Doubleganger
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #10
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #43
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 5.83%
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
1,189
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
100
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Notes: This beer was conceived with the intent to push the concept of Doppelganger to the limit of flavor and intensity. Both the kettle hopping rates and dry hopping rates were increased while keeping the base beer the same. The result is intense, but also surprising in its balance and softness. The mouthfeel is viscous and coating with flavors of overripe mango, dank citrus, and tropical fruit balanced by a sharp but pleasant finish. A treat to warm you up as a true New England winter takes hold!
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Intensely aromatic nose, lush with tropical fruit notes. Similar on the palate, with notes of mango, papaya, pineapple, tangerine, and very mild dankness. Mild green herbal notes.

Not quite as creamy or full bodied as other Tree House IIPAs, but it’s still a wonderful balance between soft creaminess and bite. Low perceived bitterness.

Oct 23, 2021
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padan7 from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

can dated 9/1/21 yes freshness matters I think 2 weeks is awesome & 3 weeks the limit., The beer just tastes different after.


Super hazy yellow-orange color with a thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down. (not my words)

Smell is juicy fruity dough

Taste is aggressive but balanced wonderfulness (if you like dank & hazy) so smooth that sadness permeates your empty glass. Just a bitterness reminder on your tongue that lasts. It tastes like sad regret.

Feel is unicorn & rainbows

Overall what a good time. Can you expect more from a beer? A Treehouse all-star.

Sep 09, 2021
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farrago from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Average pour fills two-thirds of a pint glass with deep tan foam, takes some time to settle down enough to take a sip, curiously not much stick to the lacing. The liquid basically looks like you took a glass of apricot juice and stuck in the freezer, impenetrable and immobile. The nose packs a solid punch of dank herbaceousness, roofing tar, pine sap and thick, sticky pineapple, mango, kiwi with some melon and peach in reserve, not teasing out any citrus nor florality. Full-bodied, without the help of the weakish carbonation manages nonetheless to develop nice momentum across the palate. In turn while it's juicy and "damp" at first there is a pleasing elevation in dryness at the end. Notes of brioche and challah bread pile on the mango, papaya, pineapple, kiwi fruit, intense fruit flavors. Vanilla ice cream touch pops up now and then. Still barely registering any citrus, pink grapefruit if anything. On the whole it tastes awfully like a confection dessert. Scores points for sheer bombast but I'd be hard pressed to see anyone easily put back two cans of it in a row, it's that tiring. (Canned 7/30/21)

Aug 31, 2021
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erosier from Connecticut

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

Super hazy yellow-orange color with a thick white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down. Smells of sweet citrus and some piney hop aromas in there as well. Tastes of melony and citrusy hops, slight hint of pine at the very backend of it. Feels silky, smooth, perfect amount of carbonation. Overall an excellent beer!

Aug 05, 2021
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ajcuster89 from Indiana

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alter Ego turned up to 11. I actually like the more subtle characteristics of Alter Ego's flavors, but if you're looking for a juicy, intense DIPA, look no further! It's what TH does best!

Aug 03, 2021
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can in a beer glass.

It looks like a glass of peach juice. Modest white cap, decent lacing.

Citrus, tropical, dank, alcohol, wet dough malt aromas.

Taste follows the brewer’s description. Tropical fruits, citrus in the form of lemon rind, mango, earthy.

Juicy medium body. Evidence of alcohol. Bittersweet.

Not bad, though If I’m going for DIPA, I’ll look elsewhere.

Jul 10, 2021
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/8

This isn't shy, but it isn't a palate crusher either. Hugely flavorful without being abrasive. Dank overall, some pine, overripe tropical fruit, and little citrus rind at the end. Some sweet caramel as well. Top notch.

Jun 27, 2021
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dboon from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Growler. Cloudy orange/yellow pour with a white head. Nice citrusy hop bouquet. The taste follows suit with a nice malty backbeat. Still, a pleasant bitterness from the hops. Flutters of honey in the background. Good body and mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

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

Pours a medium golden color, very hazy. Ample foamy white head. Dank hoppy aroma, guava and mango. Balanced hop flavor, dank with gentle bitterness that fades. Citrusy with mango and tropical fruit flavors. Creamy texture, fairly thick and viscous. Overall a fantastic DIPA.

