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Green | 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): 7.60%

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.

Added by jaasen64 on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
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284
Ratings:
2,020
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
17.25%
 
 
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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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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
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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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has been a whale beer for me so I'm super excited to review. Canned 11/17. Drank out of a Tulip. This beer looks just about perfect. Super, super hazy medium gold/yellow with tight compact head. The aroma reminds me of Julius with awesome orange candy flavors. Overall aroma is super tropical, lots of Pineapple. Flavor translates over to the palate really well but with a strong citrus pith bitterness. Mouthfeel is dead on perfect. This beer was super hyped for me and I'm happy to say that it meets those expectations...but it's not better than Julius. 98.5 points!

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Photo of Jam23
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

what can I say that hasn't already been said. This gets 5's across the board from me. Very tropical grapefruit, mango, pineapple while still being a beer. very drinkable. My wife hates beer and said that this doesn't smell like a beer to her. I've had a few treehouse beers and this is my favorite so far.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: very cloudy pale orange color with a finger of off white foam that fades fast
S: citrus, well balanced with sweetness and bitter. Smells authentic, real citrus fruit, not a sugary mess
T: orange/grapefruit hybrid. Very nice flavors, but this can is 3 weeks old and it doesn't explode with flavors.
F: very creamy, and doesn't leave my mouth dry and bitter. Nicely done
O: a great ipa, but still just another ipa for me.

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Photo of azurel
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Couldn't wait any longer to try this one.

Treehouse Green
Pours a hazy orange, thick lasting head that leaves a heavy lacing on the glass and surface of the beer.

Aroma is citrus rind, grapefruit, orange peel, underlying sweetness highly hop floral tones.

Taste follows aroma floral hoppyness initially, citrus peel bitterness, grapefruit, orange, light underlying sweetness slight grassy notes on the finish...Bitterness lingers on the swallow.

Mouth feel is quite full, velvety, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of CHickman
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/27/16 with "Cubs or Indians" on the bottom; pours very cloudy yellow gold color with a 1 finger cloudy white head that faded slowly and left really good lacing. Looks like a glass of grapefruit juice.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, biscuit, tangerine, floral hops, lemongrass, faint caramel, fresh cut grass, pineapple and biscuit with some more orange at the end to make it light and airy.

Tastes of potent bitter orange juice, lemon, pineapple, clementine, guava, toasted grains, grape soda, piney hops, fresh cut grass and a mix of weed and caramel sweetness. Really well balanced and pretty damn close to perfect in it's complexities. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel was crisp yet creamy and smooth, with a slight bitterness, lots of toasted grains and a semi-clean finish with lots of hops and grains as it fades. A simply delicious beer, thanks Chris D for sharing.

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Photo of Hagenmccombs
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Currently drinking out of a snifter. Poured from a can dated 10/27/16 -- exactly 21 days ago.
L: Light orange, white 1.5 finger head, very hazy
S:smells like opening a bag of pellet hops. Grassy, citrusy, fruity, and a hint of pet store
T:tastes absolutely delicious. Pine, Orange, bit of tropicality like guava, slight bitter tang, banana, tastes like tons of dry hopping.
F: very thick and hazy, but medium light bodied with very light and fluffy carbonation.
O: an outstanding hazy NE IPA.

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Photo of peensteen
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turbid orange, murky with one finger of whipped cream white head, lace is solid. Smell is massive fruit, tropical, orange and pineapple, juicy citrus hops. Taste is orange and pineapple, mango, citrus fruit, massive hop flavour, just juicy fruit, bitterness is low, tangerine in the aftertaste but straight up fruit juice. Light carb, creamy med full body. Outstanding stuff , worth the hype for sure.

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

wow everything I was waiting for, yellow yellow grapefruit color murky and cloudy, smell the grapefruit citrus and tangy, taste was incredible, lot's of grapefruit and citrus, feel had the proper carbonation and overall the is outstanding.

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Photo of Samdaddy
3.73/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Will rate again- weakest of the TH I've had- chalk it up to a bad batch or tough competition- had Swish right before and Melcher St right after- but honestly didn't hold up well to the other top IPAs I've had recently.

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Photo of smitty2282
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours like OJ (typical). Almost 0% transparency. Beautiful golden hue.
Nose is tropical. Pineapple and orange stand out. Followed by some light earthy undertones and a light to moderate maltiness.
Taste follows the nose almost exactly. It is a unique profile for an IPA. The combination of flavors is like tropical cucumber melon - if you will.
MF is on point. Expertly balanced. So velvety smooth. On par with the other Tree House heavyweights (King J, Juice Machine, etc.)
One of my favorite IPA's. One worth seeking out that is semi-regularly available, relatively speaking.

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Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
4.17/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the muckiest and murkiest beer I have ever seen. No filtration whatsoever, and I think they added in some more particles to it cause there was a large mud slick at the bottom of the can. Regardless, the beer is very good, but I am not huge on this one due to it's being a bit off the beaten path for me. But, I suggest you try one as it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience as I will in the future.

This is an excellent beer, but I find it to be a hair lower into the Outstanding category.

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Photo of aquabears
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden and hazy with a yellowish, soapy head. Strong smell of citrus and tropical fruits. At first the taste is mostly citrus, but mango and pineapple notes start appearing on the front followed by a bitter, orange/lemon peel on the back. Leaves a bready, biscuit flavor on your breath. Pretty carbonated, not too wet, lighter mouthfeel.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow in the glass. Smell is a pineapple bomb up front. Hop resin, orange, and generalized citrus character is present as well. Definitely juicy. Taste is sweet and citrusy up front with a dry bitter on the back end. Classic NE IPA but just a touch too bitter for my own taste (not overtly so however). Feel is kind of thick for the style as the haziness is an indication of the particulate floating around. Excellent beer overall that is a touch too bitter for my own tastes but most would not find anything objectionable about it. Treehouse for the win; again.

