Curiosity Twenty Two
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 6.26%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
190
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
100
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Notes: At Tree House, we often brew following our moods, emotions, and fleeting moments of inspiration. This particular batch is inspired by a several things - a fresh lot of Amarillo hops, a renewed sense of focus for coaxing character out of our house yeast strain, and a wonderful piece of artwork by our friend Dean McKeever. Twenty Two pours a hazy orange in the glass and emits aromas of peach, apricot, and hints of papaya. The flavor follows suit, with peach being the predominant characteristic we experience. A firm orange rind bitterness balances things out. The Curiosity beers have always been brewed on a relatively small scale - we are excited that this particular batch is large, and more people than ever will get to try some. We hope you like it!
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amaginbeer from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As the curiosity series continues, they seem to bring you another taste from the previous one. It is hazy golden color with a touch of bitterness, but is finished with a tropical fruit ending.

Dec 27, 2015
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jjdc from District of Columbia

4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a stunner. It's hard to top Julius, but this beer just did. It has all the hallmarks of a great Treehouse IPA -- superb tropical fruit notes, juicy orange and mango notes. The only ding is that it won't be made again.

Dec 20, 2015
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Dolphinsmarlins1 from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tree House rarely disappoints. Lots of great citrus flavor like many of their others. You can't go wrong with the IPAs from this brewery. Find it before it's too late!

Dec 19, 2015
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vfgccp from New York

4.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned Sep 30th, opened Nov 14th

A - Deep hazy dried apricot body. Bone-white head pours 2 fingers high with excellent retention and lace.

S - Musty hop nose. Wet cilantro with papaya, red grapes, and mango.

T - Deep, dank flavor profile. Musty parsley, wet leaves, mango, chewy papaya. White bread crust, lime, and spicy cilantro through the finish.

M - Smooth medium-full body with a prickly carbonation.

O - A little old, but what's here is still fantastic.

Nov 14, 2015
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tregan_20 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can obtained in a trade; poured into a snifter. The appearance is hazy orange with a decent white head. The smell is awesome; big citrus, tropical nose... smells ranging from mangos to peaches to oranges and so on. The taste follows suit with the smell; quite the juice bomb! I can't believe Treehouse keeps producing such delicious beers! This is my favorite of the Curiosity line for sure. Cheers!

Nov 09, 2015
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dddddddd from Washington

4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably my favorite Tree House IPA I've had yet! It's very fruity (mango and citrus) and hoppy and smooth, making it easy to gulp it down; it's a very thirst-quenching beer. I had it along-side Swish and Dinner and it more than stood out on it's own, even at a month old.

Nov 04, 2015
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erikmeijer from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply put, this is the best beer I have ever had. Pours very similar to Julius, perhaps slightly more orange. The smell of this beer is out of this world. Such a delicious, refreshing smell of mango, citrus, papaya, etc. Tastes almost exactly how it smells. Extremely smooth, extremely enjoyable. The first can I drank was the day it was canned, and the last one about a month after, and I noticed that very little of its flavor, if any had fallen off.

Hoping this isn't a one and done at treehouse..

Did I mention the smell?

Oct 29, 2015
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Fahmie25 from New York

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is currently my favorite IPA. I keep looking for flaws when I drink it but honestly I cant find any. Tastes like orange juice. little to no noticeable malt. perfect, IMO.

Oct 29, 2015
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MatthewGrapeHead from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another Home Run for TH. This is my favorite of the Curiosities that I've had. It's like Julius with an a hoppier edge, juicier (if possible), and nice tart citrus base. I love this beer so much I would not bat an eye if I could only drink this beer for the rest of my life. It also had a good shelf life for a juicy IPA, still great (but slightly different) abmbth later. I pray this beer comes back under a new name, with a decimal point and an extension number, I don't care just bring it back.

Oct 28, 2015
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jageraholic from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Almost 4 weeks old, poured into a spiegelau IPA glass.

A: very murky dark orange color. Minimal head. Looks better on a sunny day.

