Baby Bright
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #607
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,259
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
187
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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90
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Notes: Baby Bright was carefully crafted to showcase the beautiful unadulterated hop character of Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo in an easy drinking, clean, and light bodied package. This beer is fermented with clean American Ale yeast allowing the authentic hop character to shine through brightly. We taste tangerines, apricot, and candied grapefruit balanced by a soft bitterness that dissolves gently on the tongue. The hard working crew here at Tree House could not be more excited about this refreshing, easy drinking entry to our line-up. It is a study in balance, elegance, and restraint.
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BeerBaronBear from New York

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 8/15/20, tasted 9/23/20. This is a tough beer to review, because it is what it says it is - a restrained, low ABV, light-bodied IPA. Unfortunately, that means that the flavor and mouthfeel just don't hold up to one of Tree House's classic IPAs. As a very quaffable light IPA, it is quite good. But personally I'd rather get a heavier beer that comes with richer aroma, taste, and mouthfeel.

Sep 24, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Captain Lawrence, muffin top glass; best by 05/19/20, code NOT FOR BABIES.
A: Pours a hazy, lemon yellow color with a two finger, foamy, white head, solid persistent retention (half a finger) and foamy, broad rings of lacing.
S: Basil overlying a grassy and grainy aroma. Basil persists throughout.
T: More semisweet than semidry. Palate somewhat different from the nose, vegetal (basil) early, but fairly lemony with other citrus (white grapefruit, tangerine) notes. Moderate, highly balanced, and refreshing bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with a light effervescence.
O: This is a very, very drinkable, dare I suggest, sessionable AIPA from Tree House. Were it available locally, I would always have some in the 'fridge.

Jun 21, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thankful for my brother procuring and sharing these, tree house is doing hops about as well as anyone in the game right now, so its always a treat to get to drink their stuff! this is a lighter version of their bright from what i understand, which is a nice change of pace, so many of their notable ipa types are in the 8% abv range, so this really ramps up the drinkability, and for my money, its just as robust and distinctive, although the hop profile here is definitely different than the original right? pale yellow color to this, quick settling white head from the pint can. aroma and flavor of fresh mango, kiwi, and wet pine sap, woodsy but not wintery to me, the fruitiness is enough to push it to a warm weather vibe, even with the obvious northwestern character. citra seems to lead it, but i get the simcoe here too for sure. i get a little pop of mandarin and berry in the flavor, some green grape, and just a little bit of bitterness, its really balanced and really clean. the grain base is earthy and dry and simple, but its not irrelevant, some wheat likely, and its not at all watery or anything in feel, even though its light. carbonation is really active which i love in a lighter ipa like this, and all the bold hops i want are here but in a format i can drink a bunch of. really tasty, really fresh, mission accomplished.

Dec 18, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 11.5.19, opened 11.20.19

“Doc! What the hell is a gigawatt?”

Poured into a teku , pale hazy yellow, , one finger frothy white foam cap , big bubbles,

Aroma is citrus , lemony, grapefruit, tangerine, malts

Taste is citrus, grapefruit

Low sudsing

Good beer

Nov 21, 2019
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Craig-er from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an outstanding underrated brew. Beautiful color, foam, look, smell, outstanding taste and feel make it a world class beer. Especially the drinkable 5.4 alcohol content makes it quite sophisticated.

Aug 17, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of a surprisingly hefty grain bill. Smells like oats and doughy malts. Citrus and tropical fruit hops. Tastes of bright citrus. Less tropical fruit. More oat and doughy malt. A little bit of a hop bite, maybe just because it's less sweet than most TH beers. Lighter end of medium bodied. It's pleasant and very easy to drink.

Jun 22, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been having so many cloudy IPAs, it was a change of pace having this clear, golden brew. Really quite light, sessionable, refreshing brew. Great for daytime and beach frolicking.

Apr 13, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 o can from connecticutpoet into boiler snifter.

Bright (yep) yellow body, slightly pale in color, with a firm fuzzy creamy cap of 1/2 finger. Light speckles of lace on the sides.

Aroma is spoiling slightly, it's the only Tree House lineup (Bright) that IMO needs to be drank fresh. Soppy grapefruit and grapefruit peel, slight blood orange, and faint lemon. Crisp grassy pilsner malt.

Flavor is of grapefruit and lemon, faint orange rind, grassy pilsner malt. Some washed out flavor here, definitely tasting like a session ale.

Feel is creamy yet carbonated, kind of a nice balance.

Overall, definitely the shabbiest Tree House beer out there, I think I like it even less than their pilsner Trail Magic. It's roughly on par with what most breweries constitute a "hazy IPA" and is at times lifeless and boring. If you're at the brewery don't waste your money on this garb, do it up right and buy real world class Tree House. No need to skimp if you've spent the time to get up to the counter.

