BBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo
Tree House Brewing Company

BBBrighttt - Simcoe & AmarilloBBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #315
Ranked #2,451
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
BBBrighttt - Simcoe & AmarilloBBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo
Notes: BBBrighttt w/Simcoe & Amarillo is an intense yet clean and elegant showcase for two of our favorite American hops - Simcoe & Amarillo! 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 ruby red grapefruit 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 Simcoe & Amarillo character possible, in a beer that is refreshing and pleasurable to drink all the way through the pint!
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Jul-27-2019 (Consumed Aug-23)

Pours like you'd expect but with less head than usual with their beers. Cloudy yellow, skiff of head, some spindly lacing.  Smell is big, bold lemon with some guava, grapefruit and a hint of sappiness. The flavor has citrus pith, hop oil, white bread and a suggestion of pine bitterness in the finish. It is medium bodied and carbonated without a ton of puffiness, but still pretty soft. Tight, together smell but rich and big nonetheless. It really opens up into bitter grapefruit oil/juice/pith the more it warms. An extremely tasty beer that really showcases the Amarillo. Drinks a touch more classic-IIPA-y than some of theirs and that is a very good thing.


Aug 24, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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

Another hazy NEIPA beauty from Tree House. This variant blends the grapefruit flavor of Simcoe with the more piney resinous Amarillo. They play together beautifully; a little juice, a little bite--delicious!

Aug 03, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No way to decipher the muddled stamp on the bottle of the can... fresh within the last two months.

Nice golden pour to this beer, with a fairly heavy and voluminous white head of foam that rises to about two fingers in height above the beer. As it settles, large gobs of sticky lace retention serve as a memory to the dissipating head.

The nose is citrus for days. Ruby red grapefruit powerfully characterizes the predominant aroma, sweet but not overly so. A bright, lemony citrus keeps a clean nose to this beer and prevents any hop presence from becoming too forcefully resinous or aromatic.

Again, lots of citrusy flavors but the hops are able to shine on the palate. Simcoe and Amarillo hops are perfect compliments to each other, and while their citrusy, tropical qualities shine on the nose, the piney, floral, aromatic hops are able to break through and serve as the perfect predominant force to cushion a re-emergence of grapefruit and zesty lemon peel.

Medium-bodied beer, with a medium carbonation and definitely more of a "west Coast" IPA feel to it. Good amounts of residual mouth-coating as it finishes, with a mild numbing, dank quality from the hops as it goes down.

Apr 14, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Tree house beer. Canned on 2/19/19 so not very fresh but hopefully the hops haven't faded too badly.

Nice cloudy yellow pour with a terrific white fluffy long lasting head. Lacing is prevalent.

Soft aroma of pineapple, peach skin, very faint pine and orange rind. Taste follows the nose Nd opens up as it warms. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is soft and medium bodied. Very easy to put down.

Good but not great. I am giving this the benefit of the doubt as it is not the freshest by any means. Still very good and would love to try it within a week or so of release.

Apr 13, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.06/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. can. Surprisingly clear golden with an ample white head. Smells of strong sweet doughy malts, weak simcoe hops. Tastes pretty sweet, too. Some simcoe. I don't get amarillo. Hops are lost. Too sweet. Meh.

Apr 13, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly clear orange, nearly sparkling until the full pour hazes it up. A moderate foamy white head settles to a creamy, persistent lumpy blanket.

Smell is sufficiently spicy, dank and cannabic with notes of pine and grapefruit. It's crisp and clearly expressive with no off-notes, almost like a fine cologne.

Taste is similar, with a touch of wood and a mildly sharp bitterness, but the full frothy body finishes semi-dry and tingly with hints of orange candy and cracker.

Mar 22, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Hazy yellow sunset. White head. Lace.

Earthy and spicy hops. Some grapefruit citrus. Orange peel. Not extremely juicy or tropical. Some papaya in the the finish. Solid, but nothing impressive for TH.

Mar 22, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a hazy bright yellowish orange with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is orange, peach, grapefruit and strawberry. A hint of floral hops as well. The taste is grapefruit, floral/dank hops as well as some pine. Some doughy malts towards the end along with more pine and grapefruit. Creamy and soft body with an oily mouthfeel.

Mar 15, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Paler than usual. Nose is pear, grapefruit and grass. Clean and fresh but pretty mellow. Beer opens with hints of pineapple, fresh pear and grass. Some pine and lemon rind in the middle with more pear and light, grassy, grapefruit hop bitterness towards the end. Really refreshing. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Prickly at the start but mellows and smoothes out on the palate. Goes down soft. Crisp. Dry, lingering finish.

