BBBrighttt - Galaxy
Tree House Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #133
Ranked #623
4.41 | pDev: 6.12%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
BBBrighttt - GalaxyBBBrighttt - Galaxy
Notes: BBBrighttt w/ Galaxy is a clean and elegant showcase for our favorite southern hemisphere hop - GALAXY! 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 tastes intense and much like fresh squeezed pineapple juice. 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 perhaps the most authentic and intense Galaxy hop candy in our line-up, and what a sweet treat it is!
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright orange gold, very cloudy with a robust soapy biscuit 3 finger head. The aroma is dense with citrus notes. Taste is a blast up front with orange and Meyer lemon notes that don't fade away even into the finish. A touch of earthy must can be detected in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is very soft and pillowy and there is a moderate amount of effervescence, light bitterness in the finish. This is quite good, not as sweet as some of the more famous TH IPAs but so well made.

Dec 02, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on December 24, 2019. Brewed with the Southern hemisphere hop Galaxy. Notes of fresh squeezed pineapple juice with a light body and fluffy mouthfeel.

Mar 06, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale yellow pour from the tallboy into a snifter. The body is very hazy and basically murky and the cap rises to one finger quickly. A thick and creamy texture on the foam and good head retention. Webs of lacing paint most of the glass as you sip this one down.

S- Fruity hops drive the medium strength aroma that just isn't quite as pungent as some of the other great NEIPAs of late. Tropical and stone fruit notes like melon, mango, papaya alongside tangerine, grapefruit, floral and dank hop hints.

T- The flavor profile sees the beer balance out between the tropical, stone fruit, dank and citrus hops but it still lacks that true pungency that you find in other IPAs. Melon, mango, mint, papaya, dank weed, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and creamsicle come to mind. Moderately sweet and hints of crackers and whole grains.

MF- Medium bodied with a beautiful creamy texture that is borderline chewy. Extremely soft and smooth with a high level of carbonation. Fluffs up like a pillow on the taste buds.

Nice fruity, herbal and floral hops but in the end it lacks the pungency and signature flavor that makes a truly excellent IPA.

Jan 18, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 12.03.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a bright golden color, light amber hues, hazy and cloudy with a finger and a half of soapy white head, good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is pleasant, raw green hop leaf, very floral, white grape, tropical fruit, pale grains, and sweet yeast. The flavors are good, bright but delicate, very floral, dank and green with a nice bitterness, white grape tanginess with sweeter juicy citrus and tropical fruits with a nice backbone of pale dough and a bit of mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, hearty medium body, thick and chewy with a nice liveliness and a creamy finish that offers a nice lingering dryness.

Verdict: A very nice NEIPA and take on Bright. The galaxy is extremely well expressed and offers nice brightness and balance to the more mosaic forward Bright or BBBrighttt. Definitely a great example of the hazy NEIPA style.

Jan 03, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can courtesy of yllib.
Looks like orange julius with amazing white fluffy head.
Smells like peaches and pineapple.
Tastes the same. Fruity mango and pineapple. Not much bitter notes.
Medium fluffy mouthfeel.
Very tasty.

Jan 01, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The bubble show reveals a two fingered head perched atop the cloudy honey colored liquid; excellent retention and a few strands of lace

Smell: Pineapple and tangerine with hints of melon and lime

Taste: Pineapple forward with lime developing; some melon flavors round out the early profile; tangerine bitterness brings a touch of dankness, through the middle; the finish is rather dry, with both the tropical juice and the citrusy bitterness incorporated

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice expression of Galaxy in an NE IPA

Thanks, BostonDipas, for the opportunity

Dec 22, 2019
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Billolick from New York

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

16 ouncer, direct from the source....canned 12/3/19..

Classic and typical TH NEIPA look, leaves an invincible light khaki cap and more then ample froth and lacing.

Sniff of the expected ripe pineapple, lime and mango...lovin it..

Delicious, fresh and fruity, overloaded with tropical fruit goodness,,,waves of pineapple, kiwi, berries, melons. Lucius, world class and highly worthy....a treat...

Dec 08, 2019
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 9/7/19

A: Golden tangerine - hazy as a "typical" Tree House beer - pours with a small, off-white head and fades to a tiny collar, leaves some lacing

S: So much Galaxy, so much fruit - orange, tangerine, and orange sherbet - loads of tropical fruit, almost smells like ripe chunks of fruit, particularly pineapple - peach and melon - some dank and some spicy notes - hop cones, bags of hop pellets - some hoppy sweetness, but no malts to be found

T: Basically spicy fruit juice - orange slices with a spritz of grapefruit - dank, herbal, and leafy hops - some spicy hops, some pepper-like notes - loads of pineapple flesh, pineapple juice - mango, peach, cantaloupe - some lingering hotness that I guess is from the alcohol because I would not describe it as hop burn - malts are as pale as can be, even more overshadowed than the typical "Bright" beer - basically, again, this tastes like fruit juice

M: Medium body, very smooth, carbonation on the low side

O: GGGalaxyyyy

I had Bright w/Galaxy not too long ago, and I anticipated that Bbbrighttt w/ Galaxy would just be an amplified version. This is somehow different. Bright w/Galaxy tasted like a beer with a lot of Galaxy. This one is somehow less aggressive because it's basically like eating a pineapple fruit cup in a school cafeteria. I frankly do not understand how Tree House does these things.

