Very Hazy
Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #4
Ranked #11
4.75 | pDev: 6.53%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: A kicked up version of Haze, Very Hazy is a beer that makes us Very Happy! Very Hazy conveys all the beautiful flavors of Haze, but with even greater depth and potency. Pungent grapefruit notes greet your palate while an underlying current of soft tropical fruit dances in the background. Just the right amount of bitterness balances the sweet fruit flavors while a velvety soft mouthfeel make you easily (and dangerously!) forget this one clocks in at 8.6% ABV. A huge and beautiful beer that maintains softness and delicacy - a beer we are very excited about!
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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a big written review guy but this beer is it for me. Very Hazy hit all the notes IMO. I wish Treehouse would set higher allotments because I would buy it all.

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KBrewDog from Massachusetts, May 12, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In over 300 reviews, this is the only one I have ever done from memory, rather than stream-of-consciousness with the beer in front of me.

The beer is typically hazy, though not completely turbid. A pale orange/deep yellow with a hint of translucency. A loose, off-white head settles quickly to a film and collar.

Nose: Much like Haze, this beer is just bursting with overripe peach, nectarine, apricot, with a bit of mango, some papaya, and a ripe pineapple note as well. A stone fruit bomb. There's a touch of dankness and some raw hop green notes, as well as a hint of spruce. Classic Tree House ale yeast underneath it all.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with moderately sweet, though not cloying or syrupy pale malt. Maybe even a touch of oats. The malt brings some subtle bread, grain, and honey, setting a foundation for some seriously aggressive stone fruit hop notes. Once more, stone fruit is the theme, with apricot, peach, nectarine, papaya, and mango dominating thr flavour profile. There's some bright pineapple acidity that cuts through some of the sweetness, and then some forceful hop resins serve to dry it out, bringing pine, cut grass, whole cone hops, and some earthiness, with a firm, moderate bitterness with some pithy grapefruit.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is quite soft, per Tree House IPA standards, though it isnt quite as fluffy and pillowy as Green. It is a bit creamy and full-bodied, but not quite a smoothie. There's enough effervescence to help keep it crisp for its ABV, and the aggressive hop oils add a slight roughness, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Very drinkable for the size of the beer.

Overall: I love the original Haze, as it has such a unique and identifiable flavour profile. I really love how this sticks to the overall theme of Haze, and brings that explosion of peachy stone fruit. Fuller, heavier, hoppier, and a bit more bitter than Haze, but every bit of it connects to the Haze lineage. Really quite enjoyable.

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4.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Peaches and cream-It has the fragrant peach notes while also being light- Abv is hidden and it has that bubblegum character of Tree House NEIPAs that brings waves of soft and juicy hop flavors and aromas.

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thedaveofbeer from Massachusetts, Dec 16, 2019
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4.76/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz can, dated 09.11.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass. Enjoyed on 9.21.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a super hazy and turbid golden color, bright with lemon hues and a finger of white head, moderate retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is incredible, huge burst of peach nectar, juicy valencia orange, mango puree, light pineapple, super floral and inviting with some more bitter pine and soft dough with a sweet yeast. The flavors are just as great, oozing with juicy hops, soft sweet peach with snappy orange, mango and pineapple with a more pronounced grassiness, bitter pine, weedy and dank with just a kiss of yeast and grain. The mouthfeel is great, coating, lively yet creamy with an easy medium body and a mellow but dry finish.

Verdict: An incredible IPA from Tree House. Just bursting with delicious hops and yet it doesn't become too sweet or too raw, it just hits the mark in every way. Stunning beer.

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kevanb from Illinois, Oct 27, 2019
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4.77/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pale Hazy color. Smell is absolutely amazing - full of passion fruit and citrus. Some bitterness and a great long lasting beer head that's white in color.

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npolachek from New York, Oct 08, 2019
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4.68/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Dull golden color, completely opaque with haze. Two fingers of bone white head retain very well. Webby lacing.

S: Potent stone fruit aroma. Tons of peach and star fruit. White grapefruit, candied lemon, melon rind. Doughy and yeasty underneath.

