Snow
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #197
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #814
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.52%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
265
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Snow is a Tree House Wheat Double IPA featuring a notable percentage of wheat in the grist and a boatload of Northwest American hops. Utilizing Citra, Centennial, and Sabro in large amounts in both the kettle and the dry hop, coupled with malted white wheat in the mash, we are able to create a wonderful and singular member of the Tree House hoppy beer family! Juicy notes of tropical fruit, citrus, mango, lemon-lime, and a hint of coconut grace the palate before a wheaty and slightly doughy body provides heft and balance. Snow is unique in many ways, but also carries the grace, elegance, and balance of the more familiar entries in the Tree House line-up. We love this beer and think you will too.
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Photo of beergoot
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Soft, muted dirty yellow body; incredibly thick, creamy, and sculpted white head. Mild fruity and citrus aroma; lemon and orange with a touch of grapefruit; some very quiet biscuit in the background. Lightly toasted malt and wheat taste; excellent bitterness with some very subtle citrus tanginess. Exceptional body; heavy and velvety; creamy; warm and lush with a deft touch of acidity and dryness.

A wheat DIPA!?! My, my, my. And in the NEIPA style, too. This would not have been a beer I would normally pickup (at least blindly), but I am so grateful that this fell into my mitts. I sincerely believe its wheat base is what ties this beer together in such an awesome manner. I would gladly and without hesitation grab some more if it was distributed near me. My sample was canned 02/18/20, so it has age. And I lustfully wish I could have it fresher. Ah, but even this relatively old version has satisfied my old, tired soul...

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Photo of Fieceheart
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Im not a wheat beer guy, so i didn’t enjoy this quite as much as other Treehouse offerings. But its a tasty, potent wheat ipa... and its damn good. Little bit of pine sap that “spruces” up the flavor. A lingering wheaty smack on the tongue, like the sweetness of whole wheat pasta.

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Photo of Craig-er
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel glass. Two fingers of head that quickly dissapates. Smell is very pleasant and not overpowering. Taste is lovely with tangerine flavors. Overall a superb brew.
PS The art on the can is a great example of a New England winter.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy pale yellow in color with a finger of white head that leaves behind some sporadic lacing. Aroma is tropical and a little citrusy. Taste hits the same notes; I mostly get lime, mango, and maybe some pineapple. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation, very smooth. There is a doughy malt note that adds some chew to the body but not much heft. Overall this is a tasty and very drinkable beer; it’s well crafted but just lacks some of the ‘punch’ of the Tree House beers I enjoy most.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Once again, Tree House does not disappoint. Typical cloudy, hazy orange/yellow color with a thicker head which laced the glass. This was one of the best smelling beers I’ve ever had. Smelt like a clean somewhat sweet wheat sense as well as a slight fruity aroma. The taste is full and refreshing, with many different hints of fruit like mangoes, lemon and limes and cantaloupes. The finish was foamy and clean.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent NE style IPA - I was expecting something that reminded me of a wheat beer, maybe some aroma hints or certainly in the taste, and didn't really find it. But this was a delicious beer nonetheless, and true to style if it's as listed. 1/30/20 date printed on can. Pours a hazy yellow color with some thicker fluffy white head and beautiful small rings of lingering lacing that lasted throughout. Smells of ripe fresh pineapple, grapefruit, melon, mango, orange, lemon and guava. Also some creamy vanilla, malt, bread, floral and very faint herbal hops. Not really any wheat. Taste follows the nose, perfect balance, great juiciness but again I didn't detect any wheat or clove. Higher ABV was well hidden. Smooth, soft, mild mouthfeel and great amount of carbonation. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BeerBaronBear
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really loved this beer! The wheat component seemed to be most evident in a more solid and delicious foam compared with what many other Tree House IPAs muster, and in an awesome mouthfeel. Somehow it felt lighter than your typical ~8% ABV IPA, while also nicely filling your mouth and providing a little chewiness. Super easy to drink, not a ton of hoppiness but great flavor overall. So glad I caught this before the "thaw"...

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/15/20

Tangerine gold, hazy, medium sized white cap that fades to just a collar
Tangerine and orange juice, spritz of grapefruit, notes of lemon and lime, some green and herbal hops, some tropical notes, mango, blood orange, low bitterness, soft wheat, pale grains, light sweetness
Medium body, smooth, low carbonation

Tree House seasonal beers are fun, but something about the label of "Snow" strikes me as odd here. This is a bright, hoppy, wheaty ale that makes as just much sense for summer as for winter. On a related note, Tree House Summer is outstanding; Tree House Snow is "just" very good.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright gold with rich white foam and lots of lacing.
N: Wheat, tropical, citrus and some soapy tones.
T: Follows the nose, lots of tropical fruit and citrus with a wheat softness and some coconut.
M: Creamy and soft with zero ABV feel, easy to consume.
O: A well made beer, easy to drink and flavorful.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can it pours a hazy yellow orange color. A fluffy white head displays good retention and yields lots of sticky lacing.

