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Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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.

Added by Davepoolesque on 05-23-2014

BEER STATS
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39
Ratings:
284
Avg:
4.7
pDev:
16.17%
 
 
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 284
Photo of GeeL
3.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Everyone is ga-ga over this beer, I thought it (like Green) was out of balance. Tropical fruit and piney notes... like it needed to sit and mellow a couple weeks before opening. I'll try it again if offered, but I'm not spending $4 on it unless I'm in the mood to have it sit in the fridge a couple weeks before I drink it.

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Photo of ctbeerguy86
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Green on drugs. Perhaps the best Treehouse IPA IMO. This takes Green and adds the right things to push it from top five IPAs offered by Treehouse and adds just the right things to make it exceptional. Could be the best beer I've ever had, with only Very Hazy being a real competitor. Simply an amazing brew.

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Photo of Mojua
4.4/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only had this one time, at the Tree House 3rd Anniversary party, and was a bit letdown...Green is my favorite IPA, period, and I kinda thought/hoped this would do for Green what King Julius does for Julius...that next level effect...I've heard that the batch 2 years ago was extraordinary, and I've heard that the most recent batch that was canned was amazing....so I look forward to trying it again.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I did a side-by-side with a can of regular Green, and found them to be more similar than I thought they'd be. Of course Very Green edged it out, it's pineapple nose wallops you as soon as you crack open the can; but Green is so amazing on it's own, it is difficult to improve much on something that's already so delicious.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very cloudy orange honey color. Aroma is big citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor is juicy citrus, tropical fruit and has a great hoppy aftertaste. Great body and very delicious overall.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a teku. Beautiful turbid look, a little less on the nose than expected but an amped-up, slightly more bitter than Green taste along with the typical TH mouthfeel made up for it. Another great TH offering but not substantially better than Green.

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Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dank hops & orange rind. Tropical notes are dominant as pithy citrus overshadows any malt presence. I love “Green” but this surpasses. Easily my favorite of the "big brothers"

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: like green just a shade on the darker side.
Smell: a tad danker compared to Green.
Taste: similar to green with a more pungent hoppiness. Not as well balanced compared to green.
Feel: medium body, creamy, super hoppy fresh.
Overall: World class but a little bit of a let down compared to Green. IMO Green is the better beer by a little bit. Hoping this one gets tweaked a little more.

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Photo of Sintech
4.62/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Turbid golden hue.

Smell - Oh my dankness!!

Taste - A bit off here. Was hoping for the same notes as Green just turned up...

Mouthfeel - Creamy, full bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Currently Green is my favorite beer. Had extremely high hopes for this one. It traded an arm and a leg to obtain it. I must say it didn't live up to the hype.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of Dopen993
4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can into tulip. Return of the dank. 1/14/16

L. Full haze...obviously. Orange.....obviously. Thick head with lots of lacing....yep, obviously.
S. Lots of tropical fruit. Tons of passion, guava, mango etc. slight hint of alcohol.
T. Very tropical, follows the nose to the T.
F. Medium mouth feel, average carbonation.

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

Another excellent Treehouse offering! This one looked like OJ with a nice light orange hue and was full of plenty of delicious dank citrus hops! Glad I tracked it down!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can. Pours super cloudy orange-apricot, thick fluffy head that slowly fades leaving coating lace. Big juicy citrus peel aroma with hint of dank weed. Taste is juicy but not as sweet juicy as the other TH IPAs. This one has some dank earthy piney weed notes that come in strong and last awhile for near perfect bitter semi dry finish. Full creamy soft mouthfeel. This brew is outstanding, don't want it to end.

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Photo of NYC-IPAnAPA
4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Green is already just about my favorite beer period, so I was really looking forward to trying this one. It's more tropical fruits, stronger concentration of the flavors you find in Green, but despite being a DIPA, it somehow drinks even smoother. It doesn't have that hoppy bite on the back end that Green does, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

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Photo of lupercmda
4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick, hazy orangish color almost like orange juice. Nice foamy head. Smells of tropical pineapple, and mango with notes of oranges. Taste is sweet up front with a nice balance from the malts and a mildly bitter finish. Another winner.

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Photo of zshaft
4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

drinking side by side comparing to green. smell stronger w more pungent tropical fruit flavors. amazing. slightly darker and more opaque than green. taste is right off the bat more front palate tropical flavors of pineapple , mango. flavor carries through mid palate finishing w bitter stone fruit flavor. love it. mouthfeel is to me a little thinner than green. overall slightly superior beer than green. love it.