4/27/21
16 oz can dated 4/2/21
4.5 rating

Apr 28, 2021
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.81/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can (02Apr2021) into a Tree House teku #properglassware

L: pours a darker orange with a huge slightly off-white head. Fades after a couple minutes, leaving some great lacing as it does. Very green vibes for sure!

S: the nose on this is out of control, from the second I cracked a can. Huge waves of enticing tropical fruit, overripe and rich. Get mango, pineapple, great citrusy notes that also provide a bit of bitterness. This just a fruit-forward monster, sweet but balanced and awesome. One of the best noses I’ve encountered in a while

T: follows the nose extremely well, man this is world class imo. Tons of rich fruit leading, with a great bitter finish that demands another sip. Serious mango, freshly cut and dripping, with that pineapple/tropical mix close behind. There’s a great citrus note (pithy, acidic) that works so well with that excellent finish, unlike anything I’ve encountered in a NEIPA of late. Sharp and drying, medium+ length

F: medium+ body, medium carbonation, nicely drying and just demanding another sip

O: I mean, this may unseat Very Green as my favorite TH brew/favorite IPA. The nose is other-worldly, this flavor is great with a remarkable finish - I honestly can’t think of how this is beat. Amazing!

Apr 16, 2021
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mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque yellow/light orange with a big pillowy white head. Leaves good lacing. Smell is slighly sweet tropical and stone fruit (reminds me of smelling dried mango and peach) and dank hops. Great full bodied mouthfeel; chewy and juicy. Medium carbonation and smooth. Taste is well balanced; also tropical and stone fruit sweetness and floral bitterness. Only a very slight warming booziness. Another solid Tree House offering, but not one in the upper echelon of theirs that I would choose if I had my personal pick.

Mar 21, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Just wow. I figure this has to be one of the first New England IPAs judging by the entry date. Canned 1/27. So cloudy I cannot see through it. Very similar in appearance to orange juice. Fluffy head that dissipates but leaves thick long lasting lacing. Citrusy and dank hop scents that punched me in the nose, and I liked it. Taste is a battle of titans-huge citrusy flavors duke it out with dank bitterness and it’s a fight worth being in the middle of. Big bodied, mouth watering, subtle booziness, mouth filling, extremely sippable. First of the long time wants from the box of Tree House I got this week, and I am NOT disappointed in the slightest. Damn great beer.

Mar 06, 2021
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VoxRationis from New York

4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (453 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned 11/25/20, code CHECK YOUR MIRRORS.
A: Pours a hazy dark golden orange with one to two finger, lemon chiffon head, solid retention, and rings and rings of lacing.
S: Aromas are largely fruity, orange, grapefruit, peach, and mango, superimposed on a caramel and honey backbone.
T: Semisweet. The flavors largely follow the nose, but with the addition of strong grapefruit zest at first and stronger and stronger malt presence as it warms. Very creamy with strong but very well balanced bitterness. Caramel flavor becomes more pronounced as it warms, almost resembling a caramel drop.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Creamy, full mouthfeel.
O: Like Doppelganger, a superbly fruity DIPA. Flavor profile complex and evolves from fruit to malt predominant. Was really worth trying.

Feb 06, 2021
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy pours into a tulip glass with a very hazy borderline murky yellow body. The head rises to a finger high with a creamy texture and good retention. Large sheets of lace after each sip.

S- Big, bold and juicy hops right up front for which Tree House has become pretty well known for. Juicy and ripe peach and nectarine come on really strong with pineapple, tangerine, orange, mango, papaya, melon, dank weed, slight creamsicle and floral notes. A touch of oats and base barley.

T- A bit more citrus forward than in the aroma with that creamsicle flavor joining in with all of the other ripe and juicy fruits. Peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, melon, slight passionfruit, herbal, floral, dank, papaya, melon and grapefruit. Oats, bread and a light-medium sweetness. Slightest bit of raw, green hops.

MF- Creamy and very smooth medium bodied and a touch toward lighter than I would expect. The carbonation is on the high side and it ends with a moderate bitterness.

