Spring
Tree House Brewing Company

SpringSpring
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #237
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,084
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.29%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
147
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
96
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SpringSpring
Notes: Spring is a Tree House Double IPA brewed with the spirit and feeling of renewal that comes with each New England Spring! A simple grist of 2-Row and Dextrin malt is utilized to create a beer that is glowing yellow and visually appealing. Spring is crafted with our house yeast, coaxed to be slightly less estery to allow the individual hop character to shine in conjunction with subtle but prevalent fruity esters of peach & pineapple. We utilize extreme levels of hop dosing in both the kettle and dry hop for Spring - more than is typical of our extra kettle & dry hopped double IPA’s - to create a beer that is rich with fruity hop oils and and intense disposition that coats the palate. The predominant flavor profile is overripe tropical fruit, akin to a fresh pressed juice with guava, mango, papaya, passionfruit, and citrus. It is assertive but not overbearing, gentle yet flavor-saturated. It is a beer we are excited to offer you as we enter the season of renewal.
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VoxRationis from New York

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House Willi Becher pint glass; canned on 06/02/20.
A: Pours an opaque, light orange color with a two finger, white head, rim and cap retention. Amorous lacing across the glass.
S: Aromas of basil, white grapefruit, nectarine, tangerine, pineapple, and caramel predominate.
T: Semi-sweet with palate focused on a creamy, citrusy melange, although all nose elements discernable. Seems to have a banana essence, as well. Bitterness solid, providing some balance to the sweetness and flavors.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy, almost frozen banana, sensation on the palate.
O: This tastes a bit like Julius and Wrench by Industrial Arts had a baby. I usually like my NEIPAs fruity, but I will make an exception in this case.

Jun 20, 2020
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 5/1/20
Consumed 6/16/20

Even at 6 weeks old I can tell this is a special beer by the smell and color. It’s the perfect quintessential New England IPA. I think my new favorite Tree House. A great balance of sweetness, hops, and bitterness. Worth buying anytime possible

Jun 17, 2020
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ripe banana haze for days. Totally murked out; cloudy af. If you prescribe to that expected NEIPA appearance, this one hits all the notes. The smell gives off aromas of intense tropical fruits, and in waves. That said, there's nothing that really takes center stage to claim the beer as its own. I'm not necessarily saying it's muddied, but I feel like I'd rather have one note at 100%, than multiple notes that are all over the place. Mango, peach, pineapple, pomelo, and tangerine, with flavors that mirror, yet don't quite grasp, the palate in the manner I'm expecting. Again, not bad, just not assertive enough for me to be wowed. Surprisingly, there's some sneaky bitterness on the back end that changes the profile of the beer. This leads me to believe that an additional hop was added for the purpose of bittering alone, but who am I to say. Gentle carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Glad I was able to try. Cheers.

May 01, 2020
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange in color with a fingers worth of head that fades to almost nothing but leaves behind some sporadic lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit juice. I get mango, melon, and citrus. Taste mirrors the aroma with mango, guava, pineapple, melon, cantaloupe, passion fruit and some tangerine. Very smooth and juicy upfront with a little bitterness or maybe hop bite in the finish. Good mouthfeel, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall I really like his beer, the aroma and taste hit the right notes for me, super tasty.

Apr 01, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one checked all the boxes for me - loved it from the pour to the finish. Visually it was a beautiful beer, with lots of good elements to the nose. I particularly noticed a delicious melon smell, which also showed up in the flavor profile as well. The taste just struck me as being wonderfully balanced - nothing stuck out in any direction, but just made me want to savor the flavor as a whole. The mouthfeel was also very appealing - had some thickness while still going down smooth. Could happily drink one of these every day of spring.

Mar 14, 2020
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stoumi from California

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spring pours a cloudy, lemon yellow with a full and fluffy, white head and great retention. The smell has a dominating floral note with grapefruit and cantaloupe, peach and tropical fruit notes. The taste is guava and papaya with a noticeable pineapple with some lemon and peach.

Jul 20, 2019
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

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

16oz can poured into a large snifter.

A: Lemon yellow color with a dull, opaque haze. Fine- bubbled white head settles after a time. Thin veil of lacing.

S: pithy white grapefruit, lemon with sugar, clementine, nectarine. Whiffs of freshly cut grass and some very mild dankness in the background. A little bit of dough and confectioners sugar too.

T: Lemon peel and sugared white grapefruit. Tropical notes of nectarine and star fruit build. Perhaps some clementine and pineapple too. As in the nose, there are subtle dank hop flavors too, and maybe even a very slight hint of sweet onion. Little in the way of bitterness. Simple dough and confectioners sugar malt base. Medium-dry. Balanced finish of dough and trailing tropical fruits.

