Summer
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #114
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
97
Ranked #508
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.43%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
246
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: We are pleased to welcome Summer to the Tree House family just in time for the season of sunshine, warm weather, beach trips, and hanging out in the backyard! Summer is a heavily oat saturated Double IPA brewed with sunny American hops including Amarillo, Citra, & Magnum. It pours a thick yellow color in the glass, with a billowing, robust head -- a real stunner visually! We taste and smell fresh squeezed orange juice, mango gummies, clementine sorbet, and citrus pith. Summer is a chewy IPA, leaving behind fruity hop oils on the tongue to entice the next sip. Drink it cold and drink it straight from the can for maximum hop enjoyment. This beer has us super excited for a summer of good beer, good friends, and new memories - enjoy!
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5 weeks ago. This DIPA is about as middle-of-the-road as you can get with Tree House offerings: has the characteristic hazy orange appearance, the wonderfully soft aromas and flavors (mostly owing to that TH yeast strain), and a fluffy mouthfeel with slight burn on the back of the throat. The good news is that middle-of-the-road for Tree House is still quite good

85/100

Oct 13, 2020
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into can glass yields a 1/2 a 1/2 inch foamy head that lends to soapy lacing. Color is kind of a glowing yellow/orange haze

aroma is tropical with a blend of sweet mango, orange and clementine

Taste is sweet with a bit of orange rind and mango. Some malt come through, little to no alcohol flavor.

It has a sticky full mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth feel and finished a tick acidic with a lingering clementine rind taste.

Overall I loved it. Great aroma while being poured, nice taste and a smooth finish makes for a easy to drink refreshing beer. Another Tree House gem.

Oct 12, 2020
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light straw with a half finger of head. The nose has a healthy dose of citrus zest. The flavor starts mild but gets brighter and juicier as one moves farther down the can. The finish has plenty of pithy bitterness. The body is somewhat light considering the style.

Oct 01, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two month old can. Hazy yellow orange colors. Light fluffy head and lacing. Dank, grassy, citrusy notes on the smell. Taste is slightly citrusy, bit dank and grassy, a mild tang. Medium bodied, pleasant alcohol presence. Very good version of a New England, as it’s hoppy and juicy but not the cloudy big bold beer I expect.

Aug 31, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/29/20

Pours an opaque, glossy golden orange body topped with two fingers of thick, soapy foam; excellent head retention leaves a ½ finger of frothy cap/collar and a comprehensive layering of chunky, ringed lacing caking the walls of the glass.

Aroma brings citric tones of orange and tangerine to open, with zesty herbal notes and mild suggestions of bubblegum soon to follow; mango, papaya, and creamy pineapple develop and soften the bouquet over time, while prickly melon and grass leave a semi-earthy close.

Taste begins presenting grapefruit and passionfruit, with light, creamy guava in the background; mango and papaya glide over the mid-palate and into the back end, where soft bubblegum and grassy tones mark the finish; hints of dirt, gooseberry, and lemon zest linger through the swallow.

Mouthfeel offers a medium body with a plush, moderate carbonation, setting the tone for a prickly bitterness coming across the mid-palate and cutting into the creamy-smooth texture prominent into the back end; a lighter, effortless, semi-juicy finish rounds out an incredibly easygoing yet comprehensive texture.

A standard Tree House offering, which is to say casually exceptional (they don't seem to do worse than that benchmark), though lacking the cohesion and intensity of character that makes their upper-tier offerings so brilliantly rounded and exciting.

Aug 24, 2020
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Billolick from New York

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, dated 7/29/20, direct from the source.

Wow, great looking, tasting and smelling creation!

Fully hazed/clouded, long lasting cap. A shiteton of lasting froth, lasting fields of stickage...great looking and drinking brew.

The sniff is loaded with fresh n juicy aromas, with ripe melon, n ripe pineapple.

Super smooth was it traverses the mouth.

Lucious, fresh, fruity, flavorful, complex, world class and simply delicious...this is the good stuff....go get some

Aug 20, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Another orange juice'esque brew but this had a decent finger of ivory foam which settled quickly to a thin cap and ring with only moderate lacing.

