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Green | Tree House Brewing Company

225 Reviews
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jaasen64 on 01-12-2013

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Reviews: 225 | Ratings: 1,625
Photo of shmorf
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Recently tasted a few BA Scored 100 IPA's after a couple trades and this is the winner for me of the bunch. The look of this beer is not that great, kind of a murky brownish/orange-ish liquid with a nice white head that leaves a ton of lacing. The smell is very good for an IPA. Nothing outstanding but you can tell from the nose you are about to drink an IPA. The flavor is outstanding! great orange sherbet, pineapple, orange juice bomb with a slight bitterness. the mouthfeel is very good as the beer is a little light on carbonation. Definitely feel that light carb adds to the flavor profile.

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Photo of PCole
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz can dated 1/5/16 poured into Teku glass on 1/14/16.

Look: Pours identical to orange juice. One finger of small, tight white-yelllow bubbles with sparse larger bubbles towards the center of the glass. Excellent head retention and lacing. Uncanny ability to rouse a thick, luscious head with agitation no matter how long it's been sitting in the glass. Seriously. Give it a try.

Smell: Pine, papaya, mango, guava, citrus.

Taste: Citrus initially. Tangerine, orange, clementine. Distinctly un-grapefruit-like, which is a nice change from what seems to be a growing trend amongst other similar offerings. Followed strongly by pine which lingers between sips.

Feel: Moderate-low carbonation. Surprisingly thick and creamy mouthfeel initially, but finishes dry and crisp.

Overall: Another fantastic offering from Tree House. Drinkability is fantastic, 7.5% is hidden well. Enjoyed thoroughly the balance of pine vs. fruit.

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Photo of Whimpers
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a super hazy opaque orange yellow. Smell is super juicy hops with a powerful mixture of citrus fruit, and a touch of melon. Mouthfeel is impressively full while drinking juicy and smooth.

Taste is pure hop art. Lots of punch from the hops with many layers of flavors. Super citrus bitterness...however it's accompanied with a juicy melon flavor. The intense hop flavor lingers on the tounge.

One of the best beers I've ever had and my favorite I've had thus far from treehouse. It's truly a wonderfull IPA and a true experience of a beer.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely incredible beer. I've only had Haze and Green from TH, but I have to say that this is one of the best beers I've ever had. Certainly the best IPA.

L: Hazy, but bright with color. Medium head with good lacing and white in color.
S: Fresh squeezed orange juice, quava, mango, ecstacy. I want to smell it as much as I want to drink it.
T: Delicious, fruity, sharp, a hint of spice. Unlike any other beer I've had before.
F: Strong body that stands up to the exotic aroma and flavors.
O: Possibly my favorite beer to date. Anxious to get my hands on more from TH.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 12-1-15 and poured into my Goose Island nonic pint.

A- Pours just like the other Tree House beers I have had so far, extremely hazy and almost looking like juice in the glass. A sizeable, 3-4 finger head forms and retains for days with amazing lacing. It quite literally looks like a glass of poured, carbonated orange juice in my glass.

S- Even in the can just over a month, the big, juicy, citrus hops still hit the nose with a vengeance. Fairly prominent are orange and other citrus notes, as well as the tangerine mentioned on the can. The back end of the scent is a tad bit more piney than the front end, but the citrus and bright tones still outweigh the pine and cedar notes.

T- The first flavor to hit the tongue is a melange of citrus fruit and moderate bitterness from the hops. Right after the initial hop bite, the citrus fruit flavor profile kicks in a little stronger and displays a light orange and tangerine flavor to accompany a mild bitterness. The back end of the drink is much more resinous and pine-forward in its bitterness. These same, late-drink flavors are the lingering notes on the tongue.

M- Just as the look follows the trend of other Tree House beers, the feel is much the same as well. The body is a tad thin, but not terribly so, and the carbonation level is slightly on the low end of the spectrum for an IPA. It drinks incredibly smooth and is very easy going down.

Overall, this is my second favorite Tree House can to Julius. The addition of the slightly more bitter and piney Galaxy hop is a good addition that brings a little more traditional IPA bitterness to the drink. In the end, another solid Massachusetts offering.

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Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can.

L: This IPA pours a bright, cloudy-cannot see through this beer, orange juice w/one finger of white head the dissipates moderately.

