Pride & Purpose
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #47
Ranked #1,612
4.25 | pDev: 7.29%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Pride & PurposePride & Purpose
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 by my_knew_craft:
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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 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

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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Pride & Purpose from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 222 ratings