Sap | Tree House Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,101
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
183
Gots:
303
For Trade:
5
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Photo of elnunesio
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
3.55/5  rDev -17.6%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +2.1%
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%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.26/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tylerstravis
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoild
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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 -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dVinci
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lgradyma6
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmango34
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littlestevie14
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_lover101
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a pretty hazy orange, looks like most Tree House beers. There's a small white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells a bit different than most Tree House IPAs, still pretty juicy, but it's not the dominant thing, as there's fresh cut pine, some caramel, weed, and grassiness.

It seems that using Chinook hops has produced a more old-school style IPA here- with resinous pine and pine sap (ha!), grassiness, and some weed. There's still some juicy grapefruit, and a bit more malt showing through than the typical TH IPA. It's nice to get a big change-up from the usual Tree House flavor profile.

This is light bodied, crisp, with a nice lingering bitterness.

This isn't Tree House's best, but it's certainly worth a shot and still a quite good beer. It's just different from the typical ouevre.

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Photo of Silva11ha
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sap from Tree House Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 1,101 ratings.
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