Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #374
Ranked #1,793
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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Reviews by hughesm12:
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4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Photo of thebeers
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.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sheppard
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.

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Photo of scotorum
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.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SierraNevallagash
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!

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wip998001
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RRB328
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with Ryan 11/29/19

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Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jdells09
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - now that's a label. I kinda dig it though. Brings a certain vibrance to the TH label line. Pours a dull shade of orange brown. A lot less vibrant than the label! Coursely-bubbled fluffy head.

S - quite pungent; I can sniff this one out from across the room. Unmistakably jackfruit with whiffs of strawberry banana, kiwi, grape candy, and mango. Hint of warming acetone on the very finish.

T - strawberry banana smoothie all the way. Rock solid backbone thanks to the oats, featuring flavors of cantaloupe, white bread, and nectarine. Fun and fluffy, juicy all the way until herbal bitterness and vague lip tingles creep in at the last minute.

F - simultaneously full/creamy and light/drinkable. Hearty and satisfying, yet I can't put the glass down.

O - the drinkability on this one is insane. Good thing it's "only" an IPA. All the light, fruit salad flavors of recent curiosities without the alcohol poisoning. Well, not as much anyway.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SawDog505
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

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Photo of beerbully
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

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Photo of ScottP
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
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!

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Photo of Lucular
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).

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Photo of Knapp85
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
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.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tango from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 106 ratings