Very Sappy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #74
Ranked #803
4.41 | pDev: 4.99%
Feb 24, 2022
Dec 18, 2019
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Notes: Very Sappy is the ultimate rendition of our Chinook focused family of IPAs here at Tree House, featuring a base beer custom crafted to withstand an enormous application of hops in both the kettle and dry hop. The name could easily fool you until you dive into the glass and discover ripe and pungent notes of ruby red grapefruit, pulpy orange juice, and ripe papaya balanced by an oily and firm finish. In spite of its immensely potent flavor, it retains a soft appeal that might make it the easiest drinking, most juicy of the bunch. The Sap family is one of our most unique here at Tree House, utilizing old school hops to produce something decidedly new age and wonderful. We love it dearly and believe you will as well. Enjoy it with friends and family this holiday season!
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4.32 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Feb 24, 2022
4.25 by bvargajr from Colorado on Feb 13, 2022
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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Rocky head that settles slowly. Good permanent streaking on the glass. The liquid is cloudy--almost to the milkshake level. Dirty gold color.

From a distance, I picked up a light creamy aroma. Up close, I get pine boughs and some spicy grapefruit rind.

The start is closer to tropical fruit. Lightly sweet. Very rich body with a moderate carbonation level. The hop presence never takes over completely. Instead, it provides a peppery balance to the swallow and aftertaste. Overall, this is a pleasantly balanced sweeter DIPA.

Feb 05, 2022
4.53 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Feb 04, 2022
4.29 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 26, 2022
4.44 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jan 23, 2022
4.5 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2022
4.21 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2022
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Nice white head, crowning a beautiful Ajax/Mr. Peanut yellow/orange hazy color. Perfect for a NEIPA. The smell is grapefruit, orange, tropical fruits, and pine. The flavor is freshly-sliced mango with fruit dip, grapefruit juice, piney, with a delicious slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth, juicy, sparkly, with medium carbonation. Overall, this beer is another work of art by Tree House Brewing. It is incredibly juicy, but unique enough, with a pleasant bitterness, to drink after another juicy Tree House Brewing IIPA, without feeling like you are simply experiencing more of the same.

Jan 09, 2022
4.5 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

I really love this beer. Orange with big white head that sticks around the whole time.
Has a lychee and mango smell and flavor. And then the malt and yeast stand up on the back end. So unique for the style. Very little bitterness but not sweet. So delicious

Jan 03, 2022
4.45 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jan 02, 2022
4.49 by smb71481 from Vermont on Jan 02, 2022
4.23 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2021
4.42 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Dec 28, 2021
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

“It’s all humbug, I tell you” 12/06/21
The name makes sense because Chinook is certainly a piney, sticky, resinous hop. It’s like standing in an alpine forest, chewing on an evergreen branch. Bitter yet clean finish, obviously, with a massive wave of hop oils washing over the tongue with each delicious sip.

Dec 24, 2021
4.5 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2021
4.31 by alexsergio from New York on Dec 22, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Tree House in Sandwich for about twenty dollars. My two hundred and fourteenth brew from these guys. Canned on date of 12/6/21. This is excellent.

Dec 19, 2021
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 18, 2021
4.5 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

2-month-old can poured into a Teku.

Look is pale yellow-gold with full haze (totally opaque) and a wonderful head of eggshell foam that retains its form really well. Wonderful lacing all the way down. TH flat-out makes outstanding looking IPAs.

Now that I've gotten to enjoy a handful of different TH beers, this one brings both familiar and unique notes. The distinctive yeast and Juicy Fruit personality are there, along with bright pineapple, lemon/lime, and muddled tropical fruit. But there there are also strong notes of apricot, peach, pear, and musky white grape, with a nice herbal and floral note at the end. There's a good dose of piney resin (true sap, though perhaps that's the marketing planting ideas in my head) that lingers throughout, which is wonderful and definitely bigger than regular Sap. In keeping with other TH beers, the aroma profile isn't huge and overwhelming, a la most modern hazies, but instead somewhat delicate and extremely well layered.

That flows into the taste profile, as well -- if you gave this to a haze bro and didn't tell them it was a TH beer, I guarantee you they would say it was a wonderful but not spectacular hazie. That's just kind of where we are in the evolution of craft beer, and specifically IPAs. And I'll be honest, there's a part of me that feels the same way -- I've spent years hearing about TH beers and dreaming of trying them, and they can't possibly live up to the hype. But what's really remarkable about TH beers is how well crafted they are. They may not be huge, but the nuances and notes they squeeze out of their beers (many of them much lower ABV than what I drink normally) are pretty remarkable, and there are rarely any "bad" notes (hop burn, off-putting components or flavors that just don't work or fit with the description). So this one includes many of those same notes on the tongue -- the fruits, the bubblegum, the pleasant grassiness -- but here there's a unique bitterness and piney-ness that is clearly the hallmark of the Sap series. Here it has a wonderful mix of bitter and semi-sweet, but never gets anywhere near cloying or fruit juice levels. Just a wonderful hybrid, with a lovely grapefruit pith and herbal finish I haven't experienced in their other juicy beers. And like with Sap, the resiny aftertaste is on point with the beer name and description.

Feel is soft and silky and creamy.

Major upgrade from Sap, though honest to the original.

Feb 07, 2021
4.49 by KBarn from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House Willi Becher glass; canned of 12/10/2020, code WHO IS OUR SAPP[Y] AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
A: Pour a opaque, golden orange color with robust head formation and one to two finger head, solid retention and ample, complex lacing.
S: Fruity nose with grapefruit, orange, nectarine, caramel, pine, and barley all well represented. More orange juice as it warms.
T: Semisweet and tart. Fruit mostly grapefruit zest and navel orange with caramelized malt very front and center in this melange. Barley note very evident. Solid bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creaminess and tingling sensation on the palate play with each other.
O: A delicious, relatively dry and tart AIIPA. Nice.

Jan 09, 2021
4.77 by MJSFS from Florida on Jan 06, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 12/10/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Moderate retention and lacing. Piney, earthy, and spicy in the nose with a hint of butterscotch. Medium bodied with a creamy but crispish mouthfeel. A bit tacky. Spruce bark with grapefruit pulp on the palate. Finishes a bit warming and quite dry, with lingering piney bitterness.

Jan 05, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Cashbail from New Hampshire

3 weeks old. Pours a juicy yellow with very little head. Smells juicy and tropical but tastes piney and bitter. Makes for an interesting combination on the palate. Oily thin feel. Over all a delicious interesting double.

Dec 30, 2020
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 27, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Tropical fruit and citrus up front along with the usual earthy undertones in the Sap line

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of earthy/piney, tropical fruit, and citrus. Pulls out a moderate bitterness that slowly sneaks in and becomes more intense. Finishes with lingering pine and citrus

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Typical with the Sap series, this one is heavy tropical and citrus on the nose and then turns into more of a hybrid west-coast and NE-style by the time the finish kicks in. Super unique series, and this one holds up very well. Definitely worth checking out

Dec 21, 2020
4.43 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Dec 13, 2020
4.54 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2020
4.25 by fthegiants from California on Jun 06, 2020
3.93 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2020
4.5 by Mrthetank from Virginia on Feb 29, 2020
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.64 by timniems from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.42 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 06, 2020
4.49 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2020
4.5 by gelasin from California on Jan 31, 2020
Very Sappy from Tree House Brewing Company
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