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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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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 384
4.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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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4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +3.2%
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 +3.6%
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 -9.8%
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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4.9/5  rDev +4%
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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4.79/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4.91/5  rDev +4.2%
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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4.74/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

fresh can drank in a teku on 8/7/2016

L-bright hazy orange, thick lacing for an IPA for sure

S-ripe citrus bursting out of the glass. heavy pineapple, extremely potent, very sweet

T-ripe pineapple galore, extremely fruity and sweet and wonderful, some breadiness to it as well to balance out the potent hops. very tropical with the pineapple really standing out strong

F-creamy but also juicy, a little boozy, but still very drinkable

O-really enjoyed this one. i sought this out pretty hard this time, so i may not get to try it again, but certainly one of the best from TH. I do love me some KJ and VH over this but all just incredible. Worth seeking out for sure!

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
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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4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 7/29. Consumed 8/4.

A: Thick and turbid deep yellow/orange reminiscent of pineapple juice. Medium, soft, yellow-white head sticks around for a while, leaving thick laces of foam around the glass.

S: Insane. Possibly even more aromatic than Green. Explodes with aroma of tropical fruit--tangerine, pineapple, cantaloupe. Bit of sweet bready malt. A little bit of garlic-y herbaceousness, but the subtler notes are really overpowered by the overwhelming fruitiness.

T: First impression is recognition of the similarity to its younger sibling. It's an explosion of tropical fruit up front, but no single note really stands out from the rest--they kinda all blend together. Mid-palate, VG and Green really diverge. Instead of the delicate, perfectly balanced sweet bready malt that makes Green so special, VG features a malt backbone that is less uniquely Tree House--at least in the way it's integrated into this beer. It's definitely boozier, and it adds a sweet, almost syrupy feel to the aftertaste. The extra ~1% really comes through. All that being said, the taste is supremely world-class, with a level of tropical flavors that matches any other beer I've had.

M: Milkshake-esque. Heavy mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Only detractor is the tinge of booze on the finish, which overstays its welcome IMO and brings with it a strong drying factor that cuts through the juiciness, thereby placing this on the lower end of my Tree House DIPA rankings.

O: The worst thing about this beer is the fact that everyone--including myself in this review--compares it to Green, which is, in my humble opinion, one of the best IPAs being brewed right now. The best thing about this beer is that like its younger sibling, it has almost everything going for it. Incredibly juicy nose showcases an assortment of citrus and tropical fruits. Ultra-creamy mouthfeel perfectly mellows an onslaught of tropical flavors. At this point, the worst part about reviewing Tree House beers is knowing what they're capable of. While I prefer Green over VG, this is one of the best DIPAs I've ever had, one that I'd gladly choose over almost any other brew in its ABV range.

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4.68/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is excellent. A little more boozy than Green, which I prefer a touch more. All the Treehouse little brother beers are cleaner and more balanced I think. That's a small quibble because Treehouse is consistently proving no one makes better hoppy beers.

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4.65/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer really backs up the hype. Classic Tree House haze. Mango, citrus, tropical aroma. Taste begins with a tropical hop punch, then changes to a little resin/pine before finishing with a slight malt smoothness. The beer feels buttery smooth. Go find it!

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4.63/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overhyped for what it is. That being said this beer is really good and IMO should be drank fresh.

Went to TH back to back days to get this. One of their better offerings BUT I would put VG on a level of Doppelganger but not as good as KJ or Very Hazy.

Very green is basically a Green creamsicle, Green with slightly more flavor and more "creamy".

Would I drink this beer again? Absolutely. Do I think this is TH's best offering? Not even close. Settle for regular Green IMO.

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
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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3.7/5  rDev -21.4%
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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5/5  rDev +6.2%
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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4.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -2.5%
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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4.63/5  rDev -1.7%
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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5/5  rDev +6.2%
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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4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
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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4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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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4.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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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