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:
#400
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
1,123
pDev:
6.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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131
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,123 |  Reviews: 150
Reviews by IanMcGuire:
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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a nearly perfect pale ale, why do people not talk about it more?

This one pours a brilliantly hazy and beautiful orange, with a small white fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like mango, grapefruit, passionfruit, guava, and a heavy grassiness.

This is just about as good as it gets, and it doesn't get the press that the rest of Tree House's lineup does. There's lots of mango and guava, and a clean crisp bitterness on the finish- grassy and a little bit piney. There's no malt character.

This is unbelievably drinkable, with a really clean mouthfeel to it.

This is definitely one of my favorite beers i've had from TH.

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

Had this upon finishing a half marathon, where a cold beer tastes its best, so I'll refine my review when I have a chance at a leisurely tasting. However, it was nicely balanced, that same orange mango flavor I've grown to love from Treehouse and a pleasant hoppy finish (both slightly less intense than Julius as you would expect for a Pale Ale). I could drink many of these.

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Photo of cbutova
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cans purchased last Saturday so probably about two weeks old at most.

A- 16oz can reveals a fairly hazy golden orange brew into teku. The head is white, creamy and fairly thick. It peaks over one finger before dying to a large pillow and ring depositing several large sheets and many spots of lace.

S- Finds a balance between the two pungent themes of citrus and tropical fruits; alludes to a juicy smooth flavor. Mango, oranges, passion-fruit, tangerine and light grains.

T- Not quite as juicy as the aroma suggested but still brings on a blast of fruity hops in the forefront. Mangoes, overripe peach, papaya, orange juice and a bit of the peel, clementines, semi-bitter red grapefruits and slight pine and floral tones that come out here. Hints of pale and slightly toasted grains and bubble gum.

MF- Fairly creamy overall consistency coincides with the rather high end carbonation level. Feels pretty puffy and finishes with bitter citrus notes on the taste buds.

Plenty of fruity hops to go around but still drinks very smoothly like an APA. Focuses on the tropical side of things compared to some of the other Tree House pales I have had.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This guy was a huge suprise! The smell was out of this world. Especially for being a 5.2% pale ale. A true juice bomb dominated by mango and papaya and fruitiness!

Goes down smoother than butter.

I would love to be able to drink this on the daily

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Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, big thanks to rudzud for picking some of this surprise up for me.

Light fizzy head, fades semi quickly, very light lacing, hazy murky nectar orange color.

Nose nice citrus and mild tropical notes, some dankness, papaya passion fruit, faint mango and nice citrus, generic tropical and citrus fruits, light creamy malt base, light dank.

Taste starts very creamy, creamy malts and orange cream, then tropical fruits, mild papaya and faint mango, light tangerine and plenty of orange citrus, faint nectarine juice, fair bitterness. Some rind and orange, nice bitterness, little pineapple orange juice, etc. Finish dry, decent bitter, lingering citrus mild tropical fruit, light rind.

Mouth med bod little creamy nice carb.

Overall nice but not amazing. Nice hop little and nice malts, very enjoyable, great to see in cans, decent tropical notes nice citrus, nice creamy malt base, etc.

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Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros. This was canned three minutes before purchase.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very hazy orange hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice tropical hops, fragrant, light dank, faint citrus, fluffy malts. Pleasant, but, wish the tropical notes higher.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, though for me more citrus than tropical. The mango, guava, papaya, and nice citrus peel. The malts balance this beer. Faint pineapple juice notes, light mango. More oranges ad it warms.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, fluffy.

O - Overall this beer was quite tasty, good tropical and citrus. Nice and fluffy

Serving type: can

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Photo of mnj21655
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a radiantly hazy pale orange in color with a finger+ of pillowy white head. Aroma is on the subtler side with tropical fruits. Taste is typical Tree House. Again there are tropical fruits, specifically papaya and guava, with a strong melon and cantaloupe presence. Finish is subtly bitter. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body. Not quite pillowy but soft. This has all the hallmarks of a Tree House New England IPA with the melon/cantaloupe flavors that I always pick up from them. It's not quite a crusher but is an easy drinker.

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Photo of Danstaats
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer form treehouse. Easy drinking and just enough hop balance to keep it tasty. I drank this one 2 months old and it was still delicious

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional and clean TH; unfiltered but still crisp and intensely drinkable. Tropical fruit (bread fruit, star fruit, papaya) on the nose and a more direct, crisp flavor profile. Lighter than most of their offerings with plenty of flavor. Killer pale.

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

L: clear golden yellow. A summers day on the grass near a lake, a loved one's smile, a baby's laugh.

S: clearly communicated aromas here. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits, some watermelon. Everything fits beautifully together.

T: ditto on the taste, no flavor overwhelms the others; this is sheer symphony.

F: perfectly carbonated

O: this is the best Tree House beer I've tried. I say that despite the fact that I enjoyed Green and Julius more -- but that is only because I love the style of the juicy, hazy Vermont IPA. Trying to suspend subjective tastes, this thing is the real winner. Everything is neat, but the flavors are still thought provoking and complex. This is the best pale ale that I've ever had, and I think that it IS a pale, relative to some of the other pales that are really IPAs.

I think it's hilarious that this has an avg review of 4.3 at the time of this writing. Reviewers are celebrating beers that dominate their palates and smack them over the head with the roastiest of the roasty malt, the hoppiest of the hoppy hops. I raise a glass in the name of balance, concert, symphony. Doing what you're trying to do and killing the game.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible. Huge head, great tropical fruit notes, tastes like pineapple juice. Best pale ale I have ever had.

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Photo of beaver69693
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samconway10
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look- 4.5. Beautiful color. Mellow orange blended with a tinge of yellow. Much Lighter than julius, but a glowing look.

Smell- 4.75. Fruity- Hints of orange peel and some spices

Taste- 4.5. Delicious. Smooth taste with hints of citrus, especially grapefruit. Minor bitterness in aftertaste.

Feel- 4.75. So crisp on the tongue, flows like a light beer, but the lacing stays in your mouth. Outstanding.

Overall- Definetly the best pale ale I've ever had. Treehouse never fails to disappoint.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

A great summer beer. Light bodied; citrus flavor leans toward lemon; crushable.

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Photo of DaaaaBeers
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pja786
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Hop forward pale ale.

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Photo of Ty_M
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alobasso13
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrulet
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Lights On from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,123 ratings