Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #177
Ranked #1,570
4.34 | pDev: 6.45%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Saturated is a Tree House Double IPA brewed with orange blossom honey, golden syrup, homemade mango simple syrup, and a blend of fruit forward American hops. It is carefully crafted to gently convey the essence of its individual constituents without an overly saccharine result. Saturated pours a glowing orange color in the glass and emits flavors and aromas juicy fruit gum, mango puree, light citrus honey, and sweet apricot. It is deeply complex and original, carving out a beautiful path of individualism and intrigue within our line-up of hoppy offerings, and we are quite excited to share it with you today!
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: A chalky OJ with a finger width of orange-tinged ivory head, with lower than average retention and a wide drippy band of lacing.

S: Heavily tangerine with an accent of coconut and cream.

T: Follows the nose but also dank and quiet dry!

F: Sticky medium-heavy weight with also a mouthfeel of spirits.

O: Simple IMO but not too bad.

Aug 23, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden-orange hue with tons of haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam. Looks like a hazy to me!

Smell: sweet and juicy with a tropical fruit aroma; there's also a dank, perfumey element that is very vaguely reminiscent of purple jellybeans to me. Gotta say -- I like it.

Taste: the flavor manages to be fresh and dank at the same time. The bitterness builds slowly, which I like. There's kind of a chewy, resinous character here too that I enjoy. A good beer indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a nicely smooth creaminess. Very good indeed.

Overall: this didn't end up being quite the juice bomb of other Tree House beers I've had, but it's still damn tasty.

Aug 01, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 6/15/20, rated 7/31/20. Another delicious hazy DIPA from Tree House. This is the second of the fruited series that I've tried from TH, after Radiant. I liked the peach-forward flavor of Radiant a bit more than this one, but the more mango-intense flavor in Saturated was delicious too. Super-smooth and refreshing, but definitely more on the sweet side than dank and bitter. Can't wait to try some of the other beers in this series, like Luminescent and Shimmer.

Jul 31, 2020
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Jlabs from New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a teku glass via can

color is a bright orange

smell is honey and mango

taste follows the nose..a bit sweeter than a typical IPA

carbonation is high

mouthfeel is full and creamy

a great addition to the treehouse lineup!

Jul 27, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark orange with light fluffy lacing. Smell is fruity-mango, orange, grapefruit, and sweet honey. Taste is juicy, citrusy, zesty and tangy with a slightly sweet honey with a nice bit of bitterness from the hops. Light to medium bodied, mouth watering, boozy. Very good, not great like some of their stuff.

Jul 23, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome 16oz can sent to me by Dope (thanks!) poured into a can-shaped nonic.

A: I mean this is straight pulpy orange juice (sans floaties) - bright full-hazed orange with a fluffy off-white head.

S: Really expressive mango in the nose, impressively so. Backed up with lots of sweeter honey/floral notes and underlying orange/citrus character.

T: The mango shines here as well, tastes like honey-drizzled mangoes dipped in OJ. Underlying floral, peachy, juicy, sweet citrus, honey, bready malt...sweet and very fruity.

MF: Big body and sweet, with the abv and the added honey this is a big mouthfeel.

O: A good brew that I would like more in a single-IPA format instead of a bigger 8+%. The last of the TH hoppy beers in the box, and I'm sad, though this one overall is not my favorite of the bunch.

Jul 17, 2020
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 6/15/2020. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a dense, muddy tangerine color with an amazing, thick, creamy, almost solid, dome-shaped head and abundant, soapy lacing. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a well-formed head. The aromatic smell features pineapple, ripe honeydew melon, lemon, grapefruit, and lite floral hops. Its taste opens bright and juicy with ripe pineapple, melon, and mango balanced against tart lemon and grapefruit. The hop bill provides juiciness but only subdued bitterness. The mouth feel is sticky but not quite as thick as other Tree House DIPAs. The carbonation level is perfect and it drinks much too easily for 8.3% ABV. Overall, Saturated is an appropriate name: it's packed with fruit flavor and is an absolute delight to drink.

