Beneficiaries Of Chance
Tree House Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #55
Ranked #2,043
4.29 | pDev: 7.23%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Beneficiaries of Chance is a beer that celebrates the good fortune of love, and the truly impossible circumstances by which it takes place in the scale of the universe. It asks us to be thankful, and remain in awe of the pure unlikelihood that we are given such an opportunity. It celebrates friendship, awe, kindness, and all the feelings we are fortunate to experience as part of the human condition.
Original 2014 release: 5.3% ABV
2019 Rerelease: 4.8% ABV
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 98 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Rapscullion from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From can. Pours a hazy, translucent light orange color with a creamy head. Nose is orange citrus with some lighter tropical fruit notes.
Palate is again citrusy with a touch of melon and papaya. Lightly hopped and a nice effervesence.
Rounded and super quaffable. Tree House hit the nail on the head with this Pale Ale. Any one complaining about the lack of hops compared to their more renowned IPAs is completely misunderstanding this catagory of beer.

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BeerBaronBear from New York

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/15/20, tasted 11/8/20. As a lighter pale ale, this one is quite solid, but it just "pales" in comparison to the more flavorful TH offerings. The look was a nice cloudy yellowish orange, and the mouthfeel was also nice, although on the thinner side as expected. The smell was pretty bland though, and the taste was similarly uninspiring. Had a hint of citrus and a bit of lingering bitterness, but not a ton of flavor beyond that. Not a beer I'd actively seek again, although I'd be happy to drink it if it were offered to me.

Nov 08, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque maize with a moderate off-white froth dying to a fuzzy uneven film and ring that clings to the glass in tall cobwebs.

Smell is lightly tropical and also peppery. The smoothly soft medium-light body has a mildly rounding carbonation that initiates a touch of shortbread before a lightly prickly hop teases the tongue, finishing semi-dry.

This is very a mild and crushable Tree House yeast showcase, with that always pleasant and refreshing melon quality made all the more drinkable here. While slightly spicy, it's also uniquely delicate.

Oct 19, 2020
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pGaf from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crushable because it’s not offensive in any way. No strong aftertaste, great aroma, light citrus flavor, full flavor but nothing stands out. Just very pleasing start to finish. Great beer but best when fresh.

Aug 06, 2020
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nice looking head on this one. Nose is fresh cut grass, citrus and lemondrop. Aromatic and clean. Beer opens citrus, a touch of pine, lemon zest and grass. Super quenching and drinkable. Very light bitterness in the middle that dissipates into nothingness at the end. A bright but brief hop bite persists in the aftertaste. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down crisp, clean.

I'm a big fan of this one. Just a very quaffable brew.

Oct 28, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a teku on the anniversary of my youngest son’s first wedding anniversary

Two finger creamy, soapy white foam cap, good rentention, good lacings over a hazy yellow orange liquid

Aroma is fresh orange citrus on the pour

Taste is lemony orange citrus hops

Low sudsing , hope taste, no bite, dry finish

Good beer

Oct 20, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up three cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $3.55. Canned-on date of 9/17. My sixty first brew from these guys. This was a miss for me. Very bland for a TH beer.

Oct 13, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer for a pale ale. Far better than the typical Sierra Nevada in this category. Good smell to the beer, and taste was crisp and hoppy - but not overly hoppy.

Oct 13, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours a hazy, milky orange saison-like head. the soapy, fluffy head dissipates to a couple clumps on top of the golden orange liquid. smells of lemons and oranges. wonderful citrusy aromas. taste is similar with a supreme drinkability. mouthfeel is not super full but it’s not bad either especially considering it’s an APA at less than 5% abv. overall, really well done pale ale and one that i always wondered whether or not it would get brewed again. glad it did.

Oct 10, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Acquired 9/25/19 at the brewery. Fine can art of a couple strolling (another TH wedding anniversary issue). Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

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

s; Mild tropical fruit.

t; Creamy tropical fruit cup with light hop bite. Mainly dry finish.

m; Fluffy medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; A bit off the usual TH path of citrus and heavier tropical fruit notes, this one is balanced nicely and enjoyable as much for the silky mouthfeel as for the flavors. An enjoyable session pale and a fitting tribute to the co-founder's marriage.

Oct 09, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can served in a willibecker. Canned 09/17/19. Pours a golden orange with a hazy clarity and a tight, one inch, bright white head that settles into a consistent quarter inch cap. A semi-concentric swath of lacing encircles the glass before streaking off into thin swaths. Nose reveals subtle notes of citrus and pith as well as a kiss of toasted malt. Taste follows nose; however, there's a hint of melon in the background and malt character in the nose rounds out the back end. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation. What can I say - what a great and flavor low profile offering.

Oct 09, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold in color with one inch head. Taste is lemon, tea, and grapefruit rind. Light bodied, slightly bitter,with moderate carbonation. Makes for a good pale ale.

Oct 05, 2019
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a milky straw yellow in color with a finger of white head. Aroma is citrusy, pithy, and grassy. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma, mostly citrusy with a moderately bitter finish. Medium-ish body and moderate carbonation. Overall a tasty pale ale.

