Curiosity One - Tree House Brewing Company

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Curiosity One
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89
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: jlindros on 03-07-2013)
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from a 64 oz growler into a Tree House tulip. Date: March 23, 2013.

A - Pours a nice cloudy amber/orange body. A fingers worth of off-white foam with super sticky lacing with really awesome retention. Looks phenomenal.

S - Juicy grapefruit and peaches, pine, and some light cracker malt. Really nice balance of aromas.

T - Bitter and juicy grapefruit juice with some pine and a light biscuit malt backbone. Aftertaste is citrusy and tropical. Tasty stuff with a nice balance of hops to malt. Medium bodied and lightly creamy.

O - A very fresh example of a good pale ale, although it could be said that this is IPA territory given the level of bitterness. I'm really impressed with all the stuff that Tree House has been putting out.

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First THB glass pours with a 1/4" white head, over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head promptly recedes to a skim, thicker around the rim, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is yeasty citrus.

Taste is dominated by moderate citrus, from beginning to end. Sweetness is also present at the start, and bitterness helps at the close, but it is the citrus on show, and a nice one it is. Mouthfeel is smooth with a touch of prickly, and drinkability is easy. Be curious with this one, you will be back looking for it again.

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL growler poured into a pint glass

A pale yellow color with an orange core through the middle of the glass. A fluffy bone white cap had some good staying power and left sip marks coating the glass.

Bright pine and grapefruit on the nose with some lighter tropical fruit notes underneath. Clean malt bill lends soft biscuits.

A nice imbalance here. Just heavy enough on the hops to make them jump, but not overpowering the delicate malt bill. Grapefruit and pine up front with soft malt through the middle before a mild piney, grapefruit bitterness. A touch of sweet tropical fruit pokes through ever so slightly in the finish.

Light bodied and smooth. Even carbonation. Very easy drinking.

These lower abv, big flavor APA's are popping up here and there. Simple, yet delicate malt bill with a good punch of hops without overdoing it. Well crafted APA.

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"The first in what we intend to be a long line of beers exploring ideas and uniting flavors in new and interesting ways. This beer features just two hop varieties - Centennial and Simcoe - which were used to excess both late in the boil and during the cold-hopping process. The inclusion of Flaked Oats rounds out this well-rounded pale yellow ale with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Pale, hoppy bliss. "

Pours a huge fluffy bubbly 2 finger head that is somewhat forced as the beer streams down the side of the glass and forms a film between the pour and the side of the glass, fades semi slowly with tons of soapy lacing, murky pale wheat orange colored beer.

Nose is plenty of fresh hops, and explodes out of the growler. Light musty resinous hops, again fresh tropical fruit similar to the Julius but a little lighter overall, nice mango and papaya, and a little melon even, overall pretty juicy fruit with just a hint of grapefruit and citrus. Faintest hint of fluffy malt.

Taste starts with the tropical fruit again, right off the bat some mango, melon and melon rind, papaya, light musty resin but no passion fruit and very little citrus, although a little grapefruit pith. The bitterness comes as an interesting rind like bitterness more than anything, although fairly light initially. There is also a light fluffy malt and little creaminess that helps build up the juicy overall feel of it and tropical fruit flavors. Finish dries quite a bit and actually gets fairly bitter, again bitterness like rind, grapefruit pith, almost the bitterness of biting into a grapefruit without peeling it first, lingering for a while, but eventually a fairly clean finish.

Mouth is med to a little lighter bodied, creamy and smooth, plenty of fluffy carbonation, esp for a growler.

Overall pretty nice, esp for a lighter pale ale. Not too bitter, and the bitterness is more rind flavor, nice tropical fruits that are pretty precise, quite drinkable, nice finish, juicy, light malty base with nice fluffy and creamy feel thanks to the oats, to flow the beer through. It has some similarities to Julius somehow, despite I think the hops are different. Also the centennial brings a different flavor profile to this one than I'm used to for centennial, but the Simcoe def comes through.

Curiosity One from Tree House Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.