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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #729
Ranked #4,184
4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
Apr 09, 2022
Dec 23, 2019
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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Ratings by Jeez:
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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Jeez from Massachusetts

Had it fresh from the source. It pours dense hazy golden with a frothy white head. Honey is front and center in the smell and taste, yet it is unmistakably an IPA (though it doesn't scream 'double'). Hops are piney, earthy, and dry. Not too bitter. The honey, obviously the beer's selling point, provides balanced sweetness and contributes to its crispness and refreshing feel. There's also a hint of lemon that ties it all together.

I would have it again if Tree House didn't have a milieu of interesting beers to try.

Apr 09, 2022
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3.74 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2022
4.33 by TangoJuliet from New York on Feb 01, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Well this was certainly a pleasant surprise, right from the look, which is a golden hazy color, but not turbid hazy - you can almost see shapes through it, and the creamy white head provides beautiful lacing. Gorgeous beer.

The nose leads with the honey, which I love, and there’s also a substantial tangerine aroma, which is equally fantastic, and there’s mango, pineapple, and papaya as well.

The tangerine is actually the first flavor I pick up, and the mango and pineapple are also prominent, but that sweetness from the honey makes this beer for me - it provides balance to the fruit flavors and stands on its own at the back of the palate to make this a dangerously poundable DIPA.

The mouthfeel is a little drying, another unexpected surprise that I love. It’s really nice to see Tree House with a hop bomb outside it’s usual space, where they are the acknowledged juice bomb king. What a pleasure it is to drink this magnificent beer.

Jan 28, 2022
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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Gatch from Massachusetts

“Boo boo” 12/07/21
Thick, rich, sweet, honey-filled hop bomb. Could drink this for eternity. Love the concept…the more honey the better! Balanced yet deliciously bitter and pungent in the finish and feel. Amazing!

Dec 30, 2021
4.15 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Dec 29, 2021
4.44 by edthehead from New York on Feb 21, 2021
4.13 by MJSFS from Florida on Feb 18, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

With a name like honey, what would one expect out of this? It looked it, smelled like it, and tasted like it to a large extent but thankfully, this was not quite as thick as it's namesake. I was lucky enough to get this in a trade recently as this was *not* like Tree House's more popular offerings, although I was pleasantly surprised by how this ended up turning out!

Not surprisingly, this poured and looked like honey as it had a dark golden hue with a an absolutely massive head topping it off. Didn't expect so much foam out of this as the lacing left behind was nicely layered with well-defined rings all the way down the inside of my pint glass. Loads of honey and wildflower in the nose with some elderflower and orange blossom under that as this almost felt like a light perfume on the nose. Quite natural and rustic on the palate, there was some lemon peel and soft tropical fruits in the mix as well. Plenty sweet and doughy on the palate, this had a floral "buzz" (no pun intended) in the aftertaste with a nice, sticky slickness that coated my mouth once this fully went down as there was just a bit of thick and light-hued sediment at the bottom of the liquid once I swirled the last contents of the can out.

The carbonation was light and persistent as this felt as much as Farmhouse Ale as an Imperial IPA. The alcohol was spot-on as a nice warming effect crept up on me by the time the liquid fully warmed up. Canned on 12/11 with "BEEHIVE YOURSELF SANTA'S WATCHING" written above it, this was a fun beer that was certainly not Tree House's typical fare, but crafted just a nicely as their more popular offerings. I'd easily reach for this again on a warm and bright day while outdoors!

Feb 12, 2021
3.95 by smi69 from New York on Jan 12, 2021
4.78 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from Jeff, thanks for the opportunity!
Lightly hazy deep straw with a hint of lemon and a huge frothy white head that persists. Earthy resinous dankness with bits of citrus tropical fruits and bready honey to counter. Great brew!

Jan 05, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Tallboy can into a tulip with a yellow-gold hue and a frothy white head. That crown ascends to a finger high with pretty good retention leaving a wide bubbly ring at the edges and some small islands floating on the beer. Lacing begins with a thick sheet and spottiness down below.

S- Moderately strong hop aroma with a blend of tropical fruits, citrus and to a lesser degree stone fruits. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine and citrus zest come to mind.

T- Opens up here and is certainly a bit brighter than the aroma was. Again, ripe and juicy fruits without much of the sweetness or nectar factor. Pineapple, nectarine, orange, tangerine, papaya, melon and a hint of lemon/lime comes to mind. Not getting specific honey notes but perhaps a bit of an herbal/spicy hint. Not acidic but it leans towards that type of stone and tropical fruit somehow.

MF- Medium bodied and the clean ferment of the honey adds some alcohol that cuts into the body a bit. Puffy and a touch creamy with a high level of carbonation. Ends with a clean, light bitterness.

The Tree House batches I have had this month have been clean, juicy and free of any raw/green hop bitterness and burn. Good thing and add this to the list of well executed hoppy brews from out of Central MA.

Jan 01, 2021
4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 29, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

"Beehive yourself, Santa's watching"
12/11/20. Opened and reviewed on: 12/27/20

Wild honey is the adjunct this time around within another bold hazy double IPA.

Nose is rather subtle, with some boozy pineapple, Lemon zest fruity hop oil and obvious sweet honey in there too.

A sour and sweet hop punch to the taste buds at first, big piney hop bite, sour zest, mild honey balance and creamy golden grains in the smooth body of the brew. Orange peel and citric acid provides a punch or semi bitterness in the finish.

Complexity is good,but not great by treehouse standards. The body is also crisper than normal with only minimal amounts of smooth edges or pillowy softeners. Hops are mostly citrus and pine, semi-bitter with a mild Sweetness from the honey.

Overall, just not bad for a Treehouse offering.

Dec 27, 2020
4.1 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 12/10/20.

Pours hazy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Moderate retention and lacing. Piney and citrusy in the nose with a faint honey sweetness. Peach fuzz with grapefruit pith. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Tropical citrus on the palate and a bit sweet. Candied peach, pineapple, and pear. Finishes juicy and fairly bitter.

Dec 26, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

S: Citrus, tropical fruit, and some lighter floral and sweet honey tones

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus and tropical fruit and then picks up some honey-like floral notes and sweetness. Light bitterness. Finishes with lingering citrus and floral notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good honeyed IPA that is super easy to drink. Honey lends some nice floral tones that balance the fruity hops. Definitely worth checking out

Dec 22, 2020
4.18 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Jul 17, 2020
4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.15 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 11, 2020
4.5 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Feb 04, 2020
3.92 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jan 29, 2020
4.35 by alexsergio from New York on Jan 25, 2020
4.23 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2020
4.2 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jan 09, 2020
4 by smcel371 from New York on Jan 06, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

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
4.35 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

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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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by farrago from New Jersey

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
4.25 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

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
4.5 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Dec 28, 2019
4.23 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
4.53 by artrocity from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2019
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Dec 25, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

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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