Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #701
Ranked #6,183
4.37 | pDev: 5.95%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Shimmer 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 Shimmer over the top - It carries our irreplicable flavor profile in spades. Shimmer 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!
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Photo of agreenman19
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4.24/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.02/5  rDev -8%
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

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -8%
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

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Shimmer from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 20 ratings