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: 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:
#90
Reviews:
315
Ratings:
2,341
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Wants:
505
Gots:
785
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 2,341 |  Reviews: 315
Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ericcmay
4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmukid87
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffmck09
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stoumi
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Alter Ego pours thicker than expect burnt orange color with a great cloudy, with a 1-finger head that loves to linger with some excellent lacing retention. The smell is sweet malt with juicy pineapple and grapefruit up front with a bit of stone fruit and mango. Taste hits with a big bitterness up front followed by the juicy fruits with the pineapple and grapefruit. There's a candied sweetness midway through the swallow that helps to balance the flavor.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wesmaze
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent

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

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

Photo of Broadvinci
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HughKelly
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Very solid IPA related to Julius.

Tastes of orange and honey. Very light feel with non bitter aftertaste. Solid level of carbonation and a near perfect IPA.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h_lupulus
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmadd
4.92/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of guild337
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iheartgeist
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful opaque honey orange color, bold and fresh aroma. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Intensely bitter, rich hops. Juicy splendor!

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Photo of hopsputin
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: super hazy bunt orange color with a nice caramel and amber note in there as well. large, 3 finger frothy off-white head. the color on this is incredible for a NEIPA

s: huge pineapple and apricot upfront. sweet clementines, big crackery malt, and passionfruit behind that. strawberry and guava behind that. a subtle grapefruit kiss and some grassy hops close out the aroma

t: follows the nose very close. pineapple and grapefruit punch right away. passionfruit and ripe mango behind that. a bit more of the grapefruit behind that with a very subtle bitterness presence. guava and sweet oranges close out the flavor with a touch of dry crackers

m: medium mouthfeel with fairly strong carbonation for what i take as a NEIPA. definitely not the fluffy, no carbonation mouthfeel in most NEIPA

o: this is a truly fantastic beer. the flavor is perfectly harmonized - juicy, a touch of bitterness, and perfect malt level. it has good carbonation, which helps to boost the juice. this one is definitely deserving of the hype

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Photo of digboy
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy, bright gold with a 2 finger soapy off-white head that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is sharp and inviting with sweet, intense citrus notes

Flavor is even more sweet with a candied orange thing going on. Some pineapple in there too. There is a light malt that come through in the mid-taste that kind of anchors down the excessive hop flavors.

Feel is very soft and not very sticky on the lips. There is a hint of alcohol but barely noticeable. Light to moderate bitterness creeps in with the finish.

My initial half pour of the can apparently was not including the cloudy particulates and it resulted in a far more candied flavor than once I poured the rest in. I'm not a big fan of candy sweetness so I'm glad to say that the full beer profile counters it well and adds in some tartness, balancing it out perfectly. My original score in the very low 4's is upgraded.

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Photo of BSecaida
3.9/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Alter Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2,341 ratings