On The Fly
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #120
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
97
Ranked #600
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.19%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
163
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - great thick milky yellow with a big lasting white head and sticky lacing
Smell - orange with some mango and dank peach
Taste - juicy and dank. Lots of citrus with a nice oat malt backbone and mango peach as well
Feel - medium full body with a slight creamy light carb
Overall - really fantastic

Friday at 09:00 PM
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a can glass yields a thick cloudy dirty blond color, one finger head and medium lacing
Aroma of peach, mango, pineapple and orange rind. Dank smelling
Taste is outrageous, an explosion of tropical fruits a hint of sweetness
Mouthfeel is downright chewy, full smooth, thick creamy feel. Low carbonation. Finishes prickly on the tongue and sticky on the roof of the mouth. There is a clementine rind note at the end also
Overall it’s a total typical Tree House juice bomb, really hard to drink slow

Apr 21, 2021
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Ocalafox from Florida

4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Potent and borderline absurdly dry-hopped, orange, tangerine, and clementine juice, grapefruit flesh, some pith, dank and woodsy, green and raw hops. Taste features dank mango and lime contrasting upfront, with bready/doughy malts and under ripe papaya accenting the foundation; a hit of herbaceous, boozy hop acidity peaks over the mid-palate.

Apr 12, 2021
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mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can. Hazy, amber yellow with good head retention and lacing. Smell is dank and floral with orange juice and slight pineapple. Flavors are similar, but more tropical fruit than citrus. Well balanced with the floral hop bitterness.
Finishes slightly dry. Medium bodied and juicy with good carbonation presence. A very easy drinking example of the style from a brewery known for quality. Would reach for another.

Apr 03, 2021
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Billolick from New York

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can with "2/17/21" and "Keep calm, I'm fine, everything is fine" stamped on the bottom.

Great looking TH juiced up NEIPA classic pour. Supports a large and lasting forever khaki cap. As the cap recedes, thicker strands of lace are left all over the glass.

Sweet tropical fruit notes all over the nose.

Ripe and tasty pineapple, mango, kiwi and lime all over the palate...simply delicious....just more world class brew from the wizards at TH....highly enjoyable...well worth seeking out...go get some and savor each sip...I know I did

Mar 28, 2021
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/17/21. "Keep calm, I'm fine, everything is fine" stamped on the bottom of the can

Here's one that I've been quite excited to try for quite some time. Not that it's necessarily the highest rated NEIPA from Tree House, but I'm excited by the reviews I've read and it seems like it'll be a bit different from their standard fare. This beer is also the namesake of their beer-to-go operation currently in place during COVID

Pours a hazy golden yellow with 3 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

As I was saying, this seems a little different in the nose, quite dank while also remaining tropical. I'm picking up on aromas of orange juice, dank oily hops, caramel malt, fresh cut pine, and pink grapefruit

The taste is also decidedly more bitter than others, but that is not to say it's very bitter. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting orange juice, bright mango, oily hops, and crisp bready malt. The swallow brings notes of pithy grapefruit, doughy malt, creamy peach, dank weed, and sweet cantaloupe

A medium body pairs with mild carbonation, resulting in a silky beer that goes down very easy. Finishes neutral between dry and sticky

As always, a good beer from TH. It definitely calls back to old school, slightly more bitter NEIPAs, but keeps it current as well

Mar 03, 2021
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed medium golden orange pour with big foamy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Citrus, peach, and tropicals.

T.F: Just like it smells. A super juice bomb... sweet crackery grains, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and tropicals. Summer stone fruits and mango. Very modest hop bitterness. Super smooth and creamy. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Fruit juice medley finish.

O: Another elite NEIPA. Big time flavor and drinkability. Fabulous beer.

Nov 13, 2020
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Cloudy yellow with a modest head and good lacing.

S: Dank hop bag notes, tropical fruit, citrus zest. Very aromatic.

T: Very zesty and dank, big pineapple, mango ,and kiwi. Very subdued malt character and a soft bitterness.

F: Very Lush, medium bodied, somewhat sweet finish.

Overall: A really good IPA, really good. Very complex hop character and excellent malt balance and bitterness. Definitely worth purchasing.

