Curiosity Fifty Nine | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As a brewer-owned brewery, one of the hallmark attributes of Tree House Brewing Company is continuous evolution, candid self assessment, and progressive hands on experimentation. We are focused on process now more than ever, and have used the recent curiosity beers, including Fifty Nine, to refine and perfect our process while investigating highly specific variables related to mash temperature, our water profile, yeast pitching rates, and pH adjustment methodology. The resulting beer, brewed with a cornucopia of new age and classic American hops, is inspiring! We taste pulpy orange juice, peach nectar, passionfruit, mangosteen, orange starburst, and honeydew melon - a vibrant and unique assortment of flavors, indeed. The mouthfeel on fifty nine is sensual and soft, making it a joy to drink. Fifty Nine stands out as a distinctive and markedly juicy batch of Tree House Double IPA, and one that will certainly serve to elevate our core beers to a new level of finesse, flavor saturation, and drinkability. Enjoy!

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 58
Photo of sulldaddy
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So. I may be breaking TH "freshness" rules, but wanted to do this for "beer science" . This beer has been in my fridge since I received it close to the release date at the brewery. Pouring a cold 16 oz can into my snifter.
The beer pours a turbid orange juice color with a large rocky bleached white head of 3.5 cm foaming up and actually topping my glass but not running down the side.
The foam fades slowly leaving dense lattice on the glass as it drops down into the beer. Eventually becomes a sticky edge layer and one large island in the center of my glass.
The aroma is apparent and bold right from the pour with a ton of citrus notes, orange and tangerine. I also get mango and peach notes with a little bit of lemon and faint wisps of biscuity malt. Nose seems to be good after "all this time" :)
First sip reveals a soft and smooth texture with gentle rolling carbonation. Body is average thickness and the beer drinks really easy with no hints of the ABV.
Flavor is what the nose predicts with orange and tangerine mixing with mango and a bit of lemon. I get a little bit of pithy rind hop character on the swallow which gives a little bitterness and dries out my palate on each mouthful. Overall I think this beer is pretty solid after 4 months in the fridge. glad to have had the chance to drink one.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque OJ with no pulp and a tall beige creamy foam that slowly settles to a fuzzy lumpy blanket leaving full sheets of lace.

Super tropical aroma pops right out of can and that pays off in taste too. Mango, papaya, passion fruit, and floral guava pair well with that old school soft biscuit I remember from the Monson IPAs. It's also a little chalky with a spicy, peppery bitterness that's lightly woody actually. It keeps it balanced.

The medium body is fully frothy and super soft.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to my buddy for bringing this back to share from a recent trip out east! this is a cool one, over the top hoppy, but without any of the usual over dry hopped green vegetal bite, its smooth and not at all harsh in the finish, like i often get with cryo hops or lupulin powder or whatever, which perhaps they used in here, its not green at all. the pour is downright dense, no light coming through, frothy white head, pale orange color, no visible sediment, but this is thick. aroma is awesome, almost striking, crushed pineapple, overripe melon, sweet navel orange, and like a lemon candy or something, oily and big and full of character, its a little sweet, very fruity, and decidedly intense. the grain is fluffy in feel when i get to drinking it, wheaty and oaty and all that im sure, but it doesnt have a lot of flavor, rather serving as a launch pad for all these hops, which taste every bit as good and as intense as they smell, id love to know what all varietals are in this mix here! some sweetness through it, but no sign of any alcohol. pineapple again, green grape, kiwi fruit, its just wildly pungent. juicy and delicious, i didnt even know this series existed, now i never want to miss another one. up there with the best beers i have had from tree house...

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. murky, hazy pour. nice bright white head atop an orange body. smells of ripe melon and cantaloupe plus dank hops. taste is similar. fruity, dank, not too sweet. some bitterness amongst the ripe melon flavors. slightest bit of booziness as it warms. feel is full bodied, smooth and creamy. overall, a fantastic DIPA that drinks very easily.

