Haze | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We constructed this beer around hops we currently have plenty of access to, allowing us to re-brew it on a (relatively) consistent basis. We smell a ton of orange on the nose, with complimentary notes of peach and passionfruit. The flavor is similar with a blast of citrus fruit & orange quickly followed by spicy grapefruit, and earthy dankness. A lingering but pleasant hop oil finish awaits.

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Photo of Jason
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, acquired from the brewery.

As expected this beer is pretty damn hazy though the light does come through so all is not lost. Perhaps one of the best heads I've seen on a beer. Smells of mango, apricots, ruby red grapefruit, and kiwi ... pithy and rind-like with lots of juice. Super juicy, juice box juicy. Very smooth with some body. A kiss of malt, hops are obviously dominant here. Slight bitterness but it is soft. A bit pungent within all of this juicy character. Love what they did with this brew, keep it going guys!!

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Photo of Buck89
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. A turbid golden-yellow color with a frothy white head. The foam slowly settled into a nice firm cap. The aroma was bright - tropical fruit, grass, and a nice dank resiny smell. Incredible taste with tropical fruit, mango, oranges, dank notes, and a bit of pine. A restrained but present crackery and bready malt backbone. Silky mouthfeel.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Split a can of this with my roommate and good friend Chris, who snagged it as a trade from his work buddy. Cheers Chris! I've had the privilege of having several Tree House beers in the past, but not this one as far as I recall (I think I'd probably remember having this if I did).

Pours an opaque orange color as expected with a very retentive bone-white head of foam that sticks around at about a finger with some splotchy lace here and there. The head that remains is very consistent and the surface of the beer bears it quite well. Not everyone is into these turbid "milkshake" looking IPAs, but if you are, this is certainly a nice looking one.

Very clean and well-defined hop profile that straddles the line between tropical and citrusy hops very closely. Not much malt here at all other than a subtle wheaty backbone that nevertheless fades behind the hop qualities. I get a lot of peach, orange, grapefruit peel, papaya, mango and even some ripe blueberry in here. Kind of seems like Mosaic combined with some older school hops to me. A tad bit of doughy yeast in there as well.

On the tongue, this is super bright with candied citrus, mango, papaya and other tropical fruits up front followed closely by some more citrus and even a little pine towards the finish as a slight bitterness takes hold. I'm surprised this doesn't drink like an 8+% beer at all; it's very drinkable and even "crushable" although the idea of crushing this is almost blasphemous to me. Pure orange juice in the middle, with some peach and apricot flavors lingering a bit before the mostly dry close. I say mostly dry because there's a slight flash of juiciness even right at the end, alongside a tough and lingering bitterness. Just great.

Drinkability is, of course, very high as well. These guys don't really know how to make a bad IPA, and the combination of heavy amounts of suspended proteins in the final product and oats in the mash give this a soft, smooth feel with a moderate carbonation and chewy body. This doesn't drink anywhere close to 8%, as stated before, so the alcohol presence is fairly muted and doesn't really play into the flavor until the glass gets closer to room temperature. Even then, it's hardly as present as many other lower-ABV DIPAs out there right now. Simply world-class. Love it.

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Photo of raysat
4.01/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I suppose this would be my first ever "juice-bomb" that I've tasted. It was canned today, and pours really hazy, a very pale orang colour with thin white head. Aroma is nice, very powerful. Juicy (orange, mango, peach), also a hoppy/floral scent as well. It has a really nice scent. Taste is juice. I've never had a beer like it, that tastes so smooth and flavourful. It hides its ABV content and really just goes down easy. I do prefer beers with a more hoppy/floral bite to them, but to each their own. Really nice beer I'm happy to have. Skål

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very haze doh, looks life pineapple juice, one finger white head
Aroma is huge, mango, papaya, pine, pineapple
Taste is lots of tropical fruits, mango, papaya, pine, malt, very hoppy, bitter finish but not overwhelming. So silky smooth.

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Aslin Beer Co stemmed glass. Canned 11-20-2016.

Appear: poured beautiful orange juice haze with a about a fingers worth of foam that disapiated pretty quickly. gorgeous lacing is left along as you rock the glass.

