Curiosity Seventy Three
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
4.35 | pDev: 7.59%
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 experimented with further stressing our yeast, much like Curiosity Seventy One, to coax exclusive and intriguing fruit esters from fermentation. This particular beer uses more crystal malt in the base, providing a bit more of a sweet, orange colored backdrop to the resulting beer. Seventy Three is a hugely aromatic beer with a hop drenched flavor profile featuring singular notes of orange creamsicle, cantaloupe, juicy fruit gum, and sweet citrus. A simple, natural effervescence provides the signature fluffy mouthfeel we have come to know and love from Tree House. Our Curiosity Series, now over six years in the making, has provided us with a palette to take big chances that help us grow and evolve our core offerings. Our most recent efforts have invigorated us like never before to grow, evolve, and push the cutting edge of fermentation and brewing process
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark(er) orange.. very hazy. Light to medium lacing, quick dissipating head. Aroma is strong on the orange citrus side, with a dollop of pine. Taste on the orange side as well, with a little bitterness and no bite. Smooth, medium MF.

Oct 23, 2019
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, murky, unfiltered yellow in color. Poured with a tall, rocky, white foam with medium retention. Sharp citrus tangerine with fruity and malty notes beneath. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation with a soft, creamy smooth feel. Mellow, sweet fruitiness up front followed by fresh tangerine rind. Medium citrus bitterness through the middle. Pink grapefruit and fruity notes followed by expanding booziness from the middle to the end. Finished with grapefruit and tangerine flavors, fruity notes and a pleasant lingering citrus bitterness. Fruity flavors were subdued by citrus hop characters and booziness providing a great balance. Great look and eye opening aromas. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Sep 22, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy pours into a mug with a floury golden yellow body. A three finger creamy white crown shoots up quickly with a great texture and great retention. Insane amount of lacing rings coat almost the whole glass.

S- Juicy stone fruit hops are the king of this aroma with nectarines, peach and pluots really popping off with some tropical hints like mango and papaya in there as well. On the softer side of the fruit spectrum. Orange creamsicle and hints of melon, bubble gum, crackery grains, grapefruit and bread.

T- Really doesn't carry over the pungent fruits of the aroma to the same extent. Generalized stone fruits and a heavy bitter grassiness joins in with some dankness and a hint of onion. Peach and nectarine with grapefruit and apricot notes. Medium sweetness and some floral hints as well. Bready grain character to back up the hops and sweets.

MF- Creamy and luscious and as silky as can be. Like a cloud or a pillow on the taste buds and incredibly smooth. High end carhonation and a bitter ending.

A really great aroma loses some strength on the palate but peaches and nectarines come to mind and it brings a nice stone fruit and slightly citrus/dank/tropical hop flavor.

Sep 02, 2019
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BltByKrmn from New York

3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No idea where these high scores are coming from. Over the course of drinking the 8 cans I bought at TH over the last 3 weeks this beer is astringent, bland and the amount of trub is absurd. Thought it would calm down with some time, but this is a miss for me.

Aug 30, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a glowing evening sunset to match the can. Slight pinkish hue with a deep, emanating radiance. Teeny tiny bubbles form a silky head blanket that settles into a ring.

S - bright green mango, zesty grapefruit, and a dash of acidity in the form of oniony dank. Fresh-cut pineapple and whiffs of grass. Hint of sticky, bubblegummy jackfruit.

T - peach candy and mandarin orange. Slight vanilla sweetness with creamy cantaloupe and mango slices. Bubblegum and a thick white bread. If I didn't know any better, I'd say there's milk sugar in here. Mild acidity in the finish with some hop grassiness.

F - thick, full, juicy, and all the great things you've come to expect from Tree House. Impossibly soft and perfectly balanced.

O - at first, this one seemed a bit green or harsh, but clearly I haven't had a TH beer in a while because I quickly warmed up to the bright, peachy deliciousness and mango juicy fruitiness. There certainly is some balancing hop resin to give it a slight bite, but overall this is a ripe treat.

