Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #17
Ranked #57
4.6 | pDev: 6.52%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Our cross-continental IPA. Made with Australian and American hops, this citrus heavy IPA opens up in the glass with notes of pineapple, tangerine, and orange rind. It’s sharply bitter and nearly 8% ABV. . . The name comes from the initial batch in which, post boil, the wort looked green from so much hop particulate floating around. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
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jdhops from Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/20/21.

L: Pours an opaque gold with a fluffy head that reduces to a film. Beautiful splotchy lacing.

S: Orange, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe. Juicy Fruit gum.

T: The fruit leads, followed quickly by a drying bitterness. There's no middle here, just a front and back. The juxtaposition is a bit unexpected but not at all unpleasant.

F: Typical Tree House soft mouthfeel, just outstanding.

O: An extremely enjoyable taste experience. The quick transition from Juicy Fruit to grapefruit is unique and delicious.

May 03, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color, ample foamy head. Great citrus aroma mixes with a little pine. Very flavorful, slightly dank with a good dose of bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Overall a delicious ipa, a bit too west coast for me.

16 oz can dated 3/30/21
4.25 rating

Apr 15, 2021
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold hazy peach juice color with clarity under rocky three fingers of white foam that receded slowly rendering a mousse-like dome; excellent cap retention to bottom of glass, heavy ring, heavy lacing. Nose is pineapple and orange. Taste follows nose with bitter orange rind, sweet tangerine/malt base. Smooth feel; medium full body; somewhat juicy; moderate minus carbonation; no tongue fatigue, no astringency, no warmth from 7.5% abv. Overall, the beer smells and tastes more tropical fruit juicy than Very Green; I’m enjoying this beer a little bit more, but not by much, and on a different day I could have swung dank. World Class.

Mar 25, 2021
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dirty straw color with a finger of head. The nose is citrusy. The flavor follows the nose. The bitterness on the finish is modest. There's some nice pithiness but this one is a little shy of epic.

Mar 18, 2021
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.5 week old can poured into a Teku.

Full haze in the glass but no murk. Looks simultaneously juicy and creamy. Typical light gold coloring with some orange highlights. On initial pour there's a finger of big-bubble, soapy eggshell head with minimal retention. Splotches of cloudy lacing as I drink the first half. Pouring out the rest later (slightly warmer), the head is much creamier and holds up much longer, with similar lacing results.

Very green, grassy, citrusy, and sappy on the nose. Lots of fruit notes ranging from sweet orange to pineapple, white grape to cantaloupe. Some generic tropical fruit salad and grapefruit. Mildly weedy and dank. Some peach juice, sugared berries, and 7-Up lemon/lime make an appearance late. A familiar Juicy Fruit gum is present, as well. Very nice aroma profile, but my initial impression is that it simply doesn't stand out in the modern haze world. As the beer warms, that impression changes, as the various components grow stronger and blend together masterfully. The greenness really starts to stand out, but it is balanced well by the various fruit components, most of which lend an attractive sweet juiciness to the overall experience. Really outstanding. And I bet early on the the emergence of hazie IPAs this one was viewed as an absolute knockout.

The taste profile is shockingly dry and green. There's moderate bitterness, which for a hazie is unique but we certainly aren't talking about West Coast IPA bitterness. Quite pithy with a strong mineral note. There is almost zero residual sweetness, which for me is a negative but is clearly what they're after given the name (or perhaps the name was simply formed given the result of the beer). I like green, weedy elements in these types of beer when there is fruit (and other) sweetness to balance things out. But here the green ends up being a touch abrasive because there's simply nothing else to pay attention to. To its credit, there are still a number of fruit components to the taste profile, with orange, pineapple, grape, peach, apricot, and mango being clear enough to pick out behind the greenery. But each is extremely under-ripe and sharp with (again) almost no sweetness to it. The biggest kick comes from the strong grapefruit, which I like a lot because it naturally fits with the pithy, bitter, almost stinging overall personality. And while there are plenty of modern hazies that have sharp green taste profiles that burn and are extremely starchy and/or vegetal, this is completely different -- it's a kin to pure, squeezed, under-ripe grapefruit juice that is clean fruit and pith with no sweetness. Credit to Tree House for the naturalness of the fruit flavors, but you are almost waiting for some natural sweetness to appear and it simply never does. I am really fascinated by this beer, and I see why it is sought after and loved. It's just not what I expected (even with the name Green) and isn't really what I look for in a NE IPA. Just a touch of sweetness would take this beer to another level. As it is, I find it a little harsh, simply dominated by grassy greens and bitter grapefruit. But it is still interestingly complex, and certainly true to its name.

