Super Treat
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #54
Ranked #554
4.45 | pDev: 7.64%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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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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4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
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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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4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 6/4. Poured to Glass on 6/6.
A: Looks like a Peach Juice. Thin clouds and disappeared quickly.
S: Tangelin, peach, pineapple in front.
T: First sip remained Fluffy, light creaminess. Then Mango, pineapple and full of tropical fruits notes. Hop bitterness is quite sure but not to much strong. Balance is enjoyable.
O: Quite unique balanced IIPA. A little bit too sticky and sweet for me.
ABV: 8.3%

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

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4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
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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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Super Treat from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 159 ratings