Tree House Brewing Company

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American IPA
4.32 | pDev: 5.56%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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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Photo of scotorum
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of jageraholic
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of MattXT
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of mrz200
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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Photo of Flounder57
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Harmony from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 95 ratings