BBBrighttt - Citra
Tree House Brewing Company

BBBrighttt - CitraBBBrighttt - Citra
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #123
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
97
Ranked #547
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.43%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
220
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
97
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Notes: BBBrighttt w/ Citra was created to be an intense yet elegant showcase for one of our favorite hops - CITRA! 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. It is an intense and fruity concoction that tastes much like fresh squeezed orange juice. We find it to be tremendously drinkable in spite of its stature, and we believe it is the perfect beer for those in search of intense flavor and supreme refreshment. It's everything a Double IPA should be! Enjoy!
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A really nice DIPA, especially if you prefer a lighter bodied variety. Nice appearance, more yellow than orange and hazy. Head vanished pretty quickly. Got a nice hit of grapefruit in the smell, with lots of other fruit flavors as well. Quite sweet, but with some nice hoppiness too. This beer went down very smooth, but I would say was less creamy and rich than some other Tree House DIPAs. Still an excellent beer overall, especially for a warmer day!

Apr 08, 2020
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TheBeerMaster1 from New York

4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/26 Poured 3/10 into a stemless teku. Came out the gate a little zesty, not as much citra as one to be expected but after a few minutes of warming up the bouquet of citrus and tropical fruit came alive. Had the feel of a milkshake up a without the lactose. Very creamy and smooth. Even with its very balanced citra bill, I may even like to see it have even more. Soft beer that can get a lot of mileage of drinkability in spring and summer.

Mar 10, 2020
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TomFoolery_x from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can dated 2/26/20 into a Treehouse Luigi glass.

Overall an outstanding NEIPA. Looks like a glass of slightly carbonated orange juice. A little more “calm” than the average hazy produced by Treehouse. Poured a finger and a half of bright white head, very fluffy. Reduced to nothing shortly leaving behind little lacing. More lacing to trail as it warmed. Nose is full of tropical fruits and maybe a slight peachy scent. Taste is great. Citra on full display, although I did dock some points because it was a bit more bitter than I’m used to for the style. Typical Treehouse mouthfeel, creamy carbonation. Overall, a very good beer showcasing the Citra hop!

Mar 08, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, about 3.5 weeks old. Has the typical gorgeous hazy orangeish Tree House NEIPA look. This has the expected citrus & tropical fruit aromas and flavors but also has more alcohol present than I remember in any other Tree House IPA I've had. No bitterness at all. Decent mouthfeel but again, slight alcohol burn.

Oct 21, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
09/26/19
Served in a teku

Outstanding appearance. The beer poured a hazy, glowing straw yellow color. Not quite as turbid as your typical Tree House IPA. The body was topped by a fluffy, frothy, two-finger tall, bright white crown that slowly fell to a thin collar. A blanket of craggily lacing coated the glass and lasted until the drink’s end.

The aroma was fantastic. Tropical fruits dominated. Loads of ripe guava and mango. Big peach candy presence too. Super punchy and bold. As the beer sat, dry yeasty notes took over. Later, however, the fruitiness reappeared. Candied orange and tangerine were also quite noticeable. Some dank, Mosaic hop-like notes appeared toward the drink’s end.

The flavor profile was also terrific. Citrus notes dominated. Huge candied orange and tangerine presence. Quite sweet but also somewhat pithy and bitter. Pineapple was noticeable in the center. Ruby red grapefruit and candied grapefruit peel came through on the back end and the finish. Nice balance of fruity sweetness and oily, resiny bitterness.

Amazingly smooth, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium-light bodied for the style. The liquid contained a soft, moderate effervescence that blanketed my tongue after every sip. Signature Tree House.

Potently hoppy yet incredibly well balanced with a lighter body and an impossibly soft and creamy mouthfeel, Bbbrighttt W/ Citra is the epitome of what I love about Tree House’s hoppy beers. I could drink this for days.

Oct 18, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Basically a Bright beer with lots of Citra hops. Light mouthfeel with good ample hops but not too bitter. White head lasts for a good long time and goes down easy.

Oct 17, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can served in my Spiegelau tulip. Pours a lovely muted orange with a tight, half inch, bright white head. Head disperses into an oily slick. Some swaths of lacing revealed during the tasting. Clarity is only slightly hazy. Nose is fairly subdued - notes of tangerine and an herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose, albeit a little juicer than suggested by the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with an even carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, decent with a well-hidden abv, but lacking in depth and complexity.

