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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 91
Hads: 780
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 19.96%
Wants: 341
Gots: 116 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jaasen64 on 01-12-2013

Our cross-continental IPA. Made with Australian and American hops, this citrus heavy IPA opens up in the glass with notes of pineapple, tangerine, and orange rind. It’s sharply bitter and nearly 8% ABV. . . The name comes from the initial batch in which, post boil, the wort looked green from so much hop particulate floating around. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
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Photo of bmurphy13
4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, but I find it seriously overrated compared to other TH offerings. Hop combination just doesn't work, IMO. Super herbal, I don't get many tropical notes. Better than most beers, but doesn't touch many of their other offerings.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a globe.

A: Yellow-orange in color with a pea soup fog sort of haze. Fine-bubbled, pillowy white head retains at a half inch. Wispy patches of lacing.

S: Pineapple, kiwi, melon, cut grass. Orange pulp. Green and leafy. Cracker and dough malt base.

T: Melon rind and kiwi. Gritty, green, earthy, leafy, and dank bud hop tastes build. Juiced orange flavors eventually come to dominate all of these. Bitterness is stiff and builds front to back. It hits its apex with a puckering burst of citrus rind. Cracker and dough malt base underneath. Green and oily hop flavors close things out on the finish.

M: medium bodied. Fluffy and creamy feel. Sharp, fine-bubbled carbonation cuts through the body.

O: It ain't pretty to look at, but nobody will complain once they taste it. Sip after sip it grows on you, and before you even realize it you're in love.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Orange-yellow and hazy with a full head.

S: Apricots (surprisingly), pine, some citrus.

T: Really vibrant and juicy, fruity, but not tropical. Finishes with an earthy flavor.

F: Proper body and carbonation.

O: I like the balance in this one, compared to other Tree House and competitor IPAs in this hop profile and ABV range.

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Photo of KidDoc
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Typical TH hazy pour.nice head but little retention or lacing. Aroma is a beautiful floral hoppy delight. Flavor follows with a nice balance and awesome mouthfeel. Light finishing bitterness. Delightful IPA

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

Getting its name from the tinge of green that had shown through the late stages of the brewing process, Tree House resists shying away from those heavy hopping rates, staying true to the beer's roots and now gracing the tastebuds of New England hop-heads with unabashed apology.

But not quite that compost-green color, but the beer's viscous haze ebbs and flows into the glass taking instead the appearance of grapefruit and orange juices- perhaps with extra pulp. As its seductively creamy head builds, its juicy, tantalizing and irresistible fruit aromas spring forth with the vibrancy of exotic citrus and tropical fruit punch- but however with its own curious herbaceous bouquet. Creamy, surly and tangy in taste, the fructose-laden initial taste offers a fruity tartness that evokes teeth-churning behavior in the very first sip.

And as the taste blossoms across the middle palate, its secrets reveal, layer by layer. Fruity sweetness begins to drift while the tropical fruits rise to the forefront- first the pineapple, mango, apricot and passionfruit. With full hoppy saturation mounting on the tastebuds, the acidity of ripe tangerine, lemon, lime and gooseberry turn to a dry sherbet flavor for complexity and charm. Not to be outdone, the throat-gripping bitterness is smooth albeit sharply acidic with an undertow of chive, fresh grass clippings, shallot and cannabis.

Working both the creamy and dry segments in mouthfeel, the beer remains juicy while trending crisp, clean and oh-so deeply resinous. Finishing with a sappy pine flavor, the beer's overwhelming hop complexity completely seduces the palate and easily makes the palate forget about the preferred bone-dry character that world class IPA should garner. Green does this anyway.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours beautifully, smells super tropical. However, when I went to drink, so mething just was missing on my tastebuds. It didn't pop. It had good bitterness,
But Lacked any balance or sweetness. Very overrated beer in my opinion.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The TH stash is dwindling, but this should be another treat. 16 oz. can into a tulip.

