Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #47
Ranked #502
4.38 | pDev: 6.62%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Here comes the story of Hurricane... Hurricane is a Double IPA featuring intense kettle and dry hop doses of primarily Simcoe & Citra hops! A pungent aroma of earthy citrus gives way to a beer rich with complexity, conjuring perceptions of papaya, melon, mandarin orange, and stone fruit. By applying years of focused brewing execution, we are able to craft Hurricane - a beer that is neither abrasive or harsh, and features tirelessly refined characteristics. We are welcoming this beer to the family as a proud example representing who we are as a brewery. It is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, and pleasantly drinkable beer. We invite you to enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Creamy light orange/yellow with a lot of haze and a frothy white head that settles and leaves a cap leaving behind lacing.
S - Fresh, sweet oranges, pineapple, mango, melon with some piney hops
T - Follows the nose: sweet orange and tropical fruit notes up front and throughout (pineapple, mango, melon, citrus), along with piney, grassy hops
F - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Perfect balance between creamy and light to provide a soft, yet crisp mouthfeel.
O - A really great example of the NEIPA style - pretty much perfectly dialed in.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, tropical hoppy and slightly citrus aromatics on this one! Taste follows well with the tropical hoppiness throughout the finish...lighter-bodied, but good for a single. Good!

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lucius10 from California, Dec 24, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brief Review:

O: Shout out to BCally1980 for hooking me up with this in a recent trade. This is my first experience with Tree House, and Hurricane is my introduction! Looks like this is not a traditional "hazy" or "NE-style" IPA, but rather a more American DIPA style. But, hey, they nailed it. Reminds me of the first time I had Arctic Panzer Wolf or Perm Funeral or some of the old school Stone DIPAs. It's still a bit hazy in appearance, very nice aroma. Super, duper drinkable as well. I'm not rolling on the floor in amazement here, but this is still very, very good. Better than like 90% of the DIPAs I've had in my life.

Recommendation: A Tree House DIPA? Ya gotta try it.

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Sparty1224 from Michigan, Dec 16, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Here comes the Hurricane, babbbbby!
All you can eat, babbbbby!
Come and get it, babbbbbby!

First off, I love Tree House can art. It’s like when a girl looks good in her Tinder pics and also when she shows up to the date - what do you know? Not bad! So yeah, put Raul on the Alabama shoreline cuz he is feeling this Hurricane well and good!

Aroma and taste are like Miranda Kerr in a water bra. Sure, I’ll also take Miranda in a XL KFC shirt, but this combo that Hurricane brings to the table is like when Miranda steps up her game. Raul is dumbfounded, confounded, and stupefied all at once.

Tree House, just take all my moneyyyzzzzzz. Now!

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RaulMondesi from California, Nov 11, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an oversized red wine glass. Undated but I think it was canned 10-10 or 10-11; purchased 10-12; consumed 11-5. Pours a murky yellow with a nice off-white head and lacing. Aroma and flavor are earthy citrus with some tropical fruit and bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy, perhaps could use a little more carbonation. Overall a great TH NEIPA (and different from any others I've had; I am consistently amazed by the distinct flavor profiles of each of their beers) but not one of my favorites.

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Lucular from Maryland, Nov 07, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass via can

color is like the color of grapefruit skin...bright yellow

smell is not as dank as other TH ipa's..its a bit muted

Taste, what the beer lacks in the scent, makes up for in taste. ..Citra heaven

carbonation is full as is the mouthfeel

really enjoyed this one!

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Jlabs from New York, Oct 29, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy, hazy orange. Above average head, with medium lacing. Aroma is huge on the tangerine/orange side. Citrus and pine late. Taste is a tad on the bitter side, but done well. Orange and tangerine are the main influence as with the aroma. MF is medium, a little carbonated, while still being smooth.

I'm getting a bit of alcohol late, but that might be the age coming into play. I really won't know until I have my 2nd, which will be who knows when.

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

another winner from he king of the new England ipa
Look . pale yellow haze....never a floatie at the tree
Smell ..the usual hint of the house yeast and dankness
Taste. sweet front end bitterness back end...never even notice alcohol with their beers
Feel .very typical smooth frothiness
Overall. you cannot beat the bargain for these top end beers from the tree. incredible quality go get some if you can

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Specialmick from Connecticut, Oct 12, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to J.C. for this 16 oz. can & fifteen of its brothers & sisters as I get re-acquainted with this little brewery. Put down in a hotel room in a depressing town after eating soaking, soggy pulled pork sliders.

The pour, it is as murky an orange as an unbalanced aura, with tons of head & lacing, about which I care not a whit…except then it comes up so vigorously I end up with it on my Tree House shirt (yes, I’m wearing it…yikes, I’m a geek). The nose brings orange, peach, & plenty of citrus & sucrose.