Nov 05, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

S: Tropical fruit, citrus, and some dank herbal notes. Emanates nicely

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of tropical fruit, dank herbal bitterness, and citrus peel. Goes into a bit of grapefruit and mango. Finishes with lingering citrus peel and dank herbal tones

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. On the softer side

O: A very good DIPA that is on the easier side to drink. A bit heavy on the bitterness to start but rounds out nicely. Definitely worth checking out

Nov 04, 2020
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a half finger of head. The nose is nicely dank. The flavor is unexpectedly delicate considering the promise of the nose - there is nothing earthy or dank here. There is very little bitterness at all and the body is light for the abv.

Oct 26, 2020
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Preston from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's smooth, it's strong, it's fruity, it's complex... I mean, it's just a beautiful beer and I wish I had more of them in the fridge. Wow, it's good.

Oct 11, 2020
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Beer_Maineiac from Maine

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 8/26/20. Poured into a small tasting glass.

L: Tree House dirty orange juice. More translucent than Some of their other breweries. Head dissipated fast.

S: A lot like TH Haze, actually.

T: Very nice. Tastes a bit like Haze, but with a different finish — more complicated, slightly more bitter.

O: Very enjoyable. One of the more complex-tasting double IPAs I’ve enjoyed from treehouse. Nicely done!

Oct 09, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this with a friend recently, as he was lucky enough to get up to Tree House and pick this up. All of the Tree House beers that I've had lately were lovely and this was no exception as this was easily enjoyable and full of full of green and tropical notes from the first sip down to the last with this being on par with everything else that I've had from them over the years!

The pour to this was nice as this beer was a cloudy and golden with a sufficient head topping it off. Most of the lacing left behind was in the form of a thick ring near the top of my pint glass, with lots of scattered, splotchy lacing below that. Lots of dank peach and melon in the subdued nose as the taste followed suit, with fruit cocktail and exotic lychee in the mix once this hit my palate. Green hops, woodsiness, and dank melon entered the fray as this was deep, heavy, and easy to savor and quite different from what the aroma led on. Loads of melon and cantaloupe were felt on the palate as this was a tropical brew that was slick and full-bodied, but dank at heart when all was said and done.

Sure, there was enough booze in this and the fruit cocktail sense of this was enough to remind me that this was a New England IPA when all was said and done.Canned on 8/26 with "I BELIEVE THAT I CAN TOUCH THE SKY" written above that, this beer was not quite like an R. Kelly song but had a similarly uplifting feel to it while being readily accessible. If you love dank and juicy IPA's or anything that Tree House has to offer, then you'll be wise to seek this out as it didn't have anything missing to it. Such a lovely brew for those who appreciate brews of this sort!

Oct 08, 2020
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palealeale from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little bit too bitter and boozy compared to other TH beers. Maybe because can date is a month ago (even though I did just pick it up yesterday...damn Covid). It's still better than most NEIPA'S found in stores.

Sep 25, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a double ipa glass

“I believe that I can touch the sky”

Three finger fluffy, foamy off white foam cap, very good retention, good lacings, settles after five minutes to a pencil thick layer Over a turbid orange liquid

Aroma is citrus, creamy orange, peach , melon, guava

Taste is tropical. Melon

Low sudsing, frothy mouthfeel , hop nibble finish

Good beer

Sep 23, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked-up a few cans as part of a mixed case last weekend. My 105th brew from these guys. This is very, one of my newer releases from these guys, will look forward getting again.

Sep 06, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 9/3/20

Golden pale orange/yellow, very hazy, medium size off-white head that fades to a few wisps, some streaks of lacing
Potent and borderline absurdly dry-hopped, orange, tangerine, and clementine juice, grapefruit flesh, some pith, dank and woodsy, green and raw hops, herbal notes, moderate amount of grapefruit-like bitterness, peach, underripe peach, mango, melon, a splash of fruit punch, pale malts, touch of alcohol
Medium body, smooth and chewy, carbonation on the low side

On the Fly is an "amalgamation of Tree House IPA design" in the sense that it tastes like someone blended a bunch of Tree House DIPAs and then added even more dry hopping. There is a lot going on in the flavor here, including some amazing flavors, but it also tastes chaotic.

Sep 04, 2020
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Kendo from New York

4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Body is hazy golden-yellow with a half-finger of foamy white head on top.

S: Really nice nose jumps out of the glass - sweeter tropical fruits (mango, papaya, ripe melon), ripe peaches and overripe citrus.

