Doubleganger
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #12
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #48
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 5.86%
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
1,039
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2016
Wants:
  170
Gots:
  258
SCORE
100
World-Class
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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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Rated: 4.53 by dkawalski from Massachusetts

Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - thick bring slight haze orange with a frothy white head and lacing
Smell - SOOO tropical
Taste - tropical easy going
Feel - medium full body with a medium light carb
Overall - pretty fantastic!
Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by swierczt from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color with a two finger head; strong retention and streaks of lace

Smell: Dank aromatics, with passionfruit and pithy orange tones

Taste: Orange pith, at the outset, with passionfruit adding a milder aspect; pretty high bitterness, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit more like the West Coast than other Tree House beers

Thanks, devoured_by_vermin, for the opportunity
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can 3 weeks from canning into a Willi. Very aromatic on the nose - very tropical with a mango and citrus.
Similar notes on the palate, with just a foamy pillowy balance that Tree House is known for. Very mild bitterness. There's nothing different here. Definitely one of their better offerings. I'd love to just have a four pack of this in my fridge at all times. Just a top notch NEIPA.
Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by BeerWasp from Germany

Oct 04, 2022
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Reviewed by OldGrover from Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Nice and hazy. Two finger head that dissipated in a short time. Some lacing. I was interrupted after pouring it. So I may have to have another and reevaluate the “look” aspect of this beer. Great smooth fruit, hoppy flavor with kind of a syrupy finish. Treehouse makes great beers, and this is one of their best.
Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 8/15/22. Purchased 8/16/22 at Charlton.

L: Pours a hazy deep gold with a white fluffy head with big bubbles. Pretty and irregular lacing.

A: Aromas of mango, peach, and tangerine. More complex as it warms.

T: Follows the nose beautifully up front, then a surprising hop punch - with no burn - in the middle. Finishes dry but not too bitter.

F: Soft mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Pleasantly sticky and resinous aftermath.

O: This is a typical Tree House tropical/citrus delight until the mid-palate hop jab sets it apart. Not necessarily better than the standard offerings, but a bit more distinctive.
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fresh cans from Sandwich, enjoyed on Cape Cod and back home in Nashville.

Glowing orange-gold body of haze and near-murk — pure juice. Big head of compact, off-white bubbles. Absolutely scoopable and creamy looking. Fantastic lacing.

Heavy sweet tropical fruits on the nose, balanced with lovely floral and herbal notes, breadiness, and a slight bite of pine. Familiar Juicy Fruit characteristics of a big TH hazy, but also a yeasty element. Each whiff is a little different than the last.

Taste follows on the very front of the sip but is then overwhelmed by a starchy green element, which takes it down several notches. Still heavy tropical fruit, very juicy, with a nice semi-sweetness. The grassiness overshadows any breadiness or pine characteristics that might be present. The can describes a sharp but pleasant finish, which I was hoping meant a nice bitterness. But this is more of a sharp green, chalky note that steels from the experience.

Feel is velvety soft and wonderfully coating.
Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by jbolger from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
6/18/22 Canned 5/23/22. This is the juiciest, fruitiest, dankest, most intense, flavorful brew that I’ve had from TH. Underlying bitterness. Nicely done.
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tree House Brewing Co. "Doubleganger"
16 fl. oz. can coded "04/19/22 06:12:46". Sampled on 05/17/22
$20.20/4-pk at the brewery on 05/12/22

Notes via stream of consciousness: This is a more intense version of their "doppelganger". An inch and a quarter of off-white foam tops a murky golden colored body with an orange sheen. The head appears to be holding quite well so far, falling in a little bit and become rocky looking. The aroma is pretty bright with notes of orange, berries, other tropical fruit, apple, hops resins, and pine. The taste keeps it going with additional notes of mango, honeydew melon, pssionfruit, and grapefruit. The malt is sweetish and bready, supporting the hop notes. A moderate bitterness and a fair amount of acidic "hop bite" balance it and it finishes dry with some fruit, resin, earth, and pine lingering. The head has held up really well and the lacing is fantastic. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a gently crisp carbonation and a little zest from all of the hop acids, and then smooth towards the finish because of all the extra proteins. This one is really nicely balanced.
Review #7,979
May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Affinity from Missouri

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
6 weeks old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy and stable white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. No floaters.

Smell: A combination of ripe orange and tropical mango and pineapple. Hoppy, dank and sweet. A bit sharp.

Taste: Citrusy notes of orange, tangerine and grapefruit with subtle tropical hints. Not as sweet es the smell suggests. Zesty, bitter and slightly sharp.

Feel: Very juicy. Medium carbonation. Smooth and silky.

Overall: Even though smell and look were almost perfect right from the beginning, it took a bit for the taste to fully develop. A bit too green and bitter when cold, it developed into a smooth and nicely balanced juice with just the right amount of everything. One of the best Tree House beers I've had so far.
Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by Davifex

Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can at share. Hazy golden pour, small foamy head. Aroma leans towards tropical fruit, although there are some supporting citrus elements. Taste is zesty, fruity, juicy with some alcohol warmth. Smooth.
Mar 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.07/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours an opaque dark orange, frothy 1.5" head, solid lacing. Nose is orange juice, mango/papaya, musk, light resin and pine, peach rings. Taste has moderate tropical sweetness balanced by muted, flat piney hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, soft, and full. Solid, but hard to see what differentiates it from other THs save a slight uptick in mouthfeel.
Mar 17, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Otherworldly flavors surprised me after smelling "only" good, maybe my sniffer was malfunctioning, because this is truly delicious stuff - almost happy it's not found in my state as I'd be drinking a lot more beer than necessary.
Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.68 by Greg24 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.81 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: ripe pineapple with a hint of apricot;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft; hides the ABV well;

O: smooth;
Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by Khaack from New York

Dec 20, 2021
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Reviewed by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Pours rich orange with a great amount of carbonation. The initial flavor is rich sweet oranges with a slight pithy finish. The dryness is minimal, you'd swear you were drinking a nice mimosa. Perfect brunch beer.
Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Felgenlager from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Dec 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by Jack_Tierney

5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Excellent. Best Tree House beer of the lot.
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev -3%
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
 
Rated: 4.73 by NappyB from Illinois

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Burt from Rhode Island

Sep 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by smb71481 from Vermont

Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.65 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by dansushi from New York

Sep 09, 2021
Doubleganger from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1218 ratings