Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #769
Ranked #3,120
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Joining our core rotational offerings here at Tree House, we are pleased to offer Blue for your enjoyment today! Brewed with pale and dextrin malts, a large dose of flaked oats, our House yeast, and repeated doses of Mosaic hops in both the kettle and dry hop, Blue carries distinctive flavors and aromas of blueberry jam, mixed berries, raspberry puree, tropical fruit, and guava - the blueberry notes are especially intriguing! Blue finishes with a firm but thirst-quenching citric bitterness that makes your mouth water for the next sip. It is everything we enjoy and seek to put forth in a beer - unique flavor, the individual character of hand-selected hops, and sky-high drinkability. Enjoy!
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This election night appropriate brew, poured no less into a Game of Thrones glass, displays an opaque sunshine yellow with a very tall, surprisingly overactive white foam head, very slowly settling to an airy lumpy island leaving all damn kinds of cobweb lacing.

The level of mosaic here is absolutely absurd. It exudes a stinky dankness at first, which quickly jumps into an intense mango with an explosive spiciness, accompanied by ripe stone and berry fruits. These together as an expression of hop potency are all contributing an ultra fiery presence that dries out the finish to a chew, where the mosaic's resinous is almost aspiriny, while managing to remain quite enjoyable.

The malt is a little biscuity, and the body is moderate, with a fine carbonation that firms up before the finish. That Tree House melon bubblegum is less forward here, but still present on exhale. In the end it all seems to come together like fresh squeezed OJ.

Nov 04, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 9/12/20

Golden pale orange, pours with a small white cap, fades to some wisps, leaves some lacing
Dominated by Mosaic, but not unpleasantly so, but I don't quite get the "distinct blueberry" that Tree House suggests; definite citrus, orange, clementine, grapefruit zest, herbal notes, pine and some tropical pine, spice, pepper, berries, sloe gin, tropical notes, medium bitterness, pale malts, alcohol, lingering hops
Medium body, smooth and chewy, carbonation on the low side

If Blue is just Mosaic, which it may be, it is better than just about every single-hop Mosaic IPA in existence. However, it does not really stand out to me as a Tree House beer. The competition is not fair, as I can think of at least a dozen TH offerings I would drink rather than Blue. That's just the way she goes.

Sep 12, 2020
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was only two weeks in the can, exciting. Super hazy (duh). The Mosaic really comes through on the aroma as you let it open up a bit. Berries, pine, really my favorite hop to be honest. I felt like it didn't carry forward as much in teh flavor but it was still a nice beer, more citrus than the typical mosaic flavors.

Sep 06, 2020
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LennyLove from Maryland

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 8/4/2020. Poured into a gravity pint glass a month later. Pours a lovely sunflower gold with a nice head. Nice floral aromas of orange blossom and peach (not overpowering). A wonderful refreshing beer for the summer. My favorite so far of the rainbow collection from Tree House.

Sep 04, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is as described: guava, blueberry and raspberry puree. Medium bodied, slightly bitter, low carbonation. Nice ipa. Reminds me a lot of their weather series with its softness, sweetness and berry taste. Cannot wait for their imperial of this ipa. Nice beer.

Aug 17, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Daughter bought at the brewery today. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and fairly dense lacing.

s: Citrus leaning to orange rind.

t: Nice citrus on a pleasing malt and oat base. Very well balanced. Dry finish.

m: Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: An excellent single hop (Mosaic) IPA, aromatic, flavorful and yet light enough for summer.

Jun 13, 2020
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Classic Tree House appearance: pulpy, completely opaque, hue the color of mango flesh. Excellent head production and very nice lacing; good retention.

Herbal and moderately dank nose, along with notes of juicy grapefruit, orange, lemon, peach, mango, and a dash of pepper.

Light and juicy on the palate; cracker, lemon, honey, peach, and mango. Moderately dank, especially on the back half, but juice tones are predominant up front.

