Tessa | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jlindros on 01-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler a few hours ago at the new place. New beer, loving their APAs and IPAs so hopefully this strikes right in chord with the others.

Pours a nice big fluffy bubbly creamy looking 1.5 finger head and fades at a med pace with a nice maze of lacing on the sides and lots of walls to the maze, as it fades the head becomes pretty pillowy, over a hazy almost murky like blond peach colored with no light even getting through, typical for their beers blonds or pales.

Nose is awesome as expected, right on with their other APAs, with lots of tropical fruit again, I can't stop smelling it so it's hard to get in and actually type details. A dank slightly musty resinous aroma comes first, nice dank hop citrus with a nice mango start, then grapefruit pith, hint of passion fruit, little tangerine and clementine, a fluffy orange sherbert like aroma too and hint of orange peel, and a touch of an earthy mossy like grassy hop character. Under that I get a hint of fluffy malt... I think.

Taste starts creamy with a bit of a fluffy creamy malt at first, that floods teh mouth quickly before the hops just explode on the palate. Hops rush in quickly and deliver their mild to fair bitterness but nice dank resin again, little musty passion fruit and guava, nice mango again, a bit of a generic tropical fruit mix. Then the citrus component comes but not like the nose had, more mild with a little clementine again, mild grapefruit pith and hint of orange rind, but missing is the tangerine I think. The slight fluffy mango sherbert character comes through again, and a little green bitter mango rind component too, and a faint hint of a grassy piney hop character and very faint mint which all seem to come through a bit as it warms and I'm pounding mouthfuls. Finish is fairly dry but it seems to coat the tongue with that creamy feel again, a creamy mango sherbert that lingers with more mango rind, grapefruit pith, generic tropical fruit, and touch of an earthy green hop component.

Mouth is med bod but fluffy carb and a creamy center, almost meringue like.

Overall quite nice as usual. While it is a little different than their other APA/IPAs, I'm starting to see a bit of a theme with hop selections and slightly creamy fluffy malt character. Not that they are bad, in fact they are all delicious, but have a similar base beer it seems and then branch out accordingly (with some obvious exceptions like Sap). Still very tasty and fresh, good tropical fruit esp the mango, citrus, etc.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice darker golden hue with some
thin one finger head that leaves light lacing and spotty clouds.

S - Aromas of faint tropical hops, citrus, mango, pineapple. Relatively faint.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice tropical notes, good pineapple and mango with light pine tasty bitterness that lingers. Very clean and concise.

M - Mouthfeel is super crisp and clean with very nice carbonation.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer with nice tropical notes. Incredibly sessionable.

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Tessa from Tree House Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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