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Haze | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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 Michaelmartin85
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L-poured from one day old Tree House growler. Pours hazy/opaque--screams dank by sight

S-Dank, hop, floral all rolled into one. Why can't Yankee Candle make this scent?

T-Mirrors smell. Floral notes pepper the palate and leaves a smooth grapefruit finish with zero aftertaste.

F-Hits like a double. Heavy at first but smooth finish gives amnesia about heavy beginning.

O-Simply put a winner. Worth the 1-2 hour wait at brewery for growler. Drink this beer you will not regret it

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Photo of Jay_P22
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up at the brewery on Wednesday when it was breweries. Poured into a tree house teku.

Pours a hazy orange semi-cloudy brew. Not as thick looking as some of their other beers. Thick lacing that hangs on the glass.

Smells like citrus and hops. Peach, passion fruit, All the things they are known for but with a little more bite from the double.

Taste is amazing. It follows the nose with fruit, citrus and a nice touch of hops.

Mouth feel is smooth. Love the way it hangs on the tongue.

Overall, another great offering. Love tree house. It's not hype and NE style juice IPAs are awesome. Glad I went there and stood in the line to get it.

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Photo of GeeL
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A citrus bomb, but not overly citrusy. Has some backbone and complexity. Creamy and smooth, this is one to sip and enjoy as the flavors become more complex as it warms and opens. One word: yum.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this beer a little while back and wanted to have a full can of this after taking a sip of this in the Other Half line. Can dated 4/20 (ha!) with "Alright X 3" written below it as this still tasted fresh when I finally gave it a go today. No floaties as the haze was still present but not overpowering, indicating that there wasn't any massive sediment in this. Even though the Julius was more popular and the first beer that I had from Tree House, I liked this more as it wasn't as overpowering and was much more balanced, making it easier to sip without being hit over the head by juice and hops!

Lovely pour to this as the beer had the aforementioned hazy shine to it, with a muted golden hue, massive head, and tons of soapy lacing left on my pint glass. Mostly orange on the nose, to go along with the yeast, some booze, and candied tangerine sweetness. All of those were in the taste, which had to be one of the most appealing and pleasing that I've ever had in a beer. The spice from the grapefruit kicked in pretty quickly, followed by a good piney mouthfeel, dank weed, a bit of garlic, and lots of tropical fruits. Slick, moderate in carbonation, and wonderfully balance, the earthy hops were a nice base to the wide range of flavors on top that meshed wonderfully together.

Plenty of booze here but with so much to enjoy here, who's to notice? There was just the right amount of juice and sweetness here and I didn't need a glass of water to chase this down with. Beers like this come around once in a blue moon and I can't wait to get my hands on this again. With everything in near-perfect proportion, what's not to love?

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Photo of Sabtos
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque maize with a thick foam head and clingy lace.

Haze has an intense and powerful aroma. Super dank, this purple Haze can art is spot the fuck on. Sticky, spicy, herbal, cannabic aromas are complemented and maybe even toned down a touch by a cedar forest, peach, and pineapple upside-down cake.

Earthy flavor, like peanut brittle or caramel corn, is followed by biscuit, herbal, spicy young pine and sweet orange.

Tangy, tingly and cirsp, this is not the heavy IPA that it looks like.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. Classic tree house beer, perfect amout of orange smell. Has a fruit hop taste that I love. Very hazy was still the best, but another great IPA from tree house.

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Photo of Philguay92
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours Haze(y) OJ with a white head. Mouthfeel is the almost reminiscent of a stout how smooth it is. Crisp citrus hops at first sip with a bread malt backbone and. Finish is Unbelievably smooth and creamy. Drink this and a West Coast Bitter IPA and you wont think they are the same style. TEXTBOOK East Coast Juice Hazy IPA. Just as good as Julius imo.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, murky, orange with a finger and a half of bright white head

Grapefruit, peppery spice, some bitter pine

I don't get as much tropical fruit as most reviewers....much more pine and grapefruit on my palate. Surprisingly dank, which I don't find often in New England style IPA's

Creamy, smooth, with a linger bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Mild carbonation.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purple can shared by someone tonight, thanks.
Hazy murky pour with a minimal head. Huge tropical fruity earthy pine and resinous hop. Not much in the way of bitterness but it does linger in the finish. Sweet bready malt is moderate. Tasty but ugly beer.

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Photo of mothman
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer lives up to its name. Looks like orange juice. White head.

Lots of tropical flavors. Juicy and clean. No bitterness. Orange, papaya, and peach.

Medium bodied. Easy drinking.

A very well done beer. Easy drinking for the abv. Awesome.

