Snow
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #203
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #819
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.75%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
290
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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  11
Gots
  45
SCORE
96
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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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mschrei from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/2. Pours a very cloudy yellow, fluffy head a lacing. Aromas of lemon, peach, mango, and orange. Taste conveys the same notes, not as strong as the nose. A bit of a tangy bitterness on the aftertaste. Slightly creamy feel, almost reminiscent of a soft cheese. A very interesting take on NEIPA, as it’s not overly juicy or hoppy. This is number 8 of 12 from the Tree House beers in the box I received recently, and while it’s not the best, may be the most interesting so far.

Mar 13, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy opaque straw color with a finger of head. The nose has tropical fruits and some lemony citrus notes. The flavor is moderately juicy with an easily bitter finish. The mouth feel is slightly grainy.

Mar 10, 2021
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jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

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

Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with a thick white head and sticky lacing.

The smell is tropical, peach, and pineapple.

The taste is loaded with peach and other stone fruits. There's a nice earthy finish.

The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with low carbonation.

Overall this has great flavor and an awesome feel.

Feb 17, 2021
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look...as usual the complete murk light brown goodness with no particulate. Ample carbonation and lacing
Smell..Exceptional as most others from the TH. Mango , papaya, citrus with the usual TH yeast
Taste...Usual juice sweetness with little to no bitterness that fades rather quickly. Very good
Feel... Slippery lather of full bodied but not thick resolution. A treat that the TH has down to a perfection of touch. Velvety ease of drinking i really find with this one.
Overall...i mean their different beers definitely overlap but that is mostly good with me because they are mostly exceptional so that is little problem... if you are close to the brewery just fucking stop in, it is a no brainer

Feb 15, 2021
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold coloring with a nice orange glow. Fully opaque and hazy but not murky. Nice juicy, creamy overall look. Small but very creamy bright white head that absolutely coats the glass. A few swirls doesn't bring back much height but adds to the creaminess and provides waves of lacing. If the coloring was a bit brighter, this one would be off the charts looks-wise.

Big and wonderful nose filled with (for me) bright citrus first, followed closely by sweet (but not overripe) tropical fruits, then a big hit of grassiness that is more herbal than dank. Nice floral notes, some strong green grape and red berry in the mix. I don't get much breadiness or dough, but there's a light, crackery malt presence. Another reviewer mentioned an almost Citronella candle note, which is spot on. That sounds critical but it's actually quite pleasant -- very citrusy and oily with a mineral twang and bit of a spirit vibe (e.g., gin, but not those specific botanicals). I get some of that on the tongue, as well. There's also a slight Flintstones vitamin tone going on as the beer warms a bit. I've had plenty of bigger, bolder noses at 8%, but this one is extremely enjoyable, zigs and zags a bit, and remains quite dialed in. I'm really digging it.

Flavor follows pretty closely, with specific fruits taking the lead: pink grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, pineapple, grape, apricot, lemon-lime, and a little peach. Starchy greens with a little resiny pine, but both are balanced almost perfectly with a wonderful fruit sweetness that is strong but not overdone at all. Fantastic, lasting grapefruit pith and semi-sweet ruby red grapefruit juice in the aftertaste. Juicy as hell, but you know you're drinking oily, resiny, floral hops, which is the kind of balance and purity I love. I think the pine resin in this one is what makes it so different than other Tree House beers. As the beer warms, the grape becomes more pronounced and provides lovely complement for the citrus and tropical fruits. The tongue isn't as dialed in or as fascinating as the nose, but it's still outstanding.

The beer is medium bodied but the carbonation level is just perfect, making it feel even softer and bigger than it should be without coming off as sticky or chewy. A nice prickle without any heat. Tons of pithy coating for the tongue and teeth. Easy to drink but also delightful to savor.

Though it isn't breaking new ground in the category in any direction, there's something special about the sum of the parts on this one. It may be a favorite TH beer for me.

Jan 27, 2021
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: pale orange with dense white foam

smell: mango and peach

taste: mostly mango, very astringent maybe it'll put off someone, but I'm fine with it

feel: it reminds me of a baguette, chewy, hard,

overall: very unique taste and feel from treehouse, I like it!

