Curiosity Forty Five
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 5.91%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
42
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  10
SCORE
97
World-Class
Notes: Curiosity Forty Five utilizes a simple malt bill and some of our favorite hop varieties as the base for a number of process innovations that lend to a beer that has a uniquely velvety texture and rich hop saturation. It is heavy with citrus character, with threads of papaya, guava, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and stone fruit. The finish is quite soft and features a texture unique to Tree House. It’s a beer that makes us yearn for warmer weather and the feeling of a late afternoon sunset.
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Photo of tigg924
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. First Curiosity beer for me despite several Tree House trips. Pours hazy orange yellow in color with half inch head. Taste is citrus, starfruit, peach, melon, and bubblegum. Light bodied, slightly bitter and moderate carbonation. Amazing. Would get this if it were a regular offering. Has a Tree House taste but tastes different. A real treat.

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Photo of rudzud
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros. You're the man Dean.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice super hazy golden orange hue with a one finger white head that fades to leave thin wisps and a creamy halo.

S - Aromas of big big sweet oranges, super musty dank earthy notes. As it warms the Valencia orange juice comes out even more.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with huge bright orange notes, almost bubblegum like flavours, faint generic tropical flavours, more of the musty hops. Not really dank, but lots of bitter rinds.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, fluffy medium bodied.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer from Tree House. Really good flavour but the finish is really really bitter.

Serving Type: growler

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Photo of jlindros
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler, big thanks to rudzud
Huge creamy fluffy 1 finger head fades slowly, fades at med pace, nice soapy thick lacing, murky solid darker orange color

Nose loads of orange and clementine, valencia orange, juicy clementine with rind, some pith, not really orange cream, a bit of dank musty, earthy like, mossy, little chalky mineral, a bit of wheaty slight creamy flaked malt.

Taste brings loads of citrus and orange, Valencia orange and Clementine, a little rind, into more flaked malt, a little creamy but not really juicy creamy NEIPA like, mild tropical notes, lots of pith/rind into spicy but mild earthy dank musty, fair bitterness turning to spicy chewy bitter rind, chalky mineral malt, flaked creamy like, an almost astringent finish with lots of rind and pith lingering, lingering citrus and orange rind, a little chalky flaked wheat malt, almost menthol like oily citrus hop thing

Mouth is med bod, just a touch creamy, nice carb for a growler

Overall mixed, it has lots of citrus, very juicy and enjoyable, only the super bitter astringent rind pith oily menthol finish thing that kinda ruins it a bit.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler (yes, a growler) filled at the brewery 04/10/18.

Pours an opaque amber orange color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves an absurd amount of clingy cobwebs of lace before settling into a creamy foam.

The aroma brings so much cantaloupe, watermelon, peach, and oranges, as well as notes of tangerines, grapefruit, and bubblegum. The back end is earthy with a subtle hint of bready malt.

The flavor is a damn fruit salad. Peaches, oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit with watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and stone fruit. Then comes that Fruit Stripe bubblegum yeast flavor that's been missing from a lot of recent Tree House batches. Finishes with a subtle pine note.

The feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very fluffy, creamy, and smooth with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a fantastic IPA and one of the best Curiosity beers I've had. This is old-school Tree House. It's fruit juice with bubblegum. Sounds weird, tastes amazing. Please can this.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. It has medium low carbonation. The beer smells of tangerine, melon, cantaloupe, watermelon, and bubblegum. It tastes of tangerine, melon, cantaloupe, watermelon, and bubblegum. It is very light and crushable. This beer tastes like it was brewed in Monson, excellent.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Had to drag my ass all the way out here for a pour. It actually looks nitrogenated with a very tightly foamy head. Super sticky lacing. Darkish orange and thick haze all around.

S - huge aroma of mango and juicy fruit. Papaya and tons of peach. This is actually looking like old school Tree House.

T - wow. Monster peach punch. Getting flashbacks of C27. Dripping with sweet grains and pineapple pith. Melon and Dubble Bubble. Glowing guava and a rich, creamy, sticky, oozing, juicy sweetness. Reminds me a little of Kinsmen beer. Finish is quite dry and bitter for the heavy, cloying stickiness present.

F - not sure if this is just the draft effect, but the feel is killer. Liquid velvet and freshly-groomed cats. Pretty much melts in your mouth like duck fat.

O - not too thrilled about this draft only release since it means I have to try and enjoy this amongst a cacophony of barking dogs, but I’m glad I did. There are some good puppers here. Some not so good ones, but I don’t blame them, I blame their shitty owners. Huh? Oh right, closing thoughts on the beer. One of the better Curiosities of recent memory. Oozing with sticky fruit flavor without tending too far into the dank. The brooding peach is primo shit.

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Curiosity Forty Five from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 42 ratings