Soft, silky, but a little prickly from both the moderate carbonation and green taste elements. Zero alcohol heat. Incredible lingering grapefruit pith. Nice coating on the teeth and tongue without any aspect of stickiness or chewiness.

Jan 24, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Huge tropical fruit up front along with some citrus and light floral notes. Pineapple and orange cream stand out

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the huge tropical fruit notes and then brings in some citrus and floral hop notes. Again, pineapple and orange cream stand out with a hit of grapefruit. Low bitterness that slowly increases as the session lingers. Finishes with lingering citrus and tropical fruit

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very soft

O: A great DIPA focusing on galaxy hops that is extremely easy to drink. Super tropical. Super citrus. Definitely worth checking out

Dec 21, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can received as a gift from a friend. Purchased directly from the brewery. Canned on 9/22/2020 with "Gimme the Green" stamped on the bottom, so this is almost 3 months old.

Look: Pours a hazy golden orange color. A nice soft one-finger head with decent retention. The beer became much hazier when I swirled and poured the bottom of the can. Then it looked like unfiltered pineapple juice.

Smell: Interestingly enough, the nose on this beer is quite green. It's almost hard to pick up other notes because the vegetal and green notes are so dominant. Up front, there is a lot of stinky and rank oniony notes which are interesting yet personally not so desirable when present in such a dominant fashion. Very earthy as well. Those notes yield to some nice tropical flavors of papaya and orange on the finish, which are a bit hard to pick out because the green notes are so strong. As green as the beer seems to be, the aroma has a lingering sweet and juicy finish. There's also a lot of chalkiness in the nose, and that is probably due to the age of the beer.

Taste: This NEIPA is probably one of the more bitter ones that I have had and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I like the juicy beers to have a bitter foil to them, but I feel like this one goes beyond the use of kryptonite. I also just have to wonder how much of the intended beer I am missing because I am not tasting it at its freshest. Up front, there is a lot of tropical juicy sweetness - notes of orange juice, unripe pineapple, and papaya. The mid-palate of the beer was fine, but unremarkable and that is probably what i am missing most from the lack of freshness here. The finish is soft yet nicely pithy, green, and bittering to help balance out all the sweetness and juiciness, lingers long, and also leaves a remnant of salinity and juiciness on the palate that is quite pleasant. I feel like I experienced two versions of the same beer in this can: the first half that was mildly hazy, lighter in body, more balanced, and more enjoyable, and the second half that was super cloudy, more pillowy, bitter, chalky, and unbalanced.

Feel: Soft and pillowy. Appropriately carbonated.

Overall: My second Tree House beer. I don't think that it is been done proper justice as these NEIPAs generally don't age so well. Granted that it has been in my fridge for a while as it has been hard to find the right opportunity to enjoy it, but in my defense I must note that this was given to me by a friend when it already had close to 2 months time on it. All this being said, I think that it is still evident that it is a well-made beer; it toally just needs to be enjoyed fresher. I look forward to being able to re-review this one when I can enjoy a fresher offering. As an aside It also puzzles me as to why some hoppy beers can do just fine with a bit of age, yet other ones change so much and almost fall apart. I would love to understand this more!

Dec 14, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/20/20. "Green for you, green for me" stamped on the bottom

Of the new to me beers in the mixed case I got from Tree House last week, this is the highest rated on here. Currently sitting at #56 all time. Let's see if it lives up to the hype

Pours a hazy pale orange with 3 fingers of dense soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves nice lacing

Green is probably the best descriptor for the aroma here. The hops are lush, grassy and oily, but counterbalanced by soft malt, pepper, and tropical fruit aromas of cantaloupe, pineapple, and blood orange

The hops on the front end of the taste are so bright and citrusy, huge notes of tangerine, fresh cut pine, orange, and pineapple. On the swallow, this sadly does not find the balance I was expecting. The grassy hops are dialed up, along with notes of grapefruit and pale malt. Not mind blowing, but still a solid flavor

A medium body pairs with very gentle carbonation, which works well with the hop intensity, creating a fresh and crisp drinking experience. Finishes mostly dry and a touch bitter

It's funny, this is one of the highest rated brews in the world, but I just wasn't that impressed. Is it well executed? Yeah, of course. I just think it could do more in the way of balance

Dec 02, 2020
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bitterandstout from Oregon

4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is quite an amazing brew. pours a a milky orange colour. nice tight head, with serious lacing . Nose is of pineapple,mango, citrus and stone fruit. taste is the same. Mouthfeel is very smooth and silky. Hops are there too, balance is impressive. Canned on 9/22/2020 consumed 11/12/2020. Can't imagine how much better a fresh one would be.

