Curiosity Eighty Three
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.42%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
33
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: The Curiosity series is critically important to our evolution as craftspeople; it enables us to explore process variables well outside the box of day to day brewing without affecting the quality and consistency of our core offerings. Without it, we would stagnate and fail to push forward. To that end, we are pleased to offer you Curiosity Eight Three for your enjoyment! Made with a mixture of unfamiliar hops from three continents, Eighty Three pours a turbid yellow color in the glass and emits flavors and aromas of zesty key lime, bergamot orange, and mango-banana. More potent than most, Eighty Three will appeal to those who enjoy a beer with more intense leanings.
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/22/19 “strange days, indeed”
Yep, it’s great. I’m at a loss these days. While all of their offerings are amazing, the vast majority of buyers can’t discern the subtle nuances between each style. Let alone the differences between each Curiosity release. This smells and tastes like tropical fruit. And it’s delicious. That’s all.

Dec 15, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a yeasty, clementiney-colored pale shade of yellow orange haze. Surprisingly minimal head for a Tree House beer.

S - fresh cut grass and pineapple. Smells as yeasty as it looks with pithy citrus. Faintly sweet peach candy and mango seltzer.

T - bitter and herbal up front. Chlorine gas, piney hop bitterness, and a lupulin coating on my mouth. I suspect this is just the initial potent punch, exacerbated by my freshly virginized palate from No Drink November. A few sips in, it starts to smooth out with flavors of lemon lime, orange dry, and starfruit. Pineapple pith with dry lime coming in strong at the finish.

F - light electricity in its zestiness. Full-bodied, but not too viscous. Creamy as usual, but with added excitement from the bitterness.

O - definitely on the stronger side of TH things. Bitter, potent, and intense. Fresh hop bitterness and sharp citrus flavors assail the taste buds. Not for the faint of heart if you're used to typical TH juice.

Dec 14, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: hazy, mango orange color with some lighter yellow notes and a hint of caramel. 2 finger rocky/fizzy white head

s: wow, the aroma on this hits the second you open the can. pineapple, mango, passionfruit, papaya, sweet lemon/lime, banana cream, and a little orange juice. a touch of crackers towards the end

t: mango, orange juice, sweet grapefruit upfront. banana, sweet citrus, creamsicle, and a little guava. there is a little bit of alcohol in this as well. a touch of that malty biscuit in the backbone as well, as well as some malt sweetness. a little hop burn as well. pretty sweet

m: fluffy, full (almost chewy) mouthfeel. low carbonation

o: smooth and tasty. it's an interesting DIPA in regards to the mouthfeel, as mentioned it's almost chewy. it's very easy to drink though, and has that sweetness you look for in a DIPA

Dec 03, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE CURIOSITY 83 DIPA 11/30/19

Bought at the Brewery 11/26/19. Canned 11/22.

a: Opaque golden orange with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Intense citrus/tropical fruit.

t: Follows the nose with moderate to heavy hop bite over a supportive malt base. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

m: Medium, creamy body and significant carbonation tingle. Slight pepper notes develop later.

o; Yet another exceptional TH NEDIPA, lots of flavor, great mouthfeel. The higher ABV (8.4) is well covered.

Dec 01, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up two cans at $5.05/can at Tree House Brewery in Charlton. Canned-On date of 11/22. My sixty sixth brew from these these guys. I went back and edited my original review, as one can was good, one was not. I am going to give TH the benefit of the doubt, & go off the good can. I am not sure if I was eating something that didn't go with it, was having a mood swing, or what the deal was? The 2nd can was fine, nothing special, do not think that it warrants the price point of the TH elites.

Nov 28, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is candied mango and starfruit. Medium-heavy bodied, slightly bitter, medium-high carbonation. Solid entry in the Curiosity series. Falls somewhere in the upper middle of the curiosities that I have had.

Nov 28, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy pale golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light halo and thin wisps.

S - Big aromas of big mango notes, huge tropical pineapple as well. Nice citrus bubblegum, big almost mellow banana. Incredibly balanced.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice bright citrus, lovely tropical notes and mango, almost papaya like. I do like the pleasant creamy tropical note.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, typical Tree House fluffy notes.

O - Overall this was a solid enough dipa with excellent tropical notes. Really, really good bright notes. Very pleasant.

Serving Type: can

Nov 27, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

THanks to rudzud
Pours small head, no retention, light lacing,, cloudy hazy lighter orange color

Nose is very nice, loads of citrus and tropical fruit, plenty of mango, orange tangerine, some papaya notes, light stone fruit apricot notes, sweet candy malts

Taste rich citrus, load of tangerine orange, mango and papaya tropical notes, some candy citrus and fruit, a bit of stone fruit, nectarine, generic tropical but light, mild doughy malt characters, medium to lighter bitterness, turning a little spicy bitter briny, light alcohol, drier but sticky finish

Mouth is med bod with some alcohol but not too much, medium carb

Overall pretty nice, great fruits, good base malts, enjoyable, Oowwwwooooooh!

Nov 27, 2019
Curiosity Eighty Three from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 33 ratings