Very Sappy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #64
Ranked #722
4.41 | pDev: 4.76%
Apr 16, 2023
Dec 18, 2019
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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Rated: 4.6 by pveilleux from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hazy gold/orange color nice white head

Orange and grapefruit on the n'ose

Good bitterness after the orange taste. A bit of estery notes and a slight cereal presence

Good creamy mouthfeel

Good IPA with a nice bitterness for a NEIPA
Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Upon pouring, Very Sappy has a hazy golden-orange color, with a fluffy white head that leaves behind a lovely lacing as you sip. The aroma is bursting with bright, juicy citrus notes, with hints of pine and resin in the background. The first sip of this beer is a true treat for the taste buds. The flavor is dominated by juicy tropical fruit, with notes of orange, grapefruit, and mango coming through strongly. The bitterness is present but not overwhelming, providing a perfect balance to the sweetness of the fruit flavors. As you continue to sip, the pine and resin notes start to come through more prominently, adding a lovely earthiness to the beer. The mouthfeel of Very Sappy is soft and smooth, with just the right amount of carbonation to keep things interesting. Despite its high ABV of 8.6%, the alcohol is well-hidden, making it dangerously easy to drink.
Overall, Very Sappy is an exceptional beer that showcases the skill and artistry of the brewers at Tree House Brewing. It is bursting with flavor, yet perfectly balanced and easy to drink. If you're a fan of IPAs, this is definitely a beer you won't want to miss. Highly recommended!
Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by ShallowHal27 from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 16 oz canned dated 12/19/22 and imprinted “you’re in a laundry room” (???). Amber gold in color with lots of haze. Quite dank with an intensely bitter finish. Well crafted if a tad on the harsh side.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by timmy2b from New York

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 8 days ago. Tried blind side-by-side regular Sap. Was happy to find that there is indeed a noticeable difference between the two (not always the case with different TH beers in a single series). This one had more expressive aromatics, offering a diesel-like dankness, papaya, orange sorbet, and some pine. Flavors were sweeter than regular sap, with a nice balance between creamy citrus and earthy pine. Also has a nice mineralic profile that I don't normally get with TH IPAs

Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Leaves a crown of lacing along the top of the glass.

Grape. Fruit. For. Days. Also some mango, orange marmalade, and pine.

The flavor brings forth the aforementioned grapefruit, as well as orange juice, mango candy, melon, and papaya with a piney finish.

The feel is medium-full bodied with lower carbonation. Very creamy, pillowy soft, and faintly dry.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA. The Sap series is just not appreciated as it should be, and this is unquestionably the pinnacle. So far.
Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by Khaack from New York

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bvargajr from Colorado

Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.53 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2022
Very Sappy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 91 ratings