Alter Ego
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #29
Ranked #119
4.54 | pDev: 6.17%
Thursday at 10:28 PM
Jun 11, 2015
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Notes: 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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Ratings by cbutova:
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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

750ml filled July 11th.

A- Semi hazy golden yellow body with a large creamy white head. Good retention eventually leaving a large ring and plenty of lace webs.

S- Nectar of the fruits. Melon, cantaloupe, mango, stone fruit, tropical and a bit of the TH bubblegum sweets. Juice.

T- This beer might take nectar to a whole new level. Fairly sweet but it suits the intense nectar fruit hops. Juiced melon, cantaloupe, melon, apricot, pineapple, passionfruit, peach, mint, bubblegum. Juicy and mostly clean of malts and yeast. Some zesty citrus and floral hints.

MF- Creamy and frothy. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Somewhat bitter but very smooth.

This beer might be second to Green for me. Juicy and somewhat sweet but it really does work. Bubblegum TH burps and every stone and tropical fruit you can imagine. Really brings nectar/juice/pulp to a new level and probably better than the original in my eyes.

Jul 17, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours an opaque dirty straw color with a half finger of head. The nose has notes of over-rippened tropical fruits with a hint of citrus. The flavor is the same over-rippened tropical fruitiness combined with a grainy quality. Like its less-evil twin Julius, the finish is pithy. Oddly enough, however, I think that Julius has a more potent bitterness.

The body is definitely hearty for the style.

Thursday at 10:28 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

Two months old. Can to willi.

Look: Pours a full and hazy, slightly brownish yellow. Fluffy white head, lots of lacing and no floaters.

Smell: Citrusy notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit complemented by hints of pineapple, white grapes and apricot.

Taste: Ripe tangerine and grapefruit paired with tropical mango and pineapple. The body is sweet and minimally zesty, the finish bitter and dry.

Feel: Full and juicy, almost creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Great alteration of Julius with some added citrusy freshness rounding off the sweet base very nicely. Certainly one of the best sub 7% ABV IPAs out there which doesn’t have to shy away from its bigger siblings.

Tuesday at 10:54 PM
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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Tree House Brewing Co. "Green"
16 fl. oz. can coded "YOU CAN CALL ME AL 04/27/22 06:57:53". Sampled on 05/17/22
$15.20/4-pk at the brewery on 05/12/22

Notes via stream of consciousness: The label states that this is the "twin brother to Julius", and that it "builds upon Julius with... Mosaic and Amarillo...". A finger's width of off-white foam tops a murky golden colored body with an orange sheen. The head appears to be holding quite well so far. The aroma offers upsome sweetish malt, soft berries, and orange. The flavor is fuller with additional notes of mango, passionfruit, peach, lychee, floral blossoms, grass, pine, and earth. A median bitterness balances it and along with a little bit of "hop bite" leads to a dry finish with some fruit, pine, earth, and spice lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied but with a lot of extra proteins that makes it seem fluffier and somewhat fuller. It's gently crisp and then smooth. The head held up quite well and there are torn sheest of lace and craggy rings left throughout the glass. I actually like this better than Julius but that's probably just because Mosaic hops are my current favorite.
Review #7,978

May 17, 2022
4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio on May 05, 2022
4.08 by mush from Illinois on May 04, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 4/27/22. “You can call me Al” stamped on the bottom of the can

So this was literally canned fucking today. That’s wild to me, as fresh as Tree House can be. This is one I’ve somehow missed every time I take a trip out to the brewery, but I’m happy to finally get to it. Yet another TH beer in the top 250 as well. Let’s get into it

Pours a hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

The nose shows a surprising amount of balance, but it makes sense considering it’s based on Julius. I’m picking up on aromas of juicy mango, peppery hops, apricot, doughy malt, orange juice, and papaya

It is similarly balanced in taste, feeling bright and juicy. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting tangerine zest, crackery malt, juicy mango, earthy hops, orange juice, and peach. The swallow brings notes of peppery hops, tangerine zest, crackery malt, papaya, gooseberry, and light orange zest

