popery (1423) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks, jlindros. The beer is bright orangey gold in color. It’s quite hazy, which I rather like for an IPA.. Not that I really dislike clear IPAs. Eh. The head is white and fairly vigorous for a growler pour. Lots of lacing. Good retention. Even after a few minutes and many sips, there’s still a solid coating of bubbles on top. The aroma is massively juicy and full of hop flavor. Citrus for days. I remember reading BuckeyeNation use the term "electric tangerine" in a review; that would be a very apt descriptor for this beer. It smells like tangerine juice with a healthy shot of lime. There’s also pineapple, kiwi, raspberry, grapefruit and pine. It’s like a wonderful citrus drink spiked with a tropical fruit background. Mouthwatering stuff. Little malt presence, which is just fine with me. Taste is similarly big on juicy hop flavors. Pale malt sweetness is well in the background. Tangerine, grapefruit and lime hoppiness dominates with tropical fruits providing highlights. Moderate bitterness. Fairly dry. Tangerine rind finish. Extremely easy to drink. Light, pleasant feel. Seems like normal carbonation. Some hop oiliness. Each sip makes me want more. I feel a bit bad not sharing this growler, but I’m also glad that I didn’t. This is a fantastic IPA, fully deserving its acclaim. Tree House continues to impress.
ReggieDunlap (3085) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange/gold with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of orangey rindy notes. Flavor follows suit...lots of orange but more rindy than juicy. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is dry and rindy and slightly resinous.
lb4lb (2547) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In trade, thanks! Pours hazy rich orange. Smell is orange, mango and fruity. Taste is fruity, hoppy but very, very light bitterness I thought. Very fresh, light and refreshing bitterness and tons of hop flavor. Fantastically drinkable and light feeling. Just the kind of IPA I like with lots of hop flavor, low bitterness and a full but not syrupy feel or heaviness. Clean, and refreshing.
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared with the fellas at HamTech Reunion 2014 - Clinton, NY. Pours hazy gold with a white foam top. Rich fruits abound with lots of the tropical stuff, melon, tangerine and orange. Not too bitter, fairly sweet. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Juicy and rich but still well rounded. Really juicy on the finish with some honey, pale bread, lots more melon and tasty citrus. Just loads of expressive fruit character in here. Wonderful.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy aroma with a smooth feel on the palate. Sweet and fruity tastes, a good summer beer.
bellco33 (339) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from growler into a tulip: Pours hazy golden with a pillowy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango, and citrus. Taste is very tropical, a little sweet, with a bitter finish. Medium body, a little stick, and overall a great IPA but certainly not Tree House’s best (yet it seems to be the most popular).
jtclockwork (8491) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Growler shared by Bobby at Monday Night Tasting. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, orange peel, caramel malt, biscuit and sugared pine. Medium body. Dry finish.
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a coppery color with a white head. Aroma is hug citrus blast. Taste is a nice blend of citrus fruits and hops.
tectactoe (1941) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler: Thanks, Alex. Half-hazy, brown-ish tinted amber body wit ha mildly beige, foamy head that takes it’s time settling into a chunky collar. Lovely aroma of juicy orange, fresh leaves, & slightly pungent citrus peels... Grapefruit-y with a mild, soft perfume essence, backed by hints of resin, wet hemp oil, cut grass, & an awesome, back-end citrus bite. The taste reveals a tiny bit of passion fruit before it busts open with juicy orange flesh, gushing citrus rind, & slight undertones of pine needles. Slightly resinous & oily, edging on dank but never fully getting there... So damn smooth, juicy & finishing with a crisp balance of citrus & tropical hoppage. Oily mouth feel with a dry finish; this is a killer IPA, one I could drink day in & day out. Thanks again to Alex for this one.
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour: sticky, stubborn head & lace. Fresh, piney, dry hops. Orange zest, juicy tropical fruits, damn tasty. I could drink way too much of this.