Present Moment
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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #40
Ranked #1,496
4.25 | pDev: 7.29%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: A new American Pale Ale brewed with buckets (literally) of Southern Hemisphere hops. Moment pours a gorgeous hazy yellow in the glass and gives off aromas of juicy fruit gum, pineapple, and passionfruit. The flavors follows suit with a big punch of young pineapple, grapefruit, and orange rind. We even get a bit of cantaloupe. A vibrant beer from the can, or poured into your favorite tulip… Subsist in the moment!
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer with a typical hazy yellow color, with a great fresh smell of pine and fruit. The taste is crisp with an aftertaste of guava and mango. Very well carbonated.

Apr 10, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding pale ale from the always amazing Tree House. 3/3/20 date printed on can so this one was nice and fresh. Pours a thick luscious hazy yellow color with some fluffy white head and nice small rings of lingering lacing. Smells of fresh topical mango, pineapple, grapefruit, melon, orange, guava and passion fruit. Also some creamy vanilla, malt, bread, weaker floral hops. Taste follows the nose, incredible balance and juiciness, so flavorful and goes down so easy. Felt a little lighter than some of their NE style IPAs but otherwise was just as delicious as their go-to beers. Silky smooth, pillowy soft mouthfeel with perfect carbonation - tough to beat this mouthfeel. An outstanding beer.

Mar 16, 2020
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-2-2019 (Consumed Aug-18)

It pours an evenly hazy orange-julius-with-creamer color with a big, jello-like white head, easily rouseable, streaky lacing. The aroma is packed with orange creamsicile, mango sorbet, a hint of mossiness. A creamy, almost pithy pseudo bitterness atop a bready malt body makes up the flavor. It is fluffy with a nice crisp bite from the carbonation. this is a very straightforward beer with a great feel and an explosive aroma. Just delicious par for the course for this brewery and a nice take on an APA and a little less of the juiciness that dominates their stouter hoppy beers.


Aug 20, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, dated 08.02.2019, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a very hazy pale straw color, orange and golden hues with a foamy white head that crests about a finger high with excellent retention and wonderful lacing. The aroma is pleasant, soft melange of tropical fruits, light citrus juice with a floral bouquet and a strong backbone and pale biscuit malt, grainy with sweet yeast and mineral water. The flavors are nice, very fruity, tropical punch of mango, pineapple, guava and melon while an element of orange makes this feel adequately juicy. The sweet yeast and floral character of this beer is very apparent though there is a moderate bitter element, orange peel, some grassiness but primarily this beer feels very sweet as the maltiness of this beer accelerates as it warms. The mouthfeel is good, coating and lively with a pillowy medium body that finishes easily with a mild dry bite.

Verdict: A good pale ale from Tree House. It's very sweet, lots of bright fruit flavors with a fragrant floral character and the grains only seem to emphasize this. Refreshing for sure, but ultimately a one dimensional experience, albeit easy and pleasant.

Aug 11, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on
A:Slightly lighter side of haziness. Light Orange colour. Finger of cloud disappear soon.
S:Sabtle fruits aromas but not strong.
T:At the beginning, malts notes first. Not fruity notes.Solid but not too heavy bitterness continue.
M:Light Carbo. Medium-light body, Malts character is stronger than Hops. But not sweet.
O:Different from typical NEIPA. But nice level of APA.

Aug 08, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow gold color with a 2 finger white dense, silky head. Nice retention.

Aroma is fairly pungent with mostly stone fruit notes, maybe white nectarine and a little peach.

The taste is similar with an initial wave of unsweet, dry nectarine and maybe grape. The lack of sweetness makes the light astringency pop out a little more, which I don't like as much. Still, the flavor is pleasant, nothing "off". The finish has a touch of cantaloupe, but otherwise follows the same flavors. Pale malt is tough to recognize with all the hop flavor, but this is a good thing I think.

Feel is very soft, a tad too thin in body, though this is an APA. Bitterness is just not recognizable.

This is a pale with a lot of flavor on the more etheral, less tropical side of hops - a nice change up from big citrus. However it leaves me wanting a little more from it, something hard to put a finger on. I would like not want to grab this one if I were down there getting cans. Don't let that turn you away though, as this is my tastes and there is really nothing offensive at all in this one.

May 23, 2019
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stoumi from California

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

Present Moment pours a beautiful hazy yellow with a thick and rich 2-finger head. The smell is fruity with grapefruit and pineapple and a hint of stone fruit and what can only be described as Juicy Fruit gum. The taste, like the nose is fruit forward with pineapple, peach and a pronounced cantaloupe sweetness. Just a hint of hop bitterness but thicker then expected mouthfeel.

May 04, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 02/27/19, 11:19:07, 'IMAGINARY RULE BOOK I KEEP WITHIN MY HEAD'.

