Bright - Simcoe + Amarillo
Tree House Brewing Company

Bright - Simcoe + AmarilloBright - Simcoe + Amarillo
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #367
Ranked #1,951
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
May 20, 2021
May 27, 2016
Bright - Simcoe + AmarilloBright - Simcoe + Amarillo
Notes: This batch of Bright was created to be a clean and elegant showcase for a pair of our favorite American hops - Simcoe & Amarillo! It is crafted with a simple malt bill and fermented with clean American Ale yeast to create a flavor profile that is more a function of its vibrant fresh ingredients than an expression of yeast character. Bright w/Simcoe & Amarillo’s aroma is a bounty of citrus, fruit, and pine. The taste follows suit with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and sticky hops with a gentle orange rind finish. She is dry, soft, and adequately bittered resulting in a very approachable yet intense Double IPA... classic, delicious, and perfect for this hot weather!
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4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2021
4.25 by craigbelly from Iowa on Feb 22, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Always a good time when Tree House cans thud onto the porch. There were a lot of them. Let’s get after this first 16 oz. can.

The pour is leggy mango. The nose is a warm Florida morning of gentle citrus & wind-blown florals. Quiet start.

Bright w/Amarillo & Simcoe lets me know immediately that this isn’t a sugary mess of a local NE IPA; this was built by professionals. Citrus & pine sap…boom! the palate. Subtle tangerine & overripe swamp drift in & out, but everything is cleaned up by a jolt of finishing bitterness. Dry. Drinkable.

Would that a local could start making world class NE IPAs like this. I’m beginning to doubt it will ever happen. This is an excellent marriage of old & new styles.

Jan 22, 2021
4.34 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Jan 21, 2021
4.54 by brentblack1 from New York on Jan 10, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mickyge from Massachusetts

Pours hazy straw colored with a thin fluffy white head
Aroma of wet grass and sweet citrus
Taste is citrus, pine, grapefruit, tangerine and hoppy. Fairly dry tasting.
Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and soft with a orange rind type of bitter finish
Overall it’s nicely it’s pretty assertive but has a nice balance of flavor and sweet/ bitter

Jan 03, 2021
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2021
4.55 by RRSTL from Missouri on Dec 28, 2020
4.1 by digboy from New Hampshire on Dec 24, 2020
4.31 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 24, 2020
4.17 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Dec 14, 2020
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 06, 2020
4.44 by plaid75 from New York on Nov 26, 2020
4.24 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a lightly hazy orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of dank citrus and pine notes up front along with some lighter grassy and floral notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus and pine with some dank grassy notes and floral hints in the background. Light-moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering pine and citrus rind

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good DIPA that definitely leans more west-coast, especially by TH standards. Well balanced and super easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out

Nov 05, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 16oz can, dated 10/22/20. Served in an IPA glass.

Pours an only moderately hazy apricot colour with two honest fingers of tight, soft, lathery fluff. Retention is awesome, barely settling back into a fat, puckered and dimpled blanket of foam insulation.

Aroma of doughy malt and fruity yeast. Peachy, flowery.

Taste is powerfully earthy with grapefruit bitterness and spicy pine in equal measure. Oily orange peel and dried flowers.

Feel is clean and juicy. Medium bodied although aggressive carbonation makes it seem even lighter.

I’m probably overrating the taste here because I’m just a total slut for simcoe and can’t be objective.

Oct 31, 2020
4.04 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Oct 28, 2020
4.09 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Oct 26, 2020
4 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Aug 30, 2020
4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.07 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 25, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

Keep cold, drink fresh

Nov 15, 2019
4.25 by wafers from New York on Nov 12, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

On tap at brewery.

Nov 08, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 10.18.19, opened 11.7.19

“Keep cold drink fresh”

Hazy orange liquid, solid frothy rocky white two finger foam crown, good retention

Aroma is tangerine citrus, whiff of pine

Taste is tangerine, orange rind

Hop nibble gently lingers

Good beer

Nov 08, 2019
4.06 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Nov 02, 2019
4.6 by Soloveitchik from New York on Oct 12, 2019
4.61 by Naughead from Massachusetts on Sep 19, 2019
4.25 by joemochas from Florida on Mar 15, 2019
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 15, 2019
4.31 by BubbleBobble from New York on Mar 11, 2019
4.59 by Mjmoney23 from Connecticut on Mar 10, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a few cans at the Tree House brewery for $4.80/can. Canned-on date of 2/12/19, green dot on bottom of can. My thirty second brew from these guys. Very solid, very unique taste.

Feb 16, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while ago, but I'm not sure when I obtained this as the bottom of the can read "ROLIA" with "17" below that and "BLOOMIN'" below that. Nevertheless, this tasted pretty fresh and has very little sediment left on the bottom of the liquid after I poured this out and let it settle.

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was an opaque apricot with plenty of head to top it off. Tons of rocky lacing was left behind once that settled and I took some sips, especially along the top portion of my pint glass. Lots of citrus, lime, and dank hops in the nose as this was even heavier and darker on the palate. Citrus rind, weed, wet dew, and some forest came in as this was quite the turbid brew without being overly strong or boozy. A full bite and chewy mouthfeel gave this a nice body and kept this as balanced as could be for the style, as the carbonation was on the lighter side...

The amount of alcohol was spot-on as well as there was a slight warming effect but not enough to be a detraction. Not as good as the others in the series but this was solid, enjoyable, and like a good beer, left me wanting more Bright - even though I was looking forward more to the other iterations of this.

Feb 06, 2019
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 20, 2019
4.44 by moltch from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

Can dated 8/04/18 - and this is definitely beginning to show it's age. It's not very good at this point, but I'll ignore the stake yeasty aspects, and try to rate the positives.

Pours a hazy medium golden, with a massive rocky head (age).

Nose highlights are big citrus notes of grapefruit and orange rind, and some pineapple character as well. A detectable sweetness, and some oily resin.

Palate: it's hard to get past the stale-ness, but again, lots of orange rind and grapefruit oil. A little bit of vague tropical fruit notes, and a light to moderate piney bitterness. Has a crispness to it, and does not drink like a double.

Mouthfeel is medium light to medium, with a moderate lively carbonation, and some oily stickiness left behind.

Overall: probably my shortest review ever, and admittedly, this is more for a tick, because I really don't enjoy reviewing old stale beer. It's held up better than other beers would, but it's definitely not what it should be. I can see this being great when fresh.

Dec 09, 2018
4 by TripleShot from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
4.05 by deonreds from New York on Oct 22, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. can. Murky bright orange. Smells of tropical fruit and an oaty malt backbone. Tastes of tropical fruit with a strong spike of citrus and grapefruit behind it. Moderate sweetness and a chewy oaty flavor. Low bitterness and a dose of booze. Very good.

Sep 15, 2018
Bright - Simcoe + Amarillo from Tree House Brewing Company
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