Jul 11, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is a fairly new imperial IPA from the always amazing Tree House. 6/15/20 date printed on can. Pours a hazy lighter yellow color with fluffy white head and nice rings of lingering lacing that persisted forever. Big aromas of fresh ripe pineapple, grapefruit, melon, orange and some mango - not overwhelmingly so. Also some creamy vanilla, malt, bread and weaker floral hops. Taste follows the nose, very well balanced, juicy and flavorful. Higher ABV was well hidden. Couldn’t quite detect the honey sweetness. Smooth, soft, creamy mouthfeel, excellent carbonation. A real pleasure to enjoy.

Jun 30, 2020
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SenojEtep from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a treehouse DIPA. The color is odd - like browned butter or overripe banana flesh. The head is short lived. The smell and taste are fruity. The feel is good as the hoppiness is not severe and the texture is not viscous. Should I mention that I recently rediscovered Natty Light? My palate might be toast.

Jun 25, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours mid dark orange. Nice big white head. Sticks around and turns into nice lacing.
Smell is muted. Maybe some tropical fruit and creamy yoghurt.
Flavor is creamy and fruity with a slight tart finish. No hop character bitter to speak of.
Tasty beverage. Classic tree house year flavor going on here too

Apr 18, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an entirely hazed yellow with a medium sized head.

Smell is of sweet wild honey, ripe oranges and lighter citrus among luscious papaya and gentle pomelo. The nose got an intriguing, well integrated sweetness among tropical, exotic fruits to it, enhanced by mellowed water melon.

This has a velvet, smooth mouthfeel with a medium to fuller body, finished by a lighter effervescent carbonation spark. This drinks dangerously easy without a sign of warmth or alcohol at all.

Tastes of bitter lime, brambly kiwis rich water melon, together with some blueberries and an antagonistic, initial sweet peak coming from the syrup in this, adding to the ripe fruitiness in this. Turns even more bitter then, with a balancing honey and fruit sweetness, creating a very satisfying flavor intensity. Finishes heavy on the lime, together with passion fruit and tangy guava, tied together by zingy kiwi.

Fantastic, intense and super smooth double ipa with a great depth of hops among a well balanced sweetness by the additives.

Feb 22, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Murky deep orange. Smells of mango all over. Lots of mango. A little bit of acidic fruit. Tastes of sweet mango, sweet pale malt, and some earthy yeasty flavors. Medium heavy. Quite sweet. Mango flavor is good. Earthy flavor behind it isn't so good, but par for the Tree House course.

Feb 09, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 1/2/20.

Pours cloudy gold with a minimal head or retention. Pungently tropical in the nose with mango, pineapple, apricot, and candied peach. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Lush with overripe citrus on the palate. Guava, mango, pineapple, and peach. Finishes a bit sweet with lingering juicy citrus.

Feb 08, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 1/02/2020. Pours a very hazy yellow orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that thick streaks of lace as it slowly settles. 4.75

Smell is bold ripe melon, mango, tangerine, and some apricot. 4.25

Taste follows really juicy melon, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and some apricot in the balanced and long lingering finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, perfect soft carbonation, a tad sticky but not dry, and at 8.3% goes down so crazy easy and smooth. 5

Overall another great beer from one of the absolute best in the business. They almost always dazzle. Cheers all. 4.5

Jan 24, 2020
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange, hazy and cloudy. Great hoppy aroma: honey, mango, dankness, citrus, apricot. Flavor is sweet honey, mango, light dankness, apricot finish. Carbonation is appropriate. Overall an enjoyable DIPA.

16 oz Can dated 11/25/19
4.25 rating

Jan 04, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

C: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a skim cap; nice lacing;

S: dank pineapple and honey;

T: followed the nose for a moment; then mango to the finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; soft;

O: good, but not as aroma or flavor forward as many other TH beers;

Dec 24, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, murky orange with two fingers of foamy, manila folder-colored head. Good retention and nice rings of lacing.

Watered down, slightly underripe mango in the nose. There’s a bit of greenness to it.

Relatively sweet green mango up front in the taste, joined by strong alcohol, a hint of citrus, watered-down honey and a moderately bitter, herbal aftertaste.

Full, somewhat slick mouthfeel with zippy carbonation.

The flat, underripe mango flavors are the dominant feature through this beer. It’s tasty, but doesn’t pop as much as others from this brewer.

