Curiosity Seventy Two
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
4.35 | pDev: 7.13%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: For this curious exploration into the art and science of hoppy beers, we combined our newer process for a heavily-oated grist bill with our house yeast and super dank Mosaic hops! Seventy Two pours a glowing orange color in the glass and carries dank flavors and aromas of sweet tangerine, nectarine, apricot, guava, and mixed summer berries! It is a pungent beer that rewards the senses throughout the glass as it is allowed to warm, revealing layers upon layers of hoppy complexity! Seventy two carries a light body and frothy carbonation, making it easy to drink despite its heft. Lose yourself in a glass of fruity Mosaic hops - enjoy!
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding imperial IPA, another winner from Tree House. Canned date 7/11/19. Pours a nice, hazy, yellow-orange color with loads of fluffy white head and sheets of lingering lacing. Looks incredible. Smells even better - ripe grapefruit, mango, guava, tangerine, lemon, pineapple, melon and passionfruit. Also malt, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, floral and piney notes. Perfect amount of dankness. Taste follows the nose, amazing balance and juiciness and depth that few other breweries can match in the IPA department. Mouthfeel was great, soft, luscious, juicy, full, sticky and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation. A great imperial IPA with well-hidden ABV, and it's saying a lot that it didn't even make it into my top 3 Tree House beers ever.

Aug 14, 2019
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 7/11/19. Definitely has that super mosaic tropical nose hitting you at full blast. Beer is golden with lots of white lacing. Lots of peach and mango in taste, with an earthy but still somewhat light finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation, well-rounded and balanced flavors. This one could be a keeper for TH.

Aug 02, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Exploratory and imaginative, the experimental collection of imperial IPA by Tree House Brewing this time lands at the curious Mosaic hop variety, all wrapped in their oat-centric New England styled grain bill.

Curiosity number Seventy Two pours a golden orange hue cast in a nearly opaque matte finish. Its creamy and cottony while froth captures the nose with its fruity and floral scent that brings about strong tropical, citrus and stone fruit with a twinge of mixed berries. Sweet and creamy on the early palate, its maltiness hinges on angel food cake, light honey and agave.

Then the script flips back to those mysterious but tantalizing hops as a burst of passionfruit and mango hits the middle palate first and then soon followed with papaya, mango and even a hint of bubble gum heading into the late palate. A berry-like tendency has the ale falling into a slightly winey tang with a spicy, grassy and hemp-like bitterness looming.

Medium bodied, somewhat seeming fuller because of the heavy use of cereal grains, this beer trends malty dry and sharply resinous as a medium long aftertaste of green tea, cedar and peppery herbs linger on the tongue. Its alcohol spice seems of gin with a bold botanical range to boot.

Jul 26, 2019
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

not a massive fan of the hop bill as some of the notes were not as clean as green / haze / sap / etc...
Definitely some unrounded hop notes, but otherwise a great beer, just tough to stand up to the regular batch beers they make.

Jul 23, 2019
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curtis6290 from New York

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Classic DIPA offering from TH. This reminds me of a Super Sap mixed with a Green. Very pleasant and drinkable brew, but a little too sweet for my liking. Scent notes are more citrus and bright, while the tasting notes I got were heavy, syrupy, robust and a bit overbearing. I definitely enjoyed drinking this one, opens up very nicely as it warms, and was quite the experience.

Jul 23, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full disclosure up front: the Mosaic hop is my favorite varietal, so consider that when reading this review.

The pour reveals a pineapple colored body, quite hazy, under a slightly off-white head that is incredibly compact and tracks down the glass the entire time you’re drinking this beer.

This all leads to a Mosaic hop wallop on the nose - that nearly oniony aroma that is lurking behind the thunderous aromas of ripe tangerines and exotic guava aromas. This is SOOOOOO a Mosaic-hopped beer.

That theme carries through to the taste - this beer is hoppily pungent, with a significant bitterness and a biting mouthfeel. What an absolute pleasure to drink.

If you like Mosaic hops. If you don’t, immediately seek shelter in a secure area. Because this beer is swinging a Mosaic anvil.

Jul 21, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - okay, now these labels are getting pretty realistic. Pours a turbid orange murk with some of the more pitiful lacing I've seen! Doesn't stick around long.

S - dank, oniony, and resinous. Tart lemon-lime sherbet, sticky orange marmalade-lathered white bread, and grapefruit peel twanginess.

T - yup, this is mosaic. Up front is potent lupulin acidity intertwined with herbal bitterness and grainy, doughy mosaic. Citrus rind galore, from orange to grapefruit to lime. Zesty is the word you're looking for here. Lightly dry finish complements the commanding bitterness.

F - supple and silky. I wouldn't expect much else from Tree House. Relatively low carb levels with the softness of your favorite living room throw blanket.

O - they went for mosaic and this is certainly mosaic. Edges closer to a more standard IPA than something in TH's typical arsenal. Has some serious heft and body with robust bitterness and hints of juice peaking through as it warms. Perhaps a bit much on the bitterness.

Jul 13, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Acquired yesterday at the brewery. Appealing can art of a bluejay.

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

a; Opaque gold with an inch thick white head which receded fairly quickly to thin surface foam surrounded by a heavy foam ring and dense lacing.

s; Citrus of various sorts, leaning to orange, tangerine, grapefruit and tropicals. The sum also nets some dankness

t; Follows the nose with intense hop bitterness which lingers on the semi-dry finish.

m; Medium plus, great body and carbonation tingle.

o; Another TH double (or it seems like it) which packs a huge citrusy wallop. Super Treat last night from the same visit was slightly more totally opaque and hefty, but both have a leg up on any of their usual DIPAs. Having it as a dinner beer but it should be saved for leisurely sipping.

Jul 12, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single can at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a thick white head that fades to leave light lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of honey and honeysuckle, flashes of candied orange before getting super earthy vegetative notes bordering on onion forward.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet melon and honeysuckle before going herbal tea and vegetative. Tons of dank onions and pine. The tropical notes are super muted.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, fluffy.

O - Overall this was a very underwhelming beer with tons of harsh onion forward taste and aroma.

Serving Type: can

Jul 12, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

THanks to rudzud, canned 7/11/19
Big pillowy fluffy head with great retention, soapy lacing, cloudy almost opaque apricot yellow-orange color

Nose explodes with tropical fruits, mango, papaya, tangerine, citrus, then when I get close the MOsaic comes through with onion pine garlic earthy vetegative mess, light doughy malt

Taste doughy malt out front, creamy pithy wheat dough malt, then big hops again, onion pine garlic and dank mosaic out front, vegetal mess again, behind that is tropical fruits, papaya, big guava, tangerine, citrus, apricot, etc, but hard to get past all the dank onion garlic mess, light bitterness and dry finish with medium spicy hop bitterness

Mouth is med bod, a little juicy, soft creamy, medium high creamy carb

Overall a big let down, started really nice but then when I got up and close it turned into typical terrible mosaic

Jul 12, 2019
Curiosity Seventy Two from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 44 ratings