Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #17
Ranked #53
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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Photo of Fieceheart
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
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.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 2/11/20 poured 3/17/20 in a stemless teku glass. Happy St. Pattys Day!!!! Poured like a Goldish-GREENish color. Light citrus on the nose with great foamy head retention. A good bitterness to it. Has the taste of Orange rind and citrus. Holds down a good bitterness that will make your taste buds salivate.

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Photo of ChristopherProvost
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a hazy, orangey-gold color; VERY opaque; frothy head with good retention and lacing

Smell: floral, grassy (maybe hay?), tropical fruit and some citrus I can't quite place

Taste: sharp bite up front; not too bitter (more bitter on the finish but not in an unpleasant way), pineapple, fresh cut grass

Mouthfeel: slightly chalky, sharp, a little bit boozy

Overall: a solid NEIPA. Turns out the citrus flavor I couldn't place was tangerine. Didn't get the orange sorbet they said was in there. Also got some grassy/hay flavors and aromas, not in a bad way though. The sharpness was a little unexpected, thought it would be smoother.

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Photo of Donald_Loveland
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned: 11/19/19
Poured: 1/28/2020

A: Pours a beautiful golden yellowish orange as with all of the tree house hazy IPAs. The head retention is incredible, leaving two fingers of soft, pillowy eggshell head that simply won’t go away.

S: There is a strong mix of orange and pineapple with a slight hint of mango. A light hoppy bitterness compliments the sweet fruit very well.

T: The words that come to mind... clean, crisp, decadent. The flavor isn’t super explosive, but instead you get this soft, inviting orange creamsicle like flavor. As with most tree house, I also got a slight hint of bubblegum. Oh yeah, and absolutely no bitterness whatsoever which makes it even easier to down.

M: If you have ever had tree house, you know the mouth feel is going to be crazy, and as one of their main headliners this is going to be no exception. I can’t help but use the word soft again to describe the mouth feel, which for some imagery feels like a fine silk gently coating your mouth.

O: When it comes to tree house beers, you hear of a lot of people either being team green or team julius, and I feel as though I am on the green side. This is truly an exquisite beer and even though its been around 2 months it is still a joy to have. Next time I go I’ll make sure to adjust my pick up to be heavier on the green side.

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Photo of KingColumbus
3.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Green is a shadow of its former self, like Julius, especially haze and the Eureka series the move to Charlton has not been kind to these once great beers. New IPAs and DIPAs originating in Charlton have at times been fantastic but inconsistent. TH needs to work on consistency rather than pumping out similar tasting IPAs and DIPAs and the reliance on powders and other disappointing adjuncts.

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Photo of bret27
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of yllib.
Looks similar to orange julius. Not quite as thick and fluffy as some other treehouse stuff.
Smells like nectarine, peaches, pineapple.
Similar tastes. Additionally Citrusy with minimal to moderate bitterness. Not one-dimensional. No alcohol presence.
Medium bodied. Light and easy to drink without being too light.
Very enjoyable.

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Photo of lucius10
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, tropical hoppy aromatics on this one! Taste follows with a slight nutty vibe to it. This has nice depth and feel to it! Really good...just not as great as I was expecting.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from my friend Joe B. Poured into a large stemmed tulip.

A nice New England style IPA. 4.25

A - Pours an ugly cloudy almost milky pale yellow (-) with a rocky two-finger white head that dissipates quickly but retains a layer. Nice lacing. 4.0

S - Fruity, tropical, with mango, orange, pineapple with herbal spiciness. 4.0

T - A dry herbal hoppiness. No sweetness. All hops with just enough maltiness to keep this beer from being a hop bomb. 4.0

MF - Medium bodied, smooth, but not too smooth with a dry flat finish. 4.0

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Photo of thebeers
4.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy light orange with close to two fingers of foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and unevenly. It has excellent retention and leaves thick rings of lacing.

