Super Sap
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #86
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4.43 | pDev: 6.32%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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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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digboy from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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

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
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!! the Talking Heads say "same as it ever was" way above average. They are the best TH is King ....mike drop

Jul 28, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 12/10/19. Poured into Veil glass.

L: 1F+ foamy whit ehead with good retention and lots of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a medium yellow-orange.

S: Ripe orange and grapefruit, some earthiness

T: Lots of ripe orange and grapefruit, quite intense. Piney and earthy on the back end, but soft and rounded.

F: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Well-constructed and balanced.

O: This is about what I expected from an Imperial Sap. Citrus hops are just holding on after 4 weeks, imagine fresh there is even more intensity to it.

Jan 07, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy, almost chewy looking creamy orange and copper color. some darker orange and a hint of light brown towards the center. nice, 2-3 finger frothy white head that remains rocky and looks like you could rest a coin on it

s: pine trees, sweet sap, strawberry, pineapple, sweet grass, tangerine tang, tea leaves, and orange peel. a touch of crackery malt in the backbone. papaya and peach in here as well, with a touch of dragonfruit

t: huge punch of stonefruit upfront. dragonfruit, peach, papaya, and strawberry. mild pine and resin behind that. some sweet, sticky sap follows. nectarines and mild grapefruit as well. a touch of earthy herbal hops hiding in here too. finish has that sweet fruit and a hint of pine

m: extremely creamy, fluffy medium mouthfeel. carbonation is on the lower side and there is a touch of hop burn in the throat

o: really nice NEIPA. it's extremely creamy and fluffy, with some deep hop flavors. i don't really feel it's as bitter as some of the other reviews make it out to be. the pine adds a flavor, but bitterness is not the protaganist. extremely solid beer with a great hop combo

Dec 27, 2019
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really pretty hazy and dingy yellow. Nose is truly sappy - some nice pithy and resiny notes. Flavor is truly outstanding. Really aromatic with bright flowers balancing a really big jolt of pine bitterness. A really well delivered beer in the mouth - goes down really well despite the aggressive flavors. Outstanding beer.

Dec 21, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Murky orange. Smells of grapefruit and pineapple hops. Some sugar and alcohol behind it. Tastes of grapefruit hops with a variety of sweet fruity hops. Sweet pale malt. Grapefruit lingers, but fruity hops give way to a light pine bitterness and aftertaste. Sweet throughout. Medium heavy. I like that it has a more dynamic hop profile than standard Tree House hops, but it's still very big and sweet.

Nov 03, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can enjoyed in an oversized wine glass. Typical gorgeous TH NEIPA appearance - hazy yellow/orange with a fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor are tropical fruit and citrus with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, but not too soft. I'm not sure I get any pine like I did with SSSAPPP and I was kind of hoping for some. If I had to nitpick, it is ever so slightly sweeter than I would prefer. Still, another great NEIPA from Tree House.

Oct 22, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I want to thank AR for bring this down from Charleton, MA.
Decanted from a 16 oz (453 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned 08/15/19, code IN BETWEEN DAYS.
A: Pours an opaque, dark golden orange (think of pulpy orange juice) with a one finger, off-white head, rim retention, and complex, bubbly lacing.
S: Aromas are largely fruity (orange, mango, nectarine, and white grapefruit) and pine, backed up by a slightly caramel, cracker, and honey like, malty spine.
T: Semidry. The flavors a relatively muted, but reflect a melange of the nose. Very creamy but with strong bitterness. Smooth with a sharp, little bite throughout.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Super creamy, full mouthfeel.
O: This is a superbly delicious AIIPA. Really worth acquiring and trying.

Sep 12, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to Jimmy for this one.

Pint can - 08/15/19 "In Between Days" - poured into a large cabernet stem at 45F.

Pours a typical Tree House IPA appearance - ultra hazy/turbid/milky, topped with a large finger of bone-white head, which slowly recedes to a thick collar, leaving some short fine lacing behind.

Nose: Right out of the gate, I notice two things. First, is that the overall aroma closely resembles that of Sap. The general foundation of it is closely related, although this definitely smells like a bigger, bolder, hoppier beer. Second, in addition to this smelling more aggressive than Sap, it's also considerably more earthy and dank. It's blatantly obvious that Super Sap got a double dose of Simcoe. There's still all that stone fruit character, with peach, apricot, and mango, with lots of papaya, and a hint of pineapple and cream, but the dank, musty Simcoe character ia definitely more saturated in this. The overall aroma is lots of peach and apricot, some mango, nectarine, papaya, a hint of creamy pineapple ice cream, and a big wallop of dank Simcoe. Still smells inherently Tree House.

Palate: This is one of those occasions where the aroma and flavour match each other down to the quark. Just like the nose, the flavour delivers heaps of deeply saturated ripe stone fruits - apricot, mango, papaya, peach, nectarine, as well as a hefty dose of pineapple. This beer has been hopped so ridiculously hard, that there's actually a considerable amount of hop burn - and while that isn't exactly a positive trait, it definitely boosts the whole pineapple character, as the burn is precisely like that of eating fresh, ripe pineapple. Again, just like the aroma, there is a serious punch of dank, earthy Simcoe, which brings a little bit of a musty hint, as well as some greener, almost pine-like flavour. When the hops are this intense, there comes a point where you can no longer compare the flavours and aromas to fruits and flowers, and everything just becomes an expression of the hops. Qualities that only exist in hops. This beer definitely showcases that. The malt base tastes fairly part, with a very restrained, but detectable clean sweetness. Definitely not as sticky or sweet as one might expect. The finish brings some earthy, woody, dry bitterness, as well as a bit of green grass, which cuts right into the already tame malt sweetness. It's pithy to an extent, but the bitterness is definitely leaning more in a green, resinous direction. The beer finishes semi-dry, clean, acidic, and slightly bitter, in a purely resinous way.

