Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #382
Ranked #1,758
4.3 | pDev: 5.81%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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lucius10 from California

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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beerbully from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Billolick from New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought at the brewery 11/26/19. Canned 11/20. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Treee House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Strong citrus and tropical fruit, leaning to TANGOrine.

t: Tropical combo with a moderate hop bite which lingered on the dry finish,.

m: Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.'

o: A very good NEIPA, though the citrus notes iitially in the aroma do not seem proinent in the flavor, which is mainly tropical fruit. Becomes more bitter with warming, perhaps more than usual for a Tree House IPA.

Dec 02, 2019
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look. Nothing special better than average
Smell. Citrusy hop smell ....very nce
Taste. sweet tangy(duh) with great finish of rind
Feel. Thinner than many other beers from here but still exceptional to almost everything I buy at the store.
Overall. Definitely get again. Just another way above average beer from theTree

Nov 05, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Murky orange. Big white head. Smells of sweet tropical fruit. Very sweet. A little citrus and some oats behind it. Tastes of a little orange before a hefty dose of sweet tropical fruit. It really isn't sugary, but the hops are all sweet and fruity. Oats and some sweet pale malt. Dries out in the back end a little leaving sweetness and some lingering citrus. Medium body. I thought this might be like Punch, but it lacks the hop dynamism and the pillowy mouthfeel is missing. Still good, but not really remarkable.

Oct 31, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass via can

color is a dirty orange

smell is mango & papaya

taste follows the nose

carbonation is medium

mouthfeel is full

lacks the hop punch of most TH beers but this still is a great APA

Oct 29, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 10-4, purchased 10-12, consumed 10-23. I don't think I've ever tasted banana in an IPA before, but that's what Tango promised...and it delivered, along with the rest of the fruits listed on the can. It's amazing how each TH IPA has a distinct flavor profile. Typically excellent TH appearance and mouthfeel. I would definitely get this beer again given the chance (and more than 1 can).

Oct 24, 2019
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours orangeish golden.Smells like a blue raspberry jolly rancher. Maybe a touch of grapefruit zest as well. Great head retention. There's mango, banana, and grapefruit on the finish. This honestly tastes like Julius. That's a compliment. Maybe a little more muted.

Oct 17, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Similar to other Treehouse IPAs with a great floral bouquet. Mangos, tropical fruit, mango, etc. all permeate this beer. I thought the overall taste was a bit more bitter than some other beers, so preferred the I have Promises in comparison.

Oct 16, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up three cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $4.05. Canned-on date of 10/4. My sixtieth brew from these guys. This is middle of the pack TH for me, which would be awesome for most breweries.

Oct 12, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is intensely aromatic. Strong notes of citrus, pineapple, mango and strawberry. Beer opens super sweet. I get notes of strawberry, clementine, tangerine and overripe pineapple. Some banana and cantaloupe also. Very juicy and intensely fruity. This is quite good. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down dry and accented with a clean finish. Perfect for the style.

A real good beer. I hope this resembles the other beers in this series.

Oct 08, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, pale orange gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is dried mango and tangerine. Medium bodied and carbonation, slightly dry and bitter. Reminds me a lot of a mix of Hurricane and Doppelganger. Nice IPA. I prefer other Tree House beers, but this is good.

Oct 07, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Typical Tree House deep rich and thick hazy pour, which I mean only as a high complement. Blast of tropical fruit in the nose like guava, papaya with some overripe mango. Same goes for the palate with mango taking the forefront and some well balanced piney hop aftertaste. Rich and full mouth feel that continues the all around excellence of the beer.

Sep 09, 2019
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to a kind American patriot for sending me a box bulging with Tree House (though he didn’t do it out of the kindness of his heart, of course). 16 oz. can.

The pour is classic TH – 100% Florida Orange Juice. The nose is tropical fruit smoothie, with banana the only thing that sticks out. Not bad.

Tango & Cash was the pinnacle of the 80s bad buddy movie craze. Don’t believe me? Go watch, if you dare. The beer is full of sharp mango & nectarine, with a bracing backstop of green, bitter, piney hops. Simultaneously aggressive & creamy; interesting trick. Wham! did that once in 1984. No problem putting away the big can.

Such a refreshing change from the shitty NE IPAs littering the MN landscape. Very good beer.

Sep 08, 2019
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KingColumbus from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Fresh from the brewery. I dig this beer but I smell only a hint of wet hops. Taste: sour tangerines and red grapefruit. Nice mouthfeel but seemed thin for a TH IPA.

Sep 08, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the brewery on a Saturday. This was stellar. Like mango juice. Perfect body, crispness, feel. Massive tropical fruit flavor. Really bummed to miss this in cans, as it sold out earlier in the day. This is top shelf.

Picked up a can at the brewery! Canned 11/20/19, “9 sleeps til phall terr!!” Just as good as I remember. Like making love to fresh mangoes. This is low key one of my favorites from TH!

Sep 07, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 thick white head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thick halo.

S - Big aromas of red strawberries up front before going to big heavy typical fruits galore. Big banana notes too as well as an almost flaked wheat.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big berries up front before going heavy to the tropical fruit notes and a bit of oats. The problem here though is that the finish is VERY green. The can is about a week old so it's a shame it's still this green.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, fluffy.

O - Overall this was a very solid ipa from Tree House. The fruit notes are just lovely I just wish it wasn't so green on the finish.

Serving Type: can

Sep 07, 2019
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