Lovely aroma of pineapple, peach, orange and light pine, with a hint of weed as well.

The taste follows the nose closely, with some excellent, dull weedy bitterness on the backend. A little citrus pith in there, too.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with fizzy carbonation.

This is an all-around excellent beer. The restrained bitterness makes it exceptionally drinkable for the sub-style.

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

Pours out super hazy yellow. Pineapple juice looking. A finger of head. Pretty strong lacing. This is a good looking brew.

Smell is pineapple and some orange. Very bright scents. Mildly sweet. Smells quite enjoyable.

Taste is pineapple, orange, and a peppery hop quality. Mild cracker malt lingers on the fade. Not a lot of bitterness on this one. This is such a refreshing beer. Poundable, dangerous.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Almost creamy, but a tad short. Very fine carbonation. Lending itself even more drinkability.

This is just a hell of an IPA. The easiness of the beer is addictive. The urgency that this brew creates makes you feel like you've been outside sweating all day and you finally stopped to grab a refreshment. Absolutely great stuff. This would honestly be great with some sharp cheddar.

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Photo of CharlesForbin
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A friend visiting MA returned with one. 16 ounce can. age 49 days.
Beautiful in a glass, very cloudy and nice thick head.
Taste: very hoppy and the further I go with this the more I realize this is just a high quality beer with nothing added. I wish I had more than one to give a proper review. Very simple and yet complex. It is exactly what I expect an IPA to be.
Sadly not available in Pennsylvania. Anybody have a van with some free time to drive to MA?
Seek this one out if you can find it!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up 2 cases of beer 2 weeks ago from Treehouse. 2 of those cans were this. I've drank one of them. This review is based on that beer.

Doesn't pour the ugly like a lot of the NE hazies do. Legit more attractive than that. 1/2" white head on top of a brighter kind of chicken gravy appearance. Beyond the usual "green" aspect of hop saturation, this one had quite the blend of stuff going on, seemed like some Galaxy. Truly a blend of both worlds, there was a fresh/wet hop like feel to it, could just be my mind playin' tricks on me bc of the name Green, but I dunno, seemed like a blend of Galaxy and freshly harvested Chinook. Good mix of pine and pineapple to it.

I found the mouthfeel to be a conundrum, had a green burn to it, moderate bitterness, but also had a dry west coast like mouth feel to it as opposed to being a flat trub bed of oats and wheat (which all Treehouse beers seem to have, usually dump the last 1-2oz of a can.

While its a good beer and I definitely dig on it, it doesn't strike me as world class, but merely really enjoyable for the most part.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Guys. Wow. Wow... I love this beer because of one reason: simplicity. And I feel the same way about Pliny. It may not be the most flavorful. It may not be like going home with Rihanna after the Grammys, but damn it’s just so smooth! And that’s what we have here. This beer is just so damn soft! Soft, smooth melons, well, like Rihanna! And that’s it! It’s not complex like Trump’s tax returns! It’s simply like ordering a moons over my hammys at Denny’s.


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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky yellow/gold with thick foam and massive lacing.
N: Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, pine, and some malt sweetness.
T: Sweet then bitter hit, notes of grapefruit, resin, piney flavors, minor malt, and some floral.
M: Chewy and bitter rounded with some sweetness, slight dryness on finish.
O: I enjoyed the beer but a different feel on this one, more towards the West Coast for me and less sweetness I am used to from Tree House.

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Photo of RockHop
3.88/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank along with Julius for comparison. This was more golden with slight haze, adequate head with good lacing and retention. Sharp on the nose with more earthy notes and hints of herb and pine. I really like galaxy hops and was excited about this, but I didn’t care for it. I thought there was very little citrus or funk here. It was dry, herby, and mineral with significant bitterness. On the other hand, it got better as I drank and I appreciated the full bodied complexity. Can’t say I would seek it again though. If you are expecting a NEIPA, you might be thrown off.

