Style: New England-style IPA

ABV: 6.8

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Tree House Brewing Company Alter Ego

What the brewers say

“We took a whole bunch of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, a classic punch of citrus-purveying goodness and added them to the Julius dry hop. The result is a beer with all the deliciousness of the base beer with a layer of added citrus complexity.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pine needles, huge mango and passion fruit, and grapefruit. Some mild earthiness and a lovely malt sweetness. An amazing example of the what wonderful aromas hops can bring to the table.”

Flavor: “A really well-rounded pint. Fruit notes are nicely balanced, with no one aspect sticking out obtrusively. Earthy character from the nose is apparent in the flavor as well, even more so as the beer warms. An exceptionally smooth bitterness helps this go down easily, and good residual malt sweetness provides just the support this beer needs. So juicy and in all the right ways. All the strong flavors promised in the aroma are delivered, and then some.”

Overall: “The beautiful hazy, deep gold color and fluffy white head are inviting, and the fruity, slightly earthy aroma are nice, but it’s the balanced flavor that really makes this beer shine. The weight on the tongue, the carbonation, and the individual flavors play well together, and the bitterness and malt sweetness are perfectly aligned to make this dangerously drinkable. A well-executed IPA. I'm having a hard to time writing enough effusive praise for this beer because I can’t put down my sample glass.”

What our editors thought



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