Creamsicle
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #581
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,926
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 8.37%
Ratings:
31
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 06, 2022
Added:
May 22, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Authentic ingredients. Individual character. An integrated and delicious outcome. A draft favorite.

Creamsicle is Julius conditioned atop a carefully dosed volume of Vanilla Beans. The resulting beer carries waves of orange notes encircled by prevalent but balanced vanilla character.

We taste orange creamsicle, sweet orange vanilla bean syrup, and citrusy hops atop an original Tree House mouthfeel. This beer works incredibly well on its but also contributes mightily to novel cocktails.
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3.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by SpeedwayJim from New York

16oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Nice head and lace. But otherwise, cloudy, dark, almost muddy. Nose is a hugely aromatic. Unmistakable creamsicle. Sweet cream, vanilla, cane sugar, and citrus. Shocking how close it is to the real thing. Beer opens slightly bitter. I get orange, grapefruit, vanilla, sweet cream, and cane sugar. Light bitterness throughout. More vanilla at the finish. This doesn't work. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Bone dry on the palate and goes down smooth and soft. Bone dry lingering finish. Real nice on the mouth.

I just can't get behind the lactose addition to these IPAs. The bitterness from the milk sugar addition doesn't jive with the juiciness.

Feb 06, 2022
 
4.22 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2022
 
4.41 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jan 20, 2022
 
4.6 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2022
 
4.29 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Jan 08, 2022
 
4.17 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2022
 
4.37 by Khaack from New York on Dec 20, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

APPEARANCE
Hazy, golden orange color with almost two fingers of white head

AROMA
That vanilla really pops; it is not subtle or shy at all. Lots of orange citrus to boot. It smells like a creamsicle, so mission accomplished there fellas.

TASTE
Much like the aroma, the vanilla beans are bold and beautiful. Missing from the aroma, but here, is a thud of bitterness. More of those oranges are coming in hot too. The second wave of flavor is all vanilla and has me thinking more marshmallow. It's a truly unique blend of vanilla and citrus in an IPA.

MOUTHFEEL
Soft and fluffy. Lots of sweet vanilla at the front, but it finishes nice and bitter

OVERALL
Delicious beer. There's as much vanilla in here as a rich Imperial Stout, but it manages to work in a base world class IPA

Dec 19, 2021
 
4.55 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Nov 30, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours hazy, orange gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is orange Creamsicle and mango. Medium body, moderate carbonation slightly sweet. The best variant of Julius. Vanilla shines through. Will get this again.

Nov 26, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours a hazy bright orange with ample foamy head. Great vanilla / orange creamsicle aroma. Has a nice touch of vanilla, hops add a nice orange and mango flavor. Carbonation adds a creamy texture. Overall, a delicious Julius variant.

11/24/21
16 oz can dated 11/19/21
4.25 rating

Nov 24, 2021
 
4.32 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2021
 
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 21, 2021
 
4.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 9/2/21.

Pours milky gold with a half inch head of white. Moderate retention and lacing. Orange, peach, and faint vanilla in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Orange sherbet on the palate with peach following through. Finishes dry with minimal malt or bitterness.

Nov 04, 2021
 
3.66 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2021
 
4.53 by smcel371 from New York on Sep 13, 2021
 
3.99 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 11, 2021
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2021
 
4.49 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Sep 05, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a single can at Tree House in Sandwich for six dollars and fifty five cents. My one hundred and seventy fifth brew from these guys. Very decadent & unique, could not drink more than a couple at a time.

Aug 20, 2021
 
5 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2021
 
3.82 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 05, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Didn’t have a clue on this. Sounded interesting, especially since they were limiting me to one beer. So I tried it today, about a month later, and had huge expectations given TREE HOUSE limiting me to one of these. So getting to it! It was a very nice beer but it didn’t live up to my expectations given the limit of one. Overall just a normal great beer from Tree House. Not special!

Jun 28, 2021
 
4.65 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jun 27, 2021
 
5 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2021
 
4.34 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jun 15, 2021
 
3.38 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Jun 02, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 5/21/21. "Are you kidding me...this is ridiculous!" stamped on the bottom of the can

Well, just what in the hell do we have here? Julius aged on vanilla beans? Yes, please! I picked this up from yesterday's trip up to Tree House, albeit only as a single can. I picked up a few newbies and I figured this is the best one to kick it off with I can only imagine that this is going to be a super decadent beer, but I'm sure they struck a good balance. Let's dive right in

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

Upon first whiff, this is absolutely a creamsicle, bringing waves of tropical fruit and fresh vanilla. I'm picking up on aromas of orange rind, pineapple, vanilla bean ice cream, overripe melon, light grassy hops, and doughy malt

Up front, this practices more restraint from being too sweet, but all bets are off after the swallow, and I'm all for it. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting papaya, grassy hops, orange rind, and bready malt. The swallow brings notes of vanilla bean, orange juice, pineapple, papaya, piney hops, and doughy malt

A medium body and almost no carbonation results in a super rich and creamy beer, even softer than their typical NEIPAs. Finishes off dry with a slight lingering bitterness that offsets it

Oh yeah, this is good stuff here. Certainly a good turnout of an experiment, but it left me wondering: how would King Julius benefit from this treatment? I hope they make that a reality, and I hope they brew this again

May 24, 2021
 
4.12 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 24, 2021
Creamsicle from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 31 ratings