T: Fruit cup. Lots of pineapple and pear. Star fruit, peach, sugared white grapefruit, candied lemon, kiwi and melon. Pina colada. Hops also showcase a green and spicy dimension, with some modest bitterness. Malt base throws in notes of dough, nougat, and confectioners sugar. Just the slightest brush of alcohol comes through as it warms. Finish is long and tropical.

M: Full bodied with a very soft and pillowy creaminess. Carbonation prickles pleasantly at the tip of the tongue. Just a slight sense of hop astringency on the tooth enamel. So soft and smooth. This is one of the best mouthfeels I’ve experienced in the style.

O: I try to be as objective as I can in my reviews, and for the most part I think I succeed. There are some Tree House beers that I find to be just ok, and I’ve rated them accordingly. I’m not one to let hype influence a rating. That said, this is one of those rare beers in which my objective rating does happen to coincide with the hype. This is as good as the hazy IPA style gets. Tree House nails the style like few other brewers can, and even in their deep and accomplished lineup of great hazy IPAs, this one stands out. To me, this beer, Doppelgänger, and King Julius are the best of the style that they make, and some of the best of the style, period.

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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts, Oct 08, 2019
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4.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blown away by this beer. Hazy orange juice in appearance with a lingering lacey head. Aromas of tangerine, sappy citrus and pine, lemon, and caramel candy.
Taste is so juicy, orange and grapefruit, a chewy mouthfeel with a silkiness that belies it’s strength. A tinge of bitterness with grapefruit pith. Tons of intense flavours that are perfectly balanced, this is the good stuff. Wow! Incredible

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mick303 from Ontario (Canada), Oct 02, 2019
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4.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: The beer is very hazy cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head.
S: Strong aromas of grapefruit and currants are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of currants along with notes of grapefruit.
M: It feel medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the juicy, juicy, juicy nature of the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Sep 27, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy dark straw appearance with nice white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is a very pleasant grapefruit. Taste is also a very pleasant and smooth grapefruit.

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Radcpa from Washington, Sep 25, 2019
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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Haze has always been my favorite Treehouse beer. I finally got some Very Hazy and I can say without reservation it is the most delicious IPA I have ever had the pleasure of tasting!

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Grady61 from Connecticut, Sep 24, 2019
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4.76/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 9/11. Poured to Glass on 9/24. One can only per person on 9/20 ! But I was lucky.
A:Hazy light Orange. Finger of the clouds.
S: Strong sweet and fruity, like mango aromas.
T: Fluffy, creamy but smooth balance of tastes. Bomb of tropical fruits notes with great harmony with Hops bitterness.
M:Medium body, light Carbo.Felt like a smoothie or nectar but easy to drink. No stickiness.
O: Great DIPA. Like a lot. Never felt 8.6% alcohol existence.
ABV: 8.6%

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jykleo from New York, Sep 22, 2019
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4.78/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My work schedule allowed that I was near Worcester and i finished many meeting at 10:30 and I could manage a visit to treeHouse. Pulled in to the lot at 11:15 and was out of there by plenty of variety including Very Hazy, a top 10 Beer Advocate beer.

The reviews state it is “a kicked up version of Haze-with even greater depth and potency. Pungent grapefruit notes greet your palate while an underlying current of soft tropical fruit dances in the background. Just the right amount of bitterness balances the sweet fruit flavors while a velvety soft mouthfeel make you easily (and dangerously!) forget this one clocks in at 8.6% ABV.”

Canned 9/11/19

“Never Forget”

Opened and poured into a Treehouse teku glass

Two finger off white foam cap , great lacings, recedes to a solid pencil thin layer after ten minutes residing over a classic New England IPA style hazy orange .

Very fragrant on the pour. My sitting next to me by the pool states, “ i can smell that beer.” I get grapefruit with a whiff of peach and some tropics.

Taste is tropical fruit hops

Mouthfeel is very smooth , no nibble, no bite, for a high abv, quaffably dangerous.

