Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #535
Ranked #2,001
4.28 | pDev: 5.84%
May 26, 2021
Aug 30, 2019
Notes: Tango is an IPA brewed with a large dose of oats and a blend of fruit forward American aroma hops. Tropical fruit, papaya, ripe mango, strawberry banana, and earthy citrus. The perfect balance of hop saturation, drinkability, and heft.
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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Ah so we managed to have a Treehouse beer from the October 2019 trip escape without being reviewed until today.

I guess this is an American hopped version of Punch (Australian) ? They have a similar design and taste, but not sure since I live 3000 miles away.

Pours that thick ultra gravy like haze appearance with 1"+ of head when poured out the can for a college football game on TV. I realize the commercial tug job is here telling you what you're supposed to smell, and it seems pretty accurate, but I also got a Galaxy like pineapple vibe in addition to the guava and strawberry notes.

Taste is an easy going fluffy, hoppy experience much as advertised. The bitterness and green burn hop acidity are tamed to mild proportions, the ultra haze flaked oats keep the body soft, far from dry and still plenty crushable. Tree House is top notch, but so are dozens of hoppy breweries one state over from me. Fully committed haze realm beer here, and it does show that this style can be pretty good if you just take off your new balance shoes every now and then.

May 26, 2021
4.29 by AlltheBacon from Massachusetts on Sep 12, 2020
4.15 by Piddle from Connecticut on Apr 09, 2020
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 30, 2020
4 by mgmoore314 from Massachusetts on Mar 21, 2020
4.27 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 29, 2020
4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.5 by Rammed96 from Maryland on Feb 13, 2020
4.34 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Feb 12, 2020
Photo of illshowyou
3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by illshowyou from Arizona

Bad can? Awful

Feb 08, 2020
Photo of WunderLlama
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

canned 12.31.19, opened 2.6.20

“party like its 1999”

one finger frothy, soapy white foam cap over a hazy orange liquid. good retention, settles to islands and a ring , some lacings

aroma is mango, papaya, citrus orange

taste is mango, orange, papaya, hint of banana

medium sudsing, slight lingering bitterness, hop nibble

good beer

Feb 07, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 12/31/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Decent retention and lacing. Candied pear, peach, mango, and orange in the nose. Pungent and tropical. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Ripe citrus on the palate. Mango, guava, grapefruit, orange, and pear. Finishes a bit sweet, with zero malt, a light bitterness, and lingering juicy citrus.

Feb 03, 2020
4.47 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Feb 03, 2020
4.28 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jan 30, 2020
4.27 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jan 26, 2020
4.27 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2020
4.13 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2020
4.63 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2020
4.3 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jan 25, 2020
4.25 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2020
4.42 by docainii from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2020
4.28 by robrio89 from Connecticut on Jan 23, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Deciduous Brewing Company Snulip canned on 12/31/19. Pours a very hazy orange yellow with a finger sticky white head that leaves a thin film of lace all over the sides of the glass with solid retention. 4.5

Smell mango, papaya, apricot, vanilla, and a hint of strawberry. 4.25

Taste follows mango, papaya, strawberry, vanilla, and apricot just explode on the palate and actually very balanced nothing taking over, but everything working together. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, soft and gentle on the tongue and palate, a tad sticky but not dry, and 6.9% bigger in flavor but crazy drinkable. 4.75

Overall just another great beer from Treehouse Brewery. I was a tad unsure about this one, but I am glad I pulled the trigger because it is really a great juicy and overall a awesome beer. 4.5

Jan 22, 2020
4.6 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2020
4.59 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Jan 19, 2020
4.35 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Donald_Loveland

Canned: 11/20/2019
Poured: 1/14/2020

A: Beautiful deep dark orange color, looks very inviting. About a finger of white rocky head that dissipated relatively quickly.

S: A strong tropical mango aroma pours out of the glass. I also get a tiny hint of strawberry and pineapple. This is almost reminiscent of a fruit smoothie, there is absolutely no sign of hop bitterness to be found.

T: An instant blast of fruit in the form of strawberry, mango, and a dash of tangerine. Just a tad bit of hoppiness that balances out the sweetness beautifully.

F: Very thick and creamy, reminding me almost of a melted milkshake. This is exactly what I want when I think massive, creamy, NEIPA. Sure, this may be bordering milkshake, but I don't even mind.

O: For me, this is the beer to strive for whenever I have a NEIPA. Perhaps I have given into the craze, but if this is what I get to enjoy, sign me up. The aroma and flavor play hand in hand to an experience like no other. It amazes me that this sticks to the four base beer ingredients without over-reliance on fruit or lactose. I can only hope to have this again.

Jan 15, 2020
4.24 by RichD from Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

Big thanks to Jimmy for this one, as well as many others!

Pint can - dated 12/31/19 - poured into a large red wine stem at 48F.

Pours a seriously turbid, milky off-yellow hue, topped with a finger of creamy white head which settles down leaving a tall collar behind. Very oaty looking.

Nose: It's truly remarkable what Tree House is capable of. They have a way of coaxing almost unrealistic aromas out of their hops. The beer basically smells like an overripe tropical fruit smoothie. Sweet. Notes of papaya, mango, jackfruit, melon, pineapple, strawberry banana, and guava all waft up through the nose, almost convincing you that this is something other than beer. Clean, creamy oats and no hint of boil-hopping.

