Haze - Tree House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.42%
Wants: 200
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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 SpeedwayJim
4.25/5  rDev -6%

750ml swingtop growler into a Founders snifter.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with great retention. Beer is a cloudy mango. Great, thick lace and just a great-looking beer overall.

Nose is typical northeastern IIPA. Fruity, sweet and aromatic and real appetizing.

Flavor opens sweet mango, pineapple, starfruit, and citrus. Amazing. Cane sugar sweetness in the middle with just the right amount of citrus hop bitterness to balance things out. Really delicious.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth and goes down easy and slightly dry. Finishes dry with a resiny aftertaste. Pulls the flavor together nicely.

The first beer I've had from Tree House is definitely a winner. A very solid IPA that provides an incredible experience from nose to flavor to feel. I'm looking forward to more from these guys.

Photo of jzeilinger
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Photo of CoffeePorter
5/5  rDev +10.6%
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!!!!

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of smitty23
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

since i rated Julius a 5 , i can only rate this a 5, but this is even more lucious and delicious than Julius. these guys are amazing.

Photo of ricknelson
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Picked up a couple of bottles of Haze from brewer Dean at Tree House. Sent one out to my fellow members of the Chicago Beer Snobs in Chicago, and shared the other with my brother yesterday. This is not only a great brew, but one that is extremely drinkable. Don't know if we are correct, but we tasted a little bit of peach maybe. The alcohol does not present itself, stays well hidden. I know Dean hangs with our Vermont brewers at Lawson's and Hill Farmstead, and I can say from the quality of this brew he well deserves to hang with those guys. Great brew, hard to come by; but if you are in Central Mass area seek it out. Congrats Dean....

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From a fresh growler filled 4/17/15. truly fastastic to all the senses!!!

Photo of weiserr
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Tbub18
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks @mikeyv35 for sharing your bottle!
A--Nice white head sits on top of a hazy orange, nice lacing
S--Unreal. Orange explosion, tangerine, pineapple, every tropical fruit you can imagine. Caramel sweetness? Maybe, its hard to smell anything besides that powerful fruit
T--Absolutely follows the nose as expected. Fruit explosion, almost overwhelms your mouth (in a good way) and then switches to a hop bite but smooth all the way. Malt is there just enough to make this 8.2 beer dangerously smooth and drinkability is high
M--Medium and smooth, didn't dry me out very much
O--Never have I had such a flavorful tropical DIPA. It was sweet but not boozy, with the right mixture of hops and malt (like 90 hops/10 malt ratio) which is just where I like it in a DIPA. Looking forward to more Tree House beers--incredible!

Photo of ScaryEd
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of papat444
4.16/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My post-EBF treat. Bottled March 5, 2015.

Absolutely gorgeous foamy head, pineapple colored body. Sharp citrus aroma with dry mango, lemon zest and pineapple in flavor. Quite good.

Photo of TheBeerTrekker
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a Tree House Teku, pours a golden/orange color with a moderate white, nice retention and light lacing.

S - Aromas of tropical citrus fruits, oranges, passion fruit, earthy hops. Light hints of malts.

T - Taste follows the nose very well, slight bitterness, flesh citrus fruit. No booze detectable.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall a very well balanced beer, very easy to drink, the ABV is not noticeable, refreshing. This was my first DIPA from them and I am yet again happily surprised by the quality of their brews.

Photo of ppoitras
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First THB glass pours with a 1/4" white head, over the cloudy burnished gold brew. Head deflates slowly, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is piney hoppiness.

Taste starts sweet, mouth-puckering citrus in the middle, then pine and bitter take over through the close. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is dangerously easy. Wow, great representative of the style.

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

Growler filled yesterday, shared with rudzud and threelions.

Decent creamy 1/2 finger head fades med pace, nice sticky lacing, semi hazy orange honey color. Nice legs too. Column of streaming bubbles.

Nose brings dank resin, nice generic tropical fruits, kiwi hops, some grapefruit pith and little orange rind, nice overall fruity, with mild pine to go with the resin and dankness. Tangerine, Clementine, etc.

Taste starts with tons of citrus, orange juice, tangerine Clementine, little mango and papaya like, juicy citrus fruit, little rind and pith. Mild pine, very light, and some resin and darkness. Little hop oil, so much juicy citrus, little generic tropical fruit, kiwi hops, etc. Decent but mild malt profile, great balance. Finish is drier, little resin and hop oil, light bitterness but nice citrus and tropical fruits lingering, little rind and pith.

Mouth is med bod, no booze, maybe a touch thin, decent carb.

Overall pretty great, not quite Julius or Green, more like somewhere in between, but still very nice.

Photo of OntheLambic
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is subdued. I get slight notes of orange and citrus bitterness, but it's quite boozey. This is not my favorite by Treehouse.

Photo of MA_hops
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
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!!

Photo of Phillip13
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A excellent double ipa. Very freshing and tasty.

Photo of gcamparone
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of irv2424
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another home run from treehouse. As the name suggests, this pours a very cloudly hazy yellow/orange. Decent head and the smell is fresh grass and some citrus. One of the more drinkable beers out there. Taste is similar to the smell, almost refreshing.
TL;DR - This beer is good

Photo of RichKent
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Just got and drank batch #6 of Haze. Each batch is a little different - they use different hops.

Haze is fruity and surprisingly smooth for an 8.2% DIPA. If I could pick just one flavor, I'd say it tastes like tangerines. It has the citrus/orange fruit up front, with a little bite like the pith from citrus fruit, and a little tangyness to it. I get very minimal malts. As the beer warms it really opens up - more citrus, some mango, papaya, even peach. Really tasty stuff and nice work from the guys at Tree House!

Photo of Mikecap
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

750ml swing-top, purchased today, into a Tree House Teku.

A: Pours a medium orange with two fingers of foamy white head that fades to a nice lace, beer is slightly hazy but I've seen wayyy cloudier (looking at you Heady...)

S: Sweet tropical fruit just punches you in the nose with tangerine, mango, and orange. Subtle caramel malt sweetness and a touch of grass.

T: Up front tropical fruit, loads of tangerine, mango, orange and grapefruit. Was described by the brewery as "OJ" and while not quite that far, this is a citrus bomb. There is some pine and earthy flavors but the citrus clearly dominates.

M: Medium bodied with nice crisp carbonation and relatively low bitterness. Drinks easily and goes down smooth.

O: This is a great DIPA from Tree House that I'm thankful to get to try. I have another 750 that I'll surely be sharing with friends.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a murky light apricot color (just say no to clear beers!)... smell of citrus and tropical fruits... taste of pine, resin, and citrus, with a-currently-indescribable fruity aftertaste- maybe kiwi?, and a mild bitterness Very tasty and addicting!

Photo of dar482
4.91/5  rDev +8.6%

The beer comes in an opaque rich rich golden orange. Absolutely beautiful.

The aroma offers sweet orange candy, tangerine, papaya, juicy fruit, hints of green grass and pine.

The flavor follows with that juicy fruit bubble flavor upfront, along with tropical fruit, nectarine, guava. Then there's a touch of sweetness as the beer transitions onto orange candy and tangerine. On the back, a slight grassiness balance with orange zest.

An absolute knockout from Tree House.

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.