Very GGGreennn
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #10
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
100
Ranked #55
Avg:
4.79 | pDev: 5.01%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
130
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: This is a beer we have tried not to brew for a very long time; it is hard to imagine improving upon Green or Very Green in a way that made it worthwhile. That said, our anniversary season inspires us to do semi-irrational things in the name of curiosity and progress, and for this particular batch of this particular beer, the stars aligned and gave us a truly memorable beer that has its own swagger and individuality. This is a beer that reflects upon the past and energizes us for the future - Juice of the highest order! It has created a palpable buzz here in the brewery. Very GGGreennn - a striking and indelible rendition of Tree House Double IPA - Savor, and enjoy!
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 130
Photo of cbutova
4.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Tallboy pours into a snifter with a chalky and floury yellow orange body. A thick and truly creamy white cap rises out of the beer to an inch high with amazing retention. Tons of lacing in thick blankets around the glass.

S- Can smell fresh hops all the way across the room moments after pouring this one with tons of fruit, dank herbs and floral notes as well. The hop bouquet has strong melon, mango, papaya, dank weed and peach with hints of tangerine, citrus zest, floral hops, pungent mint, creamsicle and slight onion. This one is basically all hops with some sweet suggestion.

T- Definitely one of the better Tree House brews I have had in the last few months. This one rides the balance between sweet, juicy hops and bitterness wonderfully with everything starting out with those juicy melons, papayas, bubble gum and peach. Beyond that are hints of tangerine, creamsicle, berries, zesty orange, grapefruit, mint and dank weed. Just another level of juicy on this one. Fairly sweet but it suits the nectar hops.

MF- The appearance foreshadowed this one. The body is about as soft and creamy as it gets for any beer. Fluffy and pillowy on the palate with a moderately high level of carbonation. Finishes with a light-medium bitterness.

This is some top notch Tree House hop utilization. Reminds me of the best batches of the original Green with just how soft, tropical and juicy this beer is with a perfect balance of sweetness and a widely varied hop bouquet.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 06/07/19, 10:48:01.
“CORBIN! CORBIN! MY MAN I HAVE NO FIRE!”

Opaque golden pour, great hue with soft, creamy head that rises about a half an inch above the body of the beer. As it settles, even layers of lace cling desperately to the inside of the glass.

The nose isn’t overpowering, hitting first with aromas of candied grapefruit, pineapple, and melon. Not overly complex, just a clean, citrusy, and straightforward. A more noticeable booziness as the beer opens up a little.

The Green series from Treehouse is no doubt great, but I’d never picked it out as my favorite offerings from them. This one definitely stands apart. Comparable to a brighter, more citrus-forward Juice Machine, the palate is hit with flavors of pineapple, cantaloupe, stone fruit, and tangerine, with softer notes of lemon, mango and passionfruit.

Medium-bodied, medium-carbed, but very soft going down. Drinks incredibly smooth, with the 8.3%ABV dangerously well-hidden. There is some boozy warmth felt on the tail, but beyond that there’s no indicator that this is closing in on 10%.

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Photo of Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark
4.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Maybe it's because Treehouse is so readily available to me but I was a bit let down by this one. I went to the brewery because Juice Machine was on tap but it kicked only a few hours into the day so they tapped Very Gggreen. I had read good things about Very Green and I understand Very Gggreen is a rarity to find, so I snagged a draft for $8.

This one has bitterness to it ... grapefruit peel, resin and lemon. It's oddly smooth for a beer pike this with a very, very big mouthful. It almost feels like soapy water in the mouth and has a cloudy appearance and an orange color with a thin white head. Easy to tell its Treehouse by looking at it.

It was a draft poured into a clear plastic cup (really Treehouse???) so by the time it reached me, it had no real scent to speak of. If you poured Very Green or even Green, I probably couldn't tell the difference between the three of them. This is a beer geek's beer who might be able to pick out incredibly subtle notes.

