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
Ranking:
#16
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
991
pDev:
5.56%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.47/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours about as hazy as anything I’ve ever seen before with a frothy white head on top. The smell of the beer has a very good amount of fruity hop aroma coming off of it. The taste is nicely balanced between sweet and hoppy, but virtually no bitterness to it at all. The feel is creamy and smooth. Goes down similar to a milkshake. Overall I think It’s a great beer and glad I was able to finally try it.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev -8.5%
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 mothman
4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
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 vfgccp
4.2/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -8.3%
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 Ciocanelu
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
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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4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.28/5  rDev -8.5%
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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4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Very Green from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 991 ratings