Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 150
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
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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 jow_42
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16oz can (thanks Darwin!!) poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass

A - Pours completely opaque. Almost looks like blended fruit juice in a glass. Incredible.

S - The best nose on a beer I've ever smelled. Explosive juiciness, grapefruit, oranges, there is an awesome herbaceous note (think fresh cut basil). Bubble gum is there (think Fruit Stripe from the 80s) too. Awesome.

T - Mind blowing. The creamiest IPA I've ever had. The mouth feel is ridiculous. I've never had a beer like this. Crazy citrus, passion fruit. Intense. Oranges, grapefruit peel, orange pith, pineapple. Awesome bitterness middle of the mouth, but that sweet fruit juice comes back on the back end to make it stupid balanced. Dry finish.

O - This is hands down the best IPA I have ever had. For me, it doesn't get better. I need more Tree House beers. This beer blew my mind.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance: Hazed orange-gold with some honeyed elements. Head is bright-white, sticky, and clumpy. Moderate head formation to start drops to a wispy cap, chunky loose collar, and lacing for days. Super sticky notches and ropes of lacing.

Smell: Tangerine. Skin, juice, oil, and zest. It's all there. Deep citrus with some solid grapefruit elements as well. Solid push of bitter and oily pine with some backing tropical elements. Pushes peach and mango as well. Hyper fruity with enough of a backing bitter edge to keep it in check. Malts are nicely sweet with a touch of caramelization and a solid bready component. Some pineapple as well. Some lime and fresh-baked bread.

Taste: Bittern rides the front with a solid push of tropical hops. Pineapple in abundance as it warms with some solid peach and tangerine as well. Malt backbone runs decidedly bready with a touch of caramelized malt sweetness thrown in. Some fresh bread flavors as well. Pithy bitterness coupled with a solid sticky and oily pine resin. Fresh orange juice. A touch of lime juice in the back as well.

Mouthfeel: Creamy initial sip on a medium body. Slight astringency with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish.

Overall: Quite the young whipper snapper.

Reminds me of Masala Mama if you dialed it up more than a few notches. Bitter in spades with a ton of fruity hop flavors to compliment. Solid.

Photo of Guess2814
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Marijuana is the sister plant to hops many Breweries say. This been has a weed type taste. Very different beer. Nice and hoppy. All types of fruit explosions come off this taste..

Photo of pja786
4.96/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite TH to date. Pine/ resin/ melon come to mind. Reminiscent of Vicinity by Trillium. Very good!

Photo of CoffeePorter
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I picked this up at the brewery in a 2L growler
A: Hazy, light orange in color with a thin, white head.
S: Strong notes of melon, papaya, citrus, earthy spiciness and some malty candied fruit sweetness.
T: Similar to nose with a strong taste of melons.
M: Extremely balanced with a mild hop kick combined with malty sweetness. Almost no bitterness or dryness.
O: My favorite beer yet!! I loved this!! It was very much like Julius except instead of using orange it was switched with melons. A++

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Mostly clear orange body. Small white head with a chunky unbalanced head.

Smell - Tropical fruits. Sweet pale malt. Orange. Very nice.

Taste - Lots of tropical fruit. Orange and grapefruit. Sweet malts.

Mouthfeel - Some sweetness. Minimal bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is really good. Great hop profile.

Photo of CJRubes
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from Tree House Brewing poured into my Tree House tulip glass.

A - Poured a slightly hazy, light amber/gold color with a foamy, cream-colored head. After the head dissipated it left foamy bubbles on the sides of the glass and on top of the beer.

S - Smells fantastic! Definitely one of my favorites that I've experienced. Getting lots of tropical fruits...mango, some pineapple, and some tangerine. I'm also getting some hints of pine mixed in as well. There's also a solid malt background that I can notice once I get past the tropical fruits.

T - Oh man, this is wonderful...so complex and drinkable. Lots of mango, pineapple, and citrus up front melding into soft pine at the finish. Very well balanced with strong, bread-like malt presence throughout. The 7.6% ABV is hidden surprisingly well...I don't notice it other than the slight warming effect I'm experiencing as I'm enjoying my glass.

