Sorbet King
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #410
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,230
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.52%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
20
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2022
Added:
Dec 10, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Sorbet King is a rendition of King Julius featuring water, malt, hops, yeast, and a blend of dried guava powder and fresh guava pureé! This high-quality guava powder imparts potent notes of ripe guava and tropical fruit which serve to simplify the immensely fruity qualities of the base beer. Though smothered in juice-like qualities, it retains a fluffy texture and oily hoppiness that is sure to delight your palate! Keep it as icy cold as possible and enjoy it fresh for the best experience!
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Two months old. Can to wine glass.

L: Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy head that leaves plenty of lacing. Some tiny floaters visible.

S: Strong notes of guava with hints of other tropical fruits and fruity hops and THs bubblegummy yeast.

T: Mostly guava, but also peach and papaya. Very fruity with a medium sweetness, subtle grassy notes and a bitter finish.

F: Crisp and juicy with a medium carbonation. Soft and smooth.

O: Very good fruited IPA. The guava notes complement the hoppy base almost perfectly while the grassy bitterness balances the fruity sweetness very smoothly. Probably my favorite from the fruited King series so far.
Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The king is not dead. The king is reborn thanks to a healthy heaping dose of guava to push him from the realm of hops and into the world of sorbet. Long live the sorbet king.

And that's how Tree House's Sorbet King is born, starting with a milky peach and golden blend of colors and fluffy textures. The beer's muddled appearance only works to make it more appetizing. Slow separation of ale to froth suggests a viscous character that carries over to a creamy, tangy, sweet and fruity taste that simply dominate any other nuances of grassy, citrusy, herbal or piney scent starts the show.

Less grassy and herbal in taste, the flavors that blossom on the middle palate are abundant with all-things-guava. Guava, in all its tangy, fructose-sweet, vibrant glory springs to life with a zesty support of orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime. Tantalizing tropical fruits join the taste with pineapple and kiwi nuances. Smooth in the beer's fleeting taste, a sense of slightly bittered sorbet with hints of citrus rinds apply their final and lasting impressions.

Creamy and plush, the taste starts full and plump, but trailing modestly bitter, resinous and dry, the soft sappiness of freshly pine links up with fragrant tropical fruit peel for an gin-like spice and a nearly teeth-churning creamy tartness that aligns with sorbet desserts to close.
Oct 11, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very hazy golden orange color, with a small fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like orange tangerine creamsicle, guava, vanilla (kinda), with some floral hop character.

This isn’t as over the top as it could have been, given the name and whole vibe about this. The guava addition folds well enough into the typical citrusy and tropical hop character. There’s no vanilla added, so maybe it’s my mind playing tricks on me, but I kind of get a creamy vanilla like characteristic.

This is creamy, pretty rich, but very drinkable.

I don’t always care for fruited IPAs, but this one does the job pretty well.
Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jul 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.76 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
L - a bit darker than usual TH fare, but still hazy as can be. Burnt orange creaminess with a white head that rocks like a ship at sea with each jostle.

S - massive amounts of guava and powdered mango. Sweet and candy-like with a splash of Bazooka bubblegum. Peach rings, Grapeheads, and blue jelly beans, oddly enough.

T - potent and pungent guava. Mild acidity toward the end as the hops blend with the sweet, candied ripe guava flavors. Tangy and herbal. Hint of vanilla with side flavors of pomegranate and apricot coming in. Not nearly as fruity and tropical as OG KJ. Seems to go a different direction with the guava overpowering which yields more focus to the "lesser" fruits that aren't typically as juicy. Perhaps more stringent with quite a bit hop bitterness peeking through as the beer warms. Finishes hot and hoppy.

F - a touch chalky and mealy with a medium body and the peachy soft carbonation Tree House is famous for. Hefty.

O - razor sharp guava. People claim to taste guava in a lot of beers, but it's kind of an exotic fruit, so if you're still unsure, look no further. This is a shining example of fuckin' guava, man.
May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Typical TH appearance - hazy yellow/orange with a large, fluffy head, nice retention/lacing. Aroma features a huge hit of sweet guava, with citrus/mango/wheat playing second fiddle. Flavor is similar; overall a bit on the sweet side for my taste. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, and hides the 8.4% abv well. Overall it's a tasty beer which guava fans would be sure to love.
May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by benjaminsa from Vermont

May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked-up two cans at Tree House in Sandwich for about thirteen dollars. My two hundred and forty fifth brew from these guys. Good beer, but not on the same level as the other TH decadent brews.
Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can dated 12/10/22.

Pours clear gold with an inch-plus of white fluff. Plenty of tattered lacework and persistent retention. Candied peach and orange in the nose. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Juicy peach and orange juice on the palate. Finishes with zero malt or bitterness and lingering orange and peach.
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by eddiefl from New York

Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Bosox20012000 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.55 by smcel371 from New York

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Dec 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 12/7/21 “Mmmmm…guava“ stamped on the bottom of the can

Rolling on with these fruited KJs, we have a guava version. The coconut one was really fun, and I still hold the banana ine as my favorite, but I think rhe guava is gonna be a unique one. The naturally earthy tartness of the fruit might take this further away from the KJ base flavor more than ant of the variants so far. Let’s crack it open

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

Well the nose on this one is certainly guava-focused, but it’s still in harmony with everything else going on. I’m picking up on aromas of earthy guava, gummy apricot, dried peach, doughy malt, tangerine, oily hops, and a touch of white pepper

Taste wise it pretty much follows, but it’s not as intense. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting tangerine, juicy guava, doughy malt, orange rind, and light oily hops. The swallow brings notes of gummy apricot, earthy guava, bready malt, white pepper, and tangerine

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a refreshing beer, but is still a bit thin. Finishes neutral with a firm bitterness

As predicted, it’s definitely unique, but it’s also not super impressive. A fun take on the base beer
Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours ultra hazy, orange gold in color with one third inch head. Taste is sour orange juice with light guava. Heavy body, slightly bitter, moderate carbonation. An ok King. Still great by ipa standards but the guava doesn't really add to the base. Glad I had but no King Creamsicle.
Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by DaveCash from New York

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 12/7/21. Pours a very hazy orange with a solid finger sticky white head that leaves thin webs of lace with nice retention. 4.25

Aroma is mainly about the guava, with mandarin, pomegranate, and apricot in small supporting roles. 4.5

Taste follows guava in leading role, pomegranate, mandarin, and apricot really kind of one dimensional but excellent just the same. 4.25

Mouthfeel is above average, soft gentle carbonation, not sticky or dry, and at 8.4% it goes down plenty easy. 4.5

Overall this is unique and really good. Not blown away but would recommend for sure. I Sorbet King. 4.5
Dec 11, 2021
Sorbet King from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 30 ratings