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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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119 Reviews
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Reviews: 119
Hads: 930
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 413
Gots: 186 | FT: 11
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 calitrie1486
3.85/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wasn't impressed with this beer, which is shocking bc I love every other beer I had from tree house (sap, JULIUS, c14, c15, lights on). Also heard so much about it and justt was disapponted. Thought It was thin on flavor and bite and a lil more of a watery taste at the end

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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 ThickNStout
4.02/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can from Steve000 (thanks man). No canning info. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep, opaque orange amber with almost two fingers of white froth on top. The head gradually fades to a surface haze and a thick ring around the edge that leaves copious lace. It's a hazy mess with glorious lace.

Aromas are incredibly juicy. Orange juice, peach, pineapple and an almost honey-like sweetness.

Flavors are danker than the nose forecasted. Over ripe orange, peach purée, faint garlic, hints of pine, mild bready malt and traces of alcohol. This is a smooth, easy drinking IPA with a great blend of hop flavors.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter notes in the finish with a good bit of citrus pulp and slightly tropical with some dank hops creeping in.

Green is the second tasty IPA offering I've had from Tree House and it seems to be a style they do well. This comes from the school of IPAs that understands flavor is more important than appearance. Green is some good stuff that I'd happily drink again.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler filled at the brewery earlier today and poured into Tree House glass.

A- Pours a slightly golden hazy brown with about a quarter finger of white frothy head that recedes fairly fast leaving some light lacing. Not too much carbonation.

S- Nice floral presence with green hops balanced nicely with a light matly backbone. Notes of pine, slight sap, light citrus, a bit of pineapple, and light sweet malts. Nice pleasant aroma that has a decent aroma strength.

T- Fairly floral presence of green hops mixed with pineapple, light tangerine, sappy pine, finishes fairly bitter with a nice lingering hop presence. Nicely balanced.

M- Medium bodied, very drinkable, fairly low carbonation.

O- This was a nice IPA that had a fairly strong floral presence to it. It definitely wasn't my favorite IPA and I liked Eureka considerably more, but I think Tree House definitely achieved what they were trying to go for. The thing I liked the most in this beer was the balance- the hops and malts blended very well to provide an interesting and fairly tasty IPA.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dated 10/14/2015.

L - Pour reveals a muddy, burnt orange appearance with moderate head and lacing.

S - Smells strongly of citrus fruit. Grapefruit specifically. Nice.

T- Taste follows the nose. Big time grapefruit. Bitter. Really bitter. Reminds me a lot of a west coast IIPA. If you like hops, these will melt your face. Not overly balanced which is my one complaint. Alcohol is present too.

F- A sipper due to the hops and alcohol, which even at only 7.6%, is present.

O - A good IIPA. If you're a hop head, you'll probably very much enjoy. For me, it's a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of nickshep7
4.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - hazy, orange opaque body, 1 finger sticky head
S - danky tropical hops; reminds me a bit of a refined Deviant Dales.
T - similar to the smell; nice hop bite
M - great mouthfeel; hop bite; carbonation; smooth
Overall - solid, really solid. Not sure if I'd wait in line for hours for it but a great brew to try for hop heads.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In talking to many of the Tree House faithful, Green gets mentioned in the "favorite beer" conversation quite often, edging out even Julius on multiple occasions.

My experience, however, spanning three batches over 2015, points to a different beer, one that lands in the "good" but not quite "great" category, with something missing in the ingredients to elevate it to an elite beer status.

The good news is that Green has become my beer to share with others.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes as I received a growler of this from BPK59. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours an orange hazy hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave a soapy blanket with nice lacing and halo.

S - Dank citrus pops out of this along with nice wet hops and light tropical mango/pineapple. Light malty sweetness and pine resin as well.

T - Bitter hop oils and resins. Lots of the tropical fruits are gone sadly but replaced by a bitter pine forest. Nicely done but a bit deceiving.

M - Mouthfeel is solid. Nice, oily pine bitter finish with nice carbonation. Well done.

O - Overall this was a delicious fresh IPA. Wish the tropical hops were on the flavour instead of just the nose but still, enjoyable.

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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 vfgccp
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned Oct 28th 2015, opened Nov 14th 2015

A - Deep opaque pear juice body. Yellowed paper head pours a finger high. Outstanding lace and great retention.

