Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #54
Ranked #1,331
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: So... we brewed an all Nelson IPA! Harmony is absolutely packed with one of the most unique and delicious hop varieties in the world - Nelson Sauvin. We taste and smell pungent New Zealand white wine (acidic citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lime) offset by a medley of tropical fruit. A simple malt bill provides a mildly sweet balance but this beer is really all about the hops. A soft and proper bitterness finishes things off and keeps you coming back for more. We just adore Nelson... and this beer!
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/29/20. "Find yours" stamped on the bottom

Yet again, we have a standard IPA from Tree House instead of their famed NEIPAs. This was the oldest beer in the mixed case I got last week, just over a month old now. Let's see how she's holding up

Pours a hazy pale yellow with 3 fingers of white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves plenty of lacing

The nose is very fruity for an American IPA. Tons of lemon, lime, grapefruit, overripe cantaloupe, and orange, balanced out by crisp pale malt and resiny hops

This one has an interesting balance in flavor, starting off sharp but ending much softer. The front end is dominated by tart citrus, more lemon and lime along with bright piney hops. Post swallow is where things soften up after a brief rush of hops, bringing notes of mango and general melon with a soft doughy malt

A light medium body pairs with gentle carbonation for a smooth beer, but feels a bit too thin. Still, this doesn't hurt the drinkability. Finishes very neutral, not dry or sticky

While not the home run I'm used to from Tree House, this was still pretty damn good. A very fruit forward IPA with great balance. I've only got 2 more left in the mixed case to review :)

Tuesday at 04:06 AM
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - not as hazy as typical TH fare. Features mild opaqueness with a dull, golden yellow glow and meager head.

S - grainy, wheaty, and lemony. Definitely smells like Nelson. Musty white grape and apples. Doughy with a touch of peach coming in toward the end. Nice harmony (heh) between the grape and peach.

T - the must is strong in this one. Wild grapes, kalamata olive, and a strong underlying peach flavor. Ever since I picked up on it in the nose, it's been hitting harder and harder with each sip. Cantaloupe and melon. Soft fruit flavors with hardly any citrus twang. It does feature chalky dryness as the wild grape bitterness floods in at the very end.

F - mealy and rich. Full-bodied with heft that feels like being covered by a weighted blanket.

O - reminds me in some ways of the first batch of In Perpetuity. This is the same batch that I bought 8 cans of the first day, cracked one that night, and absolutely had to go back for another 8 cans the second day. Speaking of, haven't seen that one for ages, but Lauren season is coming up, so fingers crossed. Doesn't have that same vibrant magic as the first batch, but this is still pretty special in its own right. Excellent new (old?) offering from Tree House.

Sep 06, 2020
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Harmony from Tree House Brewing Co. A 6.9% American IPA brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops. Semi-opaque; excellent head retention; beautiful cave pattern drawing lacing. Perfumy aromatics of white wine, tropical fruit, butterfly bush flowers, and fresh baked bread. Taste follows with additional expressions of pink Starburst, gooseberry, that OG Tree House bubblegum yeast, and some faint kiwi on the finish. Soft on the palate, with a restrained bitterness. F*cking awesome. As someone who's favorite hop is Nelson, my standards for its execution are like no other. This one hits all the notes. Seek immediately!!!

Jul 30, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Poured from the 750ml growler into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Transluctent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus, mainly grapefruit, with some strength.

t: Follows the nose over a medium bready malt base, moderate vbitterness lingers in the dry finish.

m: Medium to full, great body and good carbonation tingle.

o; A refreshing yet almost hefty-feeling IPA, more malt and hops than 6% ABV would need to be covered.

Aug 19, 2015
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jageraholic from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: One of the least hazy beers I've seen from tree house. Golden hue with small head sticking around. Nothing wwrong with it.

S: light biscuit, sweet white grapes, hints of lemon and tropical fruit.

T: sweet white grape up front. Biscuit in the middle and a slightly dank, lemon and white wine finish.
Little earthy.

M: very carbonated, lots of micro bubbles. drys out in the middle and finishes dry and grapy like wine.

O: tasty stuff. Drinks easy, keeps me wanting more to figure out what all is happening. Interesting hop and good balanced use of it.

Aug 18, 2015
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CayseyW from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold with a nice fluffy white head that thins down quickly. Decent lacing. Overall the beer looks extremely refreshing.
S: Yup, nelson. When the beer is cold out of the fridge the smell is much more subdued, but the nelson aromas you expect--white wine, citrus with a hint of flowers--really start to shine when the beer reaches its optimal drinking temp.
T: Just what you'd expect by the aroma. They dialed in the nelson so well here and all of the flavors work in harmony (see what I did there?).
F: Tree House always nails the feel. Soft and pillowy but balanced by a nice carb to remind you that you're still drinking beer. Not heavy, but also not thin.
O: This beer is right in my wheelhouse. I'm so impressed with how well the nelson comes through. I know this is a beer they have tweaked here and there, and I can't speak to past iterations, but I think they should stick with what they did here.

