Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
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4.24 | pDev: 5.66%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Honey is a Double IPA carefully crafted with native and hyper local wildflower honey, a selection of fruit forward American hops, and clean ale yeast. It is a vibrant and bright expression of its constituents, featuring notes of sweet, floral honey, effulgent citrus, and tropical hop oils. In Honey, no particular flavor overwhelms, with a balanced construct and easy drinking appeal. Enjoy!
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: murky dark yellow and pale orange with a 1 finger frothy white head

s: juicy mango, pineapple, tangerine, orange juice. strawberry passionfruit and guava. crackery malt backbone with an underlying sweet note which is probably from the honey

t: honey, tangerine, sweet grapefruit, mango, red pepper, and guava. dry biscuits and more honey with orange peel to close

m: medium, slightly fluffy mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: pretty tasty. the honey is nice and the sweetness is not overbearing. very smooth and juicy

Jan 05, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a pale, er, sigh... honey... colored yellow gold, but it's definitely unfiltered. Pretty peppy head with a finger lasting unusually long.

S - aroma is of lemongrass, fruity pebbles, unripe mango, and grainy tangerine juice.

T - orange blossom and raspberry honey. Peppery and unfiltered. Lemon-lime zest accompanies heavy berry syrup stickiness. Saturating vanilla honey ice cream. Almost hot, but it's just the not-quite-sweetness vibe honey gives off, especially the raw unfiltered stuff. Twinge of fruitiness on the end. Loads of dry stickiness. I'm gonna need a glass of water after this one.

F - heavy and suffocating. Even when swished about the mouth, there are no bubbles to escape through this wall of viscous creaminess.

O - if you like honey, this will be a winner for you. The honey can dominate, leading to a grainy graham cracker type of feel which can be a little too wheaty or chunky for some people. But if that's your jam, then you'll enjoy this jammy sticky deliciousness. I wasn't a huge fan of this at first, but with a fresh palate and a little green in ya to bring out the creative juices, it's a ride picking out the nuanced flavors and faithfulness to honey.

Jan 04, 2020
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farrago from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Modest finger head, bright white, good length on the wispy lacing. Hazy but bright, washed out straw yellow hued liquid. The honey, beeswax notes come through nicely through the nose, followed on by cracker, dried cut grass, apricot pit, dried out white grapefruit and hay. Light in body, very nice carbonated prickle, crisp herbaceous snap, dry and bitter. Pineapple, mango, apricot, tropical without juiciness. Not as citrusy as others, but there’s a pleasing undercurrent of mandarin orange. Were it not for the honey it would be close to right down the middle, traditional IPA.

Jan 04, 2020
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 12/23/19. Poured into Veil tulip glass.

L: Turbid light golden-orange. 2F head good retention, leaves lacing and ring.

S: Citrus, ripe tropical, and honey.

T: Follows nose. Not a birre de miel or anything, but they definitely wanted to feature the honey so you get an initial citrus followed by an earthy honey finish.

F: Medium body, light to moderate carbonation. Construction and balance are very good.

O: Was thinking Hopslam competition when I first saw it but this is less malty. It's good on it's own merits.

Jan 02, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of subtle and soft floral honey sweetness, lighter citrus zest. Rather muted overall.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice floral honey sweetness before transitioning to typical Tree House ipa hops. Citrus and light tropical notes.

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

O - Overall this was a solid enough ipa with an interesting honey note.

Serving Type: can

Dec 27, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Decent creamy foamy head when moderate retention, soapy lacing, hazy cloudy pale color

Nose some tropical fruits with light floral honey, light doughy creamy base malt, citrus, touch chalky mineral

Taste brings sweet malt, doughy creamy little pithy, light honey, floral honey and some honey sweetness, citrus and tropical fruits, generic for both, mild bitterness, after the initial honey basically typical tree house

Mouth is med bod, little creamy juicy, medium carb, touch of warming alcohol

Overall a bit of honey but otherwise typical tree house

Dec 27, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy, pale banana yellow in color, with half inch head. Taste is honey, black tea, and herbal hops. Light bodied, slightly bitter and dry, with moderate carbonation. Strikes me as an amped up 4.5% English pale ale. Not bad, but also more of a miss than some of their other recent releases. Not one I would go out of my way to pick up again. Would like a bit more honey taste in a beer named Honey.

Dec 25, 2019
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