Curiosity Sixty Eight
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #403
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,326
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 5.31%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
42
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
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Notes: For this curious exploration into the art and science of hoppy beers, we utilized a cornucopia of our favorite hops including Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, & Galaxy paired with our singular house yeast and a huge addition of oats in the grist. The resulting beer is delightful in its depth, character, and individuality! It pours a dense opaque yellow in the glass, presenting with notes of pineapple, red grapefruit, honeydew melon, pear, and stone fruit in this complex and fruity delight. It is the most intriguing and boldly unique of the recent oat based Curiosity offerings, and is sure to please the palate of those who enjoy a juicy IPA with character, distinction, and intense flavor.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 42
Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, 5/17/2019. Tree House snifter glass.

Hazy, pulpy golden orange body, one and a half finger thick frothy white head, good retention, a bit of lacing, thin film and collar. Standard Tree House haze! Smell is big guava and grapefruit, light caramel, melon and a bit of pineapple sweetness too. Mild floral resin as well. Flavour is that estery Tree House yeast with a big dose of guava, canteloupe and grapefruit. A bit less of the melon on the palate, has a mildly bitter floral and herbal finish, even a bit leafy. Medium lighter sugar backbone, not distinctly caramel or toffee but as usual stands well in the back behind all the hoppy flavours. Medium bodied, soft and creamy, as per the hoppy offerings from Tree House, the mouthfeel is what makes this really work. I wish they didn't skip the next iteration, but this is a pretty solid DIPA that I am glad to have had the chance to pick up in my visit to the brewery.

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Photo of Damian
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton. MA
05/17/19
Served in a teku

Cloudy, pale straw yellow appearance. The nearly opaque body was topped by a frothy, finger-tall, bright white crown that quickly fell to a thick, bubbly collar. Drippy rings of lacing cascaded down the the sides of the glass and stuck around until almost the drink’s end.

The aroma was solid initially but not amazing. Really hoppy and clean but perhaps a bit nondescript. Nice honeydew melon presence. Some generic tropical fruit notes were also apparent. Guava perhaps. Ripe peach and apricot came through as well. Bit of tangy tangerine too. As the beer warmed, the hops became much more punchy. The melon and citrus notes really intensified.

The flavor profile was very similar to the aroma on the front end but finished more pithy and bitter than I anticipated. Honeydew melon was again most prominent. Tart, wheaty and lemony in the center. Grapefruit appeared on the back end. The beer finished with a mix of pithy orange and grapefruit peel and a touch of bitterness.

Excellent soft, creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that fluffed up really nicely.

Curiosity Fifty Eight is a terrific beer with a fantastic fruit-forward aroma and pillowy soft mouthfeel. That said, it was definitely a half step behind Curiosity Sixty Six, Sixty Seven and Spring, which I also picked up on the same visit. Even though many of Tree House’s new hoppy beers seem to be very similar to each other, that might not be such a bad thing.

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Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of light citrus peel and oranges. Tons of citrus bitterness. Creamy orange vanilla. Flashes of tropical notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of oranges and creamy almost vanilla. Nice bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy.

O - Overall this was a very solid dipa with good zesty citrus notes. Really pleasant oranges.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Big creamy head, fades stump slowly, nice lacing, cloudy opaque light pale orange yellow color

Nose big citrus, mango, juicy tropical, light doughy malt, tangerine, pithy

Taste mild sweet malt and juicy citrus orange peel, little pithy, juicy tangerine, little doughy malt, medium spicy hop bitterness, little astringent spicy finish

Mouth is med bod, other carb

Overall mixed, not quite as good as the other curiosity beers but not too bad

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Photo of tigg924
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, creamy gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is tangerine, white grapefruit, pine, and starfruit. Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, and bitter. The last few Curiousities I have tried have been excellent. This is more middle of the road. Not a bad ipa, but I have had way better from Tree House. A bit of a disappointment.

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Photo of scotorum
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

TREE HOUSE CURIOSITY 68 5/20/19

Can art on this series has sometimes been brilliant. This time it's not so much. The prominent feature is an arm, holding tongs over a grill. Not my cup of appendage.

a: Opaque yellow with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam but surprisingly little if any lacing.

s; Citrus from two feet away. Closer, more emphasis on grapefruit.

t: Follows the nose with moderate to strong bitterness which lingers on the dry finish. Later the grapefruit notes seem to go more ruby red.

m: Heavy medium to full, great body and lots of carbonation tingle. Some spotty to patchy lacing appears where the beer has met on the way up to be sipped.

o; A potent-tasting NEDIPA, with a slightly sour bitterness giving the impression of including a boatload of citrusy hops. A better Curiosity.

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Curiosity Sixty Eight from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 42 ratings