Hurricane (& Tango before it) are restoring my faith in a style that MN breweries have made a disgusting mush of. A lovely bouquet of fruit that includes papaya, peach, & orange, among other things I am not subtle enough a wizard to sense, mixed neatly with citrus & just enough bitter backhand to balance things out. Leaves an impression of biting into a liquid fruit. I’d like to carry some in Tupperware for lunch at work. The balance leaves this very easy to drink. Fast.

One of the top new-to-me IPAs I’ve had in as long as I can remember. Glorious.

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maximum12 from Minnesota, Sep 10, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a pint at the brewery on a Saturday. Another one just missed in cans that sold out earlier in the day. Obviously a top notch DIPA, but not their best. Lots of fruit flavors and great body, but it’s just missing something. Super tasty and I’m glad to have the base beer for Super Typhoon, which I picked up a few cans of today, and Perfect Storm last week, which I picked up on my last visit here.

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Gatch from Rhode Island, Sep 07, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed, glowing yellow color with a huge, froth white head.

Smells of cut limes, lighter resin and ripe oranges. Got a whiff of skunky weed to it, as well as a faint note of passion fruit.

Has a fantastic, smooth and soft mouthfeel to it, with a late, sparkling effervescence making this both silk and refreshing.

Tastes of mellow oranges, mango and bitter lime, together with prickly passion fruit and some bread dough. Turns a bit sweeter then with more mango adding in, while at the time the beer‘s bitterness rises noteable, due to even more limes. Finishes with with a short, pungent bitter hop punch among toffee malts and overripe oranges.

Tasty with a solid nose to it and intense flavors, creating a short and surprisingly sweet finish.

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aleigator from Germany, Aug 25, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 07/03/19, it smells of pineapple, tangerine, papaya, orange peel, lemon zest and grapefruit mixed with more tropical notes and then some malty aromas like biscuit and brown sugar. Tastes like it smells with pineapple, tangerine, papaya, orange peel, lemon zest and grapefruit along with Razzles candy, tropical fruits, orange juice and some chalky yeast plus citrus notes that showcase the dry hopping with floral accents. Mild bitterness level with nice balance that brings the hops and malts together so it's not too sweet, staying easy to drink. Hides the 7.7% ABV perfectly and goes down easier than it should.

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CHickman from New York, Jul 09, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/22. Poured to Glass on 5/29.
A: NIce Peach colour. Less than 1 finger of cloud. disappear quite soon.
S: Tangerine, peach ,papaya notes. Great aroma.
T: Peach and tropical fruits mix. Like a fruits juice. Behind of that, comfortable hop bitterness follow.
M:Medium to light body. Light Carbo,Quite smooth but tasty.
O: Sweetness and bitterness also great balanced. Not too sweet as well as not too bitter.Easy to drink and smooth and crisp. Nice Treehouse family !
ABV 7.7%, Simcoe & Citra

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jykleo from New York, May 29, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light straw”ish” color with a nice head and lots of lacing. Citrus smell is prevalent but I cannot pick out a particular fruit. Taste excels with a strong citrus taste but nothing overwhelms one ‘s taste buds. Nice aftertaste that lingers but not in an obtrusive way and overall it’s a great beer and I am SO glad I was in the LONG line on Memorial Day weekend to get this, AND, of course, others. Yay Tree House.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrific IPA. Pours hazy straw with an off white strong head. Strong tastes of citrus. I personally think this is one of TH's best IPAs. Rivals Julius and many others. Solid.

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npolachek from New York, May 06, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can poured into a snifter.

Hazy straw colored, foamy off-white head, settles into bubbly islands and rings the glass.
Aroma is citrus and light ripe fruit.
Flavor is juicy, sweet, no malt or grain. Citrus zest and on mixed with tropical fruit flavors
Soft body, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Easy drinking and smooth.

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jhavs from New Hampshire, Apr 01, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can from connecticutpoet. Canned 11/14/18. Poured into Snowman chalice.

Snap of the top yields some bubbling up and the pour is mostly head at first. Really murky hazy dark gold with a fluffy tall head of 3 fingers gradually receding to about 1 finger.

Aromas of strong mango and green orange. Still a bit woody and stiff despite its 4 month aging in the dark.

Flavor is oddly lacking character, to the point that I'm wondering if I got a dud can! Very single noted - staying in the stiff citrus realm primarily orange and grapefruit with a little stiff mango. I guess there's a little bready malt that comes up towards the end, but it's mostly green citrus. I can also taste Hefeweizen +OF yeast, confirming my thoughts about their use of German yeasts in their beers.

Feel is very busy with carbonation, and then some slight acidity and lots of pleasant resin.

Overall, I'm totally floored at how average this is. I've never had a Tree House IPA or IIPA not blow my socks off, and I'm not even sure what to do about that now. *rocks in corner*

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Mar 21, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can. Pours a dull, turbid orange. Head crackles and pops down to a little peninsula of fuzz. Not intensely aromatic. More of a deep, brooding aroma. Wet, overripe, fruit hops. Flavor brings forth damp melon and fruit purée. Baby food. Clear Gummy Bears. Soft bitterness and carbonation. Not their best.

