Super Sap | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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, & 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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#320
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
295
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by JRG281:
Photo of JRG281
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Disclaimer: I don't like Sap. I bought Super Sap because some reviews said it was good even if you don't like Sap. This beer smells good, looks good and feels good in the mouth. To me, the taste is weird. I can't pin it down. It's good for an average beer, even enjoyable as a Tree House. I can see others thinking the is an extremely good beer. It's not my favorite. If my friends like it, I will probably buy it when it is offered and maybe have one. I won't buy it again if others don't like it more than me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of agreenman19
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - awesome label. Same holographic sheen as Doubleganger. Bit of a ridiculous name though...

"Hm, we need a name for this new double Sap."
"Double Sap?"
"No that's ridiculous."
"Very Sappy?"
"Sounds like a chick flick."
"King Sap?"
"Nah, there is only one king."
"SSSappp?"
"Nope, that's when we only intensify the dry hop."
"Uh, Super Sap?"
"..."
"I do like alliteration."

Pours a faintly pale orange. Like lemon-meringue. Yeasty and turbid, but a pleasant soft shade of pineapple juice. Glows beautifully in the sun. Like a crisp winter sunset illuminating the horizon.

S - bursting with huge blasts of grapefruit pith and pine. Vague pineapple sweetness. Bubblegum juice. Hints of melon.

T - grapefruit and orange. Orangina? Brings me back to my college days when the only reason I bought the stuff was because of the name. Heh. Yeasty and wheaty. A touch rindy, a bit pithy. Crisp, hoppy, fresh flavors distanced from tha juice. Lemon zest and wintry pine in the background. Bubblegum comes out more as it warms, but interestingly enough, I think reg Sap has more flavor in that department. It's all over the nose though. Getting some papaya and stringy clementine. Resounding bitterness as I would expect from perhaps what is Tree House's most bitter (base) beer. Finishes with some skunky resin and leaves a mealy pith in the mouth. Getting some floral woodsiness as it warms. Like those Christmasy candles everybody lights. Piney but also sweet. Lingering flavors include mango and dragonfruit.

F - dances lightly on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable. Crisp and clean and to the point. Like bed sheets. Not the comforter, but when you do the snake thing with the sheets where you snap your end and they go flying in the air and gently settle on the soft peach fuzz standing attention on top of your goosebumps. Oh that's nice.

O - excellent flavor-laden brew in a different vein from Tree House. Perhaps their weakest IIPA, but that's a ridiculous claim to make when you view the word "weak" relatively. It's like saying last year was the weakest UConn Women's basketball team in the past four years, but they won the championship those same four years. It improves upon Sap in many ways, but I wish it were ALL the ways.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.87/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a bright and hazy golden orange, with a small fluffy head, and lots of lacing. It's honestly as beautiful looking as this style gets.

This smells a little bit floral and piney, with some syrupy peach, perfume, grapefruit, and tangerine.

This is definitely not Tree House's best. It loses the killer clean zestiness and bitterness of Sap and Ssssap, and kind of just feels like a normal DIPA. It feels slightly underattenuated, and a little overly sweet, with a not quite enough bitterness to match the name of the beer. There are still some nice flavors here- peach, grapefruit, and tangerine, but it feels a little syrupy and a little perfumey.

This is medium bodied, and super soft and fluffy- the mouthfeel is definitely a highlight of this beer for me.

This has a lot of good things going for it, but the aroma and taste are a bit off for me. This is not TH's best.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a murky dark yellow color with a creamy, one finger, bright white head. Retention is moderate and there is a ton of thin spotted webs of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is a wonderful mix of citrus and tropical fruit that really bursts out of the glass. Grapefruit is the star of the show, but tangerine, mango, papaya, candied orange and pineapple are all prevalent as well.

Taste is the same, but comes across slightly muted when compared to the intensity of the flavors in the smell. There is also a touch of bitter pine on the finish.

The feel is light side of medium, smooth and very soft, but not nearly as juicy as the other TH offerings. In fact this one finishes very dry by comparison.

Overall this is another amazing beer from Treehouse. Full disclosure though, regular Sap is my absolute favorite beer. It is so fruity and juicy yet it also manages to be so piney with a bite at the same time. This beer turned the pine and bitterness down and turned the fruit flavors all the way up. And while it is excellent, I prefer the original.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6 days ago.