M: Medium-full body. Round and lush with a slight creamy, chewiness. Gentle carbonation. Only the mildest whisper of astringency.

O: Fairly straightforward, but it’s a nice hop profile. Easy, juicy, and tropical. A pleasure to drink, and it’s sure to appeal to the hard-up NEIPA fan and the casual drinker alike.

Jul 03, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fully opaque maize with a large fluffy off-white head leaning on the glass in mounds and leaving large curled white cap lace. Some dark green sediment comes out of the can at the end of the pour, which is uncharacteristic for TH.

This is like a spicy and hoppy tropical Hawaiian Punch with papaya and kiwi, as well as traditional Tree Haze characteristics of biscuit and light green dank hops.

The fluffy full body thins out to a fluid swallow and dry finish with a little hop sting.

Jun 26, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Single can given to me by a friend. My forty second brew from these guys. I liked this, didn't love it. Had just played 2 rugby games, & was having a lot of different beers, would like to try under more controlled circumstances.

Jun 07, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Tree House snifter glass. Pours a cloudy golden yellow body, one and half finger frothy white head, great retention, plenty of lacing. Smell is floral, big papaya and guava, a bit of grapefruit but pretty heavy on the tropical fruit. Has a moderate caramel malt backbone, smells fairly sweet and fruity, with a slight zesty floral note coming back up as it warms. Flavour follows. Guava, papaya rule the roost, with a moderate caramel sweetness in the back. Mild grapefruit, a bit of zest, herbal notes on the finish, mild-moderate bitterness. Medium full bodied, on the verge of being too full bodied at first, but ends up being soft and creamy as it warms. Delicious!

Jun 04, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a plastic cup outside.
Look: a very hazy bright yellow color with a thick and frothy white head.
Aroma: as billed, lots of tropical fruit with pineapple, mango, peach, but also lavender and floral notes.
Taste: followed the nose. A rich tropical aspect but I tasted lots of lavender and some grass as well. A slight hop astringency (can was 2 weeks old). Minimal bitterness.
Feel: very soft per the style. Silky.
Overall: a delicious NEIPA. No surprises here.

Jun 02, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton. MA
05/16/19
Served in a teku

Hazy, pale straw yellow appearance. The body was topped by a tight, fluffy, finger-tall, bright white head that fell to a frothy collar. Large patches of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was fantastic. Melon notes dominated. Honeydew melon specifically. Nice tropical fruit presence as well. Guava was noticeable. Some papaya too. Citrus notes were also detectable. Tangerine and orange came to mind.

The flavor profile was nearly identical to the nose. Loads of honeydew melon. Big tropical fruit notes. Again, guava and papaya were most apparent. Pineapple was noticeable in the center. Nice wheaty base and tart lemony notes too. Bit of peach. Citrus fruits came through on the back end and the finish. Good dose of juicy orange and tangy tangerine flesh followed by some zesty, pithy citrus peel.

Fantastic creamy, frothy, smooth mouthfeel. Pillowy soft and plush on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate, tongue blanketing effervescence that fluffed up really nicely.

Tree House Brewing’s IPAs have been better than ever lately, and the massive amounts of kettle and dry hop additions in this beer brought it to another level. I look forward to the release of “Summer” and seeing if they up the ante once again.

May 31, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Pours hazy orange. Smells quite pungent. Pine and grapefruit with an ample does of garlic and onion. Comes off as a bit of burnt plastic. Tastes a bit sweeter and brighter. Grapefruit, some pale malt, and pine resin. The bitterness is as aggressive as the sweet pale malt, but the bitterness lingers. Garlic and alcohol last long into the finish, again with a hint of the plastic. Medium heavy. I realize my descriptors aren't great, but I kinda like it. It's sweet but it's got an interesting hop profile that encompasses more than just a juicy aroma.

May 22, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 16 oz. can into a Tree House Willi Becher glass, this beer is light, bright orange and forms over two fingers worth of thick crown.

The nose brings floral hops all the way through.

The taste comes in again with those floral hops, but mixing with mango and melon notes.

Pithy, sticky, slightly resinous. Really clean and soft. Nice accenting touch of bitterness on the back.

Overall, this thing is extremely clean and well made.

May 22, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tree House Spring. Canned 3/20/19. Sent from egrandfield. Poured into Sierra Nevada Spiegl Glass.

Hazy, juicy, thick amber glow with a tall creamy head that rivals the best I've ever seen. Tons of lace as it recedes. Gorgeous.

Aroma gives me ASMR. No joke. It's like I just stepped into a brewery after they threw in a 50 lb bag of hops into one beer and did a dough-in on another one. Just MASSIVE fruit. Massive. Cantaloupe, orange, melon, clementine, guava, passion fruit, grapefruit, white grape. Pithy and juicy. Maaaaannnnn.

