Curiosity Ninety One
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #823
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,892
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.31%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
32
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: The Curiosity series has been our template for hoppy beer exploration for almost seven years. It enables us to try new things and to experiment with hops in a way that's outside the box of the processes developed for our core line-up. This batch was brewed with a complex blend of Australian and American hops to further learn about the character of our new 2019 hop selections. Curiosity Ninety One pours a glowing orange color in the glass and presents with notes of ripe pineapple, papaya, guava, summer melon, and starfruit balanced by the familiar juicy fruit gum character of our house yeast. Like many recent Curiosity batches, Ninety One is pointedly soft and has a rich, velvet-like mouthfeel making it a genuine pleasure to drink! Enjoy!
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Photo of BeerBaronBear
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another nice beer in the Curiosity series. Very guava- and papaya-forward. Nice juicy, cloudy orange color, with a light nectar-like mouthfeel. The smell wasn't anything incredibly enticing, but carried some of the same fruit aromas that were in the flavor. Overall, a bit of a sweeter rendition, with just a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Not my absolute favorite Tree House IPA, but very yummy overall.

Also, gotta give props for the Jurassic Park reference on the bottom: "Clever girl!"

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic treehouse. Dense hazy orange.
1 finger head white
Smell is tropical and pretty generic.
Tate comes in a bit hot on. Th Boo profile. It’s not as muted and balanced. Maybe too fresh?
It has some pineapple and leach and malt. Reminds me of haze a bit.
Pretty good

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of orange and tropical fruit. Tastes of orange and tropical fruit, too. Lightly sweet and a little chewy. Medium body. Straightforward juicy DIPA. It's good.

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Photo of Damian
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
02/27/20
Served in a teku

Outstanding appearance. The hazy, burnished yellow ochre body was topped by a fluffy, inch-tall, bright white crown that quickly dropped to a lasting bubbly mass. Thick, drippy rings cascaded down the sides of the glass and stuck around until the drink’s end.

The nose was super fruity and surprisingly sweet. Ripe mango notes came through big time. Loads of stewed peaches too. The signature crisp and fruity Tree House yeast character appeared as the head died down. Honeydew melon was also noticeable.

The flavor profile was quite impressive as well. Fruity and sweet. Citrus dominated. Big tangerine and clementine presence. Moderately tart and tangy. Honeydew melon was again apparent. Some ripe peach too. Pineapple came through in the center. Lots of white grapefruit on the back end. Notes of grapefruit peel rounded things out in the slightly pithy and bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was soft and creamy but a touch nondescript. Somewhat thin in body for the style. The liquid contained a fine, fairly subtle effervescence.

Tree House’s Curiosity Ninety One double IPA might not stand out much from the other beers in this series, but it was really enjoyable and highly crushable. I tend to buy these beers as single cans, but I would happily purchase this one in multiples, especially with the warmer weather months ahead.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into a tulip

Pours a milky orange-gold in color with a finger+ of white head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Aroma is a little on the muted side compared to the flavor but I get that classic Tree House yeast character, that seems to be less prominent in a lot of their core beers, Aroma is very tropical with some berry notes. Taste is full of flavors of guava, papaya, some melon, pineapple, and berries; it doesn’t quite hit the classic TH yeast notes (aka juicy fruit gum) that I found in the aroma. Finish leans sweet but not by much. Medium bodied, a little fluffy, low-moderate carbonation. Overall a very drinkable beer. This hits the classic Tree House flavors/aromas that I’m looking for and hides its alcohol very well. I wish I had bought more of these to enjoy during this “social distancing” period.

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Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a foamy frothy creamy smaller head, nice soapy lacing, hazy cloudy peachy orange color

Nose brings, well, basically every Tree House Curiousity beer, big juicy citrus and soft creamy malt and flaked malt suspended proteins, little mineral, that's it, it's not bad but it's just the same as every other one

Taste is the same, the same as every other Tree House NEIPA, creamy slight chalky mineral and flaked suspended proteins, with plenty of citrus hops, light bitterness, little tropical, zest, so much of typical Tree House, drier finish, lingering citrus zest

Mouth is med bod, creamy foamy carb, low alcohol

Overall do I need to say it again... the more they pump out the same generic NEIPAs the lower I will get with my ratings.

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Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a can at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy milky golden hue with a fat one finger white head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas generic fruit candies and powdered orange. There are nice citrus peel and juice as well, flashes of tangerine as well. Relatively generic citrus aroma.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly spicy generic citrus notes. The orange is a bit bitter and oily, however, overall it becomes a typical straight forward New England IPA.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly caronated, creamy, fluffy, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this rather straight forward, generic ipa. The citrus is pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary. Solid beer but lackluster.

Serving Type: Can

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Curiosity Ninety One from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings