Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #142
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4.38 | pDev: 6.39%
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 and Citra! 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 nor 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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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Citrusy and earthy hops up front along with some lighter tropical and floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrusy and earthy hop notes, with a bit of a spicy hop undertone. Some floral and tropical notes poke through as well. Low bitterness. Finishes with lingering earthy notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very solid IPA that is on the easier side to drink. A great mix of hop character throughout. Worth checking out

Feb 09, 2021
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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

Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a very pale hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is astringent tropical hops.

Taste is a great balance of bitter and fruity sweet.

Aug 24, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/28/20

Pours a softly glowing golden orange body topped with multiple fingers of fluffy, rocky, white head; great retention leaves just shy of a finger of craggy cap, an expansive, frothy collar, and dense rings of soapy lacing lining the glass.

Aroma begins with a steady, earthy tropical build, opening up with creamy papaya, melon, and spiced peach expanding over the profile; underlying tones of lush bubblegum and zesty strawberry add further detail before a grassy middle leads into overripe guava and melon rinds fading with a semi-sweet, earthy hop finish.

Taste shows zesty melon meeting fresh pineapple and accented with overripe guava upfront; notes of melon rinds on the mid-palate fade to a subtle, creamy lime and fresh-cut grass finish as extensive, semi-crisp, bready malt lingers.

Mouthfeel brings a medium, mildly resinous body accompanied by a carbonation slightly above moderate for a deft and delicately crisp introduction to the palate; a semi-creamy rounding of the mid-palate dries fairly quickly to a spritzy hop prickle easing into the finish as a mild-moderate bitterness lingers comfortably.

A soft, effortless NEIPA, with juicy, semi-dank hops brought to equilibrium with an unabashed yet astoundingly plush bitterness, all tied together via the signature pillowy Tree House feel; a casual, understated stunner of masterfully executed haze.

Aug 19, 2020
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

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.

May 16, 2020
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lucius10 from California

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!

Dec 24, 2019
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Sparty1224 from Michigan

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.

Dec 16, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

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!

Nov 11, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

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.

Nov 07, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

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!

Oct 29, 2019
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

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.

Oct 23, 2019
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Specialmick from Connecticut

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

Oct 12, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

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.

Sep 10, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

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.

Sep 07, 2019
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aleigator from Germany

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.

Aug 25, 2019
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CHickman from New York

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.

Jul 09, 2019
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jykleo from New York

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

May 29, 2019
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

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.

May 27, 2019
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npolachek from New York

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.

May 06, 2019
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jhavs from New York

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.

Apr 01, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

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*

Mar 21, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

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.

Mar 20, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

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.

Mar 05, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

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?

Feb 24, 2019
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BeerYesPlease from Massachusetts

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.

Feb 23, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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...

Feb 18, 2019
Hurricane from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 591 ratings