Monday, July 17, 2017

Tree House Curiosity Thirty Six

The Stats
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.7%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.46/5
- RateBeer: 3.62/5
- Untappd: 4.45/5

"Curiosity Thirty Six was imagined as a beer fit for adventure with a gentle body, intense hop saturation, and easy drinking construction. Fermented with our classic house yeast and imparted with character from a blend of multi-continental hops, it exhibits flavors and aromas of peach, orange rind, and juicy tangerine. A tight effervescence contributes to a beer that caresses the palate while leaving a potent citric bitterness behind. A beautiful beer indeed, fit for a road trip or a summer cook out with friends."

Pours a murky orange with no light getting through this thing at all. I got about a finger of fluffy, white head.

Orange rind and melon smack me in the face on the aroma. A rustic malt presence along with clementine and citrus zest add to the complexity.

I'd say the taste follows the nose rather well. It opens with the orange zest without any acidity. It has a orange sherbet or creme taste and a Juicy Fruity/bubblegum quality. I even detect some watermelon hidden behind a bready malt presence. The back half kicks in equal parts pine needles and grass with an emphasis on a bitter finish. I like how balanced this is, especially when the very end tastes like finishing off a fresh glass of OJ.

Mouthfeel is full and soft. It's so fluffy on the tongue it's like making out with a cloud. By that I mean Fox McCloud and not an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body.

So, Tree House made another good IPA. What else is new?  As I mentioned before, the balance on this one was more noticeable than with other Tree House offerings and I enjoyed getting all aspects of great IPA's rolled into one. It's also super drinkable and would make a great beer to have at all times if it was universally available. Another winner in the Curiosity series.


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