S: Nose is definitely unique with tangerine, mango, oranges, citrus fruits.

T: Fantastic; tangerine, mango, grapefruit, malty sweetness comes through with a nice tart finish. Extremely well balanced.

F: Smooth, good carbonation.

O: This is a great IPA. Very unique, delicious beer. Extremely well balanced a highly drinkable. Love this beer!

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the 12/22/15 batches of Julius, Haze, Green this Xmas break. WOW! Julius edged both a bit. Haze and Green on the same level IMO. Thick and juicy. Great head. Balanced. Amazing beer!

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy golden color, not much to look at but who cares. Its just so damn tasty. Tree House makes some stellar brews and this is right up there with their best. Nice aroma and fruity - juicy flavor. Super smooth and easy to drink. I could slam these all day if they were easier to get. Fantastic beer. Cheers

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Photo of BltByKrmn
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 1/5/16 poured into a teku.

Absolutely excellent, the delicate dankness with this one gives it another dimension that some of the other TH beers could use.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler of this from the brewery. Fantastic beer. I could drink it all day long. In fact - I did! Awesome hop profile: lots of piney, dank, fresh flavors. Tree House has really been killing it lately and this is no exception.

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Photo of aleigator
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a completely clouded grapefruit juice color with a big, spongy head. Actually, this beer looks pretty neat in its own, headstrong, dirty way.

On the nose, a blend of resin and prickly lemon pulp creates the foundation of the aromas in this. An oat sweetness, together with a bready malt appeal provides a subtle, but well integrated balance, maintaining the focus almost entirely on the hops. Fruity lemon zest settles on top of this, blending into sweeter, not yet ripe, exotic fruits.

While not being too vivid on the carbonation, the mouthfeel completely soothes out any possible harshness from the profound hops, establishing an astonishing softness on the tongue, which tends to turn almost creamy during the finish.

Tastes of a soft aqueous quality up front, already establishing the beers gorgeous mouthfeel, with juicy lime cutting through in a very refreshing, playful way, allowing the flavor foundation to unfold its silkiness peaceable. Citrus blends into fruity, sweet sorbet, somewhere between woodruff jello, ripe orange and fresh cut grass in a cloudburst. Finishes with its already mentioned, yet defining, soft mouthfeel, mellowing all other flavors of the beer down to a minimum, only to invite a water melon accompanied hop dryness to the tongue, which lasts for decades.

Doubtlessly this beer is green. That is due to its unique sorbet-like middle part, as for its initial lime dryness and late grass dankness. These three flavors create a highly enjoyable synergy, guided by the world class mouthfeel in this, opening up the term softness to a whole new level. The more the beer warms up, the more obvious becomes its uncompromising hop onslaught, getting balanced by the beers smoothness instead of creating a malty backbone, preventing a hindering, hop decreasing sweetness.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.17/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably the ugliest IPA I have seen in a while. Murky orangish, greenish, brown with a dense white head. Aroma is intense hop presence of tangerines, lemons, and pale malts. Really impressive smell. Flavor starts of as strait fruit juice come at you in waves of orange rind, grapefruit, and some dank, grassy flavors. The finish though is somewhat off for me. Some astringency is there or possibly even some burnt notes that comes in about 10 sec after each sip. Body is creamy for the style, but I can dig it.
Overall, I wanted to love it, but ended up really liking it. Really appreciate the uniqueness of this one though.

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can, from the brewery.

Pours a super hazed-out orange beige hue, nice looking head and lacing. Smells of clementines, stone fruit, honey dew, & pineapple skin. Pungent hop flavor, ample bitterness. Ripe kiwi, fresh cut grass, orange rind, faint green peppercorn, & subtle pine on the palate. Not sure if you can pack anymore hop flavor into this beer. Love the pushing of the boundaries here, glad to see that the brewer's intention gives us a reason of why it looks the way it does. Cheers to that. Instant hop fix, drinkable for only the hardest of hopheads. A lot of fun knocking this one back, kiss of alcohol in the finish helps keep the hops in check a bit.

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Photo of ThorSigurdsson
4/5  rDev -13%
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 +8.7%
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 -10.2%
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 +0.7%
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 +8.5%
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 -0.9%
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%
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 -0.7%
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 -3.3%
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 -2.4%
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 +3.7%
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.


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Photo of jjdukes
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
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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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.