Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #74
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4.38 | pDev: 5.94%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Autumn is a fresh entry in the continuing evolution of Tree House's seasonal efforts. Inspired by the vibrant sensory experience associated with hop harvest in Australia, and harkening back to extraordinary memories of the Tasmanian countryside, Autumn utilizes carefully selected Galaxy hops atop a heavily oated base beer. The result is chewy hop nirvana. It has the power to instantly transport you to a place of natural wilderness, pristine air, and awe from which these delightful hops originate. We invite you to use it as a vehicle to reflect, give thanks, and revel in the company of friends this Autumn.
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/18/20, tasted 10/23/20. I tried this for the first time last year, and it was not one of my favorites in that batch. This year, I enjoyed it a lot more. It's got a bunch of tangy pine bitterness to it, which fits nicely with the season. The look of the beer is only so-so for me - it's a pale straw color that isn't as appetizing as some of TH's other beers. The smell was nice but a bit one-note. The feel was also nice, but not as deliciously creamy as some of the other oated TH brews. A nice fall beer, but I prefer the other seasonal (Snow, Spring, Summer) a bit better.

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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 25, 2019. Brewed with oats and Galaxy hops. Notes of tropical fruit, melon and juicy citrus.

Mar 05, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque bright gold color with a one finger off white head that settles quickly leaving little lacing. Aroma has esther-y melon and peach notes, very pleasant, not too sweet. Taste is similar with a great blend of peach and a lighter amount of cantaloupe. Feel is very soft but a little thinner than expected, maybe just not intense with hop flavor.

This has a tasty, well balanced flavor. It is a more ephemeral version of many of TH's IPAs.

Feb 04, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 2/2/20

A: Golden tangerine with yellow tones - hazy - pours with a medium size white head, fades to a few wisps but retains a small collar and leaves some nice lacing

S: Tropical and citrus notes, definitely lots of Galaxy but I would be shocked if this was just Galaxy due to the complexity - floral citrus, orange and tangerine juice, spritz of grapefruit - herbal, green hops, slightly dank, some woodsy aromas - peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, tropical aromas - more malt character than a "typical" Tree House IPA with some nice oat aromas as well as the pale grains

T: Juicy and fruity without treading into fruit salad territory - tangerine and orange juice with some notes of ruby red grapefruit, grapefruit zest - herbal, green, woodsy, dank, hop cones - some slight touches of earth - medium bitterness - peach, pineapple, mango, melon, fleshy tropical fruit - chewy oats and some pale grains, lingering oat goodness in the finish

M: Medium body, decidedly smooth and a touch chewy, carbonation on the low side

O: They could have just threw in some leaves and pine cones and called it a day

Apparently I am a fan of these Tree House "season" IPAs, as I gushed over Summer, and I am also really enjoying Autumn. The bonus oats and bonus bitterness make this a winner in my books.

Feb 03, 2020
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bret27 from California

3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of yllib.
Appearance: orange juice, very minimal head.
Smell: Tropical fruit. A little grapefruit.
Taste: A fair tropical fruit flavor, but not super complex or impressive. Kind of a bite. Combo of bitterness, dryness, carbonation, mouthfeel like thin but pulpy orange juice. A little difficult to drink the full can.
Overall... Good, but not a crazy treehouse standout like many of the others.

Jan 14, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Hazy pale orange with a finger of white head that retains quite a bit less than normal for Tree House. Pretty decent lacing though
S -- Actually a bit more like a Trillium IPA: punchy guava, pineapple, grapefruit, and sweet floral. The galaxy just explodes out of the glass
T -- Juicy orange, mango, pineapple, vanilla. The fruity yeast character is a little less prevalent here than many of Tree House's IPAs, perhaps because of the heavy oat bill used in the malting. Either way, it's tasty. Not really getting too much of that garlic/white pepper spiciness that I'm used to in Galaxy, though
F -- Soft, creamy, and fluffy. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb
O -- Another winner in the Tree House lineup, although this one definitely reminded me a lot more of Trillium's regular rotationals


Jan 04, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 11/26/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Nice retention with plenty of dotted lacing. Pineapple, peach, apricot, tangerine, and mango in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft, lush mouthfeel. Juicy tropicals on the palate with zero malt and minimal bitterness. Peach, pineapple, and candied grapefruit. Finishes with a light throat burn and lingering unripe peach.

