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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
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
Ranking:
#21
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
720
pDev:
5.98%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
444
Gots:
150
Trade:
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Photo of SuperDavidC
2.25/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of msteves99
2.81/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GeeL
3.7/5  rDev -20.9%
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 mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.77/5  rDev -19.4%
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 imyourhero21
3.79/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.91/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -15.6%
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 TJRoar
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Desp59
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beefsquatch
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of sukwonee
4.01/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Hazy grapefruit color, minimal head
S - Pine and citrus fruit
T - pine, citrus, sweet
F - light/medium body, minimal carbonation

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtrog313
4.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of facesnorth
4.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewT
4.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two cans from Monson. Green on steroids, with plenty of head and pineapple.

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Photo of BeerEsquire
4.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pmarlowe
4.16/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 03/17/17, so just under one week.

A: Pours hazy light orange with a finger of dense off white head and streaks of lacing. Average retention.

S: Bright mango, papaya, orange sherbet, and tangerine, rounded out by sharp lemon. Kind of a raw/green character, but still very nice.

T: Mild orange and tropical fruit (mango) that’s cut short fairly quickly with a mildly off-putting bitterness and yeasty mouthcoating quality. Meh… could use a bit of sweetness to accentuate the fruit.

M: Very creamy with full body and medium carbonation.

O: The nose is a really nice expression of tropical hops, but the taste is not as flavorful as you’d expect. Not really an improvement on regular Green.

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Photo of Todd
4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev -10.7%
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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Very Green from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 720 ratings
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