Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
4.58 | pDev: 7.42%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Collaboration with Lawson's Finest Liquids
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 108
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing, poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear light gold, almost pilsner hue, with a nice two finger white head that fades to leave a thin soapy blanket with light wisps.

S - Aromas of pungent grapefruit, oranges, dank pine needles, light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and papaya nasal assault.

T - Taste is nice and bitter, rather resinous. Opposite of the nose in that this is more pine than grapefruit. Big pine sap notes, super bitter, to the point of almost overpowering the tropical fruits which is kind of unfortunate. Pine bitterness mixed with some grapefruit rind bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, bitterness is very pleasant light carbonation.

O - Overall this beer was a slight let down..the nose was so tropical awesome but was entirely overpowered by the pine taste and intense bitterness. While delicious the nose shows what the taste was capable of. As far as tree house collaborations go, I would rank David much higher than this.

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Special thanks to my friends in MA, the lines were long to get this beer, and the effort greatly appreciated.I'm a huge Lawson's fan and a recent fan of Tree House as well.

The clear as a bell glowing orange amber appearance was a hair disappointing given my affinity for the hazy,cloudy unfiltered IIPAs I've become partial to, particularly from VT. One finger of soapy white head reduces to a cap,and leaves solid lacing in the Lawson's tulip.

Aroma is what one would expect from two notoriously hop forward brewers: juicy pineapple and mango stand out to me, slight touch of navel orange with that classic herbal quality in the mix, alcohol detectable but not overwhelming.

Taste starts out a tad more piney than expected, quite resinous. The fruitiness builds throughout the first pour, nice lingering bitterness and notes of mango and orange are bright and flavorful. The booze is not unnoticed,but not really a strike against Yaaarrgghhh either as it never reached the level of heating the throat or chest.

Mouthfeel is light medium and a touch oily. Dry finish and very enjoyable.

First rate IIPA and a solid collaboration. Hope to see more collaboration between these two fantastic New England breweries, very promising.

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YAHHHRRRGGG! from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 108 ratings