Force Of Will
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #67
Ranked #639
4.4 | pDev: 6.14%
May 07, 2022
May 13, 2020
Force Of WillForce Of Will
Notes: Force of Will is a Tree House Double IPA brewed with tropical blend of American hops propelled by a honed-in process paired with our house yeast.

Every so often a beer comes through the brewery that marks a seminal moment of progress in both spirit and outcome; in 2019, this beer was Very GGGreennn. So far in 2020, Force Of Will marks a heightened standard across the board for us.

Drawing on the hyper-focus imparted by our current circumstances, the mouthfeel, body, hop density, and flavor-saturation of Force of Will are tremendously amplified.

Pouring a glowing orange color in the glass, it carries a richness and juiciness about it that finds a new gear in our innovative IPA repertoire. Notes of heavy citrus, peach nectar, mango puree, and pineapple juice grace the palate, carried by a supple and full mouthfeel. It is a hopeful beverage , indeed - Enjoy!
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Photo of jngls
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

One month old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a full and hazy dark orange with a pillowy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. No floaters.

Smell: Hoppy and malty with notes of tangerine, mango and papaya.

Taste: Ripe tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple and papaya are all there. Peach as well. The sweet and fruity notes are nicely balanced by a heavy bitterness and a dry and tickling finish.

Feel: Full and juicy. Medium carbonation. Sharp without being overly zesty. Long lasting, warming finish.

Overall: Somehow a typical Tree House without the typical Tree House flavors. While the smell still shows some citrusy hints, tastewise this is a heavy tropical punch in your face. Malty and hoppy. Sweet and bitter. Everything's so intense, it's almost a bit overpowering. Great beer though.

May 07, 2022
4.27 by benjaminsa from Vermont on May 01, 2022
Photo of Lucular
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lucular from Maryland

16 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a large fluffy head. Great retention and lacing - typical TH NEIPA look. Aroma and flavor feature juicy tropical fruit, green mango, and papaya with a sumptuous wheat malt base. Mouthfeel is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Overall it's a great (D)NEIPA.

Apr 25, 2022
4.52 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 18, 2022
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2022
4.56 by BPCam from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2022
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of lots of orange and pineapple. Booze. Tastes of sweet pale malt, orange, earthy bitter yeast flavors. Pretty heavy and sweet. Sweetness cuts the acidity of the hops. It's ok.

Jul 29, 2021
Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

I agree with everything that TH wrote on the can. I really think they are reasonably objective when they put their thoughts on thier cans.

Jul 02, 2021
4.08 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 01, 2021
4.4 by spark3148857 from Ohio on Jun 28, 2021
Photo of lucius10
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by lucius10 from California

Sweet pineapple juicy tropical hoppy, orange-tangerine citrus, and hint of dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a malty sweet, fruity hoppy, hint of citrus bitter finish. Soft and enjoyable to drink.

Jun 20, 2021
Photo of jdhops
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jdhops from Tennessee

Canned 5/19/21.

L: Pours an opaque orange with a short creamy head that sticks around. Lovely thick lacing.

S: Ripe orange and peach. A bit of melon.

T: More orange, peach, and melon. Some pineapple. Finishes with a drying bitterness. The 8.5% ABV is well-hidden.

F: Medium mouthfeel, much lighter than it looks. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Intensely tropical and hoppy. Supremely enjoyable.

Jun 14, 2021
4.73 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Jun 13, 2021
4.33 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2021
Photo of Fieceheart
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Fieceheart from Connecticut

A bit more bitter, pithy notes elevated this above other treehouse brews for me. Finishes dry with pineapple in there somewhere. Very heavy. Very thick.

