Tree House Brewing Company (2019)

Discussion in 'New England' started by bring, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (461) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Any good hikes within 10-15 miles of TH?
     
  2. parg0

    parg0 Initiate (49) Feb 22, 2018 Massachusetts
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    I've yet to go and it's a little further (~20-25 miles) but I've heard great things about Peaked Mountain. Pretty sure Nate has tweeted about it a couple times as well. It's closer to Monson.
     
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  3. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (183) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Oh you are far from the worst poster in the HF thread. The bait and switch guy has that crown and no erection is massive enough to usurp it.
     
  4. msiegel04

    msiegel04 Initiate (47) Oct 5, 2017 Connecticut
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    I think that’s the first time I’ve heard erection and usurp in the same sentence and it’s brilliant.
     
  5. TreeHouse_Erection

    TreeHouse_Erection Initiate (199) Aug 7, 2018 Connecticut

    I know, right? Personally I like to use “slurp”
     
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  6. mhull

    mhull Initiate (104) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

    I liked Wells State Park. There's a trail where you can get a nice view from elevation there. Nothing too challenging but I did it with 2 kids and a dog.
     
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  7. Schuee

    Schuee Initiate (93) May 26, 2017 Connecticut

    Ahhh yes! MOC makes its triumphant return today.
     
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  8. AirBob

    AirBob Defender (660) Jul 15, 2014 Massachusetts

    If you're a fan of the style, then it's well worth the purchase. Toes the line between the aggressively roasty and hoppy cascadian dark ales, like Beezlebub, and the bright citrus-forward black IPAs, like Wookey and Sublimely Self Rightous.

    Surprisingly balancedand true to style though not my favorite - I loved the chocolate-covered orange thing that I picked up from Sublimely Self-Rightous. Raven has more of a bright citrus/pine thing going on.

    I'm typically not a huge fan of Tree Houses darker beer, but I was also pleasantlyurprised by Nomad. On par with Notch's Cerne Pivo.
     
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  9. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (183) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Am I the only one who is disappointed by this batch of GGG?
     
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  10. Surverns

    Surverns Initiate (18) Sep 3, 2019
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    I have had two at this point and both tasted pretty different. First one was great, second one was fine but just not the same. Don't know how that's really possible though
     
  11. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (183) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    and now I am drinking Eureka with Galaxy which is dope. Best recent galaxy centered beer.
     
  12. likeadabeer

    likeadabeer Initiate (79) May 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Maybe it will taste better off that gigantic new bar they built that apparently is only used to pour people beer while they stand in the required can lines.
     
  13. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (5,158) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    I agree. The first several times I had it I thought it was one of their best beers. This batch seems off. On the flip side, the Super Typhoon from this past week I think is exceptional.
     
  14. Trull

    Trull Initiate (187) Dec 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    You’re not the only one. It was fine but not nearly as good as I remember.....on the other hand, Doubleganger is tasting fantastic!
     
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  15. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (461) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    What is Ggg?
     
  16. MattOC

    MattOC Disciple (335) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Gggreennn
     
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  17. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,077) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia
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    I only got one can and it was bbbaddd.
     
  18. TreeHouse_Erection

    TreeHouse_Erection Initiate (199) Aug 7, 2018 Connecticut

    Drinking Double Galaxy right now and it’s almost identical to Punch
     
  19. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,966) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    This is just....I hate you.
     
  20. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,966) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    It was great on day of canning but for some reason it tasted radically different after a few days. No idea what could have caused it. All the other TH beers I had from that trip tasted the same so it wasn't just palate fatigue.
     
  21. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (132) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    BoC finally dropped off a bit. Had my last can today and lost a bit of its pop.

    Thought about swinging by again today cuz I want to try Raven, but line watch was quoting an hour. On a dreary Sunday.

    Agreed on the doubleganger take. Also would have got more super typhoon today. That might be their best beer.
     
  22. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (132) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Bit of a stretch, but I also only had it at the source from the side pull taps. But Nomad is quite good.
     
  23. TreeHouse_Erection

    TreeHouse_Erection Initiate (199) Aug 7, 2018 Connecticut

    I don’t get it. Have you had either of them?? They’re both single hopped Galaxy NEIPAs from world class New England breweries, how different could they really be? I’ll lay you 3:1 on $1k that you couldn’t tell them apart blind.

