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Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Double IPA is created with a massive kettle charge of Australian and American hops. It opens in the glass with huge notes of ripe pineapple, pithy citrus, and dank saturated hops. As it warms it shows its depth and complexity. . . Sweet hints of malt intermingle with straight Tropicana. It has a soft but pointed bitterness and a rich, velvety mouth feel.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.34/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This can was a month + old, so not in prime shape. Still the appearance and aroma were on point, hazy golden/orange beautiful with great head retention and lacing, followed up with a big juicy aroma of overripe peach, mango, guava, and pineapple. Some passion fruit as well.

The flavor opens up pretty juicy, but the age can be detected as there's some grassy, yeasty, slightly cardboard like notes that follow. It's still good, but you can tell it's a shadow of its former self. Some banana and clove from the yeast.

The same goes for the mouth feel, medium, somewhat chunky with yeast and hop particles.

I'm rating it this high because I can tell it was amazing at one point, and almost certainly worthy of a higher rating I'm giving it. That said it definitely doesn't age gracefully. It was still very good, but very rough around the edges now.

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Photo of Jslay013
4.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of the only Tree House IPAs I hadn't previously had. Like most TH IPAs, I prefer the regular version. Smell on this is amazing, though, bright citrusy lime. It's great, but I still prefer Green for it's less bitter, creamier finish.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.48/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 100th rated beer on BA! Pours super a super hazy yellow orange color. Notes of candied pear, apples, and a very slight piney citrus undertone. The taste is surprisingly dry and not all that juicy especially when compared to regular green. Most of the flavor comes on the back end with a very bitter piney bite. Leaves a classic IPA bitter resiny aftertaste. The feel is a tad light though there is still a touch of that shaky quality from the particulates in the beer (though not as much as the other beers). Overall I think this is a very good beer but is too bitter for my own taste as the reason I enjoy me IPAs is because they not all that bitter. I can see how a true hop head would go crazy for this as it has juicy elements but still has that bitter resiny back end of the vast majority of IPAs.

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Photo of DavidSomers
4.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is so damn good. I held on to this for about six weeks before drinking and it was fantastic. I cannot imagine that it lost anything. Possibly the finest IPA that I've ever had.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.85/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely incredible. This will be one I continue to search for.

L: Almost opaque with its haziness, but has a beautiful yellow-orange glow.

S: Fantastic aroma, but not nearly and pungent as expected. Smells of citrus, melon, and mango.

T: Heaven in a glass. Soft, sweet, and just the faintest touch of bitterness to balance it out. Strong flavors of mango, and sweet citrus. No tang to speak of really.

F: Incredibly soft on the palate. Medium to slightly heavy body. The carbonation is perfect... like angels dancing on your tongue.

O: Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever had. Nothing to improve as far as I'm concerned. I'll be traveling to get this again.

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Photo of eifster82
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How do you give something like this anything other than a perfect score? Beautiful orange, very opaque appearance with silky, feather-like lacy foam. Citrus fruit, tropical notes of mango, pineapple, guava… it's all there beating up the nose. The taste just follows that smell with Citra + Mosaic hops shining through. Not sure anyone has made this combo better. It's like regular Green on steroids. Mouthfeel is ridiculously full, creamy and full of flavor. This DIPA aftertaste lingers with each sip,… something you expect from stouts really, yet super easy to drink. Could down 6 of these without realizing it.

An amazing DIPA. It deserves all the hype that it's getting. Why can't everyone, including Tree House, just brew this ALL THE TIME? Get it, trade for it, whatever you need to do if you're a DIPA fan.

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Photo of bcrossan
4.6/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was a bit disappointed in the taste with this one relative to their others. More bitter than some of their others. Nose and mouth feel are amazing as usual

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Photo of Nightmare1972
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First time going to tree house and this was there waiting for me, I have never had green but this beer is so amazing. Juicy is not enough not enough to describe this beer but it leaves you like wow and then where did it go because you drink it so fast,

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Photo of Damian
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 1 pint can
Served in a Tree House teku
11 04 16
Big thanks to my friend Sean for getting me a can of this.

Amazing appearance. The completely opaque, mustard-orange colored liquid was topped by an inch-tall crop of frothy, off white foam. Outstanding retention. The head slowly dropped to a thick, clingy collar. After each sip, a sheet of lacing blanketed the back portion of the glass and craggily streaks stuck along the front.