Jan 02, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The bubble show produces a two finger head capping the cloudy honey colored liquid; good retention and splashy lacing

Smell: Graham cracker and a hint of caramel blend with the juicy hop tones - papaya, pineapple and guava; passionfruit brings a contrast

Taste: The papaya, guava and pineapple flavors blend with the graham cracker up front, with the caramel underpinning; passionfruit tones arrive, in the middle, to bring a spicy bitter finish, though the overall impression lines up on the sweeter side

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and very creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Though I generally prefer dryer examples of the style, I really like what the spice in the graham cracker tones bring here

Thanks, BostonDipas, for the opportunity

Dec 21, 2019
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KingColumbus from Massachusetts

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

Had Autumn again this December 2019 batch was an improvement creamier and nice flavor but this beer features galaxy? Typical TH (that’s not a knock) but underwhelming for an all galaxy Hopped beer. Flavor is surprisingly tame; this beer just fails to display the galaxy hop.

Dec 21, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super cloudy light orange with two fingers of yellowed head. Great retention and nice rings of lacing.

Orange, grapefruit and toasted herbs in the nose. Maybe a hint of play-doh.

Citrus and pineapple up front in the taste, with more of those toasty, savory herbs mixing in with moderately strong bitterness in the finish.

Creamy, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Galaxy isn’t my favorite hop, but this is a well-crafted beer. I appreciate the bitter finish.

Dec 19, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another seasonal treat that’s really malty with a lot of caramel, toasted grains, oats, graham cracker and buttery notes that blends well with the hoppy flavors which include lemon zest, grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, tart orange juice, herbs, peppery spices and faint piney notes. Another tasty brew from TH.

Dec 01, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 11/25/19 “drink fresh”
Happy to find this available on a random trip to the brewery the day before Thanksgiving, mostly because I like the label art (though I expected a Fall seasonal release to be a style other than a DIPA). At some point, maybe after the 20th hoppy beer from TH, they become more challenging to differentiate. All are delicious, no doubt, but hops are such high quality today that most become similar in profile. Creamy, juicy, tropical fruit....that’s what this beer is.

Nov 29, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up 2 cans of this last month when I was in town.

Pours a hazy yellow leaning towards light amber with 1/3" white head. Not the most attractive beer, has that chicken gravy thing going for it, doesn't even have the bright pop to it like some Treehouse wares can have. The aroma delivered on the Galaxy notes, a mild pineapple contingent hangs in the nose alongside orange juice and passion fruit like notes.

Taste is good, relatively smooth amounts of pineapple and orange juice like that V8 combination. Body is soft and pillowy, copious amounts of flaked oats here give it a soft interior. As usual, has an excellent mouth feel that covers up the alcohol in impressive fashion. It 'feels' lower in carbonation but it isn't, its just a soft silky body. Its chewy without being thick or heavy. I think I liked this one slightly more than Summer. Still has some welcomed bitterness.

After having a dozen or more Treehouse beers, they're pretty much the same as our Revision out here. They make 50 very similar beers using around 6 different hops, they're all really good, but you hit a point of diminishing returns trying them all.

Nov 25, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: hazy orange and bright pale yellow. a large, 2-3 finger marshmellowy vibrant white head

s: orange, guava, mango, clementines, passion fruit, papaya, sweet grapefruit, tangerine, and a soft pillowy cracker malt in the background. extreme citrus juice in the aroma

t: orange juice, orange peel, sweet lemons, and tangerine upfront. candied apricot, ripe mango, pineapple, and papaya behind that. a little strawberry and peach in here as well. a grapefruit kiss at the end that provides sweetness but also the most subtle of bitterness. crackery malt in the backbone with a tiny bit of alcohol tinge

m: fluffy, yet sticky medium mouthfeel with low-moderate carbonation

o: nice DIPA. a lot of citrus juice in this one, and not a lot of that syrupy sweetness you get in DIPA's. a little bit of alcohol in the flavor but it doesn't do any harm

Nov 25, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Autumnal can into a becher with a very floury and hazed pale yellow body, milky. A fluffy crown rises to a finger high with good retention. Small spots of lacing.

S- Juicy hops, to my complete sarcastic surprise. Tree House crushes hop aromas with huge orange and fresh grapefruit juice off the top with big sweet melon, mango, tangerine, bubble gum and dankness. All juice all hops.

T- Thankfully there is absolutely no acrid powdery bitterness and the juicy hops shine with a medium sweetness. Melon and bubble gum with the big orange and grapefruit juice as well as mango, peach, papaya and floral notes. Cereal, pale barley and a moderate bitterness throughout.

MF- Medium bodied and a nice puffy and creamy texture. Carbonation on the high side and this brew is very soft and silky. Bittersweet finish.