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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts, Mar 20, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. White head with lace. Hazy sunset orange.

Mango, papaya, orange, and melon. This one is a tropical fruit bomb. Very soft and very drinkable. No bitterness at all. Wow.

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mothman from Minnesota, Mar 05, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That same milky tan; lemon rind, oily leaf, hop greenery, slight dank; saltines, slice of salted grapefruit, some passionfruit that’s tart then sweet; lemon granata thing in the middle, unripe honeydew, tart OJ, + weedy end; soft with chloride.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4

Simcoe + Citra

Good innings for both hops. Rough herb under fruit. Juicier as it opens. But no shifts in flavour as it develops and far too salty. Is this dead at 8 weeks old?

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StJamesGate from New York, Feb 24, 2019
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4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can't go wrong with anything from Treehouse but I feel that Hurricane is a hidden gem. For me Hurricane & Haze exceed the rest. Extremely easy to drink beers with great taste & aroma. Hurricane has a complex flavor profile that is so enjoyable to drink. Can't wait to get my hands on more.

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BeerYesPlease from Massachusetts, Feb 23, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was another beer that I picked up at Tree House in early September, when I was up in Massachusetts. Never had this before and wasn't blown away by it (no pun intended) though it fell in line with their other smooth-sippers that I've become accustomed to over the years. A bit more hops would made this great but as it was, I enjoyed it as something typical of New England without expecting a whole lot more.

Of course, the pour to this was juicy, hazy, and topped off with plenty of head. That took a while to settle as there were plenty of rings of lacing left behind. Lots of dank notes, tropical fruits, Simcoe, and yeast in the nose as a bubblegum sweetness and grassiness came through in the nose. Some citrus slickness could be felt in the mouthfeel as the mango and papaya emerged on the heavy, dank back end of this. The malt was present but not noticeable and the carbonation could have been a bit more intense, to scrub the flavors away after every sip.

This had a fair amount of booze in it but all I could feel was a bit or warming once the orange cream aftertaste started to wear off. Lots going on here but in the end, the result was a beer that was distinctly Tree House without standing out in any particular way. Enjoyed the easygoing nature of this but I would take the Julius or Haze over this in a minute. Canned on 9/5 of last year with "WHERE'S THE DENTIST" written above it, this held up well over the last 5 1/2 months and would be something I'd reach for again on a lazy night when I just wanted to relax and let go...

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, Feb 18, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peachy color with off-white head. Aroma is peachy, grassy, citrusy and yeasty. Taste follows, hoppy and citrusy, some green tea on the finish with light bitterness. Medium plus body with medium carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking, quite yeasty.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Jan 25, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hurricane pours a cloudy, orange juice color with a light wipsy head that gives way to a thin veil and minimal lacing. The smell is big tropical and citrus fruit with papaya, grapefruit and orange with a hint of pine and alcohol hotness. Taste is loaded with sweet tropical fruit with orange and tangerine. Contains a nice hop profile all the way through with just a hint of spice.

*UPDATED 01/25/19* Hurricane pours a cloudy and opaque, muted yellow with a complex and intense one finger head that deposits some good lacing. The smell is big tropical fruit on the nose incl mango, papaya and pineapple with mandarin orange and sweet malt and a earthy grass. Taste...its a full bodied double with tropical and citrus on the palette with a bit of slight pithy rind, a crackery malt and nice complex hop bitterness and touch of spice and wet grass. That said, Hurricane finishes smooth and is well balanced.

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stoumi from California, Jan 03, 2019
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4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So I had the luxury of trying multiple Tree House Brews in a row within one session. My opinion isn't really an opinion, its fact at this point.

The beers I got were really fresh. Bought directly from Tree House Brewery in MA.

We drank this beer first (Hurricane) then saved Julius for last thinking it was the best of the bunch that we had based on reviews. Nope. Hurricane is the better beer. Way more complex. You can taste so many different tropical fruits. It is so smooth, great mouthfeel, just a stunner of a beer.

Julius was really tasty but it was a one note grapefruit explosion. Still smooth, great mouthfeel, etc but there wasn't anything there that made it differentiate itself from the crowd. Also, I should mention we drank the beer "BoomSauce" in this session too. BoomSauce was so similar to Julius (minus a little refinement) that Julius didn't seem THAT much different than BoomSauce. BoomSauce completely stole Julius' thunder. I think by the time we got to Julius we were in this "Been there, done that" sort of mentality.

Hurricane is a special brew, if you can get your hands on it, do so! This beer hardly has any reviews as of now because it is so new. Hop on the train before this becomes a top 20 beer in BeerAdvocate's rankings.

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Fear4Beer from Pennsylvania, Jan 02, 2019
Hurricane from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 568 ratings