Oct 06, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-2-2019 (Consumed Aug-26)


Pours as all of these do, hazy, light gold, big whipped cream head, some lacing. A creamy orange-mango melange dominates the aroma without much else, save for a very slight herby/earthy character in the background. The flavor is orange pulp, mango, a touch of grapefruit essence, and a similarly subtle earthy/leafy note that reminds you it's a beer and not a smoothie. This has an absolutely lovely feel. Soft and juicy with a very faint resinousness that balances it out, creamy carbonation and a lingering hop-fruit finish. I don't known what more to say. This is a spectacularly good, drinkable beer. It completely captures the character of this hop with a luscious feel, just enough of a non-fruity suggestion to make you want another sip. Just downright good. These guys have got these beers down-fucking-pat, no doubt about it! I am a little torn, because part of me wants it to have a little more bite since it is juicy turned up to 11, on the other hand it is so good, I'd be worried about ruining a great thing. I get that there are a lot of good beers out there and that these guys pretty much make one style and that that style is a touch divisive in some quarters, but for god's sake this is a single hop beer. It is not often that someone can coax flavors like this. Mmm...

As always, I bow to your misplaced generosity in sharing this with me, your silly pope-ness. And that applies to the other ones I've tried recently, too.

4.5...4.5...4.75...4.75...4.5

Aug 27, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 08.02.2019, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a very hazy bright golden color, lemon and straw hues with some faint amber and oranges and atop the beer rests a foamy white head, about a finger tall with moderate retention and fair lacing. The aroma is nice, grassy and dank with some nice earthy pine and citrus rind while as it warms, the brighter fruit expression come to the forefront. Mango, citrus juice, pineapple, a nice tropical cocktail while sweet yeast and mineral water linger. The flavors are good, lots of juicy tropical fruits, fresh and bright but boy this one is dank and green. Raw hop leaf, spice, resinous and sappy pine with a nice floral character that plays well with the earthy character while sweet grains, lightly sweet yeast and a mineral water character sit on the tongue after the finish. The mouthfeel is very good, coating, medium body that is creamy and smooth with an easy full finish and a dry bite follows.

Verdict: A very good NEIPA from Tree House. Juicy, dank, grassy, floral, bright, perhaps even Bbbrighttt! All around a nicely balanced and complex IPA that doesn't get pigeonholed into a one dimensional experience.

Aug 20, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Medium orange cloud bomb with 2 cm of foam. The aroma is decidedly orange. The flavor is richly citrus with pineapple and mango included. The mouthfeel is super smooth and full. This is a superb brew.

May 29, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of intense citra hops. Orange, a little passion fruit, some sweet pale malt, a touch of alcohol. It's got a bit of the citra cat piss/weird dank notes. Tastes of orange, grapefruit pith, light sweetness, some citrus zest, a bit of alcohol, and a heftier does of the citra weirdness in the finish. Medium heavy. It's kinda monotonic, but citra never offers much dynamism, I suppose.

May 26, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty hazy yellow with a tall dense white foam settling to a persistent creamy blanket clinging in wavy mounds on the glass.

Smell is dankly spicy and citrusy, with some cannabis and orange, resiny eucalyptus and passion fruit, and a mildly bitter bite. Overall though it reminds me of their more NE-style wheelhouse, as a touch of bubblegum and shortbread arise in the full, softly fluffy, creamy body that finishes semi-dry.

May 26, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Teku. A bright and hazy yellow-gold color with a medium white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Citrus aroma with grapefruit and tangerine. The taste followed as expected with slightly sweet orange and tangerine flavors. Fairly one-dimensional but delicious. A soft feel and clean, dry finish. Outstanding.

May 24, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a relatively-clear hazed golden color with two-plus fingers of lasting near-white head. Great webbed lacing.

Light orange, white pepper and clean malt stand out in the nose.

Sweet orange flesh, hard candy, pepper, pine and light grassy/herbal bitterness in the taste. Seems sort of yeasty.

Medium bodied with nice, zippy carbonation.

Honestly, sort of a middle-of-the-pack IPA these days. I enjoy Citra, but the hard candy / herbal element here isn’t to my particular taste. Many seem to enjoy it better than I do.

May 24, 2019
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detpizzaboi from Michigan

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

Looks nice, medium haze but not thick, bright light yellow, smells nice, citrus, floral, fantastic mouthfeel - almost like pop - like a saison almost, lots of carbonation. Lemon, yogurt, big citrus, orange, nice piney bitterness. Dry finish. Like an Orangina. Supreme beer.

May 20, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

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

Pours hazy as one would expect with a nice frothy white head on top. The smell of the beer smacks you on the beak with a bouquet of citra hop aroma. The taste of the beer has a nice hop forward flavor to it finishing with a subtle bitterness. The feel of the beer has a nice soft pillowy texture to it with some prickly bubbles throughout. Overall this beer is pretty solid much like anything else you would get at Tree House, can't go wrong here.

