Ataraxia (416) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clear orange tinged with gold, moderate white head. Burst of juicy tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and orange. I can savor this aroma for days. Bitter and sweet flavors blend together to hit the tongue simultaneously, leaving a crisp, refreshing finish that gives very little indication of the alcohol content. Smooth, almost light-bodied, and softly carbonated.
Chad9976 (1440) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tree House Brewing out of Monson, Massachusetts seems to be the ďitĒ brewery of the moment around here. Based on this beer alone I can see why, as itís brewed very much in the ďNew England-styleĒ IPA, which is trendy and popular now. I donít mind if a beer is trendy just as long as itís good, and in the case of ďGreenĒ it most definitely is good (much more than good, actually).
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. There was no freshness date. Thanks to Jason for the can!
Appearance: Pale orange hue over an extremely murky/opaque body. Looks like an Orange Julius. Pours to a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains tremendously.
Smell: Extremely clean, bright, fruity aroma Ė especially of pineapple and orange juice. A slight grassy/herbal note can be found, too.
Taste: There definitely is a difference between a highly-hopped beer and a beer thatís hopped with finesse and style and this is a great example of that. The citrusy/tropical fruit aromas carry over to the palette perfectly. Almost sweet or even tart at first with pineapple and orange flavors. But itís also significantly bitter. Juicy up front, but more grassy and herbal spiciness on the finish. The ability to make that transition is what separates the good IPAs from the great ones. Not much in the way of distinct malt character other than a general pale base. Thatís okay, because the final product is so delicious and enjoyable I donít mind that itís not perfectly balanced.
Drinkability: When I saw Tree House Green pouring out of the can I thought it looked like an orange milkshake. When I drank it, it thought it kind of felt like a milkshake, too. The body is so smooth and velvety Ė almost like a nitro stout. Though itís certainly crisp on the backend, which makes it almost self-cleaning (the hops do linger on the tongue, though). At 7.5% ABV itís certainly a strong beer, but in no way intimidating. I had to hold myself back from slugging it all down at once.
mrhopsbeertalk (226) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2015 Wow! First time trying Green and it may have just trumped Julius. The aroma is very unique, mostly passion fruit, peach, apricot and guava. The flavor is AMAZING! Passion fruit and apricot carries through with orange, notes of guava, pineapple and grapefruit. Crisp yet soft with great breadth of flavor and mouthfeel. Very clean bitter finish.
simont1 (439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very floral aroma with elderflowers, melon, apricot, peach, and lots of resin, very head on and fragrant. Taste follows up with more towards peach and apricot, loads of stonefruit with a juicy tangerine zest bite in the end. Mouthfeel is top for an IPA, super creamy, and itís looks like a yellow milkshake. Probably the best out of Tree Houseís IPAs for me.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a creamy medium white head. great retention and heavy lacing. aroma has nice fresh floral notes...green...nice orange and tangerine, some rind and a touch of melon. flavor has nice bitter rindiness with grapefruit, tangerine, light grass and spice...very floral and hoppy. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry citrus rind bitter finish. just awesome.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the best IPA I have ever had. It was shared with me at a christmas party last night. They are moving the brewery to a new location that is 10mins from my house, and I couldnít be more excited. There is tons of citrus in the aroma. The flavors are grapefruit and sweet pine. This beer is heavy, but the soft carbonation balances it out perfectly. We killed this one bottle, and I could drink this all night. The bitter hops are not harsh. I have 2 growlers that need a refill very soon ( next Thursday.)
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 Can: Thanks, Alex. Cloudy, murky burnt golden body with a foamy, soapy bright white head, slightly bubbly. Huge, juicy aroma with pineapple, mango, ripe & tart tangelo, pungent citrus, sugar cookie, grapefruit... Wow. So soft, juicy, fresh. Light pine, oil, resin. Flavor is so smooth & soft. Only a very light grassy bitterness. Huge notes of juicy tangerine, orange, clementine, pineapple, faint passion fruit, under-baked crackers, & a citrus rind finish. Lightly oily body, soft mouth feel. So drinkable. Delicious... This is a fantastic IPA, wow.
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Can: The aroma is loaded with citrus and oranges with some tropical fruits, pineapple, and faint grapefruit. It pours a cloudy dull orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film oulined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with heavy citrus/orange, lighter tropical fruits, and pineapple. The finsih has moderate grapefruit with a touch of lemon peel. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, this is outstanding and insanely drinkable/crushable.
dogfish120love (1038) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a fluffy white head. Huge citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit with tropical fruits like pineapple and papaya. Initially sweet with a bitter finish. Light in body. Growler from brewery on 8/31
Reynolds314 (2880) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great IPA from Tree House. Full of juciy hops with a lot of orange and orange peel bitterness. Moderately sweet with a little bit of a syrupy malty sweetness that balances the high bittering. Love it.