Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #24
Ranked #78
4.58 | pDev: 5.9%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: This beer is an imperial version of Alter Ego. It is intensely kettle and dry hopped to produce a pungent and flavorful double IPA that is super pleasant to drink. It is simply and easily described as a juicy and dank citrus bomb.
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dirty straw color with over a finger of head. The nose is predominantly dank with some piney notes in the background. The flavor has notes of orange juice and grapefruit juice with a pithiness on the finish.

This offering is super juicy but while the finish is hoppy, it simply lacks the bitterness that I expect in a top-shelf DIPA. It's tasty, interesting and worth trying once but I wouldn't make it a repeat purchase.

Jun 07, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium straw color, abundant foamy head that lasts. Huge hoppy aroma, loads of overripe mango, massive pineapple, dank guava. Some citrus as well. Remarkable. Very flavorful. Loads of ripe tropical fruits mix with pithy citrus notes. Very juicy, semi sweet with no bitterness. Good carbonation. Overall an excellent DIOA. Would buy again.

16 oz can dated 3/22/21
4.5 rating

May 01, 2021
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/15/21, "I have read a book about me reading the book I am reading" stamped on the bottom

This beer is an imperial version of Alter Ego, which is one of their only flagship NEIPAs that I have not tried yet, so I can't draw any comparisons there. However, I have had Doubleganger, the extra hopped variant of this and enjoyed it quite a bit

Pours a hazy pale yellow with 3 fingers of rocky white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

There is a perfect blend of tropical fruit and dank herbal hops in the nose, quite unlike any beer of theirs or any IPA really, almost an earthy perfume vibe that oddly reminds me of the smell of a church. I'm picking up on aromas of orange juice, creamy peach, juicy papaya, pithy grapefruit, grassy hops, dank herbs, a bit of onion, and doughy malt to hold it all together

Herbaceous vibes from the nose translate well into taste but with less intensity, allowing for greater balance which bumps up my rating. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting earthy papaya, mango, overripe grapefruit, light pine, and a creamy malt. The swallow brings notes of herbal hops, creamy malt, tangerine, and underripe cantaloupe

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a very creamy beer that coats the mouth on the way down. Finishes somewhere between dry and slick

This one was interesting for sure. Way more herbs than I usually get in a TH beer, and for uniqueness alone I have to bump up the overall score. Really good stuff here!

Mar 02, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: A mix of tropical fruit and citrus up front along with a dose of dank and earthy undertones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tropical fruit and citrus, quickly followed up by the dank, herbal, and earthy tones. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit and citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A very good imperial version of Alter Ego that really hits with both the juicy and dank notes. Very easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out

Mar 01, 2021
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wtg29 from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy straw yellow, two fingers of head that recedes slowly with lots of lacing.

Nose is tropical citrus, lemon, mango, pineapple.

Taste follows, lemon, mango, some notes of pine/resin.

Feel is excellent, slightly creamy full bodied, good carbonation, leaves a slight sticky lingering feeling.

Overall excellent hazy IPA from Treehouse as usual

Feb 27, 2021
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brokensail from California

3.81/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can @ Monkish. Cloudy copper beer with some white foam. This one still has a pretty dank, oily, resinous hop character but is a bit more well composed, as compared to its little brother, Alter Ego. Plenty of citrus, some pine, and a bit of tropical fruits. Definitely a bit of malt sweetness here, and some sweetness of pineapple and peach. A nice enough offering.

Feb 05, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Imperial IPA with all the trappings of a hazy NEIPA (that’s a GOOD thing). That haze is the first thing you encounter and it’s creamy orangey hue is very inviting. Like most Treehouse ales, the nose is just a delight. All the expected notes of citrus, pine and tropical fruit are there with a just subtle earthy dankness. The palate follows suit with more of that glorious funk and some subtle vanilla & caramel notes. Finishes so nicely you want another immediately.