A great hop bomb that brings big citrus juice and plenty of nectary sweet stone fruit juice as well.

Nov 13, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.43/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Murky orange. Smells of sweet tropical fruit, a little acidic fruit, sweet pale malt, and alcohol. Tastes of sweet tropical fruit hops. Very sweet hop profile. Oats cut the sweetness of the malt, at least, but it's all tropical fruit hops. Back end dries out a little. Medium heavy and sweet. Couldn't drink a lot of this, but a half can is plenty.

Nov 02, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is opaque uni orange with a tall fluffy white head that retains well for a long while leaving droopy curtains of lace.

The palate includes orange rind that's a little chalky, in flavor but not texture, with mango skin, aspiriny pine and light peppery cannabis capped off by a hint of faintly softening cream.

The can says chewy and that's an apt description. Up front it's light and almost airy. The carbonation then becomes fluffy before coming into a dry finish where it gains a sharp bitter bite that isn't the norm for TH, but isn't unwelcome.

Oct 31, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a teku

Cloudy, yellow-orange appearance. The nearly opaque body was topped by a frothy, finger-tall, off-white crown that fell to a lasting collar. Rings of drippy lacing cascaded down the glass.

The nose was really fruity and bright. Loads of honeydew melon. Citrus was also apparent. Juice orange and tangerine notes came to mind. Nice creamy malt base. Fairly sweet but not excessively so. As the head dissipated, dry yeasty notes took over. Soon, however, the fruitiness reappeared. Overripe mango was noticeable. Some Juicy Fruit gum perhaps as well. Hint of dankness.

The flavor profile was also impressive. Fruity and bright with a nice balance of honeydew melon and citrus. Orange and tangerine were most apparent. Bit of tangy clementine too. Tart and wheaty in the center. More citrus and citrus peel on the back end and the finish. Grapefruit came to mind. Bit of of lingering, pithy bitterness after the swallow. Like in the nose, ripe mango and a touch of dankness appeared as the beer sat.

Nice fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a finer bubbled, moderate effervescence that turned creamy, slick and smooth on the palate.

Autumn is a very solid double IPA, albeit perhaps a notch or two below the other beers I have tried in Tree House’s “season” series. I am not exactly sure how these beers are supposed to be representative of different times of the year, but they are all quite enjoyable regardless.

Oct 25, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up three cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $4.80 per can. My sixty fifth brew from these guys. Didn't realize this had such a high ABV, which I may come to rue, as I am drinking one @ 9AM watching the RWC. This is another nice brew from TH.

Oct 20, 2019
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Sheppard from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a protein rich golden. No light will get through this. Some orange zest, a little pez. Again, some artificial character like I get in Gggreennn. This is much more tame Galaxy IPA. Lots of citrus with a deep dank skunkiness to it. It's perfectly alright.

Oct 17, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is almost spicy. Notes of citrus, cinnamon, pineapple and cane sugar. Very aromatic. Tickles the nose. Beer opens cinnamon, maple syrup, brown sugar and citrus. Its obvious what they're going for here but it doesn't work for me. Some pineapple and starfruit in the middle and end also. Finishes dry with almost a black tea aftertaste. Decent but not really my thing. Body is light to medium with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down bone dry with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Almost too dry.

This beer is perfectly named... but it just doesn't do it for me.

Oct 16, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 10-1, purchased 10-12, consumed 10-13.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big off-white head and a ton of lacing. Aroma and flavor are juicy tropical fruit, dank citrus, and just a hint of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy. The 8.2% abv is well-hidden.

Oct 14, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly an excellent imperial IPA. Great citrus forward aroma with an amazing aftertaste. I tried this next to a Pliny the Elder and liked this far better.

Oct 13, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a guiness pint glass. pours a hazy, murky yellow with a big fluffy white head which leaves tons of lacing as the beer is consumed. dank tropical aromas abound on this one. taste is similar. it’s oozing with that combination of dank and tropical that only galaxy can provide. has a nice quick sharp bitterness to the finish. mouthfeel is full, smooth, almost sticky. idk if the oats really add anything here. i would’ve guessed the mouthfeel department but it’s the typical TH IPA mouthfeel, which is to say excellent. overall, super enjoyable all-galaxy DIPA.

Oct 11, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours ultra hazy, bright caution light yellow in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is pineapple, lychee, and mango. Medium bodied, sweet with moderate carbonation. Soft and lovely. Snow is my favorite entry in the seasonal series, but this is very good. Will be picking this up again.

Oct 07, 2019
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 182 ratings