Iridescent
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #288
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,438
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 5.56%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
63
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Iridescent is one in a series of beers by Tree House exploring simple additions of fruit 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!

Brewed with peach purée, guava purée, coconut, and a blend of our favorite American hops, Iridescent pours a glowing orange color in the glass and emits flavors and aromas ripe peach, juicy guava, tropical coconut. Though absolutely loaded with flavor, it is never brutish or overbearing.

Iridescent wonderfully articulates the Tree House ideal of crafting beer that is packed with character while maintaining a well defined elegance and clear refinement. Iridescent is pleasing to drink all the way through the glass, time and time again.

We invite you to enjoy it and use it as a vessel to reflect upon what is important in this moment.
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Tree House Brewery in Charlton for about twenty dollars. My one hundred and thirty fourth brew from these guys. This is very good, my favorite of the newer TH brews.

Mar 07, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

S: Lots of tropical fruit up front, with the added guava and peach leading the way. Coconut also present along with some citrusy hops

T: Follows the nose. The guava hits hard right out of the gate, followed by the peach and coconut. Tropical and citrus hops mixed in there as well. A bit sweet to start and then the bitterness balances things out a little. Finishes with lingering guava and peach

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid fruited DIPA that definitely hits hard with the added purées. Decently balanced. Worth a drink

Mar 04, 2021
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2/19/21. "Don't call her gorgonzola" stamped on the bottom of the can

This a DIPA that I did not realize was fruited until I grabbed it out of the fridge, as it was part of the mixed case I grabbed over the weekend. I was expecting a standard DIPA/NEIPA, but I'm sure this will be good. It seems like they're leaning harder into fruited beers lately, 3 of the beers in the case are fruited

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

In the nose, this isn't a total fruit bomb, rather it seems like one of their typical beers, with the fruit notes coming from the hops and yeast. I'm picking up on aromas of peach, general citrus, oily hops, overripe papaya, coconut cream, and bready malt

So the taste is a bit more of a fruit bomb, but nothing that's too much to handle. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tangerine, overripe cantaloupe, juicy peach, and bready malt. The swallow brings notes of sweet honeydew, papaya, doughy malt, coconut, and oily piney hops on the finish

A medium full body pairs with very gentle carbonation, resulting in a very creamy beer, crossing into decadent territory without being overly sweet. Finishes a bit sticky

This was pretty good, but certainly not amazing. As part of a mixed case I wouldn't mind getting it again, but it's not so good where I would seek out this beer on it's own

Mar 03, 2021
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange with a big white head. Smells of tropical fruit and citrus. Tastes of sweet tropical fruits and some pale malt. And then it dries out completely. Earthy yeasty back end. Cottonmouth dry finish. Very odd. I also get none of the advertised adjuncts. Strange. But ok.

Jan 27, 2021
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a viscous-looking, thick, pinkish orange haze. A quick swirl splashes this glowing nectar against the side of the glass, quickly sliding down, leaving beautiful legs behind. Tightly-knit, creamy-looking whitish yellow head. Sign me up.

S - bright, vibrant aroma that leaps forth from the glass. Mealy peach, tangerine, and herbal hops mixed with bubblegum and creamsicle. A touch of pineappley rindiness to finish off the nose.

T - penetrating peach hits fast and hard. It's a sharp, pointed peachy guava flavor that pierces deep, leaving grapefruit chemtrails behind. Adds an air of spiciness to an otherwise fruit-laden brew. Peppercorns and a surprising amount of rindy bitterness that tingles behind the gums. Finish is dry and tacky with a decent amount of lingering bitterness.

F - creamy as one would expect with a beer that's half puree. Smooth, low carbonation, and silky. Helps dampen the peppery spiciness.

O - uniquely balanced between juice and bitterness. Bites hard, but softens the blow with buoyant, fluffy peach and guava sweetness. Burping yields a crisp, invigorating, herbal aftertaste.

Nov 20, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

look: glowing orange, like some melon flesh

smell: pineapple, melon, peach

taste: papaya, apricot, peach, melon, what a nice blend

feel: foamy, good finish, balanced

overall: a solid treehouse beer!

Oct 25, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can - dated 09/03/20 - poured into a Spiegelau at 40°F.

Pours a fully turbid pale yellow-orange, topped,with a finger of foamy white head - poor retention.

Nose: Pale malt, oats, and a big fruity bouquet that could very well just be from hops. Mango, pineapple, guava, papaya, and a huge peach note. Peach is the one that really comes through and could be from fruit. No real earthy or dank notes to speak of - just a melange of tropical fruit.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with clean pale malt with oats, followed big a big fruity presence. Even knowing there's fruit in here, today's hops are so intensely fruity, I'd probably think it was just a hoppy beer if I wasn't told. Notes of peach and mango dominate the palate, with hints of guava, papaya, orange, and generic tropical fruitiness form the bulk of the flavour profile, and then the finish brings a bit more classic dry-hopped qualities, with a subtle chalky bite, and maybe a hint of coconut. No real bitterness to speak of, but the hops do dry it out a bit.

Mouthfeel/Body: At first, this really surprised me, because the average Tree House IPA feels like a smoothie. This is much more fluid, lacking that ultra creamy feel, and retaining a bit more crispness. There is an oaty softness, but it lies beneath the lighter malt body. Effervescence is quite low, but fairly typical for the style. Not sticky, not syrupy. Feels like a particularly crisp NEDIPA.

