Treehouse Brewing Co. ‘Haze’ Double IPA


39044765_927616497422496_3679545387821039616_n“Our core double IPA! Haze is crafted with pale malt and an extreme kettle and dry hop dose of our favorite Northwest American hops. We smell a ton of peach on the nose, with complimentary notes of orange and passionfruit. The flavor is similar with a blast of citrus fruit & peach quickly followed by a bounty of tropical fruit.  A lingering and pleasant saturated hop oil finish awaits. . . . A real juice bomb of a beer, and a true Tree House original.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Cloudy AF! Pale mustard yellow sort of affair with a fluffy two finger head sitting atop. Decent retention with thick soapy lace coating the walls of the glass on its way down.

Aroma: Amazing. Like a freshly cut fruit salad topped with pine needles, dried apricot and fennel. It offers plenty of that hallmark creamy/chalky vanilla along with leafy herbs and botanicals as well. Picking up hints of frosty fruit ice blocks which envokes a bit of nostalgia for us. Nice grainy malt character at the base. Lovely aroma.

Flavour: A tad surprising really. No where near as much fruit. The hop profile is very delicate – mostly citrus forward notes of orange, grapefruit and a touch of passion fruit. A late hop bitterness surges forward in to a dry, bitter and citric finish with fairly good length on the rear.

Mouthfeel: Remarkably light and chalky. The 8.2% AbV hides itself very well and the 90 IBU is prominent late in the piece. Mild-medium body and Co2.

Overall: Very Green is the only other TH IPA we’ve tried and this one doesn’t come close. It is a very tidy NEIPA but we won’t lie….we were expecting a bit more from it! Not bad though.