Apr 12, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 2/6/19 but just aquired at the source last week?

Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy head of white. Retention and lacing is average. Peach, mandarins, and pear in the nose. Light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Tropical on the palate and quite dry. Orange and peach with a hint of pineapple. Finishes dry with a fairly quick wave of hops.

Tastes like a watered down Treehouse.

Apr 07, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color, cloudy with a bright white 2 finger head that retains fairly well and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is a little light and airy with a dusty citrus smell, slightly sweet with a touch of pineapple maybe.

The taste is also light with really just the citrus notes - kind of a west coast without the bitterness. It comes off a bit muddled and muted, but it is an enjoyable flavor

The mouthfeel has more character than the flavor with a sharp seltzer and semi-soft feel that finishes with a bit of white grape dryness on the tongue. A light bitterness also comes through in the finish.

This is a pretty good beer but it does not stick out for me. That "dusty" flavor is something I have tried to stay away from in beers and reminds me of the early "hazy" IPAs in the northeast. The seltzer buzz defines this beer most, which is saying something.

Mar 22, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a hazy light brownish orange with an inch of creamy head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of lime, grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple. The taste is tangerine, pineapple, lime and grapefruit. Bitter citrus near the end with some herbal hops. Dry with a creamy mouthfeel.

Mar 22, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

TREE HOUSE BABY BRIGHT IPA 2/25/19

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

a; Hazy orange/yellow with an inch thick white head which receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Strong orange/tangerine.

t; Citrus followed by a moderate hop bite and dry finish with some lingering bitterness.

m: Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; Really exceptional for a session IPA, if I did not know the ABV on this I'd think it might be a double.

Feb 25, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is grapefruit, pine and pineapple. Citrusy tartness. Aromatic. Beer opens citrus, pine and grapefruit. Hints of underripe pineapple and grass towards the middle and end. A foamy, frothy finish with a touch of cane sugar at the finish. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Really drinkable. Soft on the palate and goes down dry. Light but lingering finish.

Like the description says, nicely balanced. I would have liked a touch more hop bitterness in this one but as is, really drinkable.

Feb 20, 2019
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Kendo from New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One day left, Baby. The future looks Bright. . . .

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy light-yellow with a 1-finger fluffy, bright white head on top, which dissipates quickly, leaving behind foamy lacing on the glass.

S: Both citrus (lemon) and a touch of tropical fruit (pineapple), with some lighter, crackery malt noted underneath a touch of yeast. Not a strong nose by any measure, but pleasant.

T: First impression: this beer drinks almost like a Saison. I get a foundation of straw & grassy malt, followed by a touch of citrus (grapefruit, grapefruit peel), a hint of apricot, and a good lemony bitterness at the finish. Good clean, dry finish.

M: Light in heft, with an active but fine carbonation.

O: This is billed as an American IPA; if you go into this thinking it's going to be another juicy NE IPA from TreeHouse, you're in for a surprise. Think of it as a cross between a Session IPA and a Saison, and you've got the idea. I could see this one being enjoyable on a hot summer day, and with the right foods.

Thanks to M & B for bringing home the TreeHouse this weekend!

Feb 20, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours bright golden yellow with a bigger amount of head then most tree house IPAs. looks very bright, just like the others in the bright series. smells very lemony, almost like a tame, less funky farmhouse ale. do not get a lot of hops on the nose. taste is decent. no real hop bitterness. clean and very mild, which i think is what they are going for here. mouthfeel is surprisingly full. almost fools you for a second into thinking this is a regular or even double IPA. i’d be happy to have this on a regular basis.

Feb 09, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 1/23. Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 2/12.
A:VERY light heziness. Close to clear light yellow.
S:Malts aroma first ? Then light tangerine aroma.
T:Grape fruit, Apricot. Very light sweetness and bitterness.
M:Very light and smooth and dry. Close to lager but with nice Hop notes.
O:Medium Carbo. Light bdy. Say,in between NE IPA and lager.
Clean and dry but very enjoyable !
5.4% ABV.

Feb 08, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with brutalfarce. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/10/2019. Pours very hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a fantastic session IPA. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Amazing Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo profile. Extremely vibrant and fairly juicy/dank/earthy hop complexity; with a nice bready wheat/oat/malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

Jan 23, 2019
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brutalfarce from Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours beautiful straw color that you cant see through. Smells bitter almost astringent with foam head about an inch that stands strong. Drinks lighter than it looks almost thin. Is more bitter than you'd expect being so light and dry. Not bad but other brights are better to me

Jan 13, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House brewery yesterday for three dollars and thirty cents. My twenty eighth beer reviewed from these guys. Decent, not great, kind of bland and watery.