Flavor is likewise an explosion of fruit, but balanced with herbal and grass notes. Pithy orange and grapefruit, citrus blossom, tangerine, herb, lemongrass, and wet grass.

Feel is really creamy and smooth with slight prickly carbonation, and a deep resiny finish.

Overall, an incredible beer. I'm just infatuated with this one. So, so good.

May 14, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy medium gold color with a foamy biscuit head that leaves doily lacing.

Aroma is bright, floral citrus with a touch of sweeter tropical fruit behind it.

The flavor is rich and strong with a more pithy version of the citrus blossom, meaning it is a little more tart than the aroma. The sweeter fruit is more of an orange pith. I'm really not getting any stone fruit nor the papaya/guava range (as others have noted). The flavor stays constant into the finish. There is a little bready malt behind it but not intrusive.

Feel is very soft and pulpy thick. There is a light alcohol burn that lingers into the finish.

This is a refreshing flavor with just a touch of sweetness, leaving it with a citrus pith flavor almost dominant. Tat flavor is clean and consistent, making for a great DIPA. Definitely in the better half range from TH no matter where your dividing line is.

May 14, 2019
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really solid beer. Pours hazy orange classic tree house. Poured into my craft master tree house glass.
Big white head. Always sticks around as a layer in the top. So good. Great lacing.
Smells of peaches and lychee and papaya and mango. So good.
Taste is all of the above. But it finishes slightly dry which is unique.
These guys just continue to amaze me with the little things. The head retention and the body and mouthfeel just trump any other brewery trying to do this.

May 12, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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

pours out like a glass of haze juice, straw-golden yellow full on haze, dense and creamy bright white head with sudsy bubbles atop and plenty of lacing. not sure how an NEIPA could look better than this, very enticing.

light aromas of papaya, guava, peaches and cream, grainy malts. has that signature TH grainy sweetness going on, invoking honey cereal and bubblegum. not excessively pungent but overall a really rich aromatic profile.

palate explodes with a thick fruity flavor, created by the excessive hopping and creamy malt flavor. mango, peaches, guava, and papaya leading the way, pineapple coming out as it warms a doughy breadyness and sweetness throughout, some pleasant herbaceous green character providing some bite on the finish to keep it crisp. mouthfeel is thick, creamy, fluffy. overall a wonderful beer!

Apr 30, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

TREE HOUSE SPRING IIPA 4/29/19

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

a; Opaque gold/green with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate citrus leaning to grapefruit and orange peel.

t: Fairly intense citrus/resin combo with a moderate to heavy hop bite over a substantial malt base. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness and citrus notes.

m; Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: Another hefty TH hop bomb, definitely an exceptional NE style brew.

Apr 29, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 3/20/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Nice retention and lacing. Peach, pear, pineapple, and melon in the nose with a hint of lemon-lime. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Juicy tropical citrus aplenty on the palate with zero malt and a minimal bitterness. Peach, pineapple, pear, and grapefruit. Finishes dry with lingering juicy hops.

Apr 17, 2019
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gbiello from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Typical NEIPA on the pour with a good finger of fluffy white head. Cloudy but not totally opaque. You can definitely smell the Mosaic hops on the nose. Mango, orange and grapefruit the strongest flavors. A little light on the mouthfeel.

Apr 11, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 16 oz. can dated 03/20/19. Sampled on March 30, 2019.

The pour is murky, pulpy yellow with a tremendous but eventually fading foamy white head. Lacing.

The aroma is full of citrus, tropical fruit, melon, juice, something herbal, and an under belly of white bread.

Medium to full and smooth body.

A mildly sweet taste greets the palate with the fruity characters sort of playing up the rear. Seems to have a bitter and herbal finish unlike what the aroma suggested. Another winner from Tree House.

Mar 30, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, yellow gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is guava mixed with Orange Julius, tangerine and light lime. Medium-light bodied, Solid, excellent by most brewery's standards but just good by Tree House's high standards. Would get this again, but did not blow me away like recent hoppy releases Snow or Bright Centennial..still way better than Treat.

Mar 30, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, fresh from the source...3-20-19 canning date.

Great looking brew, fully hazed, leaves a load of fine low sheeting and fine lacing all over the glass.

Pungent sniff...tropical fruit abounding.

Super tasty and highly enjoyable brew...simply loaded with yummy tropical fruit flavors, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, limes, mango, bananas...this one has it all....fresh, tasty, complex, smooth, over the top delicious...fine creation in brewing...go get some!

Mar 28, 2019
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TreeHouse_Erection from Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ratings adjusted to account for TH standards. This would be most breweries shining star. Really good, has a nice bitterness to change things up from the usual offerings. I like it better than Snow but not as much as Haze or Green

Mar 26, 2019
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 147 ratings