Curiosity Thirty Four | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 66
Photo of Whimpers
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really liked this one. Color was a dark yellow orange and completely opaque as Tree House is famous for. Aroma was a melange of tropical fruits. Mouthfeel was thick and creamy with amazing glass lacing and head retention. Taste follwed the nose...pure juicy fruity goodness. Truly enjoyed drinking these out in the sun.

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Photo of Phishagonia
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into Tree House tulip glass. Reviewing the last of my batch of these, but it has not fallen off that much at all. Pours a hazy, dark orange, with a nice, soft head. Bubbly lacing is left on the glass. Smell is of soft tropical fruits, mango, dank hops, and sweet malts. This Curiosity tastes of ripe mango, tropical fruits, a bit of pineapple, a hint of bitter hops, and a nice sweet malt backbone that does not overpower the fruit/hops. The mouthfeel on this is so smooth, but you want to let it linger in your mouth for a few seconds to enjoy it all and take it all in. Yet another top notch beer from rural Massachusetts. Cheers!

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Photo of jlindros
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to rudzud, canned 4/19

Pours a large frothy creamy 1.5 finger head that fades slowly, thick soapy lacing, super murky milk-shake darker brownish tan pond water kinda ugly color.

Nose big citrus, tangerine, orange cream, lots of creamy oats, some tropical notes with big mango, a hint of pineapple and guava, an almost banana like ester note, stone fruit apricot peach thing as well, lots of citrus and great blended fruits, like a fruit salad.

Taste brings lots of creamy malt and oats, touch toasted oat note, then big fruits, lots of citrus but not bitter sharp citrus more clementine, tangerine, orange cream, etc, but also loads of tropical, tons of mango, some guava and pineapple notes, again an interesting creamy banana note, papaya notes too, with mild to fair bitterness, a touch of stone fruit, and some melon rind, canteloupe, etc. finish is dry but creamy, lingering mild hop notes, lots of citrus and tropical fruits lingering, and an interesting malt character and typical Tree house yeast notes.

Mouth is med bod, very creamy, decent carb,

Overall pretty good, big creamy oat NEIPA with lots of tropical and citrus hops, nicely blended, pretty much a fruit salad of awesome hops.

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Photo of Damian
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, MA
04 19 17
Served in a tulip
Big thanks to my friend Sean for trading me this can.

Ridiculously turbid appearance. The completely opaque, dark yellow ochre body was topped by a inch-tall, frothy, eggshell colored crown that slowly fell to a lasting collar. A spotty, craggily blanket of lacing stuck all along the glass.

The nose was amazingly hoppy and dank. Weed-like notes came through big time. This reminded me a lot of fresh bud. Tropical fruits kicked in soon as well. Tons of mango. Loads of peach and apricot too. Honeydew melon notes appeared as the beer sat. All in all, super fragrant and exotic.

The flavor profile was also amazingly hoppy and tropical fruit forward. Fresh mango notes dominated. Lots of peach and apricot as well. Citrus notes were apparent but they definitely played a supporting role. Some juicy orange and tangerine for sure. The beer turned slightly more pithy and bitter on the finish. Ruby red grapefruit came to mind. Hint of pine resin too. Just enough hoppy bitterness to keep the fruity sweetness on the front end in check.

Super soft, supple mouthfeel. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence. Really creamy and smooth on the palate.

Curiosity Thirty Four had the flavor complexity and intensity of many Tree House double IPAs but drank far easier than it's 6.7% ABV would suggest. The fact that this is a "single" IPA is truly astonishing. A number of Curiosity Series beers impressed me but this is definitely my favorite to date.

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Photo of pants678
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Opaque orange, white foam.

Strong bitter, tropical fruit.

Grapefruit, something like mango and a tinge of pine finish. The touch of bitterness isn't that out of place.

Harsher than I'd figure for the style.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super hazy, completely opaque orange copper with a finger and a half of off white head that vanishes quickly but leaves the glass coated with a bunch of sticky lacing.
The nose is Tropical Starburst. Sweet pineapple, kiwi, banana, and passionfruit are followed by notes of cake batter and lots of peach.
The taste is dominated by peach and some apricot notes up front, along with hints of melon. It's so peachy that it reminded me a lot of Haze. I got notes of ripe banana and popcorn on the finish. A bit more earthy and bitter than most TH beers, which isn't saying much. Not much of a malt profile, as expected.
The mouthfeel is a bit over medium on this one. Not as pillowy as most TH IPAs. Overall, C34 is a really good beer that I'm glad I was able to try. At times it drinks like a lower ABV version of Haze. However, I wouldn't put this one near the upper tier of the Curiosity beers.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Hazy apricot, almost pumpkin hues with a generous white fluffy head and ample lacing
S: Mango, papaya, and tangerines on the nose
T: TH has finally returned to its tropical flavor stronghold with this Curiosity series entry. I'm getting a lot of pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, honeydew, and orange sherbet
F: Typical soft and creamy TH mouthfeel
O: This was an outstanding entry in the Curiosity series - I'd love to have a four pack of these on a warm day by the pool. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First can was consumed less than 24 hours from canning and, frankly, was still green had vegital raw hop flavors present. Review is from cans 2 - 6 which were consumed between 3-14 days from canning when beer was much improved. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a medium-to-large rocky head that leaves good lacing. Nose is fresh tropical with jackfruit and durian being the two biggest contributors. Flavor is not a big as the nose, but still packs a great, but soft, fruity pale ale punch. Well rounded and super creamy. Only downside is the short finish, which seems typical of TH beers. Overall, a great beer that, sadly, drops off after just a few weeks.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The can art on this is awesome, visually, that's the highlight. Pours a kind of murky orangish hue. Not super attractive. It's bursting with papaya tropical fruit aroma. There's that and bubblegum in the flavor. It's very soft, not much in the form of harshness or notable hop character. It's really good.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Missed out on cans because I was on the west coast and they sold out at 3, but the mother came through for me on Thursday with a growler! Thanks mom!