The aroma was outstanding. This was a straight-up dank, fruity hop bomb. Super fragrant and sweet. Loads of canned, stewed peaches. Huge tropical fruit notes. Mango was most apparent. Some guava and papaya were noticeable too. Big marijuana notes. Amazingly exotic and complex. Simply put, outstanding.

The flavor was just as impressive as the nose. Super fruity and dank. Incredibly tropical fruit forward. Loads and loads of juicy mango and papaya. Huge peach notes. Bit of juicy orange in the center. More peach and tropical fruit sweetness on the back end. The beer finished with big white grapefruit notes and just a bit of pithy bitterness. Amazingly well balanced.

Outstanding mouthfeel as well. The liquid was medium bodied and contained a super fine, zippy effervescence that turned frothy and fluffy on the palate. Velvety smooth and supple.

I have sampled many of Tree House's highly rated IPAs and DIPAs and, while terrific, felt they did not quite live up to the hype. Green, however, really impressed me and Very Green definitely took things to another level. This very well might be the fruitiness, juiciest and best overall double IPA I have ever come across.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer from Tree House. I've got to try this finally. Super Hoppy but super smooth. Smells perfect like green but so much smoother but stronger. Amazing taste.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

thank you robbie for the share, can from 2 days ago....love is in the air. wow, truth in advertising...this is green, but very much so. green times two...maybe three? yum yum.

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Photo of gbiello
4.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - perfect cloudy orangy color
Smell - awesome blast of citrus
Taste - just like white grapefruit juice
Overall - just a top-quality brew from Tree House

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Photo of aquabears
4.93/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Straw/apricot in color with a thick, foamy head. Head is very slightly yellow, nice bubbly lacing. Smell is slight mango and a lot of citrus, some citrus peel. Taste is also strong citrus, mild tropical sweetness, not as juicy as other Tree House beers - more dry on the finish, with a slight biscuit aftertaste and very mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Delicious, a definite favorite.

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Photo of tigg924
4.89/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is huge pineapple and pineapple juice with light mango, and slight tangerine. Amazing beer..Much like Green it is a lot softer and subtle than other Tree House brews. Nuanced, light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter and ohhh so juicy. Just an amazing beer. I can only hope this one ages as beautifully as regular Green does. Glad I was able to catch this whale...It kicked five before me the last time I was at Tree House. Will go up again for this. Right up there with the best of Tree House's amazing brews.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.5/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is hazy straw with minimal head and minimal lacing.

Aroma is tropical orange, citrus melon

Taste is basically a lightly more hopped green with a boozier after taste.

Mouthfeel is super creamy as expected.

Bottom line- was not blown away although it is an excellent IPA. Drank side by side with green and only slightly preferred this. Still feel king Julius is the best of th imperials . And to me it is not even close. A- beer that is still def worth trying

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Photo of Michaelmartin85
4.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most drinkable 8%+ IIPA I've ever had. Pours unfiltered hazy goodness. Amazing mouthfeel--smooth juicy hop bomb. The first "very" I've tried from Treehouse (have had juicemachine & king Julius) and it did not disappoint. Ranks #1 in my treehouse try's.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.39/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange straw color with a gigantic fluffy white head. Nice retention and lacing as the head dissipates.

The aroma is a pineapple bomb, as expected. Just wave after wave of pineapple, some mango, followed by some tangerine and orange rind. Finishes with some pithy grapefruit and pine resin.

The taste is basically Green, with a lot more grapefruit and pithy, sticky bitterness. There's a bit of mango, and orange juice as well. Finishes extremely bitter and resinous.

The feel is medium bodied with pretty high carbonation. Creamy, but a touch sticky. Bitterness coats the mouth and refuses to go away.

Overall a very good DIPA but also a very disappointing one. This beer doesn't take Green to the next level the way VH and Doppel do to their respective beers. It's just a touch too sticky and bitter and doesn't capture the amazing creamy mouthfeel of Green. Still, I feel if I hadn't had Green so many times before, I'd be in love with this beer. It's still excellent as always with TH.

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4.53/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tree House Very Green

A: This IIPA from the Monson, MA powerhouse pours a typical murky, full-pulp orange juice appearance. It is crowned by a two-plus finger cream-colored head that struggles to be contained in the glass and leaves sticky lacing down the sides. It has good retention and settles into a dense, rocky cap. Carbonation is solid (from what is visible). This is a quintessential New England IPA in terms of appearance.

