Lights Out
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #15
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
96
Ranked #556
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 6.38%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
333
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Introducing Lights Out - a new Tree House American Pale Ale! Lights Out is exceedingly well hopped at all stages of the brewing process, yet still balanced and delicate on the palate. The prevailing flavor is tangerine - even lingering pleasantly in the finish - with heaps of pungent grapefruit and citrus rind contributing to the complexity of this little delight. We find lights out to be an absolute joy to drink, and hope you do too. Welcome to the family!
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Photo of jykleo
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/25. poured on 8/2.
Light yellow and slightly hazy.
Some fruits aroma and some malts aromas.
Slightly sour. Light Carbo. Clear and smooth.
Sweet after taste remain long time.


APA 5.8%ABV

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Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy sunset yellow with a tall airy foam head collapsing in chunky lumps leaving fuzzy lace.

Tangy citrus rind characteristics are semi-bitter, pairing with peach, peppery biscuit and a light cannabic dankness.

The light body is almost watery but for a faint crispness that finishes dry

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Murky orange. Smells of oats and pale malt. Hops are lemon and light orange. A little garlic. Tastes bright and citrusy. More orange and garlic here. Grainy and a touch of sweetness. Medium body. Good.

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Photo of Boto
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can: this one pours a murky golden color. About a finger of white foam and some lacing. Nice nose. Definitely get a bit of tangerine. Faint pine and other citrus notes. The taste is good. Nice body, some bitterness. Tangerine, pine and other citrus flavors. Another keeper.

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Photo of npolachek
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow. The critical element to this beer is the hoppy smell which is unique for an American Pale Ale. Tastes of pine and tropical fruit. Light bodied with a slightly bitter mouthfeel/taste.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 3/12. Delightful pale ale, flavorful and aromatic. Great lacing, hazy, bright orangish yellow. Above average body for a pale ale. Wish I had more!

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 3/12/19.

Pours hazy yellow with a short-lived head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Pine, grapefruit, and tangerine in the nose. Light bodied with a thinnish, watery mouthfeel. Tropical fruit on the palate with zero malt and a minimal bitterness. Peach, mandarins, and grapefruit. Finishes dry with lingering citrus.

Tasty and hoppy but thin and watery.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3.12.19 , poured on 3.27.19 into a teku glass

“Let it grow”

Light hazy orange , solid one finger soapy white foam cap, good lacings

Aroma is citrus, tangerine, grapefruit

Taste is citrus, tangerine, grapefruit

Good sudsing , semi dry finish, hop taste , not a bite, lingers nicely

Good beer

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Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3-12-19 dated tall can.

Another great lookin TH NEIPA. Lifts a large and lasting cap and then leaves a load of nice looking fine sheeting.

Mild, smokey, tropical juice sniff.

Tasty IPA loaded with ripe, bright, fresh and pungent pineapple notes....delicious...go get some

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is quite yeasty with light citrusy hop notes and a touch of white grapes. Taste follows, hoppy, citrusy, a bit floral, just a bit bitter on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Impressive three-finger head on the the initial pour. It recedes slowly and in a lumpy fashion, leaving 3D streaks of lace in its wake. The liquid is quite cloudy, giving the brew a white-hued dirty gold color.

Plenty of fresh-crushed hop cone aroma. I get a bit of lemon grass and white pepper to the nose as well. The pale malt is difficult to tease out.

The first sip brings about a muted lemony flavor to the pale malt (no grain) start. The hop takes over quickly as expected but never completely overwhelms the flavor. While this beer is definitely bitter, it never becomes a bomb. The body and carbonation is as one would expect...maybe a little richer. The finish features more of the white pepper, a touch of sourness, and a touch of cream and hot pepper. Long lasting aftertaste. In a word, complex.

Overall, I believe thus far, this is my favorite from the many excellent beers from Tree House.

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Photo of tigg924
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, caution light yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is lemon, lime, peach, and cracker. Medium light bodied, slightly bitter, juicy, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a nice and tasty pale ale. Nice and light, could have several.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/25/18
ABV: 5.8%

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some very nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, papaya, grapefruit, peach), with some nice diesel like. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, papaya, grapefruit, peach), with a pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish, nice little sweetness. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. A totally different take on the style. Addictive! Orange Julius! MilkShake! Thanks Bill!

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Photo of SawDog505
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned around a month ago. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of thin patches of lace. 4.25

Smell is papaya, mandarin orange, mango, mellon, and maybe a hint of grapefruit. 4

Taste follows maybe a tad bolder, papaya, orange, mango, cantaloupe, and some very mild bitter grapefruit. 4.25

Mouthfeel is almost medium, soft on the palate, almost sticky but not dry, and at 5.8% very drinkable but a ton more flavor than most beers this size. 4.5

Overall another outstanding beer from Tree House and it is no longer a surprise that they could make such a great beer at such a moderate ABV. 4.25

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Photo of papposilenus
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can, dated 09/25/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a hazy, dull honey-gold with a finger or so of tight, fluffy, ivory lather. Retention is excellent, settling to a chunky, lumpy cap and thick, gobby webbery of lacing.

Faint-to-moderate nose of yeasty dinner roll and marmalade.

Taste is sweet, acidly tart, and biscuity. Tangerine, lemonade and grapefruit rind. A fast, somewhat acidic finish.