The pour is a pale golden color, with heavy white head that bubbles up over three fingers in height. It dissipates slowly, leaving gobs of sticky, frothy lace retention all around the inside of the glass as the beer settles.

The nose on this instantly hits you with pineapple, hints of candied grapefruit and bubble gum. It's not overly sweet by any means, with the nose itself being fairly subtle at first and only continuing to open up as it warms.

The pineapple returns in the flavors, although followed up this time with a much heavier predominance of citrus as well as a hint of stone fruit dryness as well. A fairly light Pale Ale that hints at a subtle complexity but at the same time doesn't give that "oomph" that I quite wanted. There's a bit of breadiness in the finish as well.

Crisp, clean body to this beer, with an almost seltzery carbonation that gives the beer a light amount of dryness that finishes with a touch of lingering bitterness.

Apr 14, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

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

16 oz. can. Very murky orange. Smells of fruity hops with something like lime and passionfruit or some sort of acidic fruit. Grapefruit pith behind it. Tastes of orange, lime, passionfruit, all sorts of fruity hop flavors. Pleasant bitterness in the back end with a chewy and oaty malt profile. Medium body, kinda thick for a pale ale. Easy drinking and full of flavor, though.

Apr 14, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super hazy golden pour. Strong, straight-from-the-hip fruit flavors courtesy of a blend of Southern Hemisphere hops. Really deep and flavorful. A solid hop experience.

Apr 08, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy pale banana yellow with a fat finger of lasting off-white head. Thick, uneven rings of lacing.

Pleasant aroma of pineapple, strawberry-banana Starbursts and tropical flowers.

It comes across a little watery in the flavor — which I guess is about par for the course for many New England-style APAs. A fruity blend of peach and pineapple up front is immediately cut by that watery quality mid-palate and then some dull citrus rind bitterness and mineral water on the backend. There are flashes of light toast and grass in there as well.

Thick bodied and creamy for the style, with sharp carbonation.

Maybe a bit too fizzy and sparkling mineral water-esque for me to session, but still a very pleasant drinker overall. The nose is especially pleasing.

Mar 29, 2019
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a fan. Tasted unfinished. Tree House is a good brewery that turns out solid stuff, but this was unfinished at best. Like drinking a yeast bomb/can of sludge-like clay.

Mar 25, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

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

Moderate pour yields a one inch not quite pure white head over a fairly murky body with some sticky clumps of lacing. Nose of slight tropical fruit and a bit of earthy dankness. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with a dank and pine resinous finish at first couple sips, but as it warms that transform to a more juicy finish of tropical fruit and orange. Nice feel and overall, a solid APA from THBC. Cheers to Rob the Man for the hookup!

Mar 03, 2019
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 12-13-18
L: Cloudy - orange creamsicleish. Quick settling off-white head, nice lazy lacing.
S: Ripe passion fruit, very light orange and pineapple. There's a light tropical/fruit base throughout, slightly muddying the aroma.
T: Juicy passion fruit, a blush of bubblegum, pineapple mid.
F: Velvety smooth, light bitterness, tiny bit of carbonation.
O: A very good 5.4% brew. Freshly opened and cold, the flavors and aroma's were very laid back. Warming helped coax multiple flavors out, but the aroma was very muted. Highlight to me was the MF. Smooth all the way through.

Jan 21, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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

16oz can dated 12/13/18.

Pours milky gold with a fluffy head of white. Decent retention and lacing. Peach, pineapple, mango, and orange in the nose. Floral and soft but not pungently hoppy. Soft bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Ripe peach with orange on the palate. Zero malt and quite dry with minimal bitterness. Finishes with lingering tropicals and a nice balance despite being fairly hoppy.

An easy drinker with a moderate amount of hops.

Dec 25, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Broken Bow nonic glass; canned on 12/13/2018.
A: Pours a cloudy, yellow-orange color (like OJ), with a one inch, white head, limited retention (big bubble rim), and somewhat soapy lacing.
S: First impression: orangeade. Aromas of grapefruit, navel orange, mango, maybe caramel and lime.
T: Semisweet with graininess front and center. Orange note, but lime and citrus rinds flavors are the dominant citrus. Bready. Substantial, but still understated bitterness at first, increasing as it warms.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit pulpy.
O: Didn't really agree with the Commercial Description above, but a delicious American Pale Ale nonetheless.

Dec 22, 2018
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


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

a: Cloudy dark yellow with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Moderately intense citrus, close to the trademark TH orange/grapefruit pith but with a pine resiny twist.

t; Follows the nose with moderate to strong bitterness. Dry finish includes lingering bitterness, like biting into a grapefruit.

m: Solid medium, great body and some carbonation tingle.

o; One of the best of the many TH IPAs/pale ales, with all the bells and whistles. If there is any negative it might be the bitterness overall maybe a bit too much. but this was self-served about ten degrees higher than what is probably ideal for such a high-hopped brew, so I'll have to try to put the next one in the regular fridge for awhile first. As it is in the present moment, it's pretty near perfect.

