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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 120
Hads: 940
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 419
Gots: 192 | FT: 10
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 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 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 Huhzubendah
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. Thanks Darrell! Happy Thanksgiving.

Hazy yellowish peach body with a soapy, white head. Melon, pineapple, tart citrus, floral notes. Cantaloupe and juicy oranges. Hop forward and light bodied. A lovely offering from an outstanding brewery.

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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 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 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 GreesyFizeek
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can shared by Curran today.

This one pours a turbid, chunky looking vivid orange, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like orange juice, peach, melon, grapefruit, and some fresh cut grass.

This is a super intense, hop-forward beer. It feels like I'm drinking straight hops, right off the vine. It's got a fairly thick taste to it, almost feels like hop particulates are still in the beer. Huge amounts of orange, pineapple, melon, and grapefruit, with super bitter pine and freshly mowed grass. No malt character at all. I love Galaxy hops.

This is fairly thick bodied for an IPA, super turbid mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation.

This beer is definitely super green. It's also super tasty, and one of the best IPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Turbid as hell. I can smell this from accross the room. Pineapple juice. Spicy, grassy, dank and bursting with tropical fruit. Papaya, pineapple and mangoes. Some underlying citrus rind bitterness. Dry finish. Awesome.

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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 dar482
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(Update, 10/9/15)
The beer comes in a hazy deep gold, pale amber color. Completely hazy. A sexy beer.

The aroma is orange sorbet for days, pineapple, hints of Juicy Fruit, passionfruit, dough malt, orange zest, bright pine air freshener.

The flavor follows with as described, tangerine, orange sorbet, citrus candy, pineapple, yellow grapefruit. Waves of doughy malts and a creamy mouthfeel. Then onto an herbaceous bitterness, green vegetables of escarole and kale.

Up there with In Perpetuity as the Best Tree House IPA, and possibly the best IPA ever.

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.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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Photo of cbutova
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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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 Stevedore
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
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 notchucknorris
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a ridiculously hazy pale golden color with a one finger bone white head. Tons of lace pasted on the glass with each sip.

S: Like a crushed up citrus peel smoothie. Pink grapefruit, tangerine pith, orange, starfruit and maybe a light bit of green papaya.

T: This is pretty great. Lots of citrus while never getting too sweet at all. Green papaya, orange, tangerine and grapefruit pith, a smooth pink grapefruit middle and a finish that leaves just a kiss of bitterness. A very delicious IPA. Digging it.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a gorgeous hazy orange color, good lacing on the glass. Smell is earthy, dank and juicy. Bursts with juicy flavor, dank hops come through perfectly. Smooth mouthfeel. Amazing every time I'm able to get this one

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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 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 Flounder57
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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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 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 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 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 ArkyVaughan
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can dated August 13, 2015. This one is so good - one of my favorites from Tree House. So juicy, with an incredible hop profile. This may be better than Julius.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.