I much prefer Juice Machine, King Julius or Heady Topper. It's not by any means a bad beer. In fact, it beats the pants off any store bought IPA. I do notice that even though it has a high ABV, one of these doesn't buzz me up the way a lot of other beers do. That's kind of been my Treehouse curse ... maybe my body is protected against a good buzz because I drink Treehouse so often. I did notice that I had a lemon peel taste in my mouth for about an hour after drinking this.

The bottom line ... I wouldn't go out of my way to get this but would grab a couple cans if I was at TH and it was on their list. I know this is an unpopular opinion on here given the high ratings but I also didn't love Very Hazy which is an incredibly high ranking beer, so maybe it's me.

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Photo of eppie82
4.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From can into pint glass, less than 1 month from canning date.

This is very much on par with King Jjjulius. Deep opaque orange appearance with good bit of foam present upon aggressive pour. It's like most very well done NE IPAs in Tree House style: ripe tropical fruity aroma and it s followed into the taste. Fruity, sweet. Creamy full mouthfeel yet very easy to drink. Well carbonated. The major difference between this and many of the other well done NE IPAs is that it's amped up. BIGGER aroma, BIGGER flavor, BIGGER mouthfeel, etc. It's perfect beer for what it strives to be and belongs in the conversations along King JJJulius and Very Hazy as the best of what Tree House has to offer for the style.

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Photo of tk-milkbone
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Near perfect NEIPA. Drinks like it's 4% without any of the bitterness green has. Amplifies everything you like about very green and dials it up a couple notches. mouthfeel is softer than even Very Green. Soft citrus and ripe pineapple combine to make this beer amazing. The mouthfeel, taste, smell, all of it A+. Possibly my favorite IPA

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Light honeycomb and apricot hues with a rich foamy head and gratuitous lacing that clings throughout the session
S: Bursting with pineapple, cantaloupe, and candied oranges
T: Bright melons, tangerines, peaches, pineapple gummy bears, and a mild vanilla
F: Infinitely smooth - this is a top tier soft and pillowy mouthfeel - on par with King Julius and King JJJ
O: Truly the pinnacle of the Green series. I enjoyed this side-by-side with Very Green and Very GGGreennn made a bold declaration. The mouthfeel alone is iconic. Just effortlessly juicy and soft with wave after wave of delicious and yet balanced tropical fruits. As ostentatious as this beer is in its excellence, it is deftly restrained. If this beer doesn't represent a near perfect IPA, I just can't help you.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Opaque maize with a tall white head leaving full on spray paint walls of lacing.

The frothy, fluffy full body delivers notes of bubblegum and Orange Julius to the max, with a dry finish. Mango and peaches and cream develop further, while there's a lightly dank and cannabic background accent. It's overall smoother than the Very Green we had next to it.

As unimpressed as I was with Very Green side by side Green, Very Gggreennn was a unanimous winner over Very Green as well.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.61/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect hazy yellow color. Beautiful sweet and bright to nose, thick and smooth body. Sharp and crisp taste with a still present hop bite. Perfect for anyone who likes this hop profile. Also, love the 5th element quote on the can “Corbin Corbin, My man I have no fire.”

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Photo of jlindros
4.84/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to rudzud for hooking me up, canned 6/07/19
Pours a big foamy bubbly semi dense large head that retains forever, good soapy lacing as well, cloudy opaque murky tan-gold color

Nose is everything I could have ever wanted in the style, loads of super juicy tropical fruits, tons of pineapple mostly, but also a strong passion fruit and mango/papaya note, a bit of a doughy base malt and creamy, little citrus and peach

Taste hits right in stride, super juicy with loads of tropical fruits, pineapple passion fruit smoothie like, some citrus and a little pith, orange mango sherbet, papaya and mango juice, a little cantaloupe, with a little doughy creamy base malt, a touch of chalky minerals with the pith, low bitterness and almost no alcohol, plenty of creamy doughy malt to prop up the hops, drying on the finish with tons more tropical fruits and some citrus, a little green like spicy hop as well that likely dropped a bit since it was super fresh and this would probably be even better after another week, light bitterness lingering

