Fascination
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #302
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,054
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 5.58%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 06, 2022
Added:
Feb 07, 2020
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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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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4.15 by TangoJuliet from New York on Apr 06, 2022
 
4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Mar 28, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic glass canned 2/24/22. Pours a very attractive orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves all kinds of webs of lace, with excellent retention. 4.5

Aroma is passionfruit, mandarin, peach, stone fruit, and apricot. 4.5

Taste follows passionfruit and peach start the party with mandarin and apricot balance out the finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is above average, not sticky or dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 8% it goes down very easy. 4.5

Overall this one they kept the fruit tame and that is a great thing. I would highly recommend this one. 4.5

Mar 12, 2022
 
4.4 by Alecmedeiros from Florida on Mar 11, 2022
 
4.25 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Mar 06, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1580
Fascination
Treehouse Brewing
Date: 10 March 2021
My continued pursuit for all things Treehouse, this my tenth beer. The beer eclipsing the six-month marker; however, the last beer I had that was an IPA over six months did not have any oxidation characters. Moving forward with the review. I used my Stone RIS glass and served the beer at 46 degrees. Pouring the beer created a lovely two-fingered creamy and airy white head. The retention of the head is excellent, leaving vast amounts of lacing on the glass as it slowly dissipated. The color charts around SRM 6, pale gold with straw yellow hues. This beer is cloudly, which is akin to the NEIPA style.

I detect oranges, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, a hint of pine resin, biscuit, toasted crackers, a scent of danky basement, peaches, earthiness, bubble gum, and a skosh of floral esters. I did not smell any oxidation aromas. So far, this beer is ripe with fruity flavors.

The flavors in the beer are passion fruit, peaches, pears, crackers, pineapple, floral esters, a touch of herbal notes, bubble gum, toasted crackers, some dankness, a light character of pine resin, and a little splash of grapefruit.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and tannic.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and has a medium finish.

The addition of the fruit enhances this beer to another level. One thing I loved, is the fruit did not overtake the core beer flavors or aromas. The brewers at Treehouse used a deft hand at creating this wonderful beer.

Aug 22, 2021
 
3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on May 06, 2021
 
4.27 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 29, 2021
 
3.92 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Mar 29, 2021
 
4.44 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 27, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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
 
3.84 by Rlabar1288 from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2021
 
4.58 by Antg8989 from New Jersey on Sep 14, 2020
 
4.3 by Hwy61x from Connecticut on Aug 23, 2020
 
4.44 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2020
 
4.09 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Aug 09, 2020
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2020
 
4.57 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jul 30, 2020
 
4.24 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2020
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 09, 2020
 
4.41 by lemmy187 from Missouri on May 31, 2020
 
4.2 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on May 27, 2020
 
4.27 by dtm426 from Michigan on May 25, 2020
 
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on May 19, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mickyge from Massachusetts

[4.25] [4.25] [4] [4.25] [4.25] 8%avb

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
 
4.62 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 03, 2020
 
4.23 by Khaack from New York on Apr 06, 2020
 
4.65 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Mar 30, 2020
 
4.12 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Mar 16, 2020
 
4.52 by bubseymour from Maryland on Mar 13, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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
 
4.12 by unclekeith from Alaska on Mar 05, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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
 
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Mar 03, 2020
 
4.22 by StoutSnob40 from California on Mar 03, 2020
 
3.88 by acurtis from New Jersey on Mar 01, 2020
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2020
 
4.35 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Feb 25, 2020
 
4.29 by smcel371 from New York on Feb 24, 2020
 
4.25 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Feb 24, 2020
Fascination from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 62 ratings