Curiosity Seventy Four
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
4.39 | pDev: 5.92%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Curiosity Seventy Four finds us returning to the heavily-oated approach that we utilized for much of the Sixties, this time featuring Citra and Amarillo in the hop bill. This combination has resulted in many of our favorite beers to date, and this time is no different! Coupled with the oats and a carefully stressed fermentation profile, a bounty of tropical esters pair beautiful with the citrusy onslaught from the hops. We smell and taste pulpy orange juice, ripe apricot, loquat, dank hop oils, and red grapefruit. Though packed with flavor, it is still approachable and delicious all the way through the glass. Enjoy it cool and straight from the can!
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Tree House snifter glads. Pours a cloudy golden yellow body. One finger and a half white head. Solid retention, a bit of lacing also. Smell is tropical fruit, caramel, touch of sugar, leafy resin, herbal. Flavour follows. Smooth resin, herbal spice and tropical fruit. Light caramel, sugar and a bit of barley. Medium bodied, good carbonation, soft and creamy feel. Solid and tasty hoppy goodness.

Sep 23, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.7/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange body. Smells of orange, sweet pale malt, booze, a little bit of mango and passion fruit. Tastes of orange, zesty lime and other acidic fruits. Cuts down on a hefty dose of sweetness. Back end falls apart a little. No bitterness, a touch of earthy yeast flavors in the finish, and the citra hops leave a little bit of funkiness. But that's me being picky. Still a very good, if big, DIPA.

Sep 22, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours a milky, murky orange with frothy white head. very citrusy and tropical on the nose and the taste. a little bit of bitterness and alcohol burn on the finish to remind you it is an Imperial IPA. mouthfeel is incredibly soft and incredibly full. TH seems to have the mouthfeel down, which is where i notice them setting themselves apart from a lot of other NE IPAs. i don’t know if it’s the oats, but this one is even softer than a lot of their other IPA offerings. pretty delicious and extremely drinkable DIPA.

Sep 16, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I want to thank AR for bring this down from Charleton, MA.
Decanted from a 16 oz (453 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned 08/15/19, code WE CALL THIS ONE "THE SMIRKING FOX"
A: Pours an opaque, dark golden orange (think of aged brass) with one, off-white head, rim retention, and decent lacing.
S: Aromas are largely fruity, orange, tangerine, nectarine, white grapefruit, and papaya, backed up by a slightly grainy, and very honey forward malty spine.
T: Semisweet. The flavors largely follow the nose when cold. Very creamy but with solid, balanced bitterness. Caramel flavor becomes more pronounced over the course of consumption. Smooth with a sharp little bite at the end as it warms.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Super creamy, full mouthfeel. I don't believe I have ever used this term, but pillowy.
O: This is a superbly delicious AIIPA. Flavor profile complex and evolves from fruit to malt predominant. I thought it a little reminiscent of Doppleganger, but distinct. Really worth acquiring and trying.

Sep 07, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up some of this at the brewery back on 8/15.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a one finger one head that faded to leave some sticky lacing and a thin wispy blanket.

S - Aromas of zesty orange juice and tangerine peel, loads of generic tropical fruit, mango, pineapple. Fair amount of stone fruit and apricot jam. Nice dank hop aroma as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of juicy pulpy oranges, bright zesty tangerine, little bit of dank tropical notes. Big, bold mango and apricot puree. Almost sticky the amount of mango and apricot in this. Like straight up apricot juice, sweet and vibrant. The tropical mango compliments that nicely as does the addition of oats.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lighter, fluffy, alcohol hidden very nicely.

O - Overall this was a solid DIPA from Tree House. The oats work good here but it's that apricot flavour that really shines here. Superb levels of juicy stone fruit going on here.

Serving Type: Can

Aug 30, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Deep orange with a dense white head like a creamsicle. Nose has hints of pineapple, citrus, clementine and orange juice. Aromatic. Beer opens bright and juicy. I get flavors of clementine, starfruit, citrus and overripe pineapple. Some ethanol overtones in the back. Finishes juicy. Acidic. Body is medium with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down soft. Finishes messy with a lingering, juicy aftertaste.

A really solid beer but overall nothing special from Treehouse.

