Very GGGreennn
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #7
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
100
Ranked #35
Avg:
4.74 | pDev: 5.49%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
232
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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!
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Kuges from Texas

4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is by far Tree House's best beer....and that is saying a lot. This beer doesn't leave any doubt that they are the kings of the NEIPA. They even have the hop bite to end this just the way I love it.

Tuesday at 05:16 PM
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Chalky-opaque cantaloupe/grapefruit juice hued brew with two fingers of beige froth of average retention and a nice web of lace on the glass.

S: Definitely more green than Green! Mild tropical fruits and melon punctuated by peppercorn, chives, and even a slight smoke.

T: The palate follows the nose with some dank and wet wool notes.

F: A nice bold mouthful. Smooth. A bit on the chewy side of filling.

O: This one was a nice surprise, like the can notes though, I wouldn’t want to drink many in a season. It’s a lot to take on.

Aug 19, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.38/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. Canned 6/16/20.

Appearance: extremely hazy; practically a chunky level of haze, along with a nice medium-yellow hue. Haze!

Smell: richly dark and dank hop aroma; it's quite herbal and earthy in character. I dig it.

Taste: light and sweet and also somehow dank. Almost like a hop smoothie; if the hop flavors were tropical I'd call it juicy. Maybe hop juice? This beer is definitely very green indeed. There's even a bit of a spicy (not hot; as in the way ginger is spicy) hit at the back of the throat. Great beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. Not outstanding but quite good.

Overall: I'm just plain enjoying the hell out of this beer. It's like May in a glass.

Aug 01, 2020
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.98/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just a perfect expression of the NE IPA. Big body, huge citrus and melon nose. Slight bitterness to balance the sweet body. Slightly dry. Amazing beer at about 3 weeks old.

Jul 19, 2020
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Dicers from Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Can thanks to Joe P.

One of my final 8 Top 250 beers (list as of 7/15/2020)

L: Pours beautifully with a creamy white head, beer is orangey/yellow

S:Citrus, citrus and more citrus. A bit of bite on the back

T: Smooth and delicious, great tropical fruit on the tongue that gently goes back to a bit of a piney back end.

M: Light upfront but pushes through to a nice presence that lasts

O: Up there with OG Juice Machine as their best IPA, glad to have finally been able to try this one after searching for so long.

Jul 15, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree house Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
06/24/20
Served in a teku

Gorgeous appearance. The cloudy, pale straw yellow body was topped by a super tight and creamy, inch-tall crown that slowly fell to a thin film. A latticework of sticky lacing coated the glass and lasted until the drink’s end.

The aroma was really hoppy and bold. Citrus notes came through strongest. Bit of mango too. Melon was also apparent. Honeydew melon specifically. As the beer sat, the nose turned sweeter and punchier, and the melon presence intensified. There was a touch of dankness as well.

The flavor profile was solid but not as interesting or as complex as I anticipated. Citrus dominated. Tangy clementine and kumquat notes were most apparent. Bit of honeydew melon in the center. Touch of bubblegum too. White grapefruit appeared as the beer moved along the palate. Pithy, bitter, grapefruit rind-like notes came through on the back end and the finish.

Nice fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that turned soft and smooth on the palate.

Maybe I am jaded after having so many fantastic NEIPAs, but this beer simply did not blow me away. Although impressive, it failed to really stand out from its counterparts.

Jul 13, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 6/24/20, poured into Alchemist glass.

L: 2F fluffy white head, leaves webs of lacing plastered to glass and a cap and ring. Beer is a turbid orange.

S: Lots of orange juice up front, pineapple, very ripe tropical fruits. Promise of much earthiness on back end.

T: Follows nose, lots of fresh-squeezed orange juice with ripe pineapple and lime. Finish is extremely earthy, slightly bitter, with pine and dankness. A very muscular beer.

F: Medium-bodied, pretty aggressive carbonation. Very earthy and slightly bitter finish could be a tad more soft and rounded.

O: Obviously great, but again not quite getting the epic experience people are getting from it and I'd love for all of us to do this blind and see how it works out.

Jul 09, 2020
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can dated 6/24/20 to a nonic.
Medium white head fades after quite a while, laces the glass beautifully all the way to empty.
I don't know if its me, but the aroma is quite mild. Mild grass, mild orange.
Taste makes up for my olfactory let down. Orange juice with pulp oh my. Even the very end as the mouth dries out, leaves the orange impression on your tongue.
Creamy texture with a nice cleaning carbonation.
Overall, great.

Jul 05, 2020
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

That is possibly my favorite tree house beer and could go head to head with Abner, Heady and Pliny the Younger for my favorite IPAs. I crushed that like a session and was so clean, fresh, hoppy and delicious.
Wow!!!!!

Jul 03, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 week old can courtesy of yllib.
Look: pure juice. Not a lot of head.
Smell: tropical, stonefruit, little pine.
Taste: papayas, mango, grapefruit. Piney burps, yet somehow not burning or unpleasant. No alcohol presence.
Feel: perfectly juicy, but not so much it is filling or thick. Slightly dry finish.
Overall: phenomenal, this is really the pinnacle of the neipa.
In the words of Tony the Tiger.... well you know.

Jul 02, 2020
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JMFP from Delaware

4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If I love Green and Very Green, I absolutely adore Very GGGreenn. So much intensely dank hippiness and citrus juice factor going on here...mango, papaya, peach, and piney pineapple...like sticking your nose into a bag of fresh ganja and biting into a mango peach. LOVE IT!

Feb 14, 2020
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass. Tasted blind.

Pours an orange-juice like hazy body with a small white head that dissipates to leave a ring of retention. Beautiful foam rings.

Aromas of pineapple juice, mango, zesty hops, fresh citrus. On the tongue it's slightly more bitter than very green and has a bit more "zing" - but that sits on a creamy, fruity hop backbone with all the tropical fruits present.

Nov 24, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Jul 25, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.58/5  rDev -3.4%
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%.

Jul 20, 2019
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Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Jul 17, 2019
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Jul 11, 2019
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tk-milkbone from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Jul 09, 2019
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Jun 27, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Jun 24, 2019
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.61/5  rDev -2.7%
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.”

Jun 21, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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 Brimfield 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.

Jun 18, 2019
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Jun 17, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
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?

Jun 16, 2019
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +4%
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

Jun 15, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.96/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Jun 12, 2019
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