AAAlterrr Ego
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #100
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
98
Ranked #399
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.87%
Ratings:
441
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 12:24 AM
Added:
Jun 14, 2018
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  81
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: AAAlterrr Ego is a rendition of Alter Ego that utilizes additional kettle and dry hops to amplify and intensify the flavor profile of Alter Ego! Further, we alter the base beer in many ways throughout the brewing process to accept the additional hop charges. The result here is one that is exceptionally fruity and delicious. Layers of tropical fruit, mango, and stone fruit are presented here with a freshness and purity that is genuinely unique and exciting to our palate! We are in love with this beer
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Photo of jngls
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jngls from Germany

Two months old. Can to willi.

Look: Pours a full and hazy, slightly brownish yellow. Fluffy white head, a little lacing and no floaters.

Smell: Fresh citrus fruits (mainly orange and lemon), melon and even a bit piney.

Taste: Citrus forward with notes of fresh orange, lemon and grapefruit. Mango and peach are also there. Low sweetness, slightly zesty and a bitter finish.

Feel: Full and juicy with a low carbonation.

Overall: The sweetness of ripe tangerine as known from Julius and Alter Ego is clearly detectable but rather in the background. Instead, hoppy notes of mango and fresh citrus fruits are dominating here. One of the weaker members of the extended Julius family. However, still a good beer.

Wednesday at 12:24 AM
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4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Dirty peach-colored body; pretty hazy; nice head, rocky and lasting, fairly creamy texture. Outstanding smell; fresh yellow pitted fruit; peach and tangerine. Superb flavor; citrus-like esters; oats and cracker grain; moderate hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; coarse feel; some alcohol dryness and citrus bite.

All in all, a nice hazy India pale ale, fresh citrus presence with a nice malt balance with a restrained alcohol note. Balanced and tasty.

Pouring temperature: 51 °F; canning data: EEENJOYYY FFFRESHHH DRINK CCCOLDDD 03/25/22

May 05, 2022
 
4.38 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 23, 2022
 
4.58 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Apr 13, 2022
 
4.2 by McSeal from Connecticut on Mar 31, 2022
 
4.75 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts on Mar 26, 2022
Photo of Roguer
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Good head production, retention, and lacing.

Nose is pleasant but fairly mild, with notes of cracker, honey, melon, grapefruit, orange, and mango. Flavor translates to the palate, with the emphasis on tropical fruit, in particular melon and mango, with little of the citrus edge from the nose.

While this drinks with an impressive amount of fruity flavor for a sub-7.0% ABV IPA, it's still very clearly less potent and flavor-packed than its bigger Tree House siblings, or even some of their other single IPA offerings. A beer like this would have probably blown my socks off 10 years ago, but in Tree House's potent lineup, it's excellent, but far from their best.

Mar 26, 2022
 
4.56 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 19, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

16 ounce can in a tulip IPA glass. Canned exactly 30 days ago.

A bit darker than most TH neipas that I’ve drunk, clouded burnt orange. Thin white cap, good amount of web lacing.

Mango right out of the box! Tangerine and tropical fruits round out the aromas.

Contrary to the aroma, lemon first, then tangerine and orange. Pineapple and mango background.

Dense medium body. Lingering citrus bitterness like a piece of peel left on the tongue. Less juicy than others in their lineup.

The understated juices and manageable abv help make this neipa a good one.

Dec 11, 2021
 
4 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Dec 09, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Great beer! Over and over the Tree just brews superb beers. This is one of them.

Dec 09, 2021
 
4.47 by abrodsky from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.7 by TangoJuliet from New York on Nov 12, 2021
 
5 by Buzz9509 from New Hampshire on Jul 15, 2021
Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

16oz can at share. Hazy orange golden pour. Aroma is heavy on citrus and tropical fruit. Huge juicy vibe. Taste continues with a big fruity punch bowl of flavors. Creamy and full. A real treat.

Jun 15, 2021
 
4.4 by mdfb79 from New York on Jun 14, 2021
 
4.5 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2021
Photo of ovaltine
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Decidedly a Tree House juice bomb, this has the obligatory Tree House look of hazy orange juice with a head that clings to the glass. The nose is heavy on tropical fruit (ripe tangerine) and mango, and the taste is led by the tangerines, with the mango accompanying and a nice creamy oat flavor at the end of the taste.

Yet another example of Tree House’s world-class status as a purveyor of all things juicy.

Apr 08, 2021
 
4.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 08, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

S: Lots of tropical fruit up front along with citrus and some floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tropical fruit and citrus. Picks up some lighter floral notes. Low bitterness. Juicy and saturated. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit and citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft and fluffy

O: A great extra dry-hopped version of Alter Ego that is extremely easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out

Mar 28, 2021
 
4.25 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
 
4.54 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Jan 29, 2021
Photo of Ajtucker350
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Ajtucker350 from Virginia

Love!!

Jan 14, 2021
 
4.29 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 08, 2021
 
4.44 by Unitspin from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2020
 
4.21 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Dec 09, 2020
 
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2020
 
4.5 by krl2112 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2020
Photo of Rug
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 11/4/20

So this comes from my latest mixed case of Tree House beers. The extra hopped variant of Alter Ego. I haven't had OG Alter Ego yet, which itself is a variation on JJJuliusss. This lineage is confusing. Regardless, I'm sure this will be good, as it's currently sitting at #364 on this site

Pours a hazy deep orange gold with 2 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a a cap and leaves decent lacing

When compared to most of the TH lineup, this one smells way more aggressive and hop forward. Notes of grapefruit rind, oily pine needles, guava, orange, pineapple, and biscuity malt dominate the aroma

On the front end of the sip, this is quite gentle. It starts off with notes of lightly tart and bitter grapefruit and general citrus, balanced by a smooth creamy malt. On the swallow, however, everything is dialed up, bringing notes of piney and floral hops, fresh orange, a flash of tart lemon, and ends with a crisp malt bite

A medium body with very gentle carbonation leads to a shockingly crisp beer, mostly due to the hop aggression. Finishes almost entirely dry with a slight hop burn

This one was definitely interesting. A lot more focus on bittering hops than I usually expect from them. Though this was not my favorite I'd still love to have the base beer one day

Nov 30, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned on 11/04/2020. Enjoyed on 11/27/2020.

Nov 28, 2020
 
4.5 by plaid75 from New York on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.22 by RollDamnTide from Florida on Nov 25, 2020
 
4.14 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2020
 
4.6 by steve8robin from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2020
 
3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2020
 
4.59 by Khaack from New York on Sep 09, 2020
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can July 27 2020 beer share at Canton St, thanks Zack!

Aug 24, 2020
 
4.28 by unclekeith from Alaska on Aug 16, 2020
 
4.6 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Aug 09, 2020
 
4.4 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Aug 06, 2020
AAAlterrr Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 441 ratings