Sap - Tree House Brewing Company
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Ratings: 185 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
4.66/5 rDev +10.2%
I don't often write reviews, but these guys deserve more than just a simple 1-5 rating.
Stopped by the brewery today. First time going on a Saturday, and the line was nonexistent.
Poured from a 750ml growler into a Tree House tulip-ish glass.
A: 1/2 inch perfectly white head. Transparent copper/orange color. Low head retention, but lots of lacing.
S: Sweet, candied sugars from the malts come in right behind an earthy (only slightly floral), pungent hop character. Overall, I guess you could describe the nose as very balanced.
T: Definitely a cloying aspect to the hops that knocks the balance toward the hop side of things. Still plenty of that candied sugar taste, but the taste is much more hoppy than the nose. Pine mixed with a bit of mango and peach. Plenty of bitterness in the finish as well.
M: Medium to low carb, just where it should be for an IPA. Pretty big body as well, which is how I feel like an earthy IPA should be. Smooth.
O: This is not your girlfriend's fruity, citra IPA. This is a beer with earthy, piney characteristics that get all up in your grill. It's a hop bomb, but a fairly balanced bomb. After all, a man can't drink Julius every night...OR CAN HE?
Sidenote: Maybe if John Mortarelli would have himself a couple pints of this sappy goodness maybe he wouldn't be such a Turd Ferguson
07-20-2013 22:56:39 | More by DogfishTail
4.63/5 rDev +9.5%
They had Julius on tap when I went, so considering that is one of my favorite beers on the planet I was planning just to get a few bottles of Julius and be on my way.
Curiosity got the better of me though and I decided to grab a bottle of Sap as well.
VERY glad I did. As soon as I smelled this beer I was blown away. Absolutely fantastic nose on it, tropical/sweet/floral.... smells great.
Taste is on point as well. Maybe not quite the level of Julius but it's damn close. It has the tropical peach/mango flavor I love, but the finish is a little more pine/bitter.
Delicious. World class IPA.
11-13-2013 18:34:24 | More by AardvarkJohnson
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
Super fresh beer, poured that day at the brewery. The most interesting aspect of this beer is the smell- hugely piney with a healthy serving a citrus notes. Spicy backbone with a blunt hop finish. A really great beer. Of note: the brewery and staff were very cool, laid back atmosphere, a little out of the way but well worth the trip- as one could tell with license plates from nearly every New England state and New York state.
11-10-2013 20:31:13 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
4.54/5 rDev +7.3%
Growler filled two days ago. Huge pine smell, sticky trail down the growler... just like sap. No complaints on the pour, there was almost no headspace. Taste was suprisingly sweet considering the aroma. I may be conditioned to expect bitter with such a strong smell... but overall pretty well balanced, maybe skewed a bit toward sweet/malty. Reminded me some of 90 min, but more aromatic, heavier on the pine. The lack of bitter finish made it easy drinking. Body was good, certainly not thin. Really pleasing overall, I hope there's some left when I go back on Thursday.
12-09-2013 16:14:58 | More by mmoseleyfm
4.51/5 rDev +6.6%
Visited the brewery on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Small crowd and no line. Dean is the man. Amazing property and such a cool operation. Can't say enough good things about Tree House.
A: Slightly hazy, copper-golden-yellow with a big, fluffy, sticky, bright white head as expected. Plenty of lace and decent retention.
S: Sweet, floral, amazing fragrant hops!!! Lots of tropical fruit, too. Such a balanced yet hoppy IPA. Some malt shows itself to keep this from being outrageous. So inviting.
T: Just insane flavor. Floral, fruity, piney, earthy...everything good about hops! Sticky, resinous...sappy! For the first time in a long time I get some serious fruit. Melon, grapefruit, and other tropical goodness. Superb stuff.
M: It's lost a good amount of carbonation since I opened it yesterday but there's still enough there to give it a good tingle. Great body, massive flavor, insanely drinkable.
O: Just a ridiculously good IPA. So freakin' delicious. Cannot wait to try Julius soon!
07-14-2013 21:03:22 | More by Gatch
Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.