Bright - Nelson
Tree House Brewing Company

Bright - NelsonBright - Nelson
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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #138
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #958
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
427
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 17, 2021
Added:
Jun 23, 2016
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  107
SCORE
96
World-Class
Bright - NelsonBright - Nelson
Notes: 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!!
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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap with OK lacing;

S: sauvignon blanc and grapefruit pith;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; soft;

O: when drinking this, I couldn't help noticing that the aroma and flavor reminded me of pizza goldfish in a strange way;

Aug 17, 2021
 
4.54 by Schmaltz33 from California on Aug 16, 2021
 
4.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jul 04, 2021
 
4.04 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Jun 27, 2021
 
4 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2021
 
4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska on Oct 22, 2020
 
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Aug 22, 2020
 
4.35 by docainii from Massachusetts on Aug 08, 2020
 
4.45 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2020
 
4.12 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Jul 29, 2020
 
4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jul 27, 2020
 
3.61 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by JonnyNytro from New York

Smokey flavor but not overpowering

Jul 19, 2020
 
4.35 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts on Jul 19, 2020
 
4.56 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on May 18, 2020
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4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

Lives up to its name, which means its brighter than I want it to be, being a haze guy myself. But the Nelson Sauvin hops give it that tarriness I like, so this is something I can drink all the time and never get tired of.

May 10, 2020
 
4.29 by Benish from Wisconsin on May 09, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 4/3/20.

Pours clear yellow with a light haze. Moderate head and retention. Dank grapefruit, white grape, and pineapple in the nose. Medium bodied with a tacky mouthfeel. Weed, grapefruit, and pineapple on the palate. Finishes dry with zero malt, minimal bitterness, and lingering dank grapefruit.

May 01, 2020
 
3.43 by jay25mac from Massachusetts on Apr 25, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Fieceheart from Connecticut

Absolute white grape nose on first pop. Flavor follows. Im not huge on Nelson hops but if you are you will surely dig. Theres a subtle skunk nug presence somewhere under those grapevine vibes that really sells this for me. I actually think i prefer this to the mosaic version. This is clean crisp and beautiful. It’s a pint of pure romance. Champagne like, but perfectly smooth with no astringency. A Perfect date night beer. split a pint with your lady before buh-buh-buh-bangin! Or drink a whole one by yourself as you cry yourself to sleep... Either way.

Apr 22, 2020
 
2.7 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Apr 17, 2020
 
4.08 by DaveCash from New York on Mar 10, 2020
 
4.25 by jvillefan from California on Feb 25, 2020
 
4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2020
 
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 22, 2020
 
3.56 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jan 01, 2020
Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Canned 08/20/19
“classic date code”
Bright with Nelson?? One of my favorite offerings from TH hopped exclusively with my single favorite hop?! Amazing! Super earthy, grassy, and so damn smooth.

Dec 24, 2019
 
4 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 24, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 10.30.19 , opened 12.15.19

“ Got a blank space where my mind should be”

Can poured into a Treehouse Teku

Hazy amber orange liquid, two finger off white forthy, soapy foam cap, good retention, good soapy lacings

Aroma is citrus, orange marmalade, white grapes, orange pith

Taste is orange citrus hops, white wine grapes,

Hop nibble, hop taste lingers but doesn’t bite, Medium sudsing

Good beer

Dec 15, 2019
 
4.12 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts on Dec 06, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

A: super hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger fluffy white head

S: mango, dank pineapple, pepper, strawberry , apricot, sweet biscuits , bread, white wine grapes

T: pineapple, white wine, pepper, earthy subtitle bitter kiss. Strawberry, oranges, and dry crackers behind that. Another big hit of white wine and crackers to close

M: medium, super fluffy with lower carbonation, though not as flat as some other NEIPA

O: real nice use of Nelson here. It’s not overly sweet, and has a nice earthy grape note. Extremely easy to drink and nice Nelson showcase

Nov 23, 2019
 
4.25 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Nov 17, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

keep cold drink fresh

Nov 12, 2019
 
4.36 by wafers from New York on Nov 12, 2019
 
4.24 by lovindahops from New York on Nov 09, 2019
 
4.25 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Nov 09, 2019
 
4.25 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts on Nov 04, 2019
 
4.35 by eddiefl from New York on Nov 03, 2019
 
4.25 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Nov 02, 2019
 
4.25 by aasher from Indiana on Sep 24, 2019
Bright - Nelson from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 427 ratings