in the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Smooth, slick, and somewhat on the full- side of medium-weight, with a juicy, nectar-like feel. Still, the oily hop presence dries out the feel significantly just as the beer finishes. All throughout, the carbonation is fine-grained, subtle, and smooth, matching the body’s thickness with its creamy feel. The alcohol appears here just a bit, with a boozy dryness that blends in with the hop bitterness. Smooth and satisfying, with a feel that matches its heft and hop load.

Overall (4.5): This is, in the end, an outstanding, smooth, supremely fruity, satisfying DIPA. This is, effectively, New England-style hop juice, and there’s not an unpleasant thing about it, but it does lack some of the depth and complexity of my very favorite DIPAs. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING FOR EVEN A SECOND—just explaining what might separate this from the most world-class of world-class DIPAs. This is still, in every single way, an absolute joy to drink. I’m guessing it goes without saying . . . but this is highly recommended.

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Photo of Unfiltered413
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had from 2 day old growler obtained at TH Brewery

One of my all-time favorite beers Tree House brews. Pours a hazy orange like most Tree House IPA's are know for but not as thick in appearance as say their Julius is. As other reviewers have said it drinks like a beer with a much lower ABV (8.2). Tons of lacing and the ever present aroma of orange, mango and peach. Just and amazing all around beer.

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Photo of Rejis
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy hazy orange color as the name suggests & the brewery is known for. Head disappears quick & leaves a sticky resiny lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, orange & grapefruit. Taste is bitter but citrusy, just like other TH beers. The Bitterness lingers. It's tingly & sharp. As I drink I notice there's a lot of settling happening with a lot dropping out to bottom of glass. I think this is fine but overrated.

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

Poured into a snifter from a can dated "4 20 Alright x 3". Perfect! Dank hop aroma and less hazy than Julius or Green. Oh so fruity! Perfect IPA taste! Shared from a DLD trade!!

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Photo of thedaveofbeer
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haze is an exceptional DIPA for a few reasons-one it drinks like a much lighter beer- the fruit aromas are a bouquet of tropical fruit; the mouthful is substantial; I love purple and haze

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, hoppy goodness. Not a big fan of hops, in general, but TH beers have made me learn how to deal with them for their delicious hoppy beers. Certainly not out of this world, but a damn solid beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

thanks so much to tenderbranson69 for sharing this -from the can in a tulip chilled.
I had taken a long walk and this slaked my thirst in just the right way.

The color is like fresh pressed juice with white head and fine bead with lots of lace clinging in rings with good retention. The smell is so juicy-you might believe there is actual fruit in this - very tropical! the smell has a citrus quality with lemony and lightly grassy zesty smell that brings out herbal and subtle stone fruit accents. The feel is great - fruity and tangy with medium carbonation and semi-sweet entry yet juicy tangy and bitter balances out with a semi-dry yet very light astringent aspect with a long hop finish.

The taste is as great as the smell hints at just a lovely mix of sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the hops with a very mild malt to supplement that juicy taste and soft bitter accent with a more herbal/sweetgrass taste in the back with malt and bitterness more balanced in order that there is no alcohol in the taste. Overall I found this to be smooth, drinkable fresh and lively as far as the intensity of the hop flavor and it is very quaffable for a 8.2% beer I was able to sip and enjoy this very easily looking forward to future tastes of this fine brew.

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Photo of ELS
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is good but certainly not in my top 10 for DIPAs. It looks hazy as expected with a nice orange hue. It has good citrus smells and flavor with a slightly dank bitter aftertaste which again is good but not great. There are so many breweries that aren't hyped up nearly as much as TH that do it better (for example Cellarmaker). Other than Julius, which is an excellent yet one dimensional juice bomb, I don't see why everyone is going so ape shit over this brewery.

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Photo of zshaft
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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. edit: did side by side with very hazy and very similar. very had little more nose and more bitterness. slightly more flavor throughout. little darker in color.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +4.9%
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
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 +9.1%
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 -9.3%
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 -60.2%
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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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.