Aug 24, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-7-2019(Consumed Aug-20)

Classic. lovely orange haze, big creamy lasting head, spider web lacing. (4.5)

Orange rinds, orange pulp, lime zest, pineapple, boozy hop oil aromatic spice. (4.25)

Wow. A Tsunami of resinous citrus sweetness, pure orange oil, mango, lingering mango skin velvet bitterness with some alcohol hop oil extract to keep you on your toes. (4.5)

As good as it gets. Fluffy, creamy, moderate carbonation, some alcohol oomph, juicy, resinous. (4.75)

Damn. This is the best NNEEIIPPAA that I've had in quite a while.
It looks textbook for the style. The aroma is the only part where it isn't incredible. It still has a really nice citrusy, juicy bouquet though. The feel is just flat nailed like in so many of TH's beers. This is an excellent beer and as much as I usually don't pay too much attention to whether I'm drinking a single or a double, with the hop/booze essence and the feel on this one it is pretty obvious that the imperial IPAs are where their beers really hit their stride. the only thing that would have bumped it up more for me was if the alcohol character were smoothed out a little, as it was almost shudder-inducing once or twice. Otherwise, a spectacular beer. Reading the description post-imbibe I think that the perceived sweetness I was talking about may have been all or partially the use of more crystal rather than being exclusively from the hooch. (4.5)

Aug 21, 2019
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh cans acquired from the brewery.

Typical hazy appearance, per the style. Yellow body with a soft, white head. Lovely aromatics, with a prominent cantaloupe character. Easy drinking with a great mouthfeel. Elegant sweetness mitigates some of the hop bitterness. Tree House is on point.

Aug 21, 2019
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

canned 08-07-19

L- The beer pours a hazy yellow orange with a large 4 finger white head. The head persists in a thick covering for a very long time. Lacing rings the glass giving the beer a gorgeous appearance.
S-The nose is all sweet citrus. There's orange, tangerine, and touch of lemon. Intensity is high moderate.
T-On the palate the beer is a little less sweet than the nose. The same elements are present with the orange being the strongest. The beer has just enough pithy bitterness to finish nicely dry.
F-Mouthfeel overall is medium full. Dry finish keeps you going back. Carbonation after the initial pour is very light.
O- This is a big thick creamy DIPA. The flavors are by no means innovative, but overall the beer is enjoyable just the same. I personally think the beer might be a little heavy in mouthfeel, knocking down the drinkability just a touch. Recommended.

Aug 18, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Thanks to rudzud, canned 8/07/19
Pours a big creamy foamy head with good retention, soapy lacing, hazy cloudy opaque peach color

Nose loads of citrus, tangerine, Clementine, little pithy citrus, light creamy vanilla malt, light perfumey alcohol, tropical fruit with papaya, little melon, bubblegum

Taste creamy doughy malt, wheat and suspended protein softness, juicy, pithy citrus, mild bitterness at first, big tangerine and orange cream, candied citrus, little cantaloupe, and light papaya and generic tropical, little bubblegum again, and vanilla spice, drier finish with medium bitterness and big citrus rind spicy hop lingering, light perfumey alcohol

Mouth is med to fuller bod, medium fuller carb, light warming alcohol

Overall quite nice, not incredible, and alcohol gets a little hot, and a little boring compared to others

Aug 16, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5


Acquired yesterday at the brewery. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque yellow-green with a 3/4 inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Strong tropical fruit and cirtus from a foot away.

t; Follows the nose with great strength over a substantial balancing malt base. Fruit notes on the dry finish.

m; Lighter side of medium with slight watery notes, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A superb NEIPA, loads of flavor yet refreshing. An excellent summer DIPA.

Aug 13, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright orange , small head. Nose is unripe pinapple, mango and grain alcohol, creamsicle . Taste is pinapple and mango sugar, Luplin burn. Taste like a much higher abv

Aug 10, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up some of this at the brewery the other day.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a really, really thick almost three finger dense white head that faded slowly to leave loads of sticky lacing and a thick creamy blanket. Spectacular retention.

S - Aromas of honeydew melon and citrus peel as well as orange marmalade. Decent fruity esters, light fluffy malts. Decent flash of alcohol burn on the back end of the nose unfortunately.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of sweet orange marmalade along with some juicy bitter orange peel. Flashes of melon and the tiniest bit of bubblegum. The finish has lingering orange peel bitterness. Definitely citrus and melon forward with some nice fluffy malts and flashes of sweetness. Alcohol peaks through just a little bit.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy, good body. Alcohol hidden fairly well, typical Tree House.

O - Overall this was a rather solid DIPA. I wish the nose popped more, which is rather uncharacteristic of Tree House beers. Phenomenal DIPA appearance though!

Serving Type: Can

Aug 09, 2019
Curiosity Seventy Three from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 38 ratings