Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #105
Ranked #614
4.43 | pDev: 5.19%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of Damian
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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.

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Photo of Lucular
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of kevanb
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of etaggie09
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
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

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a teku glass. pours a hazy yellow with thin white head that fades rather quickly. tropical aromas. citrusy. taste is like straight oj. quite a bit boozier tasting than the smell lets on. feel is quite highly carbonated for the style. not terrible but a little too “spritzy” for me. overall, i can see why they call it summer - it’s reminiscent of the season and definitely overly refreshing for an Imperial IPA.

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Photo of jykleo
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 9/13. Poured on 9/20.
A: Typical TH's haze colour. Yellow side.
S: Orange, Mango, Citorys combination but not strong like other brothers.
T: Fruity bomb and same strength of Hops and malts.
M:Medium Carbo. Slightly creamy.
O: Slightly sticky. Fluffier than Autumn.
Magnum,Citra,Amarillo. ABV8.1%.

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Photo of cbutova
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Downright floury pour from the tallboy can with a chalky yellow body and a one centimeter creamy head. The white foam has good retention and a very silky appearance. Lacing is plentiful and it forms with wide but thin sheets.

S- Orange creamsicle and dank weed are the first things to come to mind in a brew that is, obviously, very much hop driven. Soft tropical and stone fruits round things out here with melon, bubble gum, peach, papaya, guava and mango notes coming to mind. Suggests a moderate level of sweetness.

T- Usually not the case but here the soft fruits take over with bubble gum, melon and papaya notes saturating the palate with orange, floral, grapefruit and dank hints supporting them. Later on guava, peach, grapefruit pith, creamsicle, watermelon and mint come to mind. Definitely on the sweet side but if you look at the list of flavors it doesn't take much imagination to see how sweetness plays well with soft tropical fruits. A touch of oats, pale grains and bread to go along with the aforementioned hops and sweetness. A hint of powdery, vegetal hops but the fruit nectar stays relevant for the entire can in this case.

MF- As mentioned in previous reviews, Tree House nails mouthfeel in all of their beers, whether IPA or stout. Smooth and massively creamy with a high level of carbonation. Chewy and supremely smooth with a medium bitterness in the ending.

Somewhat of a return to form for me and Tree House as of late. The softer and truly flavorful fruits from the hops run the show and the powdery, bitter, vegetal hop flavor that can ruin so many modern IPAs is kept at bay for the entire can. Summer coming to a close but maybe some brightness in the future for me and NE IPAs.

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

Consumed 8/31/19

A: Golden tangerine - extra hazy, even for a Tree House beer, borderline opaque but not quite egg drop soup - pours with a small, off-white head that fades to a small collar and leaves some lacing

S: Loads of citrus, primarily tangerine and orange juice - floral citrus - splash of lime - herbal and dank hops - slightly woodsy - tropical grass, if that makes sense - bright tropical notes, particularly mango - candied tropical fruit - orange creamsicle - pale malts, any oat aroma is overpowered by the hops

T: Kind of like a tropical fruit cocktail - loads of fresh tangerine and clementine slices - orange juice - floral citrus - lightly grassy hops - herbal and mildly spicy hops, with a dash of dank weed - a variety of other fruits, both tropical and not, peach, apricot, mango, melon pineapple, lime - orange creamsicle - pale malt base with a just a touch of oat flavor - medium-ish bitterness

M: Medium body, silky smooth and a touch chewy thanks to the oats, medium low carbonation

O: Summer breeze makes me feel fine

Tree House's standards are hard to beat (Julius, Green, Haze), but sometimes they realize something that is truly impressive. For my taste, Summer is one of those beers.

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

Picked-up six cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for about four dollars. My fifty second brew from these guys. This was a big hit for me. Reminds me of Julius.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I mean you can just say it about every hoppy beer Tree House puts out: they knocked it out of the park with this. From look/smell to taste/feel this is another home run!

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Photo of Gatch
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 08/07/19 “deep cuts only! no hits!!”