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Photo of Tommo
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Classic Tree house brewing, great body, robust aromatics, mild sweetness on the end. Overall a delicious beer. Hugely flavorful without being overwhelming. Very little bittering hops

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can date: 5-25-16

Big but not overpowering. Very crisp and drinkable for the ABV and smooth as hell. Very creamy feel with a clean finish. Great brew!

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Photo of Myotus
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 50°F from a pint can (canned on 20Apr16) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 29May16.
LOOK: Three fingers to a finger within 3 minutes. Dull yellow in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. Plethora of small rising bubbles. Lacing is subtle and very thick.
SMELL: Huge aromas of mango, papaya, peach, guava, and apricot commingle with strong aromas of spicy hops, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine along with mild white bread, earthy yeast, and piney hop aromas.
TASTE: Very strong flavors of mango, papaya, guava, peach, and apricot first burst on to the palate. The taste is amplified as strong piney hop, spicy hop, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors immediately follow. Balance is finally achieved as mild white bread and earthy yeast along with subtle bitter hop flavors finish off the taste theatrical as all previous flavors press on.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Carbonation is mild. Goes down smooth and somewhat creamy. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: Most people who have traversed the craft universe know that Tree House does no wrong. With this being my third offering from them, I can agree--with certainty-- to that statement. I have yet to try any of their bigger brews, but I greatly look forward to those one day.

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Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color, with one inch head. Taste is orange, lemon, and dank wet hops. The orange really jumps as the beer warms. Really good, but pales in comparison to Julius. Super light bodied for the style. No beer with this high an ABV has the right to be this smooth. Super good, I would love to find this beer again.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Peach color with a nice white head and tons of lace. Notes of peach, mango, nectarine, light strawberry, pound cake and tropical fruit. Medium feel, crisp, clean and slightly dry. Amazing DIPA that ranks with the best of them.

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Photo of gatornation
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just days from canning ,This poured light orange juice color , cloudy and murky almost looked like pulp orange juice, smell was citrus dankness with tropical fruit, Taste is perfect ripe citrus fruit of tangerine,mandarin ,grapefruit,orange with tropical dankness of papaya and mango, a great mouth feel with a non bitter hop assault , albsoluty delicious with no sign of ABV , this is as good a 2IPA that you will ever find.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With the balance of pale ale but with the complexity, intensity and strength of imperial ale, Tree House brewers push the limits on hop aroma and flavor while keeping the bitter-to-sweet ratio a little closer to even-keel.

Once again, the New England-style IPA rears its ugly head with the murk of a mud puddle and looks like the tarnish gold of vegemite. A plethora of citrus, tropical and orchard fruits churn from the dense ecru froth and entice the nose with promises of fruit, tartness and bittersweetness. Honey, caramel and crusty key-lime pie come to mind as the ale creeps onto the tongue.

Its bright fruit bouquet transitions to taste immediately with red grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, lime, lemon and kiwi. Canteloupe and a berry-like tang rounds out the fruitiness of the esters and hops while the persestent sweetness within coats the middle palate with layers of fructose, angel-food cake and succulent honey. As the ale turns to take a bitter stride, the taste of fresh shavings of pine and sassafras weave in to command the sweetness with a fresh grassiness, herbal dankness and a curious taste of cannabis.

Medium-full in body, the beer's imperial heft keeps the ale richer and fuller, and resists any convincing turn to dryness, bitterness or elevated crispness. What the palate gets in return is the full malt balance that gives the hops a more rounded and more complex flavor. An aftertow of herb and citrus have a warm alcohol spice counterpart in a long cream-sickle finish.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 16oz can to an oversized wineglass (TH stemware, for those curious). There’s a canning date of May 2, 2016 printed in black ink on the underside of the can, which reads “KEEP COLD 05 02 16 SUHH DUDE”—which would make this five days old at the time of consumption. This was purchased at the brewery on the 4th, and it immediately went into the fridge so these are essentially ideal tasting circumstances.

Appearance (4.5): Two very full fingers of creamy, custard-colored foam rise happily off of the pour, capping a cloudy, orange and honey-colored body. The head dies down relatively slowly, leaving scattered suds near the peak of the head, a half-finger collar, and a diminutive clump of foam near the center. As the body goes down, it leaves a solid sheath of foam on the far side of the glass, with peaks and valleys in its profile.

Smell (4.5): Positively pungent, nectar-like citrus dominates the nose: musky papaya flesh, sticky mango juice, and passion fruit. It blends smoothly with sugar cookie-like sweetness, country bread, and earthy tones paired with a slightly grassy aroma. A dank, weedy note brings up the rear. As it warms, it shifts more toward passion fruit and sauvignon blanc-like gooseberry notes, as well as a much stronger musk. This is seriously excellent stuff.

