Curiosity Fifty Five
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
4.54 | pDev: 4.63%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: We are so pleased to offer a freshly packaged Curiosity for your enjoyment in the New Year - Curiosity Fifty Five! Fifty Five finds us exploring southern hemisphere hops and how they accent and amplify the character of our favorite American hops. The resulting beer is inspiring, with vivid flavors of tropical fruit -- mango, papaya, and pineapple -- and hints of honeydew melon and pear on the edges. It is soft, creamy, extremely flavorful, and pleasant to drink - a singular rendition that we can’t wait for you to try.
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours cloudy and honey colored with the full three fingers of foam capping; excellent stickage with clumpy lacing

Smell: Tropical and juicy, with papaya and pineapple joining with honeydew melon

Taste: The honeydew melon flavor emerges first, along with some pear, but by the mid-palate, the tropical flavors take over - pineapple, mango and papaya; slight bitterness, after the swallow, but the finish has a taste of honey joining the juice

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Layers of flavor here; thoroughly enjoyed this

Thanks, PhineasMcClintock, for the opportunity

Jan 19, 2019
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curtis6290 from New York

4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Great foam build, nicely blended, deep orange and yellows.
S: Mango, Honeydew, Pear, Bubblegum.
T: Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Oats, Kiwi, Orange,
F: Heavy, Bright, Wet, Resinous after bite, Creamy, Dense.
O: This reminds me of a Very Hazy, which is one of my favorites. very complex, deep, heavy, but extremely pleasant to drink. Cheers!

Jan 04, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to rudzud for this one, canned 12/27/18
Pours a decent foamy fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, good retention overall, decent lacing, super murky hazy honey grapefruit tan color

Nose is very nice, loads of citrus and some tropical fruits, pineapple, big creamy mango sorbet, soft orange more like clementine with some pith, tangerine, a hint of apricot, a little papaya, all blended into a smoothie, and just a hint of creamy malt to prop it up

Taste starts with tons more tropical fruit, a mango smoothie bomb, super creamy soft juicy fruit, lots of wheat and maybe flaked oats, big papaya as well, tropical sherbert, a bit of citrus tangerine like, with mild pith, then pineapple kicking in on the back end, a little stone fruit blended in with the tropical punch smoothie. A touch of bitterness and pulp like notes late, and a hint of grapefruit as well. Finishing dry and soft creamy

Mouth is med bod but super soft creamy juicy feeling, nice carb as well, no real alcohol

Overall this was incredible beer by TH, really back to their roots on this one. SO much juicy tropical and citrus fruits, great base malt and water additions that don't go overboard with minerality or chalky but push it just enough

Jan 04, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a six pack of this at the brewery 4 days ago.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice super hazy dark golden hue with a fat one finger head that fades slowly to leave some really nice lacing and a super dense blanket. Spot on.

S - Aromas of some 'green' hops, little bit of papaya and peach. Definitely see where people are drawing the comparison to Haze from. Flashes of citrus peel. I will concede that this smells like someone blended Haze and Green.

T - Taste is similar to the nose but maybe a little on the sweeter side. Loads of papaya both kind of juicy as well as dried fruit. The green hops are there but kind of in the background providing support for the rest of the hop profile. Definitely some zesty citrus hops going on as well as some pleasant bitterness. Very little bit of pineapple tartness. Feels like the Southern hops dialed this all up to 11.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, little heavy, fluffy, creamy nougat but still slightly crisp level that Tree House does so, so well

O - Overall this was a really pleasant surprise. I gotta say though that this tastes, and smells, like a mixture of Haze and Green with some Southern hops to amplify everything else as well as lend a little sweetness. That's certainly not a bad thing. Definitely a very enjoyable beer. Glad I have 4 more!

Serving Type: Can

Jan 01, 2019
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

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

A: Pours a tangy hazed out neipa with lacing

S: berry mango citrus guava passionfruit nose

T: tangy sweet and acid yogurt flavors here, definitely toying on the ends of in my opinion haze and Green together in a blend with the flavors here

I pickup the berry notes from Haze while at the same time the green notes are here as well. Aussie hops mixed with the haze flavors. Definitely one of the best curiosity series beers I have had.

M: typical TH, medium to thick mouthfeel and high to med carb.

O: Overall a classic Curiosity that I was happy to have tried . 9th in line that day !, prob earliest I have ever gotten there.

Dec 30, 2018
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pour is a murky swampy orange, much like mango juice. Sticky lacing.

S - peach and grape candy up front. Ripe papaya and... fun dip?

T - more of that papaya. Mildly acidic and zesty tropical fruits with excellent balance between bite and sweet. Bittersweet pineapple acidity accents earthy tartness. Feels similar to Green, but goes a different direction with brighter, livelier flavors. Finish is vaguely tangy, a balancing act between bitter and yeasty.

F - chalky and mealy, but not overwhelmingly so. Full and velvety with minimal carbonation and light prickles from the acidity.

O - not your typical Tree House juice bomb, and instead leans more heavily on acidity and yeastiness. Toys with that classic NEIPA-gone-wrong burning sensation, but harnesses it well to add an Aussie tropicalia zest.

Dec 30, 2018
Curiosity Fifty Five from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 33 ratings