Excellent beer, repeatable , worth the long wait in line for one can of this beer. My new #2 all time beer

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, Sep 21, 2019
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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Peaches and mangos for days. Aroma is dried mango and peach rings. Taste follows. Peach flavor is dominant throughout. Starts with That peach ring that transitions into honey mango. There is balancing green mango and grapefruit pith bitterness to counteract the sweet fruit flavors. it finishes dry with pith and on the long the peach remains. Overall a great showcase of what TH does

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Damasen from Massachusetts, Sep 13, 2019
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4.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 07/10/19, 11:16:30, "PEACHES & CREAM".

Poured into my gold-rimmed Tree House teku glass. Awesome opaque golden haze. The head is soft and white, rising to about a half finger above the body of the beer. Fizzy carbonation rises quickly, but not quick enough to counteract the quickly falling bubbles. The lacing is essentially non-existent, struggling to cling for even a brief moment to the inside of the glass.

The nose is a symphony of tropical fruit, all perfectly balanced. Present aromas of mango, peach, pineapple, and guava. As it has some time to open up a bit further, an added level of complexity emerges as aromas of cantaloupe & sugar-coated grapefruit join the party.

Peach and mango lead the way on the palate, foreshadowing an even further abundance of tropical fruits. The grapefruit really comes out as well, sweet and candied. This component helps to compliment the underlying hops, which have a dank, pithy quality that I can't imagine how green they were when this was first canned. There's an underlying malt that adds an extra layer, and trails on the palate along with lingering notes of honeydew melon and pineapple.

Smooth as hell, with a low but medium-sharp carbonation. Pillowy mouthfeel, with a creamy linger that piggybacks on a warm booziness on the tail that was really the only reminder up to this point that this bad boy rings in at 8.6%. Small traces of residual stickiness, but the feel on this was nothing short of what I expected from a Tree House "Very" IPA offering.

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WickedBeer from Alabama, Sep 04, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More straw haze than many of the TH pulpy orange juice look but pleasant enough pour with small head formed. In your face smells of big ripe fruit like pineapple and honeydew. Lot's of complex notes on the palate with pineapple returning coupled with grapefruit, straw, more melon and that ever present wet hops. The alcohol is a little more present than I expected or even wanted and that keeps my scoring on the lower side of the spectrum. I've been more impressed with other TH quaffs.

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osheamatth from New York, Aug 13, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 7/10/19. Won in charity auction (you don't want to know). Consumed immediately. Three weeks old isn't too bad.

L: 2F pillowy white head with good retention and a lasting cap and ring. Beer is a bronzey gold.

S: More tropical than citrus. Lots of mango and pineapple, some grapefruit. Nice amount of earthiness.

T: A little bit of an inversion a grapefruit takes the lead and mango and pineapple back it up. What seems like caramel malts come in midway as well. Finish is earthy and rainy and only slightly bitter.

F: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Construction and balance are solid as the flavors are rounded and mellowed and the alcohol is completely hidden.

O: So this is definitely upper-echelon material here but I wasn't absolutely blown away. Consider that more of a minor nitpick than a major complaint. Get it and try it if you can.

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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia, Aug 01, 2019
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4.76/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz can. Poured out a very hazy, thick orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and guava with sweet caramel. So tropical and fruity with toasted caramel and a sharp bitterness.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Jul 27, 2019
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4.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can fresh (can stamped July 10, 2019)
poured a dark turbid orange
Smelled strongly of ripe tropical fruit
Taste followed smell
Very creamy mouthfeel
Bottom of can was stamped "Peaches and Cream" and that probably best describes it.

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gcasher from Pennsylvania, Jul 17, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am not as impressed as I thought I would be given the ratings. Honestly, if I had to choose this or Lawson's Finest Sip of Sunshine, I'd pick Lawson's. I guess I was expecting something more robust and strong tasting ... this is as smooth as silk but maybe a bit too fruit cocktail-y for me.

