Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #100
Ranked #912
4.34 | pDev: 5.53%
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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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

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

Canned 11 6 19 , opened 11 17 19

Poured into a Treehouse teku

“A Bbbright tie-die three piece suit” printed on the bottom of the can

Hazy orange liquid crowned by a soapy two finger white foam cap, five minute retention that settles to an island with ring, good lacings

Aroma is citrus orange and tangerine, tropical fruit, pineapple

Taste is pine, citrus, herbs , joint of earthiness on the finish

Hop taste lingers, nibbles doesn’t bite

Good beer

Nov 17, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours a vibrant clear gold until the very end of the can which spills out clumpy milky orange. the mixture is light gold with a frothy white head. smells of pine, honeydew, a bit of tropical fruits. taste is similar with a noted dank finish to it. it’s very clean tasting and it really is a mosaic showcase. i think besides Galaxy Bright and variants have proven to work best with their original hop. mouthfeel is usual TH. thicker than most. moderate carbonation. almost creamy. overall, a nice mosaic hop showcase here.

Oct 30, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Gorgeous appearance. The liquid poured a nearly crystal clear, straw yellow hue and turned slightly hazy as some of the sediment toward the bottom of the can sneaked into the glass. A tight and fluffy, three-finger tall, bone white crown rose above the body and slowly fell to a bubbly mass. Thick, craggily lacing coated the glass and stuck around until the drink’s end.

The aroma was amazingly fruity and bright initially. Tropical fruit notes dominated. Loads of ripe guava, honey drizzled mango and freshly cut papaya. There was a subtle, sweet floral presence as well. Some candied citrus notes were also detectable. As the head dissipated, the fruitiness subsided and dry yeasty notes took over. Later, however, the fruity notes reappeared but came across much differently. Citrus was most apparent. Big tangerine presence. Orange oil was also noticeable, along with some ruby red grapefruit. Toward the drink’s end, the dank, earthy, Mosaic hop notes finally reared their head.

The flavor profile was practically all citrus from start to finish. Orange notes dominated on the front end. Both flesh and rind. Tangerine was apparent as well. Pineapple came through in the center. Pithy, citrus rind-like notes appeared on the back end and lingered in the finish. Fairly oily, resiny and bitter.

Nice creamy, lighter bodied mouthfeel. Slightly thin for the style but enjoyable nevertheless. The liquid contained a medium bubbled carbonation that turned soft and slick on the palate.

While I am typically not the biggest fan of most beers in Tree House’s Bright series, I have to applaud them for creating a lineup that is highly drinkable and notably different from the more commonly found turbid New England-style IPAs. This was quite refreshing, in more ways than one.

Oct 23, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $4.80. Canned-on date of 9/27. My sixty first brew from these guys. Very nice TH brew, a notch below the upper echelon.

Oct 13, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Somehow I haven't reviewed this yet. Canned 9/27
Pours a large foamy frothy head with medium to moderate retention, soapy lacing, hazy cloudy pale honey golden color

Nose very juicy, lots of citrus and tropical fruits, big papaya, some clementine and soft orange, little pineapple and even melon, earthy dank hops as well but not oniony thankfully, light doughy creamy malt with little pithy

Taste brings more tropical fruit, pineapple and papaya, creamy citrus orange juice and mild clementine, light bitterness, juicy citrus and pith, doughy creamy malt base, juicy, little cracker and touch of alcohol, citrus pith turning a little earthy and dank later, with medium-light bitterness lingering on the drier finish

Mouth is med bod, very soft juicy creamy, medium carb, a touch of alcohol

Overall pretty solid, great tropical fruit and citrus with nice base malt, juicy soft, gets a touch earthy dank but thankfully not oniony or too dank with the mosaic

Oct 11, 2019
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mick303 from Canada (ON)

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From can into wide tulip. Deep hazy orange gold colour, frothy white head. Beautiful Mosiac hop notes on the aroma, smashed blueberries, tangerine, herbal. Taste is quite juicy along with strong herbal overtones, plenty of citrus, I can see some of the green onion/rosemary herbal-ness but all very nice, very punchy, tied together with a soft bubbly carbonation coating the palate. A little dank, with hoppy oiliness coating the finish, along with an inviting aftertaste. A bit bitter, and a bit oily compared with Tree Houses other DIPAs, I think some of there others were better in my books, but this still stands strongly with a lot of flavour.

Oct 03, 2019
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow gold, lightly hazy. Aroma is citrusy, floral, herbal, and dank; very inviting. Taste focuses on the citrus and floral notes, the herbal and dank weedy notes are more in the background along with a hint of green onion. The dank weedy and herbal notes intensify (to its benefit) as the beer warms. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. As the beer warms it turns from a focus on citrus and some green onion to a more an herbal, dank profile which I very much enjoy. I’ve enjoyed Bright since my first can 3 years ago from Monson and this variant in the lineage.

Oct 02, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

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.

Nov 18, 2018
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VABA from Virginia

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

Nov 06, 2018
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BillRoth from Maryland

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.

Nov 03, 2018
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Naughead from Massachusetts

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!

Oct 12, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

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

Oct 07, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

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.

Aug 26, 2018
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scotorum from Massachusetts

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. .

Aug 09, 2018
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q33jeff from New Jersey

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.


Jul 28, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

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.

May 26, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

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.

May 11, 2018
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NathanBeets from South Dakota

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.


Mar 04, 2018
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Kendo from New York

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.

Feb 25, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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.

Feb 18, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Feb 17, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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.

Feb 17, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

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.

Feb 14, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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.

Feb 12, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

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...

Feb 10, 2018
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