Curiosity Forty Six
Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
4.34 | pDev: 5.99%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: The art and science of brewing continues to captivate us - every opportunity to experiment in search of how to improve our beer, and to further our understanding of what ultimately makes a beer enjoyable, enriches our spirit! Curiosity Forty Six is a blend of two beers, each utilizing a different fermentation profile. Both base beers are the same, and are kettle and dry hopped heavily with Citra & Mosaic hops. The result is a beer with layers of complexity that has intensely fruity characteristics that recall fruit stripe gum or the densely packed flavors of natural fruit strips. It’s heavy on tropical fruit, with flavors of mango and papaya, balanced by a zesty finish. It’s medium bodied, creamy, and refreshing - the perfect beer to accompany the rejuvenating and refreshing spirit of Spring.
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color. Aroma has dough notes with some grassy and floral hops. Taste is balanced, a bit acrid, dry, astringent. Decent but not Tree House level.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Jun 16, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this was super clean and crisp... some citrus peel and grapefruit notes, a mellow sweet and bready malt profile balances it out and the mothfeel is very soft. smooth easy drinker!

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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts, Jun 02, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft at the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of creamy white head. The head settles into a thin sheet, leaving a perfect crown of lacing along the way.

The aroma brings a lot of oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. There's some melon and mangoes on the back end.

The flavor has lots of melon, lemondrop candy, grapefruit, and a touch of fresh berries. There's a nice malt character before a very subtle sugary bubblegum note, like Big League Chew.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and pillowy. Finishes dry.

Overall, a pretty good IPA that doesn't really offer anything new or original but it's a nice experiment. Reminds me of a botched Alter Ego.

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ScaryEd from New Hampshire, May 08, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded, bright to golden yellow color with a froth, huge white head.

Offers a fruity, classical mixture of oranges and lemons, together with a light note of mango and passion fruit.

Has a light, velvet mouthfeel with a light, sparkly peak after the swallow.

Tastes of subtle oranges, crackers, ramson and a note of passion fruit and fresh cut grass. Offers a bready, slightly malty undertone, with its interesting interplay of herbs and tropical, slightly bitter and evenly juicy hops remaining. Finishes with a note of blueberries and a slightly metallic, sparkly carbonation, highlighting the subtle tropical fruits, which produce a mellow, short dryness.

Tastes more diverse, with a tropical, - herbal, interesting strangeness, than the straight forward juicy nose indicated. Has a subtle, well fitting bitterness during the finish, making this appear well nuanced and rewarding.

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aleigator from Germany, May 05, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer almost goes orange. The nose is melon, tropical and juicy bubble gum. Flavor is similar but with significant citrus in the finish. The dry bitterness is a welcome change from done juice bombs.

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csmrx7 from Alberta (Canada), Apr 29, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head. It has medium low carbonation. The beer smells of honeydew, melon, bubblegum, and grapefruit. It tastes of honeydew, melon, bubblegum, and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is medium light. This is another excellent IPA from Tree House.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, Apr 26, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and nice lacing.

S - Aromas of bright oranges, musty dank earthy hops, light malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice orange citrus, hops bright citrus oils. Loads of a earthy mosaic, vegetative hops. Light onion.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little fluffy, body is decent.

O - Overall this was a decent enough ipa though the mosaic hops are a bit aggressive.

Serving Type: can

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rudzud from Massachusetts, Apr 21, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can thanks to rudzud

Big creamy fluffy foamy head fades at a med pace, nice retention, good lacing, a bit darker orange murky color

Nose pineapple, orange, juicy with some tropical, orange cream, creamy wheat fluffy, generic tropical, tangerine, although not bad, kinda generic and bland

Taste big creamy malt fluffy wheat, loads of citrus, orange juice, clementine cream, mild tropical notes with a little pineapple, orange cream, juicy citrus, little pithy, and rind, finishing drier, big pith spicy rind, a little minty herbal leafy thing, also a little pine sap, and spicy citrus lingering, fair bitterness

Mouth is med bod, decent but a bit lighter carb

Overall not too bad but hops were not the best.

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Apr 21, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank a few of these over the course of the weekend. Typical hazy brew, slightly darker than your average (say Green or Haze), lots of dark orange. Flavor and aroma is definitely mosaic dominant, lots of dankness and floral notes. Citrus from the citra. Some malt sweetness. It's a solid beer, easy to drink, but I've had better Curiosities.

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BranfordBound from Connecticut, Apr 19, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a bit on the dark side for a TH brew. Ruminating orange and a buoyantly fluffy head.

S - doughy orange and pineapple. A little zesty, a little spicy. Earthy scallions, like you can really smell the dirt on em'.

T - stickier and danker than typical TH too! Getting raw onions and sweet, herbal bitterness. There is some faint melony peach up front that desperately tries to keep its head above the dark, dank water, a flavor that becomes more prominent as the beer warms. Really starting to pop now. Tropical and bright. Interesting contrast. Lingering bitterness remains.

F - typical Tree House. Like biting into a peach, creamy while still refreshing.

O - one of the weaker Curiosities of recent memory, but that's not really saying much, considering the company it keeps. Subtle and complex with that topical/dank dichotomy, but lacks any serious punch to make it great.

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agreenman19 from Connecticut, Apr 19, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The look is hazy, typical NEIPA.
Smell is citrus hoppy floral aroma.
Taste is hoppy forward
Mouthfeel: I usually have nothing to add here but I would say it is tangy, then quickly swallowed.
Overall: if they have this again I am going to find a couple of Randos on Craigslist and pay them to wait in line with me to max out my allotment to 48 of these babies!! Better than the the hype!! Lol

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Bork77 from Massachusetts, Apr 13, 2018
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4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up at Brewery a few hours ago. Hazy orange honey color with nice fluffy head. HUGE tropical nose - peach, mango, passion fruit, a little pineapple at the end. Taste same as nose - tons of tropical love. A little orange juice and a little bit more of a bitter hop kick at the end than the standard TH IPA. Mouth feel - standard TH IPA soft silk.

Overall - not a huge deviation from the main family line. Might just be that it is super fresh and I am consuming after a 10 hour car ride, but this is tasting a step above the usual suspects. Tree House opening up baseball season with another mammoth home run.

Putting my pom-poms away now and grabbing another beer.

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11-52_4hops from Virginia, Apr 13, 2018
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just got this from the brewery 10 minutes ago, canned and released today.
This one is extremely fruity with strong notes of ripe mango and ripe peach on the smell with a very dank hoppy aroma. Taste follows the nose, very fruity with mango papaya and peach and maybe some pineapple. Look is beautiful classic treehouse, mouthfeel is on point. Overall a great offering and something they should brew more often but hey, that’s what makes it special

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Newenglander5793 from Connecticut, Apr 13, 2018
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