Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #23
Ranked #73
4.58 | pDev: 6.11%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: 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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KevinL from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 05, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. One week after canning sale at Tree House brewery.

Pale apricot orange body color, and slightly cloudy. Lemon edges towards the bottom. Head is a solid growing four fingers. Simple white and very fine bubbles in the head formation. Sits like an even puck, island clumping in the middle with excellent pill and ring like lacing, staying power, and retention.

Wonderful mix of dank and earth notes of hop on the nose. Heavily woody, with hints of burnt pine and great smokey dank quality on the hop. Mouth watering quality.

Palate really makes a great impression. Instead of a dank slam of weeds, a big juiced body comes in large and full. Mild sensing tangerine orange, even tropical guava fruit in the mid palate. Finishes thick and almost velvet like with a great pine bitterness of earth on the aftertaste. Big and in control, well contrasted between fruit and earth qualities. Perfect amount of sweetness in the malt coming through with just a wonderful balance between sweet and bitter, and hop earth and fruit.

Fantastic well made DIPS that actually comes off more like a great balanced IPA.

Aug 15, 2015
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden and hazy, not overly opaque like Green, but moderately hazy, with 2 fingers of whitish head. Some chunks of yeast are floating within. Nice, chunky lacing as well.

Smells of dank, tropical fruit, onions and garlic, green leaf, papayas, jackfruit, mangos, cumin and body odour. Lighter notes of lemon and oranges are in there too.

Huge dank and tropical fruit BOMB! All the flavours I mentioned on the nose are accelerated on the tongue! More notes of green leaf, catnip, and skunk cabbage are on the tongue.

Rich, big, smooth and resinous body. Moderate to low carbonation, the kind that is light but foams up like a reaction in your mouth.

Got this January 3rd at Tree House Brewery in Massachusetts. It was handed for free to me by the guy ahead of me in line, who found out I'd travelled from Thailand to try Tree House brews for the first time. Thanks Bro from Connecticut, whoever you are! Drinking by Lake Muskoka Jan 22nd, 2018.

Jan 23, 2018
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

750ml swingtop growler into a Founders snifter.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with great retention. Beer is a cloudy mango. Great, thick lace and just a great-looking beer overall.

Nose is typical northeastern IIPA. Fruity, sweet and aromatic and real appetizing.

Flavor opens sweet mango, pineapple, starfruit, and citrus. Amazing. Cane sugar sweetness in the middle with just the right amount of citrus hop bitterness to balance things out. Really delicious.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth and goes down easy and slightly dry. Finishes dry with a resiny aftertaste. Pulls the flavor together nicely.

The first beer I've had from Tree House is definitely a winner. A very solid IPA that provides an incredible experience from nose to flavor to feel. I'm looking forward to more from these guys.

Aug 20, 2014
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avas from New York

4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Canned 8/3. Consumed 8/11.

A: Pours out a bright golden orange. Sits completely opaquely in the glass, a murky and turbid yet still vibrant heavily burnt orange.

S: Tons of orange. Spritzy OJ mixed with pithy, astringent orange pith. Tropical and stone fruit undertones—peach, passionfruit, mango. Bit of grassy dankness as well. Significant backing of sweet white-bready malt.

T: Sweet, delectable citrus juice up front. Orange with tons of lemon and lime throughout. Explodes off the tongue initially, but succumbs relatively quickly to a milder assortment of tropical fruits—papaya, peach, passionfruit. An herbaceous and bitter finish combats any noticeable sweetness from the malts, imparting a well-balanced and almost cocoa powder-esque quality to the finish.

M: Rich and luscious, very reminiscent of the feel on Green. Bubblegum yeastiness hints at a milkshake-esque feel. A bit more bitter—though more floral than piney or astringent—on the finish, but a welcome bitterness in its balance of the sweet, doughy malt that sits further in the foreground on Haze than it does in other TH brews. It's not quite as thick and full as Green, but it's pretty close.

O: Up there with anything else I’ve tried from Tree House. Haze pops in both the flavor and aroma categories, packing a punch of orange juiciness that is pretty much unrivaled in its intensity. I’ve heard Haze aptly described as a fusion of some of the defining characteristics of Julius and Green, and I totally see this. It embodies an amped up version of Julius’ orange qualities while mirroring the mid-mouth doughy bubblegum flavor and herbaceous bitter finish of Green. It’s really hard to find anything wrong with this beer, and I’d gladly drink it over pretty much anything else I’ve ever had. Damn near perfect.