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a creamy beer. Finishes mostly dry with a firm bitterness

Yet another killer NEIPA from Tree House. Better than Julius, but not quite as good as King Julius still. Maybe it’ll be even better when it’s not so fresh

Apr 28, 2022
4.46 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 23, 2022
4.51 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2022
4.29 by Greg24 from Ohio on Mar 27, 2022
4 by Enomas from Portugal on Mar 01, 2022
4.75 by ryand14 from Michigan on Feb 11, 2022
4.34 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by erosier from Connecticut

Pours a cloudy orange yellow color with a thick white colored head that laces the glass alot and stays as a small film over the beer. Smells of mango, citrus, and some cracker notes as well. Tastes of mango, citrus, and melon. Smooth, perfect amount of carbonation, this is a good feel to it. Overall, another banger from Treehouse!

Dec 23, 2021
4.44 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ishavedmyballsforthis

My favorite Julius derivative. In fact, I prefer it over the OG.

Oct 31, 2021
4.5 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2021
4.53 by shelby415 from Oregon on Sep 27, 2021
4.23 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Sep 08, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

The beer pours very thick with dry grapefruit and a very pervasive hop finish. It's a very different beer from Julius. There are distinct differences with the huge dry finish. It wakes up the taste buds for sure.

Sep 07, 2021
4.25 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
4.69 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Sep 03, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jdhops from Tennessee

Canned 8/19/21. Purchased 8/24/21 at Deerfield.

L: Pours a deep hazy orange. Short fluffy white head with big bubbles. Decent retention. Pretty lacing.

S: Tropical and citrus fruit aromas. Orange, mango, grapefruit, and lemon. All pretty subtle.

T: Fruit up front, especially grapefruit, which quickly blends into a smooth combo of tropical/citrus. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness.

F: Soft and smooth mouthfeel.

O: Extremely well done blend of tropical and citrus flavors, topped off with a terrific dry/bitter finish.

Aug 28, 2021
Photo of NiceTaps
4.32/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

16 ounce can in an hour glass beer vessel.

Dense golden orange juice color. Modest white cap and some lacing. Cool looking can.

Dank and resinous. Sweet malt. Orange rind, lemon, and tropical fruit aromas.

Orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruit flavors. Berry mix in the back likely from the Mosaic dry hop.

Thick and juicy. Hop bitterness with a clean finish. Oily resin.

Standout juicer style ipa.

Aug 16, 2021
4.46 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2021
4.46 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of jeffreed61.

Jul 25, 2021
5 by Buzz9509 from New Hampshire on Jul 15, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

Hazy light amber in the glass with an off-white head that leaves good lacing. Smells dank and resinous with candied pineapple and orange zest. Taste follows and is more citrus forward. Juicy, crisp, and clean. Was fantastic on a hot day like today. Great offering from Tree House. Glad I have more of this in the fridge.

Jul 08, 2021
4.54 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts on Jun 30, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BigIronH from Michigan

Probably has the most bitter flavor of any TH beer I’ve had yet but it has enough sweetness to balance it. Smells of tropical fruit and oily hop, taste follows suit with just enough hop complexity to satisfy you with enough blended tropical fruit and citrus flavors to keep everything in check. Delicious.

Jun 27, 2021
4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.54 by Bennick218 from Ohio on Jun 14, 2021
4.27 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2021
4.75 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts on May 09, 2021
4.54 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours a hazy medium golden color, abundant foamy head that lasts. Aroma is light citrus and tropical fruit. I get guava, mango, lemon. Flavor is citrusy - lemon, grapefruit, some dankness and light bitterness that disappears on the finish. Good carbonation. Overall a very good IPA. I like Julius a bit more. And jjj way more.

16 oz can dated 4/7/21
4.25 rating

Apr 30, 2021
4.5 by beerbones from Washington on Apr 30, 2021
4.56 by Brew-Knows from Virginia on Mar 22, 2021
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