Brilliant
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #508
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #4,987
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.5%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
20
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Brilliant is a Double IPA featuring a fruit-forward blend of American hops and conditioned upon heaps of Guava puree. The fruit in the can is fully fermented, leaving behind the juicy, tropical essence of the fruit while maintaining a punch of fruit American hops. This beer is a damn treat.
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can dated 9/29/20 purchased at the source.

pours hazy orange with a 1 inch soapy head into a can glass.

Aroma is strong guava, citrus, tropical

Taste is fermented guava jam some citrus and a tropical sweetness.

Mouthfeel is sticky smooth, low carbonation, full and chewy. Finishes slightly sweet with a slight citrus rind bite

Over all this is a tasty easy drinking DIPA it hide the 8.2 abv well.

Oct 09, 2020
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eddiefl from New York

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 25, 2020
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 14, 2020
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Joesapp from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 04, 2020
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Taycro from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 26, 2020
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Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 20, 2020
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Icka31 from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 17, 2020
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 16, 2020
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Cubatobaco from Virginia

4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 14, 2020
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 21, 2020
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smaddock from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 10, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/21/20, tasted 11/10/20. Probably my favorite of Tree House's line of "fruited" beers, although I haven't tried all of them yet. You could knock this beer for basically being a can of alcoholic guava nectar. But it's damned delicious. Super smooth mouthfeel, amazingly potent fruity aroma, and guava-rich flavor. If you're looking for a West Coast IPA with lots of resinous bite to it, this beer is NOT it, but what it does, it does extremely well.

Nov 10, 2020
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EatonHops from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 08, 2020
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Burt from Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 15, 2020
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smcel371 from New York

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 17, 2020
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The guava works really well with their base yeast Tree House taste.

Oct 18, 2020
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doctorgary from New York

5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thursday at 03:31 PM
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 09/21/2020. Enjoyed on 11/13/2020.

Nov 14, 2020
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WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 18, 2020
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brilliant from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 20 ratings