Jun 01, 2021
4.5 by mtimmerman84 from New York on May 29, 2021
Photo of jlindros
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/05/19
Pours a med large frothy white head with moderate retention, soapy lacing, opaque cloudy pale peach color

Nose explodes with heavy ripe citrus and peach, mango puree, generic tropical, papaya, candied sweet tropical fruit, touch of melon and pineapple, sweet doughy malt

Taste similar, rich doughy creamy malt and flaked proteins with soft minerals, little chalky, then tropical and citrus, plenty of pith, orange and generic citrus, mango and a little pineapple, little stone fruit and hint of melon or maybe even cantaloupe, touch of bitterness, then semi dry finish that gets a bit more bitterness

Mouth is very creamy with med bod, creamy med carb

Overall similar double NEIPA that I expect from tree house, but on the good side

May 29, 2021
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

16 oz. can dated 5/19/21. Poured into Lawson's goblet.

L: Nice fluffy 2F head with decent retention and lots of lacing, plus a longstanding ring. Beer is a hazy dull orange-bronze.

S: I get a lot of peach, pineapple, and tropical fruits. Grass and earthy backnotes.

T: Pretty much follows nose, but with more complexity. Peach definitely is the leader, but there is some muted orange and lime, some pineapple and mango. Even a bit of a berry component. Back end is earthy and grassy, very slightly bitter, with some floral notes. Really a lot of good things going on here.

F: Medium bodied and maybe a bit more. Moderately carbonated, which is good because it would be too heavy otherwise. Obviously strongly constructed and well-balanced.

O: I can see why they're proud of this one. On a day when I walked with with 6 packs of Very Green, Very Hazy, and Juice Machine, this may end up being the big win. Really nicely done.

May 26, 2021
Photo of FBarber
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by FBarber from Illinois

This one is thick, opaque, juicy with a lovely thick white head. Really good head retention on this one as it dissipates but not completely and leaves a mound of foam ringing the outside of the top of the beer. The aroma on this is killer - rich, pungent, and fruity with notes of mango, orange, pineapple and a little raspberry or strawberry. Taste has those fruity notes - pineapple, mango, citrus, strawberry, with a certain light creamy sweetness. But what really is pleasing about this beer is that the hops are not overrun by the sweetness, but rather there is a nice, noticeable hop bite and bitterness on the back end. Feel is full bodied, thick and creamy with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a damn good DIPA.

Mar 23, 2021
Photo of WunderLlama
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 1.8.21, opened 2.13.21

“This is your conscience speaking”

Can poured into a treehouse teku

Thick rich dense creamy three finger foam cap, great retention over a hazy orange liquid

Orange citrus aroma, pineapple, mango, grassy

Orange , orange rind, mango taste

Smooth with a hop bite

Good beer

Feb 15, 2021
4.25 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
Photo of jvgoor3786
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Pours a dark orange, very hazy and opaque with a thick, long-lasting egg white head with incredibly thick lacing.

The smell is orange from several feet away. There's also mango and pineapple.

The taste is stone fruit - peach and mango, along with bitter orange and pineapple.

The mouthfeel is a pillow of low carbonation and thick body with no lingering bitterness or hop burn.

This is magnificent. Wow

Feb 09, 2021
4.45 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Feb 07, 2021
4.16 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
Photo of Sparty1224
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sparty1224 from Michigan

Serving: 12 oz. can poured into a tulip. Canned on 11/29/20, making this exactly 2 months old.

A: Nice and hazy with slow bubbles up the side. Fluffy white head.

S: Big mango and pineapple, with a touch of papaya.

T: Sharp bitterness up front, big notes of orange and pineapple. Finish is bitter too, but fades quickly.

M: Nice and full and creamy like you'd expect from Tree House. Little more bitter than I'd like though.

O: Shout out to Brandon S. for hooking me up with my 2nd round of Tree House. Really nice to get back into them. Good start here with Force of Will. Can tell it's not top notch TH, it's a little too bitter and sharp for my liking. But it is hazy and the rich mouthfeel is great. Even mid-range TH still blows me away.

Recommendation: A great example of a Tree House DIPA, highly recommend.