Mouth is super lush creamy rich, like a smoothie but without the lactose or protein gritty feel, creamy soft carbonation almost like nitro but without the nitro taste, almost no alcohol

Overall, definitely reminds me of the early days when they were first making new IPAs and changing the entire style of the beer, and I was so excited to go down to Munson every Saturday and just fill a few growlers of the new IPA, shoot the shit with the crew. Couldn't wait to try the new beers and gawk at how they got so much juicy fruit without bitterness and over malt characters, this just hearkens back to those days. Thanks for bringing beers like this to the table now and then, and continuing to remind me that even though I'm burnt out on the style, and almost all NEIPAs seem to blend into the same thing, this still somehow stands out and makes me happy again.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

About as perfect of an IPA as you can get.

It looks like OJ in the glass with a slight peachy hue to it, and I definitely get the hit of tropical and citrus on the nose along with a creamsicle weaving into the nose.

The taste has a bit more astringent of a hop flavor than I'd prefer, but other than that, this beer is 100% lights out. Just waves of different melon and pine flavors without one dominating the other, just dancing to vie for your attention.

TH are no strangers to cranking out phenomenal IPAs but this one is definitely among their best.

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Photo of brewme
4.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked-up four cans at the Tree House brewery in Charlton for about five dollars. Canned-on date of 6/7/19. My forty eighth beer from these guys. Had 2 the night of game 7, but was not rational enough to review, given the result. Extremely good, a little bit of hop burn, just behind Very Green for my favorite TH beer (have had JM & Jjj, not KJ or KJjj). 2 Cases of Baby Bright for 1 KJjj?

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vggg
Look: 4.75 golden yellow, creamy thick head
Smell: 4.75 mango, peach, tropical
Taste: 5 peach, mango, tropical fruit cornucopia, slight lemon grass danky hops at the finish
Feel: 5 full body, semi dry finish that makes the mouth want more.
Overall 5 best dipa yet

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.96/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an entirely opaque orange cream color with a finger of frothy white head. The retention is stupid, the head just sits there like an asshole refusing to leave. After about 45 minutes, the head finally dissolves into a thin sheet, leaving a wonderful crown of lacing along the way. This beer looks like an orange sorbet milkshake and it's ridiculous.

The aroma is equally stupid. Big notes of pineapple, candied orange, lemon meringue, and grapefruit. There's also plenty of orange creamsicle and peach rings before a wave of honeydew melon. Subtly herbaceous and dank on the back end. A lot like Green, if Green took a shot of HGH in the butt.

The flavor is the stupidest thing I've ever tasted. Orange creamsicle, pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine lead the way. Then comes a massive wave of melon, lemon meringue pie, and sweet, doughy malt. Finishes herbaceous with a subtle yet biting pine note.

The feel is medium-full bodied with soft carbonation. Thick as balls, chewy, and creamy. The alcohol is subtly present, with a lingering hop burn on the finish.

Overall, dammit Tree House. Just dammit. I am NOT a trader. I've never traded a beer in my life. Nor am I a reseller. I buy these beers and drink them at home naked. I have no ulterior motive here. This beer is just stupid. Absolutely idiotic. You know how Trillium has Headroom and everyone talks about how hoppy it is? This is Tree House's Headroom, and it's dialed up to 11. At this point Nate could pee in a 16 oz can and I'd probably rate it 4.5/5 but screw it. I love this damn beer. Fight me.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A bright milky orange body that is completely solid, white head with just a tinge of orange, and curtains of lacing. It looks the epitome of a NE IPA.

S - The smell is pungent fruit, mango and orange juice, orange cream soda, and a vanilla-banana note in the finish.

T - Joining the orange and mango notes from the nose are pineapple and peach come through in the taste. The close introduces a hint of grapefruit juice and mild pith elements that balances the slightly sweet open.

