GODFROMANAL (3) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 *** BAD TRADER ALERT *** gn0sis only sent me a single 750 of this beer. He should’ve anticipated the profound effect the liquid would have on me and swung a Melchizedek, obviously. Tsk, tsk… I’ll just copy and paste from my texts: "Best IPA I’ve *ever* had in a big way - legit thought I was past the point of being wowed on that level style-wise" … So there you have it. A true masterpiece, Tree House! And thanks a million Eric.
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from trade. So eager to try this. Pours very orange with a big head. Exotic hops, oranges, citrus, truly a fine IPA, maybe the best I've tried.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 #200 rating
Wow..... Thanks Eric for grabbing me this growler. I didn’t expect much but needless to say, I am blown away.
Nose was grapefruit and resin
Poured a peachy amber color with three finger head.. very little lacing. Taste followed the nose, very citric countered by the sweetness of stone fruit. Peach and nectarines produced one of the juiciest IPA’s I have tasted.., resin and pine. This growler reminds me of the beauty societiy and solitude #5 brought to the table.
Simple yet well refined. Can’t wait to try more from this brewery
311bulldog (3) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler fill. pours a cloudy golden orange with small head. This beer has the best aroma of any beer I have ever had! Strong citrus aroma - mango, citrus, and citrus. A delicious, tropical tasting IPA. My favorite IPA that I have ever had!
davey101 (746) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 64 oz counter pressure filled growler into a Treehouse tulip glass. The beer was kegged this morning so an IPA doesn’t get much fresher than this.
A - Unfiltered IPA porn. This beer pours a gorgeous hazy peach/orange body. Super hazy and holding it up to the light just illuminates that perfect color. Three fingers of an off-white head with sticky lacing and long lasting retention. Thick edging sticks around the whole time. I can’t imagine a beer looking any better than this.
S - I had a few pours of this earlier and saved half of it to properly review later. When I reopened the growler I got a release of carbonation and with it a blast of rich and sweet tropical notes. In the glass I get layers of bitter grapefruit, sweet yet under ripe peaches, mango, and a faint touch of biscuits.
T - A rather unique hop profile that really makes itself stand out from other IPA’s. Bitter grapefruit lead into super sweet concentrated peach juice. Its almost tropical, but the level of sweetness really points toward a peach or apricot for me. Finishes with a touch of clean crackers and a quick hit of bitterness. It starts off being very concentrated, juicy, and sweet but it quickly transitions into a very clean and refreshing finish.
M - Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. The level of bitterness is just perfect here, quick and intense but fades away pleasantly. Crazy drinkable.
O - For a beer that is being brewed out of a shed in a guys front yard in Central Massachusetts...this is just fucking phenomenal stuff. Totally impressed and left wishing I had purchased many, many more growlers of this. The next Hill Farmstead? Probably not. But I am very lucky to have this place so close to me.
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange tinged with pink, white lacing; looks like grapefruit juice. Aroma is fresh grapefruit, orange, and mango. Initial sweetness gives way to resin bitterness. Crisp, light-bodied, and refreshing. Clean bitter finish with traces of alcohol presence. Reminiscent of Hill Farmstead IPAs.
johnnnniee (2933) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Cloudy light gold color.
Citrus, grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit explosion.
I went back more than once for this brew it is fantastic!
SveNssoN (1) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a swing-top bottle to find one of the most exquisite, balanced and tasty IPAs I’ve ever had. This is truly a world-class beer and one of Massachusett’s finest.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a can of this on a trade as an extra. Very simple cool can. Basically a silver tin can with a simple orange logo. Poured into a glass. Very cloudy pale straw body. Smells so good. Lots of citrus in the aroma. Just amazing aroma. Big fruity taste. Tons of citrus and orange come though. Fairly bitter as well. Absolutely excellent beer.
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark amber, completely hazed color, with a decent, bubbly head.
Smells utmost juicy, of lime infused orange lemonade and an intriguing amount of grass. The aromas are very focused on the beers juiciness, which makes it perfect for a warmer day, revealing peach pulp among a pleasant dankness.
Has a soft mouthfeel till the end, in which a lively, very bubbly carbonation creates an outstanding refreshment, coating up a distinct hoppiness.
Tastes of a soft fruitiness, entangled in dough whitebread malts, inviting the palate to a fantastic, soft mouthfeel. Its initial softness turns into a pleasant dank flavor, revealing wet grass, amped up by unripe orange peel and tangerine pulp. The malts then develop a natural sweetness, resulting from ripe orange, balanced by crisp lemon peel. Finishes with an outstandingly pleasant, exotic, fruitiness, sparkly carbonation and fitting, well pronounced maltiness which doesn’t turn too sweet at no point.
Stunning, extreme rich, exuberant taste profile, leaving no desire unfullfilled as for what to expect from an ipa. Features a generous fruitiness, which offers up a great depth of hoppy flavors, perfectly illustrated by profound malts, which supports the gentle bitterness outstandingly well.