Very Green
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New England IPA
Ranked #6
Ranked #19
4.7 | pDev: 5.53%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: 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 BeerBaronBear
4.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

"Muy verde" indeed. This beer is up there with Juice Machine and King Julius and some of the other tip-top Tree House DIPAs. Great hazy straw color with a nice bit of head - very appetizing appearance. The smell was also top-notch - tons of fruity goodness. The taste was beautifully balanced between citrusy hops and fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel was very good but not my absolute favorite - a touch thin, but still light and creamy. Overall, a super-yummy DIPA - count yourself lucky if you can get your hands on one!

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Photo of beergoot
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solidly opaque and turbid with a dirty orange-yellow hue; dense and sticky white head, rocky and sticky; splotchy patches of foam stick to the inside of the glass, Initial aroma hit of pineapple and nectarine; very fresh smell, like freshly cut fruit. Juicy and bitter taste presence; sweet like orange or tangerine juice; boozy; bitter; chalky; bread crust lurking underneath. Heavy body; smooth and creamy with a decidedly nice bite of booziness; acidic; heavy residual sugar presence; sharp on the palate.

What a pleasure to try a heavy-hitting DNEIPA from a classic northeast brewery. Well-rounded and balanced for the style. The freshness aspect is what sells it for me as far as taste goes (it was canned 04/18/20 - MUY VERDE per the can bottom), and being a double IPA, it seems to have aged well enough, especially after its travels. Highly recommended!

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Photo of mnj21655
4.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can dated 03/12/20 poured into a branded Tree House tulip

Pours an opaque pale orange in color with nearly two finger is long lasting white head that leaves behind decent lacing. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, I get pineapple, mango, papaya, and melon. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma, there is tons of pineapple, melon, mango, citrus pith, a little sweet passion fruit, and a dank undertone. There are copious amounts of the classic Tree House yeast character here. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, super smooth. This is exactly what I remember from my early experiences with Tree House. The flavors and aromas pop and have that specific, classic Tree House character. I’ve had prior batches of this beer and enjoyed it but the cans I’ve had from this batch are incredible.

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Photo of Andrew_Parow
4.84/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was an exceptional Double.

I had a 12oz on tap at the brewery. The look was a beautiful hazy yellow and golden color with a pastel tone to it. It had a very nice tropical and dank aroma. The feel was very pillowy and elegant with a smooth medium body. Tasted as orange, papaya and pineapple throughout. Very Green is a very excellent double IPA, in fact it remains debatable as the best double IPA I have ever had!

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

Yields a sun yellow color, as hazy as possible, with a huge, spongy head.

Smell is of fresh cut limes, ripe passion fruit and blueberries, tied together by subtle, yet well integrated oranges. Has a floral and sweet sorbet like lime complexity to it, defining a lovely and equally intense, hop leaden nose.

Has a fluffy, soft mouthfeel, exhibiting a medium body and a bright effervescence during its finish.

Tastes of zingy kiwi, cactus juice and truly bitter limes at first glance, mellowed by a lighter nuance of calming, bready malts. Turns even softer then with ripe mango and oranges adding in, still carried by a powerful lime foundation. Finishes with a great interplay between tropical fruits and a prominent, long going bitterness, effectivly balanced by the beer‘s soft mouthfeel.

Another winner from this brewery, not only showcasing a very well balanced and complex double ipa with a fantastic mouthfeel to it, but also a very strongheaded, thoughtful blend of flavors, which works miracles on my tongue.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/29/20.

A - Opaque dark orange color gold color with thin off white soapy lacing and resembles fruit juice. Tilt the glass and hundreds of tiny bubbles emerge.

S - Pungent and dank pineapple and citrus rind.

T - Pineapple, citrus, very pithy, citrus rind with slight spiciness, starts sweet and ends sweet. Nice lingering pineapple pith with a slight pepper zing.

M - Thick mouthfeel that's pillowy soft and bone dry on the tongue.

O - This is a fantastic D-IPA, but not the current score of "100". Still...highly recommended!

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Photo of Gajo74
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally made it out to Treehouse, one of the many holy pilgrimages for beer geeks. After waiting in a long line to purchase a c note of cans to go. I then picked up two pints to enjoy on the premises. Very Green was the first sampling.

Pours a hazy orange color with a very well retaining frothy head. The drink displays lots of lacing throughout.

The aroma opens with an intense burst of citrus, evoking notes of freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit and tangerine. Layers of tropical fruit set in, particularly pineapple. Very pungent aroma overall, in which the fruity notes are wonderfully complimented by dank notes of grass and herbs.