S: A rich fragrance that very much reminded me of a classic screwdriver. Boozy spirits and OJ.

T: Follows the nose but with the sweet addition of those gummy peach ring candies.

F: Wildly oated. Very smooth and not overly filling. Sweet and creamy but not at a soft serve or smoothie level.

O: This is pretty staight forward a brew, but the polish lies in the execution. It is really good.

Aug 06, 2020
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dates 7/9. Poured into a Tree House Teku glass. Looks like classic Tree House hazy orange juice. Smell and taste more pineapple and grapefruit than Julius. Feel is a little thinner than other Tree House beers. Like this one very much. Aptly named for a hit, humid weather brew.

Aug 04, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 6/19/20. Poured into Alchemist IPA glass.

L: White foamy head, about 1.5F. Leaves lots of webby lacing on glass with a ring. Beer is a hazy yellow gold.

S: Lots of citrus like grapefruit, orange, lemon rind. Grassy and slightly earthy.

T: Much citrus up front. Grapefruit, orange, lemon preside. Oats really provide creamy quality with a grassy finish.

F: Medium bodied, moderately to aggressively carbonated, so you have a creamy citrus IPA with decent drying and all-around balance on flavor and textural levels. Not an easy thing to carry off. Drinks very well for this ABV.

O: This is a winner.

Jul 12, 2020
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 6/19/2020. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours an opaque, murky, pastel tangerine color with a two inch dome of thick, creamy head and thick lacing. The fruity nose features lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, cantaloupe melon, and fragrant floral hops. The taste is bright and fruity with a nice balance of sweet cantaloupe melon, orange, peach, and some tropical fruit, and tart lemon and grapefruit rind. The Citra and Amarillo hops really shine. There is also a distinct oaty sweetness. The hops provide an earthy bitterness at the finish. This ale is moderate in body and carbonation and like most Tree House IPAs it drinks very easily for its IPA. This batch is 8.3%. Overall, another stellar IPA from Tree House.

Jul 12, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet orange/tangerine citrus, bready/biscuity, and hint of peach nose on this one! Taste follows with a balanced and sweet orange citrus bitterness. This is so soft and smooth...This is outstanding!

Jul 10, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really fresh can from yllib. ~1 wk from canning then across the country.
Look: citrus crust juice, creamy head.
Smell: mango, papaya, sweet tangerine.
Taste: really sweet, but not too crazy. Mostly creamy tropical flavors same as smells. A little orange sherbet.
Feel: super juicy.
Overall: obviously this is really good and is what the brewery intended. The oaty creaminess and heavy sweetness is not my Favorite. (My personal preference)

Jul 03, 2020
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Bostonchap from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The citrus is there and it’s smooth. The taste isn’t all fruit, either; there’s some complexity. Very drinkable for a dipa, not boozy. Easily one of my favorites.

Jun 30, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque golden straw color with 2 fingers of creamy white head. The retention on the head is real, and leaves a crown of sticky lacing before settling into a thick blanket of foam.

The aroma has a very strong crackery pale malt profile, with plenty of fresh mangoes, peach rings, pineapple, and honeydew melon. There's a hint of lime zest as well.

The flavor brings a ton of mangoes, pineapple, and lime with some more subtle notes of gummy bears, lemon meringue, and orange creamsicle. The pale malt is present on the back with an ever so subtle piney finish.

The feel is medium-full bodied with soft carbonation. Creamy and a tad oily. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

Overall, this is an excellent DIPA with some rather interesting flavors. Certainly not the best Tree House has to offer but it's absolutely worth your time.

Jun 22, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: pale hazy orange, soupy and glowing.

smell: melon, peach

taste: hoppy and pungent, peach, melon, pineapple, orange, grapefruit,

feel: airy, creamy, a nice mouthfeel with some dry and bitter finish

overall: very pleasant beer, I really like it

Jan 19, 2020
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter. Dated 9/13/19, so almost three months old at time of consumption.

