Checking in with another brew from my recent visit to Tree House Brewing. That mini-fridge full of beer isn’t going to drink itself!
Beer Name: Haze
Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company (Charlton, MA)
Style: New England Double IPA
Description: A double IPA brewed with pale and robust regimen of kettle and dry hopping with select varieties from the American Northwest region. Read more about it here.
Appearance: It (appropriately) poured a hazy, golden/pale yellow body and was topped by a thin white head of foam.
Smell: Lots of fruit, mainly of the tropical variety, upfront with a piney, resinous finish.
Taste: A whole more fruit going on, this time a pretty even mix of varieties with orange, mango, peach, and tangerine coming together in fresh blend of sweetness. A dank layer of bitter, earthy pine resin picked up towards the end where flashes of the pale malt backbone came out as well.
Mouthfeel: It had a sticky, slightly above medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation that seemed to ramp up slightly on the very end of the sip.
Hype: Again, elevated. This is another one of those elusive Tree House brews I’ve heard a lot of good things about.
Overall: Delicious and very aptly named, this one delivered upon my expectations. It nicely showcased both the smooth juicy flavors and bitter hop notes one looks for in this style.