Curiosity Fifty Six
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
4.42 | pDev: 5.88%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: We are so pleased to offer another freshly packaged Curiosity for your enjoyment in the New Year - Curiosity Fifty Six! Fifty Six finds us experimenting with a number of process variables, including mash salt adjustments, pH, kettle hopping rates, and fermentation temperature well outside the box of what is standard to our process. An intense hop bill of Amarillo, Warrior, and Citra saturates the beer in a way that is wholly unique to Tree House. Dense fruity notes of apricot, mango, and orange marmalade coat your tongue and nostrils before a firm citric bitterness entices the next sip - It is so enjoyable! The Curiosity series has afforded us the opportunity to explore and understand the cause and effect of literally hundreds of brewing variables over the course of its five year history. It is vitally important to enhancing our intimate knowledge of the brewing process and allows us the chance to make tremendous leaps forward in a short period of time. Each batch is a highly enjoyable singular excursion that ultimately contributes to the overall depth and quality of our core line-up. Enjoy!
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TreeHouse_Erection from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one is really good and I can see it becoming a full offering from them. If they put this in a King Julius can, everyone would be fooled. It's got that classic thick, creamy mouth feel that all the whale IPAs from TH have. Total juice bomb and back in the day this would create a 300 person line easily.

Jan 03, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - one of the best labels yet. Beautiful sunset colors and I'm a total sucker for Christmas trees. Pour is a pale, turbid yellowy orange juice. Has that milky quality to it with thick, heavy, unrelenting haze. Minimal head, which is surprising, but it also didn't *pop* the way it usually does on can crack.

S - what did jump out upon cracking the can was a big, tropical aroma. Mango and peach with a side of grape candy. Deep melon and strawberry banana. Wet and heavy, ripe fruit for sure.

T - a bit more bitter than anticipated, but that comes after the initial fruit salad punch. Bright peach, green mango, acidic grapefruit, and that simultaneous oaty sweet tartness. Bubblegum and dat soft, supple marmalade. A mixture of orange, peach, and grape. The entire time, this zesty bitterness pervades. Like eating a delicious but spicy meal. You're amazed at the flavors, but at the same time the heat is peppering you into oblivion. It tastes so good and you can't stop eating, but you're starting to sweat and breath heavily. Yet you can't stop.

F - feels like there's oats in here, but probably not. It's relatively thick and smooth with minimal carbonation. Such is life at Tree House. A joy to swish between the teeth.

O - Tree House occasionally brews a peach-forward melon bomb that's right up my alley and this happens to be one of them. This time we're balanced by potent acidity whereas with other similar creations such as Curiosity 34, we see the juice laid on thick. Sweet and sticky. This beer is refreshingly refreshing with that sweet joose we can't get enough of. This is my favorite type of beer Tree House brews.

Jan 03, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: super hazy muted burnt orange color with a thin off-white head

S: hugeeee mango, clementine, and creamsicle. Sweet vanilla/lactose, guava, strawberry, passionfruit, and melon slight bready notes at the end

T: melon, ripe mango, pineapple and guava. Sweet malts, vanilla, creamsicle, and papaya. A little bready malts and caramel towards the end as well. A touch of bitter grapefruit at the backend as well, with so sweet tropical fruits to close

M: solid medium mouthfeel, pretty fluffy. Low carbonation

O: nice DIPA. It doesn’t have the sticky sweet hops that many in the style do. It’s definitley a NEIPA style DIPA. Low bitterness and pretty high sweetness

Dec 31, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wisps.

S - Big aromas of spicy hops and orange juice. Nice bitterness, almost some candied orange peel and marmalade. Pithy zest as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of spicy hops along with really nice citrus zest. The finish is really pithy, with some fluffy malts.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little fluffy, bitter finish, alcohol hidden.

O - Overall this was a decent enough beer, but, in the grand scheme things it's nothing to write home about.

Serving Type: can

Dec 30, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud, canned 11/28/18

Light fizzy head, fades semi quickly, nice lacing at least, super murky hazy banana yellowish orange color

Nose brings a ton of citrus, orange juice, mango, tangerine, some spicy almost earthy hops too, more creamy wheat and mild papery mineral base but nice creamy wheat maybe oats, touch of tropical, also stone fruit, bit of pith

Taste brings more of the juicy hops, big citrus, orange juice, mango, little tropical notes and some stone fruit, a bit of candy sweetness and creamy base wheat, not much of the papery pith mineral notes thankfully, soft juicy citrus candy, some spicy earthy hop bitterness in there as well, getting a touch of pine on the back end, and mild to fair bitterness increasing to a spicy almost salty perceived briny thing on the back end,

Mouth is med bod, soft juicy, decent creamy carb, a touch of alcohol, but also a little briny thing, slight drying astringency

Overall OK, doesn't give the same awesomeness as most TH NEIPAs, some astringency, pithy papery mineral notes that other breweries trying to make NEIPAs often have but TH is usually better than that, but this one has it.

Dec 30, 2018
Curiosity Fifty Six from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 28 ratings