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): 7.30%

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
Ratings:
1,073
Reviews:
159
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
295
For Trade:
7
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Photo of stoffystouts
4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bkyun224
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a rather unassuming looking 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Glowing murky medium golden orange pour. 2 fingers of foamy white had leaves great lacing on the glass.

S: Dank tropical fruits and citrus mixed with some aggressive pine and evergreen.

T/F: Light malts with a strong citrus and pine hop profile. Nice bitterness... just a dash tart. Grapefruit for sure... lemon rind and, of course, pine. Sticky and resinous on the tongue with medium body. Goes down very smoothly. Well carbonated... finish is dank and resinous with more pine.

O: The first Treehouse beer I've had, and definitely a winner. Makes me want to try their other offerings that much more.

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Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmers
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
2.96/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dms1767
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JAStheAce
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sap pours out a golden, yellow much like all the other Treehouse hops but the turbid haze is turned down a bit. This hop elixir smells and tastes of pine, wheat, malt, with a light, bitter hop funk. It is clear that the Treehouse yeast soul runs through this beer but there is no juice. Thisis a traditional IPA and not a juice pale ale (JPA) by any means. A boozy and bitter finish.

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

Photo of Greywulfken
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man, the descriptors talk about complexity, but let me simplify this for you: Sweet, pine resin... Medium gold color, opaque... thick, chunky cream-colored head, lace lines left behind... Aromas may be suggestive of fruit as well as pine, but the minute this hits your lips, you will be kissing pine... Sticky, juicy, tacky pine - Sap is an appropriate appellation... medium-light body-feel, little bit of chew, lotsa bitterness, moderate sugars... but the message is clearly pine, sweet, sweet, pine... Great brew, unsurprisingly... I'm reviewing a 4/18/17 canning... Cheers...

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Photo of cmackin10
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsox6202
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy pale gold, although not as cloudy as other TH beers. Head is large and fluffy, leaving good lace. Nose is pretty damn nice with dank pine and citrus. However, they don't go full on west coast here, as the regular tropical TH nose comes through as well. Flavor follows the nose, but lacks enough bitterness to give you a long clean finish. Basically, if you like TH style beers, this is a more west coast hop take with the NE soft mouthfeel and low bitterness. Really good beer that, like other TH beers, drops off pretty quick. If they had gone a bit further from their regular line and given this beer some more IBUs, it would have been unbelievable.

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Photo of Philosoraptor1354
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raenge
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sheppard
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 1,073 ratings.
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