Pride & Purpose
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #47
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,619
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.29%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
218
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: We are pleased to introduce a new occasional offering in the Tree House Pale Ale line-up: Pride & Purpose! As we marvel at the land in Charlton being transformed from a brushy landscape into a space of future identity and creativity for Tree House, we find ourselves imagining the type of beers we’d like to enjoy after a hard shift on the mezzanine overlooking the new brewery. To that end, Pride & Purpose is crafted to be a soft, juicy, low alcohol offering that exhibits balance, hop saturation, and an appropriate bitterness to entice your next sip. Brewed simply with pale malt, Galaxy hops, and a hint of Citra, we taste flavors of pineapple, orange, and passionfruit with a grapefruit pith finish. A medium body and hints of doughy malt provide balance and elegance. This is a simple beer that reinforces an ongoing sense of focus and intent, and serves as an acknowledgement that without your support none of this would be possible.
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Photo of Gatch
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Bride & Porpoise” Canned 09/05/19
Has that TH look, super hazy and thick, with a fluffy white head. Very subtle nose, with the aromas you expect but at a level 2 or 3 versus a 9 or 10. This is a subdued, tasty, and approachable/agreeable/drinkable PA for any beer drinker. Heavy on the malt and sweet finish/feel. Has that fruity flavor throughout but pleasantly balanced. I can see how this might throw people off at first bc they expect a hoppy PA. But as stated, it’s meant to be an after-work beer for enjoyment. The description is perfect; it’s a unique release and very, very good.

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

Canned 8/25/16; drank 9/17/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque yellow/orange appearance.

Nice white head; strong, frothy lace.

Pineapple & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple, wheat & orange citrus flavors up front; faint dry grass notes on the finish. Mild but creamy & fruity.

Enjoyable.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of tropical fruit and orange citrus. Tastes a little more aggressive. Orange and grapefruit tingly hop presence. Grainy malt and some doughy bread. Tropical fruit is secondary. Back end has a pleasant bitterness. It's easy to drink but chewy for a "light" beer. Very good. Standard TH profile with a much appreciated bitterness.

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Photo of Naughead
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm rating this considering what it is - a lower alcohol Pale Ale. It has a tremendous amount of flavor for such a low ABV beer, and a great nose out of the can. The nose dissipates quickly, but the flavor remains. Very juicy for it's 5.1%, and a great way to end a night after a few stronger ones. It's not Julius, but it is an excellent offering.

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Photo of scotorum
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

a; Cloudy dark gold with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing. Impresive for a session ale!

s: Tree House citrus, that is leaning to orange peel. Smells like the brewery.

t; Follows the nose well, with moderate bitterness over a dry finish. The aroma/flavor lingers pleasantly.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Another exceptional sessionable TH brew, really outstanding for the genre. Flavorful, refreshing and yet substantial-feeling, with enough orange-pith-like bitterness to keep your attention.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, pale gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is pineapple and grapefruit juice. Bitter--moreso than other Tree House beers, light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a really good pale ale. I prefer other Tree House pales and lighter beers,but still very good.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can. White head with lace. Hazy pale golden yellow.

Interesting hop profile. Spicy, earthy, zesty, floral. Some citrus, light fruit. Bready and biscuit malts. Some bitterness.

Okay, but not my jam when it comes to TH.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into a Heady Topper stemless snifter. This is admittedly a bit past its prime.

Softer looking and more pale than most of their other IPAs. Nose is clementine and pineapple. Sweet. Soft. Subtle. Beer opens citrus, lychee, pineapple and starfruit. Some grassy bitterness towards the middle and end mixed with a touch of black tea bitterness. This is very good. So balanced and for once, a nice hop presence. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate and goes down with a bit of bite. Finishes real clean. Very easy to drink.

The perfect summer beer. It's flavors don't stand out from pungency... but rather from balance and subtlety. Really nice.

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Photo of cbutova
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy into a narrow tulip with a very milky/hazy pale straw yellow-orange body and a luscious foamy white cap. The had peaks at about two inches high and displays very good retention. A massive amount of lacing after each sip in sheets that cover most of the glass.

S- The aroma is bright with hops dominating and notes of grapefruit, dank herbs, pineapple, melon and tangerine come out on top. Just a slight hint of pale grains and sweetness. Somewhat on the subtle, simpler side. Just a touch of passionfruit and stone fruit for my nose.

T- Shifts a bit from the aroma with a hop profile that is grassier and more floral and herbal than on the nose. This grassiness melds with the tropical and fruity hints of grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple and dankness. Pale base grain mash hints in the backdrop. Hints of bright passionfruit open up with time. Raw hops come to mind.

MF- Puffy and creamy consistency to the medium bodied brew. The medium-high level of carbonation is padded on the palate thanks to the texture. Ends with a moderate bitterness.