Taste (4.5): This shit is bonkers. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, honestly—it starts off with a combination of papaya muskiness and a kind of earthy, bready component. A little bit of guava and strawberry come out, followed by passion fruit, a limeade mix of citric tartness and light, balancing sweetness, and pink grapefruit flesh with sugar sprinkled on top. A grassy note mixes in at this point, making for a slightly cannabis-like feel. All throughout, a layer of sugar cookie sweetness tempers any bitterness, helping to accentuate the fruitiness of it all. Amazingly, there’s no noticeable booziness in the flavor, thought a slight spiciness does come up in the finish.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Smooth, slick, and somewhat on the full- side of medium-weight, with a juicy, nectar-like feel. Still, the oily hop presence dries out the feel significantly just as the beer finishes. All throughout, the carbonation is fine-grained, subtle, and smooth, matching the body’s thickness with its creamy feel. The alcohol appears here just a bit, with a boozy dryness that blends in with the hop bitterness. Smooth and satisfying, with a feel that matches its heft and hop load.

Overall (4.5): This is, in the end, an outstanding, smooth, supremely fruity, satisfying DIPA. This is, effectively, New England-style hop juice, and there’s not an unpleasant thing about it, but it does lack some of the depth and complexity of my very favorite DIPAs. NOT THAT I AM COMPLAINING FOR EVEN A SECOND—just explaining what might separate this from the most world-class of world-class DIPAs. This is still, in every single way, an absolute joy to drink. I’m guessing it goes without saying . . . but this is highly recommended.

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Photo of Unfiltered413
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had from 2 day old growler obtained at TH Brewery

One of my all-time favorite beers Tree House brews. Pours a hazy orange like most Tree House IPA's are know for but not as thick in appearance as say their Julius is. As other reviewers have said it drinks like a beer with a much lower ABV (8.2). Tons of lacing and the ever present aroma of orange, mango and peach. Just and amazing all around beer.

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Photo of Rejis
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy hazy orange color as the name suggests & the brewery is known for. Head disappears quick & leaves a sticky resiny lacing. Smell is tropical fruit, orange & grapefruit. Taste is bitter but citrusy, just like other TH beers. The Bitterness lingers. It's tingly & sharp. As I drink I notice there's a lot of settling happening with a lot dropping out to bottom of glass. I think this is fine but overrated.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a can dated "4 20 Alright x 3". Perfect! Dank hop aroma and less hazy than Julius or Green. Oh so fruity! Perfect IPA taste! Shared from a DLD trade!!

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Photo of thedaveofbeer
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haze is an exceptional DIPA for a few reasons-one it drinks like a much lighter beer- the fruit aromas are a bouquet of tropical fruit; the mouthful is substantial; I love purple and haze

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, hoppy goodness. Not a big fan of hops, in general, but TH beers have made me learn how to deal with them for their delicious hoppy beers. Certainly not out of this world, but a damn solid beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

thanks so much to tenderbranson69 for sharing this -from the can in a tulip chilled.
I had taken a long walk and this slaked my thirst in just the right way.

The color is like fresh pressed juice with white head and fine bead with lots of lace clinging in rings with good retention. The smell is so juicy-you might believe there is actual fruit in this - very tropical! the smell has a citrus quality with lemony and lightly grassy zesty smell that brings out herbal and subtle stone fruit accents. The feel is great - fruity and tangy with medium carbonation and semi-sweet entry yet juicy tangy and bitter balances out with a semi-dry yet very light astringent aspect with a long hop finish.

The taste is as great as the smell hints at just a lovely mix of sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the hops with a very mild malt to supplement that juicy taste and soft bitter accent with a more herbal/sweetgrass taste in the back with malt and bitterness more balanced in order that there is no alcohol in the taste. Overall I found this to be smooth, drinkable fresh and lively as far as the intensity of the hop flavor and it is very quaffable for a 8.2% beer I was able to sip and enjoy this very easily looking forward to future tastes of this fine brew.

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Photo of ELS
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is good but certainly not in my top 10 for DIPAs. It looks hazy as expected with a nice orange hue. It has good citrus smells and flavor with a slightly dank bitter aftertaste which again is good but not great. There are so many breweries that aren't hyped up nearly as much as TH that do it better (for example Cellarmaker). Other than Julius, which is an excellent yet one dimensional juice bomb, I don't see why everyone is going so ape shit over this brewery.

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
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