Aug 06, 2015
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had tried the original Harmony back in December 2014, which was a little heavier and danker. This version is 6% ABV and was filled at Tree House on 8/1/15; drank in a Tree House teku on 8/2/15.

Aug 03, 2015
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VetsPackage from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No hiding the nelson here. HUGE wine nose with your typical stone fruit dankness intertwined with rich concard grapes, absolute gem of a nose on this one. Taste doesn't exactly follow suit and is lighter than expected from the nose - understandable with the big alpha content of these hops. Acidic white wine and sauvignon blanc notes with a semindry finish to round it out. They've made better but that's not exactly a fair thing to say when their best products are absolutely world class offerings. A good beer that represents the character of the nelson hop.
If you liked this then wait patiently for the october release of kiwi rising from jacks abby if you really want a world class nelson offering from Mass.

Jul 31, 2015
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CTFalcon from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tree House continues to absolutely crush these beautiful fruity hoppy masterpieces. Hats off to another phenominal brew!

Loaded with tropical fruits and a hint of malty sweetness with a mild bitter finish, to my palate this is what an IPA should be.

Jan 17, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml flip top growler consumed four days after filling and flying it to Tampa, FL. Full notes taken during consumption.

A- Beyond murky pour from the 750ml growler filled 3 days ago to a pint glass. Cidery orange milky brew with a creamy white head. Good head retention and plenty of lace sheets.

S- Juicy Nelson hops are just about the only thing the aroma with extremely clean malts and yeast. Tiny cracked grains beneath the dank, stone fruits, mango, white grapes and berry hop notes.

T- Very similar to the nose but for me the fruity hop notes really open up with mangoes, passion fruit, big white grape and general berries coming out. Nelson beersonified. Light grains.

MF- Kind of on the lighter side of things with a medium level of carbonation. Texture is silky and slightly creamy. Moderately bitter fruity finish.

Nelson all the way. As usual Tree House knows how to get the best use out of hops and that is pretty much all that is here. A refresher after BA stouts all weekend.

Jan 16, 2015
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MattXT from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a fantastic representation of a hop that I don't like. Great look with a fluffy, white, 1.5" head in my Tree House tumbler glass. Smell is fresh and all Nelson. Taste is also all Nelson, very similar to Kiwi Rising, and perhaps better. If Nelson is your jam, do anything you can to get some of this. If it isn't, still try one and enjoy how well done it is.

Jan 11, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled yesterday, shared with rudzud.

Pours a huge frothy thick head that fades fairly slowly, nice lacing, super hazy murky tangerine peach creamy orange color.

Nose brings tons of Nelson, some grassy slight earthy new Zealand terrior, lots of fruity citrus pith, grapefruit rind and mild lemony note, touch of vinous grape like note, faint honey malt thing, light malt.

Taste brings light sweet malt, faint honey malt, then tons of Nelson, grassy terror note again, into the great citrus rind note, nice grapefruit pith and faint musty resin. Little orange cream, nice bitterness, juicy. Finish is dry and little faint malt note, long lingering Nelson, faint resin and light citrus notes.

Mouth is fairly creamy, nice carb for growler, med bod.

Overall pretty good, but pretty much just a Nelson bomb one trick pony, maybe a bit more honey malt or something else to make it a bit more complex, but still executed well.

Dec 29, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this growler.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy murky golden hue with a nice creamy blanket and good lacing.

S - Aromas of Nelson galore, soft vinuos notes, grapefruit, citrus. Well done, but somewhat of a one trick pony.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of Nelson which is to be expected. Nice and fluffy, good clean Nelson, nice citrus. Bright, clean, nice light honey malts but could use a touch more.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, kind of fluffy.

O - Overall this beer was good, really tasty Nelson notes. Would like a bit more malt presence but yeah, tasty.

Serving type: Growler

Dec 27, 2014
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mrz200 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up on 12-23, first time made. Had this on 12-24 with x-mas eve appetizers.
The carbonation was very light, and an "airing out" was almost unecessary. Color was very yellow, but hazy - intriguing. Smell was very grapefruit ey. Not the most complex IPA ever (not to say that any part of its taste is lacking or that it's waterey because it certainly isn't any of those)but the flavors it does bring are delicious. Even that slight bitterness makes you thirsty for that next sip. You will see me in line again Tree House!

Dec 26, 2014
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange yellow color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Super tropical, pineapple, chardonnay, lime, lemon, citrus, toasted, pale, biscuity.

Taste: As tropical and citrusy as Nelson Sauvin hops should be. Balanced by a nice malt backbone and there is a light tingly bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and light tingly bitterness.

Overall: Awesome awesome tasty and balanced IPA. Definitely looking forward to more of this beer.

Dec 25, 2014
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 121 ratings