Sep 07, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-8-2019 (Consumed Aug-25)

It pours with that classic TH look. Perfectly cloudy dandelion with a nice marshmallow cap and streaky lacing. The smell is of pure, ripe, macerated peach flesh with a little musky funk and a creamy tropical roundness. I know, that sounds like nonsense, but it is all there. The flavor follows along with earthy, sweaty, stonefruity deliciousness and a firm little bite. It is rich and soft with well-concealed alcohol and a fluffy, nigh juicy feel overall. This was a very tasty beer that really captured the hop and was all too drinkable. It is without a doubt the best single hop galaxy beer I've ever had. Although I have definitely had some stinkers so that might not be totally fair. Just what it is supposed to be and a beer worthy of savoring, which I forgot to do because of how good it was.


Aug 26, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden color with decent effervescence and a half finger of creamy-looking off-white head. Nice thick rings of lacing.

Restrained aroma of light tropical fruits and herbs. A little vanilla, too.

The taste largely follows. Again, fairly restrained, with light pineapple and other tropical fruit up front, a touch citrus and herbs mid-palate and a moderate piney bitterness and fairly strong pepper in the finish. Reminds me a bit of an old-school NEIPA from The Alchemist or whatnot.

Medium to full bodied for the style with tight, slow-building carbonation.

Very enjoyable. I really like the bitter, peppery finish in this one — and there is some nice depth to the fruit flavors if one cares to ponder them. It has less smokey herbs than many Galaxy beers, which is a plus in my book.

May 31, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Pours a remarkably clear and pale yellow at first, but then the chunks from the bottom half of the can come through and it turns a cloudy orange. Smells of woodsy pine and bright citrus. Tropical fruits and melons. Some sweet maltiness. Taste is lots of tropical fruit. Has a bit of pine and some passionfruit that tempers the sweet pale malt. Alcohol flavor is strong, but not too hot. Medium body. Very good. Aggressive hops distract from a hefty sweetness.

May 22, 2019
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/24. Vibrant yellowish orange. Modest head that fades slowly leaving above average lacing. Tropical fruit, pineapple, but also a bit of onion and tangerine to the smell. Taste is similar with a bit of earthy/grassiness, sweet finish. Full body with carbonation on the lighter side, low bitterness.

May 10, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Treehouse Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out way less hazy than expected. Slightly hazy, barnyard straw color; can see my fingers on the other side of the glass. It forms a little over two fingers worth of tightly packed, white bubbles on a gentle pour. Leaves lacing as it slowly recedes.

The nose carries punchy fruit to the nostrils, some orange and mango. Has some pungent, green hops showing as well.

The taste brings in a mango hit then transistions to oranges. It’s got a green grassyness to it and a clean, natural mint like freshness to it. Lemon comes through as it warms. Overall seems pretty muted to me though.

Light and refreshing. Creamy, clean and soft all the way through. Slight hop burn, but that’s it. It’s got that classic dryness, an almost biscuit like background.

Overall, it’s not the best I’ve had from Treehouse but it is good and refreshing.

May 09, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This seems like it will be semi-clear at first, but the full pour becomes fully opaque corn milk yellow. The tall fluffy white foam settles in persistent tall lumps leaving thick coral lace.

Taste is creamy pineapple and mango, yet slightly chalky semi-bitter and almost acidic, with a touch of eucalyptus that's kind of peppery, backed by biscuit. The fulfilling firm carbonation slowly thins to a tingly feel before the dry finish.

It doesn't lean West Coast like the Bright series used to, but it's pretty tasty anyway.

May 09, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Back to the IPA with Tree House BBBrighttt w/ Galaxy.

Look: The beers pours a hazy, translucent golden straw color. This beer is very attractive, let’s a good amount of light through and avoids the dirty, murky appearance that sometimes plagues the NEIPA. A bone white head. Upon settling the meringue like foam is rocky and leaves a ton of lacing on my glass. It eventually settles to a pinky finger. No visible carbonation. A very attractive beer.

Smell: Grassy, unripened mango and a definitive spearmint aroma. Lemon/lime. Earthy, bay leaf,
cooked grains. Not loving all this.

Taste: Grassy, lemony and spearmint again. Touch of dry bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Soft mouthfeel. Very nice.