S: Orange, tangerine, mango, slight pine/Resin.

T: very mango and tangerine. Sweet malts. Citrus rind bitterness with a very subtle dankness.

M: my favorite part. Smooth, fuzzy, juicy, like a slightly carbonated mimosa. So easy to drink and goes perfectly with fruitiness.

O: the mix of the tropical fruit and the body of the beer is just incredible. It's like biting into a fuzzy fruit. Loved this beer. I'm down to petition they make it again.

Oct 27, 2015
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KrajDoesBeer from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another great one from TH- Mouthfeel and Aroma are awesome.. Taste is Peaches-Mangos-Oranges.. hops are present.. no alcohol at all.. just a beautiful beer.

Oct 27, 2015
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A hazy orange color with a light, white head. The nose is big, citrus and sweet. The taste is somewhat creamy and sweet but with more a bitterness. The finish a clean moderate bitterness that lingers. Yet another very good IPA from Tree House.

Oct 24, 2015
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parris from Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is incredibly balanced, the flavors almost cancel themselves out. Super chewy, and very dry for Treehouse's portfolio, but spot on for the style.

Oct 23, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Double Barley can shaped glass. Bottom of can say 09 30 15.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large bubbly clots.

S- Hugely juicy hop aroma that's also a bit musty and dank as well. Lots of stone fruit like tangerine, apricot and a bit of citrusy grapefruit.

T- Again, juicy like I'm drinking some sort of fresh squeezed peach juice. Bitterness is there and vibrant but it melds with the rest of the flavor profile in a way that is very complementary. Notes of peach, blood orange and more grapefruit. A tad sweet.

M- Kind of thin but it makes for easier drinking. Somewhat sharp from the hops as well. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Really good stuff here. If this is any indication as to what to expect from the cans of Julius I've also acquired, I'm pretty excited. What's really impressive about this beer is how amazingly drinkable it is for the ABV. It's the middle of the day when I don't really crave beer but I'm enticed to take sip after sip after sip since it's so juicy and refreshing. My only criticism id that I wish it had just a wee bit more body to it but, other than that, very well done.

Oct 16, 2015
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mythaeus from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This tasted like a slightly more bitter version of Julius, pine-y note and slight malt backbone, juicy sweet orange/citrus. Really enjoyed it, much more than In Perpetuity, but not as much as Green.

Oct 16, 2015
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Tonyjenlasc from New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Looks similar to Julius. Orange juice in the glass. An amazing looking beer.
Smell - The first thing that came to my mind when smelling this beer was a mango Snapple! Tons of mango, tons of peach, tons of citrus. Absolutely mouth watering.
Taste - Tough to tell if this is a beer......or straight peach/mango juice!!! INSANE!!! So freaking tropical. Got even better as it warmed if you can believe it.
Feel - TH is so on point with the mouthfeel on their beers. So creamy, so velvety.

Overall - THIS IS THE BEST BEER I'VE EVER TASTED. Not sure how it can get better than this. The only reason I'm giving this a 4.75 on the overall score section is because I will probably never have this again (depressing).

Oct 15, 2015
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - beautiful orange, light head, and dense. Looked like a beautiful IPA

S - tropical fruit and some zest. pretty dank too

T - a lot of orange with some pineapple and mango too. The combination is just exquisite. Very tropical and a little dry.

F - pretty creamy for an IPA. Juicy as hell though

O - an amazing piece of work from TH. One of the best IPAs I have had and I will seek out more of this and the Curiosity series because of this.

Oct 15, 2015
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Chris33 from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell was amazing. Opened the can and you could smell it across the room. The taste I thought was a little deceptive to the smell. I get the peach and orange rind off the front of the pallet but I think the hops change it to more of a piney/earthy feel towards the end. Still a phenomenal beer but not my favorite IPA. I still have Alter Ego, Green to taste from them in the coming days.

