Curiosity Seventy Five
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #437
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,983
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.43%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
26
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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One-off
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Notes: Curiosity Seventy Five blends several hop varieties together with our house yeast to produce something that is hugely pineapple forward. We taste and smell intense ripe pineapple, pineapple cream, and gooey mango in a fruit forward, distinctively unique take on Double IPA. We focused intently on mouthfeel, creating something that is a velvety soft delivery vehicle for the pineapple flavors saturated in this beer. Though hefty in flavor and punch, it drinks lightly and easily all the way through the glass.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 26
Photo of VoxRationis
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | 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 08/16/19, code CLASSIC DATE CODE
A: Pours an opaque, dark golden orange (think of aged brass) with one, lemon chiffon head, rim retention, but lots of sticky and complex lacing.
S: Aromas are at first fruity (orange, nectarine, white grapefruit, and papaya), followed by increasing grainy (barley and corn ones.
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. Nicely bitter and fits nicely into the context of the overall flavor picture.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Super creamy, full mouthfeel.
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. Also a bit like Curiosity Seventy-four (which I am guessing is not coincidental).

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange with a big white head. Smells of pineapple, as advertised, along with some tropical fruit, like mango, and a bit of zippy citrus. Tastes of mango and tingly citrus up front. Pineapple and lots of sweetness. A bit of fruity acidity lingers, but no bitterness. Big, chewy DIPA, almost creamy. Consistency and sweetness of a fruit juice. Very tasty, but it's like drinking a pineapple smoothie. Drinking a whole can is a commitment.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can - dated 08/16/19 "Classic Date Code" - poured into a wine stem at 46F.

Pours an ultra hazy, creamy orange juice yellow, topped with a finger of off-white head, which quickly recedes to a thick collar, leaving minimal lacing behind.

Nose: I've had several Tree House IPAs in my day, and this beer right here , on the nose, stands up to the best. Right off the bat, it's so obviously Tree House. Aromas of sweet, ripe, succulent pineapple, mango, guava, lychee, papaya, peach, apricot, and melon. Just bursting at the seams with sweet, saturated; tropical hop expressions. Only Tree House could put a nose like this on a beer.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with intensely saturated flavours that aren't all quite describable. It possesses that unique hop complexity that conveys flavours that all can't be compared to things outside the realm of hops. Besides that, there are intense flavours of pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, lychee, gooseberry, pear, and kiwi. There's also a faint earthy element that gently flows beneath all the tropical fruit notes. It's a dank sort of earthiness, and I'm almost certain it's from Simcoe. The malt base leans heavily on the oaty side, but it's also dripping with delicious sugary sweetness that somehow manages to stay behind the lines of sappy and cloying. A perfect compliment to the ripe tropical fruit notes. The finush brings some pithy grapefruit, and some bitter resinous pine sap, which adds some dryness which perfectly counteracts that delicious drippy sweetness. The actual finish is clean, mostly dry, and resinous, with only a mild bitterness which slowly fades.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is medium to full-bodied, with an incredibly soft, supple feel to it. There is a seriously soft, creamy texture to it, that is very Tree House in nature. Not only is the beer soft, smooth, and almost creamy, but there's also a refreshing crispness that prevents it from becoming too thick or rich. The effervescence is actually quite lively considering the beer's heft. The bubbles are fine and fizzy, which also contributes to the crispness. In the finish, the hops deposit a generous amount of oil that coats the palate, and really emphasizes the soft creamy element.

Overall: This is Tree House at their finest. I'm not into the whole milkshake IPA/lactose in beer thing, especially when Tree House can craft a beer like this. It tastes like what a milkshake IPA WANTS to be. A rich, creamy, pineapple and mango sorbet, topped with whipped cream. It's just absolutely delightful, and an absolute home run for Tree House. A beautiful beer.

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

On tap at the brewery 8/29/19

Pale gold color with a bit of lacing and a ring. Definite pineapple and tropical notes. Taste mirrors nose, with a healthy dose of malts to mellow it all out. Nice and soft. Pretty light mouthfeel, light carbonation, good construction, very good balance. Quite good.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Looks like 74... but with not as great of a head. Nose is aromatic. I get orange juice, pineapple, a juicy hop presence and a sprinkle of mango. Beer opens soft. Notes of pineapple, citrus fruit, yeast and cane sugar. Juicy but also has an oat-y present that smooths things out. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Foamy and soft on the palate and goes down the same. Lingering, moderately dry aftertaste.

A very solid beer though again, this doesn't seem as good as their regular lineup.

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Photo of rudzud
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy pale golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wisps.

S - Big aromas of juicy green tropical pineapples, nice dank hops, almost pear like aromas.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of pineapple and pineapple candy. Good mango and papaya as well. Light alcohol flash. Good light malts.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, little bit of alcohol.

O - Overall this was a very solid dipa, good galaxy hops going on. Very enjoyable.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanx to rudzud,
Nice big creamy foamy head with med retention, great lacing, hazy cloudy opaque pale blond color

Nose loads of juicy tropical fruit, big pineapple, papaya, citrus, little dank, creamy doughy malt, some perfumey alcohol, pithy, with a little grapefruit too

Taste super juicy tropical fruit, big pineapple and papaya, a bit dank with flash of pine, then hot alcohol but not too much, light spicy hop note, big mango and mild citrus, light doughy wheat and creamy malt, medium lighter bitterness, drier finish, no alcohol finish though

Mouth is med bod, creamy rich, medium lighter carb, some warming alcohol

Overall pretty good loads of pineapple and tropical fruit, a bit of alcohol though

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Photo of scotorum
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE CURIOSITY 75 8/20/19

Purchased today at the brewery. canned 8/16/19. Interesting can art of a snail. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Opaque yellow-orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and a dense ring of lacing.

s; Slight light fruit leaning to pineapple and pear.

t: Heavy tropical fruit and pine resin with a hefty hop bite which lingered on the dry
finish. Moderate ABV is well hidden but still a bit evident.

m; Fuller side of medium, excellent body and considerable carbonation tingle.

o; A marvelous double, although I did not find pineapple notes as prominent as anticipated. However, if this was a TH whale I would not question it. Exceptional.

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Curiosity Seventy Five from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 26 ratings