Sap | Tree House Brewing Company

SapSap
BA SCORE
97.4%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 1,131 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:
#455
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
1,131
Liked:
1,102
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
7.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
184
Gots:
313
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,131 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Looks better than most Tree House beers, a little more golden than that murky orangish hue. Aromatics of tropical fruit, similar to a lot of Tree House beers as far as stemming from the yeast character. Some papaya and guava up front with some earthy peppercorn on the finish. It has that soft bubblegummy feel. Not sure why this beer gets a bad wrap.

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

Photo of Angerhaus
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a teku pint. Bottom of can says 03 23 17.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Some mild citrusy hop fume and not much else.

T- Strange dry astringency. I get a hint of citrusy hops and a bit of sweet malt character but everything just comes across as flat. As my palate starts to acclimate, a nice melon-like fruitiness emerges. I will say it's plenty drinkable even though there's not a whole lot going on.

M- Sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- And once again, I get a Tree House beer that just leaves me scratching my head wondering what they were going for. It seems to be all or nothing with these guys for me since I've had some truly fantastic beers from them as well as some very underwhelming ones.

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

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
3.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear-ish yellow, retaining foam.

Wood, floral must.

Somewhere between West and East coast style. It's kinda bitter and kinda juicy and kinda turbid. Lemon heady, clovey, otherwise can't put my finger on specifics.

Light and dry.

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Photo of smi69
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Cloudy light yellow with white head. Smells of piney resins with citrusy hops. Nice piney "sappy" hop flavor pale malts to complement hoppy bitterness. Deliciously thick body. Remarkable.

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

A: pours a stale milky looking gold pale malt color with some lacing and less foam than other tree house beers

S: sticky pine tree and grapefruit with pineapple. Guava and pasionfruit

T: a hybrid flavor betweeen green and bright with berries, grapefruit, orange rind and passionfruit with guava and peach. Based off of that, id say fruit juice to start. As it warmed it stayed mellow and fruity with lots of blueberry flavor. Not acidic but still cool and drinkable on a spring weather like winter night in the high 60s in new england.

M: thick chewy with barely visible carbonation bubbles rising to top slowly

O: take my money

3.75 4 4.75 4.5 4.5

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Photo of Jstuart23
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.26/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tylerstravis
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Tall silver can...march 23, 2017 canning date stamped on the bottom...fresh n tasty

Pour heavily clouded/turbid...dull orangey in color, moderate fluffy cap...leaves typical fine lace and some sheeting

Delicious tropical fruity IPA sniff ..w/ a hint of chives

More of the same on the palate...vibrant ripe tropical notes...smooth and enjoyable....pineapple, mango, soft grapefruit...world class and so worth seeking out

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Photo of i080054
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dVinci
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lgradyma6
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can

Pours cloudy hazy gold amber with a creamy white foam head. Smells like grapefruit, orange citrus, peach, apricot, melon, bready wheaty malt, some spice, with dank woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like grapefruit, orange citrus, peach, apricot, melon, bready wheaty malt, some spice, with dank woodsy floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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

Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.4% out of 100 with 1,131 ratings
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