AAAlterrr Ego | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by bhatch729 on 06-14-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,155
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
67
pDev:
6.95%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of IrishChocolate
2.7/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

Smells good feels good tastes like barf.

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Photo of zshaft
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rating side by side w alter ego. Pours urtually the same. Maybe slightly darker but nice hazy dark orange with minimal had retention. Nose is little stronger with some over ripe peaches and stone fruit. Little More earth and grassy notes floating around in there. Taste has wicked up front pounding of mango, orange, tangerine. Smooth and beautiful mouthful. More coating than regular alter. Litte less carb it seems. The flavor intensifies into juicy bliss of fruit basket flavors. Pineapple, peach, orange,apricot. Mmmmmm Finishes with clean dry minimal lingering bitterness. The mid to end palate is amazing. Alter ego seems to have less front end to me with just as nice mid to late palate flavor. Aaalter had more flavor but to say it's an upgrade is questionable. Both have something to offer and each has its own character. Love both. Go treehouse!

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Photo of taospowder
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like mango, peach creamsicle, and just generic tropical hoppiness.

It definitely seems like lately Tree House has lost control of consistency on their normal rotationals- Green, Haze, Julius, etc. However, their random little one-offs, the beers with extra letters and other random slots in the rotation- are all pretty excellent. This has a nice healthy bitterness to it, with that mango and peach goodness I described above. This is the Tree House that originally impressed me.

This is medium bodied, creamy, rich, but still pretty crisp, with a normal level of carbonation.

I quite enjoyed this. It's good to see Tree House recapture some of that old voodoo magic.

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for picking this up, canned 7/11

Pours a large frothy creamy foamy 1+ finger head that fades at a slow pace, a bit of soapy lacing, murky hazy dark orange color

Nose brings lots of citrus and tropical but a bit dank and rindy which fades quickly, soft juicy citrus, mango, papaya, a bit of a nectarine tangerine peach, a bit of a soft creamy wheat/oat flaked malt base

Taste starts with cereal grains, toasted bread, a little cracker but soft pillowy, flaked wheat/oats thing, into soft creamy juicy hops, juicy citrus, generic citrus but a little underripe orange, like a half green orange and tangerine nectarine and a bit of a peachy stone fruit, some juicy mango, a bit of mango skin, pithy, some generic tropical, mango increases as it warms and moves towards the finish, which dries a bit, touch of bitterness, nice big mango, like dried mango fruit and a bit of mango juice lingering, with some peach as well

Mouth is med bod, fair soft juicy and creamy, decent carb

Overall mixed, nose was not as strong as I expected it to be mostly due to the dankness and flashed early on, taste started OK but not great, but finished really nice with loads of mango and peach, so I def like it, but there are better Tree House beers.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vitalsigns
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimmyAddo
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Craig-er
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the brewery a few weeks ago. Superb color and carbonation that faded but left a little lacing. The smell hit you as soon as you popped the top. Major citris and grapefruit. My first impresssion was a dry complex flavor medium bodied.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakley15ma
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Patlee3324
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up some cans of these at the brewery.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy dark orange slightly gold hue with a big creamy two finger head that fades to leave decent lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of some decent citrus notes, orange, flashes of mango and stonefruit. Citrus becomes more juicy and just slightly bitter. Little bready as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice slightly bitter citrus peel, not much in the real of tropical fruits. Maybe flashes of pineapple. No real stonefruit either. As it warms there is just a little bit of peach on the aftertaste. Other than that it is mostly the usual citrus qualities with very, very faint bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, medium body, fluffy, spot on for Tree House.

O - Overall this was a solid IPA from Tree House, though I am not so sure it is really an improvement to regular Alter Ego. I look at this almost like Grrreennn in that some times the original is good enough as is without the need to be tweaked and played with to create an exponent of itself.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of 7irondave
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of R-O-B
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cobb101779
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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AAAlterrr Ego from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 67 ratings