Not quite a tropical or stone fruit juice bomb but plenty of bright and flavorful citrus, grassy, herbal and fruity hop notes. Somewhat of a raw hop flavor throughout that detracts from the experience.

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Photo of Boto
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can: This one pours a milky, straw yellow color. There was a small white head and some lacing. It has a lighter nose. Tropical hops and pine are the predominant aromas. The taste is good, Mild bitterness and some juiciness. Pine and tropical flavors, with a good malty body in the background.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fully opaque stark orange-yellow, looking like mango puree, with a tall off-white foam that settles unevenly to leave a thick ridge and some reaching arms of lace.

Smell is spicy, cannabic and resinous with brighter components of orange & pineapple marmalade, and a hint of biscuit.

Taste too is spicy and pungent yet mildly so with tangy and flashy notes of kiwi, peach, lemon-lime as well as grapefruit and papaya before a bready cracker swallow.

A crisp, satisfying carbonation froths and softens up the body, that then settles to a medium-thin feel with a chewy dry finish.

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy yet bright orange, the head dissipates slowly leaving thick lacing around the glass and patchy suds on the surface. Citrusy and floral nose with some candied peach accents. Tastes more floral than fruity but there is an underlying sweetness that coats the tongue. Middle of the road for carbonation but a smooth finish with minimal bitterness. A unique take on a pale ale.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 13 oz Snulip glass canned on 7/04/18. Pours like a well shaken glass of pineapple orange juice, leaving nice thick rings of lace all around the sides of the glass, with exceptional retention.4.75

Smell papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, and just a little hint of grapefruit rind. 4.75

Taste follows tropical frontvto back, incredible one dimensional balance and how is this juice bomb only 5.1% ABV really world class! 5

Mouthfeel is soft with just the right amount of life, not dry but a stickyness from a ton of dry hopping, and once again this gem drinks closer to 6.5 or 7%. 5

Overall this one brakes the mold, I am scoring a tad higher because of what the have accomplished with a sessionable NEAPA. Honestly nothing short of exceptional and they truly have earned the insane hype surrounded there craft. 4.75

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Photo of smcolw
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very cloudy with a white gold color. Minor head. No lace.

Grapefruit rind aroma.

Mildly harsh but not extreme. Long bitter aftertaste. Overall, a special beer for taste with a solid body and neutral carbonation.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold 16 oz can poured into my snifter. Beer was a gift from @schuee, thanks man!
The beer pours a hazy straw colored gold with a fluffy bleached white head the foams up 4 cm even with a gentle pour.
The foam fades away slowly but settles as a thick edge layer and leaves scattered lattice after each sip.
The aroma is evident as the beer fills my glass. I get a lot of grassy and some citrusy hops, with a bit of mango and orange mixing together. Maybe just a hint of biscuity malt note buried in there too.
The first sip reveals a light body with fine tingly carbonation and a crisp texture. definitely a crushable beer on the physical traits. Flavor is some light tropical and citrus fruit and a bit of biscuit again. The finish moves to a bit of a grassy and slightly rindy and pithy hop quality. A little bit of bitterness makes this some more refreshing beer for the glass.
A nice easy drinking pale ale, not overly complex or robust flavor but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light hazy straw yellow, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This is a passionfruit hop bomb on the nose, with some orange, mango, and pineapple as well, along with a nice grassy backbone.

This is really quite nice. I get a lot of Galaxy, with passionfruit and mango leading the way, along with orange peel and grassy hops. There's a slight biscuity malt character, too, but it's not intrusive.

This is light bodied, with a very high level of drinkability, and a crisp and well attenuated finish.

This is nice, basic no frills pale ale with a killer hop flavor. I always seem to like TH's pale ales best of their hoppy ouevre.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Going from notes, really solid pale ale and exactly what you'd expect from TH. You could close your eyes and this would fool you into thinking it's a full IPA. The drinkability is solid and the taste requires sipping, but the 5.1% keeps you level-headed throughout the process. Really nice treat and I hope to see it again.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pithy grapefruit, green plant notes, that signature TH grainyness and a hint of gummy character, orange and mellow pineapple in the back. some bitterness creates a nice crisp bite on the finish. smooth mouthfeel, light bodied. a really tasty and refreshing easy drinker. dont expect to be blown away by this one, but its a well crafted and super clean APA, awesome stuff!!

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Photo of Damian
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
01/26/18
Served in a Tree House teku
Thanks to my friend Sean for hooking me up with this in our trade.

Solid appearance. The cloudy, yellow ochre body was topped by a frothy, finger-tall, bright white crown that quickly fell to a foamy halo. Odd shaped patches of lacing stuck all along the glass and lasted until the drink's end.