Jan 22, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not just for summertime refreshment anymore. There was once a day when the taste of hops was synonymous with warm weather. But today is not that day. Today's forecast calls for one-hundred percent of haze.

With a visually dense appearance of matte taupe with a pastel golden sheen, Tree House's Snow adorns the glass with a creamy, off-white lather. As the juicy scent of tropical, citrus and orchard fruit roll off of the rim, the nose is stricken with a creamy, candied and citronella perfume. Equally as rich on the tongue, the cream of wheat taste and pastry-like textures create a pillowy soft maltiness with hints of honeysuckle and angel food cake.

But then the middle palate is all about the hops as their fruity implications play out with a rife tropical radiance of pineapple, passionfruit, guava and mango. Not to be outdone, a burst of branch-ripe oranges come with hints of lemon and grapefruit. As the rounded taste of pawpaw and honeydew round out the fruitiness, the beer trends smoothly bitter with very light peppery resins and a moderately crisp botanical taste of lemon pepper and hemp.

Medium full on the palate, the imperial-strength ale carries a warming tone in finish with the suggestive herbal glow of gin spice, and with a medium-length afterglow of fruit puree, cedar and cashew.

Jan 21, 2021
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/28/20, “It means ‘snow worries’ for the rest of your days“ stamped on the bottom of the can, nice nod to Lion King

Coming right off the heels of Very Gggreennn, we have Snow, a wheat based NEIPA. While still keeping true to their typical style, this one might push the boundaries of the Tree House formula a bit more than usual, and for that I’m excited

Pours a very hazy pale yellow with 2 fingers of dense white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

The nose is friity for sure, but much more understated than some of their other offerings. I get aromas of juicy peach, orange, lightly tart mango, green grape, crisp malt, and floral hops

This is a juicy and flavorful beer, but also delicate and mild. Up front, I pick up notes of mamgo, tart lemon, gooseberry, piney hops, and light airy malt. The swallow brings notes of pithy grapefruit, creamy coconut, soft doughy wheat, peppery hops, and orange

A medium body pairs gentle carbonation for a very smooth drinking beer, highly crisp from the wheat. Finishes dry and lightly bitter, super refreshing

A fantastic beer! A TH standout for sure in the sense that it’s not an all out topical bomb, but balanced and crisp. Would love to have this again, I could spend a whole night with this one

Jan 15, 2021
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VoxRationis from New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House snifter glass; canned on 12/02/20, code FIRST SNOW!!.
A: Pours an opaque, tarnished brass color with two plus finger, white head, more than rim retention, and broad swaths of lacing.
S: A bouquet of mango, tangerine, peach, and caramel.
T: Semi-sweet with palate basically a melange of the nose, but the mango and citrus flavors come through front and center with a nice caramel candy core. Bitterness moderate and very balanced with sweetness and flavor elements, but increasingly minty and peppery on the back end.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Peppery.
O: Gorgeous head and lacing, fruity bouquet and palate, complex mouthfeel: I could get used to Snow (and I don't even need to shovel).

Jan 02, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of citrus with some tropical fruit and floral notes. Some wheat

T: Follows the nose. Citrus up front, bringing some light-moderate bitterness. Lighter tropical fruit and floral notes even things out along with the wheat. Finishes with lingering citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft

O: A dangerously drinkable barely-sub-8% DIPA that does a great job imparting the wheat, bringing a lighter feel to an apt winter brew

Dec 20, 2020
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Marifp from Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Snow has a fantastic smell that you can sniff from 3 feet away. Rich and aromatic candied orange taste with a smooth bitterness left on your tongue.

Dec 01, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

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...

May 08, 2020
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Fieceheart from Connecticut

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.

Apr 22, 2020
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Craig-er from New Hampshire

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.

Apr 14, 2020
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 04, 2020
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

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.

Apr 02, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

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.

Mar 20, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

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"...

Mar 17, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

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.

Mar 16, 2020
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

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.

Mar 08, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

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.

Mar 04, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

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.

Feb 16, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

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.

Feb 09, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

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.

Jan 17, 2020
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

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...

Jan 14, 2020
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 290 ratings