A nice break from the exceeding juiciness of the NE IPA style, this one's real refreshing with a bright, accented bitterness.

Mar 11, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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

a: Opaque orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thin even surface foam and very dense lacing.

s; Moderate citrus leaning to orange/grapefruit.

t: Quite strong mix of citrus and pine resin over a solid malt base. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness.

m; Hefty medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Yet another superior DIPA from TH, more balanced flavor and slightly harsher than some, but still very tasty and enjoyable.

Mar 04, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottom of can:
For the Love
Of Juice (3
Moderate pour yields a 5/8 inch white head over a hazy yellow body with some lacing. Nose of citrus (orange, ruby red grapefruit), slight tropical fruit, and slight pine resin. Taste mirrors nose nicely with a mellow, grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. Nice feel and overall, another solid BbbrighttT from Charlton, MA. Cheers to them and Rob the Man for the hookup!

Mar 04, 2019
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Kendo from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 2/14/19 ("BBBeerrr My Valentine"); consumed on 2/22/19.

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy golden-yellow with a small white head that leaves behind flecks of lace.

S: Nice nose of modest grapefruit juice, a touch of tropical fruit and a slight dankness.

T: Grapefruit juice. Tropical fruit (some pineapple, some papaya). Hint of pine. Heat from the ABV is noted as spice on the palate and heat in the belly. Aftertaste surprisingly bitter - think lemon peel.

M: Good Tree House feel, as expected. Medium in heft, pillowy soft and juicy.

O: Very good. Traditionally, I've not been a huge fan of these two hops - but here, their citrusy characteristics shine, whereas in the past I've noted some earthy, oniony/garlicky tastes from these hops. Well done.

Feb 23, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - soft, dull, tangerine haze. Comforting like warm dying embers. Pretty nice sticky lacing.

S - berries and hop saturation. Pithy lemon and orange juice. Freeze-dried citrus and herbs.

T - gentle satsuma backbone with wild berries and crisp, airy citrus peel. Maybe some raspberries. Some breadiness and and herbal kale-like character. It's dry and bitter which kinda kills the refreshment a bit.

F - tingly and vaguely mealy. Light and fluffy for this ABV.

O - overall, this feels like it sorta rounds out the corners over OG BwSA, yet still feels more focused and saturated. The flavors pop more and are more distinguishable, but at the cost of added bitterness.

Jul 26, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud, canned 6/15
Pours a fairly large fluffy foamy pillowy head, nice lacing, murky golden orange color

Nose brings loads of grapefruit, all over grapefruit both yellow and pink and generic citrus, little stone fruit and fruity bubblegum, touch pine and spicy hop

Taste mild sweet creamy malt, creamy wheat and flaked oats kinda thing but soft and juicy, again plenty of citrus, orange cream, tangerine, into grapefruit but not a ton, pithy, a little rind, fresh eucalyptus like notes, flashes of bubblegum, finishing a touch drier hops getting a bit spicy and mild bitterness

Mouth is med bod, fair soft juicy with decent carb and almost no alcohol

Overall pretty nice, big juicy citrus bomb, soft creamy, good balance, pretty well done but doesn't really explode with thrice the hops as the original

Jul 17, 2018
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a Tree House tulip. Canned 6/15/18. Pours a dull, slightly hazy orange with a loose, creamy, three-quarter inch head. Nose expresses a burst of citrus, followed by tropical fruit (perhaps mango) and hint of pith. Taste expresses more pith than the burst of fruit expressed in the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, pleasant and drinkable but not my favorite TH offering.

Jun 19, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery today.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a big two finger head that fades nice and slowly to leave really nice sticky lacing and a thick creamy head.

S - Aromas of dank hops, musty simcoe, nice light citrus, oranges, very light pine. Not overly pithy, however, not exactly a juice bomb.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, just dialed up. Very nice dank musty hops going on. Nice red grapefruit citrus juice and peel, little pithy. The citrus pops nicely, much more prominent than on the nose. Finish is nicely bitter, not overly so, with just a little bit of citrus sweetness. Nice light malts as well. Almost melon like flavours as it warms.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, fluffy, medium bodied, alcohol hidden very nicely.

O - Overall this was a rather solid rendition of Bbbrighttt and a step up from regular Bright w/ Simcoe & Amarillo. Just wish it popped more on the nose, otherwise this is certainly a step up. Not quite as good as Bbbrighttt w/ Citra but definitely more balanced and hop pleasant than the Galaxy variation.

Serving Type: Can

Jun 16, 2018
BBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 89 ratings