Tree House Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #190
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4.34 | pDev: 5.76%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: BBBrighttt was created to be an intense yet elegant showcase for one of our favorite hops - Mosaic! It builds upon the base beer resulting in an amplified flavor profile as a function of additional kettle and dry hopping from the base recipe. Mike here at the brewery describes it as an “explosion of Mosaic”. Lauren says the “flavor bursts in your mouth”. So together we describe it as an explosion of Mosaic flavor in your mouth.
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 219
Photo of SierraNevallagash
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can ddoes not have a date. Seems odd for Tree House to not stamp a can, but I can't find one anywhere. Pours a very HAZY - not murky, deep golden color, with two fingers of plumey white head. Head is rocky, and very atypical for an IPA. Belgian looking head.

Nose: Okay, so here's the deal. This can has no date on it. I'm not sure how old it is, but I can immediately tell by the smell that it has a lot of age on it. The hops have become invisible, but the big giveaway here is the yeast. The yeast has overtaken everything, and it smells like dirty socks. I can already tell from how stale the yeast is, that it's going to affect the flavor. It would be unfair of me to rate this beer based on one old can.

Palate: Yeah. I don't know if I'm going to be able to drink this one. It has turned quite sour and pungent, and aside from bitterness, there is no hop flavor. Lots of bitterness. I really want to finish it, because I've heard it's great, and I love mosaic, but I just can't power through this one. An almost infected taste. Toenail fungus. Some sweetness, a lot of sour, a lot of bitter, funk, cheese, sweat.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly sticky. Numbs the tip of the tongue.

Overall: I'm just going to give this one 4's across the board, because I know they wouldn't make something like this. Fresh, this is probably fantastic, but this can is all I have to go on. Being very generous for a bad example of what I'm sure is a great beer. Hate to say a Tree House beer was a drain pour - seems blasphemous, but if I force myself, this will make me sick. Down the drain for this one.

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Photo of VABA
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a hazy yellowish color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus t and floral hints
T-The taste follows the nose with generous amounts of citrus and floral flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A very well made very complex beer

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Photo of BillRoth
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at TH.
Excellent beer as hyped. Wonderfully full and fresh. Mosaic is more full profile/ front and back but not leaping out. Aroma is more muted than fragrant fruity and dank but a bit off with some cardboard like intrusion
Beautifulhazy pourwith excellent head and lacing. Super smooth sipper.
Amazing beer. But not outstanding flavor wise to me.

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Photo of Naughead
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoyed the nose of this one - mango, papaya, pineapple all there. Taste follows the nose. The look is a bit lighter and less hazy than other DIPAs. A great overall DIPA!

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Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my 13 oz Tired Hands Glass, canned on 9/20/18. Pours a very hazy yellow orange with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves a thick wall of lace as it slowly settles into a thin layer of white film. 4.5

Smell is pineapple, papaya, tangerine, and a little grapefruit rind. 4.5

Taste follows juicy and tropical all the way, with a little grapefruit in the balanced finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, plenty of life but soft on the tongue, sticky but not dry, and at 7.8% ABV it drinks very easy. 4.5

Overall this is what you expect from one of the hottest brewers going. I could drink this all day and smile the entire time. 4.5

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz can into a snifter glass. This beer pours out hazy and golden orange in color with highlights of lemon. It forms a great thick and foamy crown. I always love the looks Treehouse achieves. The smell is funky and dank. Has some piney notes with citrus and berry like elements as well. The taste comes in with the Treehouse cracker like dryness and it stays all the way through instead of just finishing with it. I really love that element of Treehouse brews. Has some nice stonefruit in there as well. Overall, this isn't anything too crazy to me but just a well made and solid brew that's easy drinking on a summer day.

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Photo of scotorum
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75


Canned yesterday and bought yesterday at the brewery. I've been a Tree House fan for 4 years but have never had this one before. But then I read it has only been out for about 16 months.

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

a; Hazy orange with an inch plus thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s;Fairly intense citrus leaning to orange/tangerine.

t: Follows the nose with a moderate OJ-like citrus/hop bite over a medium biscuit malt base. Dry finish has some slight lingering citrus notes.

m: Solid medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A "juicy," satisfying NEDIPA. Low end of the DIPA ABV scale as are most Tree House offerings in the category, which makes having two or eventually more pints less dangerous. Could not be more pleased with this one, really top notch New England style DIPA. .

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Photo of q33jeff
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25


can to snifter, shared with DC. Can dated 6/13/18.

LOOK: hazy yellow, medium white head; patchy. excellent retention.
AROMA: super fresh, fruity, grapefruit.; pastry dough.
TASTE: Light citrus, grapefruit, flaky biscuit finish. Almost pasty.
FEEL: very light and crush-able. A touch watery; powdery; medium carbonation. (see pasty comment above).