Ripe stone fruits and tropical fruits. Smooth and a ton of great flavors. You kinda know the Tree House style by now and glad they are still delivering these bright and fruity hop bombs with good consistency.

Jan 31, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can dated 12/16/20 into a pint glass. Can message: "Double tha Juice"

Pours an opaque yellowish, light brownish orange with about two fingers of thick white head. Amazing lacing and retention. This beer is thick and viscous looking.

Smells of mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges and a bit of floral and earthy notes.

Taste picks up where the nose left off. There is a strong bitter piney back end to the sip.

The beer feels thick but soft. Unbelievably drinkable. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

This was a gift from a friend. Can't believe he gave this to me. Probably the best beer I've had from Tree House.

Dec 31, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours rich gold color, opaque with a silky, soapy biscuit two finger head. The aroma has dense earthy orange notes with a touch of juicier tropical notes. The flavor is also dense with lightly sweet orange and pineapple notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick with a light to moderate bitterness in the finish. No real alcohol burn i can discern.

This a fantastic NEIPA, richly flavored but wisely less sweet so it comes across more subtle. Has some substance to it, so feels malty. Well done.

Dec 19, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Tropical fruit and citrus up front along with some lighter dank notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of tropical fruit, bitter citrus peel, and dank notes. Bitterness takes hold to start but levels off as some of the tropical notes take hold. Some vanilla/cream like notes in there as well to help balance. Finishes with lingering citrus and tropical notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good DIPA that is super saturated hop-wise while remaining incredibly drinkable. Highly recommended

Nov 02, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/8/20

Pours a turbid, almost dense, dark bronze-orange body topped with over 2 fingers of thick, fluffy, white foam; great head retention yields a half-finger of creamy cap and moderate collar, along with a coating of soapy lacing covering the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with hits tropical puréed mango contrasted against more subdued, fresh apricot zest; waxy white grapefruit, passionfruit, and papaya rinds add further layers, while soft undertones of black pepper and pumpernickel bread fork more concretely over time and remain in the backdrop through the close.

Taste profile is blunt with tropical saturation upfront, highlighting banana, mango, passionfruit, and papaya before shifting to a deeply grassy mid-palate; burnt toast lingers through the back end, saved slightly by a brilliant peach sorbet tone past the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with a minor carbonation encouraging a seamless silkiness along the palate; a subdued prickle develops quickly into the back end, while a mild hop acidity is dispersed throughout the finish and leveling out a grit enmeshed in a semi-oily, resinous texture.

Though an excellent all-around foundation to a NEIPA and suggesting hints of balance alongside intense flavor combinations, this is the base beer Doppelganger simply undone by excess. For the standard Tree House tends to set, this brew is overdone and rather sloppy despite an inherent drinkability; a disorienting hop experience, and not in the best way.

Sep 01, 2020
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Amber in color with a very opaque haze. Persistent white head retains at a couple fingers. Plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Puréed mango, apricot, peach, white grapefruit, green grass clippings, maybe even a hint of strawberry. Doughy, almost nougaty malt base. Hint of toasted grain too.

T: Follows the nose. Plenty of puréed mango and apricot up front. Peach and white grapefruit bloom shortly thereafter. Plenty of oily and “green” hop flavor too. Freshly cut grass, hemp seed, very slight brush of pine bark, suggestion of sweet onion. The earthy tones take a back seat to the fruit though. Bitterness is extremely mild. Doughy malt base with a slight hint of toast. Soft finish sees the mango and apricot return and slowly fade away.

M: Medium-Full body. Round, fluffy, and slightly chewy/weighty. Mildly gripping astringency and a very slight sense of hop burn, though not enough to be a turn off. Carbonation prickles gently at the tip of the tongue.

O: This feels as though it’s been pushed to the brink. There’s some mild hop burn creeping in, but overall I’m surprised at how tame it is given the purported hopping rates. There isn’t much at all in the way of bitterness, and it mostly maintains its softness. I have to say that I like doppelgänger better, though, as that beer feels sharper and more in focus in terms of the hop profile. This one has a toe over the line, and any further and I think we’d start to get into unpleasant territory. More isn’t always better.

