Super Treat
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #55
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
96
Ranked #562
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 7.64%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
156
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Notes: Super Treat is a riff on Treat utilizing even larger kettle and dry hop additions applied to a richer, denser base beer than Treat. It is intended to coax sweet hop candy flavors from a blend of citrus forward American hops paired with our house yeast. Saturated flavors of orange starburst, sweet tangerine, lychee, and unfiltered fresh squeezed orange juice play nicely with a gently carbonated body lending to a beer that is intensely enjoyable and eminently drinkable. Our house yeast provides juicy fruit gum and melon overtones throughout. It’s a Super Treat, indeed!
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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is robust, juicy and deep. Intense aromas of citrus, orange juice, papaya, mango and a soft booziness that tickles the nose. Really nice. Beer opens juicy and sweet. I get orange juice, clementine, mango, cane sugar and vanilla. Some bright citrus hop resin in the middle with a sweet, almost syrupy finish. Intense. This is pretty nice. Body is medium with ample moderate carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate and goes down muted with a lingering finish. Solid.

Excellent beer. This one's worth searching for.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can served in a tulip. Canned 10/02/19. Pours a dull orange hue the approximate color and clarity of orange juice. Head is half an inch, bright white and fluffy. Head eventually dissipates into a consistent skim that coalesces into a frothy band around the shoulders. Delicate swaths of lacing are revealed on the serving side of the glass. Nose is quite nice - light, candied citrus esters with trace of tropical fruit, melon and herbal notes nicely intermingled. Taste consistent with nose with a sugar sweet pop in the middle. Finishes with some tangerine notes at the back. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even carbonation and a light acidity. Overall, tasty and nicely crafted with a well-hidden abv.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can - dated 08/08/19 - poured into a small white wine stem at 46F.

Pours an ultra-hazy, one notch away from milky bright sunny yellow colour, topped with nearly 3 fingers of pillowy white head, which slowly recedes, leaving substantial chains of lacing behind. Very photogenic beer.

Nose: Deliciously sweet, candied tropical fruit, and a healthy dose of citrus. Mandarin orange, pineapple, guava, melon, kumquat, nectarine, mango, papaya, lychee, and a slightly dank, slightly green, purely hoppy note as well, which reminds me of the wet, lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Sweet, hoppy, succulent, and juicy.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with a clean malty sweetness. Relatively neutral in flavour, as the hops sort of mask any grainy or malty flavours, though the sweetness remains to compliment the hops. Perhaps a little bit of honey. Unlike the original Treat (which I regard as the best hoppy beer I have ever had), Super Treat seems to possess a little bit of a dank, Simcoe-like note, detectable in both the aroma and the flavour. This is a dominant note that lasts from start to finish. In addition, there are also flavours of ripe melon, lychee, papaya, peach, nectarine, mango, and tangy, acidic pineapple. A very light degree of hop burn, which really emphasizes the pineapple note. The juicy, tropical flavours seem to fade during the finish, ending with the spotlight on that dank, Simcoe-like note, along with some dry, resinous hop oils. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel/Body: It's actually quite surprising. Many offerings in the Tree House lineup tend to be unbelievably creamy, rich, soft, and pillowy. Especially the bigger renditions of classic beers. This, on the other hand, seems to lack that ultra-creamy milkshake texture. However, this is not a downfall. This beers sweetness, paired with it's rather large ABV doesn't exactly beg for a rich, decadent body. The lighter body really suits this, and adds an element of crispness, which really enhances its drinkability. It's not thin or small by any means. 8.3% wouldn't really hide itself that well anyway - but it isn't thick or creamy, and with some help from the lively effervescence and tangy hop acidity, the beer actually drinks rather easily,