Jan 30, 2021
4.43 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jan 28, 2021
4.39 by CMC73 from Oregon on Jan 24, 2021
Photo of Rug
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 1/8/21. “This is you conscience speaking“ stamped on the bottom of the can

This beer was one of the main selling points of the mixed case I picked up from Tree House last week. I’ve heard great things about this one so I’m very excited to try it

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

The aroma here is sweet and fruity, quite standard fare for TH. I pick up on notes of cantaloupe, bubblegum, creamy peach, juicy orange, grassy hops, and biscuity malt

While the nose would lead me to believe this would taste like many TH beers, it’s actually quite bitter, at least by their standards. On the front end of the sip I get notes of underripe melon, fresh piney hops, lemon peel, and pithy grapefruit. The swallow trends a bit sweeter, bringing notes of sweet peach, caramel malt, tangerine, and earthy hops

A medium body pairs with very gentle carbonation, making this go down super easy. Finishes mostly dry and refreshing

This was one of the highlights of the case for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the bitterness and balance on this one. I’ll definitely seek it out again

Jan 18, 2021
Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

1.5 month old can poured into a tulip.

Darkish-gold coloring with a slight orange hue. A little muddy looking in poor light, but a nice orange glow in good light. Full haze, totally opaque, and a just a touch murky. Wonderful, creamy head of tightly compact, eggshell bubbles. Moderate retention and a half-finger of renewed head on a few swirls of the glass. Splotchy lacing down the glass.

My god the pineapple and orange on this thing! I was actually initially hit with a big, starchy, grassy note, but then the fruit juice flows in hard. Definitely some tropical and stone fruit on the nose -- mango, papaya, peach, and apricot. Lots of sweet grape, as well, plus a little pine and just a slight twang of dankness. But the pineapple and orange juice is what this one is all about. And it is lovely. Not necessarily nuanced or tremendously layered, but saliva-inducing and memorable.

Taste is a bit of a letdown as it simply doesn't follow-up on the wonderfulness of the nose. Fairly starchy and green, and the fruit juice notes are less bold and defined than I expected. But it is certainly juicy. Very citrusy, with under-ripe pineapple and the tropical/stone fruits playing a bigger role. Muddled fruit salad, a little salinity, and a strong mineral note (borderline metallic). Lots of grapefruit pith on the back end (which is lovely), which coats the tongue and teeth in an appealing way. Some lemon-lime in the aftertaste. Fairly dry, with a little blast of bitter, sharp grapefruit juice at the very end.

Incredibly soft, silky, and well carbonated. It's not a heavy mouthfeel by any means, but the coating aspect adds a nice tactile element to the drinking experience.

Quite good but not fantastic, as the taste just don't match the promise of the nose.

Jan 16, 2021
4.34 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Jan 16, 2021
4.75 by Ajtucker350 from Virginia on Jan 14, 2021
4.26 by MAR2814 from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2021
4.25 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 11, 2021
4.62 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 05, 2021
Photo of Ckgibu
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ckgibu from Hawaii

Really enjoyed this one

Jan 03, 2021
Photo of Kendo
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Kendo from New York

A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip glass. Body is turbid golden with a wisp of white head.

S: Pineapple-orange juice with dank piney hops and a load of tropical fruit.

T: Juicy - pineapple-orange juice - and fruity - mango, ripe melons and peaches. Really nice - full of flavor and a good full body.

M: Full-bodied and juicy. Smooth. Nice.

O: This is quite good.

Jan 03, 2021
4.31 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2020
Photo of angrybabboon
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 12/31/20

Golden orange, among the most turbid of any TH beers I have ever seen, looks like an orange puree, small white head that fades to wisps, leaves some nice lacing
A fruit smoothie, loads of bright citrus, orange, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, herbal and green hops in aroma only, an array of tropical flavors, mango, melon, peach, pineapple, slight hints of pine, moderate yet oddly subtle bitterness, some bubblegum but mostly pale malt sweetness, very light touch of alcohol
Medium body, smooth and chewy, a little stickiness

Force of Will does taste like a "next step" for Tree House as this tastes more like a fruit smoothie (rather than a DIPA) than anything I have had from Tree House, which really says something. This seriously drinks like the ABV is half of its listed 8.5%. It's not exactly what I personally want in the style, but it's very interesting.

Dec 31, 2020
Photo of Marifp
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Marifp from Massachusetts

Sweet tangerine with a late tartiness at the end.

Dec 24, 2020
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 166 ratings