This is stellar. And unique for a NEIIPA. Pours a beautiful hazy bright yellow with a proper head. Aroma and flavor are what you’d expect from TH while being surprisingly different at the same time. Heavy on the dank citrus fruit, at times this almost smells/tastes like marijuana. A bit grassy and barny, this is a true testament to summer and all the season brings. Well done, TH!

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a teku

“Deep cuts only, no hits”

Canned 8 7 19, opened 8.19.19

Hazy yellow orange , creamy one finger white foam cap, good retention, settles to a ring, some lacings

Aroma is citrus orange, mango

Taste is citrus, orange peel,

Gentle Hop bite, medium sudsing,

Good beer

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Photo of scotorum
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Acquired Sunday at the brewery. Canned 8/7/19. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque straw gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and fairly dense lacing.

s: Tropical fruit with moderate strength.

t; Follows the nose with a curious tropical flavor unique to this brew. Dry finish with some bitterness. ABV is well covered.

m; lighter side of medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Excellent DIPA, especially suited for the season of its name, bright and refreshing, with a lighter body than some of the style.

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Photo of Jimmy_Kneecaps
4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is typical for a murkbomb, however more head on this one than normal. Head is white with an orange tinge to it. Aroma is tropical, ripe fruits. Pineapple, mango, nectarine, orange, and a slight musty cheese scent. Taste follows, orange, mango, grapefruit, a little pine, and that musty cheese is flashed too. Finish has a great hop bite. Mouthfeel is fuller than medium, soft, almost creamy but not OH creamy. Overall this is excellent but not quite as good as spring.

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Photo of gcasher
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can 07/03/19
Poured into a brandy snifter on my front porch at 12:22 pm
Appears hazy golden white corn/maize with 1/2 inch fizzy white head
Smells of sweet cracker malt and nectarine
Taste is light, but strong fruity hop flavor of sweet fruit like nectarines followed by bitter grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is full bodied.
Overall, very mellow, sweet, and packs a punch.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy golden-tinged yellow color with a dense off-white head, there are gargantuan citrus aromas, with gushingly juicy oranges front and center courtesy of the Citra hops, and there’s also a notable mango component as well.

The taste is conspicuously comprised of the juicy orange flavors, but the mango is noticeably more present. Every brewery is brewing hazy IPA, but not at the level Tree House is, IMHO.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great beer but not in my list of favorites from Tree House. Minimal fruit flavor from the hops, more grassy and pine. The nose is biscuit and minimal pine. Great beer but their core line up is much better

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This might be one of my favorites from them.
Big orange 1 finger head. Head always sticks around just a bit.
Flavor and smell are orange sorbet with a touch of mango. Mouthfeel is like ice cream. So good.
I savored this beer for 45 minutes. Just an explosion of fruit. Unlike anything I've had.

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Photo of npolachek
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall excellent Treehoouse beer. Great nose with scents of tropical fruits and great taste with good IPA flavor but limited bitterness. Kudos on the can art - beautiful as well.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a dull, murky shade of orange brown. Thick haze, per usual. Spotty, but sticky lacing.

S - on the side for Tree House. Pungent aromatics of pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, and vanilla. Sweet and creamy with a kiss of lime in the back end. Tropical.

T - zesty citrus rind without the bitter bite. I mean, it's still there, but we've got more focus on the grainy, greener side of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange. At the same time, plenty of juice featuring peach cocktail juice, mango, lime Italian ice, and maybe even some strawberry twang. Reminds me of a bigger, badder Lights Out. Finishes strong with dry floral bitterness.

F - mealy and grainy. Many rind characteristics pepper the taste buds, complemented by smooth, consistent heft and fullness. Edges more toward sipper than crusher. Not exactly a summer beer?

O - fantastic range at play here. Hits all the notes from bitter to zesty to juicy to sweet to dry. There's a little something here for everybody which results in a good brewing showcase.

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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 166 ratings