New Decade
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #607
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,911
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 7.42%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: New Decade is a celebratory Tree House Double IPA brewed to mark the end of a tremendous decade and the start of a new one. We pushed the body and alcohol in New Decade more than we typically do to accommodate a huge hop charge. Upon opening a can, New Decade hits you with an immensely juicy aroma. It pours a dazzling cloudy yellow color in the glass and emits aromas of fresh-squeezed orange juice, mango pulp, overripe stone fruit, and honeydew melon. New Decade encompasses a full decade of experimentation, learned hands-on brewing experience, and a relentless pursuit of the perfect glass of beer. We hope that it can contribute positively to your New Year celebrations as we wipe the slate clean and start fresh, not just for a new year, but for a New Decade.
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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Jimmy!

Pint can - dated 12/27/19 - poured into a white wine stem at 48F.

Pours an ultra hazy, turbid, pale banana cream yellow, topped with two fingers of dense, creamy head that recedes to a creamy film and island of foam with plenty of lacing around it.

Nose: Incredibly tropical, incredibly "juicy", incredibly Tree House. The beer is just bursting at the seams with pungent tangy pineapple, tangerine, guava, and lychee, with secondary aromas of mango, pomello, white grape, and with a swirl in the glass, a massive red berry medley. Absolutely mouthwatering. As it warms and opens up, the aroma shifts purely to exotic satsuma oil and a touch of fir sap. Exquisite.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with a moderate pale malt sweetness that really allows that base grain to come through. It is very likely that there is some oat in this one. Tangy acidic pineapple and ripe tropical melons are the leading flavours out of the gate. The hops provide enough acidity to emphasise that pineapple note, but not nearly enough to even mention hop burn. After pineapple and melon, there is a bit of guava running underneath, and that white grape note shows up nicely. There's a small amount of overripe stone fruit - primarily mango and apricot, which lends a bit of earthy fruitiness, but then some pithy white grapefruit rind enters the mix, and brings some bitterness, eclipsing that earthy note, and drying the sweetness out quite nicely. The finish is slightly weedy, slightly grassy, a bit pithy and only light to moderate on the bitterness scale (it's Tree House, don't expect face melting bitterness). The pithy component really helps push out the sweet juicy fruit notes, and conclude with a nice, dry, clean finish.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is on the lightest possible side of medium bodied. It's fluid, crisp, quenching, and very drinkable. I saw that it was 8.6% ABV when I reached for the can in the cooler, but soon forgot, and now that I have been drinking it, I assumed it was maybe 6.7% ABV or something like that. Wow, is this a sneaky one. No booziness, clean, crisp, refreshing body - this is one that can be dangerous if you're the kind of person prone to drinking more than one in a sitting. The fizzy effervescence comprised of ultra-fine bubbles is incredibly lively for the ABV, and really helps lift this one up and keep it crisp, while clingy hop oils spread all over the palate and paint the mouth with hop flavour. Absolutely invisible ABV.

Overall: I didn't have any expectations for this one, good nor bad. When you don't have expectations, and a beer still greatly impresses you, you know you've likely found a winner. This is just a brilliantly crafted New England double IPA that means very fruity, very bright, and stays incredibly crisp and refreshing despite a near 9% ABV. Not to mention, it's classically Tree House in every way.

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Photo of tigg924
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, orange gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is peach, mango, and melon. Medium heavy bodied, slightly bitter, juicy, low carbonation. There is some raw alcohol heat on the finish of this one.

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Photo of Holderness
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 12 days ago.

L -- Milky, murky orange haze with a scant finger of pure white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and good lacing
S -- Peach, orange creamsicle, candied mango, yellow grapefruit, hint of booze
T -- Yellow grapefruit rind, leafy earthiness, clementine, dank weedy resin
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Crisper and sharper than most TH IPAs, this is more in the realm of a Trillium mouthfeel with its effervescence of tiny bubbles and oily hoppiness
O -- Eh, a bit of a samey offering from TH, but a nice novelty beer to ring in the new decade with. Enjoyed my first can of this with friends while watching the midnight fireworks over Boston harbor

80/100

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Photo of farrago
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest finger deep head, lacing tends to slight off quickly. Fully opaque dark yellow liquid, typical to the style. Thick, gluey texture in the nose, stuffed with juicy citrus, pine sap, papaya, guava, peach fruit, slight herbaceous burst before it dissolves. Light-bodied with a constant fizziness for added presence. Flipped presentation, here it seems more leafy and green through the attack and then the mandarin orange, tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus crests well. Rich yet not overly sweet mango, green melon, apricot fruit steady, no big explosion. No bitterness, some caramel and doughiness, not a great deal of toastiness. Lingers well, lots of residue.

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Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thick, fluffy one finger white head that faded to leave light lacing and a dense, creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice fainter citrus peel and juice. Flashes of tropical citrus and juice, maybe a little bit of earthy pine and resin.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with rather nice citrus peel and juice. There are good flashes of tropical flavour, mostly generic. A little bit of earthy pine as well with loads of slightly bitter dankness. Somehow it winds up being very straight forward Tree House IPA like even with a slightly different hop build.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth, creamy.

O - Overall this was a relatively lackluster IPA from Tree House. The citrus and tropical notes are really faint or at the very least mediocre. It's not a bad beer, however, it's nothing impressive. Just run of the mill, cut and dry Tree House.Nothing I would buy again.

Serving type: Can

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a fluffy richer head with fair retention, fair lacing, decent legs, orange yellow-ish hazy color

Nose very typical Tree House IPA, citrus and tropical fruit, generic of each, light grainy sweet doughy malt, a bit chalky, light malt overall

Taste brings mild sweet malt, grainy doughy malt but light overall, hops are generic citrus and tropical with nothing specific pronounced, some pine as well, medium bitterness, little chalky mineral, weird bitter spicy like mineral, sticky finish with a bit of alcohol

Mouth is med bod but a little thin watery like, a little creamy, medium fizzy prickly carb, light warming alcohol

Overall this was fairly meh, def generic Tree House like flavors and aromas but at the same time not up to Tree House standards.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful yellow opacity with nice lacing, but pick up a diacetyl note that’s pretty rare in a TH beer for me. Still good but not the pure juice cloud of their best.

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New Decade from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 30 ratings