On first sip, there is zero IPA bite. It has no bitterness and almost undetectable resin taste. The notes which most stand out to me are grapefruit (the pulpy red inner ... not the peel as this isn't bracingly citrus), cantaloupe and honeydew mellon and passion fruit. It's kind of weak flavored but perhaps the smoothness and drinkability is what the fuss is all about. These go down a little too easy for a beer with almost 9% ABV. Seriously ... I'd never believe this was as high by the taste.

The smell is weak for Treehouse. Once it hits the glass, it's gone. Heady Topper's instructions are to drink from the can to preserve the scent. Maybe this is true here too. The mouthfeel is plush and creamy. Slight white head with a straw yellow/light orange color. You know it's a Treehouse just by looking at it.

Overall, this is one of those times I wish I was more familiar with trading. I would not go out of my way to purchase this beer but would grab a few cans if available because it would make a great gift. I would take Juice Machine or King Julius all day over this, which is surprising because this rates so much higher.

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4.63/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75


Acquired at the brewery two days ago.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Opaque orange with a half inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam surrounded by a heavy foam ring and dense lacing.

s; Moderately intense tropical fruit combo.

t; Follows the nose with pervasive strength through the mouth, with slight throat burn, bitterness fades on the dry finish.

m; Medium, very good body and lots of carbonation tingle.

o; A DIPA powerhouse with flavor to burn, yet with a balance that makes it easy enough to sip. Hazy has long been one of my favorite TH brews, and this does take it to another level.

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scotorum from Massachusetts, Jul 14, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Call me crazy - but my first experience with Very Hazy was not a particularly overwhelming one.

I love Hazy. It was the first Tree House beer that really blew me away. It has only fairly recently been replaced by Alter Ego as my favorite Tree House IPA - maybe my favorite IPA of all, actually. My expectations for Very Hazy were, thus, pretty high. Add to that the hype factor and the insane ratings on every beer site out there.

But I didn't find the nose or the taste to be particularly stellar. It has a slightly more complex, layered flavor to it, versus the base beer, but I didn't feel like the overall product had elevated itself above the base. It's sweet and lightly malty, juicy, hazy, and smells nicely floral - but it just doesn't taste as great as Haze.

Maybe a fresher can would be a different experience - but this one was not at all old.

So, I don't know. The hype has let me down. I'll try another can and re-review at some point, hopefully. Fingers crossed.

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Vidblain from Minnesota, Jul 11, 2018
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4.92/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From can after having a Hazy can.

Tropical aroma. Fuller feel and bigger depth of flavor than regular Hazy (which is already a great beer). This one has a bit of a nice hop bite at the end.

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eppie82 from Illinois, Jun 15, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

In the glass, it's that beautiful Treehouse orange. Not too dark, and not too light, but definitely hazy and dense. Smell is sweet, creamy, and peachy, with ripe mango, and a little bit of citrus. Beautiful mouthfeel, dare I say, perfectly carbonated, with a lovely, smooth finish. They've got the fluffy juiciness really dialed in. Taste is fruit and magic but by no means too sweet. As with most Treehouse brews, the sweetness sneaks off-stage at some point during your sip, and everything ends on a very balanced note. An amazing beer.

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alextastic from California, May 28, 2018
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4.64/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that recedes quickly. It has medium low carbonation. The beer smells of peach, grape, blueberry, and candy. It tastes of peach, grape, blueberry, and candy. It has a medium body. An excellent IPA from Tree House, one of the best.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, May 12, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Looks like pulpy orange juice. Nose is citrus, mango, papaya and melon. The brightest and dankest of tropical fruits. Super aromatic and fresh. Beer opens clementine, mango and overripe cantaloupe. Super juicy but not overly sweet. Nice balance of acidity and really soft around the edges. Finishes dry with a lingering orange and slight touch of ruby red. These beers are why Tree House is the best in the style. Body is light with moderate to low carbonation. Soft and fluffy on the palate and goes down crisp and clean with a dry finish. Incredibly drinkable.

Really really good. What impresses me about these beers are not so much the aroma or flavor, but the incredible mouthfeel on them. So soft and fluffy, more so than any other brewery I've come across.

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SpeedwayJim from New York, May 10, 2018
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 999 ratings