Aug 12, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled yesterday, shared with rudzud and threelions.

Decent creamy 1/2 finger head fades med pace, nice sticky lacing, semi hazy orange honey color. Nice legs too. Column of streaming bubbles.

Nose brings dank resin, nice generic tropical fruits, kiwi hops, some grapefruit pith and little orange rind, nice overall fruity, with mild pine to go with the resin and dankness. Tangerine, Clementine, etc.

Taste starts with tons of citrus, orange juice, tangerine Clementine, little mango and papaya like, juicy citrus fruit, little rind and pith. Mild pine, very light, and some resin and darkness. Little hop oil, so much juicy citrus, little generic tropical fruit, kiwi hops, etc. Decent but mild malt profile, great balance. Finish is drier, little resin and hop oil, light bitterness but nice citrus and tropical fruits lingering, little rind and pith.

Mouth is med bod, no booze, maybe a touch thin, decent carb.

Overall pretty great, not quite Julius or Green, more like somewhere in between, but still very nice.

Jun 22, 2014
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Tonyjenlasc from New Jersey

4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Look - Straight orange juice! The typical TH haze. Their beers are absolutely amazing looking in the glass.
Smell - Pineapple, orange juice, mangos, citrusy, pulpy, some dankness
Taste - Follows the nose. Tons of pineapple, tons of tropical fruits, orange, citrus, grapefruit, pithy, insanely drinkable/crushable for 8.2%.
Feel - Signature TH. Creamy, velvety, smooth, slight alcohol burn on the back end

Overall - This is one of the best DIPAs on the planet.....period! Tree House continues to impress. They are one of the best.....if not thee best brewery out there.

Nov 02, 2015
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Nicole15 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As the name suggest it pour hazy into the glass with a orange hue. Very thick head forms right away and dissipates slowly. The aroma is of pine and tropical fruits. There is no indication that it's 8.2%. It's very drinkable with pine, orange peal and a bit of malt in the finish. Outstanding DIPA.

Aug 24, 2015
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sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy yellow orange. Great looking beer.

The smell is a ton of tropical notes. Mango, passion fruit with some tangerine. Fantastic smell to it.

The taste is just how the smell set it up. Great citrusy fruits flavor. Tastes like it’s be soaking in mango and tangerine. Love the taste.

The feel is as good as it gets. So clean and smooth. Each sip is so clean and crisp. The entire beer remains so consistent.

So impressed with this beer on so many levels. This lives up to the hype for sure. Amazed how well put together this is.

Sep 09, 2018
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LambicPentameter from Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this as part of a trade from BA MVB1121. Making a point to review it after having it last time and loving it so much that I didn't want to take the time to write down my notes. Poured out of a tallboy that was canned on 11/24/15 and enjoyed just shy of a month on 11/24/15. Poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance (4.5) - Pours a radiant peachy-orange hue with an almost pinkish glow like you might see in some sunsets. The glow is a bi-product of all the particulate in suspension, creating a roiling cloud of hop matter that is dense up near the top of the glass and wafts down in a thick, lazy wisp at the bottom of the glass. Atop the liquid sits three fingers of off-white foam that leaves huge sticky patches on the sides of the glass as it dissipates.

Smell (4.75) - There is a fair amount of fruit going on here--nectarine, peach, orange zest, but the thing that really draws me in is an herbal, stinks-so-good pungency that rises up out of the glass. I could sit here and smell it for quite awhile before ever needing to take a swig.

Taste (4.5) - A let down comparative to the smell, but still a wonderfully juicy brew with predominant presence of orange and peach and an herbal spiciness that again has that same dankness from the aroma influencing the taste. There is none of the heightened bitterness and sweet booziness that will sometimes turn me off of the imperial variety of IPAs, but at a modest 8.2% abv, there isn't a ton of alcohol to compete with the huge hop profile. Some floral nectar undertones are there as it warms up a little bit, giving some nice depth to the fruity dominance.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a juicy, full mouthfeel from the intense quantities of hop particulate in the liquid. Finish is semi-sweet with just a touch of lingering bitterness.

Overall (4.5), yet another stellar entry from Tree House. The first IPA I've had from them that is a double, and while I personally tend to prefer single IPAs due to the fact that they have relatively less booze and are more drinkable, this is one of the most drinkable double IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking. I could drink just this and Julius and have all my IPA needs filled for a long time.

