Very Hazy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #4
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
100
Ranked #11
Avg:
4.75 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
1,028
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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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artrocity from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 09, 2019
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Beardie from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I've ever had. Absolute perfection. Since we're all incredible beer snobs now, we can still find something to nitpick about a a King Julius or a Very Green, but not this one. It is simply perfect. Mango, pineapple, Guava, dank, turbidity, pillowy, hazy, whatever. Incredible.

Dec 09, 2016
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Spoild from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 3/23/17.
Reviewed 3/31/17.
Poured into Tree House tulip glass.

A: Very turbid, light golden orange in the glass. A full finger of white/off-white head - somewhat rocky bubbles. Dissipates to a film.

S: Peaches, mango, and orange are leaping out of the glass on this one. At the same time, it smells dank. Haze is missing an explosive aroma like some of the other Tree House beers, but Very Hazy delivers. Maybe a slight hint of bready malt, but hardly noticeable.

T: This is incredible. the flavor really pops in an explosive way. It's that blended fruit smoothie that Tree House is known for. Big mango, peach, orange. The flavor doesn't just explode, but it really shines in your mouth in a way that I have never seen in another IPA. The bitterness is seductively smooth. The dank character that is familiar from Haze. Bready malts are present, but subdued and overshadowed by the dankness. Typical Tree House yeast profile still very present on the back end.

F: This isn't quite Green/Very Green thickness, but I have yet to encounter another IPA that is. It's still medium-plus mouth feel, still pillowy and fluffy. The thing that makes this beer what it is, though, is the carbonation. The carbonation is absolutely perfect. It rolls over the tongue, but still lingers on the inside of the mouth.

O: This is amazing. I was nervous diving into this beer that this beer could not possibly live up to the level of hype that surrounded it. But it did and then some. This is on its own level.

Apr 01, 2017
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Worcester90 from Massachusetts

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

Amazing, but only slightly better than reg Haze for me. Wouldn’t go crazy seeking it out unless it was at like 1/2 case allotments. Otherwise, regular haze @ regular 1 case allotments would do the trick. Not bashing this, it’s great, but wasn’t leaps and bounds better like I thought it might be.

Apr 28, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Dean.

Pours a great fluffy1+ finger head that fades slowly with nice lacing, it's, sic very hazy, apricot orange color.

Nose brings tons of tangerine and orange juice, creamy fluffy malt base and orange cream, juicy citrus and Clementine, lots of big juicy citrus, little orange peel. Touch generic tropical papaya like fruit.

Taste brings a lots of creamy malts, oats perhaps, some grassy wheat I think too, little grainy malt, toasty, mild sweet cream note, and faint touch of booze. Plenty of citrus again, orange peel, tangerine, little orange cream, faint tropical notes generic mostly, mild bitter grassy like flavor too, with nice grapefruit pith, and even a touch of melon pith rind thing. Finish is dry and mildly bitter, long juicy citrus and grapefruit pith, little faint bitter pine on the back end.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy with faint booze, nice carb for growler.

Overall very nice, juicy citrus, tangerine, very tasty and enjoyable, booze is hidden fairly well, etc.

Nov 27, 2014
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johnvescovi from Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I couldn’t believe people waited in line for Beer from Tree House Brewing, and then I had a delicious glass of Very Hazy. I will soon be waiting in line for my own assortment that will hopefully include some Very Hazy!

Nov 10, 2017
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PrinceDarren from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had. Period.

During a semi-annual business trip to MA, I acquired two cans of this in March 2017 after a visit to the brewery. At first I thought it was regular haze, I didn't even realize what I had until I got back to my hotel room a couple of hours later. After popping it back in the fridge for 20 minutes, I opened the first can. The aroma immediately punched me in the nose, even though I had only just popped the top, and it was still at arms length. Poured into a small water glass. I was surprised how easy this was to wash down, drinks like a 5% ABV. Amazing fruity aroma and clean finish. I was so blown away by this beer I laid back in the bed and let the experience wash over me. Is this the best beer I've ever had in my life?

Thinking it could just be the incredible freshness (only a few hours in the can) I waited about 2 weeks before opening the second one. Nope, no doubt about it, I've just identified my new favorite beer.

Congratulations, Tree House, you continue to amaze me time after time. Looking forward to my next visit!

Sep 03, 2017
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oldsailor from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very familiar flavor from the Tree House family. Did not get anything particularly different from the normal Haze flavor/mouthfeel profile. A great beer as always, but nothing I would desperately seek out again.

Feb 16, 2018
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Tonyjenlasc from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - That signature TH/New England look. Haze for days. Looks like juice in the glass. Beautiful.
Smell - Immediately upon cracking the can you can smell this beer. Explosively juicy aroma. Passion fruit, pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit.
Taste - Unbelievable. Insanely tropical. Tons of pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit, citrus rind.

Overall - Quite possibly can be TH's best DIPA yet. Absolutely fantastic.

May 06, 2016
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

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

Look: orange sherbert, 1inch creamy white head... light orangish yellow, really gorgeous
Smell: orange, Pinaple, mango, peach... it's a tropical fruit cornucopia.
Taste: orange, mango, peach fallowed by a distinct malt backbone... and it keeps going all the way down ur throat... this taste dosnt end
Feel: super smooth, medium body and carbination, velvety smooth, super drinkable.
Overall: this beer was an honest pleasure to drink, smooth, flavorful till the last drop... and 30 min after the last drop it still tasted amazing.