A - The same bright, hazy orange as the rest. You know, maybe this one is a bit of a darker orange, and doesn't brighten up the room as much. The tight off-white head is still lovely and not really moving.

N - Ooo, tons of juicy, bitter hops. This is much more complex than the Haze I had last night. Peaches, apricots, pine, a little bit of citrus. Plenty going on here.

T - There's just something about Australian hops that strikes me the wrong way. I mean the taste here is an explosion of flavor; this is a truly impressive beer. It's just not MY preference for an IPA. There's just that certain something I get from Nelson hops that I can't describe. Ah well. This is extremely dank and piney.

M - TH really nails this every time. I'm sipping a liquid, and then all of a sudden it's a gas. Like M&Ms, this melts in your mouth, except it's a different part of the phase diagram.

O - Not my favorite flavors in an IPA, but definitely a well-crafted brew.

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Photo of danh53
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, hazy orange and yellow color with steady one finger head and nice lacing. Aroma really pops with bright citrus, like juice from a freshly peeled orange. Also get pineapple, grapefruit, guava, and lime. Taste reveals a hop bomb. Not much malt at all. It has a bright lemon-lime kick with peach and stone fruit on the front end and grapefruit pith on the finish. There's pineapple too. This is really fruity as it warms without getting too sweet. Hops really shine through from start to finish. The mouth feel is medium to full, coating the mouth with hops, yet it remains crisp and pops with lively carb. World class IPA.

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Photo of jooler
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look is really nice and orange. I expected more from smell. Taste is very interesting. Very hoppy and very malty. Very citrusy and hoppy upfront and malty and bitter at the finish. Taste is good but I really love the feel. The carbonation is crisp and on point. Overall, worth the trade. Thanks keithengelke

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned about two weeks ago. Tulip glass.

A: Pours an opaque orange/pale color with two fingers of airy, khaki head. Wide swaths of lacing.

S: Very aromatic. Fresh cut grass, tangerine, apricot, white grapefruit.

T: Fragrant citrus and tropical notes, pine pine and pine, decent sweetish malt presence, finishing with a mild-moderate bitterness on the back end.

M: Medium body and light, soft carbonation.

O: Bursting with aroma and flavor. Highly drinkable. A bit less bitterness and malt presence would elevate this even further.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden haze with a decent head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is almost as great as the aromas. A well balanced mouthfeel with nice carbonation making me want more. Thanks Sulli520 for sharing and first time having TH

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Photo of Rivian211
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another wonderfully perfect beer from tree house. Very unique bitterness. Tropical flavor with some pine. Wow this is a crazy good ipa. My favorite ipa from tree house to date!

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Photo of VetsPackage
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Julius gets the bulk of the (well deserved) hype but this guy stands right there next to it and plenty of people will tell you it's better. This thing GLOWS a bright super hazy golden yellow and fills the room with pineapple ad guava notes. Taste is a Mike Tyson punch to the tastebuds of super rich tropical fruit juiciness - pineapple, guava, sweet ripe orange, and lime. The type of beer that makes you forget you're even drinking beer. Again find myself scratching my head as to how these guys produce beers of this quality over and over again. Flawless east coast IPA, even the Russians would give this one 5s across the board

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a fresh can into a tulip glass.

Look - Golden, Hazy with a slight orange hue.

Smell - IPA HEAVEN! Citrus with a little tropical fruit and tons of dank pine.

Taste - Hop Nirvana! Tons of fresh citrus, more specifically juicy grapefruit accompanied by bitter piny hops. A true hop lovers IPA, a beer with no restraint very bold and very delicious.

Feel - Nice carbonation, mouth covered with bitter hops leaving my lips smacking for more. Not for the faint of heart. For those that appreciate this style, Green is a World Class beer - my new favorite beer (period).

Overall - World Class. It doesn't get any better for a hop lover - I highly recommend this beer to any/all hop lovers.

