Green | Tree House Brewing Company

309 Reviews

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 joaopmgoncalves
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is glowy yellow, having a perfect color and on top, a half a finger thick white head with lots of retention and lacing.
S: The aroma has some small citrus tones followed by a giant resinous and hoppy profile. It's promising.
T: The taste is very simple and straightforward, yet, tremendously good - it begins with a pineapple/mango sweetness, getting also some tangerine sweetness, suddenly turning to a bitter basis, coming from hops, pineapple and citrus, specifically tangerine. It's very good to see a simple taste like this being brought to beer these days.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is perfect. Bitterness is high.
O: Probably my favourite IPA so far. Not fruity as Pliny but tremendously 'human'.

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Photo of jampics2
3.87/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2 week old can. Hazy orange mud water. Looks cloudy and quite unappealing. Smells like dank and citrus. Taste follows. Some dominant citrus notes and a light bready backbone. Nothing exceptional. All hype...not a bad beer, but nothing like the stuff coming out of HF and Trillium taste-wise.

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Photo of jdell15
4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good lord the juiciness on this bad boy.

This was the third offering from Tree House I have been able to try and it's far and away my favorite so far.

L - Hazy cloudy light orange appearance as expected.
S - Overwhelming pineapple, peach, mango jumps out first
T - Same tropical fruits complemented with tons of orange apparent once it hits the palate
F - Great thick solid mouthfeel
O - One of my favorite 3-5 IPAs I've ever had the pleasure of tasting.

More Please!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

3.5 month old can. Opaque peach color with off-white head. Aroma is quite subdued, just some generic hops. Taste starts fruity with a hint of peach sweetness but gets quickly bitter and resiny. Medium plus body, nice carbonation. Overall it's still really good but I think it's already past its prime.

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Photo of Rugg315
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic look haze yellow gold color. Pineapple more than orange on the nose with familiar treehouse backbone. Taste is great citrus upfront with great hoppy flavor throughout. Feel is full and round what you want in this style. Uncertain why other's don't emulate this? Not the best beer I have ever had but close to it. I would say I would get it again but that is a whole other story. Hopefully with their expansion availability becomes less of an issue.

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Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is perfect! Immediate pinneapple and kiwi aroma. Tastes like a hop-bomb went off in your mouth. Great feel and has a healthy bite on it! Do whatever you can do to trade for this beer!

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Photo of tonybonvechio
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Canned 2/7/17... so fresh!

L: Hazy orange, thin head of foam, good amount of lacing.
S: Strong hop aroma as soon as you crack the can.
T: So hoppy up front with a good dose of bitterness, but quickly fades to tropical fruit a la so many of the Treehouse IPAs. Noticeable booze taste at the tail end, to be expected for 7.6%.
F: Dry compared to other "juicy" East coast IPAs, but I like that!
O: Not as intriguing as Julius but satisfies that hop-packed IPA desire. Challenges for top 5 IPAs I've had up til now.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a thick milky looking straw yellow

S: aromas of cotton candy , pineapple, orange, orange rind

T: I was greeted with mostly naval orange like flavors blending with light pineapple and cotton candy sugars lightly caramelized. The beer is pretty balanced for an 8% not too sweet or too bitter which is somewhat strange since I possibly was expecting a sweeter mixture / blend of hops. As it warmed a little more, some more flavors became a little more detectable.

M: medium body with a mild carbonation

O: overall, this is a solid American IPA. Not oberbittered and not too sweet, which see,s to be what I am enjoying more often than not rather than the earlier IBU wars which were too bitter and not as well dry hopped.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lovely hazy pour with a nice fluffy head that fades fairly quickly
Smells of peach, apricot, apple, grass and citrus rind
Taste matches the nose yet nearly no bite, the grass and citrus rind is present but balanced
God that pillowy, velvet TH mouthfeel one of the finest aspects of the beer
Overall a must try!

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Photo of Kdouble
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can from 1-4-17 poured into a snifter

Appear: A hazy dense citrus look with a 1-2 finger amount of thick white foam. As soon as you see it you want a drink

Smell: A piney smell with a super blend of citrus. There seems to be some tropical notes in there with slight grapefruit. Again the smell says hurry and take a drink.

Taste: Has that West Coast flavor with more grapefruit flavor than the smell led me to believe. Really hoppy flavor that blends nicely with the citrus. There is some orange in their with the pine and other citrus notes. Great blended taste consistent through the glass.