Jan 13, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Don't forget to read the bottom of the can! " Dispropertionately Delicious" it reads.
Canned on 1/10/19. Opened on 1/11/19

Oh yeah, its got that straw-gold color with a white haze within. Airy, yet dense pure white foam cap rises high in my long stemmed TreeHouse glass. Dissipates to minimal, lacy coverage.

The nose is full of ripe citrus and tangy edhed fruits from The triple-play of hops. Herbal citrus, dried wheat and grasses, honeydew melon, spicy cucumbers and electric apricot pops out for me in the aroma. A very light and grainy malt scent is detected way down deep in the mix.

The body and mouthfeel is very light, yet smooth and crisp. The neutral and clean ale yeast and easy maltiness makes this an easy session packed with interesting hop tones all over.

The hop complexity in the flavor starts out with light citrus, herbal grains and starfruit. The blend is one part pithy fruits, the other part grainy earth tones that tend to linger in a gentle, bitter style finish. Very well rounded with a light fruity edge that gives way to the dry-earthiness of the hops, and to a lesser extent, the malt charecter.

TreeHouse had a knack for making very light, yet complex IPA's that you feel and taste on the same level. This is one fine, easy drinking session IPA from the folks that really took the New England IPA styles to a new and amazingly consistent level.

Jan 11, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12/26/28 and served in a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dull, milky orange with a tight, two-inch, bright white head and a slight haze to the clarity. Nose expresses hints of citrus, rind and pale malts. Taste consistent with nose - someone subdued and a little bland. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, solid but nothing particularly special.

Dec 30, 2018
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: grapefruit and lemon with a little apricot;

T: grapefruit and lemon - balanced in the beginning and with lemon predominant from the middle through the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: balance is better than most SIPAs;

Dec 17, 2018
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- The can pours a mostly clear golden yellow brew into a tulip glass. The head is creamy, thick and frothy and peaks at about a finger high. Pretty good head retention and a large sheet of lace at the top leads to thin drizzle down the glass below that.

S- A good deal of citrus hops lead the way in the aroma and overall it is a fruity and hoppy aroma with a moderately high level of hop strength but not as juicy and intense as you are used to from Tree House. Tangerine, bubble gum, sweet oranges, mango and melon come to mind as well as some floral and herbal hints. The malts are noted here with some light base barley, bready and sweet hints.

T- As the name would suggest, this is obviously a toned down version of Bright and aiming to be a more drinkable, lighter version of the aforementioned; and it is. The hops are balanced by modern standards but still provide plenty of fruity, floral, and herbal flavors. Mango, bubble gum, melon, soft citrus, tangerines, a hint of smooth grapefruit, oranges, mint, dankness and onion comes to mind. Slight hints of pale barley and bread but mostly just the smooth, light-medium level hop flavors.

MF- Puffy and moderately creamy texture to the light end body keeping it from even bordering thin territory. The carbonation is at a high level and it ends with a clean light bitterness.

Baby version of Bright indeed but probably a bit too baby for some. The hops are well rounded and have plenty of fruity, herbal and floral flavors. As a sort of session type brew this is great but those expecting intense juicy bombastic hops might be a bit less impressed.

Dec 13, 2018
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - amazing. And here I thought Super Sap was a dumb name. The pour is... Bright. Mild tangerine haze but mostly opaque.

S - orange candy and carmelized onions. Reminiscent of orange Tootsie Pop. Doughy mosaic that seems more... topical, whereas OG Bright has a more vibrant depth to it. Still rich and warm.

T - much more of an orangey burst. Hints of coriander and lemon sweetness. The overall flavor foundation is a lot thinner and more fragile. I get the typical Bright flavors up front, but then a hollowness in the middle with it's little wibbly wobbly baby knees a-shaking, trying to keep this shit together, and the finish is doughy, dank grapefruit with that herbal, empty bitterness you get from beers that taste like they need more of an alcohol support system.

F - the feel shines. So much body and velvet for this ABV. TH can really do no wrong here.

O - it does what it sets out to do. Bright is already easy enough to drink and I've always thought its ABV was higher than the package it boasts, so it's hard to drink a lot, but BB can go down all day long. It's a tad on the syrupy side which may prevent you from doing that, but it's overall crisp and drinkable.

Nov 27, 2018
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It looks very nice. Hazy of course with a little head that sticks around. The smell is much more faint than a DIPA. I think I drink far more DIPAs than regular 5-6% abv IPAs, so perhaps I’m biased in my preferences now. The taste is nice. A bit bitter and crispy which isn’t normally how I describe an IPA. Relatively dry finish. I love that lack of intense sweetness which means I could drink this all day. Super soft mouthfeel too. highly recommended!

Nov 24, 2018
Baby Bright from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 187 ratings