The aroma was somewhat unusual. The first thing I picked up was a minty, menthol-like quality. Some piney notes were also apparent. Bready, Pilsner malts came through strong. There was an odd, glue-y or plastic-like presence as well. Somewhat fruity. Citrus was noticeable. Orange and grapefruit came to mind. Bit of melon too. As the beer warmed, subtle passionfruit and tangerine notes appeared.

The flavor mirrored the nose and also seemed a bit strange. Grapefruit and piney hop notes dominated. Tart clementine was also noticeable. The beer was anchored by a stiff, doughy, Pilsner malt backbone. Like the nose, there was an odd plastic-like quality. More grapefruit and grapefruit zest on the back end and in the finish. Moderately pithy and bitter. Touch of lingering yeastiness after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was very soft and understated. Thinner bodied with an ultra fine, subtle effervescence. The liquid turned frothy and smooth on the palate.

I love most Tree House beers, but this American pale ale was hugely disappointing. Between the unexpected, doughy malt notes and the strange plastic-y quality, I had a difficult time wrapping my head around this beer. If this were made by a less acclaimed brewery, I am doubtful it would earn the scores that it does.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can : "Drink Fresh, Live well" (smiley face) 1/25/18 opened on 1/27/18. Only two days old. Fresh indeed!

I like how 5.1 % abv. Is concidered "low" alchohol to the brewers of Tree House!

This one pours out into my heady, super-special long stemmed Tree House glass with a vibrant hued orange and gold color. A healthy, towering white froth is easily 3" high, rocky and bubbly just like the north atlantic seashore. Lots of chunky, intricate lacing stays clinging to the glass walls. Lots of bubbly froth remains in clumps and lots o lots of lacing.

The aromatics of this is just unreal. A powerful, tropical, fruity hop aroma seems boundless. Pineapple, kiwi, honeydew mellon, papya, white grapes and wet grasses....did I mention tropical?!
These are some seriously tropical smelling cones. A light, honey scented malt detected under these wonderfully pungent hop cones.

The flavor echoes the nose....massive tropical fruity blend hops are seriously complex, but very light and juicy in flavor and mouthfeel. A very light approach, easy sipper, as if it's a blend of a light blonde ale and tropical fruit punch. This might very well be the ultimate summertime beverage. Refreshing, light yet complex in flavor with a fresh, healthy medium bodied feel going down, finishing fresh and full. Honestly, though....it's almost not a "beer" I mean, the hops are soo tropical and fruity flavored that there is no "earthy-leafy-dry-bitterness" side of these hops, just straight fruity and juicy. The malt is soo light toned, yet full of golden-crispy wheat and wonder bready goodness it's hard to fully understand why this seemscso damn heady. The not-ever bitter, tropical hop thing is a signature taste for Tree House, bringing the New England Style ipa's to another distinct and unique level.

Tree House seems to be the masters of the fresh, tropical hop dominated brews. Seriously light malty profiles leads to dense, non bitter hop complexities that make each brew unique amoungst the hordes of the New England style ipa movement.

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Photo of rudzud
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a can of this at the brewery today.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip nice hazy golden orange hue with a good two finger white head that faded slowly to leave a dense, creamy blanket and very nice side lacing.

S - Aromas of nice bright honeydew melon, very light citrus and pineapple notes as well. Little pale malts. A Galaxy bomb for sure.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Decent amount of crackery grains, flashes of melon and pineapple. Little bit of citrus juice and just a touch of musty passion fruit. Certainly is soft and balanced. Not very bitter at all either. Melon notes come out even more as it warms and lingers on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little fluffy, body nice and smooth and light.

O - Overall this was a solid APA. Very 'light and refreshing' with some subtle hop notes. Nicely drinkable.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a thick white head and great lacing. Soft aromas of fruit and hops. Notes of pineapple, stone fruit and grapefruit. Soft, crushable and dry. This is a nice pale ale but there honestly isn't anything special about it.

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

Pours a cloudy yellow, with not a lot of foam.

Very tropical on the nose, citrus and pine apple, but mainly I get honey dew...

The honey dew dominates the flavor as well, with some hints of passionfruit. The hop bitterness is mild, but balances the fruit very well.

Mouthfeel is, as expected, soft and smooth.

Overall, a great APA, with a very unique quality thanks to the honey dew.

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Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from pint can, canned the day of my visit to Tree House, into nonic pint. If "pale" means "filtered," this is not an APA, and it's not particularly balanced either, but between IPA, session IPA and APA, it is an APA, and a rather fruity and sprightly one at that.

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Photo of pkalix
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

truly super well-balanced.... what more can you say about this? in its own sphere, it's perfect. not Julius, not Pliny. bt just perfect in its own way. right?

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Pride & Purpose from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 218 ratings