Feel: Smooth with a hoppy bitterness thrown in. Not really thick but not leaning that way.

Overall: Fantastic complex brew. It has the hops I really like with a citrus blend that make it so drinkable. Another great Tree House brew.

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Photo of Wirthbeer
4.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Perfect balance of hops and citrus. If you can get your hands on some, drink it.

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Photo of aqi317
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely brilliant. As of this review, the best beer I have tasted. The smoothness of Green and the juice-like drinkability of it has redefined the potential of what an IPA is to me. Green is the first Treehouse beer I've had that's apart of the core lineup, and I look forward to trying the rest after this masterpiece.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy; deep gold in color 1+ finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: herbal and tropical fruit;

T: herbal for a moment, then very ripe pineapple and white grapefruit through the finish; flavor goes back and forth between the pineapple and grapefruit; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a really good fruit bomb;

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Photo of JISurfer
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For me, Treehouse is the gold standard for that NE haze. This one is full of citrus juice and finishes with a nice floral hop character. Color is just like orange juice.

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from 16 oz glass into Veil House Glass. Canned on 11-21-2016.

Appear: poured a beautiful hazy light citrus with about a fingers worth of off white dense foam. gorgeous.

Smell: DANK. maybe obvious but damn that smells nice. IT's a nice blend of citrus and piney notes. A little grassy there's some grapefuirt pith going on. some tropical notes but they're subtle. I'm getting much more green herbal notes

Taste: alot of grapefruit pith on the palate. bitter. THis is definitely the "hoppiest" NE style brew I've had. It has all the NE style characteristics but with an almost West COast flavor. More piney citrus notes. I don't get alot of orange or mango flavors that you normally get from some NE stlyes. Can notes that Galaxy is the main hop here. Creamy bitter yummy.

Feel: Smooth delicious feel. Not too creamy just a nice amount. But it's like a creamy bitter.

Over: INteresting brew. I really like it. It's only my second by TH but I like it. It has alot of notes from well made West Coast IPAs that I kind of miss since I've gotten more into NE style brews and so to find those notes in a creamy mouth is nice.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pale yellow, orange colored beer. Opaque, turbid. Head dissapates rather quickly, except for a bubbly froth around the glass. Head can be coaxed by swirling
S: Incredible, super juicy. Has mango, peach, light citrus, and a little pineapple. Also has a little creamy aroma. As noticeable to me is a bubble gum like sweetness.
T: Upfront is bitter, grapefuit pith. Mango comes through here as well. Even a little citrus sour notes as well. Malt is biscuity, somewhat like a cracker. Present on the finish and rounds out the flavor.
F: Very smooth, and easy drinking. Definitely full bodied though it doesn't take away from drinkability. Crushable, though I'd rather save this. Bitterness is pretty high, not sharp but sustained. Mildly astringent.
O: Great beer, fruit on this one is insane. So easy drinking. Aroma is out of this world and incredibly complex

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I believe I liked Julious better but it's strictly a preferred aroma/taste for me. Pour was beautiful, juicy, hazy, mouthfeel can only be rivaled by other TH offerings.

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Photo of SicilianDefenseR
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Green draws long lines for its IPA rep. It's subtler than other IPA's, less hoppy than expected. Pours into the lightest haze of the Tree House beers I've had. Smell is crispy hop with fruity hints. Tastes less bitter than expected and more juicy, like a subtler version of the fruitier TH brews. The hop backbone is a bit more obvious though, with the hop-volume turned up a bit. Feel is thinner on the palette – so I have to chase the flavors a bit more as they dart between subtle orange to spruce gum. Like other TH offerings, it's smoother drinking than you'd expect. A terrific beer.

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Photo of kcnih
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May be the best beer I've ever tasted. Tangerine, pine, pineapple, and the exact right amount of bitter. I drank with some pine salt dusted french fries and herbed chicken, and this is perfect for food. I can't stress enough - YOU MUST TRY THIS BEER!

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Photo of GregJ
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a bit more piny and less citrusy than its sibling Julius. Sweet pine up front, quickly transitions into tropic fruit, primarily mango, and a sweet maltiness. Medium body and a tropical fruit/citrus aftertaste with some pine resin. Really pleased with this one. Flavors are so well balanced that it is easy to detect each without one overpowering and masking the others. Truly a pleasure.

