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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #244
Ranked #879
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Sunday at 09:12 PM
Oct 20, 2017
Notes: SSSappp is a new rendition of Sap designed to push the original flavor profile to a heightened level of depth and intensity through the use of additional kettle and dry hops! Don’t let the name fool you - this beer is loaded with notes of rich red grapefruit, apricot, and earthy citrus. A supple mouthfeel and full body help lend balance to the pleasant and complex onslaught of flavors. It just feels right.
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Photo of NiceTaps
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

16 ounce can in a stemmed tulip IPA glass. Very fresh.

Dense orange gold colored pour with a 1f fluffy white cap. Retains as a ring and leaves good lacing.

Lots of grapefruit and summer morning pine aromas. “Earthy citrus “ is the orange and lemon zest, perhaps.

The grapefruit is there but the peach, tropical fruits, and mango show in the flavor profile.

Medium and smooth, very nice on the palate. Little hop bitterness.

Overall, very good. The aroma and taste are hop forward and not overly juicy.

Sunday at 09:12 PM
Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.87/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

Very clean taste

Jan 11, 2022
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4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by farrago from New Jersey

Solid two finger head, dense, off-white hue, very nice stick to the lacing. The liquid is more translucent than opaque, more yellow than orange. Strong mixed melon component to the nose, minor notes of whipped cream and bubblegum, on the clean side rather than herbaceous, just getting a whisper of pink grapefruit, wouldn't characterize it as citrusy per se. Medium-bodied, smooth and semi-creamy, not excessively dry. Here too I am getting outsized melon notes followed on by weaker apricot and peach, not tropical. The grapefruit citrus woven in a bit tighter. More honeyed than piney. Tactful finish. A bit too monochrome to be considered top tier but gets extra points for drinkability. The kind of beer you sip casually when playing pool or darts. (Canned 12/20/21)

Jan 08, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured fresh from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed medium golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Big retention and lacing.

S: Pungent and hoppy. Loads of grapefruit... mango and pine. Fruit and... appropriately... sap.

T.F: Semi-sweet and fruity to start. Loads of grapefruit, citrus rind, and lemongrass. Grape and pine. Peach and tea. Modest bitterness... super creamy and smooth. Incredibly drinkable. More fruit and hops to finish.

O: Another stupid-good Tree House brew. Loved this one.

Jan 05, 2022
4.29 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
4.31 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Dec 28, 2021
4.28 by smb71481 from Vermont on Dec 24, 2021
4.5 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2021
4 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2020
5 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2020
4.25 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Jul 17, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Teku. 

Appearance: The thick, rocky, three finger head stay around for a while and leaves behind a foam layer that stays until the end and leaves behind a lot of chunky lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a beautiful, bright, murky gold color.

Smell: It's a strong, fruity aroma of fresh grapefruit pulp, canned apricots and lemon.

Taste: There's a fruity acidity at first of grapefruit and orange followed by some apricot sweetness. In the aftertaste there's a slight hop burn that's not unpleasant but is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: It's medium bodied, creamy and pillowy with a touch of crispness from the medium carbonation. There's no chalkiness or roughness but it does get cloying after a while because of the sweetness. 

Overall: Tree House's "Sap" line usually flies under the radar with heavy hitters like Julius, Green and Haze and their other various limited releases getting all the attention. This is still a fantastic beer nonetheless. Fruity, easy to drink and enjoy.

May 16, 2020
4.58 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire on Apr 26, 2020
4.5 by Piddle from Connecticut on Apr 09, 2020
Photo of gooddaydiablo
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

"Those aren't pillows!" - Neal Page

Apr 03, 2020
4.35 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2020
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 28, 2019. Notes of red grapefruit, apricot and earthy citrus fruit. Supple mouthfeel with a full body.

Mar 05, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

Canned 11/24 Medium yellowish orange in color, modest head that faded quickly leaving sparse lacing but a lice layer of suds on the surface. Nose is sweet lemon, cut grass, a bit of leather. Taste is similar but the earthy/grassiness is more prevalent. Dry finish but still smooth.

Feb 09, 2020
4.38 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2020
4.03 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Feb 01, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Really dug this one, always happy to have an elite tier beer that drops those classical hops (Chinook).

Pours that orange juice kind of appearance, but with 3/4" white head on top. I think I've said it before, Treehouse makes an ugly beer style (appearance wise) look about as nice as it can. Loved the big pine forest and equal parts bitter and sweet citrus bouquet of the nose. Sure Chinook is primarily for bittering, but they really show how utilitarian the Chinook hop is because this smells damn good. Although I wish the non proprietary hopped beers were a little cheaper since the hops are cheaper.

