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Very Green | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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

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283
Avg:
4.7
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -8.7%
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 rudzud
4.2/5  rDev -10.6%
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 dar482
4.59/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +1.9%
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 Davepoolesque
4.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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 mrn1ceguy
4.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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 costanzo_mike
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
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 Hootie159
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
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 agreenman19
4.67/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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. 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. Well done prickly tingles dry up the finish, leaving the lips craving another sip.

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. Still amazing beer though.

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Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Sintech
4.62/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of RichD
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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 rodmanfor3
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best beer that Tree House brews. Very tropical, sweet, and easy drinking.

Very Green edges out Julius, ever so slightly, and falls within the realm of top tier Lawson's bottles in flavor and overall goodness.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can. Pours super cloudy orange-apricot, thick fluffy head that slowly fades leaving coating lace. Big juicy citrus peel aroma with hint of dank weed. Taste is juicy but not as sweet juicy as the other TH IPAs. This one has some dank earthy piney weed notes that come in strong and last awhile for near perfect bitter semi dry finish. Full creamy soft mouthfeel. This brew is outstanding, don't want it to end.

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Photo of Johnct
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Stevem68
4.59/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another excellent Treehouse offering! This one looked like OJ with a nice light orange hue and was full of plenty of delicious dank citrus hops! Glad I tracked it down!

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Photo of -Rick
4.45/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: super hazy, almost like grapefruit juice. A nice white head
S: lots of tropic fruit, pineapple, orange, sweet fruits
T: like the nose, loaded with fruit. a slight bitter finishing on this
F: soft and chewy with fruit flavors
O: a great beer. its like a slightly more boozy version of Green. Glad to have tried it!

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
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 Scarfer_Brad
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Kraj30
4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

well this was another winner.. color is a completely opaque orangeish yellow.. smell is like ripe pineapple and citrus notes.. flavor is like a bigger green.. big bold fruit.. some bitterness.. I have to say I still prefer Green..

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Photo of MikeM417
4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the top Treehouse beers, however I may actually slightly prefer regular Green to Very Green, ESPECIALLY considering the hype/difficulty to get. Treehouse has Green and Haze dialed in 100% and perfected.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.92/5  rDev +4.7%
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 Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Borderline opaque peach and golden hues with a thin 4mm bright white head and moderate lacing
S: Big tropical fruits - mangoes, pineapple, and limes with a delicate hop dankness
T: Huge rush of pineapple, limes, grass, and lemon on the tongue fades into a moderate sweetness (much less pronounced than Green); no discernible malt profile, but a distinct hoppiness
F: Bold carbonation on the initial sip, but underpinned by the classic smoothness of all Tree house brews - really reminded me of Juice Machine and King Julius for the soft mouthfeel
O: This is a world class DIPA. I tried this side-by-side with a regular can of Green and as others have commented this is simply an amped up version in all respects - flavor, hops, and mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. As far as comparisons go, I thought this was more expertly crafted than Green. Everything from the bolder tropical notes to the softer feel on the palette was evident. Green is easily one of my favorite beers, but this just categorically enhanced the experience in a calculated and refined manner. Incredible beer.

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Photo of Mojua
4.4/5  rDev -6.4%
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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