Curiosity Eighty Four
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #524
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,315
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
36
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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 as well as experiment with unfamiliar ingredients. To that end, we are pleased to present Curiosity Eighty four today for your enjoyment! Utilizing a blend of fruity American hops paired with new-age fruity German hops. The result is a subtle, gentle, well-integrated beer with virtually no bitterness and dense juicy character. Eighty Four pours a yellow color in the glass and puts out flavors and aromas of summer melon, gooseberry, and apricot with whispers of vanilla, orange, and fruity herbal tea. A soft, gentle, supple, and highly unique addition to our innovative and important series - enjoy!
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 25, 2019. Brewed with a blend of fruity American and German hops. Juicy with a medium to full body and little to no bitterness.

Mar 06, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - pours a mango orange with light straw yellowy-ness. Minimal slick, oily head.

S - fruity and rindy. Lemon, lime zest, papaya, and candle wax.

T - prickly pink grapefruit and smoothing melon bubblegum. Crisp acidity. Clementine rind, lemon pith, and apricot. Getting that vaguely Belgian spice as the German hops shine through. Old bananas and apples. Despite the description, there's some bitterness in here at the end. Numbing and tingling with moderate dryness.

F - creamy and fluffy. There's a bit of suffocating pillowyness, much like gasping for your last breath under a pillow held down by someone you once trusted.

O - not sure how I feel about the German twang mixed in with typical Tree House fruity fare. Scales back the juiciness in favor of tangy zestiness. It is a welcome divergence, though.

Jan 17, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 12/6/19.

Pours cloudy gold with an inch of white fluff. Decent retention and lacing. Peach, orange, mango, and pineapple in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Sugar-dusted grapefruit with pithy orange and unripe peach on the palate. Finishes with zero malt and lingering tropicals.

Jan 13, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, dated 12.06.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a very hazy golden amber color, honey hues with a finger or two of foamy white head that has good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is lovely, bright melon fruit, juicy and tangy tropical fruits, very bright and inviting, lightly floral with a bit of berry fruit, soft pale gains and mineral water. The flavors are great, bursting with tropical fruits, tangy and fresh, juicy and sweet melon, cantaloupe and honeydew, with some berry and green bitter hop, resinous pine yet lightly floral with a nice base of sweet pale dough and mineral water. The mouthfeel is great, coating and smooth but with a nice lively texture and a nice dry bite.

Verdict: A delicious IPA from Tree House. The melon and tropical fruit character is great and breaks from the mold of the current en vogue IPAs. Balanced, bright, refreshing and just an easy crushable beer, even at nearly 8% ABV. A very worthy brew!

Jan 01, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Big aromas of earthy vegetative hops, little pineapple, almost onion like. There is a flash of citrus peel as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice juicy hops, great vanilla cake, nor pineapple almost pineapple upside cake. Good sweetness as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, fluffy, really nice.

O - Overall this was a solid enough dipa. The nose was really really lackluster but the taste was quite pleasant.

Serving Type: can

Dec 27, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Pours fizzy bubbly foamy head with moderate retention, tons of lacing, very hazy cloudy orange opaque color

Nose brings light doughy malt, flaked proteins, light citrus and grapefruit, slight earthy vegetal pine onion notes

Taste fair citrus and grapefruit, into light vegetal pine and faint oniony note, big pithy doughy malt and flaked protein, drier finish

Mouth is med bod creamy juicy, medium carb

Overall decent but not quite as good as other tree house

Dec 27, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired at the brewery 12//8/19. Canned 12/6. Colorful can art of an egret or similar fishing bird. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Opaque dark yellow with an inch thick white head which receded to very thin surface foam and dense to spotty lacing.

s: Amalgam of mild tropical fruit.

t: Follows the nose but with much more strength, moderate bitterness lingers slightly on the finish.

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

o: Another recent TH addition (somewhat reminiscent of C82) which is well balanced but lacks that citrus/tropical NEIPA pizazz of some of their better offerings. German "fruity" hops did not come off as adding much to the flavor. However it had great staying power as well as remaining nicely balanced as it warmed, which in my book is a sign of quality and makes it enjoyable to the last.

Dec 11, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours hazy, light brownish gold in color, with one inch head. Taste is melon, apricot, lime juice, and peppery hops. Heavy bodied, sweet,delicate, with medium-low carbonation. A rare miss for Tree House ipas. Hoppy, fruity, but oh so meh. Glad I got just one. One of my lowest rated Tree House brews.

Dec 10, 2019
Curiosity Eighty Four from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 36 ratings