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Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

32oz Growler shipped to Nebraska!

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Tropical, dank pine and citrus.

Taste - Tropical, citrus and pine. Super delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. High attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - One of the very best IPA's I've ever had. Highly recommended!

Grade (A+)

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Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow received in a trade from Jason. Great beer! Appearance of Golden peach hazy orange goodness. Tons of tropical fruit on the nose. taste is similar very juicy with pineapple, pear, slight grapefruit. awesome mouth feel, med to full body hard to tell its 7.6 ABV. Overall this is a great IPA and well worth the high rating.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Been looking forward to having this for a while. A lot of Tree House fans seem to hold this one above Julius, and I believe they're right. Enjoyed a 16oz pour on tap at the 11th Annual Hophead Throwdown. This beer is super fruity, dank, and even has a bubblegum-like sweetness. Super smooth mouthfeel makes this beer disturbingly drinkable. Loved it.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is cloudy light orange with a good bit of tight off white head, solid retention. Nose is heavily hopped, has a light grain backbone, tons of bitter grapefruit, lots of citrus, gets almost plastic like aroma its so hopped and has that musky rind their others have had. Full bodied, well carbonated, very silky on the tongue, high bitterness through the very dry finish. Flavor is super hopped, citrus, tons of bitter grapefruit, almost overly bitter.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can two weeks old into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Turbid orange to tan. Kind of a peachy color.
Aroma: Tropical fruit (grapefruit, pineapple), peach, and a little cut grass. Smells like juice.
Taste: Follows the nose. Right upfront you get juice: pineapple, peach, and grapefruit. This is followed by some pine, grass, and bitterness. There is also a slight alcohol fummyness. The finish is bitter with some mild fruit notes coming back (I'm getting the peach again).
Feel: Great mouth feel. Bready and it leaves you smacking your lips for more.
Overall is this a great IPA right there in contention with TH Julius.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

- 750mL growler (filled 30-Jul-15) poured into Golden Road tumbler on 15-Aug-15

Thanks to marino13412 for the awesome trade.

This one tastes like a great balance between east coast/west coast IPA. Super juicy and creamy maltiness with a grassy, zesty hop profile and a bittering finish. The finish was a little to bitter and salty for my taste.

Overall, preferred this one over Haze and Julius (both are still excellent). This is the beer I'll be most looking forward to if and when I'm headed to MA.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for this one.

L: Cloudy, light orange pour with a solid head.

S: Smells like a bag of fresh hops. Holy cow. Pine, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple), along with freshly cut grass.

T: Great complexity of flavor. Pine and slight floral notes on the open, followed quickly by hits of tangerine, pineapple, and resin. Like drinking a hop smoothie.

F: Light and creamy, especially for the flavors.

O: An impressive IPA from Tree House; it's easy to tell that this is loaded with hops. Where many IPAs taste like a hoppy beer, this tastes like pure hops using the beer as a delivery vessel. Looking forward to trying some of their other offerings.

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

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a foamy white head. There is some soapy lacing. The odor is powerful, pine, resin, pineapple, citrus, orange, malty, slightly metallic, slight onion, slightly spicy. The taste is citrus orange, honey, pine, resin, grapefruit, slight spice, bitter dry finish.

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Photo of Tommo
4.33/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a very good ipa, slightly bitter but great feel and odor. Very north east for sure, however i didnt super enjoy how bitter it was, nor was it super floral, so overall, not HF, but great non the less

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No date on the can, but assuming it is fresh. Poured into a TH Teku. Very opaque, looks like beer mixed with OJ. Great tropical fruit aroma, smooth with a mild bitter finish. TH never disappoints.

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Photo of Nicole15
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured hazey Orange with a 2 inch thick white head. Lots of resin hop aroma. First sip is tropical, pineapple and orange peal. Nice lacing all the way down. Bitter, in the best way!

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.