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Green - Tree House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

187 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 187
Hads: 1,329
Avg: 4.58
pDev: 17.69%
Wants: 572
Gots: 316 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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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Reviews: 187 | Hads: 1,329
Photo of ThorSigurdsson
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After having tried Alter Ego I decided to give this a shot. Price was high but not much different from other stuff brought down to NY from VT. Perhaps my palate was already weary by thw time I tried it, but I didnt get all the notes everyone seems to be talking about. Def above average beer, but 100, not to me it wasn't. I'd give it a 90.

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Photo of tconlon69
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say. This beer is the real deal. I am fortunate enough to have had the best east coast IPAs ( Heady, Focal, Sunshine, Session 2, G Bot, Lunch) and this is my absolute favorite. It was fairly easy to get as well. I drove to the brewery this evening, they where open 12 to 6 for cans only. I arrived at 5:15 and had a line of about 15 or so. Very well organized, moved quickly. 8 can limit on Julius and Green, so I grabbed the max. $60 for 16 is a steal for this quality. Color is freaky awesome orange haze, nice thick white head. Smell is super pineapple and citrus smell. Taste is even more intense if pineapple and citrus. Nice sweet malty taste, a thick and rich finish. Each taste gets better. Thank you Tree House! Amazing beer. You have another loyal customer!

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Photo of Hopislovehopislife
4.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is really TH meets west coast style IPA. The nose was way piney and resinous. Super Dank, super hoppy, pretty bitter and creamy mouth feel. I'm slightly biased because I'm not the biggest fan of the bitter finishing IPAs but a very good beer.

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Photo of Cwaks
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a fresh can into a tulip glass.

Look - The very nice gold haze, with the orange hue.

Smell - It has that nice IPA smell with bits of citrus.

Taste - You get a crisp hop taste backed by some delightful citrus. Got a bit of grapefruit and pineapple. I really love the balance.

Feel - Good carbonation and you get the a hoppy taste across your mouth.

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Photo of BillErickson
4.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - a nice rich, bright orange-y color, with a medium head that lasts a little bit longer than most. The lacing seems to be everlasting.

Smell - Citrus, pineapple, mango. I've said this before, Tree House brews have a very distinct and pleasant scent to them.

Taste - one of my favorites from Tree House. Nicely balanced and smoooooooth! An initial pop of piney hops, followed by orange and pineapple, with a nice swish of maltiness at the end, which I'm a sucker for. Now that I'm finishing this can, I'm noticing some grapefruit as an aftertaste as well.

Feel - medium body and carbonation which is perfect for this beer (Tree House nails the mouth feel with all their IPA's).

Overall - this is a home run for me. The extra little bit of malt really balances this one out. I have nothing negative to say about this beer... other than I wish I had a lot more.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a great beer. Those NE hops are the real deal. This pours a super hazy golden color and the nose is absolutely incredible. This drinks super juicy with very little bitterness.

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Photo of brewskis
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very turbid honey golden orange color with two fingers of an off-white head. Looks like grapefruit juice. One of the best looking beers I've seen.

Aroma is insane. Get lots of juicy fruit gum (sounds crazy but that's the best I can describe it), orange sorbet, tangerine, peach, pineapple, and mango. The name lends itself well, as I get a good amount of herbaceous dankness and green herbal hop notes as well.

Tastes starts juicy as hell, as I get overly ripe mango and pineapple with an undercurrent of that dankness. Once again very reminiscent of juicy fruit gum. Middle layers on top of the juicy tropical notes orange sorbet, tangerine, and some sweet grapefruit. The finish is semi-dry, but leaves a good amount of lingering juicy fruit sweetness. Still getting the orange sorbet, pineapple, and mango long into the finish. There's some soft orange peel/dank and green bitterness too.

Medium body. Smooth carbonation. A very pillowy and soft mouthfeel. Relatively clean finish.

This is yet another outstanding IPA from the guys over at Tree House. I think I may prefer this one over Julius because of the green hop (dank, herbal) quality it provides in addition to the juicy fruits. A mind-blowing experience drinking this one.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a Grrrz teku.

Pours a cloudy, almost muddy grapefruit. Powdery white, 1.5 finger head with excellent retention. Lacing is layered and thick with great stick. The unfiltered IPA looking is really growing on me.

Nose is a bouquet of fresh cut grass, citrus, pineapple and kiwi. Big malt presence with an even bigger fruit component. Excellent and fantastically aromatic.

Opens pineapple, grass and a light resiny, sappy presence. Orange juice and tangerine in the middle mixed with pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors. Juicy towards the end with a pungent, aromatic tropical fruit hop bitterness that finishes dry, filmy and sappy. Lightly hop forward aftertaste with plenty of citrus and pineapple. Fantastic!

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and quenching in the mouth and goes down juicy and messy. Finishes dry with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. So drinkable!

Between this and Julius, its not even fair, the quality of IPAs that Tree House is putting out. Unbelievably good.

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Photo of Mciocca
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big tropical flavors against a light colored, hazy body. The malt flavor is light and almost non-existent, allowing the hop character to really shine. Feel is great for the style.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.49/5  rDev -2%
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 woosterbill
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Week-old can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Thanks Matt!

