Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #27
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4.58 | pDev: 6.11%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Green is an unequivocal crew favorite at Tree House. Over the years we have resisted the urge to brew GGGreennn as we have worked very hard to make Green the very best beer it can be with a carefully refined base beer and a very large kettle and dry hop additions. It's easy to overdo it, but over time we have learned how to adjust our process brewing the base beer to successfully accommodate a larger and larger hope additions without importing off putting characteristics. For GGGreennn, we pushed those principles to the extreme. The result is a richly hop saturated beer featuring notes of pineapple, guava, dried jackfruit, tropical fruit, and citrus. It carries a richness about it that is unique to classic Green, and yet never challenges or tires the palate. It is a pleasure to drink all the way through the glass. It is a beer we are proud to share with you, and hopefully it can serve to enhance a meaningful moment for you this summer.
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Reviews by Dharmelink:
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4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of avas
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 6/8/18. Reviewed 6/9/18.

A: Murky burnt orange with about a finger of that signature TH head. Darker than it's brethren in the Green lineage... hue falls somewhere between Green and Julius, as twinges of a lighter orange are visible. Beautiful head retention, as per usual.

S: In the spirit of its familial company, it's an insane marriage of sweet, candied citrus and tropical-bordering-on-funky fruits. Fresh squeezed tangerine, blood orange, lime. Pineapple overload. Guava and melon--getting way more of the latter than I typically do in base Green, more honeydew than cantaloupe. Sweet malts are definitely apparent--I can vaguely smell the oat addition in some batches of Green, but there's no hiding it here. Very oat-forward; I can almost feel the dusty texture just by this aroma.

T: God damn. Initial impression as it hits the tongue is that this is just Very Green in another can. Pineapples n cream. Orange sherbet with a dash of sweet lime zest. Tons of ripe honeydew melon and star fruit as well. Extremely tropical--I don't have the fruit-cabulary for this one. Tree House says guava and dried jackfruit? I'm getting flashbacks to my travels abroad. Roadside fruit cart custard apples in Madurai. Sweetness is really amped up, huge vanilla-forward oat presence props up what must be an insane amount of hops to surpass any semblance of juice and land squarely in the creamed fruit dessert realm. About halfway through the sip is where this one reveals its uniqueness, with an incoming bitterness that hits hard on the finish. Much more piney than regular Green on the aftertaste. Tropical becomes dank--musty forest floor twigs, coriander, and the subtlest hint of musty/wet green herbs (think: basil, thyme). But that citrus pushes through--sugar-crystal-covered candied orange peel follows right alongside the dank, providing a wonderful, archetypically "Green" aftertaste.

M: Probably the best aspect of this beer. It's what I've always imagined a TH beer would be like on nitro, if nitro beers actually felt as I imagined they should. It's mouth-coating and pillowy, thick while somehow maintaining a light, airy body that never feels heavy or taxing. With some of the finest and softest carbonation I've ever experienced, it makes its way into every corner of the mouth, leaving a thin layer of confectioner's sugar-like sweetness on the tongue, courtesy of those oats. Puts those other "oat cream" and "milkshake" IPAs to shame.

O: Well, after years of imagining what this how this beer would be constructed, I now know. With Green as my favorite beer (as well as my gateway into this rabbit hole of uber-craft), my expectations were unfathomably, unreasonably high. Gggreennn is delicious, one of the best Tree House IPAs I've had, worthy of comparison to their best. At the expense of some of that house character (the ester-y bubblegum yeast character is far more subtle here than it is in Green), it brings several additional layers of tropical complexity to an already perfect beer. I can't say it's better than the best cans of Green I've had, but it certainly stands right alongside them.

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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 6/09/18, big thanks to rudzud
Pours a nice fluffy creamy thicker almost 1 finger head that fades at a slower pace, decent lacing, super murky cartoon colored darker orange almost tan color

Nose starts a little dank and musty, some tropical fruits but more like a weird guava jack fruit citrus thing, a little pineapple skin, no real citrus, a strange melon thing almost dragon fruit, if i nose it about about a foot away I start to get some citrus and pineapple, a sweet malty thing too, a little papaya the more it warms

Taste is about the same, some mild tropical like fruit notes but not much, pineapple skin, a little pear like fruit, again that weird melon maybe Jack fruit or horned melon thing, a little citrus and pith, creamy pith and pulp like, a touch tangy, big creamy pulpy wheat and flaked everything, little bitter papaya and other fruits like that I can't label, bitter rind and a little spicy hop later, a bit of sweet malt with all that, drier finish, lingering rind and spicy hop like, pretty bitter lingering

Mouth is med bod, a bit creamy, decent fluffy carb, mild soft creamy juicy feel

Overall bleh, very disappointing, was not anywhere near I expected it to be.

