BBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo
Tree House Brewing Company

BBBrighttt - Simcoe & AmarilloBBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #704
Ranked #2,628
4.25 | pDev: 5.65%
Apr 20, 2021
Jun 15, 2018
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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Photo of mlatvakokko
3.62/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mlatvakokko from Massachusetts

Not the beer to get from Tree House.

Apr 20, 2021
4.1 by Griffin901 from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2021
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 19, 2020
4.25 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2020
4 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2019
4.15 by eddiefl from New York on Oct 25, 2019
4.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Sep 30, 2019
4.44 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Sep 15, 2019
4.28 by Malarchy77 from Connecticut on Sep 11, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Sep 07, 2019
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

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
4.25 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Aug 16, 2019
4.24 by swierczt from Connecticut on Aug 09, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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
4.52 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2019
4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 27, 2019
4 by Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut on Jul 26, 2019
4.25 by curtis6290 from New York on Jul 23, 2019
4.46 by Naughead from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2019
4.5 by RichD from Rhode Island on May 11, 2019
4 by Matt5White from Massachusetts on May 10, 2019
4.19 by Greyvtrayn from New Jersey on Apr 19, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WickedBeer from Alabama

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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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

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
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
4.25 by RT-Kris from New York on Apr 12, 2019
4.84 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Apr 09, 2019
4.06 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 04, 2019
4.23 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2019
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Mar 23, 2019
Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

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
4.41 by rab53 from Washington on Mar 21, 2019
4.3 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2019
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PicoPapa from Connecticut

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
4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 15, 2019
4.21 by bootdown21 from Connecticut on Mar 13, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

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
4.34 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Mar 10, 2019
BBBrighttt - Simcoe & Amarillo from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 91 ratings