Very Hazy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #4
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #11
Avg:
4.73 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
1,185
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
100
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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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Roguer from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Opaque, hazy, but not quite pulpy lemon-yellow body. Good head production and retention; the head settles into an uneven, firm, off-white (light cream) foam.

Juicy and bright nose, along with a slight dankness and green grassy herbal quality. Tangerine, mandarin orange, mango.

Smooth, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel; the epitome of a NE (I)IPA as expressed by Tree House. Soft and cloudy, with plenty of bite, somehow; low but present bitterness.

Melon and mango lead the way; a touch of grapefruit peel; cream and a slight vanilla-like sweetness; mandarin orange, pineapple, papaya. Just a slight hint of bright herbal green notes, in particular on the finish. It's fruity and hoppy beyond measure, but I'm finding it a bit less challenging and complex than the nose.

This is as lush and juicy an IIPA as you will find. This is what lesser brewers are trying to emulate when they add fruit, vanilla, oats, lactose, and wheat to their IPAs - and they still fall short.

Oct 02, 2021
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 8/05/21 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head that dissipates slowly leaving plenty of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells of tropical fruit. I could smell it as soon as I opened the can.
T - Taste matches the smell, getting lots of oranges and grapefruit.
F - Medium body and carbonation with a creamy feel.
O - This is an outstanding New England IPA. I wish I had more.

Sep 30, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.37/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

At one time "hazy" was an appearance. But thanks to breweries like Tree House, hazy in now a flavor, a feel, a beer experience. Ramping up their always popular Haze to imperial status, it looks like hazy days are here again.

Very Hazy pours with a matte visual texture of tarnish gold and taupe. As its creamy lather rises to greet the rim, a plethora of citrus, melon, tropical fruit and orchard fruit churns from the glass. Honey, poundcake and cereal come to mind as the ale's malty introductions are rich and cakey.

But its bright fruit bouquet transitions to taste immediately with red grapefruit, tangerine, nectarine, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, lime, lemon and banana. Cantaloupe and a berry-like tanginess rounds out the fruitiness of the esters and hops while the persistent sweetness within coats the middle palate with layers of fructose, cake batter and honey. As the ale turns to take a bitter stride, the taste of fresh spruce shavings and sassafras weave attempt to balance the sweetness with a fresh grassy, herbal and tea-like dankness with a curious nod to cannabis.

Full bodied and plush in a starchy cereal texture, the beer's imperial heft keeps the ale richer and fuller longer into the session to and resists much convincing to turn to dryness, bitterness or elevated crispness. What the palate gets in return is the fully malt balance that gives the hops a more rounded and more complex set of flavors. An aftertow of herb and citrus have a warm alcohol spice counterpart in a long cereal finish.

Sep 13, 2021
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 8/5/21; consumed on 8/24/21

Pours an opaque, dark golden orange body capped with multiple fingers of rich, fluffy, eggshell-white foam; great head retention leaves a finger of creamy cap, large, frothy collar, and layers of dense, webby lacing almost entirely frosting the of the walls of the glass.

Aroma bursts with attenuated fruit cocktail notes, devolving into peach gummies and leaning into greener tones of eucalyptus leaf and fresh aloe; a catty dankness and peppery spice sees scrapes of a hard minerality over the middle to orange zest and grapefruit peel with edges of bubblegum and moss closing.

Taste opens with peach ring sweetness into nectarine and a citric twist of orange peel; grapefruit zest eases into a semi-earthy twang of crushed-vitamin minerality before revisiting tropical nectar capped with candied guava and accents of dry grass finishing.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with a fluffy, moderate-high carbonation; a hoppy twang integrates a crushed-vitamin minerality with a taut bittering over the mid-palate and through the finish, while the overall consistency continues to highlight a minor grit, subtle resin, and underlying juicy quality throughout.

Familiar fruit saturation with a distinctly dank, cooly herbal twist; this is Tree House nearing its eccentric best, merging their almost inimitable drinkability with a refreshing deviation from ripe fruit overloads in favor of a rawer, resin-focused hop integration. A deceptively diverse, intriguing winner.

