On The Fly
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #170
Ranked #1,825
4.47 | pDev: 4.92%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: On The Fly is a Double IPA by Tree House Brewing Company. It is an amalgamation of Tree House IPA design, drawing heavily from Very Hazy in hopping construct and Very Green in malt grist design. Pouring a gorgeous opaque yellow color in the class, On The Fly presents with notes of orange juice, ripe mango, dank peach, and blended tropical fruit cocktail. Enjoy!
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4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh can courtesy of yllib.
L: Mango purée with white creamy head w/lace.
S: peaches, hell, a bunch of fruits.
T: Fruit cocktail.
F: Fairly juicy, but not filling or burny.
Overall: pretty amazing. As in description, really is a fruit cocktail of flavors.

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bret27 from California, Today at 02:48 AM
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4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can (18May2020) into a pint glass

L: very hazy, creamy yellow. Thick white head, great Very Green-esque lacing (my personal gold standard)

S: rich fruit nose, great amount of orange and mango plus some peach as well. Very smooth, maybe the slightest bit of bitterness but very fruit-forward

T: follows the nose very well, great mouth-coating citrusy/orange flavor to start (grapefruit as well). Moves to a more topical note before returning to that citrusy character through the finish. Medium-long finish, slightly and appropriately acidic. Not sweet at all

F: medium carbonation and body, slightly drying, cotes the mouth

O: excellent NEIPA from Tree House, thought Force of Will last night was great but this is a notch above. While their standard stuff is always worth it, this is a reminder of when they’re on it’s something else

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4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours an opaque yellow-gold color with a finger of creamy white head. The head leaves a beautiful crown of lacing as it slowly settles into a thin layer of foam. Good retention, and a gorgeous haze.

The aroma brings notes of fresh peach, candied peach rings, mango flavored orange juice, and a hint of honeydew melon and grapefruit. A bit muted but still a great aroma.

The. Flavor. Though. Holy shit. The can name-drops Very Hazy and Very Green so there's probably a placebo effect here but I don't give af. There's so much peach here. Fresh peach, canned peach, candied peach, peach peach. Then you got that pineapple and mango juice assault, followed by some fresh oranges, grapefruit, honeydew melon, and Juicy Fruit bubblegum. Finishes subtly earthy with the foggiest idea of rindy bitterness. Dayum.

The feel is medium-full bodied with very low carbonation. Pillowy soft, creamy, smooth blah blah blah. Typical Tree House mouthfeel. Alcohol is present but only just.

Overall, fuck. Look I'm trying my best to stop being so biased towards Tree House, I really am. But I just can't stop. I'm so engulfed in the hype I'm pretty much lost to the cosmos. Regardless, this beer is absolutely amazing. There's barely any malt presence here but the hops supply all the balance needed.

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ScaryEd from New Hampshire, May 26, 2020
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4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - lotta hype surrounding this one. Better be good considering it's what TH named their whole online ordering thing after. Pours a vibrant, but soft mango juice. Pinkish hue and milky consistency. Pleasing to the eye. Sticky head that latches onto the glass.

S - bright peach and mango cream. Soft, but mealy pineapple with yeast esters. Mango smoothie and orange creamsicle. Light, playful bubblegum and the tiniest hint of orange zest to finish it off.

T - tropical and fruity up front. Punchy peach and fruit salad. Strawberries, kiwi, jackfruit, and pineapple twang. Soft, well-rounded summery fruit festival vibes. Quickly lights up with yeasty, pithy, bitter intensity. Loads of herbal hops and grassy freshness. Warms up a bit toward the end, featuring cantaloupe and earthy pear. Leaves a lingering layer of tacky bitterness behind.

F - soft and pillowy. So imaginative, I know. But hey, it's what it feels like. Like being swallowed whole by a giant pillow monster with clouds for teeth.

O - soft is the name of the game here. Pretty sure I managed to use that descriptor in every category so far. Surprised at how gentle it can come across, especially given the sheer amount of hops in this thing. I prefer both Very Green and Very Hazy, but this is an excellent beer on its own.

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agreenman19 from Connecticut, May 23, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 5/1/20
Consumed 5/15/20

A very pretty hazy orange juice look to it. The taste follows the smell in that it's dry and not super citrusy by today's standards, but it's still great. I could drink a few of these as the alcohol is well hidden and it's not overly sweet which I love. It has a very full soft mouthfeel too. Worth getting again.

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5toutman75 from Illinois, May 16, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Orange juice & pineapple haze mixed in a glass. Milky, opaque, sticky, and cosmetically appealing. If you're judging the appearance based on NEIPA expectations, this one hits a high mark. Solid retention and lacing to boot. The nose is a pleasant mix of citrus character, honeydew melon, faint malt, sweet bread, pineapple, and a bit of earthy aroma. The taste follows with waves of orange flesh up front, peach mid-palate, and a generous offering of pineapple on the finish. The signature Tree House bubblegum note is there, too. So, if you're a fan of that inimitable attribute, you'll be pleased with this beer. Soft on the palate, yet almost approaching medium carbonation. Dry finish. Love it.

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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania, May 03, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 3/27/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Tattered lacework with average retention. Peach, pear, citrus oil, and garlicky weed in the nose. On the light side of medium bodied with a soft but thinnish mouthfeel. Juicy citrus on the palate with zero malt or bitterness. Peach, pear, grapefruit, and a hint of lime.
Finishes dry with lingering juicy, dank tropicals.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, Apr 29, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been a TH drinker for a long time and love everything about the brewery and their beer; however, I have noticed a trend lately towards thinner beer; my Feel ratings have been consistently and noticeably lower lately for their hoppy beer

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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts, Apr 22, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid honey color. Stinging sharp almost seltzer like on the tongue. Small bubbles and feels highly carbonated despite no head being retained. another scrumptious beer that I hesitate to describe... its bright, but also mellow and sweet. My only “complaint” with any of these Treehouse beers is that they’re all doubles... and im just more of a single ipa guy. Delicious.

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Fieceheart from Connecticut, Apr 21, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy pale yellow gold in color with a finger of long lasting, dense white head. Aroma is a little muted but I get stone fruits and tropical fruits with a dank undertone. Taste is very smooth, every is very ripe: peach, mango, and pineapple along with some orange and dank notes. Medium-light body, moderate-zig carbonation, very smooth. This is another example of a beer that is greater than The sum of its parts. The can touts a mix of Very Hazy (hops wise) and Very Green (malt wise) and that seems to fit. I get a lot of the peach, orange, and dank notes from VH. This is really enjoyable and would be a great addition to an already strong rotational selection of beers from Tree House.

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mnj21655 from Massachusetts, Apr 05, 2020
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