A: Cloudy orange body under two fingers of dense off-white foam. Good retention and clingy lace. Excellent.

S: Luscious hop extravaganza. Dankly herbaceous and brightly tropical at the same time. Wave after wave of hops, with each inhalation bringing a new aroma. Splendid.

T: Follows the nose, with a beautiful balance of fruitiness (pineapple, mango, grapefruit) and dankness (more straight hop-leaf than pine). The hops carry right through the mid-palate, and the finish is fruity, mildly bitter, and just a hint chalky - the beer's only flaw. Incredibly delicious.

M: Soft carbonation, medium body, and lots of resinous stickiness. Intense, and great.

O: Definitely up there with my favorite IPAs. I think I prefer Julius and Alter Ego, but I'd have to have them all side-by-side to be sure.

Cheers!

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Photo of jjdukes
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Typical beautiful hazy Tree House appearance with fruit under tones but also with a pine taste which separates this one from Julius/KJ and some other TH beers. A very solid staple TH beer. Overall terrific.

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Photo of Mikefriedman90
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a very hazy golden color with medium head. Can taste the tangerine and orange notes clearly. Extremely drinkable. Scored this one in a trade. Perfect Christmas beer!

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Photo of berto714
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
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 TomMorris
4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't have any new information to contribute to this beer. Green tastes like every tropical and citrus fruit imaginable blended into a magnificent sorbet and garnished with dank. It's pretty difficult to beat.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pale orange in color, dense haze, tons of lacing, and a three finger tall fluffy/pillowy head.

Aroma- Intense aroma of citrus, sweet oranges, pineapple, and biscuit malts.

Taste- Follows the nose closely with sweet oranges and juicy citrus upfront which comes with a soft mouthfeel. Towards the middle pineapple shows up and adds a hit of acidic bitterness, but that quickly fades back to the soft juicy flavors and feel along with a mildy bready malt that helps balance the sweetness.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft, minimal bitterness, and super easy to to drink.

Overall- An incredibly unique ipa with an amazing amount of hop flavor and good balance from a bready malt. Wish there was a little more balance with the fruity hops such as more bitterness, but thats really nit picking. For me this actually fits the bill of the juicy NE style ipa more than Julius. All around an excellent ipa, a unique ipa, and while not the end all be all of ipas (as hype has it for NE ipas) its well worth seeking out.

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Photo of jjdc
4.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a treat all around. Juicy, tropical nose. Thick like a smoothie in the glass. Flavor just explodes with orange, mango and other tropical fruit notes. No question, this is one of the best IPAs I've had.

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Photo of mothman
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Complete opposite of Julius. Hazy orange color.

This one is earthy and green. A little bit of hop resin. Bitter and sticky.

Medium bodied.

Not in love with this one but it's solid,

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Photo of Dopen993
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 16oz can into tulip.

Hazy hazy hazy, yellow orange. More orange than yellow. 1 inch of head.
Lots of tropical fruit and orange notes right off the bat, little bit of pine and earthiness.
Taste follows the smell, but a bit more citrus than tropical. Sweet juicy finish.
Nice medium body with light carbonation. Finishes super smooth.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a phenomenal beer! First it was Julius, Haze, Alter Ego.. then this. Pours beautiful hazy gold with a nice solid white head. Tropic fruit with prominent mango at the nose with perhaps some light honey, dank grass, and lemon zest in the backdrop. Amazingly balanced. The flavors bang out juicy citrus which I love to discover in any IPA or DIPAs - pineapple, mango, grapefruit, the whole shebang along with some mild bitterness. Additionally, there was that surprise caramel element to it. Very clean beer here and medium to thick mouthfeel which is amazing for the style. Just to show that there is more to the beer industry than Heady or others that just drive us mad into the hype sucking marketing machine. Beautiful beer and one I will definitely seek any day and any time.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a super cloudy almost pineapple juice. Aroma is super juicy citrus. Flavor is citrus with a bit of pine. This is a super juicy IPA. Has a slightly bitter citrus peel aftertaste but really smooth and pleasant. Overall this is an incredible IPA.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | 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 steveAbomb
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

can picked up today. I opened and poured into a tree house tulip. The first thing that hits is a juicy smell, but when I'm done filling the glass there's an amazing sticky dankness that frankly made me start salivating. There's a cannabis (the good stuff) scent as well. Color is hazy light orange/maple wood color, nice head but not overwhelming. taste is mango papaya goodness with a creamy mouthfeel and piney bitter goodness in the aftertaste. I feel the beer's finish working through my palate, and adding a tingly weed-like awesomeness to my sinuses while my tongue has a luscious coating of green goodness picking up sweet sticky flavors on the finish. It's pretty damn complex and delicious. Wow.

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Photo of thorkelson
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy. Woah. Wow. Unbelievable galaxy flavor being brought on in this beer. Done so well. Everything an IPA should be. I now understand the treehouse hype. Will be trading for more of their beers very soon.

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Photo of themind
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would buy this, store this, seek this beer out! what a fantastic beer from these guys. Drinkable, hoppy, just flat out amazing with no weird aftertaste. Top ten all time beer for me thus far.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.