Note: all ratings are done as category specific

Feb 20, 2017
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YvesB from Belgium

4.49/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into tulip.
Typical treehouse look and smell. Different kinds of fruit, right amount of bitterness.
Like any of the other th i've had, this is good, really good, but definitely not top 25 good.

Nov 14, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Dean for hooking us up with this one. Sounds awesome. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very hazy orange hue with a good one finger head that fades To leave a thin blanket and nice lacing.

S - Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, light tropical notes, good faint malts with a touch of pine. Loads of citrus, no alcohol on the noise.

T - Taste is loads of tangerines and oranges. Awesome citrus here, a lot of grapefruit pith, faint melon. Not much pine except on the finish, make no mistake this is a citrus bomb. Alcohol non-existent, delicious citrus notes very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy, nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was delicious. Awesome citrus notes, great tangerine, alcohol hidden very well. Really really delicious with amazing tangerine. Very well done.

Serving type: Growler

Nov 22, 2014
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fully opaque dark tan, verging into brown territory, with a large, dense and lumpy beige foam that is slow to settle. Having this side by side with regular Haze, the head is less active and tall, but of similar hue, and Haze's body is a bit lighter, but still in the tan to yellow area.

The aroma is spicier, but also has a notable presence of peaches & cream topped shortbread with oats. It smells like a delightful, fattening fruity dessert.

If I'm being honest, I'm not finding drastic differences between this and regular Haze--the flavor of VH is perceptibly spicier, sharper, maybe a little more bitter, with all sorts of added evergreen, even eucalyptus and mint, and a more dry, thin feel. But like I said, it's not drastic, and Haze is just all around more drinkable, with a lighter, rounder, softer feel and a less potent but still delicious mix of dank and tropical juicy flavors. The abundance of hops in VH can build to an almost aspiriny astringency when you go for a larger swig, making it kind of acidic, but it's not as overboard as the Very Greens or Juice Machines I've had in the past.

May 05, 2018
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Rristow from Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from can. Pours a murky orange with thick white head. Aroma is tropical fruits with some grapefruit. Extremely well balanced. Excellent tasting that goes down way too easy. Huge tropical fruit flavor with mango, papaya, pineapple and also some tangerine. Incredible imperial IPA.

Aug 15, 2017
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jfitzbrew from Vermont

4.93/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely incredible. No booze presence. Beautiful combination of grapefruit and tropical notes. Mouthfeel is perfect. Not too sweet, soft carbonation. Great juicy aroma. Easily one of the best beers I have ever had

Sep 05, 2016
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tregan_20 from Connecticut

4.98/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

16 oz can poured into a Tree House teku. Pours a light peach color with hazy body (ironic, I know). Minimal white head and lots of lacing. The aromas are mind-blowing. The only other beer that has shocked me this much was Juice Machine... aromas of tropical fruits dancing around. The flavors definitely follow suit with peaches, pineapple, tangerines, and other tropical citrus fruits. There is a little bit of dank and minimal malt; the ABV is well hidden with this one! The carbonation is on point and mouthfeel is very creamy. Overall, this is an absolutely phenomenal DIPA from the aromas, to the tastes, to the mouthfeel, to the color, and so on... this is worth seeking out! Super drinkable beer! Cheers!

May 03, 2016
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mfrank421 from Massachusetts

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

Poured into a TH tulip at BTs Smokehouse about 15 minutes after picking up at the brewery. Very Hazy is aptly named, about a finger and a half of big bubbles in the head and beautiful lacing. Aside from the bubbles, looks like orange juice in the glass. Smells like tropical fruit and citrus....quite strongly. Tastes incredible, very hop forward citrusy and tropical. Its balanced with a slight biterness on the back end, no alcohol tasted in this at all....very dangerous at 8.6%, and I mean that in the best way possible. Another wonderful offering from the best brewery I've had the pleasure of visiting.

Mar 25, 2017
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baseball1976 from Arizona

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 08, 2016
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ToddBeans from Kentucky

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

May 15, 2018
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Jjwilli2 from New York

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 25, 2017
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Vitalsigns from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 22, 2018
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JPeterson17 from Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 16, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a Tree House teku
05/02/18

Cloudy, pale straw yellow appearance. The turbid body was capped by a tight, frothy, finger-tall, bright white crown that slowly dropped to a thick, lasting collar. Streaky, spotty lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was pretty disappointing initially. I had a difficult time getting much of anything out of this. Smooth, citrusy hops were noticeable. Perhaps some juicy orange notes. Not much else though. As the beer sat, ripe honeydew melon appeared. Some peach as well. The orange notes intensified. Orange sherbet came to mind. The honeydew really came forth as well. Bit of weedy dankness too. Pretty spectacular by the drink’s end.

Honeydew melon notes also came through big time in the flavor profile. Loads of juicy fruitiness. Strong tangerine presence. Fairly tangy. Some orange was noticeable too. Tangerine rind appeared on the back end and carried into the finish. The beer seemed a bit pithy and raw on the finish initially, but it mellowed out significantly with time.

The mouthfeel was signature Tree House. Super soft and plush. Lighter bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, subtle effervescence that turned creamy and smooth on the palate.

If you are expecting Very Hazy to smack you in the face with potent hop aromas and flavors, then you will probably be disappointed by this beer. However, if you appreciate an amazingly juicy, smooth, clean and balanced take on the style, then this will very likely be right up your alley.

May 08, 2018
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HookemHoos from Virginia

4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 20, 2017
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JoeMarinello from Ohio

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 10, 2017
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