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
Photo of Danstaats
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

overall a good pale ale. simple and safe beer. nothing crazy or complex going on here. not near the quality of julius, or haze but still a good beer

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Photo of JLK7299
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Galaxy hops so I am a huge fan!
But seriously, very light beer and you can tell as you pour it. To me, the pineapple and galaxy hops are what stand out. Bottom line: another great Treehouse brew!

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

Pale apricot with a cream-colored head. Smells like grapefruit and pineapple. Taste is a beautiful, fruity sweetness, with a 'dusty' bubblegum-like flavor. Some rind bitterness and spiciness. Flavor is strong at first but fades quickly. Fizzy and fluffy, dry-ish finish.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 2/17/17 (KEEP COLD BE FRESH). Enjoyed on 2/17/17.

Look: Bright orange, dark yellow. Banana smoothie, pinkish hue. (9/10)
Smell: Yeast at first, but dissipates. Spiced bubble gum, Tropical notes, (8/10)
Taste: First sip is bold and yeasty, but it opens up to a nice smooth, sugary beverage. Spicy, Hoppy, Guava, Passionfruit, Grass. Aftertaste of lemon juice. (8/10)
Feel: Very palatable, smooth, drinkable. (8/10)
Overall: Reminds me of Lights On. Very drinkable low Alcohol percentage. Another solid beer from treehouse.(8/10)

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really hazy, milky looking bright yellow with huge, fluffy white head. Aroma has floral hops, slightly citrusy, quite generic. Taste follows with floral hops, slightly grassy, medium bitterness. Soft mouthfeel, also well carbonated. Overall it's a nice pale ale but not impressing in any way.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can dated 8/25 into a teku:

Appearance: bright yellowish-orange in color, with a very hazy body. Purely white, two finger head that lasts for a minute or so, then dissipates, leaving plenty of sticky lace.

Aroma: peach, mango, tangerine. A touch of sweetness, very slight cracker malt. Treehouse executes the soft, subtle fruit aroma as well as anyone.

Taste: hadn't had anything from Treehouse in a few months, so it's always great to crack a can. Loads of soft, luscious fruit flavor, packed into a 5% ale. Candied orange, tangerine, peach......yum yum yum. Little bit of slightly bitter grapefruit as well.

Feel: very creamy and full feeling for a beer that might be considered a "session" by todays IPA standards.

Overall: I would drink this every day if I could.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A smooth, lighter version of the TH staples -- lighter on nose, taste, and ABV. It does maintain that killer TH smooth mouth feel. It may not lead you to compose poetry, but this is a great beer that could be crushed all day long.

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Photo of edthehead
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really nice summer drinker. Straw yellow semi opaque appearance. Decent bubbly 2 finger head that dissipates relatively quick but leaves a nice reminder of hop oil and lacing in its wake. Pineapple and passion fruit nose and taste, with moderate mouth feel and carbonation. Nice job Tree House!

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Photo of Lappleby24
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tree House has done it again. Hazy straw color. Big, fruity nose with a little citrus and some bell pepper. Similar flavors. Crisp and clean. Could drink this one all day.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely phenomenal APA. super super drinkability going on here. Nice balance of the hops, malts and the great citrus/tropical bite.
Its not a crazy big hop bombs like the other offerings from TH but a stellar brew nonetheless and would love to have a stash of it and spend a day with it ;)

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Photo of anteatr23
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange with a nice lingering three finger head. Aroma is fruity, buttery, citrus. Taste is bright, refreshing, tropical, doughy malt, into peppery hops. Crisp, carbonation. Really refreshing and delicate beer, but the flavor may be the biggest surprise here. Packed with all sorts of juiciness in typical Tree House fashion. It's shared some roots with Green. Really liking this pale ale.

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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 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 Johnct
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely melons. Just overripe honeydew melons and galaxy hops. So drinkable I might kill all 8 tonight. It's not the best IPA they make, mainly because it isn't a fucking IPA. But I do think it's one of the best American pale ales I've had in recent memory.

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Photo of crispinol
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a decent, well made beer. But the hype is SO severe and it just isn't all that. Nice turbid appearance. Smell is a little odd, especially considering the hop bill, kinda dirty sockish with some citrus in there somewhere. Was surprised by that. Taste is OK, not a lot of depth with a surprising sharp resin finish. Didn't get that nice brightness Galaxy hops seem to deliver in other beers I've had known for that hop. Pleasant malt flavor, doughy toast. Feel was average for a 5% brew, not bad, not exceptional. Overall, if I ordered this in a pub I'd be OK with it, but to stand in line for hours for something like this is just not worth it for this camper.

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Photo of DrewZ926
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

turbid, ruddy gold pour, nose is a blast of peach, mango, guava, melon. taste is balanced, citrus and tropical to start, finishes dry, slightly bitter with a bit of sweet grain. typical treehouse mouthfeel, creamy, punches above its weight, seek this one out.

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