Super Sap
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #108
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
98
Ranked #440
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 6.33%
Ratings:
499
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 03, 2022
Added:
Dec 16, 2016
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  107
SCORE
98
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Notes: Super Sap is an imperial interpretation of Sap brewed with the spirit of the holiday season in mind! It is intensely kettle and dry-hopped resulting in an immensely hop saturated beverage. Don’t be fooled by the name - Super Sap pours a hazy yellow color in the glass and emits aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and papaya. The flavor follows suit with a pulpy grapefruit note as the predominant characteristic. Super Sap finishes gently with a soft pine-like bitterness buoyed by a fluffy mouthfeel. We hope it can contribute positively to a festive celebration this holiday season.
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Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Hazy muted orange body with three fingers of dense white head produced with moderate pour. Decent retention and great lacing
S -- Honeydew melon, freshly crushed pine needle, banana, orange sorbet, hint of rubber
T -- Tastes pretty much the same as regular Sap to me. Has the same west coast-ish profile that focuses on the chinook-derived resinous, green, citrusy flavors while not being overly bitter or sweet.
F -- The usual TH creamy yeast profile and oat-heavy malt bill keeps things soft and drinkable
O -- Like many of the TH series of variants, I tend to be fine sticking with the OG -- a lot of these 'Supers' and 'Verys' and 'Kings' don't really go above and beyond

84/100

May 03, 2022
 
4.22 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on May 02, 2022
 
4.44 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 21, 2022
 
4.46 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut on Feb 21, 2022
 
4.52 by Ejc from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2022
 
4.48 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2021
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4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dele from Massachusetts

16 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 11/29/21, enjoyed 12/8/21.

Pour is a beautiful deep yellow. It looks thick, and presents a sizable off-white head. This is the textbook image of what a New England ipa should look like.

And on the nose, the yeast! Holy crap, I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of TH beers, and I can’t remember another that delivered yeast aromas like this one. It smells like the brewery, and anyone who’s been to TH knows that’s a good thing. Once you get over the first wave of yeast, the aromas distill into grass, grapefruit, lemon rind, and evergreen, with maybe just a hint of vanilla.

The flavors are a bit more rounded than the nose, with some melon showing up alongside the citrus and pine. It’s thick in the mouth, with the trademark TH softness and plush feel. There’s a delightful hint of bitterness and heat that lingers more as the beer warms, reminding you this is a DIPA.

At the risk of sounding overexuberant: this one is it, folks, the real deal, the one you’ve been waiting for. I’m no cicerone but I’ve had Very Green, Very Hazy, King J, and many of the other TH whales, and this batch of Super Sap blows them all away with its mouthful of that classic tree house yeast, grapefruit, and pine. Just a complete wowshow of an IPA and I’m so happy I have three more cans. It will be fun to see if Very Sappy can somehow top it.

Dec 09, 2021
 
4.31 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Sep 25, 2021
 
4.42 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
 
4.53 by timmy2b from New York on Jun 30, 2021
 
4 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
 
4 by KevinL from Michigan on Jan 15, 2021
 
4.25 by ericstin from Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2021
Photo of Marifp
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Marifp from Massachusetts

OMG so good.

Jan 02, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours opaque bright gold with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma is lightly citrusy with some spruce or pine notes. Flavor is a wonderful muted, lightly sweet orange up front with a pine flavor creeping in mid taste. Finish is a faded mix of orange and pine with a moderate bitterness in the background. Feel is very soft, moderate effervescence and no burn at all. Really loved this one

Jan 02, 2021
 
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 07, 2020
 
4.35 by StoutSnob40 from California on Dec 04, 2020
 
4.48 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on Nov 19, 2020
 
4.48 by steve8robin from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2020
Photo of DucksFan16
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned 10/06/2020. Enjoyed on 11/13/2020.

Nov 14, 2020
 
4.41 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 11, 2020
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Super Hazy yellow with a touch of orange. Thick, pillowy head and good lacing.

S: Herbal, spicy, piney hops. Nothing to in your face, very soft and floral.

T: Pine, citrus pith, and herbal hops. Very soft bitterness and clean malt backbone.

F: Soft, fluffy, classic Tree House.

Overall: A really nice, piney IPA. Does not delve as deep into Resinous hop character as I was hoping, but still very well crafted and balanced. Big time Simcoe beer.

