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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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119 Reviews
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Reviews: 119
Hads: 933
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 417
Gots: 189 | 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 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 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 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 TomBeaudoinNYR
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Sept. 13 dated 750ml growler poured into a Tree House tulip.

Appearance: Pineapple juice golden. Small, fast diminishing snowy white head.

Smell: Made-from-scratch bread dough; lemon-lime, hints of tangerine.

Taste: Citrusy, doughy goodness. Tangerine and and a sharp, but comforting bitterness equally attack the palate. Pure un-squeezed orange juice on the back end, along with a convenient lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Perfect amount of carbonation. Highly down-able, but fragile enough to sip.

Overall: Only my second time to Tree House --in two weeks. Being an hour and twenty away, the brews & atmosphere are insanely worth it. The four brews I've had all live up to the already-set high expectations. A beautiful, elegant American IPA.

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Photo of mirish72
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of 311bulldog
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler fill at the brewery.

Appearance - hazy, golden orange with some brown hues.

Smell - tropical fruit, lemon/lime and grass.

Taste - pine and lemon/lime/citrus hoppy

Feel - perfect carbonation

Overall - I feel blessed to visit Tree House regularly over the past 2 years. Green is one of my favorites without question. Very different than Julius, Alter Ego and some of their other IPA's, but hangs with any of them.

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

Poured from a 750ml into a tulip glass

A - The beers pours a very hazy gold with a solid inch head that lasts for a minute or so. The lacing left behind is think and covers the whole glass and lasts for a long time as well.

S - Holy fruit punch literally, this beer has a huge nose with pineapple, mango almost a candy like sweetness to it.

T - The flavors explode on the palate, all those different fruits are dancing on the tongue, pineapple, mango, kiwi with a slight bitterness at the back of the tongue.

M - Very smooth with almost a mild bitterness, the aftertastes lingers nicely, you can still taste this beer minutes after your last sip.

O - Overall the beer is as fruity hop forward ipa as the come, if you like your ipa's to be heavy on the tropical fruits and I mean heavy then this ipa is for you cause it's sure for me.

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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 Andrew041180
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Omnium
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler straight from the brewery consumed 10-19-13, and other bottle consumed 10-25-13
Growler > Tree House Tulip

A - Pours a hazy gold with a slight orange tint 1.5 finger of white head, medium lacing.
S - Aroma is outstanding, orange, big lemon and lime juice aroma, pineapple, dank pine, biscuity and some slight caramel malt. Just lush juicy citrus and tropical fruits.
T - Massive citrus, lemon and lime juice and zest, orange juice, pineapple, mango, papaya caramel then transforms to biscuity malt. At the end you get a nice crisp dank pine bitterness, a slight oniony aftertaste, a touch of pepper.
M - Clean, crisp, bright and refreshing, not too bitter, a slight warmth.
O - This is hands down one of the best IPA's I've ever had, better than Heady, and Pliny for sure, the lemon and line in this beer is just exploding, its so delicious.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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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 CJRubes
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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