M - Creamy and silky smooth. Carbonation is a bit higher than some of the other Tree House brews I've had, but it's far from over-carbonated. Very easy to drink, possibly the easiest IPA to put down that I've experienced thus far.

O - Hands down, this one of my favorite IPAs. I, personally, love this beer. A must try for any IPA lover.

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

brought by a friend of a friend at that friend's daughter's 2nd birthday party.

Hazy blond color with all the foamy accoutrements of a fine IPA. Aroma is farm stick your nose in a bag of hops fresh peppery citrus. Very grapefruit juice flavor with more peppery, moss hop spice and a distinctive farminess not unlike Hill Farmstead beers. Dry and resinous. So good.

For what it's worth we had Green and Sap back to back and I like this a lot better.

Photo of cbutova
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second or third time around with this one thanks to generous friends sharing it in the past. Filled 9 days ago and kept in a very cold fridge since.

A- 750ml swing-top opens with a small pop and in TH style it is filled to the absolute brim. A murky golden apricot bodied ale pours to my tulip promoting a one finger creamy white cap. Good head retention and tons of lace in the form of sheets.

S- Fruit nectar aromas blast out of the glass with citrus and tropical varietals leading the way to some stone fruits. Juicy tangerines, melons, mangoes, grapefruits, cantaloupes and oranges come to mind. More juice in the citrus elements rather than zest. Malts and yeast reside but are hardly worth mentioning, light and clean.

T- Some shifting in the hop character overall but most of the same key players from the aroma carry over here beautifully. The bitterness accentuates some pine and herbal tones but the main show is still the citrus, which now has a bit of zesty pith to it, and tropical fruits. Orange juice, grapefruits, papaya, mango, apricot, slight passion fruit, dank mint and ripe cantaloupes and melons.

MF- Light-medium bodied, closer to the latter with a creamy and silky smooth consistency on the palate. Carbonation on the high side adding a bite that promotes the fresh, clean hops. Finishes with a moderate bitterness.

No particular reason in saying it here but perhaps the high quality, bold flavors of this beer did something to my subconscious: I have probably reviewed hundreds of IPAs now but I never get sick of it. Particular things I love about this one is the mixture of a fairly aggressive bitterness with smooth, juicy fruit nectar flavors. It brings the citrus bitterness along for the ride with the fruit pulp. Tree House is world class once again.

Photo of ppoitras
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

First THB glass pours with a 1/2" off-white head, over the cloudy burnished gold brew. Head deflates slowly, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is citrus and pine.

Taste starts sweet, promptly overpowered by citrus and pine, which power through the close, with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is super soft and smooth, and drinkability is easy. Another nice one.

Photo of mirish72
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Picked up a few 750ml bottles of this on my first visit to the brewery. Great place, great guys, great beer. This IPA is bursting with out of this world flavor and it goes down way too easy. As much as I love Julius I can see why this is quickly getting a following. Get some if you can.

Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled yesterday at the brewery. So glad this came back around so I can finally review it and enjoy it. I can't think of a better time to drink this, Sunday afternoon, waning days of summer, heavy thunderstorms reign down outside, with torrential downpours. It was the kind of rain that forced a 10 mph drive home from the supermarket as the rain poured in sheets over the windshield making it almost impossible to see, as well as a flood of water cascading down the street almost making it possible to swim the car home.

Cracking the growler, again filled to the tippity top as Tree House usually does, pours into my Tree House tulip glass with a stream connected to the side of the glass, and forms a decent 1 finger foamy bubbly head that has a tough time staying at first, but then seems to settle on a nice head covering, with some decent lacing, not as great as Julius does these days, but still a nice head and decent lacing. The beer is a mostly hazy apricot wheat orange blond colored beer.

Nose erupts out the gate, as soon as i popped the swing top, those perfumey aromas started to trickle out, but then the pour just released the beast of aromas, great hop presence, a cross of mostly citrusy slight tropical fruit hops, with a touch of a grassy pine and aromatic floral hop presence. The hops first bring that citrus note, layers of tangerine, orange juice, as well as light stone fruit like an apricot and peach aroma, nectarine, etc. A hint of a tropical fruit comes in behind that, you really have to look for it to find it though, a touch of a papaya and guava. Then, the citrus and fruits seem to disappear and give way to light resinous musty fresh hop resin, bringing a hint of pine and earthy forest, but not a lot of that. Then finally a light malty sweet kick attempts to balance it all, with a touch of an amber sweet malt.