L - brownish orange paint. Thick, hazy, and milky. Orange spackled head looks positively delicious. Dotted lacing.

S - getting huge wafts of juicy mango, pineapple, and papaya two feet from the glass. Deep, resonating, wide-open orange. Toasty, bready orange. Expansive and focused. Hints of peach and orange cream.

T - refreshing and soothing. Pineapple creamsicle and creamy peach. Melon gives it a powerful, penetrating focal point like standing at the peak of a huge juicy mountain. Orange, vanilla, and soft mangoey candy. Drinks a little sweeter than the ABV suggests. Has a similar sweetness to JJJuliusss. Finishes bold with a commanding bite. This is a good one.

F - pillowy is goddamn right. Low, tingling carb. Silky, velvety, and chewy. Like drinking a dream.

O - one of the best Curiosities yet. Signature Tree House juice. Like biting into a soft peach. I can feel the fuzz on my lips and the soft, stringy, gooey center. Heavenly. Only wish I had more.

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Photo of rudzud
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up some cans of this at the release day.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super super murky deep golden orange with a good two finger creamy white head that fades super slowly to leave thick sticky lacing and a creamy blanket. The color is completely solid, almost like a glass of orange juice just darker hued. It's about a turbid as something could possibly be. The head though, that is what puts it over the top. Retention is immaculate.

S - Aromas of citrus peel, oranges, candied peels, light almost honey sweetness, little bit of grapefruit flesh, very very slight tropical notes, pineapple mostly, and even a bit of melon but it plays second fiddle to the citrus on the nose. With all the other aromas competing with the citrus it actually makes me wish the citrus was more muted, so the other aromas would shine a bit more.

T - Taste is very nice musk melon flavour, little bit of pineapple, nice juicy lightly sweet citrus notes. The finish has decent lingering bitterness, like the oils on a citrus rind. Pleasantly surprised by the strength of the melon flavour which works to balance the orange and grapefruit. The malts are super light, alcohol nonexistent.

M - Mouthfeel has the usual Tree House carbonation; light and fluffy with just enough carbonation to give it an initial burst of sharpness.

O - Overall this was a very solid IPA from Tree House. The head retention was just spot on and the flavour had a nice balance of orange and melon, I just wish the nose was a bit more balanced. Still though, this was another winner from Nate and crew.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweaty, danky nose full of stonefruit and citrus zest. In the way that some of the best TIPA's can be mistaken for below 8%, this one is deceptive; the flavor profile is Incredibly complex for the ABV. Apricot bomb. I would drink this forever if I could. Shouts out to my plug!

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Photo of Mikee440
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a growler poured 2 hours ago. Color is burnt orange and very murky. Smell is not as pronounced and fruity as other TH offerings but pleasant. Initial taste is very light and crisp. Citrus tastes that are very light and fleeting lead way to a very silky and rich mouthfeel. The flavor seems so fleeting, that the after taste is almost watery before becoming pleasantly bitter. A unique flavor profile for me. I am not completely sure what to make of it.

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Photo of aquabears
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange and hazy, creamy head. Smells like peaches, mango, melon... taste is amazingly juicy. Sweet melons and tropical fruits, definitely recognizable yeast - the yeast reminds me of mosaic hops even though I know they aren't in there! Sweet honey/orange flavor at the very end. I always find the flavor of lower ABV NEIPAs thins out as you drink them, though. Also this is very, very sweet. Fizzy and fluffy and creamy and easy to drink.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned today and drank today in a Tree House tulip glass; another excellent beer in the Curiosity series (of which I have only tried a handful); however not my favorite one I have tried overall (which is far and away Curiosity 27) due to a slight back end medicinal taste/bitterness that tends to linger

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Photo of mfrank421
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is absurdly good. Color and look is just like juice me its like the single IPA version of juice machine on the taste and nose as well. I've had curiousity 29-34....all of them since I became obsessed with tree house, and this is my favorite one of the series. 32 was a close second.

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Photo of Hos
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't usually leave reviews but after the first guy essentially called this a bitter IPA I had to write something. If this is bitter than I'm a billionaire. This reminds more of Lights On than an IPA and it's friggin delicious. Nice deep color, perfect nose, taste follows the nose, the exceptional Treehouse mouthfeel, and you just want to keep drinking more.

I'm a Treehouse fanboy for sure but this is just delicious.

I gave a couple to friends and will drink the rest in 1 week intervals. This was my first Curiosity beer and I really hope they make this again. Cheers!

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque golden orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head sticks around awhile, before settling into a halo around the glass. Leaves some cobwebs of lace along the way.

The aroma is just stupid. Absolutely stupid. Orange rind, peaches, pineapple, and grapefruit assault my nostrils, before a wave of melon and cantaloupe follow behind. The back end is piney and dank, with the slightest hint of honey malt.

The flavor is a bit more straightforward, with notes of oranges, pineapple and peaches. Finishes piney and bitter with very little malt presence.

The feel is a bit lighter in body than expected from Tree House. Not as pillowy soft or smooth as expected, with moderate carbonation. Goes down creamy with some mild lingering bitterness.

Overall, a very good IPA that is possibly the most bitter beer I've had from Tree House. The simcoe definitely makes its presence known. Can't wait to see how this holds up after a couple weeks.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like golden hop milk. Cloudy with white head and lacing sheening down the sides of the glass. Smells of hops and guava, passion, and grapefruit. Tastes on par with a little honey like sweetness to balanced the hoppy bitterness.

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Curiosity Thirty Four from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 66 ratings