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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 712
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 5.86%
Wants: 290
Gots: 104 | FT: 5
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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 calitrie1486
3.85/5  rDev -16.5%
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 (273 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -14.3%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.02/5  rDev -12.8%
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. (1,027 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
4.04/5  rDev -12.4%
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. (1,075 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (380 characters)

Photo of nickshep7
4.08/5  rDev -11.5%
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. (328 characters)

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (462 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%

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. (1,388 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (725 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (413 characters)

Photo of Tommo
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
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 (207 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
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! (3,924 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (650 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (392 characters)

Photo of scotorum
4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (991 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow orange color with no vision of anything

Smell: Juicy hop aroma. Tropical, citrus, lemon, herbal, pungent, grassy, and floral hops followed by caramel, toasted, and bready malts.

Taste: As good as it smells. Balanced and mild bitterness in the rear. Really juicy and delicious hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and mild tingly bitterness.

Overall: Nice juicy hop bomb. Might not look to pleasing due to bring somewhat hazy, but don't be misled by the view. Tasty and delicious. (682 characters)

Photo of jooler
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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 (307 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (538 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (803 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
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! (514 characters)

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.47/5  rDev -3%
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. (504 characters)

Photo of Pete_IV
4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy hazy orange yellow. Smells like citrusy hops, orange grapefruit? Taste is a citrus explosion getting strong orange flavors and grapefruit/peel bitterness. Hop residue and bitterness sits around in the mouth for a while. Nice slight carbonation. (259 characters)

Photo of anteatr23
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy bright orange with a one finger head. Smells of delicious citrus and juice with some pine. Taste is orange fruity and bitter. Very crisp. Finish is dry and peppery. This is really an exceptional IPA. Easy to drink, and wonderful color, smell, and flavor. The only thing working against it is the fact that Julius will also almost certainly be available at the same time. But this beer is so good that it deserves to be sought after on its own. (464 characters)

Photo of lupercmda
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque orangish tropical fruit looking. Wonderful citrus nose. Taste of tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple which moves into a bitter finish a the end. Smooth mouth feel. Another good Tree House offering (209 characters)

Photo of Sandalwood
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (299 characters)

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