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Photo of stakem
4.22/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kegatron for the hookup. Pounder can into a tulip appears muddy like a melted orange creamsicle with a finger of white cap resting atop that fades leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is quite impressive with fruity citrus qualities that are a little tropical before getting herbal and almost minty.

Taste is not as bright and pungent with hop flavors as the aroma suggests but its still quite good. Citrus pith, rind and a little herbal.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Pretty much a chuggable brew with fantastic hoppy depth to the nose and low-key bitterness.

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Photo of aac5269
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know this is going to sound cliche, but I want to drink this in a tree house...preferably with Dale and Brennan.

Appearance: Thick, golden/orange, hazy, perfect

Nose: Piney, dank, underripe tropical fruit, some sweetness, literally the beer to be consumed in a forest on a summer day

Taste: Do I really need to continue? Okay fine, twist my arm I'll have another sip and keep writing. The taste is initially pineapple and underripe mango (tastes in a very real way--well--green), hops come on strong with that class NE subtle bitterness that just sort of hang out in a nice way, very unlike someone who has overstayed their welcome.

Green and Julius are in a never ending struggle over my beer drenched heart.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had 9/19/16 at home courtesy of Nate S. It's super juicy and bitter, mostly everything you could ever want in an IPA. Only got my hands on a few cans, but enjoyed every sip.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale yellow color with some haze to it. Fluffy head leaves plenty of lace. Aroma of dank, tropical fruits, and perhaps some citrus. The flavor has mango, papaya, and pineapple flavors. Really bright tropical notes and plenty of bitterness backing it up. Super drinkable and smooth on the palate. Really a very nice beer.

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4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tree House Green

A: Like all Tree House beers, this pours completely opaque, letting no light through. The pure white head is about two fingers tall and has excellent retention. Lacing is also great. There is no visible large particulate, but it is so comically murky as to be off-putting. If not for the head, one could easily mistake this for a glass of pulpy orange juice. It is not quite to the ridiculous Juice Machine or Doppelganger level, but it is too much even for the substyle. 4.5/5

A: "Green" is not what comes out of the aroma at all. Sure, it is less overtly fruity than other TH offerings, it this still screams tropical, juicy fruit; in fact, it actually smells quite a bit like that titular gum. There is lots of orange, melon, and peach up front. Pineapple and a little grapefruit play supporting roles. Guava is notable as well. There is a hint of vegetation toward the back, but it is hardly obvious. Sugar cookie malt underpins the hops, as well as some yeasty bread. Thankfully there is no noticeable "unfinished" aroma that so many Tree House beers suffer from. Aside from a misleading name (yes, the story behind it has nothing to do with actual tasting notes), this is a very good smelling beer. 4.5/5

T: Though Tree House tends to eschew bitterness almost completely in their hop-forward beers, this one definitely has some of that much-needed balance. The Australian hop alluded to on the can is almost certainly Galaxy, which contributes loads of orange juice, melon, tangerine, pineapple, Juicy Fruit gum, guava, and finally its signature simultaneous piney, spicy, pithy, grassy bitterness, which lingers on and on and on. There are also notes of ruby grapefruit, mango, and lime. The malts are slightly sweet but mostly bready and hidden, a platform for the intense hoppiness to stand on. The one flaw is a weird classic pink bubblegum flavor that crops up here and there and throws the palate for a loop. There are no obvious yeast flavors or that off flavor that is present in other Tree House beers. This is a tour de force of hops and is perfectly balanced. What more can one ask for? 4.75/5

M: Typical Tree House creaminess and fullness, plus a very welcome bitterness that keeps the palate from fatiguing in the wake of juicy sweetness. The finish is actually moderately dry. Carbonation is soft and pleasant. No detectable alcohol even at 7.6%. Beers like this are so enjoyable to drink. 5/5

O: Do not listen to the hype on Julius, Juice Machine, King Julius, etc., as this is the Tree House beer to seek out. It is balanced in a way that the rest of them are not. It does not have off, unfinished flavors. It does not come off more like fruit juice and less like beer. This is Tree House's masterpiece, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. As a result of standing in the shadow of its brothers, this one is easier to acquire as well. No, it is not the dank, "green" beer that perhaps one would expect based on the can and name, but it is a near-perfect example of the NE IPA style and comes closest to dethroning Trillium and The Alchemist's Focal Banger as Tree House has to this point. Pair with the partially ignored gem (by the masses) in an otherwise overrated discography, "Kid A" by Radiohead ("OK Computer" is also excellent, however). 4.75/5

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