Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #253
Ranked #970
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: 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!
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: not as aromatic as many other Tree House beers; grapefruit and orange;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; nicely balanced between the grapefruit and orange; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft;

O: very enjoyable;

May 01, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/13/19

A: Pale tangerine orange with some honey tones - hazy - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a few wisps but retains a small collar that leaves some nice rings of lacing

S: At first impression, sweet fruit - tangerine and orange juice with some sugar-topped ruby red grapefruit - tropical aromas, with mango and some pineapple - some light herbal notes, leafy hops, some woodsy aromas - definitely sweet overall, but not clear if it is the hops or the malt base, but it's probably a combination

T: Basically a tropical fruit juice topped off with more sugar - candied orange, mandarin slices, tangerine, with a hint of grapefruit - some floral and lightly oily citrus - slightly herbal and slightly dank hops - mango, pineapple, maybe some peach or apricot - an undercurrent of sweetness, which is not as borderline unpleasant as in Super Treat, but it's there (and clearly intentional) - touches of earth, low-medium bitterness

M: Medium body, smooth if not a bit slick, finish could be cleaner

O: Sometimes the original is better

I don't recall being particularly fond of Super Treat, yet I somehow gave it an overall score of 4.02. Oh well, I've never obsessed too much on scoring anyway. Regardless, I enjoy Treat more than Super Treat, with the latter just being too much. I still don't particularly love Treat, but I'd probably drink it again.

Dec 13, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy mango orange, burnt yellow, and light caramel. pours a large, 3 finger rocky off-white head

s: tangy orange juice, mango, pineapple upfront. a touch of sweet malt, and generic stonefruit. creamsicle and fluffy biscuits behind. more tropical juice on the close out of the aroma

t: sweet, ripe mango, buttermilk biscuits, guava, pineapple and orange juice. clementines, dragonfruit, and a touch of grapefruit behind that. a little bit of earthy hops that almost musty and has the faintest kiss of bitterness. the close is mango

m: super fluffy, medium mouthfeel with mid-low carbonation

o: awesome NEIPA. juicy, tropical, and smooth. great harmonization, and very fluffy mouthfeel. ABV is quite high, so be warned

Nov 27, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy yellow color with a strong white lacing. The smell of the beer is soft and citrusy. The taste of the beer is creamy yet bitter in the finish, great balance. The feel is smooth and soft. Overall this beer is pretty damn good.

Nov 26, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed 9.5, opened 10.5

Can poured in a teku

Hazy orange liquid

Two finger rocky craggy off white foam cap, good retention , good lacings, settles to a craggy ring

Aroma of orange citrus, lychee, mango

Taste is orange, lychee

Medium sudsing, hop taste , no bite

Good beer

Oct 05, 2019
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kjschatham from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: orange juice with a hint of maybe pick light head

Smell: Can’t pull much out of it

Taste: Clean, juicy. Lightly hoppy. Mildly bitter and dry finish.

Feel: Very clean and straightforward. Nothing to complain about here. This is a smooth and highly drinkable imperial ipa.

Overall: This is a very clean beer, not for anyone looking for a ton of flavor.

Oct 05, 2019
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etaggie09 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy amber orange juice with a two finger white head that leaves heavy lacing.

Smell: Very resiny. Can’t pull much else out of it

Taste: Clean and juicy. Bit like an orange creamsicle. Mildly bitter and dry finish. A little grassiness in the mid palate.

Feel: Very clean and round. Nothing to complain about here. This is a smooth and highly drinkable imperial ipa.

Overall: This is a very clean beer, but after having perfect storm, it’s not the best thing the brewery has to offer. Highly quaffable and clean.

Sep 25, 2019
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Bierbaum from Massachusetts

4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great artwork on the can which shows a hops lolly pop. Poured into glass from the tallboy take home can. Very smooth finish and feel on the tongue for an imperial PA. Citrus and hops on the pallet for a fantastic beer.