S - Deep, musky green plant nose. Maple, green leaves, aloe, fresh honey wholegrain bread, and a touch of wet moss and bright spearmint.

T - Surprisingly dough-forward profile with orange juice, coriander, touch of spearmint, edge of sea salt, plant stems, a little honey, and cardamom.

M - Smooth, medium body.

O - Deep and musty. An excellent accessible DIPA.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of beerturf
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L:pours like a classic treehouse ipa cloudy small bubbles
S:citrus like hops punch you in the face and leave you drewling for a taste
T:right off the bat citrus, as it moves towards the back of your mouth a dark pungent fragrant orange taste
F:very nice smooth ipa bubbles like i said are small so carbonation only adds to taste
O:well balance ipa this brewery is making some of the best beer in the world... cheers!

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

Consumed 11/18/15

A: Among the cloudiest IPAs I have ever seen (seems to be a trademark with Tree House) - hazy and cloudy... high turbidity, to put it scientifically - golden orange in color, more or less looks like an extra pulpy orange juice - pours with a medium white head that fades to a small, creamy white cap - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Massively juicy and leafy - big, bright citrus notes, with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit flesh and oily pith - tropical notes, mango and fresh pineapple - big amount of herbal, leafy, and spicy hops as well - prickly and sappy pine, mint, and a touch of green onions, maybe chives - hints of white wine - resinous - floral and spicy, definite Australian hops (a touch of Ella, perhaps?) - lightly sweet and doughy malts

T: Borderline punishing, which is truly impressive - this is a hop puree - juicy, leafy, floral, and spicy - juicy and fleshy orange and grapefruit - citrus zest and rind in abundance - tropical as well, with pineapple, mango, and passion fruit - white wine - leafy, herbal, dank, and spicy - loads of sticky pine, mint, and some green onions - yup, fruits and vegetables - malts have a moderate amount of sweetness, with some light bread and bread dough, maybe a touch of honey - some light dryness in the finish

M: Medium body, very smooth, fuzzy, and creamy (again, it's a hop puree), lightly sticky, but there is some dryness - low carbonation

O: It ain't easy

This beer is insane. I've reviewed over 1000 beers on this site, and I'm struggling to make sense of Green. I should also note that this is my second can. The amount of hops involved in the creation of this beer must be truly astronomical. This should be absolute chaos, but it somehow works. It's not my favorite from Tree House, but it's beyond memorable. I may have more to say after can #3.

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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 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 bmurphy13
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 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 Rizzy17
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled on 10/03/15 into a tulip.

A: Deep hazy orange . White bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Leaves some lace on the glass.
S: Tropical fruits.
T: Straight up in your face tropical fruits. Very juicy. Fades into slight grassy bitterness, but hardly any of that at all.
F: Very full mouthfeel. Very nice. Adds to the juiciness.
O: I love this beer. So juicy and incredibly drinkable.

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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 jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
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 gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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

Call me impressionable, but I was expecting this to taste and smell greener.

It's fruity, smooth, and mild. Does not betray it relatively high ABV.

Smells lightly peaty with large nodes of tangerine. Tastes bready and yeasty up front, juicy tropical fruits in the back. Very nice, but not noticeably nicer than tropical-hopped beers being produced by a dozen other brewers in the state.

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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 scotorum
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle filled at the brewery yesterday.

a: Hazy orange with an inch tall white head which receded to uneven surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate citrus, leaning towards orange.

t: A nice citrus flavor, moderate hop bite lingers slightly on the sides of the tongue. Sweet/tart orangy aftertaste. As it warms, and/or as I get towards the bottom of the bottle, I get a few pretty strong grassy notes that remind of Heady Topper. No kidding! But they don't linger and persist as much as Heady's do.

m: Medium to full. "Chewy" comes to mind. Body to burn, Smooth.

o: The nice fellow who filled the growler said he prefers this over Julius. I have been to Tree House twice now when Julius was supposed to be available, but because I was there on Saturday afternoons it was out both times. This was worth the trip and the money I spent though, and it's the third excellent non-Julius TH brew I have tried out of three. Great to be able to get top quality fresh in my general area.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.