Jul 28, 2020
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/14/20. The lyrics to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me now stamped on the can which gave me a good chuckle

Another one from the mixed case I grabbed the other day, but this is my first time trying this one

Pours a murky pale gold with 3 fingers of seemingly everlasting white head and leaves nice lacing

Huge notes of orange and vanilla, backed by dank piney hops, pineapple, mango, and crisp malt

The start of the sip brings bright citrus and tropical fruits, mostly papaya and mango. After the swallow, the dankness is dialed up to 10, tasting straight up weedy and grassy, more bitter than I expected but it’s a wonderful hop profile to balance out the creaminess

Medium full bodied with very soft carbonation, this finishes off dry and sweet, which seems to be like most of their IPAs. Creamy and refreshing

This was damn solid. It didn’t blow me away, but it was still really good. Got a few more cans of this but I suspect they’ll be gone soom

Jul 19, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.47/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Can from jeffreed61. ~2wks.
L: Mango smoothie with creamy head pretty dense and lacing.
S: mango papaya tropical dominant.
T: Mango, stonefruit, grapefruit juice at the end to round it out. A bit of vanilla/caramel. No alcohol taste. Well maybe a tiny bit as it warms, not unpleasant.
F: Standard treehouse juicy done right. Maybe the ghost of a hop burn or spiciness.
Overall: a great dipa from treehouse. Has the tropical juiciness with enough bite and carbonation to balance it out.

Jun 26, 2020
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light peach hazy color. No translucence. Aroma pretty heavy with citrus creamsicle. It’s all that I can pick up, but wow, delightful. Upon tasting, it’s just as the same; orange creamsicle, touch of peach, and vanilla. Not complex but a very easy drinking fruit desert! Mouthfeel very creamy and smooth. A little hop bite at the end. Overall, this is excellent, mostly juicy sweet citrus with a little vanilla.

Mar 07, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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

16oz can dated 1/4/20.

Pours cloudy gold with a minimal head or retention. Dank and tropical in the nose. Mango, guava, peach, grapefruit, and weed. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Lush, ripe, juicy citrus on the palate. Unripe peach, mango, and grapefruit. Finishes dry with zero malt and a firm bitterness.

Feb 17, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Pours a hazy and murky orange. Smells of strong garlic, passion fruit, and some sweet tropical fruits. Tastes of sharp and intense hops. Strong garlic, acidic fruits hops. Brief sweetness before it becomes earthy and garlicky bordering on oniony. Earthy and sharp finish. Medium heavy, intense, and a little slow to drink. I love hops like this, but this is quite intense. A bit too sharp for my tastes, but it's not bad.

Feb 09, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy yellow color with a hint of orange, perhaps the most tepid one of the bunch of amazing Treehouse beers I’ve been enjoying. A moderate foam head very frothy quickly dissipates thick rings of lace

In the nose, a medley of juicy hops aromas of tropical, citrus and stone fruit. This is accompanied by dank and pungent herbal hops; a real pleasure on the nose. There are notes of mango, pineapple, banana, passion fruit, grapefruit and orange pith, lemon, peach and apricot. A subtle honeyed malt aroma hints at the malt backbone, while resiny notes of pine and grass comprise a highly aromatic and herbaceous blend.

The taste opens with lip smacking juicy sweetness, supported by soft and creamy honeyed and doughy malts, wheat and oats. Medium full bodied with its ultra soft and viscous mouthfeel, this beer almost ventures into the “milkshake/smoothie” territory. Yet, a balanced complexity of flavors, including a developing bitterness and resiny and dank flavors soon help transform this into a supremely pleasurable drinking experience. Tropical notes of mango juice, passion fruit and banana are balanced by the pithy zest of citrus fruit. There are also notes of peach, apricot and nectarine. Furthermore, the developing herbal hops spices add a pleasant prickle. This includes notes of pine resin, grass and peppery spices. The carbonation is gentle and the alcohol is well masked. The mouth coating feel is well balanced by a crisp, spicy and dry finish.

A real treat to drink this for its complexity of flavors. It is also a dynamic brew that opens sweet, smooth and juicy, while evolving into a highly drinkable assortment of zesty and spicy hops flavors. I just finished my last can and I’m quite sad to see it go.

Feb 05, 2020
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