Dec 13, 2019
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 11/25/19
Poured yellow orange with a fluffy 1 finger head and moderate soapy lacing
Aroma is fruity, citrus forward and hints if mango
Taste is sticky sweet to dry with a hint honey coming out
Finishes slightly tingly and dry
Over all it hides the abv well and the sweetness of the honey mango purée lingers in the finish. Not quite as heavy as some of TH’s DIPAs but tasty and I would seek it out again.

Dec 08, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought at the brewery 11/26/19. Canned 11/25. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque dark orange/green with a half inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and very dense lacing.

s: Citrus leaning to orange juice.

t: Follows the nose with moderate hop bite and some orange peel bitterness which lingers somewhat on the mainly dry finish. ABV is not in evidence.

m: Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A fine DIPA with a orange-like citrus flavor I particularly enjoyed. Perhaps slightly thinner than some of TH's DIPAs but an excellent sippable refresher.

Dec 02, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours ultra hazy, gold in color with 1/8 inch head. Taste is huge mango with candied orange and apricot. Slightly sweet, medium bodied, high carbonation. I like this the more I sip it. Lots of juicy hop flavor. I was still expecting more with the name, but glad I opted for multiple cans. Will get this again. One of the most mango flavored beers I have had in some time.

Dec 02, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - pours a dull, orange glow. A little flat, a little milky, dense through and through. Orange-hued head with lacing pulled down by the dissipating head, leaving legs behind.

S - potent burst of orange-flavored honey, like you'd find in those little tubes at the Big E. Kiwi bubblegum, cantaloupe, and freeze-dried mango slices.

T - shot of mango juice up front. That's definitely the syrup. Sweet artificial peach flavoring and strawberry banana brightness. Bit of green hoppy goodness peeks through in the form of limey zestiness that leaves a lingering spicy, peppery pop. Melon and kiwi complement, giving this an outstandingly bright liveliness up front. The finish is grainy and pithy with dry, numbing bitterness.

F - smooth with touches of static electricity. Mostly cream with some zip to keep it going.

O - this is definitely saturated, but maybe not hop-saturated in the earthy, vegetal, lupulin..ness you'd expect from a saturated IPA. It's saturated in its vivid stone fruitiness and nectarized mango honey sugariness. Leaves a fuzzy sweater on the teeth. Can't have more than a couple of these, but they'll make for a great digestif.

Dec 01, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton on Tuesday for $5.05, canned on date of 11/25. My sixty eighth brew reviewed from these guys. This has a unique taste. I liked it, didn't love it, don't think it warrants the price as KJ, VG, JM etc.

Nov 29, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice a super murky orange juice with a fat one finger creamy white head that fades to leave nice lacing and a thick blanket.

S - Big aromas of green pulpy hops, light spicy citrus, good sweet honey notes. Not getting any tropical notes now, there was a flash of mango when I opened the can but that was fleeting. The citrus fades as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more of those green almost lupulin hops, mineral notes, citrus zest. The honey is non-existent, which is interesting because how do you brew a beer and not have honey come through is some regard? The tropical notes are minimal at best.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden well but it's rather chalky.

O - Overall this was a rather underwhelming dipa. On paper it sounded awesome but execution leaves little to be desired. I wish I had an extra can though so I could bury it in my fridge for a few weeks and see if the honey and mango syrup actually become discernable.

Serving Type: can

Nov 26, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

THanks to rudzud
Pours a giant frothy foamy whispy head with great retention, big soapy lacing, super hazy cloudy medium orange color

Nose big citrus orange honey, some mango notes and tropical like, big hop lupulin green floral grassy notes, light doughy malt and maybe a touch of chalky mineral, lots of tangerine, a bit lackluster somehow despite all the characters in it, and the mango disappeared almost instantly

Taste lots of doughy pithy malt, a little chalky mineral again, lots of flaked proteins and too much, mild honey, fair citrus, with tangerine, a touch of candied dried mango, and maybe candied apricot, or papaya, sweet sugary but not really syrupy, green lupulin powder almost hop oil, medium lighter bitterness, drier finish, a bit more honey late

Mouth is med bod, a bit creamy but chalky, medium carb, no alcohol at least

Overall this was a letdown, seems poorly executed

Nov 26, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 95 ratings