Alter Ego | Tree House Brewing Company

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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!

Added by Nav71292 on 06-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,811
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.57
pDev:
6.13%
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
574
For Trade:
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Photo of Murph106157
4.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hands down worth all the hype, preferred to Julius as I believe the hop addition brings increased complexity. One of the best IPA's I have ever tried.

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Photo of maximum12
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to DustinGalvin for this 16 oz. can, one of 120 that he sent my way recently. Cool, Escheresque blue artwork dated 5/5/17. Dig.

The pour is just like the cool kids like it, 50/50 pineapple & orange juice (I was not one of the cool kids; but you probably knew that, since I write long beer reviews in my basement watching Battlestar Galactica). To be a stereotype this smells like tropical fruit, peach ascendant, Standard good.

Alter Ego mimics Julius like an annoying younger sister; wish I’d had these side by side, because it matches up closely to my memory & yes, I just peeked at my old review. Same burst of tropical fruit, same peachiness on top with a strong, lingering aftertaste of overripe oranges, papaya, harsh pine bark shavings. Bitterness comes late but sticks to the palate, & isn’t as aggressive as its base…but I love how it hangs around. The moderate bitterness is offset by the fact that it lingers & lingers & lingers. Not sure how the brewers do that, but I approve. No idea what is ‘pillowy’ about this: it’s tropical fruit with a knife’s edge of bitterness. This should come in bigger cans.

Contrary to popular myth, not everything this brewery puts out is touched by virginal gods, but this one might have brushed a nipple or two. Fantastic beer.

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4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scofieldff14
4.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VonZipper
4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: deep orange haze. So deep almost amber. Thick creamy white bubbles. Zero clarity.

S: Orange juice guava mango peel almost some hints of banana purée subtle subtle pine fresh cut grass ever so faint floral notes right back to write mango papaya

T: citrus juice. Mango. Un ripe papaya. Plums. Peach skin. Faint grass.

F: so soft. Minimal bitterness. Heavy creamy yet soft and smooth

O: not much needs to be said. There's a reason they are the best at what they do. You won't be disappointed

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4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MasonJuicyHops
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's Damn Good.

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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goblue30
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmackin10
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHunter19
4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - real hazy golden amber color with a white head that sticks for a while.
S - big peach, papaya, blueberry and strawberry, orange peel, mango, tangerine
T - big orange peel, blueberry, strawberry, passion fruit, papaya, mango, peach, tangerine. Pretty dank but at the same time very easy drinking. Great flavor.
M - light mouthfeel, very fluffy, alc covered completely, perfectly carbonated, aftertaste is orange peel, strawberry, blueberry, citrus pith
O - god damn what a nice beer. It's legitimately beautiful. I don't think it's as good as Julius though.

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4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.51/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Alter Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
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