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Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class
232 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,681
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
17.39%
 
 
Wants:
751
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440
For Trade:
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jaasen64 on 01-12-2013

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Reviews by donkeyrunner:
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.74/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of jow_42
5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Tblaisdell
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My Favorite beer.
Nothing here is out of line.
Beautiful golden orange in the glass. Dark, glowing, cloudy.
Nose and flavor are too exciting for words. Juicy, fruity, frothy deliciousness to the last drop. Thick and creamy.

I want this beer every day of the week. If it were readily available, I wouldn't need to ever drink anything else.

Green is perfection.

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
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!

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Photo of VetsPackage
5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Goblinmunkey7
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. Solid push of pineapple as well. Super tropical with a huge bitterness. Some lime and fresh-baked bread.

Taste: Bitterness 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. Some raw hop leaf with some aggressive pellet thrown in as well. Ever so slightly dank. A ton of orange and grapefruit flesh. Absolutely loaded with tropical hop. Obliterated and blended in to a hop smoothie. 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.

This beer is insane when it's fresh and drops off a bit after a few weeks but never falls apart. It's aggressive and assertive and pushes the boundary of acceptable hop flavor. With all that said, it's damn good and one of my favorites from Tree House.

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Photo of Guess2814
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | 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..

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at the brewery on day of canning; dated 10/14/15 and also "Eggs and Ham"; drank in a teku glass on 10/15/15; another amazing beer by Tree House!

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler of this from the brewery. Fantastic beer. I could drink it all day long. In fact - I did! Awesome hop profile: lots of piney, dank, fresh flavors. Tree House has really been killing it lately and this is no exception.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this can as part of a trade thanks to BA MVB1121. I've had Green once before, but it was about a year ago and I didn't take any notes, so I was happy to get another shot. Enjoyed on 12/19/15 out of a 16 oz tallboy that I'm pretty sure was canned on 11/26, if memory serves. Poured into a IPA-friendly Speigelau glass.

Appearance (4.25) - Like so many of Tree House's IPAs, this one radiates from the glass, with the healthy dose of particulate reflecting all the light. It's an inverse black hole. Green glows a bright orange marigold that serves to complement the vibrant lime green of the can. The body goes well beyond being simply cloudy and can only be described as turbid, with the marigold hue persisting throughout--no variance in the color whatsoever. The head is high and tight, growing to a massive four fingers of foam consisting of tons of creamy microbubbles that begin to expand and burst as I let it sit. After some time, the head has dissipated to massive swaths of lace on the sides of the glass and a persistent pillow of bubbles across the surface of the liquid.

Smell (4.5) - To be honest, it's hard not to compare this one to the other offerings from Tree House, but I don't think that's completely fair given how much of it boils down to personal preference. I will say this: it may be the name of the beer playing mind tricks on me, but there is definitely a fresh, green element to the nose like what you expect from wet-hopped beers. It goes beyond being just hoppy and into the realm of walking through a corridor of hop bines right after a light rain. The characteristic fruit notes are certainly present--orange zest and light pineapple--but they serve to partner with the fresh, almost vegetal undercurrent.

Taste (4.5) - It's a little difficult to dock this one on taste, because I'd pick it over probably 95% of the IPAs that I could easily go grab off the shelves right now. But I have to admit being a little let down that the wonderful impression of fresh hops that I perceived in the aroma aren't quite as present in the taste. Here, the primary players are the fruity pineapple and citrus zest, but it lacks the herbal complexity that I love so much about Julius. Still, there is a nice bit of baby green bitterness on the finish that reminds you that Green is, ultimately, still a beer and not fruit juice. As with the nose, the malt presence that I know is required to create a beer is non-existent--it's present in the same way a water cracker might be used to carry an overwhelmingly flavorful salami and sharp cheddar--you need the cracker, but all you taste is the meat and cheese.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Medium bodied and moderately carbonated in a way that presents a juicy mouthfeel that has a creamy twinge to it. Finish is dry.

Overall (4.5), another outstanding offering from Tree House and definitely one of the breweries has certainly earned its hype--especially on the hoppy beer front. I do wish that they could ramp up production and distribution to make it easier to get, but it's hard not to wonder if with that ramping up, do they lose part of what makes their beer so great. Unlike many IPAs, I've yet to drink any Tree House that was older than one month, and that kind of freshness will certainly have an influence on quality.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.64/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 18 Nov, received in trade with psweendogg. Thanks, Patrick!

As with all the Tree House beers I've had so far, this is hazy with a dense white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose also has the typical TH character - sweet and messy hop juice on a gritty, hop particulate heavy texture. Aromas of fruit - pineapple, pulpy peach and mango, are present. Malt character is minimal, though a sugary sweetness is present. The palate opens with a blend of sugary sweetness and plenty of hop flavor. Fruity pineapple, pulpy orange juice, pulpy peach juice, pulpy mango juice (you get the idea...) are all present. Sweet on the mid-palate with some honey and simple syrup, this beer finishes with a weird chlorophyll-like astringency that's rather unpleasant. Enjoyable fruity flavors are also present, though. Chewy, pulpy, gritty, this is a little disappointing on the palate. The high level of fine carbonation only amplifies the texture. Messy.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Lochnessmonster
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Rating it above Alter Ego, but below Julius. Green is another fantastically bright IPA from Tree House. I'm starting to see why people wait for hours in the freezing cold for their beers. Super juicy with plenty of pineapple up front and joy in the back. Cheers!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Served in a stemmed glass.

Hazy, cloudy yellow body with an orange hue, two finger white head, lots of lacing, good retention. Smells of tropical fruit, spices, oranges, a bit of grapefruit. Mild resin, nice mellow caramel. Flavour is moderately juicy tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, even a bit of pine, pale malt caramel sweetness, moderately bitter grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft, good carbonation, easy to drink, bitter but pleasantly so. Overall, a very good IPA from Treehouse that is one of their better beers overall.

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Photo of berto714
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For me, this blew Julius away and really sold me on Tree House. Great hazy, glowing yellow orange appearance. Nose is tropical fruits with a bit of pine. The taste that follows is just incredible. Juice tropical fruit, pineapple, and orange, followed by a bit of piney dankness and just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. And the creamy feel is just perfect for me. Will definitely seek this out again.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Looks like mango/pineapple juice in the glass. That killer signature TH look. Haze for days!
Smell - The aroma that comes out of the glass is unbelievable! A complete tropical juice bomb. Pineapples, mangos, tangerines, and limes with a slight dankness underneath all those glorious tropical fruits.
Taste - A heavenly hop assault on the palate. Insanely tropical, citrusy, herbaceous with some piney/pithy/rind bitterness on the back end.
Feel - Smooth, creamy and mouth coating. No clue where the 7.6% is.....

Overall - Completely blown away by this one. Ranks up there as one of my favorites....if not my favorite! Was a pleasure drinking this from start...to finish.

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Photo of BeeHoppy860
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice hops with a good blend of tropical flavors. Big foam on the head. Aroma hits you right in the face. Just a great ipa. Had this poured fresh from the brewery in a growler. Had a glass with fried onion rings with baked balls of chicken. Definitely an ipa I would recommend to any beer lover

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Photo of tectactoe
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Egoulet508
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Green delivers in every way possible, It's beers like this that are making beers like heady less relevant....

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Photo of cjn40277
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brent_ray
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just really a perfect beer. Great hazy orange color and smooth silky mouthfeel. Huge tropical and citrus notes. It has fresh herb (basil?) character that really makes it stand out. Taste follows pretty much identical to the nose. Perfect in every way.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.