Bright - Simcoe & Amarillo | Tree House Brewing Company

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Bright - Simcoe & AmarilloBright - Simcoe & Amarillo
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4.27/5
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Bright - Simcoe & AmarilloBright - Simcoe & Amarillo
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,507
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
307
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
87
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of joemochas
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of moltch
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stoumi
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright pours a semi-transparent golden orange with a thick and foamy 1-finger head that lingers a long time depositing some spotty lacing. The smell is a mild citrus, with tangerine some light tropical notes and a touch of pine resin. The taste big grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, some stone fruit with a citrus peel or zest, a light peppery note and a hint of pine that is light on the palette with a medium body.

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Photo of MilaMila
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tmadd
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmcmanus7
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mlatvakokko
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The word I would use to describe this beer is subtle. Compared to Bright with Citra or Bright with Galaxy or any of the BBBrighttts it is much more subdued. It is a great beer but not one that jumps out from Tree House offerings. Not bitter, no taste of excess alcohol, and the hops are very pleasant and flavorful. Maybe the best version of bright to offer someone not into the hoppy IPA's.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Icka31
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bright - Simcoe & Amarillo from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 307 ratings