Taste is like a fistful of hops melting in my mouth. The creamy malt base really does it justice as it balances and melts the hops all over the tongue so it seems to get a nice representation everywhere. The hops again present themselves in waves, and once again with the citrus. An orange julius flavor, or creamsicle like flavor thanks to the creamy malt feel, with again that big juice tangerine flavor, big time tangerine in this like a tangerine bomb went off in my mouth. Then into tropical fruit again, light with hint of grapefruit pith, papaya, just a touch of musty passion fruit and guava even. Some nice pineapple hidden in there too. Then again into stone fruit, just keeps coming with fruit, light apricot, peach, nectarine, and even a touch of melon, quite nice. And following a similar pattern to the nose, a final push of spicy piney hops comes in as if to say, "don't forget about us", with an oily hop resin and little musty hop cone like sucking the sap right off a hop cone, with a nice dank resin. As I mentioned before, the malts bring a nice slightly sweet balance to offset the fairly big bitterness and what should be a touch of warming booze but it seems to disappear, and bring a nice creamy taste and touch of an amber malt flavor. Finish is drier too but sticks to the mouth a bit thanks to a mild sweetness and the creamy feel, with a nice long lingering bitterness that seems to be just the right amount, light pine and spicy hop presences, a bit more citrus and fruit but not a lot of either, more just a hop presence.

Mouth is med bodied but a nice creamy feel, the carbonation is a bit on the lighter side, but still nice and goes well with the creamy feel.

Overall what else can I say, this is an awesome IPA. Just a touch below Julius, but really up there, a different beast than Julius. This brings some of the tropical fruit, citrus, stone fruit, etc, but blends in a nice piney resin, slight spicy earthy touch, and that nice creamy malt base with an almost perfect balance. I really wish you guys would make more of this!

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a light honey to straw yellow color. a 2-3 finger white foamy head with strong retention and leaving behind a strong lacing. super hazy and murky. completely opaque.

Smell: very juicy hop aroma. lots of citrus ranging from tangerine to orange and grapefruit. tropical fruits including papaya, mango and cantaloupe. light malts, may some lemon bread or biscuit like sweetness.

Taste: opens with huge tropical fruit taste. melon and cantaloupe, mango and papaya. citrus fruits come in next with orange, a small amount of grapefruit and some lime. malts are very subdued. possibly some lemon bread, some light biscuity sweetness. finishes with just a little bit of hop resin.

Mouthfeel: nice light and refreshing. a little bit of dryness. bitterness is initially moderate to strong but a small amount of sweetness comes through towards the end. slight lingering bitter.

Overall: this one is a super juicy hazy and tasty ipa. just the way I like them. great hop flavor without being overly bitter.

Photo of MA_hops
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another citrus bomb in a can, but not to the extent of "Julius". Melons, tangerine, grapefruit and oranges can be detected both in aroma and taste. Crisp, earthy mouthfeel, but wished there was more of a hoppy kick to it.

Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Tree House tulip glass. Purchased at the brewery 2 days ago.

Pours a raw, super unfiltered hazy honey colored body with a 1 finger white head that reduces to a ring of foam, leaving spotty lacing.

Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, fresh hops, juicy fruit, pineapple, some butter in the background.

On the tongue it's slightly sweet upfront, citrus and pine on the follow through, with a super fresh hoppy zing on the finish, kind of piney/resinous. Not very bitter on the aftertaste, super smooth with medium body and carbonation.

Very good IPA, drinking it fresh was amazing, it's very raw, fresh, and hoppy.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oily and uber-smooth... rich with hops, muted citrus flavors, and a nice bitter finish... somewhere between the piney flavors of SAP and the citrus notes of Julius... another incredibly crushable ale from TH!!

Photo of dar482
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a completely opaque peach color. A very unique and beautiful brew.

