Bright - Simcoe & Amarillo
Tree House Brewing Company

Bright - Simcoe & AmarilloBright - Simcoe & Amarillo
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #164
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,205
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.54%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
309
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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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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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 309
Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy unfiltered light orange color. Big bouquet when I popped the can but much more subtle after the pour - tropical fruit and funk. Mix of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine taste. As with most TH beers, great mouth feel. Very good beer but not in the same league as TH's heavy hitters.

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Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy light orange hue and a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of dank hops, musty simcoe, nice light citrus, oranges, very light pine.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge dank hops, loads of musty simcoe, decent Amarillo in the finish, nice citrus with very light pine bitterness on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lightly fluffy.

O - Overall this is a solid beer from Tree House. Really comes together well. I enjoy this much more than the mosaic laden Bright.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big creamy foamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly nice lacing, murky straw orange color.

Nose nice hops, little grassy leafy fresh hop flower, but some citrus and grapefruit notes, pith, fruity bubblegum, generic fruity and a little melon, some musty dank anchor notes, touch sweet malt.

Taste brings light sweet malt, toasted little creamy malt, quickly into hops, a little spicy earthy, but quickly into citrus, grapefruit pith, musty dank simcoe notes, plenty of fruity bubblegum Amarillo, little rind with plenty of pith, generic fruity and little melon rind. Pretty chewy briny like hops. Drier finish, spicy hops little grapefruit pith, rind, fruity.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little creamy.

Overall pretty nice, decent showing of the hops, but not a great beer at least to tree house standards.

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Photo of Skeeter206
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into my 10 oz tree house tulip.

Look: Pours a thick golden orange with a 1 finger white head which dissipates a thin white coating after a minute or so.

Smell: Strong grapefruit and pine scent with some slight mango and resin notes; not nearly as strong of a smell as other tree house offerings.

Taste: This is much more of your standard ipa taste in comparison to many of their other offerings. Starts with a strong grapefruit flavor up front, followed up by mango and pine flavors on the back end, has a lingering hop bite, but little to no alcohol flavor for being nearly 8%.

Feel: Once again not up to the rest of the tree house beers I've had, but still above average. Thick and well carbonated, but does little to stand out from other top breweries.

Overall: A good beer which I would buy on a regular basis if it was easily available, however this is tree house and unless you live close by it is not easy to come by. I wouldn't go out of my way for this one but don't skip it if it's readily available.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Looks like your typical juicy New England IPA... that is, phenomenal. Nose is pine, tree sap, resin, grapefruit and grass. Aromatic and pungent but a lot less fruity with a lot more "forest-y" notes. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruit upfront with grass, pine, bark and sap hop bitterness in the middle. Waxy towards the end a grapefruit and pine finish. Solid. Feel is right on point as always with a big, bone dry finish. As always, super drinkable.

Bright is likely my least favorite of all the Tree House IPAs. That being said, its still a great beer and one that I'd highly recommend for those that want a bit more balance between fruit and pine as opposed to an offering that's more one-sided.

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Photo of GabrielEVH
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

More complex than the standard bright. In addition to tropical fruit and pine that you'd normally expect, I'm getting some pretty substantial melon on the nose and palette. Bright was already one of my favorite Tree House offerings. This may have bumped itself to the top of the list. Not a hint of alcohol, even at almost 8%!

I needed to revise this rating because the second batch I had didn't live up to the experience of the first. Not sure why. Might be me. One the second time around, I got less of a punch on the nose and mouth. It was extremely dry too.... excessively so. This was actually the first time I had a beer from TH where if I had a choice to buy it again, I wouldn't. It's a fine beer, don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't spend $4/can on it.

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Bright - Simcoe & Amarillo from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 309 ratings