Very Sappy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #227
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,204
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.64%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
43
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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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Reviews by hughesm12:
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4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hos
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of clausthaler
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The nose is like a pungent, sharp soft cheese laden with pine. It reminds me of jasper hill harbison with the bark wrap. You might like it or be turned off, but it’s very unique. Of all the sap varietals I have tried, this is the cleanest and sharpest, with strong piney notes through out. The contrast between the fetid, funky nose and the crispy (for a treehouse beer) flavor is very interesting. You do get some pulpy citrusy pith notes but the piney notes predominate and make for a very nice beer.

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Photo of RichD
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPeterson17
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KingColumbus
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Who is writing these can label descriptions? Purchased and enjoyed on its debut. This beer gets high marks for, imo, the wonderful mouthfeel and great balance but hop saturated? Pungent flavors? The flavor is muted enjoy this beer for its mouthfeel but again don’t expect some hop bomb. This beer is impotent lol. FOLLOW UP: second can of Very Sappy..,,meh. Friends on trip to TH very disappointed with VS.

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Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud

Pours a medium foamy frothy head with fair retention, decent lacing, hazy cloudy tangerine orange color

Nose is basically generic Tree House beer, big citrus, orange tangerine and a bit of tropical fruit, fair amount of generic tropical, big citrus and pithy, with mild doughy malt and touch of chalky mineral

Taste brings juicy citrus hops, orange and pithy, citrus rind, some pine sap but not a ton, a bit earthy pine, forest floor like but not much, blends nicely with the citrus, pineapple and generic tropical like, fair bitterness, a touch spicy late, drier gritty finish, lingering spicy earthy piney and citrusy hops, a bit of alcohol,

MOuth is med to a little fuller bod, rich, med to higher fizzy carb, a touch of alcohol

Overall not bad, the earthy pine came through well and not too much pine sap, balanced with nice citrus and tropical notes, pineapple, etc, malts balance it all without going too far in either direction, enjoyable and not too crazy, but typical Tree House at the same time

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Photo of rudzud
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a fat one finger head that fades to leave thick lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of light almost tropical fruit cocktail, heavy on the pineapple. Not getting much pine really...which is odd considering the Chinook in thie beer.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with bright pineapple marmalade flavours. There is nice fresh pineapple too, light fruit cocktail. There is a nice sweeter pineapple flavour on the finish. Nice earthy pine throughout without becoming oppressive or vegative.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little creamy and fluffy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a rather solid DIPA. Really nice pineapple notes throughout the beer as with the earthy pine. Definitely a Tree House beer but not earth shattering. Still though, something I would buy again.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 12/18/19. "Buddy The Elf. What's your favorite color?" on the bottom. Awesome. Poured into Ocelot Willy Becher glass.

L: Pretty big head, 2F+. Good retention, leaves lots of sticky lacing and a thin cap and ring. Beer is a light yellow orange.

S: Lots of ripe citrus and definite earthy notes on the back end.

T: Follows nose. Grapefruit and orange, per usual for the Sap line, plus some piney and earthy finishing notes.

F: Medium bodied, minor carbonation. Construction superb, well-balanced. Feels concentrated rather than soft.

O: Not sure Sap is as conducive to this treatment as Green. It's very good, but not extraordinary.

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gelasin
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kendo
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Palm tulip. Body is slightly hazy golden, with a small whitish head on top.

S: Jump-out-of-the-glass tropical fruity hops - of the sweet kind: papaya, mango, ripe melons, a touch of lime.

T: Leans on the sweeter side of things - ripe tropical fruit (papaya, melons), candied orange peel, a bit of citrus (oranges primarily, though I get a touch of grapefruit and limes in the aftertaste). I'm not getting the piney flavors (or scents) that is described on the can given the use of Chinook hops. I do get a touch of earthy "bite" at times, but it comes across more like melon rinds than pine - though at times I am reminded of pine needles. . . . Alcohol (8.2%) is noted in the belly and as drying warmth in the aftertaste.

M: Close to full-bodied in heft (this is a DIPA); smooth feel, slightly slick.

O: Very good stuff, not surprised, given this is Tree House. But not my favorite beer of theirs.

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

Very Sappy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 43 ratings