Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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Very GreenVery Green

Brewed by:
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 schinebd
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick, turbid, creamy yellow-tan color with a fluffy white head. Under the right light, it glows orange. Smell jumps of mango, passion fruit, and mild pineapple. The taste is a wonderful punch of galaxy hop flavor, with a great punch of tropical fruitiness. As the beer warms, it is supported by some of the purest hoppy fruit juice flavors I have ever detected in a beer. Just pure orange and mango riding below more traditional citrusy and mildly bitter hop flavors. The feel is thick and lush; feels like it is saturated with flavors that slowly melt in your mouth. I imagine if sipping this beer through a straw, you'd have to pull harder as if drinking a milkshake. My tastes are preferential to galaxy hopped offerings, Green being one of my favorites, and this one tops them all.

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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 joezak5
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased growler on 04Aug 2016 and imbibed 05Aug2016. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Thick and opaque, almost glowing orange-yellow; thick pure white head overflowing the glass.
S: Citrus overload of hopped, pineapple and tangerine… very similar to Green... slightly stronger and sweeter.
T: Sweet hoppy citrus, sweet hops with a nice, bitter dry finish. Same slightly stronger and nicely sweeter that Green.
M: This is where VG shines... thick and syrupy with the head seeming to surround it.
O: This one has stunned me less that Doppel and King JJJ when it comes to the big brothers, but I'd gladly drink it every day and wouldn't change a thing.

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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 Dolphinsmarlins1
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy, opaque orange. Tastes and smells nearly identical to regular Green. That is the reason I rate it so high: the fact that Tree House can mask the amped up level of booze without compromising the unique juicy and dank flavor profile. Worth trying if you can find a trading partner. The latest release had some pretty low limits.

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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 lanciloti
5/5  rDev +6.6%
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 RichD
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16oz can dated yesterday.

L: Pours like a tropical fruit juice with a nice, frothy white head. This seriously looks like orange juice mixed with pineapple juice. I'd honestly take the super hazy appearance over the filtered appearance all day.

S: Boy, you can tell that Tree House dumped a boatload of galaxy hops in here. Huge mango and papaya notes. There's some faint citrusy orange scents as well. The aroma is one of the most pleasant I've ever smelled.

T: These galaxy hops are quite in-your-face. I've never had a beer that was so pronounced in the galaxy hop department. Huge mango and papaya notes with some orange as well. This is also quite bitter. One of the most bitter IPAs that I can remember. This flavor profile is incredible. Definitely reminds me of an imperial Green.

F: This is a creamy, smooth beer. No alcohol to speak of. I definitely could session these beers no problem. Good thing it only comes around so often.

Overall: This is one of the best IPAs I've ever had. I think this has entered my top 5 Imperial/Double IPAs. The overload of one of my favorite hops makes for a beer drinking experience that I've never had before. Tree House is unstoppable.

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Photo of HarryS
5/5  rDev +6.6%
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 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 ctbeerguy86
5/5  rDev +6.6%
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 Johnct
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is what it is. King Julius is to Julius as Very Green is to Green. A stronger Green, with a bit more flavor. Truly amazing. Didn't think something as awesome as Green could be made any better but here we are.

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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 Scarfer_Brad
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow what a great beer, juice, fragrant and a boomer. one of if not the best beer i have had. will try to trade for it again. nice hazy, tastes and smells like a tropical fruit stand. feels great. perfect carb.

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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 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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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 NYC-IPAnAPA
4.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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 aquabears
4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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 tregan_20
4.92/5  rDev +4.9%
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 edthehead
4.91/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of raspy22
4.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12/30 batch. Drank today 1/22.
L: slightly darker than orange juice. white head
S: so much juice! candied orange, tangerine, gum, some malt, not much dank, but some. Such a wonderful aroma!
T: Orange, tangerine, tropical, minorly dank, grassy flavor. Very pleasing!
F: nice smooth mouthfeel.
O: Yet again, another world class offering from Tree House. This hoppy orange juice goes down so easy. Would be definitely happy to have more of this!

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

A: Pours a nice super cloudy amber with a thick but small white head, great lacing down the glass.
S: Amazing smelling beer. Tons of tropical fruits like papaya, pineapple, mango, and oranges
T: Follows the nose very well, tons of fruits up front, lots of papaya and pineapple. You also start to pick up some grapefruit bitterness, and then theres some still hoppy bitterness/dankness on the end and it leaves a great after taste. Can't even tell this is has alcohol
F: Perfect mouthfeel for an IPA. Nice a creamy feeling but still very refreshing, and coats your mouth with the flavor.

O: Probably my second favorite treehouse brew behind C22. Compared to most other treehouse brews it's quite bitter but it leaves such an amazing after taste, and has some great depth to its flavor.

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Photo of tigg924
4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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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