Palate: Tango greets the palate with a sweet oaty malt base, followed by an absolute tropical fruit explosion. Sweetened papaya, drangonfruit, mango, guava, juicy, acidic pineapple, lychee, strawberry-banana, and apricot all come together to really give this beer a fruit smoothie vibe. The oaty malt contributes a sweetness that's emphasised, but not sticky or cloying. The sweetness really helps to highlight the tropical hop notes, while the hoppy acidity compliments the pineapple note almost poetically. The sweetness falls back quickly, allowing some of the more dank, grassy, resinous flavours to emerge, as the overripe fruit flavours become even more overripe. Into the finish, almost all trace of fruit has faded except for papaya - no longer sweetened. A gentle, but resinous, grassy, ever-so-slightly earthy bitterness comes into focus, bringing a hint of piquant black pepper, before immediately fading to a clean, dry, oaty aftertaste with just a whisper of grain and papaya.

Mouthfeel/Body: This beer has every mouthfeel characteristic that people rave about in modern New England IPAs. The oats lend a massive fluffiness, and a full, creamy texture. Ultra soft and plus. The beer is only 6.9% ABV, but with a body like this, it could easily pass for 10. I've strayed away from beers like this for a long time, but man...this is nice. Just enough effervescence to cut through that softness and provide some nice crisp lift. Minimally sticky, drying finish.

Overall: If I were a true purist, I'd probably shun a beer like this. It's everything about the haze-craze brewed into one beer. However, there's no lactose, no fruits, no sugars or unusual ingredients of any kind. It's grain, water, hops, and yeast, so I have to give Tree House credit for creating a true tropical hop smoothie using nothing but traditional beer ingredients. I can't pretend that this isn't a delicious beer. They hit a home run with this. A caricature of everything Tree House IPAs are known for.

Edit: I'm sorry - I literally just saw the strawberry-banana tasting note in the description. I had not read that before reviewing. I just have to say, A. Yes, there ABSOLUTELY is a strawberry-banana note in this, and B. MAN, DID I CALL THAT OR WHAT?! NAILED IT!

Jan 10, 2020
4.6 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Jan 04, 2020
4.02 by eljabak from Michigan on Dec 25, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lucius10 from California

Sweet, tropical hoppy, juicy and slightly dank aromatics on this one. Taste follows with the tropical hoppiness and a slight dank finish. Nice depth and feel. Good

Dec 24, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beerbully from New Jersey

L-pours orange juice hue.....slight Haze.....1 finger head....moderate retention....lacing moderate

S-Ripe melon, strawberry, mango, fruity sweetness,

T-follows the nose...... faint strawberry/ banana..... papaya....some citrus rind bitterness

F-slick, oily.....some tingle from the mild carbonation,..,..

O- not mind blowing but still enjoyable

Dec 21, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 12/14/19

A: Tangerine orange with some honey tones - hazy - pours with an above-average sized white head (at least for Tree House IPA), but fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Very fruity in an oddly fruit smoothie kind of way - more orange Creamsicle than orange, floral citrus, lightly herbal citrus - I agree with the description that there is some strawberry banana going on here, which does not really make sense - pineapple, mango, cantaloupe - sweetness smells above-average, almost as if there is lactose in here (except I'm pretty sure there is not) - oats are somewhat apparent in the aroma

T: Yup, it's a fruit smoothie - tangerine and orange slices, Creamsicle, some citrus oil and herbal notes - herbal hop pellets, leafy hops - above-average bitterness for a Tree House IPA - strawberry and banana, seriously, maybe some berry skin - pineapple, mango, melon, cantaloupe - sweet, but not really from the malts - fairly pale and netural malt base, except for an oat flavor - finishes with some lingering hop pellet flavors

M: Medium body, very smooth and slick thanks to the oats, finish has lingering chewiness

O: Do you like fruit in your oatmeal?

A part of me actually regrets reading Tree House's description of this beer, as the can label art had previously made me think this would a light and refreshing IPA. Instead, this kind of reminds me of a fruited milkshake IPA despite the fact that no actual fruit or lactose was involved. And I think that's a good thing. I'm not sure if I would want to drink this experimental fruit smoothie often, but I did really enjoy this can.

Dec 15, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Cloudy, murky orange with two fingers of antique white head. Soapy lacing.

Passionfruit, guava, watered-down pineapple, blood orange and white pepper in the nose.

Similar flavors, a bit heavier on the pineapple, with a very peppery, moderately-bitter finish.

Slick, oily feel with zippy carbonation.

A bit more pepper than to my taste, but the medley of fruits is nicely balanced. Not as much fruity “pop” as some others from this brewer. The pop, again, is really in the peppery note.

Dec 14, 2019
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Billolick from New York

Tall can from the source with a 11-20-19 packaging date.

Yet another TH NEIPA with a fantastic look to it....hazed up and leaving a load of great looking sheeting.

Ripe and luscious tropical and floral fruit sniff.

Delicious brew, loaded with the usual TH fresh tropical goodness melange riding over an underlying more resiny hop layer...well crafted and in general mighty, mighty fine stuff ....abounding with fresh pineapple, mango, lime, stonefruits.

Dec 10, 2019
4.16 by smi69 from New York on Dec 08, 2019
4 by unclekeith from Alaska on Dec 05, 2019
4.25 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Dec 05, 2019
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