Aug 25, 2021
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colts9016 from Idaho

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

Review 1587
Very Hazy
TreeHouse Brewing
Date: 02June 2021
My continued pursuit for all things Treehouse, this my Fifthteenth beer. I received this from a recent BIF, and it is fresh. I served it about 44 degrees using a generic tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a massive two-fingered head. Citrus emit as the beer is poured. The creamy and foamy white head dissipated slowly, leaving gobs of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer charts around SRM 6, pale straw with golden yellow hues. This beer is hazy and beautiful.

I detect grapefruit, peaches, mangos, pineapple, pine resin, floral esters, a touch of herbal, mandarin oranges, lemons, biscuit, lightly toasted malts, earthiness, and crackers in the nose.

The flavors in the beer are mangos, peaches, pineapple, a skosh of pine resin, a hint of floral esters, a touch of eucalyptus, biscuit, lightly toasted malts, crackers, earthiness, juicy mandarin oranges, and grapefruit.

The mouthfeel is smooth, slightly astringent, and velvety.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and has a long finish.

The beer is stellar in its own right. I have consumed 15 beers from Treehouse. The most unique thing I have noticed is the beer are all uniquely different. I was not sure what I was expecting, but not every beer having its own personality. This is truly a work of brewing art. I enjoyed the flavors of this beer and would be glad to consume any beer from TreeHouse.

Aug 24, 2021
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farrago from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large three finger head, irregular surface, just off shite hue, average retention, thin if extended lacing. Looks the part, apricot juice in a glass. Keen edged dankness to the nose, at times close to pencil lead, strong biscuit component as well, rich peach, apricot, melon to kiwi fruit scents, topped off by pink grapefruit and mint. Full-bodied, lush mouth feel, only starts to turn dry by the finish. Carbonation soft and fluffy, no match for the sugary sweetness of the fruit and citrus. Black tea leaf and cigar wrapper more than marijuana for dankness. Piney here as the melon comes to the fore. No getting much by way of florality. Fleshy and fun, does show some alcohol if allowed to warm. While very good doesn't break away from the pack. (Canned 8/5/21)

Aug 24, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned on 7/20/21. Pours a very hazy orange yellow, with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Aroma ripe melon, guava, gonja, mandarin, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows cantaloupe, guava, gonja, mandarin, and apricot really balanced. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above medium, not sticky or dry, soft gentle almost creamy carbonation, and at 8.6% ABV it drinks very easy. 4.75

Overall another excellent NEDIPA from them, but because it was from them I honestly expected even better. Still excellent, just the bench moves when I get stuff from them honestly. 4.25

Jul 27, 2021
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can in a curvy pint glass.

Bright and dense orange in color, 1f white cap, heavy lacing.

Grapefruit and tropical fruits over dry yeast.

Citrus rind and grapefruit flavors. Some tropical mix, too. Green melon.

Thick and chewy full bodied brew. Alcohol and sugar are well concealed. Juicy.

Good for the style. Too big for regular consumption here.

Jul 08, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 05-20-21.

A - Opaque light tan color with dense white creamy lacing.

S - Not alot of aroma with spicy tropical fruit.

T - Pulpy, vinous tropical fruit: pineapple and peppery spicy fruit rind.

M - Thick mouthfeel that's pillowy soft.

O - This is holding up extremely well for being (6) weeks old. The nose falls short but overall pretty impressive!

Jul 03, 2021
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 06/26/21. Saturday surprise! Served in an IPA glass.

Pours a thick-appearing, milky orange with a finger-plus of super-soft, lathery head. Retention is just OK but leaves a thick, creamy cap and a heavy curtain of sudsy lacing.

Nose is yeasty, bready, fruity, musky. That musky peach-pineapple-bubblegum thing but with an added ice cream-like quality.

Tasting cantaloupe, cannabis, orange peels, peach, pineapple, and yeasty bread roll. Dense, dank and juicy. Mildewed, overripe, composting fruit. A long, slow bitter grapefruit juice finish. The aftertaste is 100% grapefruit juice.

Feel is juicy, creamy, medium-hefty bodied but brightly enough carbonated to feel somewhat lighter.

