Curiosity Sixty One | 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): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Curiosity Sixty One finds us experimenting with a limited experimental hop variety, X06297™. X06297™ has a highly distinctive, intoxicating aroma during sensory analysis of sweet orange, vanilla, pluots, peaches, and tropical fruit. Utilizing a simple malt bill of 2-row barley and wheat, we aimed to extract the most from this hop we possibly could, with heavy kettle and dry hop additions to a simple base. The result is intriguing and delicious! Many of the sensory aromas translate to the finished beer, with notes of stone fruit, plum, papaya, and citrus dominating the palate. This is a more elegant flavor profile, setting aside the ‘in your face’ presentation of many modern American hops, but is absolutely as delicious and intriguing. And dangerously easy to drink. What a delightful hop! The mouthfeel on Sixty One is gentle, buoyed by soft carbonation and a sturdy malt base. Enjoy!

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 52
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a stemmed bulb glass. hazy gold pour. nice bright white head. smells of tropical fruit and orange sherbet. taste is orange sherbet with a dry, piney taste. feel is solid. nice DIPA with these experimental hops. i enjoyed this one a little bit more than C60.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of bright citrus and melons. A little booze. Tastes of equal parts citrus and melon sweetness. Zesty citrus bitterness and alcohol in the back end. A little sweet. Medium body. Pretty easy drinking for its size.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3.14.19 opened 3.30.19, poured into a TreeHouse teku glass

“Drink Fresh!”

Hazy golden orange yellow with carbonation, two finger off white sticky foam cap, good rentention , settles to a sticky ring after 5 minutes, few lacings

Aroma of sweet oranges, apricot, tangerine

Taste is citrus, apricot, tangerine, bit of pine on the finish

Dry mouthfeel on the finish, some sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of CHickman
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold color with a 2 finger off white head that faded slowly and left excellent foamy rings. Smells of grapefruit, tropical fruit, mango, orange peel, biscuit and floral/peppery notes. Flavor has all the same tastes as the aroma with the additions of lemons zest, tangerine, toasted grains, buttered wheat bread, honey and pineapple juice. Well balanced and easy to drink, another fine offering from Tree House.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I notice the soft biscuity malt first in this classically frothy full bodied Tree Haze. Then melon, lime, lightly dank peach and a hint of cannabis take hold before a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of rudzud
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 wisps and a little lacing.

S - Aromas of nice stone fruit along with some creamy vanilla orange. Rather aromatic bit boring.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of orange creamsicle notes and melon. Faint under ripe stone fruit as well. Light lingering bitterness..soft fruits.

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

O - Overall this was a solid enough dipa with lovely fruit notes. Nice but nothing wild.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a large thick creamy dense 1 finger head fades slowly, good lacing, hazy murky orange peach color

Nose very typical tree house, creamy wheat malt, juicy citrus and stone fruit, mango sorbet and tangerine, little pithy, very basic tree house, then mild musty white grape

Taste mild sweet doughy malt and wheat like, little mineral into pithy papery, then turns spicy mineral salt thing, some citrus, tangerine and pith, light rind and citrus oil, mild bitterness, dry mild bitter finish

Mouth is med bod, creamy, soft, good carb

Overall very basic tree house and super bland

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Photo of papposilenus
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can, dated 03/14/19. Served in a spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a turbid, thoroughly opaque oxidized-pineapple-juice color with a scant finger of super-soft foamy head. Retention is meh and lacing is minimal.

Oh, the smell, though. A robust, juicy nose of sweet orange and peach. Yeasty, fruity, and pungent as the dickens.

Taste is precisely in line with the nose, dense fleshy fruit, mildly sweet with low-but-noticeable bitterness. Sweet orange, ripe peach, flowery vanilla, dank and juicy, finishing with a quick spicy something - wheat? - and then a harsh but not unpleasant, long-lingering hop burn.

Feel is thick and juicy, medium-hefty bodied, with ample fine, seltzer-like carbonation.

Overall, another ‘wow’ in the Curiosity series. I have slightly mixed feelings about it: on the one hand it’s undeniably packed with flavor, and that flavor is delicious. On the other, it’s almost overwhelmingly in-your-face heavy-handedly unsubtle in its presentation. Have I ever said ‘too many hops’ before? Did I mention it was delicious?

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Curiosity Sixty One from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 52 ratings