Ma - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 91
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: merc7186 on 03-28-2013

In commemoration of our head brewer and co-founder’s grandmother’s birthday, we have once again brewed this super fruity yet balanced amber ale! Hints of oranges, tangerines, and stone fruit grace the palate before a sweet malty caramel character provides balance and depth. A real treat that drinks well on any occasion. Happy Birthday, Ma. We love you!
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 91
Photo of bobv
4.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. growler received in an IP trade on Friday the 24th of July.
Filled on Saturday, the 18th of July.

Look: After 9 days in the growler, it still looks nice with decent lacing.

Smell: I really like the nose on this. A nice balance between the malt and hops.

Taste: The taste follows the nose to a "T!"

Feel: Again, after 9 days, almost perfect.

Overall: This is in my top 5 Tree house offerings. Well done! (415 characters)

Photo of KOrtyl
4.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my least favorite THB beer. Tho that's like saying I ate the worst dish at NOMA in Copenhagen. I'm addicted to their Citrus I cannot appreciate this as much as others. (195 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Tree House snifter

a: Cloudy cider-brown with a two inch head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pine resin

t: Mild pine resin and light pear and apple-like fruiit with a light to moderate bite over a medium bready malt. Dry finish. 7.3 ABV is almost undetectable.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A fine hoppy amber, hoppier at first than later but with good flavor throughout. An enjoyable sipper (480 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml filled 07/11/15.

A- Poured into their signature pint glass with a medium amber body. A thick and creamy white head rises up to several fingers with great retention. Tons of lace, huge rings all around.

S- Mostly hops with tropical and stone fruits leading to citrus and slight pine. Slight toast and malts.

T- Hops seem to burst even more than the aroma somehow with an even juicier feel like mango, peach, tangerine, guava as well as flower, bubblegum, pine and citrus. Light caramel sweets, toast and bread but honestly this batch isn't much Amber besides the color.

MF- Creamy and frothy medium to heavy body. Smoothness is created by a medium-high carbonation. Fairly bitter finish.

Seems like an IPA more than anything and reminds me of 3-4 other recent. Tree House brews. It is delicious but it could be amazing with some more light to medium toasted malt tones. Signature feel but I think Tree House needs to branch out a bit from the tropical hops. (967 characters)

Photo of Phillip13
4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful Amber red ale. Very hoppy and smooth with citrus and carmel flavors from start to finish. A Amber red ale that drinks very well. Enjoy it every chance you get. (171 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.14/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

First THB glass pours with a 1/2" beige head, over the cloudy reddish amber brew. Head gradually falls to an uneven layer of bubbles, with lingering lace. Aroma is citrus and toasted grains.

Taste is sweet to start, citrus bang in the middle, with some pine hops character coming in for the close. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue and very smooth, and drinkability is nice. Would enjoying visiting this Ma again, as I would my own grandmother, who was also a Ma to us all. (527 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at the brewery yesterday.

After popping the top it somehow started to come up the neck and over the top, so I had to pour quickly and spilled a little... anyways, pours a nice frothy bubbly thick 2 finger head that sticks to the sides of the glass like marshmallow, a hazy dark amber copper color.

Nose starts with some fresh hops, a bit earthy, little spicy, light pine, fruity almost stone fruit like, and even a bit floral, plenty of amber reddish malts in the background, little sweet, hint caramel toastiness, coppery malts mostly, with a faint citrus to go along with all that.

Taste brings more fruity hops to start, syrupy sweet malts, almost candy like with copper malts, caramel syrup, little sticky sweetness, little toasty malt flavor too, but mostly an amber malt profile. Hops bring a hint of citrus and pine, some earthy, chewy like hops but never spicy, but nice overall bitterness. Hops also bring a fruity flavor that hints at bubblegum. Finish is long bitterness, not overly bitter, nice fruity bubblegum hops, hint of citrus and even tropical fruit, chewy malts, as well as plenty of amber toasty malts, little sticky sweet but drier, and slight earthy hop profile to go with it all.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb, faint hint of warming booze but barely.

Overall not bad, a decent hop profile, nice malt profile, nice balance, just enough hint of warming booze, a nice bitterness, tasty... but not necessarily my fav beer, esp from tree house, just a tasty beer. (1,510 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My wife went to western MA and all I got was this growler. And a hat. And another growler.

Dark amber to muddy brown. Opaque but in a bulbous chalice so who knows. Sloppy foam schlacked up and down my glass like a layer cake.

Bright, flowery lemon citrus aroma. Dry grass and dare I say hay? Musty.

Nice and resiny. Dry and must and resiny makes this a tongue smacker. Citrus hops aplenty. Perfect amount of bitter. As great as the hops are I'm not getting much in the malt department.

The lack of discernible malt brings kinda bugs me but I kinda like it. Between the dry must and the high abv. but low malt (I'm guessing a lot sugar was used?) gives this beer a Belgian feel. Like a big, bad-ass hoppy Palm. (714 characters)

Ma from Tree House Brewing Company
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