Oct 07, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can split with a friend, poured into a snifter. An OJ and tropical fruit bomb with a noticeable but not cloying malt backbone. Just a hint of pine to add complexity. Impeccably smooth and pillowy mouthfeel with no trace of alcohol despite the 8.2% abv. Overall a truly stellar (D)NEIPA from TH.

Sep 23, 2020
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Sandis from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the share Bryan! This is just another in a long line of Tree House IPA I have thoroughly enjoyed. Flavor, aroma and mouthfeel top notch!!

Sep 09, 2020
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a hazy pale orange with a full white head.

Aroma is sweet mango tropical fruit.

Taste is pithy bitter tropical fruit.

Aug 25, 2020
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matcris from Arizona

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

LOOKS: Very burnt orange, with a finger of white foam that sticks around, and leaves a pretty thick lacing.
AROMA: Can is 3 weeks old. Lots of big tropical notes. White bread dough. A little dank weed. Basically tropical fruit juice, with a nice big helping of o.j. Smells fantastic!
TASTE: Everything from the aroma just more intense. I get that bread dough quality. A slight bitterness that fades quickly. Just massive, clean, fruit juice.
FEEL: Creamy up front, and dry on the finish. Well carbonated, and full bodied.
OA: Perfect!

Aug 11, 2020
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As Tree House indicates, Doppelgänger is an imperial version of Alter Ego - which I think of is a cousin to their flagship beer, Julius. So, you could think of Doppelgänger as a second cousin to Julius.
Darker and a little danker than some of their other IPAs. Great smell. The mouthfeel is what really won me over. Heavier than Jukius, in a good way. Great beer.

Jul 27, 2020
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look... i mean "damn the sh%t looks like juice" what neipas look like
Smell...this is where TH just kicks the sh#t out of most comp on the shelf and most off the shelf. hearty hop smell with the tree yeast scheme .dank
Taste...full, yeast, body,swet to bitter fall away jump shot in your grill hop burn...yummy
Feel...slippery abruptness as it lifts the pallet back to juice bitterness Def taste that alter ego presence with a big boy finish... notch do not ever turn one down because you would be foolish....
Seriously this TH beer is great

Jul 26, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Myself and 3 kids started a bike trek towards the minuteman trail. Youngest one takes a spill at minute 15, knees and elbows. We trudge on. Oldest flats her tire at minute 45. In 90 degree sweltering weather, we have to walk it back. My partner drives by but can only fit 3 of the bikes. So, I in my lonesome pedal back to the house, (uphill both ways of course) knowing that I’ve been saving this beer for an occasion just like this. The four of them are up in the house, and I, in my lonesome, pulled out the folding beach chair in the backyard and popped open Doppelgänger in the shade. Fruity citrus aroma popping out of the can. Great balance on the hops, with the bitterness controlled. Simply refreshing in the mouth. Maybe I drank this a little too quickly.

Jul 12, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Adam! 16oz canned 6/17 poured into a tulip - my second Tree House brew ever.

A: Murky warm gold pour, reminiscent of the Jjjulius I tried first. Better head lacing left behind on the glass on this one.

S: Divinely hoppy; tropical, mango, papaya, citrus, hop candy, light impressions of resin.

T: Yes, please - tropical fruit purée, mango and papaya, peach and blood orange, light astringency, hard hop candy again, fruity sweetness.

MF: So creamy and drinkable and smooth for 8%, these are sneaky easy to down.

O: A great brew, not quite as nice as Jjjulius for my palate, this reminds me a lot of a really good Revision or Fort George hazy, which is props to those guys and also to Tree House; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Jul 11, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. Canned on 6/17/20. My first Tree House beer!

Appearance: highly turbid darkish-yellow hue with two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam atop. Looks great.

Smell: dank yet fresh; there's a good underlying juiciness and sweetness. It doesn't knock me over with volume, but it is largely free of flaws. Very good indeed.

Taste: dank and juicy, but not as dank as the aroma; the flavor is much more "approachable", as it were. Bitterness is quite low but still present, and the fresh juiciness builds on the palate in a delicious way. This is indeed among the best hazies I have had.

