Alter Ego | Tree House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
99%
Liked This Beer
4.56 w/ 1,942 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#60
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
1,942
Liked:
1,923
Avg:
4.56/5
pDev:
6.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
493
Gots:
612
Trade:
8
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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beernooph
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osseo222000
4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CHickman
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 09/06/17, it pours cloudy orange gold color which resembles guava juice with a solid 1 finger white foamy head that was full of small bubbles, dissipating slow to average time leaving pretty great looking foamy lacing coating the sides with thick foamy rings as it went down. A great looking IPA from a can.

Smells of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, biscuit, clementine, melon, citrus hops, dry floral hops, fresh cut grass, flowery notes and peppery spices. The dry hopping is quite evident and brings earthy notes, flowers, hay and herbs.

Tastes very dank with a lot citrus blasting first, followed by the dry floral notes which bring in dry hoppy notes, peppery spices, coriander, mint, onion, toasted grains and light caramel. Like the nose the dry hopping is evident and adds herbs, flowers, hay and a dry feel that brings out more of the malty backbone. The sweetness is kept in check by the dry hopping, but still showcases the grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, citrus hops, fresh cut grass and biscuit.

The feel is wonderful, smooth and easy to drink, like every other Tree House beer I've drank. This is another great IPA by Tree House but this is the younger brother and "Alter Ego" to Julius which IMO is one of the best IPA's of all time.

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Photo of GoGators
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmlewisjr
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroof1
4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lorianneb
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cparthemore
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark cloudy yellow-straw appearance with significant whit head that desipates quickly. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus accent. Taste is a very pleasant hoppy citrus without any bitterness or other unpleasant aftertaste. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatche2
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass 2 days after the release. Appearance is opaque and bright orange in color with two finger thick white head (fairly good retention). Smell is noticeably Mosaic up front with onion and blueberry notes, but there is a lot of earthy hop flavor that I am assuming comes from the Amarillo hops. There are also notes of citrus (grapefruit/orange) and resin and caramel sweetness (maybe a hint if pine).

Taste follows the nose but is stronger overall. The sweetness and bitterness are on point (low to moderate). Mouthfeel is an almost perfect medium to full body, smooth and creamy up front with a refreshing finish. It is juicy all the way through. There is a small tingling sensation from the carbonation that makes this IPA extremely drinkable without taking away from the body.

Overall, Alter Ego is another world class IPA from Treehouse. The hop flavor is very good, but I prefer the hop combinations in Haze/Green. I think I would prefer this with just Mosaic if we're splitting hairs. However, mouthfeel and body make this world class. Balance is excellent, just a great juicy IPA.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GJKerr
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First Tree House beer for me. The smell immediately starts things off beautifully. Super juicy, orange and pineapple and mango. The taste is just as good, at least. Tones of tropical and citrus fruit, a slight malt backbone and a dry finish. Beautiful. Lives up to the hype.

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Photo of thetravelguy01
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy Orangy-Yellow appearance with a nice foamy head

Smells of nice tropical fruit

Taste is just like julius, lots of tropical sweetness with a predominant mango flavor but with a more of a crisp and bitter finish to it as opposed to a thick sweet feel

Feel is very crisp with lots of full bodied flavor, very heavy for a single IPA, drinks more like a double

Overall another awesome treehouse brew notched on my belt and ready for others to keep on coming my way

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Photo of Madmiker13
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wmcgar01
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Alter Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99% out of 100 with 1,942 ratings
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