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Photo of Hopulation_Control
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Poured from a growler, a very light but hazy straw color. Perfect juicy color.

Smell - Powerful pineapple and hop aroma. Funky, but in a good way.

Taste - Funky pineapple with a hint of bubblegum. Just enough bitterness to match the sweet juicy flavor.

Feel - Smooth texture with a bitterness that hangs on to the back of your tongue.

Overall - A juice bomb with a smooth finish that leaves you wanting more. This is everything a hop head can desire out of a juicy NE style IPA

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Photo of amano_h
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A nuclear blast of fresh cut pineapples, sweet tangerines, and the fabled tropical fruit cocktail of papaya, guava, and mango dominate the nose upon first whiff. Behind the initial bells-and-whistles lay a solid foundation of bitter grapefruit peels, and sure enough, the "orange sherbet." Tree House's signature yeast combination of white pepper, earthy spice, and grass surface toward the back as the brew warms up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As expected, the palate follows the nose admirably. Pungent tropical fruits, canned pineapples, and pink grapefruit juice is the initial sensation on the tongue, followed by a supporting cast of lemon rinds, sweet bread-like maltiness, and the Tree House yeasty spice. After the firework display of fruit-derived flavors subside, a tsunami of bitter resinous pine and grass wash over and linger on far after they've been extinguished from the palate.
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Thick, creamy mouthfeel with a gorgeous full-ish body, verging on purée; feels slick and oily around the tongue and sticky on the lips, sip after sip. The brew sports a gentle, tongue-tickling carbonation, making it the perfect sipper -- like the two other Tree House beers I've tried, however, I can't imagine drinking more than one of these at a time or a different beer after drinking this without constantly being reminded of this one the entire time (hoppy burps ftw)

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Photo of groutenberg
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe like this one as much or more than Julius, really love it. Like everything about it, the pour, head, smell, length of the finish, body & mouth feel, carbonation level, did I say how the flavor stays in your mouth after you swallow? Love it.

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Photo of hgw605
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Golden yellow haze. Large white head with nice retention. Beautiful
S: Grapefruit, orange rind, sweet citrus. Very nice.
T: Loads of sweet citrus. Little ripe pineapple, mango, and pine. No booze. Great
F: Medium to soft carbonation. Pretty full.
O: Just fantastic.

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Photo of DTalley33
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had green a few times. My last time was about a week ago. After having this again I am sure this is my favorite Treehouse beer. I love the flavor and I do prefer it over Julius.

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Photo of Mikee440
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From can dated 9-29. One of the nicest smelling beers I have sampled. Looks and taste remind me of fresh grapefruit juice. The initial taste is nice and fruity up front with a bitterish finish. As my taste buds adjust to the hops i can appreciate the nice creamy / smooth texture.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Okay, now this is a tasty IPA but a bit odd as it's got a lot tropical notes but they pair better with the hops than the Julius does. This was kegged on September, 27, 2016.

The color is hazy goldenrod with a nice yellowish white head that has great retention and lacing.

The nose is that of orange, pineapple and a floral bouquet. Citrus heavy, though and smelling like you about drink Sunny-D. Very interesting nose It could use more character in the floral hop arena in my opinion but a nice nose nonetheless.

Well balanced flavor however, like the nose, still not traditional. The citrus fruit is strong but is equaled by the hope character giving it a strong grapefruit flavor. Orange and pineapple at the start but a strong grapefruit finish. Slight hints of pine.

Mouthfeel is perfect for this style. The right balance of body and carbonation. The body is Light-Medium with crisp carbonation making it a very drinkable IPA.

Overall, I would drink this beer... when I'm in a tropical mood.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought some cans from Tree House on 9/29. The beer pours with a murky dark yellow appearance, thick lacing on the sides, and a long lasting bubbly head. Aromas include some sharp hop spice mixed with a nice balance of tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is bitter with piney citrus hops mixed with fruits like the grapefruit from the nose. Carbonation was decent with this drink, but its heavy flavors were made approachable thanks to the medium body of the beer. Overall, excellent appearance with great characteristics overall.

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Photo of AirBob
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/19/16. Consumed 9/25. I found this one to be a bit raw and vegetal shortly after canning.

Slightly more than one finger of dense white head. Becomes a bit soapy as it recedes, but there's solid retention and excellent lacing. Hazy, pulpy, translucent body. Deep orange, the color of overripe cantaloup flesh.

Aromas of pineapple, citrus, fresh-cut grass. Picking up a lot of honeydew melon.

Follows the nose. Honeydew melon and bubblegum underlying the entire sip. Tropical fruits dominate the start while the grassy and citrus (tart lemon flesh) notes dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel is typical of a Tree House IPA. Fuller-bodied and medium carbonation for the style. Soft. Slightly prickly finish.

Overall an excellent IPA, but a bit sweet for my taste. The honeydew and bubblegum notes linger and make this beer a sipper.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my Tree House goblet.
A - Pours like an orange milk shake with a thick white head. Some may not like the murky look but I am just fine with it.
S - The aroma is strong and juicy juicy. Pop the can and let the aroma wash over you.
T - Flavor is orange sweet on the front end with grapefruit pith coming right behind. Hardly any bitterness.
O - Awesome beer, one of my favorite IPA's.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
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