Alter Ego | Tree House Brewing Company

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4.55/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer brewed in the spirit of experimentation and the celebration of our 3rd anniversary… ! What we did here is we took a whole bunch of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, a classic punch of citrus purveying goodness, and added them to the Julius dry hop. The base beer is exactly the same, but the dry hop is altered tremendously. The result is a beer with all the deliciousness of the base beer with a layer of added citrusy complexity. Like devil Julius or something. A real treat!

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#66
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
2,285
pDev:
6.15%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 2,285 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of Rpidelt
3.67/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grovejr20
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TaborTime
3.71/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kooldad69
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flip4beers
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one is right up there with Julius. Overall balanced.

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Photo of mgroner
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy amber/gold color. Minor head.

Mostly malty with a spicy hop background to the nose.

The flavor is more hoppy than the smell but the taste is still well balanced.

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Photo of gcasher
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from the brewery. I don't see it. Smells nicely hopped. Surprised by the big sweet malt. Tastes very good with slightly bitter finish. Very fresh. Next time I'll pour it in a glass.

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Photo of tgatort
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kinnick21
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steve8robin
4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Herb64
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kendo
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is murky golden (which is more orangey when backlit) with a half-finger of white foam on top.

S: Earthy tropical fruit. Think smelling the outside of a cantelope rind. Plus ripe apricot and a hint of pine.

T: I very much like the taste of this beer. Ripe oranges, bitter pine, a hint of onion, lemony bitterness, and pineapple juice. It wraps itself around your palate, hitting different tastebuds along the way.

M: Creamy and juicy. Very nice.

O: Excellent beer.

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Photo of bozbirdski99
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewme
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked-up eight cans at the Tree House Brewery for three dollars and eighty cents per can last Wednesday. I have had several brews from these guys, all very good. I liked that the ABV was not too high on this, as I made it my Father's Day beach beer. Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of LarryV
2.73/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours an unappealing, opaque, murky yellow with a minor head. Aroma of mango, citrus, not particularly inviting. Initially, the taste is very mango-like but morphs into a bitterness and flavor that I just don't like - unfortunately, I can't think of words to describe it but it's fairly unpleasant to me. I think Tree House could put shit in a can and it would get a high rating just because it's TH. Luckily, this was given to me and I didn't waste my money on it. I can't recommend this beer.

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Photo of CaddIPA
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MalterNate
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can date 6/13/18. Poured into a tulip. Gold/straw yellow around the edges, darker in the center. Smell: some pine, more citrus. Some onion or dank. Taste: follows the nose, but I also got a weird and very enjoyable trace of licorice, but maybe I’m crazy. Mouthfeel: where this beer shined. Some beers are better on the nose, but this one shined once you tasted it. Better than I remember. Nice job.

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Photo of Craig-er
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Waited in line for one hour at Tree House. Poured into the attractive Tree House glass. Beautiful color and foamy head. Smell is complex with piney features. Full bodied flavor, rich multi dimentual flavors. Somewhat unusal but top tier. Ranks top notch.

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Photo of TCOlson
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The body is bright orange with a great white head that shows an amazing retention. Aspect-wise, this beer is actually really good.
S: Aroma is two sided, one side with a very strong profile of pine and resinous tones that are incoming from a Mosaic hop. The other side is very fruity and citric incoming from the powerful Amarillo hop that is used here to the full extent of its beauty.
T: Taste is mostly citric and tropical, having a sweet balance in between that helps those profiles come forward. In the end, there's a mild bitterness that I was hoping it was just a bit stronger but it still satisfies.
M: It's medium to high. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is mild but we're at 14th of June and this was canned at 29th March, it must've lost some power.
O: I don't think this is even close to Julius as the can states but it still is one damn good beer.

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Photo of moehopps
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Alter Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2,285 ratings