Smell: Holy Orange Juice rolls into stone fruit and topical notes some peaches and magoes great herbal and earthy dankness. there's also some candied orange rind going which is nice.

Taste: orange creamsicle on the palate. delicious piney sappy notes on the finish. There's also some of the same mango and tropical fruit notes you get on the nose. The pithy piney notes do build as you sip but not in a bad way. It actually makes the beer more balanced.

Mouth: some silky and so smooth. medium feel. I don't know that it can get any better.

Over: Delicious reminds me of Pineal by Tired Hands. Great drinking experience. 8.2% where it's hidden. Could be 4.2% for what I could tell. Very well balanced between the great silky juicy notes and the sappy bitter notes. Great brew. RIght up my ally.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this out of order - so it may have hurt the review a little. I was lucky enough to have Very Hazy before trying Haze. Very Hazy may be the best beer I've ever had. Haze is still awesome. Treehouse again knocks it out of the park.

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Photo of dogleg_left
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy as advertised. Thin dissipating head. Pine and mango on the nose. Overripe mango and waves of bitter resin collide here and settle into a strong pithy afterglow. Palate buster for sure. Awesome Tree House offering.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank the day I brought it home from the brewery out of a TEKU. The line at the brewery was stupid long.

Look: As the name suggests, this beer has a full full haze, deep bright golden color and half a finger of fluffy white head.

Aroma: Classic TH! Big creamsicle aroma along tons of candied citrus, passionfruit and pineapple.

Taste: Aroma translates to the palate. A little more green on palate than the nose would suggest. Definitely a strong pithy bitterness as well balances the strong up front candied flavors. Finishes with a good amount of hop burn though, the only flaw in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Super crushable for 8.2%. the strong bitter hop burn slices through that thick treehouse creaminess.

Overall(style points): Another amazing IPA from Treehouse. Killer nose that's on par w/Julius but the strong bitter finish slots it behind Julius making this my second favorite beer from them. 99.25 points!

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good one here, didn't enjoy quite as much as Alter Ego and Green. The aroma here was interesting, had almost a banana aroma going on. Flavor is very fruity, hops are less pronounced. Feel is medium-full.

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Photo of smaddock
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. It pours very cloudy in a tulip glass. The aroma is peach and grapefruit. The taste is tart and fruity without being overly sweet. The mouthfeel is incredible. Treehouse simply makes the best IPAs in the United States. Everyone is a treasure.

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Photo of Kegger37
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is amazing, the aroma is incredible. Honestly, the only knock I have is some excess bitterness probably due to this being two months old, otherwise this beer was outstanding.

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

oh wow, took a while for me to get my hands on this but it was well worth the wait, very smooth and virtually no alcohol prominence whatsoever, for a 8.2 very smooth and drinkable, a grapefruit IPA with orange showing slightly on finish, wish it could be a regular for me....great feel and carbonation, a smooth sipper that improved with it warming in glass

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Photo of Boto
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from the Brewery: This one pours a milky, darker straw yellow color. There was about a finger of a frothy off white head that leaves some lacing. Very nice nose. Orange, pineapple, peach, maybe some earthiness. The taste is excellent. A fairly good amount of bitterness. Orange, pineapple, a bit of resinous hops. Good malts in the background.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours hazy and looks like orange juice in the glass though tad more towards yellow than straight orange. The smell follows the look on this one. Orange up front along with peach notes. Going along with the balance the beer, the taste follows the nose as the nose follows the looks. Sweet up front with orange citrus predominating. The back end is very balanced and not that bitter at all. Notes of orange candy linger. The feel is medium thick. Overall this is an amazing beer; orangey and tasty!

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Photo of BoogieNights
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank it out of the can. Smells awesome taste is smooth and fruity. would have liked slightly more bite. Maybe that is the magic for 8.2 % went down real easy. I would like to try this on draft. Outstanding I really want to try this again.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like other TH pale ales, this one isn't much to look at. Where it shines is the hop finish that is lacking in some of the brewery's other popular offerings. The citrus aroma isn't nearly as overpowering as it is in Julius, Green, or Alter Ego. The taste has a better malt/hops balance. The mouthfeel and body are right on par with the best TH has to offer. A fine example of the NE-style pale ale.

