Sap | Tree House Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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:
#462
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,331
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a hazy looking golden color with a white head on top. There is a definitely pungent hop aroma on this. The taste is pretty resiny. The feel is nice and smooth, very drinkable. Overall this is a great IPA.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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 Phyl21ca
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can: Poured a bright cloudy/hazy yellow color ale with a medium size white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of intense tropical notes with some melon and mango notes clearly coming out as well as some residual sugar notes. Taste is a mix of floral tropical fruits notes with some mango and melon notes clearly identifiable, some residual sugar notes and loads of dry leafy hops notes. Body is full with good carbonation. Super enjoyable IPA that I would wish would be more accessible.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very Northwest in look, feel, taste. Northwestern IPAs don't shy away from pine and bitterness. This delivers citrus rind, bursts of resinous pine, nice lingering bitterness. Creamy body, moderate lacing. Revamping the classics.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head with some lace. Hazy golden orange.

Flavor is very piney. Earthy and clean. Nice bitterness.

Medium bodied. Ends fairly clean.

Nothing crazy, but enjoyable.

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Photo of jlindros
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Time to re-review as this has supposedly changed a lot since I first had it.

Pours a nice big creamy frothy almost 2 finger head, obviously Nate has really improved the head retention of his beers in the past couple years, but still that super murky hazy bright nectar orange color.

Nose is similar to what I had in my review before, mild piney spicy hops, light resin, hint citrus orange rind and a little tangerine like citrus, bit of orange rind, hint of sweet fluffy malt.

Taste starts with citrus hops, orange peel and orange creamscicle, not really the spicy hop profile anymore, into some resin and dank musty notes and into a mild piney slightly earthy forest floor note. The pine eventually comes out again, but not nearly like it was before. Fluffy slight creamy malt base adds a nice filler. Juicy overall and pretty tasty, with bitterness there but not rampant. The finish on the other hand really dries and bitter a bit more, with a bit of hop oil and resin lingering with more pine and hint of citrus, and a nice orange rind and orange creamscicle lingering. Late on the finish the pine and resin really start to come back through like the original as the citrus disappears.

Mouth med bodied, fluffy, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice. Def better than I had last time, less of that almost overbearing piney resin and more orange peel, orange creamscicle, with some rind, and a little piney forest floor like but not a lot. I really wonder if Nate changed this up on purpose since the first was way too much in the other direction and not that great of an IPA. It couldn't even hold a candle to the likes of Julius and Green, etc, but it was its own thing. Now it blends in a bit more to those other IPAs and probably loses it's own crowd. I def like it better now, but I'd still def enjoy Julius or Green more, and now it's lost it's own character. So good and bad for the change.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is dank, resinous. Taste starts really juicy but not sweet, just the hop oils are shining. Really smooth mouthfeel, extremely easy to drink.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,331 ratings