I’m loving how the aroma opens with inviting notes of candied citrus, particularly orange and tangerine. This is followed by mango like notes of tropical fruit, as well as stone fruit; nectarine and peach.

Medium bodied with a frothy, soft and smooth mouthfeel, no doubt aided by the wheat. The flavors evoke a lip smacking juiciness with a great combination of citrus, tropical and stone fruit, aligning well with the aroma. A spicy dry finish, as well as a developing bitterness balance things out. Herbaceous hops notes produce flavors that are lightly peppery, grassy, and piney. The malt profile balances well with the hops forward taste, and yields jammy marmalade, graham cracker and biscuity flavors. The carbonation is moderate and well in tune with the variety of flavors.

This was really delicious. I really like how the use of wheat produced a fluffy mouthfeel that aligns well with the complexity of flavors. Another TreeHouse masterpiece.

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Photo of digboy
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale yellow gold with a sudsy 2 finger off-white head. The aroma is rich with sweet orange. Flavor is the same, smooth and hugely flavorful. Feel is very soft, carbonated and very lightly bitter. With a noticeable burn.
This is just a fantastic beer worthy of the high score.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Murky orange with an ample head. Smells of orange, wheat, and tropical fruit hops. Tastes of strong wheat. Acidic fruits, citrus, and tropical fruit sweetness. Sweetness lingers with wheat. No bitterness. Medium heavy and creamy in texture. Tingly acidic fruit through the back end. Pretty good, but very big.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours exactly like freah orange juice. I usually describe the appearance in much greater detail, but minute the short finger of pure white head, this could be orange juice.

Nose: Well would you look at that, not only does it look like orange juice, but it smells of oranges as well. Like many of the recent Winter '19 Tree House releases, it's also full of ripe pineapple, papaya, mango, and guava. A swirl brings some sweet dark berry notes. There it the faintest little dank note on the back end, but the entire aroma is so delicate - even perhaps slightly muted, that it all translates as balanced and cohesive. Edit - As it warms up a bit, it ne longer seems muted, but the whole profile changed to more if a strone fruit- based aroma. Canned peaches and dried apricot. Very familiar to Haze in some ways - but only after sitting for half an hour.

Palate: I was expecting this to deliver that big firm sweetness up front like much of the recent offerings, but to my surprise, the malt sugars are extremely restrained. As a result of the drier introduction, the tropical fruit expressions from the hops are not warped by sweetness, so instead of tasting like tropical fruit candy, the characteristics of the hops are more...well, hoppier! Pineapple transforms into unripe mango, which becomes greener and greener until you get a wonderful grassiness and a vegetal whole cone hop impression. The green flavours carry into the finish where a gently pithy bitterness emerges, which only emphasise all the green herbaceous notes. Ultimately ends with a green, pithy bite and a resinous cling. With this much greenery in the flavour, the presence of Mosaic seems fairly possible.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, and by Tree House standards, this is an incredibly crisp IPA. It doesn't have the fluffy, creamy, smoothie-like consistency of most of their Double IPAs, and feels even more crisp and refreshing than many of their single IPAs. It still certainly has that Tree House softness to it, but it's dialed back a touch, and the wheat seems to naturally add a more restrained texture. Effervescence is quite fine and very lively. Resinous, oiley, with s touch of cling. Drying finish.

Overall: This is actually one of the more unique Tree House Beer I've had all winter. The lack of aggressive malt sweetness really works, and the wheat gives it a more rustic feel, as opposed to the ultra-modern template. While some who have their hearts set on the big, sweet, creamy IPAs may find thislackluster, I personally think Snow shows a level of balance and precision that not many NEDIPAs pull off. It's crisp and refreshing, yet still full of big double IPA flavour, without cloying honey sweetness or dense malt character, and just a little something different from the wheat base. I hope to see Tree House pursue this style more often.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought back by Brett - thanks brah!! I didn't know what to expect from a 'wheat' DIPA, but this beer didn't disappoint. Description is spot on with characteristic TH silky smooth hops but body is deep and rich and definitely doughy. Great job!! I'd love to see what these guys could do with some rarer grains like spelt...

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Photo of bret27
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Can courtesy of yllib.
This is visually the best looking neipa I’ve seen thus far. Opaque smoothie orange. Lightest fluffy head that sticks around forever.
Smell: mostly tropical fruits.
Taste: tropical fruit. Little citrus. Some wheaty bready vanilla creamy flavors hiding out.
Mouthfeel: full thick and silky. I think the wheat was used perfectly.
Overall: could drink all day. No alcohol presence. Dryness to it that makes you want to just chug it. (Think a smoothie on a hot day). IMO very similar to Julius but had the mouthfeel that Julius lacked.