OA: aroma is the star, but this is tasty as well and has some other great characteristics. Best beer I had tonight; and that bests some much higher rated Trillium and Tree House IPA's.


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Photo of csmrx7
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think regular Bright is actually better. As much as I like some dry bitterness, I don't think that added anything over regular Bright. So a good example of more not always being better.

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Photo of tigg924
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, caution light yellow in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is papaya and mango. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, dry, and slightly bitter. Not as much of a flavor difference here from the base beer as some of Tree House's other enhanced beers. Not bad, but amongst my least favorite Tree House IPAs.

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Photo of NathanBeets
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/30/18. Consumed 3/4/18.

Pours a golden yellow. Creamy looking white colored head. Beautiful glass lacing.

Plenty of pineapple and mango on the nose. Has a super fresh sour aroma to it.

This brew has a tanginess that lingers on the tongue. Some bitterness on the back end.


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Photo of Kendo
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy golden with a thin film of white on top.

S: Not loving the nose - scents of onion/garlic and modest tropical fruit over pale malt.

T: Definitely improves here. Nice tropical fruit profile - pineapple and sweeter papaya - with lots of citrus as well: oranges, grapefruit peel and lemons. Gets better with each sip. Reminds me of lemony hard candy.

M: Lighter side of medium, heft-wise. Good fine but active carbonation sneaks up on the palate.

O: Really good.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Knapp85 for this can.

A - Vibrant medium yellow gold colored pour with beautiful clarity, light carbonation, and thin white lacing.

S - Citrus, blueberry, papaya, bubble gum, tangerine, melon, and rose aroma jumps out of the glass.

T - Right in line with the nose: citrus, blueberry, papaya, tangerine, melon - all blended with a little bit of fruit spiciness on the back end. Bitterness is very low and has a slight bit of spicy tang.

M - Big medium body with nice softness and a very small amount of creamy carbonation at the end. Very dry on the finish.

O - This is a pretty fantastic beer and highly recommended.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mostly clear, faintly sparkling gold with a moderate eggshell foam settling to a thick collar leaving small chunks of lace in spots.

Aromatic cannabis and herbs introduce the nose with hints of orange creme, lemon biscuit and bubblegum.

Bready toast, dank cannabis, orange and lemon are paired with a crisp, slightly stinging bitterness of pine wood and evergreen spikes. This effort to lean towards the other coast is an excellent representation of the style, reminding me of the always excellent Hop Juju, with slightly less potency of alcohol and hops, and a little softer body.

The medium body is soft but crisp, with a filling froth and a semi-dry tangy finish.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice looking brew, slightly hazy-almost clear straw color, dense and creamy bright white head hangs around and decorates the glass with lacing. pretty mellow on nose but on palate is some danky and bright orange notes, grapefruit, grassy green character, bready malts, some pine on the finish and a honey like sweetness throughout. mouthfeel is medium bodied and has some softeness to it.

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Photo of papposilenus
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 16oz can, dated 01/30/18. Served in a tulip.

Pours an only lightly hazed, super-pale yellow, like a chardonnay, with a scant finger of sudsy, bubbly, white head. Retention is good, leaving a bubbly cap, a thin collar and a solid curtain of thin lacing.

Light aroma of lemon drops, lemongrass, orange juice and damp cereal.

Tastes of lemon juice, orange juice and grapefruit juice, wet cereal grains and green tree leaves. Finishes with sour booziness and a lemon hard candies aftertaste.

Feel is smooth, mouth-coating - almost palate-smotheringly so - and a bit better than medium bodied with just barely adequate carbonation.

Overall, meh. Bright isn't one of the better Tree House brews to start with and Bbbright isn't really any improvement. Sorry.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a moderately hazy dark orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like lemon hop candy, grapefruit rind, pine, and grassiness.

This is really surprisingly lemony- it's slightly sweet, and very juicy. There's also grapefruit, and a solid bitterness on the finish. This is fairly different than the typical murkfest that most Tree House IPAs are.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp, and very clean with a good level of carbonation.

I feel like most people tend to hate any beer in the Bright series. They're certainly not Tree House's best, but they're not worthy of the usual derision.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden body with a light haze throughout and a few fingers of white head on top... Canned 1/30/18, this DIPA utilizes extra kettle and dry hopping featuring the Mosaic hop... Combine elements both rustic, earthy, and green grassy with character, with candied tropical and citrus fruits... subdued sugars and moderate bitterness, ample carbonation and a smooth feel with some tingle on the top and a danker current beneath... Well-done, but to my surprise, not one of my favorites, despite my fandom of the Mosaic hop...