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Photo of jlindros
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for the can. Canned 2/27/19
Pours a decent fizzy foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, little lacing, super cloudy orange-tangerine color

Nose explodes from the pour, fresh hop aromas, like the Cascadian hops themselves, the mounds of citrus and tropical fruit, big orange juice, passion fruit, papaya, mango, some peach, rindy melon and pithy citrus, a little dank tropical like later, and settles into a mango sorbet orange sherbet like aroma, hint of creamy malt

Taste more of the melange of fruits, citrus and tropical mostly as well as some cantaloupe and melon, orange juice tangerine juice, big mango sorbet, orange sherbet like again from that creamy base, papaya, a little pine and spicy hops onthe back end, really creamy base malt and flaked wheat/oats, soft juicy fruits, a little peachy stone fruit, mild sweetness, but finishing medium dry with lingering loads of fruits, more rind and a little spicy piney hop

Mouth is med bod but soft creamy juicy, nice medium creamy carb, almost silky, no alcohol at all

Overall quite nice, loads of juicy fruits, nice base malt, soft creamy juicy, everything that really put NEIPAs on the pedestal

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Photo of agreenman19
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - pours that classic Tree House haze with thick, slightly dark orange juice murk. Seems a little more bubbly than usual with a head that doesn't hang around for long.

S - fresh juicy fruit and grainy orange cream. Syrupy lemon vanilla, melon, and mild acetone. Hearty and fills the nostrils.

T - peach. Lively banana, scallions, and an overall juicy, saturated atmosphere. Mild coriander and acidic oat/spelt. Fruit salad with the cream cheese sauce that I never would've known contains cream cheese because it just tastes like sugary fruit candy. Any bitterness comes in the form of ruby red grapefruit rind. Finish is bursting with peach rings and a fair amount of drying bitterness that lingers long after the sip and begs another.

F - viscous and soft with punchy electricity reminiscent of the Bright series. The booze adds an extra blanket layer of creaminess.

O - massive tropical fruit juice bouquet of signature Tree House creaminess. Enough to sate any juice fiend; this is the kind of brew that may not have the range and depth of an all-star, but more than makes up for it with insane drinkability and straight up deliciousness. This is one of those beers I can't stop sipping. Usually I crank out these reviews in less than half a can, then plop down on the couch to enjoy the rest, yet here I find myself almost finished. Gonna be one of those nights...

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Photo of rudzud
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up 4 cans of this at the brewery.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a two finger creamy white head that faded to leave thick side lacing and a nice dense creamy blanket. Swirls result in even more lacing and blanket.

S - Aromas of melons, peach skin, passion fruit, tropical fruit, citrus peel and juice. Lightly pithy and heavy citrus oil. No alcohol on the nose, light malt backbone. Really pops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Enormous melon flavour, almost bordering on one of those neon green melon hard candies you find at an Asian market. The peach is a bit more restrained, great juicy oranges and tropical fruits. Finish is rather soft, not overly bitter at all. Lingering orange peel and oily citrus.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, fluffy, creamy. Alcohol hidden very nicely.

O - Overall this was an excellent DIPA from Tree House. Excellent hop profile going on, loads of melon, oranges, and stone fruit. Could drink this all the time. Wish I'd gotten more.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of bobv
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 02/27/19.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch slightly off white head over a murky light golden body with some lacing. Nose of sweet citrus (orange, ruby red grapefruit, tangerine.) Taste mirrors nose with a citrus pith bitterness on the finish. Nice feel and overall, after more than a few minutes (halfway through) this kind of faltered a bit for me in that the feel didn't hold up the way I like. It's just me and why I prefer at least 3 other styles over IPAs, I guess. Cheers to Rob yet again for the hookup!

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Photo of scotorum
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75


Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Opaque yellow orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam surrounded by a heavy foam ring and dense lacing.

s; Intense citrus leaning to grapefruit and tangerine.

t; Follows the nose with grapefruit and orange pith notes leading to a dry finish with strong lingering bitterness

m; Substantial medium, good body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o; A bit more extreme and less well balanced than C57, but generally DIPAs are not about balance but intense hop flavors, and this is one of the most powerful tasting DIPAs this reviewer has had. Too bad this series seems to be one offs, because this one and no doubt some others on the series would qualify for a prominent place in the BA top 250.

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Photo of TreeHouse_Erection
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best curiosity offerings I’ve ever had. It might be a trial run of Very Hazy or something because it tastes very similar to haze but amped up. The body is full like Juice Machine or KJ and Smells/tastes amazing

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Curiosity Fifty Nine from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 58 ratings