Nov 13, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/22/20, tasted 11/1/20. This is my least favorite of Tree House's "flagship" offerings. The most bitter of the bunch, compared with Haze, Sap, Julius, and Alter Ego. For some people that might be a strength, but for me, I would have liked more of a sweet and juicy backbone to balance out that bittnerness. The look is appealing, and the feel is very nice and smooth, although has less of the fluffy character that I love in a number of TH beers.

Nov 01, 2020
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Mitchster from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky medium blonde forming a modest white head with good retention. Moderate carbonation. Nose is dank with pine, grapefruit, pineapple, marijuanna, cat pee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit chewy. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Firm bitterness. I had this back to back with the Haze and honestly I couldn't tell the difference even with my eyes open. The smell, flavor, mouthfeel seemed the exact same to me.

Oct 23, 2020
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Soooo smooth yet bitingly citrusicy, if that is a word,. My mouthfeel just exploded as I swirled it. Great beer and I am so glad I went to TH a few days ago and was able to purchase 12 Greens. YAY for me and a select few of my beer drinking friends.

Sep 13, 2020
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LennyLove from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased on 8/16. Tasted on 8/22. Poured nicely into a gravity pint glass. Nice milky golden color. High in carbonation, but settles into a nice foamy head. Nose of tangerine and pineapple. Galaxy hops comes shinning through! If you like galaxy hops, this is your beer!

Aug 23, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A glass of murky orange juice with a finger of ivory foam settling down to a wisp and a ring, an leaving thin broken lines of lace behind.

S: Tropical and citrus fruits, and ringing out above these is a sour grapefruit. The aroma is slightly soapy and the strong wet stone notes fade with the drinking.

T: Follows the nose with a prominent orange citrus, earthy tones, malt, stone, and minor hints of soap and bubblegum.

F: Smooth medium body, starts quite malty, but this seems to die off rather quickly.

O: A bit overrated IMO. This is a rather good beer, but neither as tropically fruity nor as green as I’d hoped for.

Aug 13, 2020
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matcris from Arizona

4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Opaque, slightly burnt orange, with a 2 finger white foam that sticks and leaves a pretty thick lacing down the glass. Looks good.
AROMA: This one canned about 3 weeks ago. I get mango, orange, peach, and even lemon quite strongly, and a bit of a tropical vibe, as well. Smells good and hoppy.
TASTE: Orange, peach, and mango. Big glass of fruit juice. A bit of white bread dough. Very mild bitterness that's gone as soon as it arrives.
FEEL: Smooth as silk. Slightly below average carbonation, and dry on the finish. Medium full body.
OA: As the NEIPA style goes I slightly prefer Julius, but, this is very good, too. A bit stronger in the abv department, but not overall quite as tasty, to me.

Aug 11, 2020
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BillHem from Florida

4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great beer that lives up to the hype. I honestly expected this to fall short of expectations and because it’s hard to get...I was hoping the hype train was wrong.

Right there with Heady Topper.

Aug 04, 2020
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another masterpiece from treehouse. Brilliant complex aromas of stone and tropical fruits. Super smooth and easy to drink. Taste is a little less potent than the flavor which makes it so easy going down with a little bit of spiciness that I love.

Aug 03, 2020
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.45/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rub_this_BBQ for this one, from a LIF, during the recent CanCans BIF. 16oz can (dated 7/8/20) poured into 14oz teku. Poured fully murky, as expected, yellow color with well over an inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

No malt/grain in the nose, but some pine showed through, and hints of tart citrus.

On the tongue, there was notably more bitterness than is typical for the style, and low fruit flavors.

The body was the expected light, had a bit of sharpness across the tongue, and a finish that was between dry and medium.

Drinkability was good, the bitterness kept the beer interesting throughout.

