Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #336
Ranked #2,877
4.31 | pDev: 5.34%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Formerly: Shimmer

Fascination is a Tree House Double IPA brewed with a blend of American hops and copious doses of passion fruit & peach purée! This beer pours a glowing orange color in the glass and gives off flavors of tropical fruit bubble gum, ripe guava, earthy citrus, and light passion fruit. It is extremely fruity, mostly as a function of our house yeast paired with a carefully refined process for brewing IPA; the passion fruit and peach here serves as another layer that genuinely puts Fascination over the top - It carries our irreplicable flavor profile in spades. Fascination is one in a series of beers by Tree House exploring simple additions of fruit, fruit syrups, and fruit powders to our well-refined Tree House IPAs. We invite you to enjoy it fresh and in the company of people who make you smile - Enjoy!

This beer is the artist formerly known as Shimmer.
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

S: Passion fruit leads things off, along with some peach, tropical fruit, and citrus. A light earthy undertone is present as well

T: Follows the nose. The passion fruit and peach are amped up a bit from the nose. Tropical fruit and citrus follow suit, along with the earthy, slightly bitter undertone. Balances out the purée a bit. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very solid fruited DIPA that is super easy to drink. The fruit and hops balance nicely and don’t clash too much. Worth checking out

Mar 25, 2021
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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pours cloudy orange with a thin quickly dissipating head, slight sporadic lacing.

aroma is earthy peach and passion fruit, slight sweet smelling note

taste is peach and fruity, hit of creamcycle sweetness, to me a bit thin given the strong fruit smell.

mouthfeel is pretty sticky syrupy but not overly sweet, slight astringent tingle on the tongue.

overall not a bad beer, solid representation of a NEDIPA

May 17, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2.7.2020 , opened 3.8.2020

Can poured into a teku, hazy pale orange, fluffy white two finger foam cap, good retention , good lacings

Aroma is citrus orange , tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum

Taste is tropical fruits, orange creamsicle

Smooth, almost creamy, low sudsing , hop taste , no bite

Good beer

Mar 08, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the last of the Tree House beers that I traded for recently and might have been the most interesting of the bunch. Yes, it was like their more well-known IPA's but the flavors that were in this almost made it feel like it was brewed by someone else but the emergence of the Mosaic as it warmed up was just enough to remind me that indeed, this was an American Imperial IPA that felt like it came from New England!

A nice, goldenrod hue was how this looked upon pouring out and of course, it was completely cloudy when held up to the light. Plenty of head topped it off as the lacing left behind was quite webbed and extensive. Loads of peach, passion fruit, earthy spice, and dank hops were in the nose as the taste has some garlic, scallions, acrid citrus, and heavy stone fruit to it. What seemed light and fruity up front turned a lot more heavy-handed in the back, especially as this warmed up. The mouthfeel was smooth and easy on the palate which was quite opposite of what ended up going on here!

The amount of booze was just right as it would have been a deterrent had it been any heavier. A bit of tangerine and bubblegum sweetness kept this from being too harsh as they were what this beer needed to stay soft. Canned on 2/7 with "NODDIN' MY HEAD LIKE YEAAHHH" written above it, this was a nice brew that was like it's label - mostly cool, with some hints of darkness and richness to it. Worth a go once for the change in flavor and underlying kick!

Mar 04, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - peach puree? Are we approaching TH draft offering levels in cans now? I'm pumped. Pours a milky lemon pink haze. Pale white head with minimal lacing and a hint of legs.

S - certainly smells like peach. Pithy passionfruit and pink grapefruit peel. Hints of white grape, honeydew melon, and gym socks. Perhaps a whiff of potpourri.

T - pure peach juice. Starts a bit rindy and earthy up front with mild herbal characteristics (passionfruit?) and grapefruit zest, but then the puree flows in. Thick, juicy peach, cantaloupe, and mango cream. The suffocating peach really starts to hit as the beer warms. Finishes dry and sticky with a powdery chalkiness.

F - fluffy with medium fullness. Not quite the saturation you'd expect from fruit puree, but maintains creaminess without sacrificing drinkability. A little too drinkable, really.

O - this beer comes across as a bit of a gimmick, but I'm all for it. We're getting closer to juice territory, but idgaf it's delicious af. Does what it sets out to do, and that is an onslaught of peach.

Feb 21, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up a single can at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $5.05. My ninety sixth brew from these guys. This was fine, did not stand out for me.

Feb 18, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, pale gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is peach candies, white sugar, passionfruit, and light citrus hop. Medium-light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly sweet. Really interesting ipa. Has a bunch of the sweetness I associate with Super Treat. Would certainly get this again.

Feb 10, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice deep hazy light golden hue with a fat almost two finger white head that afades to leave thick side lacing and a dense creamy blanket,

S - Aromas of tropical fruits, slightly juicy, the passion fruit is a little dank but doesnt really pop, the peach definitely doesnt't at all. I do, however, get was is presumably a heavy does of Mosaic hops. Dank, somewhat earthy, with decent flashes of pihy pine.

T - Taste is similiar to the nose with decent enough passion fruit flavours, the peach is incredibly, incredibly underwhelming. The flashes that come out are like juicy canned peaches. The Mosaic in here I think is incredibly distracting and doesn't bring much pleasant things to the table, earthy, dank pine. Would rather see Citra or Galazy here or heaven forbid something actually unique like Belma.

M - Mouthfeel isn't too too bad, nice and fluffy, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a solid enough DIPA. The peach actually starts to come up more as it gets really, really warm but by then the Mosaic hops have kind of taken over the beer. I'd love to see this tried again but with a different hop.

Serving Type Can

Feb 08, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

THanks to rudzud
Pours a large fluffy foamy thicker head, good retention, good soapy lacing, cloudy hazy pale orange blond apricot color

Nose brings some dank musty mosaic like hops, a touch of grassy piney onion dankness, but very juicy, passion fruit, mango, and generic citrus, little tangerine, but no peach or stone fruit, wiat, very late from the corner of my nose a touch of canned peach, pithy and a little pappery

Taste brings some sweet doughy gristy malt, pithy and a little papery oxidation, plenty of citrus, generic citrus, tangerine, orange cream notes, a touch of guava and passion fruit, some mango and generic tropical citrus like fruits, very little peach notes, but also the piney dank oniony mosaic, not a ton but it's definitely distracting, mild sticky finish, a touch of alcohol

Mouth is med to fuller bod, juicy creamy soft, med-high foamy carb, no real alcohol burn

Overall not bad, mosaic really comes through and kinda ruins the beer, peach was a bit on the light side, tropical fruits were good, for Tree House this didn't quite live up to some of the other beers

Feb 08, 2020
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