Snow
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #208
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #815
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.75%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
285
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  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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KevinL from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 03, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Thanks to rudzud, canned 11/28/18
Big pillowy head, mild retention though, good lacing, super murky orange blond color

Nose explosion of hops, big citrus, tangerine, orange, tropical, mango papaya, faint grapefruit pith notes and lemon, creamy doughy wheat

Taste more citrus, creamy wheat, orange cream and marmalade, mango and papaya, little grapefruit again pithy and some rind, tangerine, then little lemony and interestingly coconut milk, doughy wheat little pulpy, a flash of alcohol, touch of stone fruit in the background

Mouth is med bod creamy soft little juicy, nice carb, flash of alcohol

Overall not bad, pretty similar to many of the tree house ipas but more wheat and mild coconut and lemon notes, although wish they came through a bit more, but still quite nice

Dec 02, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

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

Canning date: 01/17/19.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a cloudy/murky golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of citrus (orange, tangerine, and ruby red grapefruit), tropical fruit (mango, guava, papaya), and the slightest dank pine. Taste mirrors nose very closely with a finish of light sweet citrus pith under all that juicy fruit. Very nice feel and overall, yeah, I'm real glad I got to try this; and cheers to Rob for the hookup!!!

Feb 11, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up some cans of this at the brewery today.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a very pale golden milkshake hue with a creamy one finger head that fades to leave nice lacing and a dense blanket.

S - Aromas of light melon, nice bright citrus oranges and lemons, juicy but still pithy, flashes of mango notes. Little bit of lemon-lime and mint as well as some coconut cream pie. That's gotta be the Sabro hops they used. Interesting.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Definitely getting some more of that lemon lime going on and the lingering finish definitely has some coconut cream pie; a mixture of those Sabro hops and the wheat in the beer. Typical juicy citrus and a little tropical, finish also has some lingering bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and almost feels thicker than normal for their hoppy beers. Creamy, alcohol is hidden well.

O - Overall this was quite the interesting and unique DIPA thanks to those Sabro hops. The lemon lime coconut thing going on is a fun little twist that plays very nicely with the doughy wheat body. May have to go back and get a few more cans.

Serving Type: Can

Nov 29, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of eggshell white head. The head leaves a huge crown of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of peaches and mangoes, with hints of grapefruit and toasted malt.

The flavor brings lots of candied peach, mangoes, grapefruit and bready malt. There's some lemon zest and key lime pie as well as a hint of pine on the finish.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, soft and creamy with a dry finish.

Overall, a great DIPA that has plenty of fruity aromas and flavors whilst still remaining balanced and highly drinkable.

Jan 08, 2019
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xtonytx from Connecticut

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

Dec 19, 2018
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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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KT123 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2018
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wlfmaldon1 from Connecticut

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

Jan 11, 2019
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Boccu from New York

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

Dec 09, 2018
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GregSemenza from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 17, 2019
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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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Beerbom from California

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

Feb 27, 2019
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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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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jan 14, 2020
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swanfungus from California

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 13, 2019
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

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

Jun 13, 2019
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Icka31 from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 13, 2018
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Uconnelmo from Connecticut

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

Jan 07, 2019
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Taycro from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 21, 2019
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Jps715 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 01, 2020
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SpaethJam from New York

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

Dec 04, 2018
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 24, 2019
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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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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

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

Feb 04, 2019
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