Curiosity Sixty Four | 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): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 to refine and question our process while investigating highly specific variables related to mash temperature, our water profile, yeast pitching rates, kettle & dry hopping rates, and pH adjustment methodology. For this particular batch, we focused on mash and kettle salt additions, drastically increasing our rate of particular salts that contribute to body & mouthfeel. It is hopped intensely with new age & experimental American hops on both the hot and cold side of our process. The result is a beer that is distinctly rich and velvety on the palate, with a syrupy body and heavy effect on the tongue. We taste honeydew melon, papaya, guava, and stonefruit - a cornucopia of flavor on the more syrupy, less intense side of things. This beer is super enjoyable for those who like a full bodied, densely flavored Double IPA - a unique and delightful juice bomb, indeed!

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 43
Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L - Orange color, murky body

S - Signature TH yeast, grapefruit, orange, some pine

T - Orange sherbet and more grapefruit. Sweeter citrus notes

F - Soft, fluff,y and creamy

O - Another great IPA from these guys

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dense orange haze with a 1 -11/2 finger white head into my TH rainbow willie becher glass.
Classic Treehouse look and smell with what I think is a combination of the hops and their house yeast (their house yeast is what makes them what they are).
Big notes of overripe fruit - can't pinpoint one.
Taste is citrusy with a little bit of tangerine and some tropics.
finish is fairly dry for the style. Can taste a little alcohol.
Pretty dang good beer again...

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Photo of rudzud
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a 4 pack of this back on 4/25 perhaps and gave a can to Jared.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy dark golden orange hue with a nice creamy one finger white head that fades slowly to leave good lacing and a creamy little blanket.

S - Aromas of melons galore, really almost overripe melon, nice orange citrus as well as flashes of mango and even some danker passion fruit. Really loving the melon aroma here.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Tons of super ripe melon and loads of juicy citrus and peel, super juicy. So juicy to the point of almost being on the sweeter side of juice. Over ripe tropical fruits as well along with flashes of dank passion fruit and papaya. There is a little bit of lingering citrus peel bitterness on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is just spot on for the style. Fluffy creamy carbonation, alcohol almost completely hidden. Almost heavy and chewy.

O - Overall this was just utterly spot on. The pop on the nose and just how flavourful this was is really something to behold. I really, really hope they continue to build on this variable ratio here because it's practically magical. I regret having not bought more than 4 cans of this as by the time I'd given them away I was only left with a single can for myself!

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jlindros
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud, Canned on smudged, but I know it's super fresh

Pours a nice dense foamy head with great retention and lacing, cloudy hazy darker orange color

Nose nice big citrus and tropical fruit, orange, mango, tangerine, papaya, a little dank passion fruit, light doughy malt, and melon

Taste fair doughy cracker malt, creamy soft juicy, big hops, a little dank resin note but tons of citrus and tropical, tangerine, papaya, little pineapple, mango sherbet, peachy stone fruit, some melon, creamy fruit yogurt like, very soft juicy, and a little berry on the back end, drier finish with a flash of bitterness and flash of alcohol, lingering fruits and a touch grassy

Mouth is med bodied but soft juicy chewy even, good creamy carb, just a flash of alcohol

Overall a really nice beer, one of the best new ones I've had from them in a while, so whatever they did to this one they should keep

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Photo of Sabtos
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seemingly pouring darker at first, it fills to a lighter but turbid maize yellow has a soft creamy white head tops it off.

The pillowy medium body features tropical notes of fruity but soft mango bubblegum and pineapple with mildly dank herbal accents and even fainter black pepper, finishing paper dry.

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Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: The beer pours a yellow mango color on the edges to a murky gold to amber color in the middle. It is opaque. There is no visible carbonation. There is a lot of lacing on my glass as I drink the beer.

Nose: The beer is not bursting out of the glass. It’s sweet with over ripe fruit. Mango, pineapple, banana, honey, honeysuckle,
sweet bread, white raisins, strawberry. The ripe fruit and bread notes are dense.

Taste: “Honey covered biscuits.” Banana nut bread. Over ripe mango. Banana. Bubble gum. White grape. White raisin. Candied orange peel. Spicy and even some cinnamon. Flash of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, slick, oily, and heavy on the palate. Dries out quickly and offers some bitterness. Not my favorite for the IPA style but I’m enjoying it more and more as it seems to complement the sweeter fruit flavors nicely.