M - This lays down so softly, gently running across the tongue with a tingly hop resin feel that lands just right.

O - This is an extraordinary beer. Fundamentally the best IPA I have ever had. Superb.

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Photo of rudzud
4.84/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 4 pack of this at the brewery on release.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice super hazy golden hue hue with a dense, creamy two finger white that fades to leave very sticky lacing and a rather thick blanket. Each sip reveals a layer of lacing.

S - Aromas of bright tropical pineapple creamsicle notes as well as slightly bitter citrus peel and juice. Little doughy, earthy, melon forward, quite juicy with flashes of almost strawberry like sweetness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with super juicy tangerine and grapefruit. Citrus bomb along with almost thick and heavy pineapple. Loads of earthy and melon notes, the doughy notes are more subdued. Good pine without getting bitter. There is an almost inherent fruit candy sweetness going on in the background. Lingering grapefruit and pineapple jam on the finish. Hardly any bitterness whatsoever. There a little bit of lingering dried kiwi well after taking a sip. No discernible alcohol on the finish but there is a bit of warmth.

M - Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, body is thick and lush almost velvety. It more than makes up for the lower carbonation by having such a luscious body.

O - Overall this beer is damn near perfection. The appearance and mouthfeel are just spot on and the fruity hop notes on the nose and taste are simply excellent; I suppose there could be a bit stronger pineapple notes but it really becomes splitting hairs between a 4.75 and a 5 considering the hops used in this beer. People seem to constantly profess "Monson was better" now-a-days with some reviewers even touching on how this beer reminds them of the 'quality' that was brewed at their previous location. That is all fine and good, albeit a cheap excuse for people to bash because it's so cool to do so, but this beer...this beer reminds me of Brimfield. Before Monson and all the mules and new money looking to flip beer for a quick buck. I take a sip of this beer and I'm transported back to the days of sitting in the back keg room with Nate, Dean, Johnny, and Jared sampling beers. Back to the record player and the jeering when someone put on a terrible record, barrel of peanuts in shell, after hour parties, and magnetic dart board attached to the barn door. Nate and Dean dueling guitars, Lauren smiling no matter how large the line got, and that damn tipping bell...how Dean kept his voice I'll never know. The tears in all their eyes as people professed how good the beers were and twinkle as they perhaps realized that this dream was becoming a reality. This beer is all that Tree House was and all they are now. Congratulations Nate and crew to all you have accomplished. Happy Anniversary.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of scotorum
4.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE VERY GGGREENNN DIPA 6/9/19

Acquired today at the brewery. Canned 6/7/19. Quote from the movie The Fifth Element on the bottom.

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

a; Opaque yellow/orange with an inch thick white head which receded slowly to moderate surface foam and very dense lacing.

s; Intense citrus and pine resin, the citrus leaning to grapefruit rind without unpleasantness.

t; Follows the nose with moderate to high hop bite and some throat burn. Grapefruit lingers on the mainly dry finish.

m; Full side of medium, great body and carbonation tingle.

o; The phrase "powerful NEIPA" immediately comes to mind. Probably the ultimate of its style, though not sure I like it better than Very Green without the extra repeated consonants. Certaily a contender for my favorite DIPA.

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Photo of tigg924
4.54/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours super hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big honeydew melon, bubblegum, orange creamsicle and pineapple. Heavy bodied, sweet, with moderate carbonation. Wow is there a burn at the back end of this beer. Super hop saturation. Very thick. A total sipper of an ipa. Gggreennn blew me away. This one is great, but is not as mind blowing an experience as that beer. Still exceptional.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.88/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L - been waiting for this one... Green, arguably Tree House's best beer, and the stutters and Very's that follow seem hard to top. This should be the top, right? Pours a hazed-up Green. Starts dark on the top and lightens up down toward the bottom. Hard to tell if that's the reflection of the can, but I'm getting a radioactive swamp monster vibe. Milky gradient of yellow to deep orange with some serious head fluff. Lacing clings to the glass, but the oily foam remains, jiggling like jell-o.

