King Creamsicle
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #62
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
98
Ranked #351
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 7.3%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 16, 2022
Added:
Jun 12, 2021
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  0
SCORE
98
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Notes: Authentic ingredients. Individual character. An integrated and delicious outcome. A draft favorite among staff! King Creamsicle is King Julius conditioned on a heavy dose of vanilla beans. The resulting beer carries waves of orange notes encircled by intense and rich vanilla character. We taste orange creamsicle, orange vanilla bean syrup, and orange juice-like hops atop an original Tree House mouthfeel. This beer works well on its own but also contributes mightily to novel cocktails and other inventive summer drinks!
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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by jngls from Germany

One month old. Can to wine glass.

Look: Pours a hazy brownish orange with a fluffy white head that lasts quite long and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Vanilla. Orange. Creamsicle.

Taste: Fresh orange with notes of vanilla. Citrusy and hoppy. Medium sweetness followed by an intensely bitter finish. Slightly zesty.

Feel: Full, juicy and creamy. Medium carbonation. Minimal sharpness.

Overall: Usually I'm a purist when it comes to IPAs and not a big fan of lactose or any adjuncts in them, but this one really took me by surprise. Everything's very well balanced and the natural vanilla notes are a beautiful fit with the hoppy orange character of the base beer. I might even prefer this one over Julius. Fantastic beer!

Apr 16, 2022
 
4.48 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Apr 03, 2022
 
4.08 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Mar 01, 2022
 
4.25 by bvargajr from Colorado on Feb 13, 2022
 
3.95 by chippo33 from Vermont on Feb 07, 2022
 
4.91 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jan 27, 2022
 
4.33 by Jgmiller829 from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2022
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4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - pour features a surprisingly dark, brownish orange. Looks like liquified graham crackers and au naturel honey with zero translucence. White, fluffy head that looks like a soft blanket...

S - hot damn, smells like vanilla extract. Ripe mango, Nilla Wafers, and those multi-layer wafer cookies. Butter cream and all the vanilla beans. I've never smelled vanilla in a beer like this before.

T - the intro to this flavor is actually mildly disappointing! Usually with the big boi TH beers, you're hit with a monstrous wave of flavor that pushes me back into my seat and requires a second or two to recompose myself. Not here... but soon after, the vanilla washes in. Vanilla bean and french vanilla ice cream. Herbal bitterness quickly follows up with a peppery hoppiness that somewhat overwhelms the vanilla. The most impressive feat about these beers is how well they nail the "orange" and "creamsicle" separately. Not as one unit, but first you get the orange coating of a creamsicle popsicle, then you get the soft vanilla underbelly. Then of course it blends together as if taking a giant bite. Beautifully crafted IPA despite some of the shortcomings. Finishes grassy and bitter with lingering vanilla bean undertones.

F - about as fluffy as it sounds. I've had thicker and fuller TH IPAs, but this one still feels like biting into a ripe mango then taking a shower in peach puree.

O - raw, earthy 'nilla bean unlike anything I've tasted in a beer that claims "vanilla". There is nothing cloying, sweet, or artificial about what's happening here. Vanilla in its purest form. Sadly, the hops are a bit overbearing which cuts into that glorious creamsicle flavor Creamsicle brought to the table.

Jan 14, 2022
 
4.71 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2022
 
4.44 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jan 08, 2022
 
4.5 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 02, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Hazy yellow with a moderately sized white head and lacing. Smell features the huge orange and vanilla with light hop biters, faint mango and peach. Taste is much the same, but the sweetness begins to overwhelm a bit as you drink the whole pint. Doesn't commit to the milkshake, but isn't bitter or clean enough to be a true neipa. Body is creamy, bright, decently hopped on the finish but again sugar builds.

Dec 29, 2021
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Dec 29, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a single can at Tree House in Sandwich for $6.55. My two hundred and twenty fifth brew from these guys. Canned on date of 12/18/21. Ridiculously decadent, ridiculously good.

Dec 20, 2021
 
4.91 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2021
 
4.29 by jay25mac from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2021
 
4 by fthegiants from California on Dec 09, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mickyge from Massachusetts

Poured from a can dated 11/11
Bright cloudy orange slim soapy head no cap light lacing
Aroma of vanilla bean and orange
Taste is vanilla and orange rind slightly sweet
Mouthfeel is sticky with a smooth middle leading to a slightly prickly finish
To me it was like drinking a souped up orange soda. They say it can be used as a mixer and I would agree.

Dec 02, 2021
 
4.72 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed Ryan, 11/27/21

Nov 26, 2021
 
4.62 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2021
 
4.63 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2021
 
4.16 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2021
 
4.51 by smb71481 from Vermont on Nov 15, 2021
 
3.98 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2021
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2021
 
4.83 by TangoJuliet from New York on Oct 28, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Can shared by Matthew. Cheers!

Sep 30, 2021
 
4.62 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Sep 25, 2021
 
4.75 by JonB25 from Delaware on Sep 24, 2021
 
4.35 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Sep 20, 2021
 
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Sep 14, 2021
 
4.65 by MJSFS from Florida on Sep 12, 2021
 
4.71 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Sep 10, 2021
 
4.56 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Sep 06, 2021
 
5 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 06, 2021
 
4.33 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 04, 2021
 
4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Sep 02, 2021
 
4.62 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Sep 01, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can.

Pours an opaque burnt orange color with 2 fingers of frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Leaves a crown of lacing along the top of the glass.

The aroma is the absolute stupidest thing ever. Just explodes with vanilla beans, orange sherbet, melted orange creamsicle, and fresh mangoes.

The vanilla is more of an undertone on the taste. Otherwise it's just KJ. Still amazing, but slightly disappointing.

The feel is medium-full bodied with lower carbonation. Soft and creamy.

Overall, this is definitely Tree House dipping their toes into the "milkshake" IPA water. All things considered, it's excellent. But that's because King Julius is excellent. The vanilla adds a lot to the aroma, but not so much to the flavor. I'm sure at some point we'll see this beer with lactose and peach puree. It is inevitable. And unfortunately I'll love it. Sigh.

Aug 25, 2021
King Creamsicle from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 62 ratings