Posts Tagged ‘ Treehouse ’

I’m in Trouble.

So, my landlord doesn’t like hazy IPAs.

 

Being judged so hard. I’m so sorry! I’ll get back to lambic and saisons soon I promise!!!!!

 

 

 

Hazy done right.

Unbeatable.

Weeknight debauchery

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I like Treehouse

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I was lucky enough to receive a bunch of Treehouse cans about a week ago, really been enjoying drinking through everything! This Twenty Six is very tasty, but I personally think their IPAs are the way to go.

Visiting beer geek friend? I have a bad feeling about this.

Yep, basically as the title states. One of our friends had a buddy visit from Virginia over the weekend. He’s a big beer geek and loves beer from around here. You can see the natural progression of things already…

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Trillium Mettle: I really like this beer, perhaps New England Breweries should start putting more malt into their beer.

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Other Half 2nd Anniversary: Thanks to my bromance bro Jason for the can! Super tasty, and exactly what I expect out of Other Half! Big New England style IPA with all the hops!

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Hardywood Kentucky Christmas Morning: All of the adjuncts in this beer! ALL OF THEM. Makes me miss normal barrel-aged imperial stouts, but that being said, this is pretty damn delicious.

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de Garde Fleur Desay: Yeah, this is an old beer, from the same release as the Side Project/de Garde collaborations. Seeing my friend’s blog (who is going through all the de Garde releases chronologically), has reminded me that some beer really doesn’t age well. This beer is no exception. While it used to be my favorite beer from that release, it currently tastes like unripe plums. Not terrible, not great though.

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Side Project/de Garde Saison Desay – Pinot Barrel: This beer has aged really gracefully. Extremely soft with low acidity, it is a great way to highlight red-wine barrel finishing. Great surprise.

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Side Project/de Garde Saison Desay – Chardonnay Barrel: This is the clear winner. Incredible chardonnay presence here, even more than some beers from our friends over at SARA, which probably have the strongest wine finished beers that I know of. Definitely one of the best from the night, and was the best beer for a few of us.

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Jester King: Okay, so this beer is wonderful, but it had the unfortunate circumstance of being opened the same day we drank The Lily.

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Sante Adairius Appreciation vs de Garde Boysen Premiere: This is the second time Appreciation has been put up against a boysenberry de Garde beer on this blog. In this match up Appreciation is ultimately the more complex beer, but just can’t out punch Boysen Premiere with the sheer amount of fruit and jam while actually tasting like boysenberries. Appreciation fails here because the fruit flavors in it don’t say “boysenberry”. You could have told me blackberries and I would have believed you.

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Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway: I’m extraordinarily lucky to have had this beer so many times. I is probably my 2nd favorite Alesmith beer to date.

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Other Half/Burial CDA: This is a great beer, and awesome to see someone call the style by its true name instead of “black IPA”. Also, this beer gets points for making a label that reminds me of Rohan from Lord of the Rings.

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Treehouse Triple Shot: This beer is simply incredible. Right up there with the best years of Bourbon County Coffee. I’m curious to see how it stacks up against ghetto homemade BCBCS though, that’ll be another night.

Soloing tasty beer.

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No shame here. Doming this beer by myself felt wonderful.

Debit and Credit System

I went to the gym for half an hour, so I debit the liver account.

Time to credit that account now that I have positive balance.

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Three Floyds Dreadnaught: This was once one of the best IPAs that you could find anywhere, but that was 5 years ago. We’ve come a long way.

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Case in point: Treehouse. I believe that Treehouse and Hill Farmstead make the best hoppy beers on the East Coast, with Trillium trailing close behind. Also, we preferred regular Julius to King Julius. Regular had a slightly bitter finish that balanced out the orange notes really well, while King Julius lacked that bitter component.

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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Proprietors: Soooooo, I had to take 14 units of insulin after this beer, it’s really that sweet. Let’s hope it calms the fuck down after a year or two.

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Other beers…..

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This one was not preferred by the group, really heavy sulfur on the nose, and kind of thin on mouthfeel.