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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jlindros on 12-24-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-28-2013 23:20:46 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-06-2013 21:20:40 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-29-2013 00:31:57 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-18-2014 00:03:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-03-2014 03:14:27 | More by Texasfan549
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-25-2014 01:47:01 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Reagan1984 for another Tree House offering. Served in a New Belgium tulip while watching Scarface with Mark and Lisa.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Hazed orange body.

S - Interesting nose - I might have guessed El Dorado hops here, but apparently it's just a Chinook/Cascade blend. In any case, there was loads of citrus flesh with mild pine and grass in the periphery. The malt character seems a bit bigger here than with Julius. Perhaps a bit of crystal malt, as I get some red fruit and licorice notes. Not bad, but a bit disappointing compared to Julius.

T - The taste is more successful than the aroma. A nice mix of tangerine zest, icing sugar malts, and surprisingly high bitterness (this makes sense now that I know Chinook was the main hop). While it never gets out of check, it certainly lives up to the name and gives the impression of licking pine sap by the end of the growler.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, dry finish, and no obvious alcohol. Quite resinous and oily, as you'd expect from the name.

D - A solid IPA that actually reminds me a bit of Haymarket's better offerings in the balance of malt and hops. I generally dislike all/mainly Chinook beers, so this is a success by any measure for me, just not a beer I'd get often.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2013 13:59:51 | More by MasterSki
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Missed out on a growler fill, but got a nice sample from the tap to review. This is more of an East Coast style IPA in my experience, rather than the West Coast styles they typically make. Brewed with 90-something% Chinook and just a bit of Cascade hops.

Light fizzy head with some lacing, hazy carrot orange color.

Nose piny spicy hops, light resin, some earthiness, hint citrus orange rind, almost minty, hint of sweet malt.

Taste starts with earthy hops, light spicy but not much, light citrus rind and resin, but the pine really comes out. Fluffy 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 bitters, with a bit of hop oil and resin lingering with more pine and hint of citrus.

Mouth med bodied, fluffy, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice. I was a little worried about the Chinook becoming astringent spicy and too bitter, but it's fairly nice overall, and that hint of citrus from the Cascade is a nice addition.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2012 03:40:50 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-10-2013 03:56:52 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-13-2014 19:20:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-04-2013 11:37:04 | More by mendvicdog
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-28-2013 04:27:02 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-22-2013 16:30:08 | More by InspectorBob
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

First THB glass pours with a 1/2" eggshell head, over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head is down quick to an uneven skim, with lace etched on the glass for many a moment. Aroma is orange and pine in similar parts.

Taste is sweet to start, mild tangerine in the middle, coasting through a moderate piney bitter close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is great. More balanced than I expected for an IPA, and it works for me. Enjoy.

Serving type: growler

12-25-2012 21:50:05 | More by ppoitras
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is transparent and golden with a broken white head. The aroma offers dank hops, tropical fruit. A delicious hop forward beer. Citrus and fresh hops. Smooth with some lingering hop bitterness and orange peel. Really tasty.

Serving type: growler

10-10-2013 01:00:21 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-25-2013 03:30:19 | More by drewone
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-12-2013 02:39:41 | More by rab53
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-21-2013 01:40:37 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2013 12:34:57 | More by mdaschaf
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-04-2013 14:32:35 | More by PEIhop
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a taster. Growler dated 9/28/2013.

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.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Balanced is an appropriate word. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It's sweet but I don't seem to mind. Hoppy enough to keep me happy.

Serving type: growler

10-08-2013 00:31:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

05-28-2013 21:36:51 | More by chippo33
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2014 21:26:21 | More by Duff27
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Durge

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dusty yellow amber color with a giant off white head and lots of chunky lacing left on the tulip glass. The aroma brings strong but balanced lemon pine, bright yet bready good. The flavor offers an aggressive earthy, leafy hops accompanied by a sweet buttery bready malt. The hop has some astringency but may reflect that I got the last growler out of that keg. I get a hint of bubblegum and some leafy ideas. It mellows as your tongue adjusts to the bite and it settles into a very agreeable IPA that was indeed worth the 1 hour plus wait at the lovable little country brewery. The body is medium but the feel is a refreshing tingly deal with decent drinkability for any hop lover. A nice introduction to Tree House.

Serving type: growler

10-11-2013 05:59:36 | More by Durge
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml flip-top purchased on 3/1 and served at 50 degrees in a Treehouse tulip on 3/3. Pours a golden-orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a frothy, half-inch, bright white head. Head eventually dissipates into a soapy slick with generous swaths and slashes of lacing present during the tasting. A big herbal/piney/citrusy nose is present, with the herbal/pine in the foreground and sweet citrus in the background. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is a slight candied citrus presence towards the middle, followed by rind and a light ethanol character. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively carbonation and a little residual alcohol heat. Overall, one of the best Chinook-based American IPAs I've had to date.

Serving type: growler

03-04-2014 00:46:17 | More by Jwale73
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