Pride & Purpose
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #47
Ranked #1,619
4.25 | pDev: 7.29%
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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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 220
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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 agreenman19
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - liking the minimal can art. Tree House has a way with creating exotic, but restrained can designs. Tasteful and this one is simple and to the point. I guess that DigitalNate guy knows a thing or two about graphic design? Onto the beer: pours a pale sandy yellow brown. Actually looks really nice. Total solid block of color a la Green. Some people might see this as too murky, but I love when beers look like this.

S - strong spicy grapefruit rind up front. The punch is there, but the low ABV and general pale ale..ness reveals itself toward the end of the sniff with a lightly bready distinctly Galaxy aroma. Normally for a beer like this, I would say the hoppy nose crumbles in on itself because the low ABV can't support it, but this feels like more of a clever transition. Elegant, indeed! Hints of sweet passionfruit and melon.

T - taste is much more commanding with a huge burst of flavor up front. Punches like Haze with a flavor all its own. Lots of melon and light fruits. Some guava, unripe pineapple, and satsuma. Sweet and delicate, but after a few sips, the bitterness shows up with a few choice words. Pulls an about face from the fruit basket to pithy, rindy, mealy, bready, kinda dank. I like IPAs because they have all the former without the latter. I'm reminded a bit of C26 and the spiciness works well with the bitterness.

F - creamy and lush per usual, if not a bit lighter. Has a sessionable mouthfeel almost like Eureka.

O - It's short, sweet, and to the point. Simple. At least that's what the little blurb would have you think. There's actually quite a bit more going on here; lots of different unique flavors and a roller coaster of transitions between those flavors. It's light, it's drinkable, it's minimal.

EDIT 2016/8/27

lol just reread this and am I serious? Tree House says it's simple, but I say it's really not, then my closing statement is that it's simple? Must've been on some other shit when I wrote this. This beer is really growing on me. After a few days in the can, the flavors become much more robust. Melon is out in full force with boatloads of mango. I ate a whole mango yesterday and had some mango salsa today so I'm really in tune with what makes mangos mango. And let me tell you: this beer mangos mangos something fierce. And let that be a mango to ya.

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Photo of jhavs
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fresh can poured into flute.

Golden straw color, hazy, thin white foamy head.

The aroma has a definite yeast and doughy characteristic. Not at all what I expected. A bit of tropical fruit in the form of papaya or passion fruit.

Flavor is much the same as the aroma. Has a raw dough malt flavor that overpowers the tropical hop flavors.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

This was not at all what I was expecting. The aroma and flavor is far different from any Pale Ales in the region. I am sure many will like the flavor characteristics, but I was not a big fan.

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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 scotv
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 JohnWesolowski
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Clean taste that clears your mouth. Nice, subtle aftertaste.

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Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bieniek30
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 BergBeer
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Murky golden orange with a thick white head. Too opaque to see carbonation.
Smell: All hops. Peach, tangerine, papaya, grapefruit rind. Juicy and a little green smelling. Like their brewery.
Taste: Just like the nose this is hop dominate. Peach, tangerine, papaya, and grapefruit control this show. A little floral as the hops give way for a brief moment to a cracker like malt with some oat notes which get pushed aside with more juicy hops with a mild lingering bitter.
Feel: Medium bodied. Quenching yet finishes a bit dry. No alcohol.
Overall: A hoppy juicy pale ale that is a pleasure to drink. I like that it's hop dominate but not all one note. There's a few layers to dissect here while still being an ode to the hop. Fun, bright, juicy, and a pleasure to drink. Top notch

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Pride & Purpose from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 220 ratings