Oct 03, 2019
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This can design is actually next level. What a great idea.

A- The tallboy pours into a tasting becher with a very floury and hazy golden body and a one finger thick and foamy head. Decent head retention as the foam dies to a small ring at the edges. Several small sheets of lacing.

S- Juice right as the can opens with a mix of tropical and stone fruits absolutely saturating the sense. Sweet and ripe stone fruits lead the way with huge peach, apricot, mango and nectarine notes supported by dank, tangerine, citrus oil, melon and bubble gum. Suggests a medium sweetness and cereal grains.

T- Becomes a bit grassy and has an herbal bitterness and a tea-like flavor on the taste buds contrasting the incredibly juice forward aroma. A bit of fruity hints with grapefruit, bitter orange, mango and papaya with bitter herbal, floral, melon, bubble gum and cereal grains. Moderately sweet.

MF- Light-medium bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. Texture is frothy and foamy and it ends with an herbal bitterness.

The aroma is very, very juicy and classic Tree House where the flavor shifts a bit towards more bitter floral, herbal and like you mixed some tea into the citrus and juicy fruits.

Sep 25, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 9/20. Poured to Glass on 10/12.
A:Light haziness. Finger of clouds and disappear soon.
S: Aroma is light. Pine, Pineapple, peach and some mango.
T: Clean, clear, light combination of fruits and hops.
M:Medium Carbo.
O: Smooth, clear, easy to drink.

Sep 22, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a pale yellowy haze with a greenish hue. Fluffy, sticky head that clings to the glass.

S - apricots, papaya, and pineapple. Coriander-laced orange with yeasty, lemony notes. Bright and playful.

T - soft, malleable flavors of satsuma, nectarine, and jackfruit. Passionfruit, yeasty bitterness, and herbal brightness. Orange blossom and lemon-lime. Finish is neutral and a touch dry.

F - big feel for a pale ale. Did they brew this with oats too, like everything else these past couple months? Smooth and velvety. Supple creaminess.

O - gentle and caressing. Appears to be topped up with Galaxy due to its pineapple zing and earthy, herbal hop essence. Oh, and the color. Fantastic feel and brightness for an APA. Not terribly juicy or punchy, but that's not the point. Nice beer to follow up a few big bois.

Sep 22, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 9/17/19 into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy deep orange color with a finger of soapy white head. The head leaves very little lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of tangerines, pineapples, and mangoes. There's a touch of grapefruit and crackery malt on the back end.

The flavor brings out notes of pineapples and honeydew melon, as well as some fresh mangoes and papaya. There's a good bit of tangerines and grapefruit with some fruit loops not far behind. The doughy malt is present throughout. Finishes subtly piney and bitter. Nice flavor.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and relatively dry.

Overall, a very good pale ale that packs a punch for a 4.8% beer. There's not a lot that stands out about it but it's flavorful and drinkable as hell.

Sep 21, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a nice two finger head that fades to leave a nice creamy blanket and lacing 4.5

S - Aromas of bright hops, fine pine, good grapefruit nice creamy malt base, really smells like a combination of green and Julius. 4.5

T - Taste is really nice, good bright hops, light citrus, good grapefruit, nice tutti fruiti bubblegum notes, lightly tropical. Delicious. 4.5

M - Mouthfeel is nice and lightly carbonated, creamy, good. 4.5

O - Overall this was delicious. Great nose and Mouthfeel with awesome taste. Well done! 4.75

Serving Type: Growler

Sep 29, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler filled a few hours ago.

Pours a nice creamy thick 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, leaves nice whisps of lacing, typical Tree House super hazy murky carrot orange nectar colored.

Nose great Southern Hemisphere hops, Kiwi earthy terroir like, that grassy earthy New Zealand greatness in there, with some mild tropical notes, a Galaxy like tropical citrus, tangerine, papaya, faint mango like, etc. It brings a mild grapefruit pith, faint touch of melon rind and even a touch of a minty note, great hop profile, with mild sweet creamy malt base.

Taste starts with a creamy malt base, soft with a hint of sweetness, a nice base. Then hops explode and tons more Southern Hemisphere. The New Zealand terroir explodes again, mild grassy earthy like components that only come from there, and into tropical fruits again, a mix of Kiwi and a Australian Galaxy like, tropical with lots of papaya, a little dank resinous passion fruit note, mango, soft clementine like citrus note, touch tangy rind and some grapefruit pith, etc. Later the hops get a faint melon rind, with a nice pithy bitterness. Finish is pretty bitter, more pith, melon rind, grapefruit, little papaya like, and hops get a bit spicy too.

Mouth is med bod, nice creamy feel, nice carb.

Overall quite nice. Reminds me of what I remember Green being when it first came out, with less gravity and less malts, the big New Zealand like hops, nice juicy Galaxy hops as well, good creamy soft malt base to go with it, etc. I really think this is how Green used to be before it was hard to get the hops and was forced to scale back, very tasty.

Sep 20, 2014
Beneficiaries Of Chance from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 98 ratings