Curiosity Fifty Two
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #540
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,796
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 3.72%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
41
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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One-off
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Notes: Curiosity Fifty Two is the latest in a longstanding line of experimental, inquisitive, and process-progressing hoppy beers by Tree house! Fifty Two draws inspiration from many areas, including an idea first utilized in Curiosity Six back in 2014 - white wheat! A hearty and complex hop bill of all northwest American hops plays well with white wheat, creating a heavily citrus forward flavor profile with notes of tangerine and lemon, balanced by a soft, doughy, and wheaty character on the back end from the white wheat. It is full of flavor, elegantly balanced, and easy drinking - in short, it is everything we enjoy about a single IPA, and, much like Curiosity Six, has served to further our understanding of how wheat can contribute to a heavy kettle and dry hopped Tree House IPA. Enjoy!
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 41
Photo of Slatetank
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried this from the can, thanks to Karsten for this enjoyed in a tree house glass
the color is golden hazed with white head and lace sticks
the smell is strong fruity and aromas of hops are herbal with slight sweet juicy scent
the feel is smooth with mild bitterness and subtle sweet middle with a semi-bitter and dry finish
The taste has fruity general taste with hops that have citrus juicy qualities with a sweet yet slightly tangy flavor and wheat present in the malt with a smooth sweetness. The taste has a light herbal flavor with mild tea-like astringency and grapefruit pith of bitter yet tropical hops with lingering dry hoppy finish and mild alcohol in the taste which contributes a dry quality toward the end of the can but still retains a sweetness as it finishes
This is a great IPA in the new England style which exceeded my expectations. A superior wheat base with plenty of hop flavor but just a bit on the sweet side per the style with aromatic presence - an olfactory blessing

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz ounce can (thanks, Ashley!) into a wine glass.
4.25/4.25/4.75/4.75/4.5
Muddy yellow with light head but good lacing.
Tropical citrus coming in hot on the nose.
Soft, sweet, and decadent. At first, it's so smoothly juicy-sweet you don't notice any bitterness, but the hops are doing a lot; mostly fruit-forward, but still with an excellent lupulin kick, especially on the end. A bit brief, but what's there is great.
Rich and pillowy soft, it's all the feel of a wheat beer, without the expected malty flavors.
Wonderful beer, surprisingly well-balanced and hits a lot of different notes.

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Photo of jlindros
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to rudzud, canned 10/05/18

Pours a big fluffy foamy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, good retention and nice soapy lacing, super murky apricot orange color

Nose typical Tree House hazy IPA, lots of citrus, stone fruit, tangerine, a little lemonade in the background, little rind note as well, orange notes, typical creamy doughy malt and wheat/oat base

Taste more mild doughy creamy malt, more flaked oat/wheat combination, lots of soft juicy hops, citrus mostly, tangerine, Mandarin orange notes, a touch of stone fruit, little pithy as well, orange cream, etc, drier finish with more orange cream and tangerine juice lingering, a touch of bitterness

Mouth is med bod but soft creamy juicy etc, nice carb

Overall another good NEIPA from TH, typical all around, basically just a citrus cream bomb and creamy from the flaked grains and water treatments, not because of something completely unnecessary like lactose

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Photo of agreenman19
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - thought I was looking at HOTS when I first saw this can. Zoinks. Wheat IPA, huh? Pours that classic TH mango haze with some sticky lacing.

S - lemon grass and peach rings. Soft mango and an overall calming aroma. Light vanilla and creamsicle, maybe a touch of honey.

T - bright and juicy. Nice upfront tangeriney bubblegum pop with cantaloupe and juicy fruit. Unfortunately, the carefree fruity punch doesn't last long, and the wheat comes washing in. Sour oats, skunky dough, and quite an herbal bitterness on the finish.

F - soft and full at first, but sorts melts away into nothing.

O - love the initial flavor. The wheatiness was to be expected but doesn't really add much to the beer. Beginning is stellar, end is just... there. Still solid all around.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a craftmaster glass.

Pours a hazy deep orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head leaves a crown of lacing before settling into sheet.

The aroma is the straight danksausage. Northwest hops are the absolute tits. Aromas of earthy pine, grass, lemon, and grapefruit give way to a more subtle tropical fruit character.

The flavor takes a vacation from danktown to make a stopoff in citrusville. That's stupid. But there's a ton of citrus here; namely grapefruit, tangerines, and lemon zest. The back end is full of doughy wheat bread, and finishes earthy and piney. A nice change of pace from the standard Tree House fare.

The feel is medium bodied with surprisingly good carbonation. Crisp, yet smooth with a dry finish.

Overall, a great and highly drinkable IPA. Definitely not the best Tree House has to offer, but I love that it dares to be different. It's uniquely bitter and well-balanced. Hope this one becomes a regular offering.

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Photo of rudzud
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four pack of this at the brewery today.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy murky dark orange with a big two finger head that fades to leave a dense, creamy blanket and loads of side lacing. Just lovely.

S - Aromas of loads of Northwest hops. Definitely getting a little bit of wheat, just like I recall Curiosity Six had (which was the first time they used white wheat in one of their hoppy beers. Very nice tropical notes, pineapple and mango, little bit of melon, good citrus as well.

T - Taste is nice and balanced. Great Northwest hops here. Some nice mango and pineapple, good citrus peel in the way of tangerines. Some light lemon as well. Really nice soft, slightly creamy doughy wheat backbone to balance out the bitterness of the hops. Really, really smooth and enjoyable.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy, smooth. Quite nice.

O - Overall this was a very, very pleasant IPA. The use of wheat here was very nice along with those lovely Northwest hops. Loads of tangerine peel and juice. Reminds me of those first few Curiosities they did over four years ago.

Serving Type: Can

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Curiosity Fifty Two from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 41 ratings