Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #599
Ranked #5,167
4.36 | pDev: 4.59%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Vivid is a Tree House Double IPA brewed with mango, honeydew, and tangerine powder in the mash and a blend of juicy, modern American hops in the kettle and dry hop. It pours a lustrous orange color in the glass and puts forth flavors and aromas of ripe summer melon, dank tropical fruit, sharp citrus, and, interestingly enough, vanilla! The fruit powder shines through subtly, but plays an important role in distinguishing this beer with an additional layer of complexity and intrigue. It is a shining example of the style of beer we like to put forth: Well integrated, boldly flavored beers that carry authentic flavors and are a pleasure to drink all the way through the glass. Enjoy!
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Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - abstract can art. Pours a hazy, turbid, orange-brown cloudiness. Just a few spots of lacing with most of it quickly sliding down the edge of the glass.

S - bright and peachy. This smells like Tree House of yore. Banana, orange creamsicle, pineapple whipped cream, and jackfruit. Peach rings and some Other Half vibes. Thickly juicy.

T - all the mango. Mango creamsicle, mango candy, mango juice. Honeydew melon, peach cream, and a hint of vanilla smoothness. Peak juice. Juicy Fruit, sticky tangerine, and touches of strawberry banana smoothie. Bubblegum and orange marmalade finishes with a peppery bitterness and herbal dryness.

F - feels like oats. Creamy and velvety, but not terribly thick. Fulfilling and easy to drink.

O - reminds me of the late 50s/early 60s Curiosity beers. Shameless juice. Dangerously drinkable. It's like dessert. You don't want it all the time, but boy do you enjoy the hell out of it as it flows down the ol' gullet. Not necessarily the best, but certainly one of my favorite beers from TH of late.

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Photo of farrago
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finger of light tan foam with a wavy surface and a mild orange tint, extended wisps of lacing. The liquid has a metallic brightness to it, fully opaque yellow. Curiously delicate nose based on tangerine citrus, pine cones, molasses and melon to peach, pineapple fruit scents, so far as advertised, legitimate herbaceous wiriness to add buoyancy. Thick and juicy in the mouth, the carbonation whips it around through the attack then it gets gluey. The tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus cakes itself on the tongue, tea leaf and pine, the florality as well as dankness both subsumed in the citrus and then the pineapple, nectarine, peach fruit, got more melon in the nose, mango is debatable. Pleasing lack of alcoholic burn, helps it stay creamy. It’s a “happy” brew that makes you not want to analyze it.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: hazy flat orange color with nice 3 finger solid, yet frothy off-white head thats nice and rocky

s: mango, tangerine, sweet honeydew, sweet strawberry, guava, mandarin oranges, pineapple, and dragonfruit. a big crackery presence in here as well. extremely juicy aroma, it makes your mouth water

t: follows the nose nicely for a DIPA. sweet tangerine and honeydew upfront. mango and sweet orange juice behind that. guava and strawberry with some kiwi as well. a touch of sweet malt and creamy orange sorbet. a touch of crackers and pepper to close

m: super fluffy, slightly sticky mouthfeel that is on the heavier side of medium

o: awesome NEDIPA. tropical, with some malt sweetness. nice mouthfeel and a kick ass aroma. dangerously drinkable for 8.2%

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Photo of rudzud
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice super golden hazy hue with a massive almost two finger creamyt white head that fades to leave thick sitcky lacing and a dense creamy blanket.

S - Aromas lighter citrus peel and zest, flashes of melon and maybe a little bit of tropical fruits. There is a nice hop presence but I dont think I get any actual fruit elements. Decent enough.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with brighter flashes of fruit peel and zest. Good citrus, maybe a little bit of melon notes but it's really subtle. The melon note are far too subtle. Also, the tropical notes are really muted.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, note overly creamy, little thin. As it warms it gets a bit more thin.

O - Overall this was a solid enough ipa, however, it's quite lackluster. Now...the whole 'adding powdered fruit' to a beer I can get behind, IF it is because they can't figure out how to can their fruited IPA versions (as the fruit addtion would likely cause can explosions). If that is the case then experimenting on other methods to get that level of fruit in a beer....then I don't mind slogging through the early failures to get to the end goal. That being said, if that isn't the case then this is somethign terrible that should be stopped.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jlindros
3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

THanks to rudzud
Huge pillowy fluffy head with great retention, good lacing, hazy cloudy orange tangerine color

Nose fair citrus, a little grapefruit and lemony, passion fruit, generic tropical and citrus, star fruit, light doughy pithy malt, pineapple

Taste brings more citrus and tropical fruits, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine, some mango, creamy fluffy base malt and a bit doughy pithy, chewy pithy malt, a bit of melon and light bitterness, turning a little spicy later, getting a little gritty spicy like late, touch of pine sap and citrus rind

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, fluffy creamy carb, a little watery, no alcohol

Overall OK, not great, doesn't really bring all the fruit it promises but not too bad, a bit thin and watery overall as well, although alcohol was hidden well, but just not really up to Tree House standards

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Photo of tigg924
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange gold in color with 1/2 inch head. taste is big mango and tangerine with light vanilla. Medium bodied, slightly bitter, moderate carbonation. Gets better as the beer warms. One of the better new ipas fro Tree House lately. A lot better than Honey. Should have gotten more.

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Photo of scotorum
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the brewery 12/24/19' Canned 12/22/19. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque yellow-orange with a thin head which receded to very thin surface foam yet very dense lacing.

s: Tropical fruit combo.

t: Tropical fruit combo with a light to moderate hop bite which lingered slightly on the dry finish,

m: Medium to full, great body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A quintessential TH tropical NEDIPA. The addition of several various fruit powders is no doubt responsible for the impression of an amalgam of flavors, helping to balance the hops.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 12/23/19. Poured into Kane goblet. I really should get some Tree House glassware.

L: 1F white foamy head, good retention. Reduces to thin cap and ring, with lots of lacing left on glass. Beer is a turbid orange gold.

S: Definitely lots of melon and citrus. I do get the vanilla in the description, but not sure I would have come up with it myself.

T: Melon and citrus. That tangerine powder sure is interesting - it's definitely a new taste. Very slightly bitter finish, but as always flavors are soft and nicely rounded.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. The usual Tree House construction and balance.

O: Neat new DIPA from Tree House, definitely hoping it stays in the rotation. Was it a Curiosity at some point? They're not telling.

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Vivid from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 24 ratings