Feel is clean and quenching, medium-light bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, a fun and zippy little beer, not super-exciting in the flavour department, maybe, but it gets the job done.

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Photo of LarryV
3.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, murky golden yellow color, not particularly attractive but that's characteristic of the style imho, Modest head recedes quickly to a ring of lacing foam. Aroma is mild, citrusy, Not as aggressively flavored as some other TH beers but I actually find that a pleasant change. The citrus is still there but toned down and balanced a bit more with a malt presence. This makes it easier to drink, I typically find TH beers to be somewhat of a chore to drink. Unlike most people, I find most NEIPA's pretty boring and they all basically taste the same to me, this one was enjoyable though.

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Photo of Kendo
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a Palm tulip. Body is hazy dark yellow with a small white head on top, which leaves behind some lacing as it recedes.

S: Good, relatively strong nose for an APA: tropical fruity and citrusy hops pretty much jump out of the glass.

T: Compared to most beers, this is one tasty beverage. But compared to Tree House IPAs, it's a little muted. I can actually perceive malt in the flavor here, which contrasts with their IPAs, which are of course all hop bombs. Citrus is the main flavor, with some grapefruit, some orange, and generic citrus peel. Finishes with a sweet fruitiness.

M: Medium in heft, juicy.

O: Excellent.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 9/25/18, poured into 16 oz. Belgian ale glass.

L: 1.5 or so F light fluffy head, with sheets of white lacing na da cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bright copper orange. See what I did with hazy and bright, tree house fans? Extra karma point?

S: Ripe citrus, especially in the orange family, and a surprising amount of earthiness for this style.

T: Follows nose. Lots of ripe grapefruit, orange, and citrus rind, with some tropical notes. Fair earthy, dank, piney finish, very slightly bitter.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Construction and balance are solid and there is a lot packed into this APA.

O: Nicely done, an APA with real heft and flavor.

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Photo of dzni
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Murky orange color, foamy white head, nice lacing

Pineapple, tangerine, citrus on the nose, though kind of muted overall.

Some light citrus flavor with a bit of pine.

Lighter bodied, kind of a creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I really like this beer. The flavors, while muted, still definitely come through. For a lower ABV beer, I think this packs a lot of complexity and flavor, while still being very drinkable.

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Photo of Worcester90
3.58/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First TH hoppy beer I’ve been disappointed in. Not much in either smell or flavor going on. Lights On is far superior to this, and even Tornado which i think is good but not great.

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Photo of digboy
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy, orange-gold color with a 2 finger dense soapy head that retains well and leaves sheet lacing.

Aroma is pungent with a blend of citrus notes and a hint of sweetness.

The taste is smooth and mellow up front with sweet clementine and orange rind notes. This is just a real treat. The flavor lasts to the finish with very little bitterness and a relatively low pale malt base.

The feel is very soft and seltzery - especially at the start.

This is a fantastic beer that brings out the best of a orange-tangerine flavor. They keep it simple and clean to let that flavor shine through. Truly outstanding.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - ah, classic circular label. Missed this the first and second time, third's the charm, right? Pours a pleasant pale orange with a hell of a head. Dat lacing.

S - loaded with soft, ripe aromas. Banana, cantaloupe, mango, nectarine, kiwi, and strawberry. Wow. Considering Lights On is a beer that for some reason I can't smells and taste, Lights Off is shockingly potent to my nose.

T - similar to the nose and it's incredible. Kiwi strawberry milkshake. Melon rind, corn, and spent fruit punch popsicle wood. Ripe tropical fruits and dank, zesty bitterness. Lots of flavors going on here... an about face from when I cracked this while wasted, looking for a "sober up" beer. Lingering bitterness that hangs for days. Such range in this pale ale.

F - feels like fluff peppered with tingly meal. Simultaneously dry and humid.

O - honestly, this is blowing my socks off. As I mentioned in my Lights On review, there's something about it that ignores my palate. I can't taste the damn beer half the time so I expected the same with Out. Not this time though. This would be my go-to APA if I could get it more often.

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Photo of Beer_Maineiac
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 6/7/18, poured into a Tree House tumbler glass.

Lovely translucent orange, great head, very good lacing.

Smell is wonderful - heavy on citrus.

Taste is very crisp and refreshing - citrus, very perky carbonation. Feel is full of burn - but more carbonation than alcohol. Quick finish.

At 5.8% ABV and not too heavy on the taste, Lights Out is on the lunatic fringe of sessionability. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Tons of head from the original pour, great retention. Ton of lace. Color looks like a pineapple/orange juice, pale yellow with burnt orange highlights. Very hazy
S: Really fruity. Strong fruit aroma, really fresh lemon and orange zest. Pineapple.
T: Strong malts, biscuit, dry, slightly bready. Finishes with a clean pith bitterness. Catch glimpses of fruitiness as well
F: Typical of treehouse, excellent mouthfeel. Creamy, light, whispy, real easy drinking
O: Solid pale, really enjoy the malts and the hop profile here.

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Photo of Kojack84
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical Treehouse goodness. As the description says, I get citrus/tangerine/grapefruit. However not in abundance to the point of being an epic IPA. Good if you're lucky to have it, don't overpay for it.

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Lights Out from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 333 ratings