Aug 28, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to both Matt and Jimmy - who both sent a can of this to me. I'm not sure who's this one is, so I'm raising it to both of you fine fellas! Cheers!

Poured into a Scottish thistle glass at 42F.

Pours a fully Tree House haze - not milky, but orange julius hazy - topped with three fingers of foamy white head, perforated with large air pockets, and leaving lots of sticky chains of lacing.

Nose: Aromas of mandarin wedges, tangerine, sweet ripe melon, mango, papaya, a touch of grapefruit oil, a whisper of pine, and satsuma scented burning oil. There's a touch of earthiness underneath it all, but not musty Simcoe earthiness. Almost like fragrant blossoms by the seaside woods. Citrus, melon, and a drop of pineapple make up the prominent profile. All fruity.

Palate: In a word - juice. This beer is juice. Like a fruit juice cocktail of melons, oranges, mangos, papaya, pineapple, lemons, and grapefruit. The malt is very pale - surely loaded with oats, giving it a very clean sweetness, and quite a sweetness at that. No sign of its high 7/low 8% ABV, and nearly no effervescence. If had many-a-beer I've called a "juice bomb" before, but this one completely takes the cake. I would gladly have this with a morning breakfast. There's absolutely zero bitterness, with just a faint pithy drying towards the finish, which gently fades away with the same fruity sweetness it introduced itself with. Curious.

Mouthfeel/Body: Soft, supple, and velvety smooth, per Tree House standards. It isn't thick or chew - viscous or heavy... It's simple soft. There's some soft weight to it, yes - nearly no carbonation (which I normally rage about, but it actually kind of works here), and just sweetly soft, like pulpless orange juice. Would surely hit the spot on a hot summer day. (Note: I just sampled from the can, and the effervescence is significantly more pronounced that way, but I prefer a nice pour).

Overall: This is just a fantastic juice bomb-lovers New England double IPA. It's in perfect Tree House fashion, with top pick, ultra-saturated hops, and it just puts a whole new spin on hoppy beer. A little English on the ball, if you will... A little TH on the pint. It's a win for me. It's unique, it's different, it's a little against-the-grain... But man, it's a win.

Aug 25, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for picking this up, canned 8/15/19
Pours a large foamy fluffy bubbly 1 finger head that retains forever, never seems to fade, lots of soapy lacing too, a very hazy cloudy even murky colored pale blond orange color

Nose loads of citrus, big orange juice and tangerine, mango puree, light juicy stone fruit, apricot almost peachy, pithy and some citrus rind, with light doughy malt, creamy wheat/oat, some grapefruit notes, touch of smooth alcohol, light cracker malt and loads of pulp like

Taste big malt up front, pithy doughy cracker, creamy doughy wheat, and some cracker into pulp but not quite papery thankfully, big citrus as well, but less dominant than I expected, loads of orange and citrus, citrusy oil and pith, tangerine and orange juice, a little mango puree, grapefruit notes, some mild stone fruit with apricot almost peachy too, a touch "green" spicy hop but not much thankfully, blood orange even, and a little tropical note, light smooth alcohol drying a bit on the finish with a touch more alcohol and spicy green hops

Mouth is medium to a bit fuller bod, creamy and a bit juicy, fluffy even, with light warming alcohol and spicy hops, medium carb

Overall pretty solid, not as explosive as some of the other Tree House IPAs, the green hop character isn't as bad some of the other ones as well but it's still not the best flavor in a beer, probably needs some time to settle out, but still a pretty good DIPA when it comes down to it.

Aug 23, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


Purchased yesterday at the brewery. Striking can art of a fox, very well done. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque yellow-orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and a thick ring of lacing.

s: Citrus leaning to orange and tangerine, strong from a foot away.

t: Slightly dank mix of tropical fruit with moderate hope bite which lingers on the dry finish.

m; Somewhat fuller side of medium, great body and carbonation tingle.

o: Another great DIPA from Tree House, loaded with flavor and fully refreshing. Like C75,reviewed last night, reaches new heights of New England style DIPA juiciness.

UPDATE 9/20/19: A month did not treat this one well. Much less fruity and more bitter. Won't change the rating since a month will certainly do that to any heavily hopped brew, but if I were to rate it now the net would be under 4.5

Aug 22, 2019
Curiosity Seventy Four from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 41 ratings