Haze | Tree House Brewing Company

257 Reviews

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 jvillefan
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good IPA, one of the better offerings from tree house. This one is more on the dank, pine side of the IPAD spectrum as opposed to tropical and fruit side. I suggest actively seeking this one out only if you are a big fan of IPAs.

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Photo of Cee_McDee
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: pours a nice hazy orange. The kind of look you expect from a Treehouse DIPA with immense juicy aroma.
Smell: Wow! Beautiful tropical fruit coming off the nose gives way to solid hoppy backing. Very juicy, nice orange, mango aroma emerging from the top of this beaut of a beer. Smell is on point with what you expect from this.
Taste: The taste is exotic. Fruity, juicy, very very well balanced. Bitter like a DIPA but oh so juicy! The fruit aroma hits the back of your mouth as you're left with an overwhelming sweet, but incredible taste begging for another sip. This my friends, is the filet mignon of DIPAs.
Feel: feel is wholesome. Very filling, smooth, and pleasant. You can feel the complexity that gets brewed into this beer. From the taste to the feel, this scores 100 all around.

Overall: The juice filled DIPA proves to be a standard of what craft beer aspires to be. Very, very nice. Lucky to only be 45 min away from this gem of a brewery.

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Photo of a_andersen
4.22/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Haze lives up to it's name by pouring a murky light brown, another beer that can completely block out the sun (note: a_andersen does not recommend you expose your Haze to direct sunlight). The flavor profile jumps between fruity mango and ripe plantain, at times throwing off vegetable flavors.

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Photo of tlema1
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: hazy, juicy, lacing
S: citrus juice, faint peach
T: juicy, citrus and other fruits dominate
F: smooth, great mouthfeel , slightly piney
O: the juiciest beer I've ever had, great balance with hop flavor

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Photo of Soleamakie
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Full bodied, but so smooth for its 8.2%. Smell and taste is fruity and dank. I could drink this all day...until it got me drunk! Worth trying again. Worth buying.

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Photo of Nugget40
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another home run from Treehouse. Haze pours a turbid, pale yellowish orange, looks just like pineapple/orange juice in the glass. A lasting one finger head. The smell is big beautiful orange, mango, tropical fruit, a bit of peach. Taste follows the nose, orange, citrus, tropical fruits, just a touch for dankness hiding in the back. Very soft bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick, creamy, like a velvet pillow of fruit in your mouth. Overall this one of the best IPA/DIPAs I have had, in the top 3 from Treehouse for me, Bright being my favorite. Goes down oh so easy, no hint of alcohol even though it's 8.2% abv.

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Photo of thatche2
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass (1 month old). Appearance is hazy mango/orange juice with one finger thick white head. Smell is tropical fruit/hop juice that hits you in the face with notes of orange, peach, mango, and pineapple. Some light resin and honey is coming trough as well. Taste follows the nose with orange pulp most noticeable. There is a little bit of sweetness and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with good body upfront and a great bite on the finish.

Overall, this is probably the best IPAs I have tasted. The tropical fruit and earthy hop flavors are unreal, yet the drinkability and balance are great. The bitterness is perfectly placed, and there is just enough sweetness. Just about perfect all the way around.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good lord, this is good. Medium gold color, essentially opaque, tall head of white foam, lacing down glass... Aromas of citrus and pale orchard fruits, maybe something floral about it, too... flavor impressions follow suit - orange, stone fruit, grapefruit - all with just a hint of muskiness... Smooth and soft, moderate carbonation; drinks clean and easy - I could knock back a few of these with no problem... 2/23/17 canning.

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Photo of hiphops
2.47/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

can dated 2/15/17
ugly murky yellow small head
smells like sauerkraut scallions lemon some tropical rotten notes some earthy notes
tastes bitter like orange pith
feels kind of prickly but also kind of flat
i don't get the hype for this murky turd nugget

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Photo of Narkee
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 19 Jan 2017. Aroma is apricots and peach with a subtle sweet caramel. Palate is full of flavour and a perfect balance of dried apricots and a long dry bitterness.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque pale yellow with rich two finger head, slowing reducing to a film of bubbles. Decent lacing, some alcohol legs.

Aroma is earthy over tropical, but full of fruit. Lots of citrus, hints of peach and pineapple. Little bit of pine and earth.

Taste follows the nose though the earthiness is stronger. Little bit of bubblegum going on in there too. Dank resinous bitterness though subdued, and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is a nice medium body and smooth with higher carbonation than some of their other beers.

Overall this is a tasty DIPA, the dank bitterness, dry finish, and higher carbonation place this above a lot of their other beers for me.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer looks incredible even by Tree House standards. It has that bubblegum flavor that a lot of Tree House has but in this case it is a little bit too overwhelming.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First had 1/24/17 at home from Andy K. Smells tropical, and follows through to the flavor with peach and papaya, not much bitterness. Creamy, pillowy mouthfeel with a cloudy, turbid appearance. Could drink this beer everyday for the rest of my life and not be disappointed.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 1-18-17 into a snifter glass.

Smell: All kinds of fruits in there- peaches, grapefruit, orange, mango, and papaya. A lite spice to go along with it.

Taste: All the fruits combined with a juicy flavor. The blend is super drinkable with no taste of alcohol for a double IPA
Feel: Next to no bitter with a little stickiness. Just enough carbonation to add a kick to the drink.
Overall: Another fantastic Tree House brew. I appreciated the higher ABV as I drank my second one. Super juicy fruit taste with little bitterness equals a very drinkable double IPA.⠀⠀

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Photo of Danstaats
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer. Dangerous. Ive never had a beer that was so drinkable at 8.2 % I finished this beer in a heartbeat. Felt more like a session IPA. In a good way.

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Photo of Jason
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -0.2%
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 +4.4%
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 -11.7%
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 +4.6%
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
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | 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 +6.4%
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 +4.4%
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 +10.1%
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 -9.7%
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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