Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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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:
97
Ratings:
627
Avg:
4.69
pDev:
5.54%
 
 
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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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 jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the 3rd Anniversary Party.

Huge fluffy head, hazy peach orange

Nose is good but not what I was expecting, bright tropical fruit, mild dank resin, orange cream, guava passion fruit, pith, somewhat light though as I have to really fish for those characters.

Taste very bitter, big rind pith, tropical fruits, guava, bubblegum, resin, papaya, little tangerine and pith, Clementine, juicy, touch of mango. Finish dry very bitter, rind pith, mild dank tropical.

Nice creamy fluffy mouth, great carb.

Overall, this really doesn't seem like a correct version of Very Green. I've been trying to get this beer for a long time now, and this doens't seem like a good version, and even the Green I had recently seems very underwhelming, so perhaps the batch of hops is less potent than usual, or they got less of it. I'll def try this again next time it's around though.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 dar482
4.59/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(January 2016 batch)
The aroma punches of fresh mango, stone fruit.

The flavor follows with pineapple, orange sorbet, Orange drink apricot, citrus pith, sweet herbs like spearmint. Hints of booze and astringency like a screwdriver.

(2015 batch)
The beer comes in an intense golden yellow, extremely hazy.

The aroma hits of dank herbal quality, bready malt, grapefruit pith, bright pineapple.

The flavor follows with that initial attack of bright pineapple, guava, watered down orange juice, grapefruit, Orangina, barely sweetness, but medium bready malt, then onto this aggressive dank quality that reminds me of fusel, grain alcohol, vodka. At 8.3%, it certainly isn't true alcohol, but a strange note from the hops.

In the end, very much Green in the front, but the malt and that huge dank bite really detract from the beer. A "big" disappointment, relatively speaking to Tree House standards and Green being the best IPA.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.79/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick, hazy orangish color almost like orange juice. Nice foamy head. Smells of tropical pineapple, and mango with notes of oranges. Taste is sweet up front with a nice balance from the malts and a mildly bitter finish. Another winner.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A muddled cloudy orange, less bright than other cloudy tree house IPAs. The nose is a bautiful sweet, citrus hoppiness. The taste more bland and bitter than the nose, good but underwhelming after thy nose. This is a full yet easy drinking feel that's smooth to drink. Another top notch IPA from tree house.

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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the 3rd Anniversary Party at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into the custom Tree House wine glass a hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades slowly to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of super dank citrus, lots of dank bitterness as well. Little herbal too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Dank, resinous citrus, grapefruit pith and a little peel. Just a little bit of herbalness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, drinks a little hot.

O - Overall this beer was good, but pales in comparison to how great regular 'ol Green is. I'd like to have this again though, just to see if in a more controlled environment my marks would be higher.

Serving Type: on tap

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.76/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the growler into a Hill wine glass. Soft pillowy white head. Hazy, burnt orange yellow color. Looks amazing. Smell is tropical fruits galore. Tangarine, mango, papaya and a biscuity malt sweetness in the back. This tastes like straight up juice, but only better. Huge orange flavor up front and finishes clean with that nice biscuit malt. Dare I say, better than Julius? I'd put this against any Hill beer.

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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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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa. Pours an extremely hazy orange color with a thick white head that dissipates some but lingers on the surface of the beer throughout drinking. Intricate lacing left on the glass as it drinks down. Smell is piney, earthy, tropical and dank. What a combination. Tastes reflect the same - pineapple, citrus, dank hops. Best way to describe the feel is creamy. Like drinking a pineapple-orange-cream smoothy dusted with light pine. Downright delicious beer, high marks on this one

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

thank you robbie for the share, can from 2 days ago....love is in the air. wow, truth in advertising...this is green, but very much so. green times two...maybe three? yum yum.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From growler. Extremely hazy deep orange. Finger foam head. Extreme lacing. And not really lacing, looks just like pulp resin from a glass of oj. Mehndi of foam. Only reason not 5 is the retention of the head. What a smell. Dank forest with a few pine trees and all kinds of tropical fruit trees within. Taste is hitting me with honey dew and mango. A bit of earthiness to wrap it together. Feel is velvet dollar bills. Smooth, some wet hop oil, and yet a bitter dry. Another stellar offering from TH.

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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 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 ScaryEd
4.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange straw color with a gigantic fluffy white head. Nice retention and lacing as the head dissipates.

The aroma is a pineapple bomb, as expected. Just wave after wave of pineapple, some mango, followed by some tangerine and orange rind. Finishes with some pithy grapefruit and pine resin.

The taste is basically Green, with a lot more grapefruit and pithy, sticky bitterness. There's a bit of mango, and orange juice as well. Finishes extremely bitter and resinous.

The feel is medium bodied with pretty high carbonation. Creamy, but a touch sticky. Bitterness coats the mouth and refuses to go away.

Overall a very good DIPA but also a very disappointing one. This beer doesn't take Green to the next level the way VH and Doppel do to their respective beers. It's just a touch too sticky and bitter and doesn't capture the amazing creamy mouthfeel of Green. Still, I feel if I hadn't had Green so many times before, I'd be in love with this beer. It's still excellent as always with TH.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L - ah, good ol' Green. Not as turbid as its little brother, but a beautiful deep hazy orange. It's almost like it has its own power source. A miniature radioactive core emanating out to the edges of the glass. Darker with tangerine fringes. Ultra-fine bubbly head clings to the glass with every jostle. I could swirl this for days.

S - first thing I noticed was a huge bready blast. Deeper, danker, more intimidating than cheery Green. Waves of ripe orange juice. Pineapple on the end. Galaxy galore, a very deep, penetrating aroma. Tree House certainly does that well with their DIPAs. Saturating.

T - wow, more of the aroma. Galaxy hops reign supreme. Wheaty crackers up front with an alcohol warming starting in the third act. Overripe pineapple citrus smoothie. Juice is kicked up as the beer warms. Sweet, candied pineapple. All sorts of fruit blended together, rind and all. The definition of "pithy". It's like chewing on the string things and "filler" between orange slices. Mealy tanginess leaves an almost gritty sensation that coats my teeth and tongue. Powerful bitterness pervades. It sorta sneaks up on you and after I wrap my head around the suffocating flavor, I'm left wondering what's pinching my tongue! Insane amount of hops. Earthy and primal. Hints of crabgrass. A raw bitterness. Well done prickly tingles dry up the finish, leaving the lips craving another sip. Gets way stickier and sweeter as it ages. Like a fine white whine. Buttery vanilla.

F - silky smooth. Rich and decadent. Fills the mouth with seemingly more beer than I put in there! Now if only the can could refill itself too!

O - outstanding as usual from Tree House. I do prefer regular Green however, because the hops went a little overboard, covering up the subtle nuances that make Green delicious. The Galaxy hops give it too much of a "wheaty" taste and lacks the balance of Green. A shitton more bitterness that almost swats away any budding juice flavor. Still amazing beer though that commands attention on all levels.

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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 pmarlowe
4.16/5  rDev -11.3%
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 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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