Overall, yet another over-the-top, over-hopped TH NEDIPA. Frankly, they all sort of blur together for me at this point, but I think this one is more bitter than usual, and particularly dank and weedy relative to the usual line up.

Jul 02, 2021
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.65/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haze vs Very Hazy side by side
Very Hazy
16 oz can, dated 6/2/21, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden copper with a three finger white head 4.25

S- Mango, citrus, pineapple, earthy, a little dank, grapefruit, melons. 4.75

T- Mango, citrus, melons, some pineapple, earthy, touch of lime zest, slightly dank. 4.75

M- Smooth, slightly creamy, medium body. 4.5

O- A great and easy to drink NEIPA. A brighter version of Haze. 4.5

Look wise I would have guessed that Haze was the fresher beer, but everything else leans towards Very Hazy being better. I honestly don’t think the difference is a freshness issue since Haze isn’t showing issues with fading. Both beers are amazing examples of NEIPAs

Jun 27, 2021
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erosier from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like it says, very hazy, with a light orange/yellow color that you can't see through at all. Light white head that fades quickly and leaves a little lacing down the glass. Smells of citrus and melon and some sweetness at the end. Taste is equally pleasing with big grapefruit, orange notes up front and finishes with a melon and a bit grassy (lawn) at the end. Smooth, perfect amount of carbonation, well done.

Jun 24, 2021
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J-legend-K from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks and smells nice, but I find the taste, eh, lacking something. Seems like the odd carbonation/mouthfeel is hiding the hop character this beer wants to have.

Can dated 3/22 - maybe it was much better fresh...or maybe TreeHouse is overrated

May 01, 2021
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dboon from Florida

4.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the source. Cloudy opaque yellow/orange pour with a big white head. Big tropical fruit bouquet. The tropical fruits smash you in face right out of the gate then give way to bitter piney/resiny hop notes. Plenty of caramel malt backbeats to keep the balance in check. Peach and apricot undercurrents. Really good mouthfeel and body. This is delicious and dangerous at 8.6%....

Apr 30, 2021
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GGGrizz from Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great compliment to the standard Haze offering. Showcases an impressive amount of hops and sass (you'll forget it's 8.6%). Has the signature Tree House mouth feel. Definitely worth tracking this one down.

Apr 02, 2021
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden with a thick, creamy white head and has good lacing. The aroma is very peachy and orangey with a subtle spice. The malt aroma is bready with a honey-like quality. As for the taste, it is very juicy, overripe peach, sweet citrus, and tropical fruit with a very smooth bitterness. The malt does a nice job in a supporting role with round, warm bready flavors and some sweetness. The beer has a very lush, creamy body, a nice prickly carbonation, and a moderately dry finish. Overall, this is a truly stellar NEIPA. Huge juicy flavor and aroma, creamy dreamy body, and a very restrained bitterness. Tree House is really one of the best in the business.

Mar 28, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/22/21. “Ha ha ha” stamped on the bottom of the can

Here we are. One of the highest rated Tree House beers, currently sitting at #11 overall. I’m very excited to try this one, but slightly weary since OG Haze is not one of my favorites. Regardless, I’m hapoy they had this today when I went to grab some beer

Pours a turbid pale Yellow with 3 fingers of white head that fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

This is like a tropical bouquet in the nose, but on the other hand it’s very similar to some of their others, with a little extra hop kick. I’m picking up on aromas ripe papaya, tangerine, pithy grapefruit, doughy malt, light pepper, resiny hops, and a touch of black currant. Actually, upon further inspection this has a huge depth not present in their other similar beers

The taste is not nearly as complex, but I’m still enjoying it a lot. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting creamy peach, papaya, and creamy malt. The swallow brings notes of creamy peach, orange rind, doughy malt, overripe mango, and earthy hops

A medium full body pairs pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a smooth and creamy beer. Finishes mostly dry with a slight bitterness

While the aroma was really good, the rest of it pales in comparison. Still, another good Tree House IPA