Overall: OK, so an interesting development here. As I go for the final pour to gather my thoughts, I get a different looking beer pouring from the can, due to the murky liquid sitting at the bottom. Here is another picture after the pour. It may be hard to tell, but the beer is now opaque. I could previously see my fingers, although hazy, through the glass. Now, nothing. The beer no longer has the visual quality that lead to praise at the beginning of my review. That being said, it still looks like a very attractive NEIPA. The aroma is now different. There’s a brighter lemon and lemongrass aroma to the beer. It’s not a great aroma, but it pops a bit more. The spearmint is gone. The flavor is more lemon forward as well.

I have made a note for future reference to agitate Tree House cans. I haven’t had many of their beers so I don’t know what to expect.

So, overall, this went from tasting and smelling like a beer that was just OK to something, well, still just OK.

Disappointed in this one.

May 06, 2019
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - murky body, orange color

S - Lots of orange juice and dank hops

T - Dank and bitter with supporting grapefruit and orange

F- Full and creamy, but also light

O - Good hop bitterness throughout

May 05, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, dirty yellow in color with one inch head. Taste is pineapple, white grapefruit, and herbal hops. Medium heavy bodied, high carbonation, slightly bitter. Body is worthy of an imperial-- Bbbrighttt variant. The enhanced body actually adds a lot to this beer. Galaxy really shines through. Bright is my least favorite line of Tree House brews--Centennial and Nelson are my far and away favorites, but this is a good beer with a tasty hop. Would consider getting this again

May 05, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a turbid, setting sun yellow with tightly composed 1-finger head that lingers with excellent retention and good lacing. The pungent citrus fruit including grapefruit and tangerine with a hint of floral and a piney hop bitterness. Lets see how it goes's smooth on the palette with a fluffy mouthfeel that's dominated by grapefruit with some pith and rind flavors, finishing with a slight bitterness that lingers.

Mar 19, 2019
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ausonius from New York

4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sappy, earthy perfumed nose. Dank lavender, mandarin, grapefruit. Creamy, oily, fruity, pungent, & hint of something between petrichor & lager.
Palate is round, light/bright & dancing. Earthy, dry, lavender, herbal, stone-fruit, with hint of apricot & grapefruit.
Similar touch of petrichor/lager. Palate less fruity than nose. Med-med/low bitterness.
Is beer supposed to be this complex? #TreeHouseKills NE(D)IPA with some joose on the nose.
Not really a JooseBomb, but Killer NEIPA.

Mar 13, 2019
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Damian from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

The beer poured a nearly crystal clear, golden yellow color but turned slightly hazy as some sediment snuck into the glass. A small, fluffy, bright white head topped the liquid and soon fell to a thin collar. Some tiny streaks and odd shaped patches of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was pleasant but definitely lacked some punch. Citrus notes were most apparent. Nice juicy orange presence. Bit of tangerine too. There was a subtle honeydew quality as well. Touch of dankness. Some peach came forth as the beer sat.

The flavor profile was citrusy and fairly bitter. Grapefruit notes dominated. White grapefruit specifically. Grapefruit peel came through strong as well. Bright and lemony in the center. The beer finished with an even more pithy and bitter, grapefruit rind-like quality. Notes of pine resin lingered after the swallow.

Outstanding soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Lighter bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, frothy effervescence that turned super creamy and smooth on the palate.

Tree House’s Bright Series beers are typically not my favorite offerings by the brewery, and this “stutter series” Galaxy hop variant seemed particularly raw and unrefined. Even with a few weeks of age, it still tasted far too “green” for my palate. I might give this beer more of a pass if I grabbed it off the shelf at my local bottle shop. However, as a highly rated Tree House beer, I expected something better.

Feb 15, 2019
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justinroy74 from Connecticut

3.62/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like most TH beers nowadays this one fell flat, it was smooth but had very little taste, carbonation was off and didn't seem well put together. Kinda of grainy. TH has lost it's luster and many breweries / beers have passed them by.

Feb 13, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out as a hazy yellow with thin white head. Nice pungent hop aroma and flavor. The feel is smooth. Overall a very good IPA. Hard to go wrong with any of these IPA's. Definitely worth trying.

Feb 05, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


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

a; Cloudy dark orange wirth an inch and a half thick white head which receded slowly to heavy surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Sweet citrus.

t: Follows the nose leaning towards a sweeter pink grapefruit. A little lingering bitterness on the dry finish.

m: Solid medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Another TH winner, NE style and on the sweet side of moderate bitterness, well-balanced for the style.

Feb 03, 2019
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Damasen from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pineapple, papaya, cantaloupe with dankness in the background. It has a medium feel with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a long cantaloupe note. Overall a dank juicy tropical brew.

Feb 01, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 1/22/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with a short-lived head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Grape cotton candy in the nose with a light dankness. Pungently hoppy. Medium bodied with a creamy, tacky mouthfeel. White grapes with mango and mandarin on the palate. Zero malt with a firm bitterness. Finishes fairly bitter with a mild throat coarseness and lingering grape candy.

Jan 30, 2019
BBBrighttt - Galaxy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 196 ratings