Lights On | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introducing Lights On - A modern American Pale Ale brewed to celebrate a new beginning here at Tree House! Lights On pours a gorgeous hazy orange in the glass, releasing an aroma filled with a bounty of sweet fresh fruit. We taste papaya, guava, and mango - a fresh and distinctive flavor profile that’s wholly Tree House. Buoyed by a soft and fluffy mouthfeel, Lights On is a delight to drink. We’re excited to share it with you!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-26-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#408
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
1,188
pDev:
6.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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Photo of Dodisman
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JarginPhlogger
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell of this beer was beautiful, fresh and sweet, just put a smile on my face. Taste is a nice juicy balance of malt and hops. Stone fruit with a delicate bitter finish. Great carbonation. Overall, a unique and satisfying beer, real pleasure to drink. This is a must try APA, and to me defines what one should tast like.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can, into glass

pale yellow golden in color, quite hazy and opaque. white head, good head retention. tropical fruit aroma. similar flavor, moderately bitter. thinner bodied.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobYoung
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lazhal
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/17/18, so almost 3 weeks old. Nose of citrus, hops, and pineapple. Taste is similar. This was surprisingly bitter for a New England Pale Ale but in a good way. Very light and fluffy, even more so than their flagship Julius. Drink-ability is crazy. I could kill this in no time. Tree House continues to put out quality beers even in a flooded market.

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Photo of Kevinbattles
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wskierman
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of etaggie09
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look:

Hazy burnished yellow. Moderately Persistent one finger egg shell head. Moderate to low carbonation from what I can see. Moderate lacing on glass

Smell:

Peach and papaya are definitely there. Brewers notes say mango but I’m not getting that. There’s some caramel malt backbone that’s clawing it’s way out amongst the fruit here. Nice aroma for a pale ale. Smells like the malt and hops will be more in balance in this beer.

Taste:

Just as the nose would suggest, the malt steps up here. The hops play a background role that give the beer a great aroma and a nice, dry finish with a gentle bitterness. An excellent representative of the pale ale style. This is definitely a tree house beer. Right up there with zombie dust although that is definitely a more hop forward pale ale. There is definitely stone fruit and citrus in the flavor with some nice malt presence to balance everything out. Smashingly good.

Feel:

Excellent. Carbonation is moderately high and perfect for what this beer is. Lighter in body but not watery in the slightest. When you can drink the beer and just focus on identifying flavor instead of thinking about the feel, that’s when you’ve gotten it right, in my opinion. I’ve had to remind myself twice that I’m trying to assess mouthfeel right now. Maybe the slightest bit more heft to the body would have been welcome, but I’m nitpicking now.

Overall:

This is the quintessential summer beer in my opinion. Crisp and refreshing with stone fruit flavors and balanced bitterness. For once the hops aren’t the center focus here. This is one of the best pale ales I’ve ever had. Probably just slightly behind zombie dust from a pure ratings standpoint, but in the summer, I’d grab this one to go outdoors every single time.

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Photo of shrangel
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, we balanced and refreshing. Hops are not overwhelming and complements the flavors well. Very good beer, excitnet example of an APA.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkholmes25
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BAsbill
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rsquared25
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wesmaze
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious - All the flavor of a NE Style IPA but the cripsness of a Pale Ale!

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Photo of BeerHere978
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Tree House beers. Soft, pillowy mouthfeel with aromas of tropical fruit and hint of citrus bitterness. File under easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a Carton Boat Beer glass.

Nose is pineapple, mango and a dank hoppiness. A little mellow but the flavors present are on point. Beer opens light and playful. Notes of mango, papaya, citrus and sweet overripe peach. A light, almost prickly bitterness appears and disappears throughout. Finishes cane sugar, foam. vanilla and sweet tropical fruit. A shocking amount of flavor for the style. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down aggressive and crisp. Super drinkable.

A fantastically drinkable pale ale. Others in this style wish they could be Lights On.

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Lights On from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,188 ratings