On The Fly
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #130
Ranked #539
4.42 | pDev: 5.2%
Jul 14, 2021
Mar 27, 2020
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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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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1558
I am delving into another Treehouse beer, On the Fly. The artwork on the can is stupendous. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a marvelous bright white three-fingered head. The retention of the head is excellent, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. The color is straw yellow and golden charting around SRM 6. This beer is hazy and beautiful.

The initial aromas in the beer are citrus, bread crust, and floral esters. Nosing further in the glass, I detect pine resin, pineapple, mangos, peaches, herbal, straw, and a honey-like sweetness.

The flavors in the beer are pineapple, mangos, guava, peaches, citrus, grapefruit, bready, dankness, crackers, herbal, floral esters, a hint of pine, and white pepper.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and astringent.
The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a long finish.

This IPA is a delight. It is not entirely a NEIPA, but close enough. The beer is well made and shows the deft hand Treehouse uses in brewing beer. I am grateful that I had a chance to enjoy this beer.

Jul 14, 2021
4.25 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 01, 2021
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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigIronH from Michigan

Smell is very fruity. Tropical stuff that my palate isn’t refined enough to distinguish but it’s not typical citrus. Taste follows suit with some resin like hop flavors but very little bitterness. Mostly sweet tropical juice flavors and a creamy thick mouthfeel.

Jun 13, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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

May 14, 2021
4.17 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on May 05, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mickyge from Massachusetts

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
5 by doctorgary from New York on Apr 16, 2021
4.49 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Apr 12, 2021
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4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Ocalafox from Florida

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
4.25 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

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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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Billolick from New York

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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4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

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
4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 27, 2021
4.37 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
4.28 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 01, 2021
4.42 by brentblack1 from New York on Dec 15, 2020
4.66 by RichD from Rhode Island on Nov 29, 2020
4.47 by StoutSnob40 from California on Nov 25, 2020
4.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 19, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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
4.27 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Nov 11, 2020
4.69 by pantz9 from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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
4.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2020
4.34 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Nov 02, 2020
4 by R11415 from New York on Nov 02, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Great beer.

Nov 02, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by 57md from Pennsylvania

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
4.44 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Oct 25, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned on 08/26/2020. Enjoyed on 10/23/2020.

Oct 24, 2020
4.26 by Chilmer from Iowa on Oct 23, 2020
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4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Preston from Florida

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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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Beer_Maineiac from Maine

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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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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
4.5 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on Oct 04, 2020
4.88 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2020
4.27 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Sep 28, 2020
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Sep 28, 2020
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