Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tree House Very Green

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.3%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 4.71/5 (Top Rated: #11)
- Beer Advocate: 4.68/5 (Top 250: #18)
- RateBeer: 4.05/5

"This classic Tree House Double IPA is created with a massive kettle and dry hop punch of Australian and American hops.  It opens in the glass with huge notes of ripe pineapple, pithy citrus, and dank saturated hops. As it warms it shows its depth and complexity. . . Sweet bits of malt intermingle with straight Tropicana. It has a soft but pointed bitterness and a rich, velvety mouth feel. She drinks much like Green, but with more of everything to love - including a greater potential to get carried away.  Proceed with caution!"

Pours out light orange in color with an incredibly murky body and a finger of white head.

A juicy aroma of pineapple and grapefruit open the show. A sweeter lemon candy and bubblegum note add some diversity. I get lots of oranges and orange rind with each whiff and this is just a glass of citrus juice.

The taste reminds me a lot of the standard Green with its massive pop of tropical fruits and a creamy sherbet character. With each sip, a delicious bitter flavor closes things out on the finish. It's a great transition from nothing but citrus on the front and then bitterness on the back. I'll admit right now that my first few sips were merely ok, but giving it a few minutes has done wonders. Loads of pineapple and oranges swirl around my palate with even some lemon zest and faint bits of lime and kiwi. I mentioned orange sherbet, but there's almost a Milkshake IPA character of vanilla here too. Juicy Fruit gum also comes to mind and mixes in well with the citrus and sherbet feels.

Mouthfeel is full and oh so soft and creamy. Every sip is a tiny hug for my tongue. The abv is nowhere to be seen and this is almost too easy to drink for a Double IPA.

Very Green did the Tree House reputation well. It's a big, drinkable Double IPA with one of the softest bodies you'll experience in a DIPA. I love that creamy, dessert-like orange creme taste and the bitter finish with each sip still lets you know it's not meant to be taken lightly. Stellar stuff as always from these guys.


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