Mar 23, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can from connecticutpoet dated 11/14/18. Served in Ploughshare widemouthed glass.

LLLOOKKK : Hazy mild bright yellow color with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers.

AAAROMAAA : Amazing nose. Floral and fruity, dreamy and creamy. Huge skittles aroma. Pineapple, pineapple sherbet, oranges, frozen yogurt, pink roses, wet plant stems, herbs, and life savers candy.

TTTASTEEE : WWWOWWW. Pithy orange juice meets pineapple sherbet, cherries, hop dust, freshly cut pineapple, honeydew melon, more pineapple, and more oranges.

MMMOUTHFEELLL is juicy and resiny, just as it should be, with lingering resins.

Overall, orgasmic. It's a total mindblow. Just do it.

Mar 16, 2019
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A tremendous thanks to @alexsergio, for getting me this beer to me. The first Treehouse beer I drank was delicious. The New England Style IPA is growing on me. When I first tried them, I remembered WTF is this beer style. I love the aggressive west coast IPA that are super piney, grapefruit, and resiny. Now, I enjoy them and the art form that followed. The beer is 48 degrees and served in tulip glass. The pour of the beer produced a frothy, airy, and creamy two finger head. The retention on the head is excellent and left chunks of lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a pale gold color with straw color hues and hazy. The beer's appearance is elegant.

The aromas in the beer are fresh oranges, lemons, grass, floral, crackers, lightly toasted malts, a hint of grapefruit, earthy, and a touch of pine.

The flavors in the beer are herbal ( kinda like bay leaves), lemons, loads of oranges, grassy, floral, toasted crackers, lightly toasted malts, grapefruit, pine, earthy, pineapple, orange rind, and botanical.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and a full finish.

Overall, this should sum up my impressions of this beer. If orange juice had a best friend that was a beer, this beer is it. Bright fruity flavors crisp yet velvety on the mouthfeel. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and wish I live closer to Treehouse.

Mar 10, 2019
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Boto from Connecticut

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

16oz can: This one pours a murky straw yellow color. there was a minimal white head and little lacing. Big nose of orange juice and grapefruit. The taste is excellent. Juicy orange and grapefruit, with a hint of bitterness in the background. An excellent brew!

Mar 10, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

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

Can. White head with lace. Hazy full orange juice color.

Juicy and citrusy. Orange and grapefruit citrus. Some earthy and zesty hops. Very tropical. Very soft and drinkable.

Another winner.

Mar 05, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottom of can:
Future So
Bbbrighttt
02/12/19.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a hazy body with some lacing. Nose of sweet citrus (orange, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit.) Taste follows nose very closely with a gentle bitterness of mellow orange pith on the finish. Nice feel and overall, this is very, very good; and scarily sessionable in a way.
Cheers to Charlton (and Rob for the hookup!)

Mar 04, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the label. 16oz can into Night Shift stemware.

This one is a little more pale that I'm used to. Nose is Sunkist soda, orange tic-tac, orange gummies and resin and clementines. There's a mellow aroma of that unmistakable Treehouse dankness though. Beer opens orange and clementine juice. Some cane sugar and overripe pineapple sweetness also. There's not really any complexity or layers to this one. It's just straight alcoholic orange juice. A fantastic showcase of the citra hop though. Body is medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and with some sharp edges on the palate but this one smooths out quickly going down. Juicy finish and aftertaste.

Easily the best of the bright series though I'm definitely partial to the Citra hop profile. Worth trying.

Feb 22, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1.2.19, poured 2.9.19 poured into a Treehouse teku glass

“Vibrating with Love and bbbright”

Hazy orange, some carbonation, one finger frothy white foam cap, good rentention, sticky lacings

Fragrant orange citrus on the pour

Bright citrus taste , hop taste, slight nibble

Medium sudsing


Good beer

Feb 09, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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

16oz can dated 1/2/19.

Pours hazy yellow with a minimal head or retention. Mandarin juice in the nose with some dank pine. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Fresh tangerine on the palate with zero malt and a minimal bitterness. Finishes dry with plenty of lingering orangy citrus.

Jan 23, 2019
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jykleo from New York

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

Canned on 1/2. Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 1/6.
A:Peach, Opaque and nice colour.
S: orange, peach, mango aromas splush !
T:Fluffy and mild and quite fruity bomb.
M:Light Carbo. Medium to light body. quite smooth and creamy like velvet.
O: Yes, this one is bright and lighter side of APA but very enjoyable great one.
Can not believe this is imperial IPA!

Jan 06, 2019
BBBrighttt - Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 220 ratings