Ma | Tree House Brewing Company

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MaMa
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4.1/5
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337 Ratings
MaMa
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In commemoration of our head brewer and co-founder’s grandmother’s birthday, we have once again brewed this super fruity yet balanced amber ale! Hints of oranges, tangerines, and stone fruit grace the palate before a sweet malty caramel character provides balance and depth. A real treat that drinks well on any occasion. Happy Birthday, Ma. We love you!

Ma is a very special amber ale brewed in remembrance of Nate’s grandmother. A fiery Irish spirit who imparted deep values of dedication to family and love, Ma was one of a kind. This beer mirrors her spirit with bright notes of citrus, pine, and soft fruit boosted by a rich caramel base and a medium body. A wonderful beer to celebrate the New England transition to cooler weather. We encourage you to drink to honor Ma, and to those whose souls we carry deep in our hearts.

Added by merc7186 on 03-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,611
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
337
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of JimmyAddo
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque as hell, this displays a muddy prune juice like brown-umber, with a large foamy khaki head that settles unevenly, leaving very thick chunks of fuzzy coral foam on the glass.

Smell is toasty but still soft pumpernickel with accents of grapefruit, pine and biscuit.

Taste also has soft, slightly toasty pumpernickel, but with that hint of Tree House melon and bubblegum, as well as some tangy sharp orange zest, pine and grapefruit. I'm surprised this isn't an over-hopped monstrosity, like some of the "Kolsch" and "Brown" ales that come out of Trillium.

Body is medium to light, carbonation is mild, and the finish is semi-dry.

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Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveHack
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dloschiavo
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like you're pouring out caramel sauce. Just looks so thick. The head is a nice khaki color. Wouldn't be able to see through it for anything.
Smell is a little bit sweeter with some pine notes.
Taste is almost like some thick caramel sweetness and something a little harsher almost like a smoke. Almost like if you were burning pines.
Pretty thick and leaves a little smokiness on the mouthfeel.
Overall, very nice amber. Would love to have more

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Photo of artrocity
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtis6290
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very refreshing and light brew.

Look: Deep red/brown with a great head that foams and lingers for days.
Smell/Taste: A sweeter IPA that is much smoother and crisper than what we're used to from TH. Not overly sweet or hoppy, extremely drinkable.
Feel: Amazingly smooth and enjoyable.
Overall: This is a great brew that ages nicely. It's an IPA without the heaviness of the hops, malt or alcohol. One of the better experiments from TH.

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Photo of Nugget40
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bhatch729
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: A murky Dark amber to brown with big fluffy white head. Has medium carbonation.
Smell: Caramel, bread, citrus, orange, candy, and pine.
Taste: Toasty caramel, bread, citrus, orange, candy, and pine.
Mouthfeel: Medium.
Overall: A nice amber ale from Tree House.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sherls30
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I’m really into IPAs so I tried this beer with an open mind. Being an amber ale, it obviously doesn’t have that punch and bitterness that I look for. With that said, this is a super smooth, rather juicy, tasty beer that I would gladly drink 10 of.

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Photo of Jonesy1981
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grady61
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber and hazy to the extreme in Tree House style. Some visible carbonation, and 2 fingers of amber beige tinged head.

Smells heavily hopped with citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, and pine.

A huge blast citrus, pineapple, caramel, pine and fruitiness, balanced with caramel and toffee. There’s a light bitterness on the finish.

Rich, smooth mouth feel, with a pulpy, creaminess that helps smooth it to perfection, true to Tree House style. Medium to low velvety carbonation.

Got this at Tree House 3 days ago in Massachusetts, drinking by Lake Muskoka in Ontario, January 5th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackwaves
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanA24
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IBUBrew
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Ma from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 337 ratings