Overall: Based on the description from the brewer, this beer is dead on. And I appreciate that the brewer is making this beer and most importantly explaining its intent and idea behind it.

This beer is full bodied and very fruity, bready and honey forward. I appreciate the brewery making something a bit outside the norm and explaining / describing their intent behind the beer.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/25. Deep orange with a substantial and long lingering head that left splotchy lacing on the glass and suds on the surface. Sweet, tropical nose with some light dankness. Taste is fantastic, tropical fruit, sweet floral, bubble gum. Nice full mouthfeel with carbonation a hair on the lighter side. A slight astringency to the finish but very enjoyable.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring this from a 16 oz. into a Treehouse Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out completely hazy and the shade of a blood orange. It forms over a finger worth of tightly packed off yellow bubbles from a very gentle pour. Leaves heavy lacing as it slowly recedes.

The nose brings a fruit “flesh” aspect to things. I’m picking up peach the most, then melon, oranges and slight lemon. A touch of pine.

The taste comes in with a sweet syrup before turning to a heavy malt backbone. Crackers and honey covered biscuits. That touch of pine is still in there as an accent. A lot of that fruit fades but there is still some peachy flesh in there.

The mouthfeel is thick with syrup. Sticky and coats the mouth with an oiliness.

Overall, it’s not a bad brew but it’s definitely not a hop forward ipa.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a distinctly hazy and creamy orange color, with a small foamy head and lots of lacing.

This smells like concentrated hop syrup, with tangerine, melon, peach and pine mainly, and no malt character.

This is very heavy and not at all refreshing. It sits on the tongue, with candied and dank fruity hops, a bit of green bitterness, and no maltiness. It’s tasty but overwhelming.

The attempt to make this full bodied and intense is interesting but flawed. Drinkability is certainly sacrificed, as it’s a tad syrupy. There’s not a ton of lingering bitterness, at least.

I’m not sure I’m fully on board with the “advancements” TH was trying to make here. It’s still a decent enough DIPA.

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Photo of EMV
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Somewhat flat golden brown pour. Hazed and opaque... thick fluffy white head leaves great lacing.

S: Citrus and fruit. Grapefruit and tropicals.

T.F: Light grain bill... strong tropical notes. Dank and fruity. Guava, papaya, melon, and peach. Grapefruit and tangerine mixed in. Complex... a bit of spice mixed in. Medium bodied and oily on the tongue. Smooth carbonation. Tropical fruit and guava on the aftertaste.

O: Outstanding and experimental. Great flavor mix... bright and fruity... super enjoyable.

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Photo of tigg924
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, brownish gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Smells like grilled pineapple. Taste is big pineapple, melon, salt, and wheat. Thick and heavy bodied, slightly bitter, with medium low carbonation. Delicious. I really like how incredibly thick the body is. Might be the thickest IPA I have had in some time. One of the better Curiosity beers I have had. Usually don't get many Curiosity beers but should have gotten more of this.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - these labels keep me coming back. I relate heavily with Bigfoot in the background there. Pours a murky turbidity with yellowy greenish-brown haze. Impenetrable when it comes to light. Almost dirty-looking. Head that looks like velvet, sheen and all.

S - getting whiffs of Green... pineapple, clementine, satsuma... Blueberries, fresh-cut pine, and coconut. Tropical and fruity.

T - on the zesty side of things. Fresh pineapple rind and under-ripe honeydew melon. Sweet, dry grape; mildly vinous in its maturity. Crisp papaya and curt grapefruit peel. Potent herbal bitterness underscores a heavy "spicy" potency.

F - has more of a marshmallowy vibe one might find in heavy-duty stouts. Feels thick without actually being thick. Fluffy and soft, like the underside of my dear cat.

O - strays a bit from the blatant juice of late and hits with more grapefruit bitterness. Loads of spicy rind and crisp freshness.

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Photo of scotorum
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


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

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

s; Mild citrus

t; Fairly intense citrus and pine resin over a supportive malt base. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. ABV is well covered.

m; Medium, good body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o; A substantial DIPA, relatively mild on aroma but heavy on flavor, hop bite and good mouthfeel.

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Curiosity Sixty Four from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 43 ratings