Dear Washington
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #740
Ranked #7,310
4.1 | pDev: 5.37%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Dear WashingtonDear Washington
Notes: Dear Washington is a wet-hopped American IPA brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops harvested from the fields of Washington and shipped directly to our brewery in less than twenty-four hours. It is brewed in a way not typical of a wet hop beer, eschewing overly resinous, leafy hop character in favor of gentle, well-integrated hop notes and soft lupulin character. Dear Washington pours a glowing orange color in the glass and emits flavors and aromas of tangerine juice and grapefruit. A soft malt body provides heft, with minimal bitterness or leafy hop presence making it exceptionally pleasant to drink. In the words of Matty Blais on the packaging line, “it’s a glider”. Enjoy, and drink fresh!
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Better than average IPA. A typical frothy orange color. Had a very earthy smell with faint citrus notes. Taste has much more of the citrus flavor present which mixes well with the already present earthy taste. Has a very dry finish but still very refreshing.

Nov 14, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a reddish orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Mostly leafy, floral hops up front with a touch of lingering citrus

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of earthy and floral hop notes and then picks up some citrus and a touch of bready malt. Finishes with lingering floral and citrus notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid wet hop IPA that is very easy to drink. Definitely more raw hop flavor than your typical TH IPA. Worth a drink

Oct 27, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/1/20, tasted 10/24/20. I really liked this beer, but it's tough to drink it alongside TH's more classic style of hazy DIPAs, which in my opinion pack in more flavor and complexity. But I appreciated how clean and crisp this beer tasted, and how drinkable it was. Better than most single IPAs out there, with a very balanced profile.

Oct 24, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Darker in color for a Tree House IPA, this displays a hazy solid amber with a tall khaki foam with really strong retention, lifting up and hovering over the glass like a slow pour pils, leaving fine spongy lace in wavy ridges after it slowly settles.

Taste exudes that classic Tree House character of sweet and creamy melon with lightly smooth shortbread, but then the fresh hops take hold more assertively. I'm getting a little more evergreen, eucalyptus and deciduous cologne tickling the tongue than your typical Tree House IPA, before it goes back to that playful drinkability that Tree House yeast provides.

The medium round body has a fluffiness to it before finishing semi-dry. As it comes to the crisp, outdoor Autumn temperature, the taste becomes a little peppery, while the feel becomes silkier and lighter.

Oct 19, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8 days ago.

L -- Pours a deep amber orange in the glass with moderate haze that is a bit on the clearer side for Tree House (although it is still mostly opaque). Two fingers of white head produced with moderate pour that retain and lace pretty well
S -- All that wet hop goodness. Uncharacteristically dank, resinous, and piney for a TH offering. Also getting some mild grapefruit notes
T -- Flavors are quite expected given the aromas. Wet hop central! This is the most 'classic' tasting IPA I've had from Tree House
F -- Crisp and fairly clean, although there's a bit more yeast particulate than I might like in an IPA like this
O -- Bit of a black sheep in the TH lineup, but hey, I appreciate it


Oct 08, 2020
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curtis6290 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks darker and heavier than usual TH offerings, nice thick head but larger bubbles. Smells super fresh and light with sweet sugary earth tones. Tastes crisp and complex with many different notes of fruit and pleasant tropical florals. Feels smooth and drinkable, I could drink this one all day. Overall, it was much better than I expected. TH did an amazing job letting the fresh hops be the star, and really making this one enjoyable and smooth.

Nov 04, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours golden clear until the very end of the can which is a milky orange color that slops into the glass mixing with the golden liquid to become a somewhat cloudy yellow with a minimal amount of firm white head. smell is fairly muted. none of that signature TH hop perfume that i’ve become accustomed to. perhaps a tad bit of orange citrus aromas and a hint of pine. taste is pithy orange and piney bitterness. mouthfeel is spot on, per usual with TH IPAs. overall, i’m not sure i get the wet hop aspect of this one. not a bad beer but in the TH IPA realm it’s pretty mediocre.

Oct 29, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought this on release. Reviewing it a second time because my initial review disappeared as I reviewed it under the original entry of this beer, as I was the first to add the beer Dear Washington, but that too seems to disappeared in favor of this later added beer entry. Incredibly, incredibly frustrating.

A - Poured into my duvel tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave thick lacing and a dense blanket.

