Dear Washington
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #615
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,454
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 5.61%
Ratings:
64
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 20, 2022
Added:
Oct 03, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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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Ratings by Almighty1:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Almighty1 from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 1/19/22

Medium orange, almost clear, pours with a medium white head, fades to a wispy cap, small collar
Unexpectedly restrained, very unlike a "typical" Tree House pale ale, soft citrus aromas, orange, lemon, lemon-lime, touches of ruby red grapefruit, slight touches of pine, resin, hop cones, pale malt base, light sweetness, lingering lemon-lime, like unsweetened Sprite
Medium body, more crisp than smooth, medium carbonation

For better or for worse, this is very unusual compared to just about every Tree House IPA I have had (and I have had... a lot). I do not think I have ever had a wet-hopped beer like this. I realize it is intentionally gentle, but I would have preferred the more "overly resinous, leafy hop character" typical for this style.

Jan 20, 2022
 
4.35 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2022
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 12/1/21.

Pours clear gold with a moderate head and lacing. Mildly hoppy in the nose with barely a trace of wet-hopped essence. Faintly green or chlorophyll -like. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. West coast citrus on the palate with light malt and bitterness. Finishes dry with fading grapefruit and peach.

Jan 13, 2022
 
3.87 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts on Jan 08, 2022
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3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Month-old can poured into a tulip glass. Love the concept — a fresh-hopped WC IPA from one of the kings of NE IPAs (and just an all-around excellent brewery) — but the actual product was a bit tame.

Absolutely gorgeous copper coloring, true to the WC style, but largely opaque (though certainly not traditional TH haze). Nice soapy, just-off-white head that holds quite well but provides only minimal lacing. A very attractive looking beer with a WC vibe despite the lack of clarity in the liquid (which I will happily forgive).

The nose isn’t quite as true to the advertised category, and this is where the mildness is a bit surprising given the fresh hop usage. Very little pine or resin, and the berries from the Mosaic are more pronounced than the citrus and tropical fruits from the Citra and Cascade. It’s fairly dank and extremely juicy. Not overly big or bold but certainly attractive. Just not at all what I would consider to be a WC profile, especially with fresh hops.

Taste is a nice medley of WC and EC. Still very juicy, but here I get more citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and tropical fruit, some pithy bitterness, and a little pine. Touch of juicy sweetness then a dry and mildly bitter finish. Really easy drinking, but not particularly memorable.

Feel is soft and smooth and supple but not chewy or sticky.

Certainly an enjoyable and well-crafted beer, very clean and consistent. But I wouldn’t really call it a WC IPA, and it’s somewhat pedestrian relative to TH’s typical IPAs. Wouldn’t turn it down if offered to me, but it’s not one I would seek out either.

Dec 31, 2021
Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

“It’s me Tree House” canned 12/01/21. Wow, this was a happy accident! I added a 4-pack to the cart bc I liked the name and assumed if it involved the PNW it’ll be tasty. Didn’t even know it was a fresh hop beer! Picked up at the new Deerfield location in December of 2021. Beautiful color with the nose and flavor you expect from a top notch fresh hop beer. Skunky, piney, oily, earthy…yep, it’s good!

Dec 22, 2021
 
4.35 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.13 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Nov 18, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AfricanPete14 from South Africa

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
 
4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 09, 2020
 
3.75 by R11415 from New York on Nov 06, 2020
 
4.4 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut on Nov 04, 2020
 
3.82 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 01, 2020
 
3.92 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Oct 28, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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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4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned on 10/01/2020. Enjoyed on 10/24/2020.

Oct 25, 2020
 
4.45 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerBaronBear from New York

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
 
4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 23, 2020
 
3.84 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 20, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
 
3.75 by bsuedekum from Missouri on Oct 18, 2020
 
4.25 by Icka31 from Ohio on Oct 16, 2020
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Oct 12, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Holderness from Massachusetts

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

82/100

Oct 08, 2020
 
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2020
 
3.93 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Oct 07, 2020
 
4.23 by TangoJuliet from New York on Oct 05, 2020
 
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
 
4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 02, 2020
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 19, 2019
 
4.21 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Nov 11, 2019
 
4.28 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2019
 
4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut on Nov 08, 2019
 
4.13 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2019
 
4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Nov 06, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by curtis6290 from New York

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
 
4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

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
Dear Washington from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 64 ratings