Mar 27, 2021
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4 days ago and tried blind alongside a 10-day-old can of Haze. Both my friend and I were shocked to discover that we both slightly preferred regular Haze, and actually both guessed that it was the Very Hazy -- the aromas were almost identical, and the flavors were juicier on the Haze and more bitter on the Very Hazy. Same fluffy mouthfeel in both. Both are stellar beers, but regular Haze wins both in terms of drinkability and availability

89/100

Mar 26, 2021
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to obtain this via a trade recently as this was one of the few popular offerings from Tree House that I had never reviewed on here before. Love the Haze and this was on par with it, although I thought it was a bit overrated. Needless to say, that's only because of the insanely high standards that this brewery has set as it wasn't because this was a letdown in any way, shape, or form!

Of course, this had a dank golden hue to it with a nice head topping it off as it had the look of any typical juice bomb from New England. A little bit of dark sediment settled at the bottom but it wasn't noticeable as I swirled this as the liquid was nearly uniform in hue. Lovely lacing down the side of my pint glass as the rings were deep and well-defined along the top half of my pint glass, with thicker sections of rings below that. Lots of melon, honeydew, and tangerine juice in the nose as the taste was just as exotic and juicy on the palate. A bit of grapefruit tang and dank hops emerged as this fully warmed up as the malt was quite basic and recessed at the same time. Some hefty pine and tropical fruit rind emerged in the aftertaste but overall, this went down easily as everything melded well together.

Hard to detect the alcohol here but it was present enough as I warmed up nicely once I finished this off. Canned on 12/19 with "YES INDEED" written above it, this was a solid beer but a bit too green, dank, and overripe for me to rate any higher on here. It's easy to see why this is so highly-regarded on here and any fan of Tree House would be wise to seek this out. I certainly wouldn't mind giving this another go-around!

Feb 14, 2021
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brokensail from California

3.58/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can @ Monkish. As with Haze, a milky orange beer with white foam. This one isn’t quite as enjoyable as regular Haze, in my opinion. It’s a little more sweet and caramel forward and also has a more pronounced resinous and pithy bitterness. Still has some nice peach, grapefruit, orange, and dried pineapple hop character, though. It’s fine enough, but not great.

Feb 05, 2021
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

**
01/28/21

Can to snifter. Share with DC.

Look:
Look deep hazy dark yellow.

Aroma:
Grapefruit, pine, pineapple, tangerine.
General citrus, grass. Very nice aromatic.

Taste:
Melon, grass, vegetable, grapefruit, Sour finish. Grassy/veggie gets more harsh as you go.

Feel:
Medium body, below average carbonation.


Very good.


**

Jan 28, 2021
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy (ha) orange color with a very tall head on a gentle pour with long retention and clumpy lacing.

The smell is tangerine, grapefruit, and citrus peel.

The taste is very tropical forward with some dank, earthy hops. The finish is bitter with a nice malt presence.

The mouthfeel is like a pillow - low/medium carbonation and medium/thick body. The finish lingers.

Overall this is excellent. It has a beautiful mouthfeel and a great blend of flavors.

Jan 24, 2021
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jeffreed61 from Indiana

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

D:11/22/20 - At 6+ wks, this is still arguably perfect. Unmistakable fresh fruit salad notes. Bitter and dank swirl late. Would really love to A-B one at this stage w/ a fresh one.

Jan 16, 2021
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 11 /27/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Plenty of smeared lacing with persistent retention. Dank, piney, and juicy in the nose. Weed with grapefruit and unripe peach. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Dank, resinous, citrus on the palate with minimal malt and a drying bitterness. Grapefruit, tangerine and cracked garlic. Finishes dry yet juicy and dank.

Jan 14, 2021
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lucius10 from California

4.39/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Sweet orange citrus, sweet bready-malty, and tropical hoppy dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a malt forward, tropical hoppy and hint of grapefruit citrus bitter swallow. The heavy malt presence upfront interferes a bit with enjoying the hoppy finish...makes the backend a little muddled and disjointed. What helps make up for that is that it is oh so soft on the palate! This still good and enjoyable, just didn't reach those sky high expectations I was anticipating.

Jan 14, 2021
Very Hazy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1185 ratings