Dec 29, 2015
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JASnyder from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Experiment Time: I had a week old Haze and a three month old Haze.
My buddy and I did a side by side blind taste test. My wife poured each can into two mugs and here's what we found:

First of all, it was yet another run of the mill Tree House IPA. Delicious, but predictable.
Three month old Tree House didn't taste bland and dead. I actually prefered it in some manner to the week old IPA. Three month old IPA has all the flavor profile but is alot more mellow. You can taste and smell the bouquet of orange and citrus without the backbite of bitterness. The fresh one had more punch and bite, but not overwhelmingly so. That being said, I remember having a Haze a few months ago and it was too dank and dark for my approval.

I honestly think that the only difference between one Tree House IPA and the next is one or two scoops of hops or a slightly different PH level in the water. It should be pretty clear that they are trying tot dial in on the greatest version of what they invented - and each iteration has a new label and write up to get us all excited about drinking the repackaged, ever so slightly tweaked version of our favorite old citrusy IPA's.

Oct 01, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rating # 1400
16 ounce can poured into a True Blood pint glass.
Bite me!
Not as hazy as I thought it would be. Half inch head is not going anywhere.
Nice tropical aroma.
Taste follows suit.
Nice mouthfeel.
Overall: Glad I finally got to try this one. This is one of the very few DIPA's where the finish doesn't ruin it for me like so, so many other Heady wannabes. Big thanks to Tim Fitzgerald! Nice job Tree House!

Aug 23, 2015
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MFMB from Idaho

4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a creamy opaque light straw yellow with a whispy frothy white head. Nose is of citrus skin and light pine. Taste is a thing of beauty! A nice citrus punch in the mouth. Both peeland zest as well as juice of oranges, grapefruit and lemon. Nice malt backbone although minimal presence, you know its there because the hoppyness of this beer is perfectly balanced. Meadium creamy body. Smooth to drink. Finishes with with a
Nice pungent citrus bitterness that leaves you craving the next sip to start the process over again. By far my favorite Treehouse brew of the 4 or 5 I’ve had.

Dec 16, 2017
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usurping from Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned this morning. As fresh as it gets. Overall this beer seemed flat. The color was a dull gold. The beer is thick and solid - fully opaque. The smell is mildly sweet. The brewery had the same mild aroma today. Taste is subtle. Nothing is over powering in it and the feel has a faint bite that lingers and mellows with time. For a DIPA this is an easy drinker.

I am excited to enjoy some for the next week or so and see how it grows.

Sep 01, 2018
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CtSoxFan from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this for the first time. It won't be the last. Got better as I got to the bottom of the can. Great feel on the mouth. You could really taste the hoppy juiciness of the this beer.

Feb 10, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - a bright, clementine juice. No gradient. Solid floury hue throughout that looks gorgeous in the light.

S - has a slightly tart sour stringent aroma. Has a certain aroma I can't quite pinpoint! Spicy grapefruit rind? Maybe! Kiwi, guava, peach.

T - peach punch. The best part about this beer is the upfront peachy juicy blast that assails the tastebuds and blows flavor out the nose. Pungent grapefruit tang in the middle. Light, unripe mango with a mild acidity. Dies down as quickly as it came, and settles into a candied peach sweetness helped along by the booze.

F - soft and buoyant. Slight syrup due to the booze. Refreshing relief from the fruity acidic fruitiness.

O - a great beer that it pains me to admit is sometimes not the best! Depends, batch to batch. Sometimes it's unbelievably pungent and juicy, and other times it just tastes sticky and flavorless. But when it's good, it's good. Hot damn. I should note that in the past year or so (2016), this beer has improved tremendously in both flavor and consistency. I'd like to rescind that previous comment!

Jun 02, 2015
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peaceloveandhops from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hands down the most drinkable 8.2% beer I've ever tasted, only surpassed by Very Hazy. The smell is great, feel is excellent, the look is outstanding - as the name describes, this is the absolute perfection of the hazy look. Taste is sweet, but not overbearing in the slightest, and aggressively hopped. World class, my favorite TH beer.