A: Dull golden color with opaque haze. Two fingers of bubbly white head have excellent retention. Sticky lacing.

S: Orange juice, pineapple, pithy under ripe mango, cantaloupe, peachy, maybe even carrot juice. Subtle earthy and leafy dimension too. Underlying starchy scent. Dough and grain.

T: Tangerine up front, lemonade, pithy mango (like eating close to the seed when under ripe), bit of grapefruit. Very subtle earthy/leafy flavors. Bitterness is mild. Doughy malt with some oaty starch and a little bit of grain. Nice tropical hop finish of mango, grapefruit, and maybe even a hint of strawberry.

M: Medium-full body. Chewy, but soft. Ample carbonation. Gentle astringency is not unpleasant.

O: The flavor profile here is reminiscent of summer, so that's rather impressive. Easy, playful, and tropical. The body has some heft, so it does feel a little more filling in the stomach. Probably ok since an 8% beer is not ideally a sessionable option. Just a really pleasant beer to drink, overall.

As a side note though, I'd like to call attention to the fact that I consumed this beer with almost three months of age on it. It had been hidden in the back of my fridge since I bought it at the brewery in early October. You know what though? It still tastes great, and that doesn't surprise me. I find it funny when the hardcore, insufferable beer geeks insist that all IPAs (but ESPECIALLY NEIPAs) must be consumed within weeks of canning, or else they'll fall off a cliff and be a shell of themselves. This is simply not true when a brewery has a good canning line and a capable team to run it, and when the beer has been stored properly downstream. I taste very little going on in the form of oxidation in this beer, and the hops still have some good 'pop' to them. Props to the Tree House brewing and packaging team.

Dec 10, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this last Saturday during the New Mexico @ Nevada tailgate. Looks like it followed an alter ego but before a birth of tragedy coffee. Was a beautiful day.

Pours yellow. Looks hazy, more haze than average. Good 1/2" white head. Solid retention, they do good at that task. Aroma kicks down the underutilized Citra and Amarillo combo, has plenty of julius like orange notes with a hint of tropical, but mostly goes all in on the sweeter citrus angle aromatically speaking.

Taste is also a citrus journey, but comes off as more of a balanced approach as opposed to straight grapefruit (bitter) or tangerine (sweet) giving both the orange and orange rind kind of equilibrium. Its really easy to drink, especially for the amount of alcohol in there that doesn't really show up in the mouth feel. What a great mouth feel it is, without relying on flat beer tricks, it has a smoothness and weight that is not typically found in "beer". Definitely was one of my fave beers of the day, and always nice to get a 21-10 win at home.

Nov 07, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amazingly fruity yet not overly sweet, Tree House has figured out the haze game. And while employing the hops of Amarillo, Citra and Magnum, a citrusy and spicy spin on the New England IPA suits summer to a tee.

So, the aptly named Summer kicks off with the expected turbid golden appearance that looks the part of vegemite. As its creamy meringue swells to meet the brim, a fruity potpourri floods the nose with bold tropical fruits, citrus and a peppery, sprucy twinge to the nose that signals hop resins. Sweet and cereal-like on the tongue, a rich flavor of shortcake is met with hints of agave sweetness and a faint hint of caramelization.

As the hops unfold on the middle palate, the full breadth of fruit is on full display starting with mango and orange, followed by pineapple, pink grapefruit, guava, passionfruit and eventually to a pawpaw taste that's remiss of banana cream. Trending spicy and smoothly bitter, the beer's final palate is moderately balanced with green tea, verbena and a peppery fresh spruce, sassafras note.

Medium full on the palate, the beer's long linger of cereal and sweetness balances the hop bitterness but certainly detracts from the beer's dryness and drinkability. A gin-like spice of alcohol decorates the finish after the smoothie-like effects of malt are gone.

Nov 07, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Nose is citrus, grass and clementine. Sweet, soft. Solid. Beer opens citrus, grass and grapefruit. Starfruit and bitter papaya in the middle. Finishes soft with hints of cane sugar, cream and dried leaves. This one's pretty different. Body is light to medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Foamy on the palate and finishes accented with a lingering, soft aftertaste. Real nice lingering flavor here.