Oct 11, 2015
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CayseyW from Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: orange haze with a full white head. Sticky, loose lacing.
S: orange peel and tropical fruit. A hint of booze lingers late.
T: so tasty! Orange, mango and pineapple dominate.
F: none of he booziness in the aroma comes through in the feel. Very soft and drinkable.
O: it will be shame if this is a one-off. Such an amazing IPA!

Oct 10, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours out in a pale to medium amber orange. Extremely hazy.

The aroma offers huge Juicy Fruit, fruit candy, ripe cantaloupe, peach, sweet tangerines, papaya, passionfruit.

The flavor follows with an onslaught of the signature Juicy Fruit gum from their yeast. Juicy white peach, some yellow peach, ruby red grapefruit, lots of sweet melon, honey dew, cantaloupe, a hint of doughy malt in the middle, then onto orange rind, a medium minus herbacous bitterness.

Oct 10, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up last week, but haven't had a chance to crack it yet. Reviews look incredible, so let's see.

Pours a nice creamy foamy like 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice sticky lacing, typical murky milk shake orange color.

Nose is quite nice, somewhat of cross between Julius and Green almost, nice musty resin notes with a citrus orange creamscicle, with nice New Zealand/Australia style kiwi hops with nice tropical notes and a little floral grassy note, just a touch of creamy malt to base it, the more I smell it the more it seems like Green. Juicy stone fruit notes, some musty passion fruit, papaya.

Taste brings lots of hops, a bit of a Green but a bit different too, a little bit of a new style hop like the mild vinous wine-ish hop note, a little grapevine thing, grassy floral notes but not a lot, I wonder if there's Hallertau Blanc in this. Into citrus again, mild juicy orange cream citrus and a little dank resin to go with it, mild pith, as well as the generic tropical fruit notes, nothing specific popping out, maybe a touch of papaya and passion fruit, or a stone fruit. A mild creamy malt character, a little grassy earthy hop bite on the back end, and a weird bitterness on the finish, not quite astringent but something in that general area, the astringent like drying thing that the bitterness iteself seems to dry the tongue and make it even more bitter, big bitterness as it dries, spicy earthy hop note, back into Green floral tropical notes and grassy as well.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy softness, almost chewy thick like mouth feel, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, def one of the better curiousity projects, esp lately. Very tasty and enjoyable all around, the big bitterness on the back end with almost astringent thing detracts slightly from it, otherwise would have been amazing. Still a great beer!

Oct 10, 2015
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours chalky unfiltered and orange with a two finger head. Smells of sweet peppery hops. Taste is crisp and easy to drink, big citrus flavors - apricot and orange. Tingles the mouth with a peppery spicy finish from the Amarillo. This is a really nice batch of Curiosity.

Oct 08, 2015
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thatOTHERguy from Massachusetts

4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: This beer is trademark Tree House. Beautiful hazy opaque amber.
S: Heavy citrus/tropical
T: So amazingly juicy! Prominent citrus and peach offset with subtle bitterness.
F:
O: Might be the best one yet from Tree House. It is an absolute crime that they will not brew this again (the depressing future of a curiosity series beer).

Oct 06, 2015
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Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep hazy orange. A thin layer of head that dissipates quickly.
S: Very citrusy.
T: So juicy. Hints of zesty citrus peel.
F: Full bodied and well balanced. Not overbearing with a bit of bitterness.
O: This is awesome. So juicy and spectacular. Incredibly drinkable.

Oct 06, 2015
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GmAn613 from Connecticut

4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours hazy opaque orange with a 1" head that fades slowly and leaves much lacing. S: Huge notes of peach followed by a sweetness and more fruity aromas of mango and guava. M: great mouthfeel, crisp followed by a creamy resinance that settles on the back of the tongue. T: Amazing peach blasts through with traces of mango. No booze. The bitterness that is there is blasted away by all of the fruity juiciness. O: Another amazing curiosity. One of my favorites of the curiosity series. Beautiful beer. Refreshing. Intricate. Devastatingly crushable.

Oct 05, 2015
Curiosity Twenty Two from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 190 ratings