Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

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
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
551
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
5.54%
 
 
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Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is definitely one of the best IPA's that Treehouse makes (of the ones that I've tried so far at least). The aroma and the taste are simply breathtaking, you'll have to try it to know what I'm talking about.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.28/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from the brewery.

Classic NE/MidA IPA haze, nice white head/lacing. Of course, a burst of fresh hops in the nose, citrus and fresh-cut grass. Some biscuity malts in there, but obviously this is a hop showcase, and really a DIPA "done right," without the lingering sweetness of many DIPA malt-bombs, and also very light as far as booziness goes, with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Actually, this is almost indistinguishable from regular Green... Now I didn't have them side by side, and am just going from memory here, but what I mean is, that extra 1% ABV is basically irrelevant as far as drinkability goes. There is a little more body to this, which I like, and therefore I'd say I prefer this to Green.

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Photo of YvesB
3.77/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

By for the most disappointing beer at our share. Everyone agreed there was no "very" to be found and that there wasnt notable difference between the th cans we tried (dopleganger, supersap, c29).
Not bad but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honestly, I do not understand how almost everything tree house touches turns to gold. World class. Looks incredibly hazy, almost murky. Smells super dank with a complex tropical bloom. Pineapples for days. Feels like a symphony playing on your palate with so many different movements. This beer is transcendental. Buy it if you can.

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Photo of aac5269
4.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a pour of this during one of Tree House's special one day permits and it was fantastic.

Hazy as hell and it was this color that I can only describe as "What Tree House Beers Look Like".

The smell was what I want to call "refined dankness". Compared to green it was a little less boggy, piney dank ness and a little more grassy and light.

The taste was almost sweet, and the hop flavor was absolutely out of this world. Maybe the best hop flavor I've ever had in a beer.

Mouthfeel was what you'd expect. Soft, supple, and dare I say, seductive.

Nothing beats Tree House.

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Photo of Boccu
4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours merky orange with a nice head. Nice lacing. Aroma citrus and pineapple. Taste follows the nose with pine needles, danky middle but not overpowering at all, gram crackers,citrus with earthy tone finish. Mouth feel is velvety. Another great one from tree house

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Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Opaque pineapple juice with a large, dense, off-white foamy head settling to a souffle appearance.

Smell is sticky yet refreshingly popping dankness with stinging pine, an almost Trillium-esque pungency of yeast nearing white wine vinegar, yet accompanied by a smoothing, softening pineapple orange creme, accented with white pepper.

Taste is pineapple and wheat big time, but then super tangy, almost tartly acidic grapefruit rind pounds the shit out of the palate. A really potent yeast stings on the way down, almost like fresh mango puree. There are also swigs of straight lemon and lime juice, yet it's also extremely bitter, but not like a West coast IPA--this is its own level of bitter. This is more like taking a blender to a huge batch of hops and liquefying it instead of boiling it. Holy shit. It might actually be too much for me. It feels like one hell of a hardcore, potent ass home remedy--if I had some inflammation right now, this would be hitting the spot.

Feel is very tangy, nearing acidic, like an astringent, raw tropical fruit juice extract with a semi-dry finish.

This is a hell of an IPA, and I like it a lot, most especially on the nose, but it's more accurate to say this is a style of its own. For me to call a hoppy, fruity IPA a sipper is a very rare thing indeed, but that's definitely what I'd call this.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.62/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a can dated 12-30-16. The usual Tree House IPA/DIPA opaque fruit juice color with ample carbonation. I see it and I start to slobber, knowing something tasty is coming. Nose isn't explosive right out of the can as a a few of the other premier TH offerings, but plenty of pineapple and other tropical fruit as it warms and when it delivers, the slobbering starts again. Taste - a little of everything - pine, citrus, tropical and a hint of dank - and yet it works perfectly. Mouth feel? In my opinion, the one thing that TH still does better than anyone -- and this is no exception.

