Bright - Nelson | Tree House Brewing Company

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4.36/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This batch of Bright was crafted to be a clean and elegant showcase for the notoriously awesome hop from New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin! 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/Nelson’s aroma is a bounty of fresh citrus, grapefruit pith, and sauvignon blanc wine. The taste follows suit with notes of white wine, grapefruit and crushed gooseberry with a gentle earthy finish. She is dry, soft, and adequately bittered resulting in a very approachable intense Double IPA.. classic and delicious! Nelson!!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#559
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
335
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
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Photo of Kurzman
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bozbirdski99
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

its amazing how good this is. i liked the normal bright a whole lot, so i was excited to dip into this one not too long after. the nelson really pops this off, especially in the nose, where its obvious white wine and lemongrass notes really come to life. i still get everything i got in the regular bright here, all of the fresh fruitiness of the hops, all of the complex smooth earthy cereal malt base, and the frothy creamy feel that carries it all along. i get just a little more intense hop aroma and flavor here, the nelson coming in over the top of the others, strong white grape, white peach, pear, and even a flash of dill. its green and intense in here, not too much though, no hop burn, incorporated completely into the beer and not just on top of it. light melon and lemon notes, champagne and wet grass, fresh sliced orange, and a bit more bitterness than base bright has. wonderful complexity, the nelson works so well here, and the grain supports it brilliantly. of course these beers are crazy hyped, but they are deserving of the attention in my experience. this might be the best tree house beer i have had so far! in a class of its own, especially high quality, a standout in the style!

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Photo of VivaTheHate
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 05/03/18, ‘IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE’.

The pour on this was a bit unexpected. This is my first time trying any of the ‘Brights’. Not completely hazy, but instead has a translucent deep golden yellow pour. Once pouring the rest of the can, some of that bottom sediment dispersed and “hazified” it. The head is about a finger and a half, frothy and bubbly, leaving a decent level of lace around the glass.

The nose on this is interesting. Initially getting grassy/earthy combined with subtle dry white wine qualities. Citrus and hops serve the backbone and make for a very interesting aroma profile.

Nelson Sauvin is one hop variety I’m not too familiar with. This beer is honestly giving me more “West Coast” IPA qualities than anything else. Grainy, malty, with pithy hops and bitter grapefruit define the flavors. Nice level of hop, and a good deviation from the usual TH Haze.

The body is fairly thin, but the medium level of carbonation give it a bit more body and leave an overall crisp, refreshing feel to this beer.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dadthew
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gowens18
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VincentLyons
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of donspublic
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip, good 3 finger cream colored soapy head, great retention and lacing. Bright slightly opaque yellow in the glass. Smells like the name, getting bright citrus, lemon, minerality. Taste is initially sweet malt, some citrus in the middle, and finishes with a very mild grapefruit pith bitterness. Semi dry finish, very soft, juicy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy the Bright series, with Citra being my favorite. This one comes in around the middle of the pack. Could use a bit more Nelson, overall. Tart on the mouth, some white wine grape, grapefruit pith, somewhat bitter. Very refreshing.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Tired Hands Teku. Pours a hazy orange yellow, with a massive 2 finger sticky white head that leaves a thick wall of lace behind, canned on 5/03. 4.5

Smell is loaded tropical fruit apricot, passion fruit, lemon zest, coriander, pineapple, and grapefruit rind. 4.25

Taste follows fairly bitter and that isn’t a complaint. Apricot, passion fruit, and pineapple upfront with some lemon/grapefruit in the rather bold finish. 4.25

Mouthfeel bigger than average, plenty of life, not dry but sticky from the huge amount of hops, and at 7.8% ABV it may drink a little bigger, but still insanely approachable. 4.5

Overall this is a tremendous NEDIPA from the legendary Tree House, that is far from one dimensional. It really uses the Nelson hops well and leaves a massive coating of hops sip after deliscious sip. 4.25

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Photo of Treehouse723
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopsohard
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftaholic
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite the nice spin off from the original. Happiness in a glass!

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Photo of Damian
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a Tree House teku
05/03/18

Hazy, pale straw yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a creamy, bright white, half-inch tall crown that quickly fell to a lasting collar. Some streaky lacing stuck along the glass. Later, the streaks transformed into a spotty wall.

Huge Nelson hop presence in the aroma. Super winey/grapey. Big white wine notes specifically. Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Riesling came to mind. There was a noticeable grape must quality too. Slightly dank. Bit of lemon and hay. Grapefruit was also detectable.

The flavor profile was terrific up front. White wine notes again came through strong. Big tangerine presence too. Really tart and tangy. Lemony in the center. The beer dried out and became much more bitter as it moved along the palate. White grapefruit took over. The beer finished with notes of pithy grapefruit rind and an overwhelmingly dry, resiny bitterness that lingered long after the swallow.

Fantastic, frothy and plush mouthfeel. The liquid contained a fine, fairly aggressive effervescence that fluffed up really nicely on the palate. Super creamy and smooth.

Bright w/Nelson contains those big musty white wine notes that I love so much about Nelson hopped beers. The finish, however, was far more resiny and bitter than I anticipated. With a bit more balance, this could be stellar.

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Photo of bhatch729
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bright - Nelson from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 335 ratings