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Photo of rudzud
4.14/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of musty dank, definite Jack fruit, maybe guava. Little melon notes. Really faint citrus, little pineapple skin. Little bubblegum note as well due to the malt sweetness. Super super faint papaya.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with light malts. Bitter citrus peel, decent dank hops, bubblegum, little melon, maybe papaya. Some lingering almost tropical fruit bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy and fluffy. Good medium body.

O - Overall this was a rather underwhelming Green rendition. Just because you amp up the hops it doesn't me the beer will be 'x' percent better. While it's good, this certainly isn't the "invention of the wheel" level great that people have made it out to be.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of agreenman19
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L - about time. Pours a thick, milkshake haze. Classic Green. A tad darker, probably on account of all those goddamn hops. Slightly pinkish like frozen peach juice. Shiny, oily head.

S - an aroma that simply suffocates. This is Green kicked up several notches with whiffs of orange sherbet, peach rings, pineapple creamsicle, and kiwi strawberry smoothie. Jesus. Such a pronounced and salivating nose. This smells like strawberry shortcake dessert and I don't care. Beer? This is juice.

T - massive fruit salad explosion. The pineapple loses its twang and is replaced with refreshing bubblegum sorbet sweetness. Peach puree and fresh cantaloupe complement the tropical "humidity". Guava, banana, and stringent papaya. Speaking of stringency, the back half of this is where all that dry hopping comes into play. Huge lupulin-like acidity and herbal zest that aggressively balances the juice, making this a delectable, yet level-headed treat.

F - soft and gentle, like dragging my unmentionables across a field of declawed kittens. Body isn't too heavy and the carbonation is minimal yet robust enough to support these bonkers flavors.

O - tips the Green scales into full-on juice territory. Where Very Green amps up the bitterness, Gggreennn overloads the raw juice and mealy hop saturation. Green is my favorite Tree House beer and this is my favorite variant.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bold chilled orange/white haze with a lingering two finger head of tight foam bubbles. Smells like Tree House signature Green-family: bright citrus galaxy and soft mellow malts. Rainwater, sherbet, and tang aromas. Taste is a blast of refreshing bright galaxy, super smooth and juicy that transitions right into bitter, crisp and dry. Quite hoppy at the end. Lush and soft mouthfeel. This fits in right at home with Very Green and maybe the only at-first-glance difference is just how hoppy it finishes. Much closer to a DIPA. Gggreennn holds its own with all those "rare release" Tree House IPA's everyone goes nuts over. Yes, it's *another* limited Tree House IPA we all knew would be great. Yes, it's *another* hype beer that anyone other than those trying to "off-meta" or "edgy" was going to praise. But damn... Tree House can back-up their reputation. This is another very good beer.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmcurran
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JPeterson17
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dheldman
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw appearance with white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a fairly strong citrus with a little hops. Taste is also a very nice and prominent citrus.

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Photo of YvesB
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another incredible, outstanding NE style IPA from Tree House. Canned date 7/30/19. Juicy, delicious, hazy, balanced, soft, dank. Just excellent. Pours a great looking very hazy orange-yellow color with some nice fluffy white head and fairly thick spotty lingering lacing. Smells deeply of ripe fruity hops, mainly mango, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, orange, guava, passionfruit and melon. Also malt, vanilla, floral and herbal hops in the background. Taste follows the nose, great balance between the mildly bitter hops and sweeter malt backbone. Perfect amount of dankness. Smooth, sticky, mild, coats the palate. Perfect amount of carbonation. One of my top 3 beers from this amazing brewery.

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Photo of Lunchboxhead
4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomFoolery_x
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damasen
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was fortunate enough to stumble onto this silent allotment of 2 cans on release day, enjoyed later that night in my gold tulip. Huge foam head that builds 3 finders, lingers for about 10 minutes, very dense. Massive sweet aroma and taste from the malts, but the hops are a perfect balance, giving the brew unfathomable amounts of tropical fruit and juicy goodness. This is definitely one of the best from Tree House, so thankful I was able to try it. I enjoyed this over an hour or so, flavors become more intense and does not acquire any bitterness or off tastes.

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Photo of Argento
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Daver32nh
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gggreennn! from Tree House Brewing Company
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