Absolute bliss from the 1st sip and beyond! Deliciously juicy with a soft and easily crushable mouthfeel. Flavors of candied citrus fruit along with tropical notes of pineapple and mango. Despite the prevalence of hops, there is a firm and sweet cracker malt and creamy oats backbone. Far from being a milkshake or fruit smoothie, there is more than enough alcohol and hops spice to balance things out. The alcohol, neither boozy nor hot, so clean it nevertheless creeps up on you and packs a nice spice. The herbal hops provide a grassy, piny and resiny dankness, as well as a not bracing yet assertive bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a carbonation that provides a nice kick. The finish is dank and resiny with a refreshing dryness and bitterness.

Absolutely outstanding and living up to the hype! I can’t wait to try the next pint as well as the 20 assorted cans and bottle I purchased to go!

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.51/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Massive thanks to Jimmy for hooking me up with this long time want.

Pint can - dated 12/30/19 - poured into an ale tulip at 48°F.

Pours a completely turbid milky pale yellowish-orange, and maybe this is me projecting, but I swear there's a faint green cast to it. Two fingers of bone white head slowly recede to a dense collar, with a halo of lacing around it. Tons of micro-bubbles can be seen rising up the sides of the glass, despite the beer's turbid complexion.

Nose: Similar to Green in the sense that the Galaxy presence is quite clear, lending huge overripe stone fruit notes - peach and apricot, yes, but I'm actually getting a fair bit of nectarine here. Just loads of ripe, perhaps even slightly UNripe nectarine. The massive dry hop dank peppery note still lies beneath, just like Green. The big difference between the aroma of this and Green, is that Very Green leans way fruitier. There's an absolute blast of ripe tangy pineapple and juicy acidity, as well as quite the dose of tangerine juice. This beer is so intensely hopped that there's almost a minty, camphoraceous note to it, like squeezing a fresh, sticky hop cone. Pungent and full of terpenes. Very Green.

Palate: First sip, and the beer absolutely bombards the palate with an explosion of Galaxy hops. A category 5 hurricane whirlwind of aggressive dankness and serious resins. A 5 alarm fire in the paper district, tastebuds up in smoke. Quickdraw McNally ten paces back from the crooked lawman, and Quickdraw didn't get his name by playin' fair. On the count of three, he draws on two, and puts a 16 ounce, 8.3 calibre Very Green slug right between the eyes of the lawman, sending him down with an oily, resinous, bitter thud. Aggressive and boisterous, the onslaught of earthy, peppery, piquant Galaxy hops deliver what I suppose are classic Galaxy notes, but turned up to 13. There's that musty, dank, way too ripe apricot, peach, and nectarine, and well as some bright acidid pineapple, but then a tsunami of earthy, green resins just flood the palate bringing some sharp black pepper and then the most saturated resinous bitterness I've tasted. It's bitter, don't be fooled, but it isn't the bitterness that stands out, but rather how insanely sense and saturated the hop delivery is. It's almost too concentrated to find any quieter notes. This is not a quiet beer. It's loud, bold, and entirely in your face. That bitterness peaks early, washing out the fruity pineapple, and turning into pure, raw Galaxy hops, which just linger on and on and on, with firm resins, clingy oils, and looking bitterness slowly escorting it away.

Mouthfeel/Body: Just like Green, it's big and soft, like a teddy bear. A teddy bear that can rip your face off with an explosion of hops, but it's still big and soft. The softness of Green always stuck out to me. The sheer aggression of the hops sort of lend a rawness to that fluffy body (as well as a rawness to the roof of your mouth!), but the amount of resinous hop oils make up for a lot of that. Effervescence is absolutely perfect, and even a bit lively given the nature and weight of the beer. Oils just cling all over the mouth and accumulate with every sip.

Overall: This is an intense beer. Everything about it is intense. Its towering presence, its reputation, its hop bombardment of biblical proportions, its dense saturation, its firm, aggressive delivery...It is a serious beer, and anyone who fails to see why this is such a sought-after beer just hasnt had enough IPAs. This does everything it can to stand out and be recognised, and that's what's needed to for an IPA to have a fighting chance in today's world. This beer established itself on reputation and quality, and it lives up to both, and still manages to surprise.

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Photo of IrishChocolate
3.43/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I would just like to point out that the latest iteration of this here hop bomb is only 8.3% ethanol, so it’s gonna take more to get wrecked. That is all. Oh wait, as for the suds, it’s ok. Not bad, not great, but the hype machine is in full effect.

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Photo of Enforje
4.71/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a phenomenal beer. The description is beautifully accurate, but to add to it I would say that the palette immediately takes to the flavors and the initial taste is not the same as subsequent. The final or ending notes of bitterness or alcohol on the first sip are are replaced or muted to a smooth buttery juicy finish on subsequent sips. Definitely enjoy half the beer before starting to review or grade.