S - massive, earthy, penetrating aroma. Starts with that classic pineapple creamsicle and evolves into a doughy, melony, juicy-fruity hop bomb. Ripe and sticky, yet clean and sugar-free. Kiwi and strawberries play a supporting role. This is Green in every essence of its being. Strong Monson nostalgia vibes.

T - zoinks. This hits me as if Green were a liquor. It's not boozey, but it has the potent warmth and zip of something that lights up your insides. Don't misunderstand, this is not acidic or overly bitter, this is pure Green concentrate. Initial sensation is a quick bite, then melts into the softest pineapple orange vanilla sherbet creamsicle. Smoothies on top of smoothies, with quite a range of flavors from kiwi to strawberry to banana. Tropical and pithy. Stringy pineapple. Danimals yogurt smoothies. Wheaty Galaxy crackers. Notes from GGG in the form of sweetness (sans sugariness) and fruity berries, but also Very vibes with its mealy, yeasty tanginess. Coats the mouth with hop residue and as the flavor continues to wash over me gullet long after my sip, bitterness sets in. Subtle at first, it tingles louder and louder into a Green electric current that sits on the tongue, eating away at it. Finishes vaguely doughy in Green fashion, finally ending with that burnt-out feeling you get from housing freeze pops until your face hurts. This is a fruit bomb and palate destroyer in one.

F - strangely not up to par compared to the other variants. I mean, it's still a life-changing experience like running naked through a field of giant dandelions and puppies, but doesn't have the "heft" I was looking for. But here I am, nit-picking an otherwise amazing beer. You'll still see high marks here.

O - very rarely do I take a sip of beer that forces me to put the glass down and exclaim the profane. There is so much going on in that first sip, so I highly recommend this on a fresh palate. Feels like a Green montage or clip show at hyperspeed like the ending scene of 2001. I just witnessed Green as a baby, growing up and peaking at an old age like George Clooney.

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Photo of illshowyou
5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Forget everything you know about IPAs. Forgot everything you thought you knew about New England IPAs. This takes everything to an entirely new level. Absolutely mind blowing. The look is just crazy, too.

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Photo of Djulius
4.98/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Batch Canned 6/07/19 and reviewing based on 2 cans consumed within 2 days of canning

L: About as lively of a color as you could want. Looks like opaque pineapple juice with a fluffy meringue head.

S: As soon as you crack the can you can smell that this thing is an unrestrained hop monster. Very bright notes of pineapple, orange pulp, and an unabashed hop-saturated dankness to provide a kick to back up the citrus fruit.

T: Follows the nose as you'd expect only richer and more intense. The flavor seems to be trying to coat every tastebud you have and sticks around with no intention of leaving. A LOT of hop intensity. I would recommend saving this for last if drinking multiple IPAs because anything after it is gonna be swallowed up by the lingering impression of VGgg

F: Lovely, and surprisingly light and soft in the mouth. I wish it were a bit more like King Julius or JM in the way that those beers feel like they're almost expanding in your mouth somehow growing bigger and juicier the longer you taste them. But I'll take the softness with little complaint, as it's a nice contrast to the hyper intense smell and taste.

O: Amazing IPA that I would keep an entire fridge full of if I could.

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Photo of gbiello
4.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I saw this posted and ran out to the brewery as soon as I could (damn conference calls). Everything you love about 'Green' cranked up. Super hazy. Super creamy. Super citrusy. Just awesome.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.78/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a completely opaque vibrant gold. The nose is full on pineapple and honeydew with a bubblegum garnish. The taste follows, but the honeydew is punched up to the 10th degree. Tastes like creamy fruit juice with a slightly drying and grassy back end. Taste sticks around to the next swallow. Where has this beer been all my life? LARRRRRRRRGE!!!

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Very GGGreennn from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 130 ratings