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Photo of TheRossness
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haaze is the best "normal" IPA TH makes. It has a peach-like quality to it. Sometimes it can be rank though. I got a growler fill once and it was nasty. This beer must be consumed quickly after canning. Overall, one of their better beers.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque fiery orange with a finger of foamy white head. Head retention is strong with lacing prevalent after each sip. A low volume head is a bit of a disappointment on a high caliber IPA, especially a IIPA. Aroma is dripping with citrus, orange, and resin hops. Very tasty so far. A sip provides a blast of hops, and citrus - in a good way. Notes include citrus, orange, tangerine, and resin. The hops are well managed and balanced, keeping this heavy hitting beer from being difficult to drink. Mouth feel is filling, while only be a medium to medium-thick consistency. Overall, it's a very pleasing beer that is strong across all fronts. The hops are well balanced and thought out. The alcohol taste is well hidden and buried behind a flavorful, powerful beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really hazy peach color with off-white head. Aroma has really juicy hops with nice tropical flavors. Taste is even more intense. Lots of peaches and apricots, mango, some pineapple and a good amount of grassy bitterness on the finish. Full bodied and well carbonated. Another great one from Tree House.

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Photo of XBeerBellyT
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy Amber. Lacing is absolutely gorgeous
S: Orange, peach smell with slight dank/earthy notes.
T: It has that burst of juicy fruit goodness on the tongue, as if you were to bite into a pineapple or peach. It's almost acidic initially. Like sharp juice bomb. It's followed by a balanced bitter finish. Bit piny and like rinds from fruits
F: It's silky smooth. Medium-full mouth feel for an IPA. Reminds me of Central Water Cassian Sunset mouth feel. Silky.

Overall, it's just a great juice bomb. Glad to have tried my first TH beer.

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Photo of amano_h
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S: Apricots. Peaches. Mango. Pineapple. Grapefruit. Orange juice. Grass. Earthy spice.
T: Sweet oranges. Grapefruit. Peach. Apricots. Papaya. Pine. Spice. Bready malt. Earthy.
M: Similar mouthfeel and purée-ish body as seen with Green, but with a lot more gusto. Sticky. Tongue-tickling carbonation. Slight booze burn.
O: An outstanding brew by its merits, but my weak little Asian stomach can't seem to stomach the magnitude of this brew. I'll perhaps one day (if there ever comes a day when I have the chance to drink this more frequently) grow into this super thick super juicy super saturated haze fad, but as for now this is just too much for me to handle.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours cloudy pulpy orange color, looks like a glass of orange juice. Nice white head great lacing.

Smell - Mango, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple and peach. The hops are coming through nicely as well.

Taste - Very juicy topical IPA sweet and very nice hop flavor. The best way I can describe this is someone added fresh hops to freshly squeezed juice. Amazing flavors and very well balanced. Plenty of orange and pineapple as well as mango papaya and grapefruit. This is dangerously drinkable and no sign of the 8.2% ABV.

Feel - Medium body very smooth. Although it is medium body it still has very full and creamy feel.

Overall - This is an amazing brew, it hits all the notes from the tropical smell and taste to the well balanced hoppiness and smooth feel.

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Photo of CHickman
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Split a growler, it pours cloudy yellow gold color that has the classic New England IPA looks. Head was foamy, off white and about 1 finger thick, fading slowly and leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of fresh citrus hops, pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, mango, dank piney hops, luscious tropical fruit, graham cracker, biscuit, toasted grains and a general lovely fruity sweetness. All hops but just enough malt backbone to make it almost perfectly balanced.

Tastes pretty much like it smells but with added citrus fruit like papaya, star fruit, grapes and pear. Bitterness is mild and the ABV is completely hidden, making this incredibly easy to drink. Simply delicious.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Very orange in color with a white frothy head that stays around for a while.
S: Orange with a little peach and other citrus.
T: Similar to the nose, though not quite as juicy as the smell and a little less sweetness than some of the other TH beers. You can't really taste the bitterness, and this hides an 8% ABV better than any beer I've ever had this strong. Delicious.
F: Some carbonation, not as hefty as some other NE IPAs. But nice.
O: Great beer, up there with all their others. The slight decrease in sweetness was actually a positive for my palate the night I drank it.

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