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Photo of Sparty1224
4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving: 1 Pint can poured into a tulip. Canned on 11/24/19, making this almost 4 weeks old at this point.

A: Super hazy, small half-inch white head. Nice pale orange/cream color. Beautiful looking DIPA.

S: Orange, pineapple, papaya up front. Little bit of guava and passion fruit in there as well. Doesn't pop as much as other Tree House DIPAs I've had, but it's still great.

T: Fresh orange juice, pineapple, papaya. Flavor explodes from beginning to end. Little bit of peach on the finish.

M: For a DIPA, this is super rich and creamy. Very full mouthfeel. But the big plus here is the fully hidden ABV and the complete removal of any trace of hop bitterness and harshness.

O: Shout out once again to BCally1980 for this. Just had Hurricane and Doppelganger recently. Both were great, but seemed to be missing something. This one has it all. I'm sure there's other similar or better DIPAs Tree House has done, but for me, this nearly perfects it. Beautifully hazy, big aroma, perfect mouthfeel with basically no alcohol or hop harshness. This should be the standard for all other DIPAs.

Recommendation: One of the best beers ever.

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Photo of thebeers
4.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, creamy orange with a fat finger of foamy, off-white head. Messy lacing.

Creamy citrus nose with some peach, pineapple and a touch of cilantro.

The taste follows with some slight toast in the mix and a nice bitter, grassy finish.

Exceptionally creamy feel with some nice fizz cutting through.

All the great flavors of regular Green with the creaminess dialed up to eleven in the aroma, taste and feel.

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Photo of Billolick
4.46/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

"11/24/19 - Gobble Gobble" stamped on the bottom of the 16 ounce can....A treat from the source a few days ago...these beauties were limited to ONE can per person.

Typical hazed/clouded TH NEIPA look...ample fine bits of lacing on the glass.

Lovely ripe tropical fruit infused sniff.

Delicious brew, tropicals out in full force, with ripe pineapple, mango, kiwi, all with an under layer of bold lime. A late resiny and more gritty hop note also detected.

Terrific in all aspects....

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Photo of egrandfield
4.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Might be my favorite Tree House IPA.
L: Pale Yellow, straight juice. Thin head.
S: Pineapple apple
T: Juicy with this weird grassy/apple aftertaste
F: Thick, but like pulp, but no carbonation. Not as pulpy as some of them, but not not pulpy either
O: Would have more than once

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Photo of digboy
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright gold color, very cloudy with a 2 finger white dense head that retains well, leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma sits more on the tropical side with guava and mango notes, but there is a background of some citrus.

The taste starts off with a punch of orange. By mid-taste some of the more mellow mango notes creep in. The finish introduces a tartness that, with the citrus, falls into the grapefruit pith range. Great fresh flavor all around, nothing off at all.

This is a smooth, soft beer with a light to moderate carbonation and a tartness in the finish.

I can see why this is a beloved beer and currently ranked #6. I suspect mine is a little past the prime (6 weeks old) and so it is likely more intense when freshly canned. Still, it ain't hard to recognize greatness.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If the adult in you ever wanted an imperial strength orange juice, Tree House has the IPA for you: a New England, stronger than usual offering that promises fruitiness, dankness and and hoppiness to screwdrive their point home.

Expounding on their flagship IPA, Green, Very Green pours a nearly gray-ish goldenrod equipped with a matte finish and a pastel tone. Underneath its slightly tarnish froth lies a scent of citrus, spice, green and botanicals that tease the nose with a friendly fruitiness but also a grassy dankness. Its sweet palate is chocked full of pastry dough, light honey and cereal grain to soothe the early palate before the hops arrive.

And once they do, a rip-roaring taste of freshly squeezed orange juice hints toward the tropical punch side with pineapple and lime. As the hops quickly overcome the middle palate, the fruitiness turns pleasantly spicy with hemp, hay, chive, geranium, peppery grasses and an overall herbaceous array. Its moderate bitterness balances to the biting side of hops more than do most of their IPA, but the dryness that it brings is welcomed.

Medium full in body, the richer cereal-laden start gives way to a softly resinous finish with the spice of botanical gin, matcha and sassafras for an herbal, woodsy, but decidedly dank bitterness to close. Very Green evades much of the banana fruitiness that plagues many of Tree Houses beers or robs it of textural dryness.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass via can

color is a nice hazy yellow/orange

smell is an amped up version of Green..pungent as heck..sweet citrus

taste follows the nose..super citrus here

carbonation is high and the mouthfeel is dense and creamy

world class IPA..very lucky to have stopped by TH when this was just canned

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Photo of kevanb
4.46/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, dated 09.04.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass. Enjoyed on 09.21.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a very hazy and turbid bright golden color, amber hues with a foamy white head that has decent retention and lacing. The aroma is excellent, super green, bitter resinous pine, grassy, dank weed, floral with some fragrant grapefruit peel, tropical orange and pineapple with sweet yeast and pale dough. The flavors follow the nose well, bursting with raw green hop, hop oil, resinous and bitter pine, hop spice, grapefruit peel brings out a bit of tropical pineapple and mango with a nice bed of cereal grains. The mouthfeel is good, coating and bright medium body, lively texture with a dry finish.