S - Aromas of lightly wet hops, little grassy, flashes of almost cardboard. Decent malt sweetness, surprising for a can that is two weeks old. Little bit of candied orange peel and marmalade.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with slightly grassy hops, little fluffy hop oil as well. Big candied orange and marmalade as well before giving way to grapefruit bitterness. There is good lighter malt sweetness, almost tastes more like a west coast sprinkled with some New England IPA notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy. On point for the style and ABV.

O - Overall this was a solid enough IPA. I'm a bit perplexed at how non aggressive the hops are in this. I expected more hop characteristics but instead I got an IPA that was more malt forward. I don't remember it being like this when I reviewed it back on October 3rd when I added this beer the first time. Wild.

Serving Type: Can

Oct 18, 2019
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose to this one is quite pleasant - lots of orange citrus notes with a fair amount of malt backbone. The pour is a pleasant orange, fairly hazy and opaque - light head that dissipates, with marked lacing in the glass. Slightly dry on the tongue - quite hoppy, seems like citra hops with a fair amount of malt. Possibly another hop in there, I can't place it or say for certain. As it's warming, there's a slight dankness to the nose. It also takes on some creaminess. It finishes very clean - I'm enjoying this quite a lot.

Thank you nichols33!

Oct 16, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly cloudy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pine, lemon, and wet hops. Medium bodied, medium high carbonation, slightly bitter. Solid ipa. Big wet hops, but I prefer several other offerings from this brewery.

Oct 14, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up three cans at Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $3.80. Canned-on date of 10/8. My sixty third brew from these guys. I think TH's first wet-hop beer. Solid brew, nothing special.

Oct 13, 2019
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy vibrant orange in color with a finger of off white head that settles to a thin film and leaves behind sporadic lacing. Aroma is hoppy with notes of tangerine. Flavors are also very soft with tangerine, grapefruit, red berry, and a doughy malt backbone. There is some sweetness in the finish as well. Medium+ bodied and moderately carbonated with a little bit of chew to the body. Overall a very tasty beer, flavors a softer and more rounded than usual from Tree House. I don’t think I’ve had a wet hop beer in a non West Coast style or one this fresh.

Oct 12, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 10/03/19
Pours a large foamy pillowy head, great retention and soapy lacing, hazy cloudy medium orange color

Nose wet hops, fresh floral and quite grassy, mild hop oil sap resin, some citrus and pith, very light malt, citrus oil

Taste bright hips out front, big citrus again with a little melon and stone fruit, juicy citrus, tangelo, apricot, soft yellow grapefruit, light grassy floral, touch of sap and citrus oil, soft creamy, light flaked oat cereal, fruit punch, drier finish

Mouth is med bod but very soft and juicy, medium to a bit lighter carb

Overall not bad, not what I expected for super fresh wet hop but that's a good thing

Oct 11, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a hazy deep orange color with 2 fingers of creamy white head. The head leaves a ridiculous amount of lacing as it settles into a thick cap of foam. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is frustratingly light and mild. There are notes of grassy, earthy hops and grapefruit. Some orange rind.

The flavor is not at all what you would expect from a wet hop IPA. It's very sweet up front, with loads of honeydew and sugarcane. There's also a ton of oranges and pineapple juice, with some light grapefruit. There's a nice doughy malt backbone, with a subtle earthy note on the finish.

The feel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Fluffy and effervescent. Pretty crushable. Earthy hop oils coat the mouth and linger for a while.

Overall, this is quite an interesting beer. I'm not quite sure what to make of it. As a beer in general, it's very good. It's very flavorful and looks absolutely gorgeous in the glass. It is, however, far different than a typical Wet Hop IPA. It's also not your typical Tree House hoppy beer. The normal pillowy softness expected from TH is replaced by a hefty carbonation and moderate oiliness. Overall, I like it. But if you're expecting a bitter, aromatic beer experience, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Oct 09, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Soft taste and mild smell. Very good balance in the beer. Pours orange with earthy tastes. Not as bitter as a lot of other similarly categorized beers and very tasty.

Oct 08, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Nose is fresh cut grass, citrus and a touch of pineapple sweetness. Aromatic and juicy. Beer opens cane sugar, citrus and pinneapple. More sweet citrus fruit in the middle with some sweet cream at the finish. Solid if not spectacular. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down crisp and refreshing with a lingering aftertaste.

Really drinkable but I expect this wet hot style to be a touch more aromatic and fresher with more of a noticeable hop bite. It's missing here.

Oct 06, 2019
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