Bright - Galaxy
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #122
Ranked #508
4.41 | pDev: 5.9%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: 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!
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 08/22/19
“dank pineapples”
No surprises here. Bright in base form is beyond delicious. Galaxy hops are delicious. Therefore, this is delicious.

Dec 24, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8.8.19, opened 8.23.19

“1,2,3,4 who’s punk? What’s the score?”

Hazy yellow, orange liquid, creamy two finger off white foam cap , great retention, lasts over five minutes, great lacings

Aroma is citrus orange, peach, slight earthiness

Taste is citrus orange, peach

Low sudsing , gentle hop bite that lingers

Good beer

Aug 23, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured fresh from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden juice pour. Thick fluffy white head and great lacing.

S: Tropicals and citrus. A little dank.

T.F: Crackery malts with a citrus pineapple hop profile. Modest fruit sweetness up front... drying lemon/lime and grape mid-swig. Medium bodied and sticky on the tongue.

O: Excellent beer but far from my favorite Tree House IPA. I enjoyed the 'Citra' variant of Bright more. Still very glad I got to try it.

May 06, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this not too long ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 1/15 of this year with "GIMME A REASON TO CARE, I'LL SING ALONG FOREVER" written above that. Loved the other iterations of Bright and this one was also easy to fall in love with as it was smooth, easy to drink, and showcased Galaxy nicely without hitting me over the head!

Nice pour to this as the liquid was a chalky goldenrod without any light seeping in around the edge. A nice, fluffy head topped it off as the lacing was really thick once you got below the thin collar at the top of my pint glass. Loads of tropical fruit rind, white grape, wine, and Galaxy in the nose as the taste was as others on here have put it, a fruit cocktail. Dry, fairly slick, and full of nearly every type of fruit, this went down like juice that had just a bit of a double dry-hopped undertone to it A bit of orange creamy sweetness came through in the aftertaste as the light mouthfeel and even lighter carbonation allowed for the flavors to stick around for a while before slowly and softly fading away...

Not a lot of booze in this one and you'd have to get to the bottom of the liquid before you'd feel any of it kick in. While Galaxy is not my favorite hop to find in a beer, this showcased it nicely without being overly strong, hoppy, or dank. The pineapple-like feel lingered throughout and left me wanting more as this easily went down once I cracked it open. Possibly the best of the Brights that I've had!

May 03, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can. White head with lace all the way. Hazy sunset gold.

Juicy, tropical, fruity, citrusy. Another great Bright variant. Very soft feel to it. Papaya and grapefruit. Orange and melon. Very enjoyable.

Apr 19, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, direct from the source yesterday.

Typical looking TH NEIPA clouded pour, fluffy and frothy light cap, and leaves great looking fine and scattered lacing.

Pungent lemon/lime sniff.

Brightly citric and flavorful. more lemon/lime notes...bone dry and quite crisp in the finish....always nice to try the Tree House variations of the standard brews....this one is quite pleasing well worth a try

Apr 04, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on February 8, 2019. Notes of ripe pineapple, lemon-lime and orange sorbet. A light body and fluffy mouthfeel.

Feb 11, 2019
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gjk from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking from a tulip glass.
opaque yellow with substantial foam that reforms with a swirl. Sticky lacing.
The nose is pleasant, sweet and bready odors. I do not detect much hops.
very smooth taste, well balanced. while colder, the malts led, but with time and some warmth, the hops take the fore.
carbonation is spot on
at first taste, I did not love the beer with the malty predominance, but with some time, it is well balanced in all respects, even a little bit thick
not my favorite from Tree House but heads above most other brewers

Feb 06, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque medium gold color with very sticky white lacing.

S - Lemon lime with some tartness, some spiciness.

T - Dank and juicy tropical fruit with lime, and juicy pineapple finishing with dank juicy pineapple.

M - Big medium body.

O - Another fantastic IPA.

Feb 05, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree house stemmed tulip.

a; Cloudy dark gold with an inch and a half thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus and pine resin.

t: Citrus leaning to grapefruit pith with some resin and a moderate hope bite over a substantial malt base. Dry finish with slight lingering bitterness.

m; Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; Surprisingly less enjoyable than the BBBrighttt with Galaxy I had last night, but very good nonetheless, seems less sweet, with astringency.

Feb 05, 2019
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Boto from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Dec 17, 2018
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ausonius from New York

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
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

Dec 11, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +10%
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!

Nov 17, 2018
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Nov 15, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Nov 01, 2018
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Tallboy into a narrow becher with a hazy, kinda cloudy pale golden body and a three finger foamy-creamy white head. The cap shoots up fast but falls slowly with great retention. Thick webs of lacing off the glass a few mm and the pillow stays around throughout the entire experience.

S- The well-known Tree House hop bonanza bursts out of the glass with a mix of juicy tropical fruits prominent. Bubble gum, mango, guava, mandirin, dank weed, papaya; just a melange of the softer tropical fruits. Slight floral and citrus accents like the mentioned orange sorbet.

T- Again the hops are massive and it cannot be understated how much Tree House captures in their beers from the hops, still more than just about anyone else in the business. Soft fruits like mango, mandirin, peach, papaya, very juicy bubble gum, orange sorbet popsicles on swole, melon, dank weed, apricot and floral notes. Warmth brings a nice bitterness that really adds some good contrast to the softer fruits.

