Bright - Galaxy | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bright w/Galaxy is a clean and elegant showcase for our favorite southern hemisphere hop - GALAXY! Galaxy is an extraordinarily unique and distinctive hop, and presented here it offers flavors of ripe pineapple, lemon-lime, and orange sorbet. A light body and fluffy mouthfeel make this beer such a pleasure to drink. We love the Bright series for its individualism as it allows the pure character of the hop to shine, foregoing the hop compound biotransformation that contributes depth, complexity, and originality to our core Tree House IPA’s. With this beer you get pure Galaxy candy, and what a sweet treat it is!

Added by rudzud on 03-23-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
35
Ratings:
204
pDev:
5.66%
 
 
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11
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Photo of Boto
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can: This one pours an opaque straw yellow color. There was a bit of a frothy white head that leaves some lacing. The nose is good. Tropical fruits, tangerine, orange and pineapple. A whiff of pine. The taste is very good. Tangerine, orange, pineapple, faint pine. Just a bit juicy. Another really good beer from them.

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Photo of ausonius
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ultra-fresh NEIPA w/bright(!?!) fresh citrus/flowery hop notes. Great balance, drinkability. Shows the inspired, deft touch of a knowledgeable, passionate brewer.
#ForThoseAboutToRock #WeSaluteYou

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to colby600 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 10/19/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, guava, pineapple), with some very nice diesel like. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, guava), nice little sweetness, very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a pretty nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Milk Shake! Thanks Bill!

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Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pure gold....

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/14/18

A: Tangerine orange with some deep yellow and honey - hazy - pours with a small, white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some nice streaks and webs of lacing

S: So much Galaxy - plenty of citrus, but it's not center stage - tangerine, orange, and grapefruit zest - floral citrus - green, woodsy hops, hop pellets, smells a bit raw - lots of fruity notes, with underripe peach, pineapple flesh, passion fruit, and some berry-like aromas - pale base is very neutral, totally overpowered by the hops (which is, of course, the point with Bright)

T: Loads of Galaxy, but also a slightly different presentation than many all-Galaxy beers I have encountered - some taste like orange juice, but this is more of a fruit cocktail with actual hop pellets floating in it - tangerine and orange flesh with some floral notes of grapefruit - green and herbal hops, with some raw hop pellet flavors - low bitterness - some underripe peach, pineapple, passion fruit, and some underripe mango - malt base is just their to add presence, not any flavor, functional enough to prevent this from becoming a hop soda, and actually impressive that this is nearly 8%

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, could finish cleaner

O: Another bright idea

Years ago I drank Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy and it pretty much ruined every other Galaxy-forward beer I have ever had. The only beer that has reached that bar was when I drank Double Galaxy again this summer. Sorry, Tree House, and every other brewery ever. Bright with Galaxy is a nice use of Galaxy, but it's also one dimensional. I would prefer most of Tree House's other offerings, but yes, this is still good.

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Photo of Mrnuzzo
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kniles38
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/19/18

Pours a hazy gold with around 2 fingers of thick foam; great head retention and plenty of soapy lacing clings to the glass.

Aromas of slightly creamy, dank overripe fruit, white grape must, wet moss; underlying intense, dank hops and citrus hints; raw herbs dry out the finish.

Tastes of vinous grapes, stone fruits, apricot, underripe peach and pineapple, and with an inherently juicy quality to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy at the start with an excellent medium body and balanced carbonation only noticeable in spots; dries nicely toward the finish while maintaining that great bit of juicy character.

Totally effortless on the palate and an enjoyable harmony of juicy and dry flavors; well-constructed and easy to drink, in spite of the vinous and musty grape notes I'm normally not a major fan of.

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4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tmadd
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDinunzi
4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarryPrice
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bright - Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 204 ratings