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Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can, from the source last week, canned 1/30/18

Typical NEIPA Tree House pour.

Earthy, leafy, hopped up nose, with a crate of oranges coming to mind.

Simply delicious, fresh tropical abounding, more oranges, soft and ripe pineapple all over this one.

A treat, thanks to my buddy JP for providing me with a few class - go get some

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Photo of curtis6290
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/30/18, Enjoyed 2/15/18 in a TH wine glass, poured vigorously for max foam retention. Acquired in a trade for fresh OH cans.
Look: Beautiful glowing haze, like a votive candle. Looks more of a West Coast brew than a NE. Great foam pour and retention, tiny bubbles with a nice white fluff that lingers and laces.
Smell: Dank pine, lemon, sour oranges, herbs, earth, flowers.
Taste: Herbs and spice immediate, balanced by delicious sweet lemon, orange, lime, and grapefruit. The hops in this beer are displayed phenomenally. Aftertaste is savory enough to keep you coming back, but the citrus is the main player here.
Feel: Harsh bite of herb upfront that is balanced off nicely by the sour/sweet feel. No unpleasant notes, it is very soft and pillowy.
Overall: I would love to try this next to the OG Bright, because I'm getting some major flashbacks as it opens up. This beer gets much sweeter and more aromatic as it warms, and is really enjoyable. Reminds me of a Heady Topper, but not as harsh (it doesn't punch you in the jaw). Unbelievable.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy Mosaic Hop Bomb! Took me a while to get one but a good pal finally scored me one. As the name suggests, it is basically Bright on steroids. Another Tree House gem!

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Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a can of this at the brewery.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy light golden hue with a thin less than one finger head that faded slowly to leave a light, creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of light cereal grains, little malt, definite oniony mosaic, lighter citrus notes. Super faint tangerine as well as a light candied orange. Little earthy pine, slightly vegative on the finish.

T - Taste is similar to the nose but thankfully without the onion notes. Loads of candied oranges and candies, decent grain notes. Some lingering spicy earthy pine notes on the finish. Bitterness isn't all that high on the finish but it is definitely an earthy pithy bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated but the body feels a little bit on the thinner side, especially for a Tree House beer.

O - Overall this was a solid enough mosaic DIPA. Not a fan of the whole spicy, earthy, piny onion thing but to each their own. Body could definitely be better on this one.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of gcamparone
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased today at the brewery. Poured from 16oz can into tulip glass.

Dank and piney, floral and grassy, malty on the nose. On the tongue is smooth creamy citrus and malty, freshly baked sugar cookie sweetness. Easy finish, low carb.

Much better than Bright. Really good batch.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pours what looks to be OG Bright with maybe a spackling of extra haze. Still mostly translucent compared to their typical stuff. Dull yellow glow and a sticky head.

S - honestly smells like an amplified Bright. Potent and focused orange candy with lime zest. Weirdy enough, getting some fresh rain and earthworm, although the latter is slight!

T - again with the amplification. Razor sharp flavors of lemon musk, crisp hoppiness, oozing, sticky orange marmalade, and dank, doughy, citrus rind. Absolutely dripping with mealy hops and sugary, ripe-ass fruit. Fermented berries and tart tang. This is probably the best example of the "triple-first-letter-of-the-beer-name" dry hop series Tree House does. This is Bright, but with an extra kick in ever direction.

F - the strangest thing, this is like drinking raw hops. Exceptionally mealy and sugary. Leaves a tingling bitterness right at the tip of the tongue. Chalky and zesty. Warming almost in how it creates a sweater around your tongue and lips. Unlike any beer I've had up to this point. A disgusting treat for sure, this will be tough to drink a whole can of, but I welcome the challenge.

O - as previously mentioned, this is a cranked up Bright. Laser-focused with barbed wire edges. Every angle is an assault on the senses that came in expecting "just Bright". Taught, concise, and sucks the moisture right out of ya. Such hops.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a hazy straw color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves a ton of cobweb lacing before settling into a film that rests gently atop the beer.

The aroma, unlike OG Bright is quite pungent. Lots of orange, tangerine, and papaya with plenty of fresh blueberries and earthy pine.

The flavor is the literal mosaic apocalypse. Overripe mango, tangerine, orange rind and grapefruit, followed by a tidal wave of blueberries and stone fruit. There's a bitter, piney finish with plenty of malt on the back end.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy with plenty of dryness. A tad hot with some mild chemical burn. May need a couple weeks to cool off but otherwise excellent.

Overall, an absolutely fantastic DIPA. I know Bright and its variants are not the most popular Tree House beers but I enjoy them all and this is the best one yet. Nicely balanced and exploding with flavor.

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