MF- Creamy and puffy medium body with a high level of carbonation. Ends bittersweet with hop flavors lingering all night long.

One of the better Tree House beers new-to-me that I have had in quite a while. The classic Tree House massive hop flavor profile with tons of juicy tropical fruits.

Sep 25, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. The first 75% of the can pours hazy orange and then the last 25% pours like I just added orange sherbet to my glass. Smells of tropical fruit, sweet citrus, mango. Tastes of mango all over. Light citrus pith at the fringes. Sweet juicy backdrop. The pith flavor is the only source of bitterness. Thick and creamy texture. This is delicious and I am fully aware that in most other circumstances I would find a beer like this to be undrinkable.

Sep 13, 2018
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Reef from South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/3/18
Golden murky haze pot with a glorious two fingers of headCurtains of long lasting lacing. Outstanding look.
Smells like sour pineapple, lemon, definitely pine.
Taste brings in the orange, a bit of yuzu, pineapple. Lots to unpack.
More bitter initially than the Mosaic Bright, medium mouthfeel, dry finish.
Interesting journey, another stellar DIPA.

Aug 11, 2018
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jhavs from New York

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can poured into a fluted snifter.

Hazy, rusty straw color. Bubbly head, settles and rings the glass with foam.

Aroma is fruity and citrus zest. Smells tropical, fruit punch, sweet.

Flavor had fruity melon, sweet citrus juice and a bit of zesty lemon.

Soft, lighter than moderate carbonation and medium body.

Bright seems to be tasting more like the other TH brews to me. I used to feel that it stood out from their pack a bit more than this iteration did.

Aug 04, 2018
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Fantastic appearance. The beer poured a hazy straw yellow and was capped by a tight, fluffy, finger-tall, bright white crown that dropped to a thin, bubbly film. Definitely not “bright” like some of the other beers in this series but fine by me. Rings of drippy lacing coated the glass from top top to bottom.

The aroma was outstanding. Really fruity and juicy with a big melon-like presence. Honeydew melon perhaps. Loads of fragrant peach notes as well. There was a nice honey-like presence too. Moderately sweet. A fairly strong, white wine-like quality appeared as the beer warmed and later intensified. Touch of dankness too.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose and nearly as impressive. Really juicy and fruity. Honeydew melon was apparent. Strong peach notes too. Big citrus presence in the center. Tangerine and grapefruit specifically. White wine notes appeared on the back end and carried into the finish. Touch of lemon as well. Some white grapefruit and a touch of pithy, rind-like bitterness lingered after the swallow.

Terrific signature Tree House mouthfeel. Super soft and fluffy. Thinner bodied for the style. A super fine, moderate effervescence gave the liquid a fantastic, tongue blanketing suppleness.

Tree House’s Bright series beers are all impressive, but this Galaxy hopped variation was definitely my favorite one to date. This double IPA contains the typical fruity and juicy hop notes, along with an interesting winey hop quality. I would love to get my hands on this again at some point.

Jul 20, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy gold, white head, nice distribution of spots of lacing. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pith and pine aromas. Tastes nice and sweet with a ton of mango, pineapple, some grapefruit and pine. Fantastic beer.

Jun 21, 2018
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Masonz223 from Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell: Really sweet tropical hard candy. Like pineapple jolly ranchers, peach rings, candied dried mango, dehydrated oranges. Underneath that I’m getting pink bubblegum note that is reminiscent of big league chew. There’s a touch white bread. Also there is a good amount of an herbal hop quality.

Taste: upfront i’m getting a light dusting of those tropical sweet flavors I got on the nose. There is a real faint presence of pineapple, peach rings and mango. The beer moves into the mid palette where I get even more of those light fruity qualities. Dehydrated orange with some of that big league chew bubblegum. There is a noticeable white bread presence in the mid palette as well, but dissipates quickly and is taken over by an intense herbal hop quality. In the finish you get a big herbal green tea hop flavor along with a touch of dish soap and lemon peel. The beer finishes with a medium bitterness with a little bit of sweetness and dish soap lingering in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium bodied with a light creaminess and softness.

Overall: A decent beer, but definitely a real sub par offering for treehouse.

Jun 11, 2018
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aptly named--golden haze, full mouthfeel, light and refreshing. Galaxy hops come at you with citrus and pineapple with an clean, understated intensity that will banish a summertime thirst.

Jun 06, 2018
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wedge from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can stamped 05/10/18

Glowing golden haze under a thick, moussy head. Creamy-soft tropical fruit, orange creamsicle, peach, and faint wet grass. Juicy Galaxy hop freshness - crisp, fruity, and refreshing. Ripe passion fruit, orange sherbet, mango, and lime. Medium bodied, fluffy smooth, and crisp on the finish. Nice Galaxy showcase - very tasty, though I think the regular stuff tops it.

Jun 01, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite from Treehouse. The puffy cloud head, the orange haze and all the best of galaxy present in the nose and taste, with just enough balance from the malt.

May 26, 2018
Bright - Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 291 ratings