Overall, one of the better murkbombs I've had. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

Jul 26, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 1500th rated beer. Canned 6/17. A yellow/orange cloud with a fluffy head. Smell is grassy, citrusy orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon, a bit on oniony spice. Taste pops with a tangy zesty hoppy citrus juice, a dank bitter earthiness on the undercurrent. Light to medium bodied, mild alcohol presence, dry finish. Not the best Tree House I’ve had, but an excellent earthy variation on the New England style.

Jul 19, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. Canned 6/17/20.

Appearance: highly turbid medium-yellow hue, with nearly 3 fingers of frothy, pillowy ivory foam atop. I think it looks quite lovely.

Smell: brightly herbal hop aroma, even a bit spicy; there's also a character of citrus zest. It's not juicy to me, per se, but interesting and downright intriguing.

Taste: earthy and quite juicy, actually, but I'm having a hard time putting my finger on the juice of *what*. The juice of ... hops, I guess? Extremely smooth with a little bite of bitterness at the end; this is a damn interesting beer. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a big, well-integrated carbonation and really a superb creaminess, especially for the style. Outstanding.

Overall: this beer is a bit of a more bitter take on the NEIPA; although it's very smooth, it is a bit prickly. I really like it: the hop flavors are earthy and interesting; although, to be honest, I prefer a more fruity-juicy character in my NEIPAs.

Jul 11, 2020
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from @TheIPAHunter. Canned on 6/17/2020. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a hazy, brownish-orange color with a large, fluffy, eggshell-colored head with great retention, and thick, soapy lacing. The highly floral nose is dank with notes of tangerine, pineapple, ripe honeydew melon, and just a whiff of caramel. The taste bursts with sweet citrus, tart lemon and tangerine, and pine needles. It finishes with a strong dose of pungent, bitter hops that nicely balance the initial sweetness. It has a nice, creamy mouth feel with moderate/lively carbonation, and the 7.6% ABV gives it really nice substance. Overall, I understand why so many really love this IPA. It's so good. Any other brewery would kill brew a beer this fine. It's like an amazing Beatles track that was a B side. I would drink Green at any, and every, opportunity.

Jul 05, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. Can is dated 05/29/20.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, impressive off white head with great retention and tons of sticky lacing. Little carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit, lemon and lime zest), tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, guava and passion fruit), grainy malt, slight dank and grassy/herbal notes.

Taste- Really juicy citrus fruits and tropical fruit, sweet malt, pine and grassy hops come through slightly stronger here versus the aroma.

Feel- Medium/heavy bodied and soft, somewhat sweet and sticky up front with a lingering light bitter finish. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- This is a seriously great IPA. If this was distributed back here it would be a regular in my rotation.

Jun 26, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned on 05/29/20, code WE ATE THE HORSE YOU ROAD IN ON.
A: Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with two to three finger, off-white head, more than rim retention, and rings and rings of sticky lacing evident all the way down the glass.
S: A bouquet of barley, tangerine, pine, pineapple, and caramel.
T: Semi-sweet with palate basically following the nose closely. Bitterness appropriately understated.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy with an unusually crisp finish. I do not taste orange sorbet, but appreciate a similar mouthfeel.
O: This is a gorgeous olfactory and gustatory experience. Love the mouthfeel. Kudos to the master brewer.

Jun 12, 2020
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Fieceheart from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was expecting the mother of all beers... so... not that I’m disappointed but my first taste of Treehouse is not life changing... just life affirming. Its very good. Im getting lime n coconut on the palate. Bitter pith. Aroma is slightly underwhelming, almost medicinal. Feels like im being snookered by the 7.5 % booze already. I have a few more cans so i may update this later.

Apr 20, 2020
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StJamesGate from New York

3.83/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Milky blonde with puffy snow white head; lemon chiffon, canary melon, and tangerine sorbet - but dim; cream of wheat, then grapefruit granata, papaya, white peach, grass; soft + salty with no heat.

4.25 3.75 3.75 4.25 3.75

Columbus, Amarillo, Galaxy

DOA. Feb 11 canning, so 7 weeks + 3 days old, plus it got caught up in Customs + probably not kept cold during its trip oversees. So we’re left with the afterimages of a good NEIPA, all turned down to 1.
The body + look are still top class, so I’m again giving Tree House the benefit of the doubt.
But they should shelf it with the milk if it’s this fragile.
And I’m still rating it - after all, it’s got no BBD, so I can’t say it’s gone off.

Haven’t had an amazing Tree House yet, but haven’t had a fresh one, either. To be revisited.

Apr 03, 2020
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