Sep 22, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 9/5. Poured to Glass on 9/21.
A: Looks like a Peach Juice. Thin clouds and disappeared quickly.
S: Tangelin, peach, pineapple in front.
T: First sip remained Fluffy, light creaminess. Then Mango, pineapple and full of tropical fruits notes. Hop bitterness is quite sure but not to much strong. Balance is enjoyable.
O: Quite unique balanced IIPA. Personally, compare to "Super Treat", Treat is better.
ABV: 8.1%

Sep 22, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose of this beer is a veritable fruit basket. Fruit tastes abound, mango most prominently, orange and grapefruit in support. Absolutely delicious hazy golden delight. Treat yourself!

Aug 26, 2019
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Boto from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can: This one pours a milky golden yellow color. A bit of a white head that leaves some lacing. This one has a big juicy nose. All kinds of tropical fruits, but some mango, orange and pineapple sitting on top. The taste is great. Full, juicy tropical hop flavors, with a rich body. Aptly named.

Aug 16, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Always nice when you trade for some beer you're not even interested in (old lady's request) and your guy throws in some Treehouse for you to bang. This was part of the unicorn farts trade.

Pours a hazy yellow 1/2" white head that looks like a screwdriver (vodka/orange juice). The aroma is a treat, put all the stone and tropical fruits together and that is what this beer smells like. Seems like Mosaic hops and in a large quantity. Very nice nose on this one.

Taste was delicious. Bitterness subdued relative to the massive amount of fruit flavors in the tropical and stone fruit vein. Funny when you want to hate a beer you don't have any access to but end up acknowledging it is world class. Fuckers. Body is soft and light. Hides the alcohol amazingly well, Tree House and Moonraker just nail these double ipas in that regard. The waves of hoppy fruitiness don't cease until the beer is all gone. I might bag on $5 cans, but I'd pay that every time for this beer, its that damn good.

Aug 07, 2019
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Arjen from Netherlands

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can (one off) from De Bierkoning, canned 07/19/2019. Pours a very cloudy/milky orange-juice colour and a frothy white head with a little bit retention. Aroma is boasting of tropical & citrus fruits and dank hops. Retronasal follows this, although perhaps a bit more dankness. Flavour is moderate sweet with light bitterness and fruit. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Drinks very easy. Long finish with lots of hops without being very bitter. Another winner from Tree House.

Aug 07, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz draft pour at Tree House, poured into a 16oz clear plastic cup.

The beer pours a bright golden straw color, hazy and turbid with nice apricot and honey hues with a soft pillow of white head, about a finger with modest retention and soapy lacing. The aroma is excellent, loads of tropical hops, papaya, mango, pineapple with a nice tangy Valencia orange profile, sweet yeast, lightly floral with pale dough. The flavors echo the nose well, tangy orange juice, bright and tropical mango and peach purée, papaya, pineapple, wildflower and dank green raw hop leaf that offers a touch of bitterness to bring this into better balance while finishing with sweet yeast, pale dough and mineral water. The mouthfeel is excellent, coating and creamy with a heavier medium body, almost chewy with a sweet finish.

Verdict: An excellent juicy IPA from Treehouse. Super bright and clean with a great expression of tropical punch that is super drinkable and refreshing.

Aug 04, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6 days ago.

Noticeably sweeter than the many other Tree House DIPAs I've had. Has a strong orange/peach/apricot/mango puree thing going on in both the aroma and flavor palate. Rounded out by the classic soft TH yeast character. Just a little too sweet to really shine


Jul 25, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired three cans from my daughter who decided she was not a fan of it.

Poured from the 16 oz. can dated 6/13/19 into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque yellow with a half finger thick white head which receded quickly to thin surface foam and patchy to dense lacing.

s; Light fruit cup.

t; Citrus leaning to white grapefruit, dry finish with slight lingering bitterness.

m: lighter side of medium, good body and carbonation tingle. The moderate plus ABV (8.1) is very well concealed.

o; Originally offered as an autumn IPA, this seems more like a solid session brew more suited for summer, yet the stated 8.1% ABV is not in evidence, which could make it a little dangerous.

Jul 05, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

hazy, opaque yellow appearance, white head. fairly good head retention. tropical and citrus fruit aroma. same with the taste, and nice underlying bitterness. softer mouthfeel.

