Treat | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Tree House Imperial IPA was brewed to celebrate the Autumn season and the accompanying Halloween holiday! By utilizing enormous kettle and dry hop additions, we are able to coax clean and vibrant flavors of orange, lychee, mango, and grapefruit from a base of simple ingredients. The nose is pungent, and we like to describe it as a tropical fruit hop bag. This beer is brewed to have a candy-like orange sweetness to balance the intense hop onslaught. It is intensely flavored but never overbearing, just the way we like a Double IPA. It’s not a trick, but a Treat to enjoy on the most spooky of days!

Added by bhatch729 on 10-31-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
21
Ratings:
81
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonB25
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
2.91/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krl2112
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5toutman75
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/31. I love the bit more bitterness I’m getting versus other NEIPAs from Tree House. REally nice looking with less haze and a nice light head that doesn’t last long. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Gowens18
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gmcmillan67
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleShot
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hughesm12
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of agreenman19
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - so the word on the street is that this is basically Bright. Fruit Bright. And that there's a different beer in each of the different colors. I think people are idiots, but let's see. Orange can, in the godforsaken case that turns out to be relevant. Interesting that the purity law ingredients are listed. Implies other TH beers are not "pure"? Suggests this might be a simpler beer to showcase brewing prowess with fewer "New England" ingredients? Pours a really clear (by TH standards) golden yellow. Certainly looks like Bright... nice head on this bad boy.

S - sweet, candied fruits. Hint of onion and grapefruit peel along with lemon candy and hop oil. Smells kinda like Bright so far, just with a sweeter, more vibrant... vibe.

T - fresh and herbal. Pink grapefruit crispness and less sweetness than the nose suggests. Well, there is sweetness, but less sugariness. Melon candy and green papaya fruitiness. Green onions with an overall malty vibe. Tart oat on the finish. Departure from typical Tree House, that's for sure... but not too far from Bright... hmmm...

F - creamy and full, with a slick, oily heaviness. TH doesn't hide the booze as much in this one and it shows.

O - so, it's kinda like Bright. Mostly Bright, but it is a different beer. Fresher and more grassy, definitely kicked up a few bitterness notches. Sharp contrast in the candied sweetness. Feels a little unrefined in that respect, combined with the booze presence. I think Bright is a fantastically executed beer, and while Treat is good, it's not quite as well-done.

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Photo of wfreitag
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great fragrance and taste.seemed to pour relatively clear then turned to haze.lots of flavor.8.1 alc and seems mild

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Photo of Curt3
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thundermuscle78
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Light orange look with a white head that seemed to stay forever.

Green initial smell with a full bodied sweet orange citrus smell to follow.

Orange and ripe tropical citrus flavor with an dank finish.

Velvet and smooth mouth feel.

Amazing beer, amazed it isn't rated higher by people!

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Photo of smi69
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eddiefl
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A million thanks to Matt for hooking me up with this can, along with many others. Cheers Matt!

Pint can dated 10/31/18 (yellow can) poured into a tulip at 44F.

Pours a very, very hazy medium golden color, with a very faint green cast to it. Two fingers of very tenacious bone white head sit atop, hanging around for quite some time. Absurd lacing retention.

Nose is a massive burst of tropical fruit. I getting loads of mango, lychee fruit, guava, some passionfruit, some pineapple, with some sweet candied orange and grapefruit nuance. Huge lychee and mango nose. Juicy, sweet, tropical smoothie of an aroma. Smells like a treat.

Palate opens up immediately with a massive sweetness. Juicy orange, mango, kiwi, lychee, flavors, and a massive, oily, sticky green herbaceous presence. This is so packed with hop flavor. A tropical hop smoothie. In addition to the big ripe tropical fruit notes, there's also a parallel earthy dankness to it. Some forward round yeast notes expressing themselves very nicely. Big green sticky hop flavors. Very pungent. Also getting an undeniable cotton candy note in the finish. Big bready malt sweetness upfront, and then a substancial resinous, oily hop bitterness kicks in, and lasts into the finish, before drying things out, and subsiding with a satisfying dryness. Just enormous flavor.

Mouthfeel on this is big, velvety soft, and oh so fluffy. A light, extremely fine carbonation is not enough to lift this up, but instead adds to the soft, pillowy feel. Good and proper Tree House mouthfeel here.

Overall, this is truly a treat. The can art says it all. A liquid lollihop. Sweet, fruity, dank, sticky, soft, smooth, ugghh. So damn good. I had no idea this would be this great. How are the ratings not higher?! This is a phenomenal IIPA across the board. Really struggles not to give 4.75s all across the board. Not a single thing to complain about with this one. A hop head's wet dream!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 81 ratings