Pretty nice beer but I'm not really sure it screams Summer.

Oct 18, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a teku
09/13/19

Gorgeous appearance. The beer poured a hazy, glowing yellow-orange color and was topped by a tight, frothy, two-finger tall, bright white crown that quickly fell to a thin, bubbly cap. As the head receded, rings of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was also fantastic. Super hoppy and intense with a perfume-like honeydew melon character. Slightly floral perhaps. As the head receded, citrus notes took over. Orange creamsicle came to mind. Fairly sweet but not excessively so. Good dose of mango and guava too. Later, tangerine was also noticeable. There was the signature Tree House yeasty quality as well, which came and went in waves.

The flavor profile was very citrus forward. Juicy orange and tangerine notes dominated on the front end. Fairly sweet but also tart and tangy. Crisp and wheaty in the center. Oaty. Slightly lemony. Pineapple was noticeable too. Citrus rind-like notes came through on the back end and in the finish. Hint of pithy, lingering bitterness.

The mouthfeel was creamy and soft but slightly thinner bodied for a double IPA. Light and fluffy on the palate. The liquid contained fine, subtle effervescence that gave the beer a nice creamy slickness.

Although this beer might not necessarily scream “summer” to me, it was immensely flavorful and complex yet also balanced and highly quaffable. Thus far, all the Tree House “season” beers have been winners in my book.

Oct 17, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Canning date of 9-13, purchased on 10-12, consumed on 10-13 at one month old.

Pours a cloudy yellow with an orange glow and a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavor are citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of green vegetal matter and relatively low bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft but also (ever so) slightly harsh in a green sort of way. Tasty but given that it is a TH NEIPA, somewhat disappointing.

Oct 14, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in a tulip. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a loose, quarter inch, off-white head the slowly dissipates into a soapy/oily cap. Some spots and swaths of lacing but weak legs. Nose expresses citrus, herbal notes and guava. Taste follows nose; however, finish is reminiscent of honeydew melon followed by a medicinal quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a mild acidity and a carbonation shy of prickly. All and all, a solid NEIPA.

Oct 06, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 9.13.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a pale and hazy straw color, golden and honey hues with a foamy white head that has good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is nice, citrus peel, overripe peach, candied hop, resin, spice, pine with some grassy and dank characteristics that let just a touch of dough and mineral water emerge. The flavors are good, bursting with tropical fruits, guava, peach, mango, pineapple, resin, pine, hop spice and dank flavors are counterbalanced by some sweet pale dough and yeast with lingering mineral water. The mouthfeel is great, coating, creamy, lively with a heavier medium body that finishes easily with a dry bite.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Tree House. Dank, juicy, super tropical and refreshing with a nice earthy side to the beer. A nice beer to celebrate summer.

Oct 05, 2019
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etaggie09 from Texas

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: medium opacity. Dark OJ looking with a creamy off white head that’s already leaving great lacing.

S: jumps out of the can with guava and passion fruit. OJ and dank hops are also very present. Nicely fragrant. Honeyed grapefruit comes through after a minute. Nice and leafy.

T: clean hop bitterness with a lingering grapefruit and spicy hop finish. There’s some alcohol burn in the finish that’s a little unwelcome. This is a very clean and crisp beer which is I’m sure what they were wanting to evoke summer. As it warms, I am getting more pine needle and hop resin.

F: good carbonation but slightly thin in the mouth. Wanted a bit more heft with this one.

O: I guess with this being the summer beer, they went for something more crushable which it certainly is. After having Autumn, this one definitely falls a bit short of my expectations. The alcohol makes its presence known in this one which is a bit off from the rest of their beers.

Sep 28, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head.
S: Moderate aromas of guava are present in the nose long with hints of orange juice.
T: The taste has flavors of orange juice along with hints of mangos. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and juicy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the orange in this beer. It makes for a good summer beer.

Serving type: can

Sep 27, 2019
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 246 ratings