Overall: It's hard to beat a beer like Treat. Some (I) may say it's impossible. Super Treat actually bears little resemblance to the original beer. It's not quite as fruity, or insanely aromatic as Treat, and the dank notes are definitely something unique to this one. However, it's still a fantastic hoppy beer that displays the very craftsmanship that Tree House has come to be known for.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was just another amazing IPA from my favorite IPA brewery, Tree House. Didn’t think they could get much better than their Green and Julius series but this one just knocked my socks off. Canned date 8/7/19. Looks incredible, as always - creamy hazy yellow-orange color with fluffy white head and sheets of lingering lacing. Fantastic. Smells of fresh ripe melon, pineapple, guava, mango, papaya, passionfruit, orange and lemon. Also some malt, vanilla, bread, floral and herbal hops. Aromas were fresh and hoppy and just so fragrant. Taste follows the nose, absolutely wonderful juiciness and creaminess that was hard to beat. Perfect balance between the slightly bitter hoppiness and the sweeter malt backbone that always mellows out Tree House’s IPAs. Can’t detect the well hidden higher ABV. Smooth, creamy, sticky mouthfeel that coats the palate. Great feel and perfect amount of carbonation. Truly one of my favorite beers from them and one of my favorite imperial IPAs.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Murky light orange body. Smells of sweet orange, tangerine, sweet tropical fruits, and some acidic fruits, like passionfruit. Tastes of zippy acidic fruit for a brief moment, then hefty sweet pale malt and some tropical fruit hops take over. Makes it quite sweet. Medium heavy. I had half a can and it tasted fine, but would have been too sweet to drink a full can.

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Photo of osheamatth
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This seems like a new direction for TH into manipulating classic ingredients to achieve something one wouldn't expect - literal candied sweetness. I wasn't sure how to react but as usual, this brewery knows what they're doing. It may put people of but it shouldn't. In their own description you can see starburst (lower case) and that sort of hits the nail on the head. This is a hoppy & yeasty extravaganza with blasts of fruity sweetness on both the palate and the nose and a very very smooth finish with a wonderful feeling in the mouth.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 9/1/19

A: Golden pale orange - even hazier than the typical Tree House beer, but not totally opaque - pours with a small, off-white head, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Lots of citrus, big notes of orange juice and candied citrus - tangerine - some herbal notes, dank hops - similarly candy-like tropical notes, with a lot of melon and some pineapple, mango - notes of fruit punch and some hard candy - Juicy Fruit gum - despite all of the references to candy I would not describe this as smelling sugary - fairly neutral malt base

T: A Tree House lollipop - loads of citrus, candied orange and tangerine - some floral citrus - herbal and dank notes - candied melon, hints of mango and pineapple - Juicy Fruit gum and notes of under-ripe peach, apricot - medium bitterness - some hop burn - fairly sweet overall, but it really is coming from the hops, not the pale, unexciting malts at the base - the 8%+ ABV is not totally hidden, at least to my palete

M: On the full side of medium, smooth if not a little sticky, low carbonation

O: Call me, so I can get it juicy for ya

Regretfully, I have not had the "standard" Treat, so I cannot fully evaluate the "super" nature of this beer. But yes, it does kind of taste like candy. They achieved their goal, but at what cost? I would definitely take most other Tree House IPAs over Super Treat's weird sweetness, but it's still quite good.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-8-2019 (Consumed Aug-29)


Pours a cloudy peach flesh color, frothy beigish head, some lacing.
The aroma is predominately lemon zest, herbal hoppiness, and an overall charater verging on lemon pinesol-lite.
The flavor is very sweet, lightly citrusy and lightly boozy the combination of which blends well to make a delicious, if not super "beery" flavor profile. It has a medium+ body with a moderate carbonation bite and a nice snap to the feel despite having that standard puffy character of their beers. This is a decent IIPA with an interesting character compared to their other beers. It looks as nice as usual not incredible, though. the aroma is a little hollow. but the flavor isn't. I see where they're going with the candy comparison and it is like a lemon lime Dum-Dum in some respects. the sweetness helps with This and is noticeable. the alcohol gives It that necessary, almost-artificial tinge. This was a nice beer and despite the fact that I haven't rated it super high, it was very good and in some respects was more drinkable than other beers from TH. It was all I could do to not slam it. A nice beer, but a little cloying and straying a little far from the non-sweet aspects of a big IIPA.

4.25...4.25...4.5...4.25...4.25

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pushing the IPA style to the outer edges of haze, no brewery is better equipped to test the brink of hops in this manner like Tree House Brewing. Imperial in status, full in flavor, even fuller in body, IPA drinkers of a decade ago wouldn't even recognize the extreme makeover that the brewery has given to the style.