Verdict: A great IIPA from Tree House. Green is probably my favorite staple IPA from Tree House and this is an excellent version of that beer. Hard to go wrong with either, the extra booze in this one is probably a slight detractor in the end.

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Photo of Specialmick
4.86/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look exactly what I want an IPA to look like. Pillow like and yellow orange

Smell Man o man I have rarely smelled a beer that was so good. The pungency is out of this world. a smell of almost sour but so enticing . Reminiscent of Green but taken to another level but not better or worse.
Taste Sour grapefruit pithy perfect, sweet aftertaste back to bitter dry.
Feel. Forget about it.Typical feathery Treehouse yeasty overload goodness.
Overall . Some of the best you will ever come across for me. Everything a double IPA should aspire to be

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Photo of beersampler6
4.64/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely incredible NE style IPA from the always amazing Tree House. This one was one of my favorites from their extensive list. Canned date 8/4/19. Looks incredible, hazy yellow-orange turbulent color with some fluffy white head and beautiful lasting rings of lingering lacing that stayed put throughout the entire beer. Hard to beat. Smells great, deep ripe fruity hops - tangerine, grapefruit, mango, lemon, pineapple, melon, guava, passion fruit - as well as malt, piney and floral hops, caramel, bread and creamy vanilla. Taste follows the nose, excellent balance (as always) between the juicy fruity hop bomb and the sweeter malt backbone with that great creamy vanilla backing it up. Higher ABV so well hidden. The mouthfeel was just out of this world, creamy, juicy, smooth, sticky, luscious, coats the palate. One of the best I've ever tried. Just the right amount of carbonation. I will keep on my quest to try as many of their beers as I can.

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

Canned 09/04/19 “the sweetest juice”
Been waiting years to try this one since having Green and imagining a doubly delicious version. Not far off, it turns out, because this is simply stellar. Most NEIPAs and a majority of TH beers are juice bombs, but wow, this is a juice meteor! Honestly can’t imagine freshly picked citrus tasting better than this. Viscous, almost pulpy feel and perfectly bittersweet yet dry in the finish. This one exceeds the hype.

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Photo of Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark
4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Its hard living near Treehouse because you tend to get spoiled with the ready availability of their beers. I have to admit, while there's nothing wrong with Very Green, it's not one that completely blows people away either. For all the gushing I've had guests do about the Juice Machine or King Julius I gave them, Very Green gets a fairly standard, 'It was very good.'

I think this is the new normal of how a good double IPA should drink. While it's not a showstopper, it is a great beer that has the lemon rhind, pine and light floral flavors loaded into a juicy IPA which is standard OP of TH. There is a bit of a mango note and overly ripe pineapple which comes out after you swallow the sip. The look is that of a Treehouse beer ... a cloudy and translucent orange-yellow color with a nice mouthfeel and a very small foamy head.

I will say, while a great beer that any brewer would like to put their name on, when I saw the high reviews and then tasted the beer ... my first thought was that Treehouse was getting very predictable and it's high ratings may have to do more with the ingenious timing of the rationing/availability of certain beers vs. one beer actually being that much better than another.

The gold standard is Julius or Juice Machine but a lot of the other beers just kind of blend.

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

Canned 7/23/19, enjoyed in a tulip shifter
Murky matte golden straw, admits little light. 1.5 finger of white fine bubbled head. Full lacing, well capped.
Smell: Initially various citrus, pineapple, mango, light Swiss cheese, melon, yeast mustiness.
Taste: Sweet tangelo, mango, light sweet pepper. With some warming, mango, pineapple, cantaloupe predominate.
Feel: soft mouthfeel, consistent carbonation, dry finish, slight kick of bitterness at the end. Fruits come on as the glass warms.
More vivid citrus flavors than regular Green, but not as balanced. Super.

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Photo of thebeerguy31
4.4/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quicker review, on tap at Tree House
Look (4.5): Super opaque orange yellow, one finger head
Smell (4.5): citrusy and nice hops forward
Taste (4.25): citrusy, very hoppy, but easy to crush
Feel (4.5): nice body, super smooth
Overall: 4.5

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Photo of Sandis
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz. can into a plastic cup (hey, we're on the driveway drinking). Just another in a long line of wonderful IPA from TH. The aroma is amazing and the wonderfully soft finish completes the experience.

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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1387 ratings