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Photo of TomFoolery_x
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz can into an “IPA” glass.(Spiegelau brand) Canned 12/23/19

This one missed the mark big time for me. Not bad on taste initially but after taste is stale bread with an almost astringent taste from the alcohol. Very little hops come through at all. Tried it twice just to make sure the first time wasn’t an outlier but same experience both times. Not the worst beer I’ve ever had but the worst beer from Treehouse thus far. Won’t be seeking this out again.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: hazy orange/yellow color with some pale amber. 2.5 finger frothy white head

s: sweet mango, tangerine, pineapple, and wheat. strawberry, grapefruit, and some dank earthy herbal notes. tangy guava, banana, pepper spice. doughy biscuits as a backbone

t: wheat, sweet grass, sweet lemon, and ripe mango upfront. guava, blood orange and grapefruit behind that. vanilla ice cream, a touch of hop burn, and orange peel close it out with just a hint of malt

m: solid medium fluffy mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: an interesting beer. the wheat adds a dynamic to this that brings sone earthy sweetness, there is also a noticeable sweet malt presence, as to be expected from a DIPA

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 12/17/19. Poured into Kane goblet.

L: Fluffy white 1.5 F head with good retention, leaving nice webbed lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a turbid golden-orange.

S: Citrus especially lemon-lime, and tropical fruits. Unlike most of the TH IPAs you get a hint of the mash in the nose. Always nice to have something different.

T: Very nice explosion of lemon-lime, orange, and tropical flavors, with a very hearty wheat and malt backbone. Finish is pretty neutral.

F: Medium-ish body, lightly carbonated, very strong construction and balance, nice soft and rounded flavors.

O: Really like the added heft to the basic TH taste profile. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cold 16 oz can from 1/17/2019....lets see how this held up. Its been in my fridge since the day I purchased at the brewery.
Pouring into a snifter the beer is a hazy straw color with a frothy eggshell white head foaming up 3 cm even with a fairly gentle pour. The foam slowly recedes leaving large pockmarking craters on the surface of the beer. This foam eventually is a wispy island on the center of my glass. There is scattered lattice on the glass and a thin edge layer remaining through my sampling.
Aroma is fruity with general citrus and some peach notes mixing with a bit of sweet wheat twanginess as well. I dont get any hint of the ABV and there is only the faintest toffee note in the background of the nose.
First sip reveals a light and crisp textured body with fine and tingly carbonation. This is a pretty crushable brew for a larger ABV.
Flavor is similar to the nose with citrus fruits and peach with mango sweetness up front. This moves to a bit of pineapple note and then some biscuity yeast character. I also get some wheat twanginess on the finish that lingers a bit after each sip. This is a solid DIPA and the wheat makes for all the more interesting profile. Amazingly drinkable for a beer made for winter. this would make a nice summer brew IMO!

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Photo of Boto
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can: This one pours a slightly milky, darker straw yellow color. There was a bit of an off white head that didn't linger long, but did leave some lacing. Good nose. Some pineapple, other citrus, faint wheat, a hint of spiciness. Good taste. A bit of bitterness, pineapple and citrus hops, some spices. the wheat make for a good bit of smoothness. A nice brew.

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Photo of RT-Kris
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Typical treehouse look, smell and feel. Initially fruity taste but very bitter aftertaste that lingers. Not so sweet like a lot of my treehouse favorites

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is a muted citrus rind and pineapple. Soft. Beer opens pineapple, cane sugar, clementine and starfruit. Juicy and crisp with a light tartness. Foamy in the middle with an accented bite towards the end. Almost rye-like spiciness. Dry at the finish with a waxy, rind bitter aftertaste. Solid. Body is light to medium with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down bone dry. Almost too dry.

This is a rare miss in the IPA category for Treehouse. The body is too dry and the spiciness doesn't really work with the rest of the flavors. The light hop accent towards the finish is welcome but it almost doesn't fit with the rest of the flavor profile.

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Photo of BigJayK
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This might be my favorite winter beer. Grabbed a few cans on a whim (really just because of the name and it was cold out) and was blown away when I got home. Love Bright in the summer and Snow in the winter.

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Photo of mothman
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. White head. Hazy orange juice color.

Juicy and tropical. Some citrus. Orange, mango, and papaya. Some lemon. This is juicy with little bitterness. Great drinkability. Awesome nose. Impressed with this one.

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Photo of pkalix
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thickererer. nice hop profile or assemblage of hops. very good just like everything else they do. yes, mango is there. tropical fruities.... more fruit juice than IPA, but so well done...

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Snow from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 265 ratings