Almost airy on the palate; very soft and drinkable. A fantastic overall brew.

Apr 25, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden haze with lots of fluffy white head. Moderate lacing. Nice floral hoppy smell. Doesn't smell as juicy as many of their IPAs do, but still smells good. Taste is somehow less than I was expecting. I can definitely taste the mosaic hops, but the "dank blueberry, mixed berries, raspberry puree, tropical fruit and guava" that the can mentions are missing.
This isn't super fresh (canned end of Jan), but I'm not normally that sensitive to freshness with IPAs. Overall, I just taste normal, solid IPA. This is a decent offering, but nothing I'd actively seek out.

Apr 19, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have to admit that blue is my favorite color and of course, I had to have this since it was a Tree House beer with their familiar logo and that color on the label. Canned on 1/28 with "YOU'RE MY BOY" written above it, it's description as a Mosaic Oat IPA was spot-on as there plenty of hints of that in this beer!

Dull and peachy, this wasn't bright with the exception of a bit of light seeping in around the edges. Plenty of head topped it off and the lacing left behind was quite uneven, but extensive as there were enough rings of various thicknesses that remained. A *ton* of oats lingered in the nose as it nearly drowned out everything else that was going on here. Deep blueberries, subdued cream, and raspberry sweetness was also in the nose as the taste was very heavy, turbid, and rustic as the tropical fruit and guava pulled everything down a bit. Loads of Mosaic here as it was just as heavy as the oats were in the aroma, making me feel that this was a Trillium or Other Half brew to some extent. The slickness was from the blueberry and raspberry juice as the carbonation needed to be a notch or two stronger...

Not a lot of booze in this one as it was typical for a New England IPA as the aftertaste was dank and pithy, but in the sense of fruit and not in a bad or demeaning way! Fans of Tree House may be disappointed a bit with this one as it's not a true juice bomb but it's nice to see something different and a bit more balanced from them. It just needed to be a bit less heavy-handed in the end!

Mar 02, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 1 28 2020, opened 2 29 2020

“You’re my boy” - shared this beer with my son

Poured into a teku, one finger creamy white foam cap over hazy orange liquid

Aroma is berries, oats, whiff of dank

Taste is berries, raspberry, blueberry
Low sudsing , smooth from the oats

Good beer

Feb 29, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of mosaic, plasticky yeast, sweet pale malt. Tastes of sweet pale malt, citrus and garlic hops, light garlic bitterness. Creamy body. Pretty nice. Thankfully that yeast aroma doesn't come through in the taste.

Feb 17, 2020
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KingColumbus from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big treehouse fan but the move to Charlton has really created many misses. Nothing wrong but nothing special. A true disappointment. They need someone with skill to select their hops. All Mosaic? You’d never know it. Lackluster aroma and taste-and they are adding this beer to the regular rotation? Sorry but not worthy.

Feb 13, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy orange-gold color with a 3 finger silky head that leaves great, intricate lacing and retains very well. The nose is strong with grapefruit notes over a solid, semi-ripe orange base. This is not a sweet flavor, rather opting for a more fruit pith flavor with bitterness dominating over the subtle citrus and nectarine flavors. I could be convinced of some melon notes in the finish as well - I like that. Feel is very soft and creamy, not much burn and a moderate bitterness that comes through more closer to the finish.

This is a tasty NEIPA that diverges from the common TH expression of rich, sweet citrus. It mimics a more fresh feel rather than sticky sweet.

Feb 09, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Typical Tree House appearance. Looks like a mixture of orange and mango juice in the glass. Color is kind of in the middle between their lighter colored IPAs (like Green) or darker colored IPAs (like Julius). Lingering foamy white head that clings to the sides of the glass.

S - Super dank nose. One of my favorite noses on a Tree House in a while. Has a funky earthiness that is complemented nicely by citrusy fruits which creates a really nice balance.