Nov 01, 2020
 
4.66 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

S: Lots of tropical fruit notes along with some citrus and light pine

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of tropical fruit and citrus and then picks up the pine and some light-moderate bitterness that increases towards the finish. Finishes with lingering citrus peel and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the soft, fluffy side

O: A very good NE DIPA that has a nice range of flavor, starting with the more NE-like tropical fruit and moving towards the more west-cost pine and citrus. It flows extremely well which makes it super drinkable. Definitely worth checking out

Oct 27, 2020
 
4.44 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Oct 18, 2020
 
4.53 by Khaack from New York on Sep 24, 2020
Photo of Beer_Maineiac
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Beer_Maineiac from Maine

More translucent than other TH IPAs I’ve tried. Great smell and taste — pineapple, pineapple, pineapple. Mouth feel a little thinner than other TH IPAs I’ve tried.
Overall, enjoyed more than I thought I would. For me, compares positively to Sap, which I didn’t enjoy nearly as much.

Sep 18, 2020
 
4.72 by unclekeith from Alaska on Aug 23, 2020
 
4.35 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Aug 22, 2020
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by putonyourwalkingshoes from California

First time trying Super Sap but love TH IPAs so a high bar was set. Nose is the only thing disappointing here. Damn near perfect body for a NE. Gummi bear-esqe taste love the citrus but TH does this better than anybody making it juicy without feeling like someone added citrus. Top tier in my top 5 favorite treehouse IPAs.

Aug 05, 2020
 
4.17 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Aug 05, 2020
 
4.74 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Aug 04, 2020
Photo of Rug
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 7/15/20 “Sap it off baby, for me” stamped on bottom of can

We’re nearing the end of my mixed case, and this is the last IPA in the roundup. They’ve all impressed me so far, I’m interested to see how this one holds up to the pack

Pours a hazy pale yellow with 2 fingers of slowly fading soapy white head that leaves nice lacing

On the nose I get a great balance of bitter grapefruit rind and sweet, ripe melon. A touch of lime, pine, pepper, and bready malt hold it all together

To start off the sip, I get soft tropical fruits, like peach and orange with a heavt dose of wheat to back it up. On the swallow, notes of grapefruit and resiny hops come through, but is never too bitter, and lasts long in to the aftertaste with the sweeter tropical notes

A medium full body and gentle carbonation lead to a smooth sip, finishing a bit too sticky

While I wasn’t floored by this one, it was still damn solid, and happy that it stood out as unique amongst their others

Aug 01, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

16oz can poured into a globe.

A: Sunny golden color with a completely opaque haze. Two fingers of bubbly white head retain well and leave plenty of Webby, sticky lacing etched onto the glass.

S: Sugared ruby red grapefruit, soft pine, mandarin orange, mango, orange gummy wedges. Mild dankness. Malt base smells of pound cake, bit of yeast too.

T: Lots of ruby red grapefruit up front; soft pine, resin, and earthy tones as well. Oily, spicy, peppery hop tones. Tropical flavors of pineapple, star fruit, and mandarin orange ride up on the mid-palate. Green and leafy flavors evolve from there. Yeasty. Sweet-ish malt base calls to mind a pound cake dusted with confectioners sugar. Bitterness is on the lighter side of moderate. Long earthy and leafy finish.

M: Medium-Full body. Sense of roundness and firmness in the mouth as malt textures press gently onto the tongue. Whipped and fluffy texture. Mildly gripping hop astringency. Very fine carbonation provides a bit of lift and scrub.

O: Decidedly more “west coast” than Tree House’s other IPAs, though we are still firmly in Hazy territory here. The use of Pac northwest hops feels more like a subtle homage. We get the expected west coast pine and citrus notes, but also plenty of “new school” tropicality, haze, and fluffiness of body in a package that is not bone dry. It feels like a fusion beer in that regard. I like it.

Jul 30, 2020
Photo of Specialmick
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Specialmick from Connecticut

Look...very nice traditional ipa look. Hazy light yellow
Smell...Hoppy piney aroma reminiscent of sip o sunshine. TH smel(The Best)
Taste...sweet tangerine fading to resinous bitterness...little alcohol burn. Same or maybe better than the base beer TBD
Feel...somewhat thinner than their other beers. I really wanna compare it to Sip with TH flare...that's a good thing!!
Overall...as the Talking Heads say "same as it ever was" way above average. They are the best TH is King ....mike drop

Jul 28, 2020
 
4.38 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Jul 27, 2020
 
4.24 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Jul 25, 2020
 
4.33 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2020
 
3.53 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jun 28, 2020
 
4.85 by Acmother from New York on Mar 17, 2020
Super Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 499 ratings