Hurricane | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of longa7
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamgalt
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i cant understand anyone who rates the look of this beer below a 4.75-5... TH has their IPAs so dialed in terms of that lush glowing hazed color with a persistent and dense creamy bright white head that decorates the glass with thick gobs of lace. its beyond sexy, its perfect.

the aromas are mild in pungency but absolutely ripe in character. dense mango and creamy peach, grapefruit, pithy herbal quality and some mellow hints of pine. palate follows and there is just this signature treehouse quality throughout - people expect their beers to be like crazy or ridiculous but in contrast they are delicate, balanced, and executed to perfection. there is a lush mango quality, orange sorbet, grainy malts, a mellow gummy sweetness, grapefruit peel and herbaceous grassy/floral character. solid mouthfeel.

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Photo of ElGallo
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy goes from the can into a tulip glass with a hazy yellow body and an inch-high thick and frothy-creamy white head. Plentiful webs and sheets of lace wrap around the glass.

S- Massive Tree House hops burst out of the glass and this one has a blend citrus, tropical, dank and floral character leaning toward the soft citrus slightly. Oranges, tangerines, cantaloupe and melon really pop off with bubble gum, ruby red grapefruit juice, clementine, mango and dank herbs.

T- For the most part the beer still has the big citrus juice and tropical fruit hops as found in the aroma but definitely leans a bit more towards the citrus here and on the whole the flavor profile feels a bit more simplified than what was found in the aroma. Grapefruit, cantaloupe, melon and tangerine give way to hints of bubble gum, dank herbs, bitter citrus oils, papaya, slight passionfruit and lime. A touch sweet with hints of pale barley and bread but mostly the hops.

MF- Moderately thick body with a creamy and puffy consistency. The carbonation level is on point with high content and it all ends with a smooth clean bitterness.

Another day another really well brewed Tree House DIPA. At this point we are all spoiled and it might be better to take a break from them for a while to regain a true appreciation they deserve. Exerts plenty of citrus juice flavor while remaining balanced with the tropical, floral and dank hop flavors present. Juicy and on point.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Brian for this one. Pint can dated 08/09/18 (we'll talk about that in a sec) - Poured into a tulip at around 44F.

Pours a completely opaque, pale golden hue, with the tiniest little hint of a green cast to it. A finger of foamy white head recedes very slowly, leaving behind big sticky rings of lacing.

Nose leans very tropical on this one, with guava, mango, passionfruit, and a little splash of pineapple in the forefront. Getting secondary notes of orange, red and blue berries, plum, peach, melon, and some dank on the bottom end.

Palate jumps out with a big sweetness, and huge tropical fruit juice notes. The sweetness is not overly bready/doughy, which is really nice, and it's also not overly sweet at all. I'm getting passionfruit above everything else, closely followed by ripe mango, guava, pineapple, and a big dose of blueberry on the front end. Quite delightful. A mellow bitterness hides on the backend, and translates really more just as a silhouette of bitterness. Undeniable blueberry though. Subtle, but certainly there. Candied orange, and just a hint of grapefruit. The bitterness is very grapefruit pith, rather than pine. Finishes slightly bitter, and semi-dry - increasing.

Mouthfeel is full, and a little fluffy, but still manages to retain just a tiny bit of crispness. Bubbles are on the lower side of moderate, furthering that subtle crispness. Not a thick liquid pillow like Green, but a nice softness.

Overall, man, I haven't had beer from any other brewery where the stuff is still just so good after 3 1/2 months. I'm sure this has dropped off a lot, and I bet it's DIVINE fresh, but for a can with that much age? Killer. Absolutely killer. Many beers at that age, including a TH can that was so old, it didn't have a date, start to become skunky, and musty, with the aroma of stale yeast overtaking hardcore, and all hop character and nuance disintegrates, leaving behind a bitter, yeasty, nasty mess. This did not happen here. It's fruity and juicy and tropical, and hoppy and complex, and it just ticks so many boxes that I want ticked in a DIPA. Great beer. Would absolutely buy on my own.
Edit: Feel a little bit foolish, but the more I sip on this, I am in fact starting to notice that stale, almost "Belgian"-esque yeast flavor starting to build on my palate. I can tell this is from age, though. I'm very familiar with this character, and I can assure that it is NOT a typical aspect of the beer. Some yeast degradation is to be expected in a can of hoppy beer almost 4 months old. Oh well. Still good. Won't mark it down for that.

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Photo of Xantanamoss
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleShot
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewskis
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbuzz
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TimothyD11
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, delicious juicy New England IPA. Tree House can do no wrong it seems!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(1 pint can, 10/25/18, purchased 10/27... poured into a fat Trillium tulip)

L: extremely cloudy, light yellow-amber liquid; tall, loose, sudsy head... big thick band of crusty lace above the pour line, nothing below

S: orange drink powder, ripe red grapefruit rind... once foam breaks up, more of the same familiar orange creme and juicy citrus pith; fresh-cut flower stems... very little alcohol present; overall vibrant potency, but muddled definition

T: thin threads of acidic grapefruit swirling back in a sea of orange taffy; somewhat attenuated, tapered finish, lacking the lasting sweetish, zippy resins of their others; lingering tart orange and fresh-cut grass in finish, as well as a lightly-capsicum spice

F: light-medium bodied, nectary, delicate foamy texture; mild warmth builds on palate, scattered... admittedly a heavenly, comforting drop, but a feathery blob, without contour, definition - more sedative than refreshing or invigorating

O: call it a NEIPA, why American Imperial? - looks terrible as the latter, and is it even Imperial strength (tweener)??... the extremely subtle differences between each of these Tree House IPAs I've had over the past week presents their shtick as rather boring, rather one note - tasty, flavorful hoppsy brews, but very homogeneous - I feel like this beer may have been created only to get regular customers to buy something 'new'... I do have Ma waiting in the fridge, fingers crossed

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Photo of _nickg_
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 10/25/18 poured into a tulip. Look was classic OJ look with a capped white head leaving lacing behind. The smell was bursting with tropical and stone fruits. The taste was all citrus, tropical, fresh fruits with a hint of pine! The feel was juicy, soft and velvety. Overall this is a delicious offering from treehouse!

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes, consumed in October 2018

A: Golden orange with some pale tangerine around the edges - hazy, of course - pours with a medium size white head, fades to a few wisps but leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Uniquely big, with a ton of citrus - tangerine, orange, touches of grapefruit - loads of floral citrus and some serious creamsicle aromas - herbal notes, green hops - some notes of pine but it's in the back - some soft tropical notes - some mango - medium to low bitterness - some pale malts underneath

T: Like a citrus-heavy fruit punch - tangerine, orange, and some ruby red grapefruit - citrus zest and pith - some green notes, and just a brief, nice hint of pine to balance things out - some sharp pineapple, under-ripe peach - medium bitterness with some lingering bitter - some malt sweetness and more creamsicle - touch of spice, maybe booze

M: Medium body, smooth, low carbonation

O: Wait, a Tree House DIPA that actually has some bitterness?

Hurricane is a winner in my book. Tree House squeezes an above-average amount of juice from Simcoe and Citra, and it works really well. The Simcoe in particular adds some nice green notes and (presumably) some bitterness that is often too dialed down in beers like this.

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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nbrady37
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 10/25/18. Poured into Belgian toulip.
Look is pulpy juice orange haze with a soft white head. Nose is hoppy tropical fruit goodness. Taste is mostly the same with some light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Overall nice juice tropical hop beer. Good stuff.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hurricane from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 407 ratings