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Haze | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

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.

Added by rudzud on 06-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#49
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
2,265
pDev:
6.11%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
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678
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Trade:
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Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear light golden hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave light lacing and a nice foamy halo and wispy.

S - Aromas of big, dank hops big resinous notes, orange peel, grapefruit, light tropical notes. Really assertive wet hops, hardly any malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, though flopped with resinous and citrus. Nice candy orange notes, light grapefruit, wet lightly bitter notes, much less bitter than I thought it would taste. No booze detectable. Nice citrus hop notes, fleshy fruit.

M - Mouthfeel is really nice, lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was pretty good, however, not my favourite double ipa from then. Still good though!

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Photo of PaleAleHater
1.8/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is quite possibly the most vile, putrid, and over-hyped beer I have ever consumed. It smells of a sun-baked, two week overdue litter box and tastes like a combination of mango, papaya, and guava juice mixed with alley cat urine. I suspect the carefully selected hop mixture has a neurotoxic effect on the brain that forces formerly astute beer drinkers to stand in line for hours awaiting their Great Depression era rations of this sludge. Chemical engineering and marketing genius. Looks like beer. Feel is tough to judge because it is forcefully ejected from my mouth before I have much time to ponder the oral sensation of this prized brew. Three cans sampled over eight months.

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Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
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.

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Photo of avas
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.

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Photo of Nicole15
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.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
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 jlindros
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.

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Photo of sulldaddy
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.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
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.

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Photo of unclejazz
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.

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Photo of jzeilinger
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.

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Photo of brentk56
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: On the tastebuds, the citrus shows more power, with orange creamsicle forward, tangy passion fruit and more subtle stone fruit 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

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Photo of ichorNet
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.

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Photo of agreenman19
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!

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Photo of CtSoxFan
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.

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Photo of bobv
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!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
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.

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Photo of peaceloveandhops
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.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
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.

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Photo of Aus_Nomad
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.

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Photo of beaver69693
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Haze from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 2,265 ratings
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