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Sap - Tree House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 12-24-2012)
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Time to re-review as this has supposedly changed a lot since I first had it.

Pours a nice big creamy frothy almost 2 finger head, obviously Nate has really improved the head retention of his beers in the past couple years, but still that super murky hazy bright nectar orange color.

Nose is similar to what I had in my review before, mild piney spicy hops, light resin, hint citrus orange rind and a little tangerine like citrus, bit of orange rind, hint of sweet fluffy malt.

Taste starts with citrus hops, orange peel and orange creamscicle, not really the spicy hop profile anymore, into some resin and dank musty notes and into a mild piney slightly earthy forest floor note. The pine eventually comes out again, but not nearly like it was before. Fluffy slight creamy malt base adds a nice filler. Juicy overall and pretty tasty, with bitterness there but not rampant. The finish on the other hand really dries and bitter a bit more, with a bit of hop oil and resin lingering with more pine and hint of citrus, and a nice orange rind and orange creamscicle lingering. Late on the finish the pine and resin really start to come back through like the original as the citrus disappears.

Mouth med bodied, fluffy, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice. Def better than I had last time, less of that almost overbearing piney resin and more orange peel, orange creamscicle, with some rind, and a little piney forest floor like but not a lot. I really wonder if Nate changed this up on purpose since the first was way too much in the other direction and not that great of an IPA. It couldn't even hold a candle to the likes of Julius and Green, etc, but it was its own thing. Now it blends in a bit more to those other IPAs and probably loses it's own crowd. I def like it better now, but I'd still def enjoy Julius or Green more, and now it's lost it's own character. So good and bad for the change.

jlindros, Dec 24, 2012
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A: Straw yellow with excellent head retention and lacing.
S: Lots of hops and saison type flavor. Piny hops.
T: good malt, low hop flavor. Good balance overall.
M: Very full and well balanced. Flavors are consistent.
O: Great, probs would have been slightly better fresh but a great beer.

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Appearance - Hazy and pretty pale. Golden orange. Nice lacing.

Taste - Orange citrus hop. Not an overwhelming hop flavor, but pleasant. Sweet malt. Pale malts. Medium bitterness.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased yesterday from Tree House. Poured from a 750ml growler.

Clear with Golden hue...very slight head.

Smells of citrus and pine. Taste is crisp and refreshing and the citrus notes continue.

Very easy to drink IPA and I am glad to finally try Tree House. Very nice folks and Sean Lawson was their hanging out.

BBQSteve, Nov 18, 2013
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