Doubleganger | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by burns3y on 12-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
803
pDev:
5.38%
 
 
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Photo of Zach423
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 12/06/18. Served in an IPA glass.

Pours a cloudy peachy-gold colour with three fingers of super-soft, cream coloured, lathery head. Retention is excellent, leaving a big pouffy cap and enormous gobs of bubbly lacing. Looks terrific.

Medium-robust yeasty nose of tropical fruit basket and, I think, a little mint?

Taste follows the nose and you can pretty much insert your own list of ripe tropical fruit here because they're all present although I guess orange and grapefruit juice become predominant. Very mildly sweet, very low bitterness but with a minty hop-oily tingle, dank and with a slightly musty taste.

Feel is fluffy, doughy, medium-hefty bodied with no more than adequate carbonation.

If the intent is to push Doppelganger to the limit, it succeeds, to the extent that it doesn't recognizably taste much like Doppelganger at all. At any rate, yum.

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Photo of Spluger
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.98/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.36/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Endless thanks to a cat in the hat named Matt for sending me this. Cheers Matt!
Pint can dated 11/01/18 - purple dot - poured into a wine glass at about 44F.

Pours a completely opaque, glowing raw honey color, with a 1/4 finger foamy head that reduces to a thin cap and collar,leaving behind sw.very pretty lacing.

Nose is some ultra-dank, deep, dry and late hopping. I'm getting plum and peach more than anything. Some noticable tangerine/clementine and a little papaya, maybe some melon, but this is primarily dank.

Palate: There's a deep spiciness to it. It reminds me of black peppercorns, and something else...something earthy...I can't place it. This is very bold. Rich, deep, dark, and dank notes prevail over the more subtle stone fruit characteristics. A touch of red grapefruit going on. Some citra-like notes. I want to say something reminds me of a super sharp white cheddar. The good Vermont stuff. It's bold, earthy, grassy, dank, musty, with a pungent profile, pronounced bitterness, and a little bit of ethanol heat. Bold is the word. A little bit of raw dough-like malt going on, lending some sweetness, but those bold ass hops quickly steal the spotlight. Starts out semi-sweet, and then just gets drier and drier until the finish, where the sweetness is but a fleeting memory, save for the little kiss left on your lips.

Mouthfeel is on the larger side of medium-bodied. It has some weight to it, but it isn't terribly heavy, nor does it have that pillowy soft mouthfeel like Julius or Green. It's somewhere in the middle. Definitely smooth, though. Average, to ever-so-slightly above average carbonation, gives this the illusion of being just a little lighter and crisper than it really is.

Overall, I've only had a few Tree House Beers so far. They have all been amazing. This is no exception. Definitely on the bold side of things, and took my by surprise a little bit, but this is a double. Tree House says themselves that they pushed this one to the limits. That they did, and it certainly shows. If you want something that's just gonna wreck your palate, but something you can really enjoy, that has a ton of character and loads of flavor - GOOD flavor, this is the beer you want. A hop MONSTER. This is really good beer. A big strong dank slap in the face that is actually delicious, and not overbearing in any way whatsoever. Top notch DIPA. A TRUE DIPA.

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4.32/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.33/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
11/01/18
Served in a Tree House teku

The hazy, peach colored body was topped by a tight, creamy, bright white, finger-tall crown that slowly fell to a lasting collar. Streaks of drippy lacing stuck along the glass.

Stone fruit notes came through big time in the aroma. Loads of ripe peach. Big mango presence too. Bit of sweet, doughy malt as well. Citrus notes were also apparent. Tangerine and orange perhaps. As the beer sat, the peach and mango subsided and the citrus intensified.

The flavor was definitely more citrus dominant. Loads of tangerine, clementine and orange. Some peach and mango too. Doughy malts were again detectable. The beer turned more more crisp and citrusy as it moved along the palate. Huge grapefruit and grapefruit rind-like presence on the back end and the finish. Fairly pithy and bitter.

The mouthfeel was soft and somewhat understated. Lighter bodied for the style. Creamy, frothy and smooth on the palate. The body contained a finely beaded, moderate effervescence.

Doubleganger is a very solid Tree House offering, though perhaps not as impressive as I was hoping it to be. Worth a try for sure, but I definitely would not go out of my way to procure this.

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4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRG281
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a tulip glass, maybe two weeks old and kept cold. At one point, this was my favorite beer from Tree House (and therefore in the world). This time, the beer is amazing, but it's not screaming "I'm better than all other Tree House beers." If you can get it, get as much as you can. It's fruity, but not overly so. It's balanced … close to perfect and amazing. But I won't drive 3 hours round-trip for 8 of these if, on another day, I can get 24 of some of the other selections.

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4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Doubleganger from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 803 ratings