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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.

Added by rudzud on 06-19-2014

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Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear light golden hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave light lacing and a nice foamy halo and wispy.

S - Aromas of big, dank hops big resinous notes, orange peel, grapefruit, light tropical notes. Really assertive wet hops, hardly any malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, though flopped with resinous and citrus. Nice candy orange notes, light grapefruit, wet lightly bitter notes, much less bitter than I thought it would taste. No booze detectable. Nice citrus hop notes, fleshy fruit.

M - Mouthfeel is really nice, lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was pretty good, however, not my favourite double ipa from then. Still good though!

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Photo of PaleAleHater
1.8/5  rDev -60.3%
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 Nicole15
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As the name suggest it pour hazy into the glass with a orange hue. Very thick head forms right away and dissipates slowly. The aroma is of pine and tropical fruits. There is no indication that it's 8.2%. It's very drinkable with pine, orange peal and a bit of malt in the finish. Outstanding DIPA.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. One week after canning sale at Tree House brewery.

Pale apricot orange body color, and slightly cloudy. Lemon edges towards the bottom. Head is a solid growing four fingers. Simple white and very fine bubbles in the head formation. Sits like an even puck, island clumping in the middle with excellent pill and ring like lacing, staying power, and retention.

Wonderful mix of dank and earth notes of hop on the nose. Heavily woody, with hints of burnt pine and great smokey dank quality on the hop. Mouth watering quality.

Palate really makes a great impression. Instead of a dank slam of weeds, a big juiced body comes in large and full. Mild sensing tangerine orange, even tropical guava fruit in the mid palate. Finishes thick and almost velvet like with a great pine bitterness of earth on the aftertaste. Big and in control, well contrasted between fruit and earth qualities. Perfect amount of sweetness in the malt coming through with just a wonderful balance between sweet and bitter, and hop earth and fruit.

Fantastic well made DIPS that actually comes off more like a great balanced IPA.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.02/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First time trying, poured out of Tree House 2L growler. Not very hazy for a TH beer called "Haze". Very unpleasant nose. Unique fruity hop profile that I'm not especially fond of. I'm sure there are plenty of people who will think I'm crazy but this one is a rare disappointment from TH.

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Photo of jlindros
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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 jzeilinger
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
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 CtSoxFan
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this for the first time. It won't be the last. Got better as I got to the bottom of the can. Great feel on the mouth. You could really taste the hoppy juiciness of the this beer.

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Photo of bobv
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rating # 1400
16 ounce can poured into a True Blood pint glass.
Bite me!
Not as hazy as I thought it would be. Half inch head is not going anywhere.
Nice tropical aroma.
Taste follows suit.
Nice mouthfeel.
Overall: Glad I finally got to try this one. This is one of the very few DIPA's where the finish doesn't ruin it for me like so, so many other Heady wannabes. Big thanks to Tim Fitzgerald! Nice job Tree House!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tree House has perhaps the most loyal fan base of any brewery I have visited, so at times it is difficult to gauge how good their beers actually are when you finally brush aside the hype and taste the beer for yourself.

This beer was good, but with Vermont's Big Three readily available for me on a fairly consistent basis, it fell short of my expectations.

Still, in the absence of some of the other big DIPA's, this one would certainly deliver on flavor and feel.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look - Straight orange juice! The typical TH haze. Their beers are absolutely amazing looking in the glass.
Smell - Pineapple, orange juice, mangos, citrusy, pulpy, some dankness
Taste - Follows the nose. Tons of pineapple, tons of tropical fruits, orange, citrus, grapefruit, pithy, insanely drinkable/crushable for 8.2%.
Feel - Signature TH. Creamy, velvety, smooth, slight alcohol burn on the back end

Overall - This is one of the best DIPAs on the planet.....period! Tree House continues to impress. They are one of the best.....if not thee best brewery out there.

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Photo of Aus_Nomad
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not usually a big fan of IPAs or IIPAs because they are so often bitter more than anything else. This had plenty of lush citrus flavours, good acidity, and lush mouthfeel to balance out a surprisingly modest bitter finish. I could drink this and Heady any day of the week with no complaints.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, fruity, hidden alcohol, mild bitterness, soft landing.

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Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raff1150
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
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 lateralundertow
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.