East Hill
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #57
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,977
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
143
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 143
Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up three cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for three dollars and thirty cents. My fiftieth brew from these guys. Very solid LAB, would get again.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy dark straw yellow with a tall but airy white foam leaning in thick ridges leaving fuzzy lace.

This beer exhibits light citrus and faint biscuit with a somewhat herbal but mostly nondescript bitter bite in the swallow.

The feel is thinner with a lighter carbonation than normal Tree House beers. It's almost watery. Yet at the same time, the finish is semi-dry and tingly.

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Photo of jykleo
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 5/28. Poured to Glass on 6/9. APA.
A:Opaque, light haziness with light orange colour. 2 fingers of clouds but disappear soon.
S: Aroma is not strong but has fresh fruitful notes in it. Also felt some malts notes.
T: Quite light sourness and fresh fruits with moderate amount of the hops.
M:Smooth and light. Easy to drink. Light Carbo.
O: Good quality of the (session type) APA.
ABV: 5.2% Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy.

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Photo of Boto
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can: This one ours an opaque yellow color. There was a finger of a white head that leaves some lacing. Nice nose. Mainly grapefruit and melon. Some other citrus also. The taste is good. A decent malt body, with some bitterness. Some grapefruit and melon notes. Quite nice.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden. Soapy white head with good retention. Some light citrus on the nose. Citrus up front, that bubble gummy mouthfeel, with sturdy dry grain on the finish. Perfectly alright.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 5/22/18 with "GONE TRUBBIN'" above it. While this didn't quite measure up to Tree House's most popular and well-crafted offerings, this was a solid beer that had a lot going for it and was immensely enjoyable in every aspect, as I had a hard time keeping this in my pint glass before the end of my review!

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was cloudy, muted, and yellow. More than enough head topped this off as most of the lacing that was left behind was found along the back half of my pint glass. Interesting nose as it wasn't strong much as it was varied - lots of kiwi, passion fruit, banana, and light citrus hops on the nose as the taste picked up from where the aroma left off. A moderate but lingering dankness held on from the first sip to the aftertaste as the tangy slickness and stone fruit pith combined for a deep and tangy mouthfeel that held its own throughout my session. Tropical fruits like mango and papaya kept this flavorful, but heavy, as the basic malt and light carbonation allowed for the flavors to show through and linger though my last sip.

Hardly any booze was in this as this felt as close to a session beer as you'll ever see from Tree House. Dated 5/22/18 with "GONE TRUBBIN'" above it, this was an enjoyable beer that was typical of Tree House's offerings but didn't stand out above their more notable ones. Worth a go once for fans of American Pale Ales that want something a bit above the norm, while not being stereotypical or concocted. Fun stuff that easily deserves another release!

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to Brian for this can. A first for me. Cheers Brian!

Pint can dated 09/27/18 - poured into a Tree House pint (thanks for the glass too, Brian!) at about 44F.

Pours a very murky, opaque juice yellow, with a finger of slightly off-white head. A little bit of sticky lacing. Edit: massive walls of lace held up through the entire drinking experience.

Nose is hugely tropical - pineapple, mango, some guava, key lime, but the major star of the nose show is passionfruit. True-to-life ripe sweet passionfruit. Stellar nose. Some tart red berry character in there too. There's another big note of a fruit that I just cannot place. I know this fruit, and it smells wonderful.

Palate: Wow. Tree House calls this a pale ale. I call this a full-on IPA. I never had huge interest in this one, thinking it'd be lacking flavor. NOPE. This is a flavor beast. Seriously juicy citrus pulp and tropical fruit juice. There's a lot of hop expression going on here. Orange, lemonbalm, lime, pineapple, mango, starfruit - all with a plethora of bursting juice notes firing off in all directions. So delicious, I've already had half the pint. Not a whole lot of malt sweetness, but enough to really make those hop notes sing. Incredibly mild bitterness comes forth at the finish, drying this up nicely.

Mouthfeel. The only thing that separates this from an IPA is perhaps the feel. Thinner than your average creamy NEIPA, but still has great body. Super drinkable, mostly dry, low ABV. Above average carbonation does a good job in lifting the body even further, making this an absolutely drinkable brew. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall, this is the best American Pale Ale I've ever had. A month and a half does not seem to have done this can any harm at all. I can't imagine how much better it could get than this. What an insanely balanced offering. Little bit of malt, lotta bit of hops, little bit of bitter, lotta bit of flavor - character and drinkability. Fantastic.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 9/27/18. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a 2?finger sticky white head that leaves thin wall of lace behind, with nice retention. 4.25

Smell guava, pineapple, tangerine, and some mild grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows guava, tangerine, pineapple, and a little hint of grapefruit bitterness, very balanced.

Mouthfeel is about medium, soft on the palate, not dry, and drinks bigger than its 5.2% ABV.

Overall just a nice beer, maybe a little wow factor because it definetly drinks bigger in flavor than its ABV. Really nice sessionable NEAPA.

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Photo of unclejazz
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is right in my flavor wheelhouse. Bright and balanced, with a soft mouthfeel and uber-clean finish. Refined and easy drinking. This would be a staple in my fridge if possible.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 9/27/18 and purchased at brewery. Poured into 16 oz. tulip glass.

L: nice 2F head with good retention and nice white lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bronze orange.

S: grapefruit, orange, lemon-lime peel, definitely the biscuit malt thing

T: follows nose very closely, flavorful for what is essentially a session ale, neutral finish, slightly earthy

F: light bodied, moderate to full carbonation for a very nice refreshing drink. construction and balance are excellent. a bit heftier than a true session, but very nice.