T: Follows the nose: orange-pineapple juice mixed with sweeter tropical fruit (mango, papaya, melon), a touch of ripe peach, limes, and a dank or grassy herbaceousness. Lime-like bitterness at the finish provides balance and encourages the next sip. Alcohol vaguely noted, though mostly as heat in the belly. Grassy/piney/fruity burps.

M: Good TreeHouse feel - this one is heavier than most TH beers, even their many DIPAs.

O: Quite good.

Aug 30, 2020
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LennyLove from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 7/31/20. Reviewed on 8/29/20. Poured into a gravity pint glass a real nice yellow color, matching the hood of the station wagon on the label. (Great label by the way, incorporating the can label, in the label (infinite regression). A foamy head with great retention. Notes of orange and pineapple. Lower levels of carbonation than other Tree House beers I have had, which gets higher marks from me. Subtle bitterness. A great backyard summer DIPA!

Aug 29, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 7/31/20

Pours an opaque, dark golden orange body capped with multiple fingers of fluffy, creamy white foam; good head retention yields a ½ finger of cap, a slight, frothy collar, and thin rings of soapy lacing a myriad splotching caking the walls of the glass.

Aroma brings forth lush, tropical orange cut with grass and hints of dank peach; lime dominates the middle into silky mango and guava on the back end, while hints of bubblegum and touches of bready malts tie the bouquet together.

Taste features dank mango and lime contrasting upfront, with bready/doughy malts and underripe papaya accenting the foundation; a hit of herbaceous, boozy hop acidity peaks over the mid-palate, though recovers nicely with lighter notes of peach sorbet to finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body alongside a carbonation just a shade below moderate; a moderate hop acidity courses through an otherwise plush mid-palate and guiding into a slightly zesty finish sparked with a hint of lingering juiciness.

A base fluid in distinct tropical tones and a well-maintained malt profile was present while overly aggressive hops made for a hackneyed execution, leaving a very good, if wholly inconsistent, end result.

Aug 28, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: A translucent pineapple juice appearance with two fingers of moderately loose beige foam.

S: Smells mostly of mangos and frothy orange juice accompanying.

T: Follows the nose with a nice bitter backbone!

F: This has a nice astringency that pulls the flavors together quite nicely. Far more crushable than the ABV would suggest. The mouthfeel on this beer is its best characteristic.

O: The beer is not complex with flavors, but it is well balanced and extremely well executed. This for me outshines the Julius and Green variants I’ve had. And was quite a surprise.

Aug 22, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, caution light yellow in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is mango, peach and melon with light bitter orange juice. Medium-heavy bodied, slightly bitter with medium low carbonation. I definitely get the Haze/Very Green mix. I like the softness from the Very Green flavors. One of the better recent Tree House dipa releases.

Aug 17, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/22/20
Pours a med frothy foamy 1 finger head with moderate retention ,a bit of lacing, hazy cloudy pale-orange color

Nose brings lots of soft citrus, like tangerine, nectarine, a bit of pith as well, some orange cream and orange juice, mango as well, bright citrus, a bit of a doughy creamy malt base

Taste brings more citrus up front, orange juice, tangerine and nectarine again, orange cream into a mango sorbet, gristy doughy malt with fluffy cereal grain and tons of flaked proteins but also soft and juicy, light bitterness with a hint of almost grapefruit pith, into a melon-y cantaloupe, flash of alcohol, some sweetness up front, drier finish with a bit more bitterness and some orange rind

Mouth is med bod, creamy soft juicy with med foamy carb, hint of warming alcohol

Overall solid DIPA, alcohol hidden fairly well, nice citrus and mango probably Citra hops, some cantaloupe at the end which was a nice touch, decent base malt grist and water additions without going overboard on chalky minerals

Aug 04, 2020
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look...perfect look of double IPA
Smell...I mean what can I say but GEE WHIz. Pineapple tropic orange smell TH yeast mmm
Taste...I can taste the brewer notes of Very green and Haze. Pine, apple, orange, mango delightful
Feel...thick, full, juicy, carbonated
Overall...Another delicious TH double IPA. Top notch

Aug 03, 2020
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

That's a nice one. Appearance is the same as Haze and any other DIPA they've made, really. Has that light peachy dryness of Haze, and the spicy tropical fruit and herbal aspect of Green. Smooth, creamy, soft and delicious.

Jul 31, 2020
On The Fly from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 163 ratings