Jul 05, 2019
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Underclaw from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Teku from can dated 6/13/19. This is a very good IPA that is a bit more subtle than their other NE IPAs like Julius. Very smooth, notes of pineapple and mango. Very drinkable for an 8.1%ABV.

Jun 21, 2019
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Naughead from Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perhaps my favorite of the regularly available juice bombs from Treehouse. This one never disappoints, and it's dangerously drinkable considering its ABV. It tastes too juicy to notice the alcohol. Although the labels come in many different colors, the beer is the same.

Jun 15, 2019
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can dated 5/1/19 to a Nonic.
This beer is a doppelganger for filtered pineapple juice. Pours out milky/chalky yellow with a frothy head. Okay, pineapple juice shouldn't have a head, but it fades within a few minutes. I guess the juice shouldn't lace the glass so beautifully either.
The aroma continues the ruse, pineapple , just maybe not as sweet.
Put it in your mouth and the fantasy fades, but in a good way. This is a beer, a fruity, well carbonated beer with a hint of alcohol, but less than you would expect from an 8.1%. Other flavors come to play. While there is an illusion of pineapple, you can sense orange and mango. You get the illusion the end is just sugar, but wow, the hops kick in and dry you right out well after the end of the sip. All in all a great representation of a "hazy IPA" or NEIPA, but a super example of what Tree House is most known for.

May 19, 2019
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a globe.

A: Dull golden color with milky haze. Two fingers of white head settle in after a bit. Looks rather like a Lina colada, though a couple shades more yellow.

S: Orange creamsicle, star fruit, pineapple, peach, lychee, green and a little bit grassy. Lemon meringue pie. Pie crust sort of malt aroma.

T: A melange of tropical fruit flavors up front. Pear, pineapple, star fruit, white grapefruit. Orange creamsicle. Green and grassy hop flavors build on the mid palate. Hint of sweet onion. Doughy malt, shortbread. Bitterness builds to a modestly firm level. Long and spicy/herbal hop finish.

M: Medium body, full and lush. A bit chewy. Some mildly gripping hop astringency. Gently prickling carbonation.

O: Solid. Hops show some dimension, and there’s just the right amount of bitterness in play. A very easy drinker.

May 07, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass via can

color is hazy yellow with some white foam

smell is subdued tropical citrus mixed in with earthy hops

taste follows the nose

medium carbonation

mouthfeel is full and creamy

not a pungent as some other TH beers, this one was a little lacking for me when it comes to the fruity/hop punch that I normally expect.

Apr 25, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Mar-29-2019 (Consumed Apr-19)

It pours a milky yellow with a couple fingers of tiny-bubbled, creamy white head. Okay retention; some lacing. (4.25)

Spicy, fruity with tropical sweetness, earthy/almost spicy hops. (4)

Follows the aroma with more fruitiness, really a salad of different sweet hop/earthy flavors. Very hard to describe. (4.25)

That classic Tree House feel. Creamy, moderate carbonation, vaguely dry finish, incredibly drinkable, no detectable alcohol. (4.5)

Very tasty, very interesting beer.
This is a cool one. It looks and feels as good as most of the others I've had from Treehouse. The aroma and flavor, though, are a crazy mix of earthy and fruity and I don't know what else. Like many solid beers in my opinion, there is a nice balance of vaguely sweet/bitter/tart/earthy hop character that comes across as a unified front despite being a melange or different characters. In a word, it was "together". Very enjoyable. Interesting. (4.25)

Apr 20, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh from the source this afternoon...16 ouncer with a 3-29-19 canning date.

The usual good looking TH NEIPA pour.

PUNGENT flower filled sniff

Delicious brew, more floral notes, more tropical notes, some sweetness, melon and honey coming to mind, with zero bitterness....fine creation...happy to get to try this one.

Apr 04, 2019
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RT-Kris from New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: typical hazing th orange, good sized white foam
Smell: fairly strong fruit when opening the can, dissipates before too long
Taste: again typical th. I’ve had sweeter, I’ve had more bitter.nothing overpowering
Feel: feels good to me
Overall: real good th as usual with a cool label. Doesn’t stand out compared to some of their best

Mar 24, 2019
Treat from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 262 ratings