Jun 03, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this one is cool because the hop complexion is a little more familiar and old school. its northwestern and spicy and vegetal and piney to me, intense, like a west coast ipa that just also happens to be multigrain and hazy. this one has become famous for them, and i can certainly see why, it should appeal to ipa drinkers of all persuasions, oily and bitter too to an extent that the others i have had from them recently are not. i like this being a little more classically styled in terms of hop flavors, it allows me to easily appreciate what the grain base does for the hops, which is to extend them well beyond just the finish, and to almost balance their intensity with texture not with flavor, which is amazing, this is super soft and round and bubbly and exciting, unique feel for hoppy beer, and these guys have it dialed. grapefruit and orange zest in the nose, fresh pine, resinous and almost concentrated, intense in a delicious way. its not overly complex, but thats part of what makes it, the simplicity is great. its clean and pure and fresh, and while i might not rank it among the best hoppy beer in the world like so many folks here on BA have, i sure enjoyed the can and hope to be able to drink a bit more of this in the future. lucky to have had a friend send me these cans, i really enjoyed all of the tree house ive had recently, and totally see what all the hype is about!

Jun 09, 2018
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rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tree House has perhaps the most loyal fan base of any brewery I have visited, so at times it is difficult to gauge how good their beers actually are when you finally brush aside the hype and taste the beer for yourself.

This beer was good, but with Vermont's Big Three readily available for me on a fairly consistent basis, it fell short of my expectations.

Still, in the absence of some of the other big DIPA's, this one would certainly deliver on flavor and feel.

Apr 19, 2015
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling my first Tree House beer. Excited to check out the hype and experience the brewery. Have some cans of other examples waiting for me.
Pouring the can cold into a snifter, the beer is a cloudy orange juice color with no light passing through my glass.
A bleached white creamy head of 2 cm rests on the surface of my glass and remains as a sturdy surface layer throughout the sampling. The foam leaves dense lattice on the sides of my glass after each sip.
Aroma is lots of fruit with some peach and apricot mixing with grapefruit and some orange as well. A little bit of rindy pith scents but otherwise fairly sweet and fruity on the nose.
The first sip reveals a light body with very tingly carbonation and a smooth texture. The beer drinks very easy and is physically no challenge to consume.
The flavor is all hops with lots of fruit notes throughout the sampling. I get hits of peach and grapefruit and then the middle is pithy citrus rind and slightly bitter flavor. This gives way quickly to a very orange flavor that is fairly sweet and lingers citrus on my palate. I do get sort of bready and creamsicle flavored burps occasionally but I dont get any detection of the 8.2% on the can.
Very drinkable brew and definitely depicting juice characteristic throughout the stages of sampling. Definitely worth trying if NE IPA/NE DIPA is your thing, but also pretty enjoyable for anyone.

Jul 30, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: THe cloudy goldstraw colored liquid builds as the bubble show recedes but the resultant head is well over two fingers thick; great retention and gobs of splashy lace

Smell: Stone fruit (peach, nectarine and apricot) mirrored by orange and tangerine citrus tones

Taste: Peach tones emerge first, on the taste buds, but the citrus shows more power, with orange creamsicle, tangy passion fruit and papaya flavors underneath; after the swallow, a dank bitterness builds but the malt stays in the background

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another fine example of how to brew with hops from Tree House

Thanks, EveningCordial, for the chance to revisit

Jan 28, 2016
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy, cloudy medium to dark tan orange color, thin lacing ring, light carbonation.

S - A touch of tea leaves along with a lot of tropical fruit aroma: mango, papaya, and orange.

T - Tropical frutiness from start to finish that follows the nose minus the tea leaves - mangos, papaya, orange, lemon, grapefruit with a medium bittersweet finish.

M - Medium body and with all the hops your mouth gets a healthy coating and creates a somewhat cotton-like feel after awhile and the 8%+ is completely hidden in the beginning but surfaces "just a tad" as the beer warms.

O - This is a fine Double IPA worth trying, not a "100" rating IMO but really darn good.

May 16, 2015
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unclejazz from New York

4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

We got you stuck off the real ness, we be the infamous. You heard of us, official Queensbridge murderers. The mob come equipped for warfare beware, and so on and thusly. In addition to the opening to Shook Ones pt. 2, all I can say about this beer is fantastic execution.

Jul 24, 2017
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Aus_Nomad from District of Columbia

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not usually a big fan of IPAs or IIPAs because they are so often bitter more than anything else. This had plenty of lush citrus flavours, good acidity, and lush mouthfeel to balance out a surprisingly modest bitter finish. I could drink this and Heady any day of the week with no complaints.

Mar 01, 2016
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Jan 18, 2017
Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 3088 ratings