Alter Ego | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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!

Added by Nav71292 on 06-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#97
Reviews:
325
Ratings:
2,403
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
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4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
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This beer pours an opaque amber/gold, with a frothy head. The smell is subtle compared to the burst of flavors one notices when sipping this beer. As mentioned, the taste has a whole host of flavors, including melon, pine, and a burst of various citrus fruits. This beer really hides the high alcohol content with some many different flavors.

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4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
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Better than advertised

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Pint can dated 11/06/18 - poured into a snifter at about 44F. Huge thanks to Matt for this one.

Pours a very deep bronze honey color -99% opaque, with the slightest translucent gleam to it. Barely a finger of bone white head quickly settles to a small island and a sudsy collar.

Nose is beautiful on this. Honey biscuit sweetness, big melon, some subtle grape, berries, peaches, papaya, a little mango, a hint of passionfruit, some dank undertones, some pine resin. Smells sweet and hoppy.

Palate opens up with that big melon with an almost equal dose of pine. Followed closely by a good dose of guava, some peach, honeysuckle, a little mango, some berry notes, a touch of white grape, and some grassy tones too. Not oniony grass notes, but rather green, fresh, floral grassiness. There's a good malt sweetness through it all, until the late finish, where a pine oil/resinous bitterness bites in, and slowly takes it from there. Finish lingers quite a while.

Mouthful is full, very soft, and a little bit fluffy. Feels like a Tree House beer. Not their fluffiest by any means, but still nice and round and soft. Liquid suede. A fine and gentle carbonation gives just enough tingle to keep this moving and alive.

Overall, a great IPA from Tree House. Not quite as good as Julius, in my.own opinion, and a little more complex than Green, perhaps, although I still prefer Green a little. Still a top tier IPA, and one I would gladly reach for again.

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Alter Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2,403 ratings