Lights Out
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #16
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
96
Ranked #571
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.39%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
371
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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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bret27 from California

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can courtesy of p025757. ~3 wks old
L: orangina soda with fluffy white head.
S: citrus fruit + mango.
T: A pleasant Bready malt presence. Almost milky, Stonefruit orange/tangerines.
F: more soft and pillowy than Juicy.
Overall: I like this a lot. It has some good flavors that are pleasant and not over-the-top.

Jun 23, 2020
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p025757 from New York

4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The taste is excellent, but I can't put words to anything but the after taste.
After taking a sip, it leaves a very pleasant tangerine rind bitter flavor in my mouth. But as it lingers for a couple more minutes, the experience gets sweeter and sweeter, like an orange lollipop.

Jun 21, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the can it pours a hazy orange color. Despite the haze, there is visible carbonation. A large foam cap head displays good retention and rings of sticky lacing.

The aroma has a lot going on and is my favorite aspect of this brew. There are fruity notes of mango, tangerine and grapefruit, which combined with the biscuity malt evoke a jammy marmalade. Subtle notes of pine, grass and resiny dank add a nice touch of herbaceous aromas.

Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The taste opens with restrained flavors of fruit, including notes of orange juice, tangerine, grapefruit and mango. Yet, the juiciness is tempered by a palate that opens dry. Furthermore, despite the abundance of hops, this is a well balanced pale ale that effectively showcases its bready and biscuity malts. Herbal hops display touches of peppery spices, grass and pine, along with a mild bitterness. As the drink warms, some of the malt and fruity/floral hops sweetness opens up. The finish is dry with a light resiny bitterness.

A finely balanced pale ale that comes into its own as the drink opens up. I enjoyed it.

Feb 25, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

TREE HOUSE LIGHTS OUT 10/10/19

Acquired 9/25/19 at the brewery. Have had its sister Lights On but not this one. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a; Cloudy dark yellow with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense to spotty lacing.

s; Mild citrus.

t; Follows the nose over a light malt base. Dry finish. Holds up well as it warms.

m; Slightly lighter side of medium, good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; A superior session (5.4%) NEPA with nicely balanced flavor and malt backbone. Refreshing and easy-drinking. Not strong enough for a lights out nightcap, but especially excellent on a warm day.

Oct 11, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can served in my tulip nonic. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a frothy, half inch, bright white head embedded with ringlets and pinpricks. Head eventually disperses into a consistent slick. Swath of lacing exhibit great legs. Nose is lovely - bold, yet nuanced notes of citrus, pith and of kiss of something tropical in the middle. Taste follows nose with the additional of a pleasant toasted malt character and perhaps a kiss of honey sweetness towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation shy of prickly and a slight dryness. Just an all around great APA. I could drink this every day and not get tired of it.

Oct 04, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%
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

Aug 03, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
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

Jul 09, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Jun 23, 2019
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Boto from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -10%
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.

Jun 04, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Apr 12, 2019
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
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!

Apr 12, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Apr 09, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Mar 29, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
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

Mar 28, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Jan 25, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Jan 05, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Dec 10, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Nov 09, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
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

Oct 28, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Oct 13, 2018
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LarryV from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Oct 08, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Oct 04, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Oct 03, 2018
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dzni from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Sep 18, 2018
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Worcester90 from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Jul 11, 2018
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 371 ratings