Mouthfeel: medium body but with a good carbonation and an absolutely huge creaminess. Very satisfying.

Overall: Tree House has a lot of hype around them, but in this case, I tend to think it justified. Just a wonderful beer.

Jul 11, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, slightly malty, hint of orange/tangerine citrus, and sweet, piney-dank pineapple nose on this one! Ha! Taste follows with a malty-sweet, orange citrus bitterness that's subtle...then a piney dank vibe takes over the bitter bite. The bitterness on the swallow is a creeper...very subdued and then it lingers and quietly increases until you notice it on the back of the throat. This is an easy drinker and is soft on the palate. This is really good!

Jul 07, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Nick for the can! Sumptuous hazy body with a frothy white head, lacing, decent carbonation. Sharp pine and dank hops fill the nose, with peach, papaya, grapefruit, melon, orange and lemon zest. Taste stars the hops through out the sip, yet never gets resinous or heavy, great bitters, pine, dankness, and zesty pith with the fruits backing up quickly but not super defined. Feel is a technical clinic of the neipa, juicy haze and sharps perfectly defined hops crashing into each other with glorious results. Dankness, pine, juice, pith, and a mouth watering dryness, just wish it was longer lived on the palate. Great beer

Jul 04, 2020
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Got this as part of a pack as I was in line with many many autos. Didn’t really know this beer but am SO glad it came with beers that I was relatively familiar with. Smooth. Just wonderful. If it’s availability the next time I am able to get to Tree house I will get more and MORE.

May 28, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another really nice offering from Tree House. Compared with its relatives, I enjoyed this more than Alter Ego, but less than Aaalterrr Ego (sorry if I missed a few letters in there) or Alter Ego w/ Peach. A nice balanced NEDIPA that's got a good amount of hop bite and plenty of juicy character to balance it out. It's easy to get blasé about Tree House's IPA-style beers because they're so darn good - this really is an excellent beer, but there are also 10 or 12 TH beers in the same style that I prefer.

Mar 17, 2020
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TheBeerMaster1 from New York

4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Juicy, dank and delicious.

This beer is an imperial version of Alter Ego. It is intensely kettle and dry hopped to produce a pungent and flavorful double IPA that is super pleasant to drink. It is simply and easily described as a juicy and dank citrus bomb.

Mar 15, 2020
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Craig-er from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Used a tulip Duval glass. Approximately one inch of head that faded leaving some nice lacing. Smell is an abundance of citrus. Taste is dry piney tangerine with a nice after taste that lingered. Feel is medium to full bodied.
Overall another exceptional IPA variation.

Mar 12, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible beer. Been looking for this one for a while and obtained this one fresh from the brewery. 3/5/20 date printed on can. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow-orange color with fluffy white head and some small soapy rings of lingering lacing. Smells of fresh papaya, melon, mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Also some malt, creamy vanilla, bread and weaker floral hops. Some nice dankness in there as well. Taste follows the nose, and I appreciated the dankness that isn't always present in Tree House's other NE style IPAs. Juicy, easy to drink, high ABV very well hidden. Smooth, creamy, soft mouthfeel, great carbonation. So well done!

Mar 11, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 25, 2019. Imperial version of Alter Ego that is intensely kettle and dry hopped. Notes of juicy citrus.

Mar 05, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark orange hue with a crisp white rocky head. Strong head retention with nice lacing

S: A bit more muted than expected, i get some light tangerine mixed with grapefruit. Very fruity over all.

T: Tropical melon is the star of the show followed by some light hoppy bitterness. I really enjoy the balance here between the sweet and bitter flavors, sure makes it easy down in a few gulps despite being 8%.

M: Just like all tree house, there is the perfect creaminess that is distinct amongst all beers. It coats your mouth perfectly and helps really savor the fruity flavor.

O: A very good tree house beer. For me, this doesn’t stand out in particular amongst all the other tree house ive had recently, but it still an amazing beer and something is gladly have again

Feb 12, 2020
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