Mouthwatering aromas of citrus fruit, candy, tropical fruit, orchard fruit and pastry seduce the nose while Super Treat pours a turbidly matte finish of pale taupe and gold. A slow and patient separation of beer from froth eventually floats a creamy meringue just ahead of a sweet pastry taste that hinges of taffy, simple syrups, cereal and honeysuckle.

As the session shifts toward the hops, a full and fruity exhibition plays out with tropical fruits first. Mango, apricot, papaya and pawpaw reached nearly banana cream status before the taste continues to shift citrusy. Sun kissed tangerine, mandarin orange and blood orange comes in a nearly sherbet type of tangy succulence while a followup of honeydew and light peach continue the hop and ester complexity. A mild mannered bitterness is hardly any contention to offset the incredible amount of fruit and the linger of pastry sweetness or breadiness.

Full in body, the beer is nearly cloying for an IPA. Its fade to a malty dry finish far outlasts the drinker's patience as a coat of cookie dough and fruit puree trail into a light spice of gin and botanicals with a pep of verbena, cedar and sassafras in a green tea accompaniment.

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Photo of Gatch
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 08/08/19 “building steam with a grain of salt”

Heavens to Betsy, this is a heavy hitter! Definitely Treat on steroids. But certainly sweeter and more candy-like than it’s smaller counterpart. Sugary sweet with tons of ripe tropical fruit. While it’s a heavy IPA, it’s not cloying, boozy, or bitter, which is absurd. The second can was more enjoyable than the first, which is why I’ve been buying two cans of each beer to drink one for pleasure and then the next day review one for BA (and more pleasure). While it’s a bonkers beer, it’s a testament to the mastery of TH.

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Photo of TreeHouse_Erection
3.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tastes like a thicker version of Present Moment or any of the pale ales actually. Must be my palette because nothing really stood out. Still a good beer but not what I look for from TH

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into teku, canned 8.8.8.19, opened 8.16.19

“Building a steam with a grain of salt “

Creamy two finger off white foam cap , good retention , great lacings

Citrus aroma, tropical fruits

Citrus taste, juicy fruit taste

Smooth, sweet finish

Good beer

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Photo of AstroT
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a surprisingly smooth beer, nothing at all hints of bitterness. A lollipop is an apt metaphor because this has a candy-like finish. I'll be getting more of these.

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Photo of brentk56
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a two finger head; good retention and clumps of lacing

Smell: Very citrusy and tropical with tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya and a hint of honey

Taste: A bit doughy in the malt with the mango, pineapple and papaya building; tangerine tones add some pithy citrus bitterness, in the middle; the finish is relatively dry with lingering citrus and tropical flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: One of the Tree House greats

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Photo of cbutova
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy into a snifter with a floury golden body and a two finger, thick and creamy white cap. Head retention is very good. Lacing is very plentiful and this one is a looker.

S- On the citrus side of the street with hints of stone and tropical fruits alongside that. Creamsicle is the first thing that comes to mind before leading into grapefruit, underripe stone fruits, peach, oranges, candied citrus, dank herbs and floral hop notes. A touch of bubble gum and soft tropical fruit like papaya in the end.

T- On the taste buds the brew leans towards those softer tropical fruits but also picks up some oniony and earthy hop notes as well. The candy notes are still present with orange pop, grapefruit and tangerine citrus opening up for bubble gum, melon, mint and berry hop notes. A touch powdery and raw but smoother than the recent anniversary beer. Moderately high sweetness and a touch of cereal hints.

MF- Creamy and luscious body. This is where Tree House really brings it compared to their competitors. The body is just incredibly soft and smooth even with a high level of carbonation. Ends with a clean herbal bitterness.

This brew really riffs on the softer tropical fruits and stone fruits with melon playing a key role alongside peach, mango and soft citrus like tangerine as well as floral and herbal hops. Takes the sweetness up a notch for an IPA but still balances things out with those flavors.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the smoothest Tree House beers they make. I would probably grab even more next time.

Thick mouthfeel. No bitterness. Pure Juice mango puree flavors with tangerine

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Photo of Billolick
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7-11-19 packaging date, 16 oz can, purchased at the source.

Top quality, fully hazed NEIPA pour, leaves a long lasting cap and nice looking fine lace and sheeting.

Pungent nose loaded with ripe pineapple, mango, kiwi, melons and lemon/lime.