Overall, maybe I am like Pavlov's dog - open a Tree House beer and automatically start typing love. Had huge expectations when lunchboxhead told me this one was in the mail -- and as is almost always the case with this brewery, the expectations were met or exceeded. So until these guys let me down, keep the bell ringing!

Here's to hoping that the commitment to quality remains at their new facility.

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Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can, purchased from the brewery.

Massive hop nose of pineapple juice, dank resin, rind and pith, and some lemon zest. Very hazy appearance but not completely lost and there certainly were not chucks floating around. Super juicy, very grassy, pulling bitterness, and a pungent character that does not fade is pretty much what this beer is about. All hops on deck, this is a battle on my palate. Some warmth from the alcohol kicks in, smooth with a faintness of a malt backbone. Didn't expect much balance here to begin with, seems each sip gets better and better. Aside from the appearance which is part of the shtick here this is a really fun brew to drink.

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Photo of Buck89
4.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass. A turbid golden-yellow color with a foamy bright white head that very slowly settled, leaving thick laces. Complex nose with bright pineapple, dank resin, pine, orange, and white bread. I taste the dank resin up front, followed by the earthy notes and finally the juicy citrus on the back palate. Pineapple and orange on the finish, with a ringing bitterness. Moderately carbed with a creamy mouthfeel as billed. World-class.

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Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you've ever had a Tree House beer, you know what to expect from the appearance. Very few beers are truly opaque; this is one of them. Head formation and retention are both strong, with a nearly snow-white appearance atop a cloudy peach body.

On the nose, this is full of peppery Australian hops. Much like her little sister, Very Green is flush with tropical, dank, peppery, and piney notes.

Flavor follows, with huge hoppy flavors of mint and parsley, orange pulp, kumquats, and starfruit. Really a unique profile - unless you've had Green, of course. All of this is atop a somehow noticeable pale malt backbone, slightly sweet and reminiscent of pale crackers.

Super drinkable: smooth and creamy, not quite Vermont level, but lovely. There's a bit of alcohol flush to it, but no notice of the 8.6% ABV on the palate.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.61/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter. Shared with schen9303.

This nose is just as outrageously enticing as every other Tree House beer. Aromas of grass, mango, citrus, cantaloupe and starfruit. Sweet and exceedingly aromatic and juicy. Beer opens mango and papaya with a dank citrus hop presence. Again, near no hop bitterness to be found. More citrus with a dry grassy note towards the end. A bit of bark mixes with a tropical fruit bouquet at the finish. Outstanding! Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Super drinkable and drier than their other offerings going down.

Excellent as always and certainly worth seeking out.

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Photo of bigdaddymick
4.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like this is one of those beers where many reviewers conflate its exclusivity with the actual taste. I think it's something that the Alchemist beers suffer from as well. By no means is this a bad beer but I don't think it lives up to the hype. I got it as fresh as can be considering they were literally being canned as they were being sold

Incredible aroma. Pungent floral/citrus notes with inspiring complexity. Taste is a bit underwhelming. Feels incomplete in a lot of ways.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can shared by jc1762. Thanks so much, Jon. One of my top wants.

Hazy, pale yellow body with a soft, bone white head. Aromas of pine, tropical fruits. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perhaps too old. Not sure. But this didn't floor me. The aroma a bit restrained and the flavor disjointed some pineapple and slightly sour citrus (bitter orange?) up front, then a micro-burst of bitter, but this finishing flat wet barley + carboard note that disrupted any reveries. Far from my favorite treehouse. Lacking brightness and definition which is often the flaw of these beers that go for too much haze and fruit. Their center of gravity is sensitive to small fluctuations in balance.

Or perhaps it's just that in the cold war of hops, the competition catches up quickly. You may be able to defend your boundaries on sours and stouts, beers that take years to make as well as large investment in wood+infrastructure where iteration to improve and incorporate trend are more difficult. But hops? Mimicry and learning is easy.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.34/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -0.4%
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 -4.5%
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 +6%
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 +3.4%
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 +6.6%
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 -1.9%
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 +6.6%
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 +6.6%
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 +6.4%
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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