A: Hazy light orange with a finger of dense white head very good retention.

S: Pine and dried flowers in the forefront but some orange citrus undertones, slight honey sweet malt, and an occasional whiff of sugary peach (yeast derived?) as it warms.

T: Thickish resin and pine, moderate dried flowers, light honey and malt. Sort of a chalky taste, too. Light and somewhat rough bitterness on the finish.

M: Fairly creamy, with medium-full body that’s cut by medium-high, somewhat sharp carbonation. The creaminess gives the impression of muting the flavor, making this not as flavorful as you might like.

O: Kind of interesting as an old meets new school, what with the hazy pine-forward (rather than tropical/citrus/stone fruit) IPA.

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Photo of beaver69693
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MBruckerATC
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ty_M
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours light orangy-yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is lime, orange, grapefruit, and light pine at the finish. Dank, slightly bitter, medium heavy-bodied with moderate carbonation. Typical clean, sweet, and pulpy Tree House finish. A bit drier than other Tree House imperial beers. A vast improvement on regular Sap. While I think Sap is good, of all the Tree House beers it is not amongst my favorites. This however, is an all day type of beer...Really nice mix of fruit and pine. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of ryancl
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into snifter; seems to have more carbonation than SAP. Hazy orange color, with citrus notes and hops to nose. The carbonation tickles the palate and the beer is well balanced. This is easy to drink!

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Photo of BRoweski30
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/16/16. Consumed 12/25/16.

A: Beer comes in deep orange, almost amber color with about a finger and half of that classic, pillowy white head. Seriously, that head is somehow both fluffy and creamy, with a density that makes it almost spoonable. Medium-plus haze is the only thing that separates it from the other Tree House DIPAs in appearance... Not quite as turbid/murky/juice-like, but still, very little transparency.

S: Loads of papaya up front complemented by a soft grapefruit note and a really nice light pine character. Underneath those fruit aromas is a killer yeast/malt character, a combination of Juicy Fruit bubblegum and wheat. As it warms, this doughy sweetness comes through even more and complements the fruity aspects of the nose quite well. I also get a broader assortment of fruit... Maybe some strawberry and cherry.

T: Follows the nose... Definitely some papaya, melon, grapefruit, and even a hint of sweeter citrus (orange, tangerine) on the finish. But as the tasting notes suggest, the grapefruit is the star here. I get yellow grapefruit flesh throughout the taste; kinda in between the juice and the pith in terms of sweet vs. bitter. That wheaty malt character shines through about halfway through the taste, but not as much of the sweet bubblegum as I got on the nose (or even as I get on regular Sap). Finishes with a lingering fusion of citrus (tangerine, grapefruit, orange) and dank pine.

M: Creamy, soft, perfectly carbonated (as per usual with Tree House). Feels a bit lighter than some of their other DIPA offerings, and definitely not as sweet as some of the other imperialized versions of reg IPAs. Medium citric bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue.

O: Another wonderful addition to the TH DIPA lineup and a very cool imperialization of Sap. I believe this beer improves upon its base, but not as significantly as, say, Doubleganger did upon Doppelganger. Here, I feel that some elements (notably, the aromatic pungency) have been drastically intensified while others (like the bubblegum yeasty flavor) have been dialed back. It's very seasonally appropriate and nice change-of-pace from the typical juice bombs the TH puts out. Thankful I had the chance to try it!

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured like OJ, with a nice settling white head and medium lace.

Aromas werent overpowering, predominantly tropical with not too much bitterness. A very smooth profile.

The flavors were much more forward.. bitter, piney, hoppy, but with a distinctly important subtle citrus presence that really mellowed this out to a perfect level.

Smooth, creamy, medium carb. Slight stickiness.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: yellow orange hazy in color, light carbonation and a thin white head.
Smell: big citrus notes, grapefruit up front with a light malt bill at the end
Taste: big front of grapefruit, fallowed by a dry floral middle, ends with papaya and malt
Feel: super crisp and easy to drink, medium body and carbination

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Photo of schinebd
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davewm24
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Super Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 295 ratings