Soft, smoth, and thoroughly delicious. Juicy, tropical, complex, densly flavorful...world class brew from TH.

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Photo of scotorum
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE SUPER TREAT DIPA 7/11/19

Acquired at the brewery tonight.

a: Opaque gold with a 3/4 inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Intense tropical and "catty" citrus.

t; Follows the nose with moderate intensity and hop bite over a hefty malt base. Dry finish with much lingering bitterness.

m; Near full, great body and carbonation tingle.

o; A "meaty" and "dank tropical citrus" DIPA with more substance to it than regular Treat. Great flavor, weighty yet refreshing with its ABV beautifully covered.. One of TH's top ten.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque golden straw color with 2 fingers of effervescent white head. The head lingers for a long time, leaving a large crown of cobweb lacing as it settles into a thick cap of foam. Possibly the best looking beer Tree House has ever made.

The aroma brings notes of pineapple and peach rings, as well as candied oranges and honeydew melon. There are hints of pink starburst and pine on the back end.

The flavor follows the nose: Candied orange, peach rings, and pineapple, followed by melon, mango and starburst candies. Finishes very earthy and bitter.

The feel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very smooth and creamy with a dry finish. A bit on the boozy side.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA that blows OG Treat completely out of the water. This beer is everything it sets out to be: candied hops galore and a soft, creamy body.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy maize with a tall white head slowly settling in tiny air pockets to an uneven lumpy film leaving all kinds of Pollock lacing.

At first whiff out of the can I do get candy aromas of Smarties and maybe Starburst, but first taste is more cannabic and spicy than other Tree House brews, with even a detectable level of alcohol heat. It's mild though and the medium body still has a nice froth to it. The finish is cotton dry and brings out a little lychee and resinous triple sec with a touch of cracker.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a stemmed bulb glass. pours a super murky dark
orange with minimal head. doesn’t leave a ton of lacing like the normal tree house fare. smell is very “candied” hops which while i feel is ridiculously sweet i will give them credit for going after what they set out to do. taste is very similar. hoppy but more boozy and overly sweet. feel is pretty on par with tree house IPAs & DIPAs. overall, i know it’s “super treat” but it’s very sweet. candy sweet. interesting concept but i’d take a lot of their other DIPAs over this.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Warm orange and honey hues with an ample foamy head
S: Candied oranges, tangerines, and mango
T: Bright dose of pineapple flavored gummy bears, navel oranges, fresh cut pineapple, and a sprig of pine/rosemary
F: Soft, lightly carbed, and crushable
O: A really enjoyable citrus-driven hoppy brew from TH. Kind of like a Julius derivative (except not with different hops like Alter Ego) that has a hoppier/piney bite and is very sweet. Nice brew that would pair well with a plate of fresh tropical fruit.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottom of can reads: Lollipops not to included See Pierre for Lollipops.
6/4/19
Opened and reviewed on 6/16/19

A frosted golden color, classicly hazed-out with a whipped, white foam topping. Long coverage, sticky lace.

The nose is very intense and packed with aroma's of the hop, like: wet earth, dry pine cones, sharp citrus, and tropical fruit punch. There is a very creamy effect and sharp grainy tones from the malt side.

Well, o.k! they were NOT kidding about it being "purposefully brewed to have a candy like backbone"!! There is a big time malty sweetness! Candy and cream style! The malt seems to be very gentle on the palate, not even close to "cloying" or slick. Fresh, smooth and silky from the medium bodied approach. The hops have sweet citrus tones in spades! Dense oranges and tangerine. Watermelon gummies, cream and gentle malted grains round it out. There is a very "dry-hopped" earthy-green leafy taste to the hop right at the end that I really dig.

Super Treat is very unique in it's extra sweet flavor and crazy deep hop complexity with a wicked silky smooth mouthfeel. Unwrap the lollipop beer.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully hazy, great foam cling, blast of citrus aroma, taste very complex with candied sugar evident along with a surprisingly earthy hop profile. Early quaffs had a more citrus-forward flavor, while the remaining 2/3 were more earthy. Would get again.

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

Picked-up a few cans at the Tree House brewery in Charlton for about five dollars. My forty sixth brew from these guys. Very nice, like this a bit more than treat, just short of a 4.5

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Super Treat from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 156 ratings