Very Hazy | Tree House Brewing Company

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Very HazyVery Hazy

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews by barsonthetrak:
Photo of barsonthetrak
5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thank you to Drew for making the dream of VH a reality! Incredible stonefruit profile with beautiful resinous nose and decadent mouthfeel. Phenomenal.

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Photo of Beardie
5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Spoild
5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | 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

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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Photo of tregan_20
4.98/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of mfrank421
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

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Photo of beaver69693
5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ty_M
4.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutFox
4.74/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcorn
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pooles26
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours super hazy, bright orange-yellow in color, with one inch head. Even by Tree House's high standards, this looks amazing. Taste is sweet peach, nectarine, and orange. Like regular Haze, my previous favorite Tree House brew, but with extra fruit flavor. Heavy bodied, thick, slight bitterness and lots of goodness. May be my favorite Tree House brew. Well worth driving out for. Only my third perfect beer in 2,500 ratings. Cannot see how an imperial IPA can taste any better, but am willing to search for that brew.

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Photo of jmannreview
4.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great juicy beer! The orange and pineapple aromas hit me hard. The mouth feel is full with very little bitterness. A great one from our brewery of choice.

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Photo of Prospero
4.89/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Remdawg23
4.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 16 oz can dated 02/18/16 (with a nice "Haze me bro" tag underneath), 7 days old. This beer lives up to its name and comes out opaquely hazy, orange juice colored, nice foamy head leaves beautiful lacing. Perfection!

Smell is pure Tree House, that juice laden smell wafts through the room after cracking the can top. The head builds and the hops dance around the room. Huge orange/tangerine notes, bitter hop resin, yum! Flavor is so potent, dry crackery malts provide some bready notes, but then the big citrus fruits come out, some mango and a bit of pineapple sweetness, subtle. Ends with a great hoppy oil aftertaste, just slightly herbal and vegetal to give you hints as to how loaded this recipe is with those lovely green flowers.

Finishes dry in the mouth, body is deceptively light, no alcohol presence. Very Hazy lives up to the hype in all the right ways, just a total tangerine bomb here.

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Photo of avas
5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 8/19/16. Consumed 8/26/16.

A: Just when I didn't think it was possible for Tree House to release a hazier, thicker-looking beer, this thing comes along. Pours a murky golden yellow with a finger and and a half of the softest, creamiest white head. Seriously, the head defined what I think of as pillowy with the tiniest of bubbles. Sits in the glass completely opaque, a dark and murky orange-yellow.

S: My god. Aroma literally billows out of the glass. The sweetest most delicious-smelling assortment of tropical and citrus fruits. Pineapple, mango, yellow peach. Tons of orange and tangerine. The furthest thing from subtle. The fruit notes are overwhelming, almost arresting. As it warms, I get a good amount of that signature Tree House candy/bubblegum yeast character as well.

T: Absolutely insane. Unlike anything I've ever had before. Explosion of flavors that follow the nose. Super ripe pineapple, yellow peach, and mango up front. Punches of of sweet citrus fruits follow, and a significant presence of the sweet bready, bubblegum yeast character that underlies the hoppiness. Sweetness from the fruit flavors transitions beautifully into a VERY lightly malty sweetness on the finish, which actually perfectly complements medium minus bitterness and creates and extraordinary drying aspect that leaves you ready for another sip almost immediately.

M: Perfect. Truly, truly as good as it gets. Fully creamy, silky smooth, and lightly bitter on the finish. Carbonation is exquisite, providing a delicate effervescence to complement the smoothness. As mentioned above, the dryness of the finish is perhaps the most unique aspect of this beer, making it dangerously drinkable for 8.6%. Notably, there the slightest appearance of heat in the throat as it warms, but it's quite excusable given the style--and the fact that it's easily overwhelmed by the other incredible elements this beer has to offer.

O: Not sure what to say here. Tree House has outdone themselves once again. I've now been lucky enough to try a fair share of their hoppy rotational offerings, and Very Hazy has absolutely solidified itself at the head of the pack. It epitomizes everything I love about Tree House beers (hefty and creamy mouthfeel, pungent tropical aroma, and a flavor profile reminiscent of a freshly made fruit smoothie, to name a few) and adds a few unique elements of its own, most notably a significant dryness on the finish. It reminds me most of Haze (of course) and Green, offering an intensified version of the flavor profile of the former combined with an intensified version of the aroma and mouthfeel of the latter. Simply put, this is the best hoppy beer I've ever had.

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