Overall: This one is tricky. I honestly feel like it's a bit of a novelty beer. It isn't part of the Tree House repertoire, and I don't think these will develop a following. The hops that Tree House uses are so intensely fruity, I feel like this just highlights how you really don't need tropical fruit in beer. Or add a ton for a true fruit smoothie experience (not MY thing, but some people dig that). I think perhaps othwr fruit would be interesting. Dark berries, banana, grapes, citrus, etc... Somethint that hops just cannot replicate. It's a good beer, but not too dissimilar from many other Tree House double IPAs.

Oct 10, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was another beer that my friend picked up at Tree House recently as I never had it before. Based on this beer's description, I didn't think that I'd be a huge fan of this as the flavor profile wasn't quite up my alley but like most of their releases, this was good enough to nearly win me over completely.

Not surprisingly, this had a golden, murky hue to it that was on par with many of Tree House's other offerings. Not a lot of lacing was left behind as there was a thin ring right along the top of my pint glass and plenty of webbed and spongy sections below that that weren't uniform except for hints of thin rings in the middle. Lots of peach, soft tropical fruit, cotton candy sweetness, and ripe tropical fruit in the nose as the taste followed suit. Quite sweet, soothing, and easy on the palate, the peach sweetness took hold as this warmed up as everything was secondary to that. Guava and mango emerged under that but I was hard-pressed to find the coconut, even with a basic malt and a moderate amount of carbonation.

Yeah, there was booze here but this was so juicy, sweet, and dank in the aftertaste that I was hard-pressed to feel it as there was a hint of it on my breath once I finished this off. Canned on 9/3 with "I NEED NO ALLOWANCE!" written above that, this was as lively and fresh as anything I've had on tap as of late. The overripe aftertaste was a bit odd given how this beer started out but it added to the allure of it given how much it changed during my session. I enjoyed this as it was on par with their more well-known beers, while not quite being like them!

Oct 09, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a completely opaque yellow gold color with 2 fingers of sudsy white head. The head has solid retention and lacing. Settles into a thick blanket of foam.

The aroma is fruity as fuck. That's it. No but really, there's a massive wave of candied peach rings, pineapple, guava and freshly squeezed orange juice. There's some bubblegum and coconut notes hanging around back like a couple weirdos.

The flavor is just peach armageddon. Peach juice, peach candy, and fresh peach skin lead the way followed by some more subtle guava and pineapple notes. A fair bit of citrus leads into a subtle coconut character on the finish.

The feel is Tree House novelty at this point: Medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Soft, creamy and dry on the finish. Perhaps a touch astringent.

Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA. New England IPA's that add fruit seem kind of pointless, but in this case it's well done. The purees add a pungent fruit character to the beer, while the coconut is subtly sprinkled on top.

Sep 22, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
06/30/20
Served in a Tree House teku

With a fairly aggressive pour, a super tight and creamy, three-finger tall, bright white crown rose above the cloudy, medallion yellow colored liquid. Outstanding retention. The head deposited some thick, sticky rings of lacing along the glass, which later turned into large patches.

The nose was fruity and pleasant but rather nondescript. That signature crisp, powdery, bubblegum-like Tree House yeasty quality was definitely present. As the head died down, the aroma improved. Sweet peach notes came forth. Peach candy rings perhaps. Juicy orange notes were also apparent. Some generic tropical fruits were also detectable. Later, the peach subsided.

The taste was similar to the nose. Fruity and clean but somewhat forgettable. Juicy orange and tangerine notes led things off. Somewhat sweet up front. Clementines and kumquats appeared as the beer moved along the palate. Fairly tart and tangy. Pithy white grapefruit notes came through on the back end. The beer finished with more grapefruit and grapefruit rind-like pith and bitterness.

Nice fluffy, lighter bodied mouthfeel. Perhaps not quite as soft and smooth as your typical Tree House IPA however. The liquid contained a finely beaded, moderate effervescence that turned slick and smooth on the palate.

As with the other Tree House fruit-infused, canned IPA offerings I have sampled, the fruit additions in this beer were so subtle that it hardly seemed worth the trouble of including them. Iridescent is a perfectly good beer, but it hardly stood out as being notable or unique in any way.

Jul 19, 2020
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

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

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a finger of rocky white head. It dissipates rather quickly.

Nose is tropical notes, mainly pineapple, some mango, and pervasive peach nectar. This goes beyond your typical hop juiciness. This is sweet and fruit like. The peach puree provides a strong presence.

Taste follows closely. Pineapple, mango, peach all strong and up front. Sweeter than a normal DIPA. Fruit brightness takes the lead and hop bitterness sits in the back on this ride. Not too top heavy though. Almost as if the hops are providing the backbone. Cracker malt very mild, even further in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild to medium carbonation. Not quite fluffy as most are used to with Tree House brews probably due to the inclusion of the puree.

Overall a solid Tree House brew. Unfortunately didn't get any coconut, but I didn't expect it to be star of the show. Fun, smooth, very drinkable, even at 8% ABV. Fruit IPAs can be a hit or miss and I definitely think this is on the good side of history, so to speak.

May 22, 2020
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange. Typically tree house. Dense. 1 “ head.
Smell is delicious. Hearing with tropical fruits. The peach and guava are subtle but they add so much dimension.
Very drinkable and crushable.
Finish is dry enough to keep the sweetness down. Typical of a well crates TH beer.

May 20, 2020
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