Sap | Tree House Brewing Company

SapSap
BA SCORE
4.33/5
1,153 Ratings
SapSap
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our IPA brewed with Northwest American hops prominently featuring Chinook! A pungent aroma gives way to a delicate beer loaded with hop flavor. Soft notes of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and young mango give way to a dry finish making this one hard to put down. We find Sap to be one of our most complex and intricate IPAs - We love it dearly!

Added by jlindros on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#451
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,153
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
184
Gots:
325
Trade:
6
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Photo of grover37
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: ultra-hazy matte caramel color. 1.5 finger off-white, solid head. Looks like butterbeer, if you've ever seen that

s: tons of pineapple, mango, pine, orange zest, resin, caramel, and crackers. very juicy smelling, but with a touch of PNW hops. on the sweeter side of the aroma, but smells harmonized

t: pineapple, resin, and grapefruit right away. a touch of lighter apricot and strawberries behind that. there is a bready malt backbone with just a hint of dank herbal hops.

m: heavier- medium mouthfeel, with mid carbonation. not quite as fluffy as many other NE IPAS's, but it it works well with the beer. almost feels like a DIPA, a touch heavy for an IPA

o: this is an interesting take from Tree House as they seem to be pumping out the NE IPA's now. It looks & smells like NE IPA, but it has a West Coast presence in here as well. it's still more juicy than bitter, but there are some nice combination of hop flavors in here; you can pick up the Chinook in here quite nicely

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Photo of pfhanlon
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TLSHAWD
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amsage19
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This beer is so cloudy that it was hard to tell the bubble show from the underlying liquid, at first, but the head settles in at two fingers; as the head fades, clumps of lacing linger

Smell: An interesting blend tropical and pine tones with herbal elements; I pick up papaya, pineapple, tangerine, spruce, orange peel and coriander

Taste: Papaya and pineapple forward, with the tangerine and a hint of vanilla building; the middle adds pine while the orange peel and coriander emerge in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting twist from the usual NE IPA with this beer; pleased to see the creativity

Thanks, marcrgrenier, for the opportunity

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Photo of pprichar
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy yellow gold color and a whipped foamy 1-2 finger white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes that dissipated very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides. Textbook New England style IPA looks, I expect nothing less from Tree House after having several of their beers.

Smells of clementine, orange peel, lemon zest, red grapefruit, piney hops/pine cones, peppery spices, coriander, soap, lightly toasted grains and floral notes. I like the way the citrus starts it off but the piney and earthy notes control the aroma as it fades and tie in the malt backbone.

Tastes a lot more earthy and piney than the nose lead you to believe it would. It still has a lot of citrus zest and keeps those wonderful citrus fruit flavors like grapefruit, clementine, orange peel, lemon and pineapple, but the pine cone / piney hop combo hijacks most of the flavor profile and brings in tea leaf, white pepper, coriander, cinnamon and lemongrass and earthy notes in a way that leans towards a saison. The malt base is toasted grains and biscuit mostly, and it weaves in and out of the tug of war between the piney hops and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a lot of earthy texture mixes in, like leaf particles are floating in that cloudy mix. The bitterness level is high and it's piney and zesty, but it finishes dry and clean. A really nice feel that changes all the time, I can deal with the bitter aspect since it adds to the herbal/earthy experience.

When you name a beer Sap then I expect it to be piney and hoppy and this lived up to it's name. Another fine offering from Tree House, these cats know how to put out very tasty IPA's.

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Photo of Murph106157
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boccu
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with big white head. Color looks like light orange juice. Aroma of mango and pineapple. Taste follows the nose with grapefruit and pine needles. Mouth feel is very light. Big fan of treehouse. Look forward to more from them.

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Photo of tay2349
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of FriarCal
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groutenberg
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sap, from a run last Thursday. REally like to mouthfeel and carbonation, very round, a bit resinous, somewhat different that other TH beers. Easy to drink, not quite as soft as Julius etc, still a really great beer.

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Photo of Coltron23
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burt
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,153 ratings
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