T - Taste follows suit. You get the earthy funkiness of the Mosaic hops up front and then that is balanced out very nicely by strong notes of citrus fruits and a crisp bitterness that lightens it up a bit on the back end. I guess the combination of dank mosaic hops and the citrus notes can create an illusion of blueberry. If flavors were associated with colors, I definitely agree that this would be blue.

M - Medium bodied mouthfeel which is fitting for the flavor profile. Anything too light or too pulpy wouldn't have ruined the beer.

O - Overall I disagree with a lot of the reviews on here. I think this is an exceptional beer and one of the best balanced Tree House beers I've had to date. It's not a one trick pony. It's not a juice bomb for Hazebros. It's a complex beer. The dankness up front is balanced by the citrus on the back end and then it comes to a finish with a crisp bitterness that lightens it up and doesn't make it tiring to drink. Then the body of the beer is right in the middle so it isn't too light, or too heavy. It's just right and it's a little different from their other offerings which is a great thing.


Serving Type: Can

Feb 07, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

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

Blue pours as a hazy yellowish orange color with a nice white head on top that leaves a sticking lacing on the glass from start to finish. The smell of the beer has a soft yet very pleasant hop aroma to it. The taste is similar to the nose, I wish I could have gotten more of the blueberry notes they described though. The feel is medium bodied, very smooth and refreshing. Overall a solid addition to Tree House's lineup of NEIPA's.

Feb 03, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House Brewery for $4.05. My eighty second brew from these guys. This was a miss for me. Not sure if it is the oats, but the taste is a bit off.

Feb 03, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 one finger white head that fades to leave a thin blanket and lightly lacing.

S - Aromas of very dank Mosaic hops, flashes of tangerine and peasant almost orange jam. Creamy oats. Absolutely no berries whatsoever on the aroma. Not even generic berries,

T - Taste is similar to the nose with tons of dank Mosaic hops, orange juice, flashes of pithy orange. Pleasant creamy oats and flavour but still not getting any berries whatsoever. There is some lingering sweet orange marmalade on the finish that is pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, little thick thanks to the oats.

O - Overall this was an incredibly underwhelming beer. No berry notes whatsoever, just drinks like Bright but with some oats and different yeasr.

Serving Type: Can

Jan 31, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a medium foamy pillowy head with moderate retention, good soapy lacing, some legs, cloudy hazy even murky apricot orange color

Nose brings some dank musty pine, little tropical fruit and some citrus, no berries at all, a little oniony even, creamy flakey oats

TAste brings juicy citrus, tangerine, orange marmalade, lots of creamy oats and maybe flaked wheat, more dank piney mosaic as well, pithy, a bit flowery, and a touch chalky, some bitterness as well, earthy spicy too, a dank spicy lingering bitterness

MOuth is med bod, creamy, fair creamy carb, touch of alcohol

Overall this was not that great, too much dank mosaic that didn't go well, base beer was a bit chalky even, just not good

Jan 31, 2020
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redsahx from Rhode Island

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tree House pint glass.

L: Typical Tree House haze, with color slightly on the lighter side, like a cross between pineapple and orange juice. Solid inch of head and decent lacing.

S: I can detect the faint blueberry aroma they hint at bring coaxed out of the hops, though very subtle.

T: For Tree House NEIPAs, it is more on the dry hoppy side and not too sweet. The more I drink, the more the blueberry notes start to linger, though they don’t jump out at me during the sips.

F: Has the slightly creamier mouthfeel of their other oat flaked IPAs. A bit of peppery hop spice too, (and not from the bottom of the can, which is where it is typically expected).

O: Nothing to complain about. Tree House has set a high bar for themselves so it can be tough for any new beers to stand out. This beer doesn’t shatter any molds but adds yet another slight twist on their signature NE IPAs. Would definitely drink again, and will be curious to see what my second impressions are. Another world class level offering, even if it doesn’t jump to the top of the list for me.

Jan 29, 2020
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