    Honestly, you’re being an idiot
     
  24. likeadabeer

    likeadabeer Initiate (79) May 19, 2015 Pennsylvania

    If you really can’t tell those two beers apart then I don’t know what any of this means anymore.
     
  25. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (328) Jan 12, 2014 Bahamas
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    I’d take that bet a hundred times over, just by smelling them from a foot away when you crack the can. Wouldn’t even need to take a sip.
     
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  26. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (838) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    A bunch of us met at Other Half and did a blind ACE vs Double Citra, and Space Diamonds vs Double Galaxy taste test. Was probably the easiest blind taste test known to man. I’d have to imagine it would be the same here.
     
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  27. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,966) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Lol I've had both. Punch is a solid Galaxy hopped IPA. Double Galaxy is one of the best beers on the planet.

    If I mixed Punch and Tango, I'm not getting S&S4.

    What HF does with individual hops is completely unmatched.
     
  28. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (328) Jan 12, 2014 Bahamas
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    Not to mention the Treehouse yeast esters that overpower almost all the individual hop character. Hill Farmstead is always a very pure expression of the hop varieties. Even with the three hop blends. You can still pick out identifying attributes of each hop.
     
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  29. mhull

    mhull Initiate (104) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

    Uhh in addition to what everyone else has already said...isn't Punch loaded with oats?
     
  30. dropkick1977

    dropkick1977 Initiate (59) Jan 4, 2016 New Hampshire
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    To recap:

    You asked a lot of questions about your first visit to Hill. People gave you helpful answers. You seemed genuinely excited for your first trip up. People in there shared your excitement.

    Then the time for your trip comes and you "sarcastically" expressed disappointment in the sparse can availability at the same brewery you could get (mostly) unlimited growlers, unlimited regular bottle offerings, a new bourbon barrel aged coffee porter (which for some reason you didn't max out on).

    I guess I'm not sure where you found those people being mean to you. People in the Hill forum love Hill beer and yes, will likely defend it when folks take shots at it (like comparing their IPAs to Tree House. I like both, but they're in different categories)

    Hope you enjoyed your beers from there, though.
     
  31. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,966) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    I believe HF uses oats.
     
  32. mhull

    mhull Initiate (104) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

    https://hillfarmstead.com/beer/double-galaxy/

    Other beers like Legitimacy mention the use of oats on their site...could be an omission but I don't get any oats from DG personally.
     
  33. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (968) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    "When I asked Hill the secret, he was evasive. He’s sick of other brewers copying his beers. He allowed that he puts some oats in every beer he makes ('I like oatmeal')"

    https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/living/profiles/shaun-hill-and-the-price-of-perfection/
     
  34. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (183) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    My hopes and dreams are that Tree House will start producing wild beers and barrel aged stouts that favorable compare to HF. Tree House certainly makes NEIPA as good, if not better, but can't touch the barrel game of HF. Tree house has made several beers that I wish would be barrel aged: For example: Impermanence, Vanilla Double Shot, fleeting moment. There have been way too many times I have google mapped myself to HF and tried to convince myself the 7 hour round trip is feasible. Thankfully I still have a case of bottles from my last trip to HF. I just wish they were all Flora- that beer is divine- like literally nectar of the gods. Also, Double Galaxy taste like Autumn from Tree House, but I would take DDH Space Diamonds over either of them. Very Green is still the best Galaxy forward NEIPA for my money.
     
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  35. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (740) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island
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    Check out Purgatory Chasm. Quite beautiful with some solid trails over rocky ground and through the chasm itself.
     
  36. just_another__lurker

    just_another__lurker Initiate (35) Mar 21, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Purgatory is great, especially if you have kids with you/want an easier hike. It has multiple trails so it's still fun if you want a medium difficulty hike too..

    And after you're done, you are close to Armsby Abby and greater good too!
     
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  37. just_another__lurker

    just_another__lurker Initiate (35) Mar 21, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Space diamonds is fantastic, along with most of the other space variants from OH (space hallucinations!!)
     
  38. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Disciple (362) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    Juice Machine drop today?
     
  39. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (35) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    yeah, 2pp
     
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  40. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Disciple (362) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    thx