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Photo of Kraj30
4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

well this was another winner.. color is a completely opaque orangeish yellow.. smell is like ripe pineapple and citrus notes.. flavor is like a bigger green.. big bold fruit.. some bitterness.. I have to say I still prefer Green..

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa. Pours an extremely hazy orange color with a thick white head that dissipates some but lingers on the surface of the beer throughout drinking. Intricate lacing left on the glass as it drinks down. Smell is piney, earthy, tropical and dank. What a combination. Tastes reflect the same - pineapple, citrus, dank hops. Best way to describe the feel is creamy. Like drinking a pineapple-orange-cream smoothy dusted with light pine. Downright delicious beer, high marks on this one

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Photo of Hootie159
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From growler. Extremely hazy deep orange. Finger foam head. Extreme lacing. And not really lacing, looks just like pulp resin from a glass of oj. Mehndi of foam. Only reason not 5 is the retention of the head. What a smell. Dank forest with a few pine trees and all kinds of tropical fruit trees within. Taste is hitting me with honey dew and mango. A bit of earthiness to wrap it together. Feel is velvet dollar bills. Smooth, some wet hop oil, and yet a bitter dry. Another stellar offering from TH.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Can poured into a treehouse teku. Upon pouring, the coloring was a hazy golden color with a small amount of white head. The aromas are very similar to the regular Green with dank citrus and bitterness. The taste is just like the smell: dank citrus, grapefruit, herbal, and hoppy. The mouthfeel is smooth/silky, almost drinks slightly hot. Overall this beer was awesome and goes toe to toe with the regular Green which is one of my favorite TH offerings.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A muddled cloudy orange, less bright than other cloudy tree house IPAs. The nose is a bautiful sweet, citrus hoppiness. The taste more bland and bitter than the nose, good but underwhelming after thy nose. This is a full yet easy drinking feel that's smooth to drink. Another top notch IPA from tree house.

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Photo of Tblaisdell
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful looking beer. Cloudy light orange-yellowish hue.

Smells like a double Green. Bright and potent hop-infused goodness.

Honestly a little disappointed by the flavor here. I LOVE Green because of how in your face it is with its bold flavors, but I feel this one traded some of its juiciness for bitterness. Still absolutely delicious, but not as good as a fresh Green.

Body felt a little on the thinner side of TH beers, but still very soft and pleasant.

Overall... This one is a top contender. I scrutinize it because it says "Green" on the can, but let me be clear. This DIPA is another from Tree House that goes above and beyond the expected hop-saturated flavor of its "competition". Heady and Pliny are damn good DIPAs. This one has them both beat and it's #4 on my list for TH Doubles.

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Photo of HarryS
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How this beer isn't at 100 yet, blows my mind. Poured from a Tree House 750ml growler, bottled 1/14/2016.

LOOK: If clouds were orange, this is what they'd look like. Just a beautiful orange juice color.

SMELL: Smells like a mixture of orange + grapefruit. Very pleasing.

TASTE: I still can't believe this is a DIPA. Drinks incredibly smooth, with that same orange/grapefruit you get in the aroma. Delicious.

FEEL: Taste explodes the second it hits your tongue, + stays there for a bit after. Coats the mouth perfectly.

OVERALL: Immeidately became not only a favorite IPA, but a favorite beer. Do what you can to get this beer.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Borderline opaque peach and golden hues with a thin 4mm bright white head and moderate lacing
S: Big tropical fruits - mangoes, pineapple, and limes with a delicate hop dankness
T: Huge rush of pineapple, limes, grass, and lemon on the tongue fades into a moderate sweetness (much less pronounced than Green); no discernible malt profile, but a distinct hoppiness
F: Bold carbonation on the initial sip, but underpinned by the classic smoothness of all Tree house brews - really reminded me of Juice Machine and King Julius for the soft mouthfeel
O: This is a world class DIPA. I tried this side-by-side with a regular can of Green and as others have commented this is simply an amped up version in all respects - flavor, hops, and mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. As far as comparisons go, I thought this was more expertly crafted than Green. Everything from the bolder tropical notes to the softer feel on the palette was evident. Green is easily one of my favorite beers, but this just categorically enhanced the experience in a calculated and refined manner. Incredible beer.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the top Treehouse beers, however I may actually slightly prefer regular Green to Very Green, ESPECIALLY considering the hype/difficulty to get. Treehouse has Green and Haze dialed in 100% and perfected.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best beer that Tree House brews. Very tropical, sweet, and easy drinking.

Very Green edges out Julius, ever so slightly, and falls within the realm of top tier Lawson's bottles in flavor and overall goodness.

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