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
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
2,090
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
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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
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of udayzip
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I wanted to try this beer before reading any reviews about it. Finally last weekend I managed to go to Treehouse Brewery and get the 'Green'.

I have had a different beer from this same place before. But 'Green' exceeded all my expectations. It is simply the best IPA I've ever had. It is little hasty, smells great and the taste is unbelievable. It is worth much more than what they charge for it.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am a huge fan of Tree House.
This, as with almost everything else I have had from them is absolutely fantastic.
Don't ever pass up the chance to have, trade for, or purchase any Tree House brews.

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

Great IPA. Review below mine is almost my exact thoughts. Strong alcohol content but doesn't taste it, and one of the least bitter IPAs I've had. I'm not going to pretend like I can taste every note or flavor, but it's fruity, and smooth. I let someone who's doesn't typically like IPAs try it, and they loved it. Another great Treehouse beer. I don't think it's quite as good as their Julius, but it's pretty damn close.

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

It is an exceptionnal IPA. The only one I've tasted that came close to this was from Maine Brewing Co. Green is a fresh, very fruity yet complex beer. Very balanced, I'm not gonna bother detailing all the aromas, it's just amazing, that's all you need to know. I had doubts about the hype surrounding Tree House, no more though. I disagree that this is a hophead beer, this beer isn't very bitter nor is it challenging. Everyone should be able to enjoy it, you don't feel the 7.6% ABV at all.

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Photo of yacobove
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 2L growler filled on 9/2 into a Gabriel Glas Gold stem.

Look: Pours more clear initially and then as it settles in the glass it turns into an opaque golden orange with a nice white head

Smell: Smells of cantaloupe, pineapple and orange with hints of petrol and rubber

Taste: A lot more cantaloupe on the palate with pine and grapefruit – my only complaint is there is a touch of heat from the 7.6% ABV

Mouth Feel: Nice weight with a long finish that ends with some nice sweetness to balance with the bitterness of the hops

Overall: A delicious beer that is incredibly drinkable. I’m very impressed with the quality across the Tree House beers that I’ve had the chance to try. This is not the best of the line-up, but still a very high quality IPA that stacks up against most other IPAs.

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

I've had most of TH's lineup. Including a few of the rare ipas. Green may very well be my favorite. IMO it may be the most balance ipa that they put out. Its malty yet crushable. Seriously, this is the beer that I tend to get carried away with. Its very juicy, I get the pineapple juice comparison like crazy. It also has a very nice hoppy aftertaste. It is a little dank and I love it. I can almost find julius and alter to be a little thin. Green really skirts the line between an ipa and a double. Like all tree house ipas the smell is obviously great. If anything this is one of the better ones. It'll lace a glass like no other. If I could get only one tree house brew regularly, this would probably have to be the one. Its just so well balanced and always scratches the itch no matter what mood I'm in.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from Reagan1984 via northyorksammy. Thanks guys! Served in my Indie tasting snifter at work. Canned 8/19/2016.

A - It's a Northeastern IPA alright; turbid and murky. Off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacing. I'm still not a fan of drinking milky looking IPAs, but I realize this is 'to style' as well.

S - Passion fruit, guava, pineapple grass, citrus peel. Pretty hoppy, juicy, stuff. Some light sugary malt in the periphery to support things.

T - The taste is a bit sweeter and punchier, with great tropical fruit, citrus, zesty flavors mixed with sweet sugar cookie malts. I normally don't like Galaxy hops but whatever else Treehouse has mixed in as tempered things. Quite a nice IPA with the balance of flavors and bitterness that I prefer. Aftertaste is very...green.

M - Oily and resinous, with lingering stickiness on the palate. Surprised that this almost 8%. Drinks more like 5-6%. Good heft, on the heavier side of medium in body. Soft, medium-low carbonation.

D - Just a really well made IPA. Really appreciate that Greg was willing to brave the lines to grab some cans. I miss the good old days when Tree House was under the radar. Would happily drink again on any occasion.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 8/31/16
Reviewed 8/31/16

Pours a light straw color with two inch foamy head. Hazier than most Tree House brews if you can believe it.

Smells sweet, tropical, fruity

Taste of Grapefruit, Pineapple, some lemon. Juicy taste, makes me salivate just remembering

Creamy on the tongue with adequate carbonation. Dry

Another excellent offering from Tree House, though they don't need my approval. Probably my favorite after SAP

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Photo of Furlinator
4.12/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 07/12/16.
Pours opaque and cloudy pale orange with a thick khaki head that remains as wisps on top and leaves thick strands of lace. The smell is of bitter grapefruit juice with hints of tropical fruit and pine. The taste follows with a full texture and medium carbonation. Aggressively hopped and bitter up front and settles to a refreshing citrus bomb.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 PINT can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours murky like pineapple juice, but a shade darker. It is topped with three inches of off white head that leaves behind some nice lacing.

I get some pineapple and pine aroma.

It starts out with some pineapple and tropical fruit. Pine comes in the middle and in the finish.

Medium to full mouthfeel for an IPA.

My first Tree House beer. It reminds me of Hoof Hearted's Roller Blabe. It is good, but it does not match the hype for my palate. I am grateful to have tried it by the generosity of a fellow beer enthusiast. I need to do more research of this brewery.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy fruit bomb! Small tan head, so much tropical fruit, pineapple, mango.
A big mouthfull, taste is pure fruit juice thought the taste is not as strong as the aroma. Strong pineapple in the taste

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Photo of eifster82
4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From can into chalice.

Turbid deep yellow/light orange haze appearance with pillowy white foam. Smell is tropical with just a faint hint of pine. But, mostly pineapple, tangerine and other exotic fruits really deliver on the flavor with the noticeable Galaxy hops. Creamy mouthfeel and very easy to drink.

Yet another phenomenal beer from Tree House. As far as IPAs overall, it's between this and Julius (which has a distinctly different taste and aroma).

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my dude A.B. for bringing this back from Mass! Looks like a milkshake, super cloudy. I think it looks cool. Smell: Whoa! It smells like you're opening up a can of dole cut pineapples. Nice hop aromas around the edges of the fruit-splosion. Just smells super fruity. Crazy. Taste is a really nice mix of pineapple, papaya, nice very slightly sweet malt, enriching and balanced hops. Feel is very nice, rich, smooth, perfect carbonation. Overall: A must-have!

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

Pours like turbid grapefruit juice with a dense foamy head. As the beer is consumed the head leaves bands of sticky lacing. There is a lot of pineapple and other citrus fruits in the nose. Perhaps a bit of melon and some pine as well. The taste is pineapple, a bit of sweetness and a spectacular bitter hop finish. This beer is medium bodied and creamy. This is a truly balanced and delicious beer with a great mouthfeel.

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

Smell is mango, pineapple, a hint of passionfruit, and a hint of tangerine. Taste was heavy pineapple juice, mango, juicy citrus, and a nice hop bitterness. Liked this one better than Julius.

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Green from Tree House Brewing Company
4.58 out of 5 based on 2,090 ratings.
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