Taste is continually pushed by a combination of pine, grapefruit and pitted stone fruit. Yeah, bruh, totally pitted. Very easy to drink, goldilocks levels of bitterness, fluffy easy going malt body all flaked out, carbonation attenuated to match the style and pine characteristics. This is one of my favorite Tree House offerings, it shows they are more than just dumping a shit ton of proprietary hops into a beer. What a great blend of old meets new here.

Jan 30, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Donald_Loveland

Canned: 11/24/19
Poured: 1/29/20

A: Golden yellowish-orange, as with all tree house NEIPAs. Roughly a finger of off white head quickly dissipated leaving some light lacing around the glass

S: I am not getting as much smell as I was hoping for. Some light citrus in the form of tangerine and orange with a hit of mango, but I feel like I really had to dig deep to find it.

T: There is a very well balanced mix of sweet citrus coupled with a slight orange peel bitter. While very delicious and clean, I can't help but feel as though it lacks the depth I hoped for. It feels as though I am biting into an orange, but that's it.

M: While the smell and taste didn't absolutely blow me away, the mouthfeel is just incredible. Perfectly creamy, it surely helps coat your entire mouth with orange goodness. I think the weaker carbonation may also play a factor in here helping aid in the smoothness.

O: What can I say, it is a very good beer that you wouldn't say no too. That said, from all the other tree house I have tried, this just felt a bit too one dimensional.

Jan 30, 2020
4.35 by TomFoolery_x from Illinois on Jan 27, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EMH73 from New York

Pours orange with a one finger white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of citrus and a bit of floral notes. Tastes of pink grapefruit, orange, lemon, grapefruit pith,pi e,underripe mango and floral notes. Full side of medium bodied, prickly carbonation, moderate bitterness, smooth mouth feel.

Jan 17, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: hazy / murky burnt yellow with some light copper, orange, and almost brown notes. nice 2 finger fizzy, yet solid, white head

s: orange peel, tangerine, pine, tangy pineapple, grapefruit, sweet lemon, kiwi, mango, crackers, and some sweet creamsicle. a touch of apricot in here as well. very nice aroma

t: follows the nose pretty well. light grapefruit and pine upfront. apricot, clementies, and mango behind that. pineapple and kiwi, along with an herbal hop hit with a touch of pepper. a touch of peach and some stonefruit behind that as well. finish has some slight pine bitterness and some more mango

m: creamy, medium mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: solid NEIPA, hop combo has some bitterness, which is always nice to see in the style. harmonized just was well as any Tree House beer

Jan 16, 2020
4.25 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2020
4.44 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 13, 2020
4.33 by moltch from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2020
4.18 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

Canned 2.5 weeks ago.

L -- Hazy golden orange body with three fingers of soapy white head produced with moderate pour. Decent retention and some lacing. Some floaties in suspension
S -- Pine and citrus zest. A bit muted
T -- Zesty citrus, spicy yeastiness, dry pine, yellow grapefruit pith, bit of grape-skin astringency
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium tongue-tickling carb. Pretty creamy, but nothing like Green/Julius. The hop bitterness -- while still very restrained given the hops used -- is more than with most TH brews. Semi-dry
O -- Tried this alongside regular Sap of a similar age and honestly could not notice much of a difference at all. Would just go for regular Sap over this any day considering the pretty huge price differential. Still fine, though


Jan 08, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

Almost feel like re-reviewing Sap, as it has grown on me a bit over the years.

16 oz. can dated 12/21/19 and poured into Veil tulip glass.

L: 1.5F white foamy head, leaves lots of sticky lacing and a cap and ring after impressively long retention. Beer is a bright turbid yellow-orange.

S: Lots of citrus, surprisingly muted earthy/pine notes. Really expected more on that back end.

F: Medium to full body, quite creamy for an IPA, moderate mouthfeel keeps at least a semblance of drying. Construction is strong, still feel like there should be more of an earthy finish, but what we have tastes very good.

T: Strong citrus, especially grapefruit. Pretty creamy, either from malt or other wizardry. Surprisingly few notes, expected something piney or earthy on the finish.

O: It's very good, just not precisely what I expected. Off to see what Super Sap and Very Sappy bring to the table.

Jan 07, 2020
4.34 by AD17 from New Jersey on Jan 04, 2020
4.27 by Mrnuzzo from New York on Jan 04, 2020
4.46 by TomWight from New York on Jan 03, 2020
4.11 by TheLimeTwig from New Jersey on Jan 03, 2020
4.43 by eljabak from Michigan on Jan 01, 2020
3.91 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Dec 29, 2019
4.1 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Dec 29, 2019
4.35 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2019
SSSappp from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 402 ratings