The aroma smacks of Juicy Fruit, pear juice, citrus peel, pineapple, lots of citrus and tropical candy/gum aromas.

The flavor follows with that Juicy Fruit gum, pear flavor. More orange, tangerine. Lots of doughy yeast flavor. There's a drying with some pine and herbal/tea bitterness on the back end.

This beer explodes out of the glass with intriguing hop flavor, a perfect malt bill and mouthfeel, and bitterness to balance the brew out. It beats Julius and is up there with Susan as best IPAs.

Photo of Duhast500
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 pint bottle into a Treehouse Brewing stemmed glass.

The color is a deep yellow gold with two fingers of pillowy white head and some really nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is fruity with a grapefruit aroma and a juicy fruit gun smell there as well. A leafy/fresh cut grass aroma tickles the nose a bit.

The taste has a sweet juicy citrus flavor that is like biting into a tangerine rubbed with hop resin. A tangy fruit flavor with a sticky bitterness that bites but levels out toward the middle let's the passion-fruit flavor and ruby red grapefruit flavor come out.

The feel of this beer is lighter then expected for a 7% IPA. The bitterness has a way of growing and a nice smoothness instead of being abrasive. The great drinkable feel of this beer is delightful and packs a whole lot of flavor into this well crafted IPA.

Photo of Andrew041180
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Arrived in a Tree House tulip glass with 1 finger of head. The beer is a beautiful orange-copper, with (and maybe this is in my head) a subtle tinge of green in it? A little hazy. The head is creamy and leaves inconsistent buy distinct lacing on the glass.

S - Wonderful aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Just the right strength. Maybe a tiny bit of bready malt.

T - Lives up the smell! Very complex with flavors weaving in and out. There is a light, rounded bitterness that compliments that pine and tropical citrus nature of the hop flavors. Little bit of bready of biscuit flavored malt.

M - Very nice. Juicy and refreshing. Medium-full body.

O - Another fantastic addition to the Tree House family of IPAs. Can't recommend this place enough. These beers stand up against the best of all the IPAs I've had.

Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2L growler, filled about 7 hours ago from the source, split amongst some people.

Pour is orange with some clarity. White/yellowish head retains as a thick, partial cap through most of the duration leaving bits of lace behind. Excellent fruity hops scent. Very nice citrus, mango, tropical fruits. Well-balanced with sweet malts.

The taste still has plenty of tropical fruit mango peach wonder with a good dose of earthy and grassy hops as well. Nice sugar cookie and biscuit malts very present but letting the hops shine. Mouthfeel is fine, lowish carbonation with a big creamy feel and low-medium bitterness. Average drinkability.

Really great tropical fruit flavors coming out of this one with a big malt balance. I kinda wish it was a touch less sweet/more bitter but pretty damn alright as it is.

Photo of phishfoolme
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A splendid IPA. Hop soda, but not overpowering. As an added bonus, it's much closer to me than VT.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my friend Ian for bringing this with him to NJ. 16 oz can split between him and I. We had the Sap right before this and we've moved on to the Green. Amber in color and so cloudy that you can't see your fingers on the other side. Aroma is awesome, the kind that keeps you going back to smell the beer more often than you actually drink it. Tons of pineapple, orange citrus, and tropical fruits. Medium bodied despite the somewhat strong ABV. So smooth, juicy, and delicious. A stellar IPA from Tree House!

Photo of Kraj30
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really great IPA... Tree House is so consistant..

Second time trying- wow... last can must have been old. This can was epic. best from TH I have had. So dank yet so fruity.. amazing stuff

Photo of Jarnol21
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptionally creamy with blasts of fruit notes. Ridiculously drinkable! I am so grateful to have had this sent to me it is phenomenal!

Photo of jbertsch
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I like this beer better than Julius and it's not close (and I like Julius).

Love the murky look (I know others knock that).

The aroma is off the hook. Pure pineapple. Some slightly sweet malty breadiness behind it.

Flavor follows suit with pineapple, melon, grapefruit, and a touch of onion on the extreme finish. The taste of onion or chive does become more prominent as you finish it but it's not a deterent.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth.

Just fantastic. Might be my favorite IPA right now.

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