Mouthfeel/Body: Like the best of the best Tree House lineup, this beer has an absolute superstar mouthfeel. It's delightfully plush, creamy, fluffy, pillowy, and soft. It isn't overly thick or viscous in a big stout way, but it's velvet soft and plus, like a perfectly whipped orange julius. The beer itself is medium - leaning full-bodied. It isn't overly hefty or heavy, but it's certainly not a light beer either. Effervescence is right in the middle where it should be, which is also pleasing, considering many beers that have this texture seem to severely lack in effervescence. The bubbles add a nice little refreshing touch to the otherwise silky soft body.

Overall: It's difficult for me to rank this properly. Personally, I am not a huge fan of Simcoe. Anyone who reads my reviews is aware of this, however, Tree House tends to get away with a little more than usual, simply because of the insanely high quality of their hops. From a completely neutral standpoint, the beer is a bigger, bolder, way more hop-forward version of Sap, with a huge increase in Simcoe, and all of its dank, earthy flavours. The body and feel has also seen a huge boost in softness and plushness. Unfortunately, the beer can't fully handle the sheer amount of hopping, and there's definitely a little bit of hop burn because of it, though I've experienced much, much worse. It's definitely different than Sap. I prefer the flavour of Sap, as it's more fruit forward, less earthy and dank, and a bit easier to drink. I do like the feel and body of Super Sap, as well as how purely saturated it is with flavour. They're different beers, and at the end of the day, despite their names, should be enjoyed as such - different beers with different qualities for different people on different occasions. Nevertheless, Super Sap lives up to its name, and is definitely one big, bold beer, deserving of its "Super" title.

Sep 08, 2019
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just an amazingly good brewery and it’s hard for me to go there and find a beer that I don’t like. This is just a tad better than what I have found before on my previous two trips. (A destination trip for me) . I only had room for not much beer so I only got two four packs. Bummer. Guess I will have to go back.

Aug 16, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super Sap pours a turbid, pineapple juice yellow with a big off white, pillowy head, leaving some big lacing. The smell is dominated by big, juicy citrus and tropical fruits with a dank grapefruit, orange, guava and papaya aroma, just a hint of sweetness and light pine. The taste is smooth across the palette (like MANY tree House beers) with orange and tangerine, a hint of grapefruit, papaya and mango with a hint of soft pine bitterness.

Jul 04, 2019
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ChipChaight from New York

4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from the brewery in MA.
Pours a farm egg yolk orange with minimal white head and good lacing, smell is muted citrus/hop candy and caramel, taste is hop hard candy, hint of almost vanilla cake sweetness and orang fruit slice candy, hint of dankness, finishes with citrus pith.This beer is creamy, well carbonated, and dry. What I remember and want Sierra Nevada Celebration to taste like, malty goodness with a citrusy hop punch, very crushable as well. Yams.

Jul 04, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6.27.19 - 'I Asked Diego if it was Stolen' printed on the base of the can. Pours a milky orange with a hazy clarity and a frothy, one inch, bright white head embedded with pinpricks. Nose expresses notes of tropical fruit and pith. Taste follows nose with a medicinal bitterness the lingers at the finish between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a soft, even carbonation that leaves just a kiss of a residual prickle at the finish. Overall, a solid NIEPA with a well-hidden abv.

Jul 01, 2019
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JakeSip from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden/yellow with a fluffy white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and papaya. The taste follows the nose and is full of pine resin and citrus, delicious showcase of west coast hops with the smooth, soft, oat texture of an NEIPA. Fantastic

Jun 18, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this a couple of weeks ago. Pours a cloudy yellow with 1/3" white head. Aroma popped super aromatically, they don't skip on the proprietary hops. Plenty of pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit, pine grapefruit like notes from being hopped at every stage of the process with a varied medley of hops it appears. Seems like you get a mix of older school stuff like Chinook and newer school stuff like Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic.

Taste, wow, surprised this hits at almost 8%, can't taste the heat, in fact, the pale malt body is probably made up of 2 row barley and some flaked wheat and oats, because the mouth feel is both hazy and soft without feeling like the carbonation is low or body is watery. The notes of pine and tangerine continue throughout. Its very impressive stuff, glad people are sending these out as extras now, that's pretty cool. I mean, this is easily some world class hazy ipa stuff, the hops and the mouth feel are about as close to perfect as you can get for style. And yeah, I hate saying this because I have no access to this beer, but its legit stuff.

Jun 14, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a stemless Heady Topper snifter.

Nose is grapefruit, grass, pine and pineapple. Surprisingly mellow though not unpleasant. Beer opens with hints of pineapple, clementine, grass and pine sap. Some grapefruit and orange in the middle with dank papaya overtones towards the end. There's a bark and grassy freshness throughout. Body is light to medium with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and quenching on the palate and goes down dry with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. This is the best part of this beer.

I personally prefer the non-imperial version of this beer. That being said, the body here is outstanding. Worth a try.

Jun 02, 2019
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RyanBeer14 from California

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just received a nice haul of TH from a buddy out there and this was the first one I cracked..

Murky hazy yellow body. Notes of papaya and grapefruit on the nose... extremely tropical. On the initial taste I got a very tropical flavor followed by an amazing piney hop bitterness. Proper.

Jun 01, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Opaque orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderately strong citrus and pine resin.

t: Mainly grapefruit and pine resin . Lingering bitterness on the dry finish.

m: Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A very tasty TH entry, ramped up Sap with even more going for it.

May 19, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted of pine and bitter citrus. Solid beer for the category - a bit more bitter and piney then I personally like, but still very solid. Good hints of citrus as well.

May 07, 2019
Super Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 489 ratings