Sep 30, 2018
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 09/14/18

Pours cloudy opaque yellow gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells real floral and fragrant like fresh ripe peach skin, dried apricots, juicy fruit gum, pineapple, passionfruit, white grapefruit, orange citrus, lemon flesh, with floral dank earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like young pineapple, grapefruit, orange citrus, lemon flesh, passionfruit, pineapple, juicy fruit gum, dried apricot, peach skin, some smooth bready wheaty caramelized malts, with floral dank resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels super smooth, thick medium-full bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice juicy New England pale ale.

Sep 17, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer looks incredible. Hazy, milky yellow in color with half inch head. Taste is pineapple,, orange, and a touch of grapefruit rind. Light bodied, slightly bitter, low carbonation. Reminds me of Green light. Super juicy and flavorful. Wonderful beer.

Sep 17, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

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

Picked-up twelve cans at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for three fifty five per can. This is my 15th brew from these guys. Solid APA, melon taste. Better options for this style at this price point, in my opinion.

Sep 16, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can dated 7/27/18. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: About 2F fluffy white head with lots of lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a hazy bright golden orange.

S: Sticky melon, pineapple, and other tropical fruits along with some grapefruit.

T: Follows nose, largely. Grassy and sticky, but not very dank melon and tropical fruit. Pretty neutral finish.

F: Light to medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Construction and balance are very good. Finish is long and grassy rather than crisp. Still quite drinkable due to low ABV.

O: Solid APA with a lot of fruity taste.

Aug 05, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My wife is Yogini so this pint can was a must. "How many people are you?" is the focus question on the bottom of the can. 6/28 opened on 7/6/18.

You can count on Treehouse to always deliver the haziest, most opaque and milky looking orange and gold colored liquid. Heavy, dense, rich and healthy appearance. The "head" the thick and creamy, smooth vanilla and sea foam style whipped cap is amazing. Sticks around, bold and full throughout the durationbof the session. Major lacing, sticky foam left overs everywhere.

Vanilla-sweet, tropical fruit punch with a creamy topping style aroma is huge. The hoppy aromatics from Treehouse are always intense and wet-fresh style. Greshly picked and crushed hops, sweet fruits and melons, whipped cream and spices round it out. Seriously complex and bold aroma's popping off here.

The first impression of the texture, feel and flavor is....: Fresh, golden wheat and hay from the light, but sickly complex malty side coupled with some of the freshest, wetest most lush earthy hop flavor I can remember. A smoooth, sliky and lush texture and mouthfeel, the malt's appearance is light and vibrant but it's effect is more like a thick, milky cream ale. The malty flavor is a wheat, hay and hetbal bite with a huge, creamy, vanilla like sweetness and fluff effect. WTF??!! Them hops, fresh, and intense with bold aroma's and flavors bring in light mango, starfruit, spices and dense notes of pineapple. Complexity is off the charts.

So, I really like a crispy-based malty kick to my IPA's, Present Moment is all about a round, smooth, almost cask style feel and effect. It's smootu texture is pretty awesome, but I do miss a crispy, lighter bite to balance out the hops..or challenge the hops. The silky, opaque and thick liquid is a Treehouse signature, no one seems to do it better.

Jul 06, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very hazy light orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This is a big and soft passionfruit bomb on the nose, with creamy passionfruit puree, and additional pink grapefruit, guava, and pineapple hop flavors as well.

I would definitely prefer a little bit more bitterness, as it's definitely minimal. But the juiciness is off the charts here, and really well done- with soft and vibrant fruit flavors. Passionfruit leads the way mostly, and the other fruit flavors mentioned in the aroma are supporting cast members.

This is super light and fluffy in the mouthfeel, with a cloud-like drinking experience available to you. It's super drinkable.

I've had a good string of luck with Tree House beers lately- this was wonderful, even though it does require a bit more bitterness for my personal palate.

Jul 04, 2018
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

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

Pours a hazy solid orange with tight lacing and a two finger head. Smells of aromatic juice, sweet citrus and melon. Floral. Taste follows nose with juice, cracker malts, slightly peppery. Hops and bitterness are present but not dominant. A little bit spicy and finishes dry and bitter. Subtle carbonation, tingly mouthfeel. This is a perfectly pleasant beer from Tree House, but it's not touching their best stuff.

Apr 10, 2018
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy, turbid yellow with a big fluffy, Pillowy white head. It has medium carbonation. The beer smells of lemon, Candied citrus, mango, melon, and bread. It tastes of lemon, Candied citrus, mango, melon, and bread to round it out. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. This is a great pale ale from Tree House.

Mar 07, 2018
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