O: I could drink this all day. It's great without being a massive hop bomb.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy bleached white head of 4 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The foam leaves tight dense lattice on the sides of the glass as the foam fades.
There is some biscuity malt on the nose with lots of citrusy hops with orange notes and some tangerine. Nose is fairly mild overall and appealing.
The first sip reveals a light body with fine tingly carbonation. Texture is crisp and the beer drinks very easy.
Flavor is again a bit of biscuit and some bready notes, there is a good dose of citrus in the middle and then a bit of tangerine again and then a bit of bitey pine sap hops on the finish.
This is a very drinkable pale ale, even though its not very pale. Flavors are interesting and appealing while not being overly robust.

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Photo of jhavs
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh cans. Poured into tulip.

Hazy yellow. Big bubbled head settles into foam collar.

Grain and biscuit over citrus zest in the aroma.

Flavor is doughy, tropical fruit and grapefruit zest.

Soft, lightly carbonated.

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Photo of gjk
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drinking out of a tulip glass. Pours light hazy yellow. Good foam and lacing. Smell of biscuits and esters. Very clean taste. Low carbonation. Incredibly smooth. Very drinkable with perfect amount of bitterness. I think I found my new fave summer brew.

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Photo of Jsukys
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The fact that a New England pale can smell and taste this delicious at this ABV is both impressive and welcome. Does it explode in either category? Maybe not. Is it delicious and will I get to enjoy more than one and not be slammed? Absolutely

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Photo of Phineasco
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy turbid yellow with a big fluffy white head. The carbonation is medium low that holds for a little while. It smells of biscuit, melon, mango, and pineapple. The beer tastes of biscuit, peach, pineapple, melon, and mango. The beer has a medium light mouthfeel. This is beer is more malt foward than other tree House beers, but is a very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw color with a finger of frothy white head. The head clings to the glass, leaving a crown of cobweb lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma is rather faint, bringing subtle notes of honeydew melon and grapefruit, with the foggiest hint of cracker malt.

The flavor though. The flavor is exploding with notes of melon, mangoes, orange cream, and pineapples. Finishes rindy with a hint of pine and a nice doughy malt backbone.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and fluffy, with a smooth finish.

Overall, a great pale ale utilizing 3 of my favorite hops, and using them well. The aroma is nice but very faint, but the flavor explodes out of the glass and could easily make this beer pass as an IPA. Hope to see this in the rotation more often.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hot damn, never thought I'd see this again! My rating doesn't even have categories it's so old! Time to give this a proper review.

L - label is fantastic. Very Japanese. Reminds me of Koi-Koi. Wicked haze for a pale. I don't remember TH beers being THIS hazy. Dark, yellowy, brownish orange. Healthy head with good lacing.

S - bright, zesty pineapple. Tingles the nose hairs. Smells yeasty and acidic. This is gonna be a doozy of a pale ale. Unripe melon and peach abounds.

T - a lot more gentle than I was expecting. Flavor is gushing, but restrained. Like instead of pummeling your shit right out of the gates, you can tell there's an overflowing body of beer spraying out of the tiny crack in the dam. Usually restraint doesn't work for a lot of beers because it mutes the flavor, but it's still all here, just more spread out. Juicy fruit and bubblegum. Peach and mango. Light and summery, yet full-flavored and punchy. A touch blonde, inviting crushability. This is vintage Tree House. Finishes biscuity and grainy.

F - this is an interesting beast. The best part of drinking East Hill is first touching it to your lips. Feels like motorboating a bunny. Such soft, pillowy cloud velvet. Like if velvet was made out of clouds. Or something. So gentle and fleeting. Evaporates. Light without being thin. Peach fuzz.

O - I remember now why I had regarded this so highly with my simple rating back when I was strutting a simple palate. While I clearly wasn't able to describe what I was drinking, at least I knew it was good. Classic Tree House essence and one of the beers that got me hooked. Blending Eureka and their IPAs. Glad to see its return.

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad rudzud shared this with me, as I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get out there.

Big creamy pasty white 1.5 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, lots of soapy lacing, super cloudy hazy pale peach colored beer.

nose fresh fruit, mango, tropical fruit, little grapefruit pith, very aromatic, even touch floral, little passion fruit note, very very light hint of blond malt, very slight hint of resin on the back end.

Taste starts with that typical tree house blend, the blond malts of rival ipas and yeast cleanliness. Then hops, more tropical fruits, mango mostly again, little grapefruit pith and rind, little orange but mild citrus, little melon note and nice fruit. Mild resin note late, with little floral hop. Finish is fair bitterness, mostly pith and rind, little sticky feel. Very light A's drinkable yet still tasty.

Mouth is nice, med bod little creamy, nice carb.

Overall nice, a fairly nice easy drinking pale with great hops, decent malt base, poundable for sure. Not quite up to par with many of the other Tree House IPAs, but that's a big bar to reach to.

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Photo of rudzud
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up yesterday, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice murky golden hue with a nice one finger fluffy white head that faded to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of light tropical notes, super faint melon, light resinous note on the end. Very pleasant and inviting.

T - Taste is very light and refreshing. Nice light tropical notes, passionfruit, mango, fleeting honeydew melon in the middle before getting lightly resinous. Not that bitter on the finish. Nice citrus rind on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and drinkable, very easy drinking.

O - Overall this beer was really easy to drink and very enjoyable. Prefect for the warmer months ahead.

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East Hill from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 143 ratings