A: Mango, papaya, passion fruit, strawberry, guava, banana, and orange all lead an extremely tropical, juicy nose. Underneath lies definite dankness, earthy herbs, and, at the risk of sounding stupid, "green" aromas. Digging way underneath reveals a doughy sweet maltiness not totally unlike Pilsner malt. 4.75/5

T: The taste hits a little different than the aroma with a little bit of graininess on the front end that is quickly swept aside by a very dank herbaceousness characteristic of Galaxy hops hitting up front. Shockingly, mint and rosemary lead off followed by a distinct spat of bubblegum. Next, those prominent tropical fruits hit with guava, papaya, and passion fruit hitting hardest, undercut by mango, candied pineapple, strawberry, and honeydew melon. Finally, grapefruit and piney, weedy resin bitter things down along with just a kiss of alcohol. Pine and bitter citrus rind is left in the aftertaste. Sweet dough ties everything together and is barely there but would be very noticeable in absence. That initial grainy note is reminiscent of some home brews, which is not a compliment and is a little off-putting, but everything else is stellar here. 4.25/5

M: Here the beer excels. It feels soft and full on the tongue, like a liquid pillow. The carbonation is unobtrusive yet omnipresent. It dries out very well for 8.3% and leaves just a little astringency behind, beside a stickiness on the lips. Brilliant. 5/5

O: Pardon me for a caveat before I say any more: this can is from 07/31/16, meaning that at the time of this review it is over two months old. New England IPAs are allegedly the most fragile of all styles (besides maybe some delicate lagers), and so this is hardly in its prime. That said, this is still drinking incredibly well and complex. I am personally a little disappointed that there is not MORE "green" in the aroma and flavor. I think I would like to see Nelson Sauvin hops join the party, as they and are some of the "dankest" hops around to my palate. That said, rating based on what the beer is, this is an awesome NEIPA. There is a ton of complexity and uniqueness to it, and the mouthfeel is simply killer. That initial awkward graininess I attribute to its age, and so I absolve it somewhat in my overall here. Pair with Opeth's "Heritage" for being not what I expected but still very good at what it is doing. 4.5/5

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden orange.

Green and floral. Earthy and herbal. Some grapefruit and stickiness.

Medium bodied. Some bitterness.

Great IPA from tree house. Very drinkable.

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Photo of drew42e
4.86/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 750ml growler. Typical haze of TH. This topped the TH and Trillium beers I had on my NE trip in August and is on short list of best in US i've had. So much complexity and best mouthfeel of any IPA or DIPA that I've had. Pine, some citrus and dank.

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.88/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Can't go wrong with anything TH. I don't think I've had an off batch of anything they've made since I started going two years ago. Very green is an exploding of dank juicy goodness.

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Photo of KidDoc
4.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perhaps my can was a bit old, but I was expecting a lot more. I love Green and was expecting this to kick Green up the way Very Hazy kicked up Haze. It was very good but I did not feel it was up to billing. Could be because I had this after Jjjulisss. I will need to try it again

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.9/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Extremely hazy yellow color with a bit of white head. Aroma has lots of hops, tropical, juicy, dank, everything you could ask from an IPA. Taste follows with the same juicy hop flavors but also a good amount of bitterness. Aftertaste lingers with grapefruit pith. Medium body with smooth carbonation. This one is probably the best hoppy beer I ever had.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750mL growler into a Treehouse snifter. Purchased at the brewery during the release last weekend.

Pours a golden orange, hazy, milkshake like body with a good two finger head that reduces slowly to leave chunky retention and spotty lacing. Very nice looking.

On the nose is fresh, bursting tropical fruits, pineapple, straight tropical punch here - oranges, guava juice, creamsicles.

The tongue matches the nose but to a whole new level.. this may be the best DIPA I've ever tasted. A potent serum of tropical fruits, I don't even know where to begin.. overripe pineapple, orange cream, lime, watermelon, guava, rich hop oils, finishing with a ever so bitter bite that reminds you it's an IPA. Creamy, rich, yet drinkable mouthfeel, medium low carbonation. Zero alcohol.

This beer pushes the limit of world class tropical IPA. It's the benchmark for the style, period.

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Photo of edthehead
4.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep opaque orange with foamy heady and moderate lacing. In your face type Pineapple, mango, fruit cocktail, and clementine on the nose and palate. The nose lasts throughout the entire beer ... Amazing. Full mouthfeel. One of my top favorite Tree House beers. Thanks Dan for the trade!

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