Bright - Nelson | Tree House Brewing Company

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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 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:
#595
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
348
pDev:
6.86%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
95
Trade:
3
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4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
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It was our first time to Boston so we made a pit stop at tree house. Fun experience for sure. The bright Nelson is definitely a tasty IPA. Can’t say it was as good as the Trillium Mettle or Upper case we had that weekend but still delicious. Has an interesting tast from the Nelson hops. Reminds me a bit of some of the Barrier beers we like from Long Island. It’s very smooth, not a lot of bite, has the great hazy color we love from NE IPAs and is slightly juicy with a good ipa bite. So again, not our favorite but definitely delicious.

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
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Pint can 7/27/18 opened on 7/28/18 "Can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines" poured into an official long stem Treehouse glass

The liquid really does shine, bright gold, yellow and orange tints, totally hazed-out with an ultra clumpy, creamy white foam that has the consistency of a milk shake. The lace is intricate and sticky.

The nose has a wild citrus and cream style aroma, crushed white grapes, starfruit, tangy-edged mango, spicy earth and grain notes from the super clean malt.

The Nelson hops are certainly very unique with a white wine and melon flavor combo that I find to be strange but very interesting. There is a certain level of dry-bitter earth tones in the finish that I really dig. I love the simple, tasty, light and clean malt effect, grainy with an herbal and sharp tone. Mild and neautral American ale yeast makes the hops really shine bright (sorry). Sour and sweet edged white grapes, mango and herbal citrus flavor's seem to ride in waves, in and out.

The Treehouse mouthfeel and texture is always very consistantly excellent. Fresh, full, clean, dry, sometimes juicy....smooth and dry...I mean it really is that complex. It feels like a New England style ipa milk shake with a dry white wine style finish.
If you can imagine a full but light, clean but thick, juicy but dry effect....then you basically know what I'm talking about.

Soo Bright has taken an interesting turn with the strange but fun Nelson hops variety. Ipa meets white wine and serious citrus. Tastes rather tropical until the earthy layer of bitter dryness kicks in.

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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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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
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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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Bright - Nelson from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 348 ratings