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Photo of EMV
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Zywiec tulip

L: Hazed golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Tropical fruit and citrus. Juice and happiness.

T.F: Semi-sweet citrus up front. Grapefruit, tangerine, and mango. Pineapple and stone fruit. Super well balanced... modest bitterness with enough bite to be interesting. Medium bodied... creamy carbonation and sticky on the tongue. Complex fruity goodness at the finish.

O: An elite NEIPA. Fantastic beer... and one I could have every day. Wish it were available in Pennsylvania.

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

From a can dated 7/18/19. Another superb TH IPA. This Galaxy hopped offering has an excellent blend of tropical notes along with a piney, somewhat bittery note that distinguishes it from other IPAs. Highly drinkable, and not a hint of booziness. Deserving of elite status.

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Photo of Reef
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 7/26/19. "FERDA"

Translucent golden beige hay, no floaters or can debris
Vigorous pour yields two fingers white head with various bubble sizes, full curtain lacing and cap
Pineapple, tangelo, grapefruit, TH yeast scents
Bitter pineapple, tangerine, melon, slight pine and pale malt flavors.
Smooth, sticky mouthfeel, stubborn carbonation, nice hop bitterness at the back of the tongue.
Bracing hop bitterness balances out the fruit, no alcohol heat. Great summer DIPA

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Photo of tk-milkbone
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

my intro to tree house beers. This beer is as good a usage of galaxy as any. The problem I see with a lot of other breweries galaxy heavy beers is they don't retain as much of the bitterness that I would like to have. Green has a good of tropical notes and bitterness. This is a beer I could have time and time again.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pale orange body, slight translucence on the side, off white head, moderate bubbled lacing. Nose is orange juice, the taste introduces a pungent grassy hop line. Mild bitterness in the finish. Deliciously drinkable.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just. Amazing. All the hype is true. I tried so hard not to let my preconceived notions of this beer sway me - I'd heard all the hype, read some reviews (although I tried to stay away from many of them), know all about the mystique surrounding Tree House Brewing Company. Managed to find a trio of Tree House IPAs online and couldn't save them for a special occasion as I wanted to sample them as fresh as possible. This one was the oldest - canned on 3/27/19 - so it was first up to bat. And oh man was this an amazing NE-style IPA. Clearly the best I've ever had. Looked absolutely outstanding - hazy pale yellow color, layers and layers of pillowy-soft fluffy white head and abundant sheets of lingering lacing that lasted forever. I gave it a 4.75 rating for look, just out of principle of not giving 5s, but I'm not sure how much better a beer could have looked. Smells incredible, loads of fresh citrus juicy fruit - pineapple, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, a little lemon - with some more faint floral hops and malt in the distant background. Taste follows the nose, and that sweeter malt backbone was very restrained and tame. That was good since there wasn't as much of a bitter hoppy hit as I was expecting at the finish. The mouthfeel was out of this world - soft, inviting, pillowy, luscious, slightly sticky. Smooth, creamy and juicy and perfect carbonation balance. Honestly I can't believe this beer had a higher ABV as it was like drinking some sort of luscious juicy summer concoction. Well done, Tree House. Well done.

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Photo of sfielder001
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful NE style IPA pours a beautiful hazy gold color. The aroma on this thing jumped out of the glass, so much citrus and tropical flavors, mango, pineapple, a little less bitterness than Julius, but enough that it’s balanced. Mouthfeel is like a freakin pillow and the finish is crisp and juicy. This exceeded expectations.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Textbook New England IPA. Combining American and Australian hops. Hazy gold, beautifully complex as the USA-Aussie hops engage in a full rugby scrum in your mouth. Fabulous beer!

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Photo of 2market
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Was giving a 16oz. Can from a customer of mine from Connecticut who knows I’m an IPA junkie. This brew is the bomb. Unfortunately, from what I understand I won’t be able to find this anytime soon at my local outlets in Pennsylvania.

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