Data Set #5
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #864
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,732
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.24%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 22, 2023
Added:
Apr 06, 2023
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
The Data Set series is our endeavor to explore a broad spectrum of yeast and how they affect the flavor outcome of our style of beer.

For this iteration, we used another British yeast variety from across the pond. It’s easy to overlook how various European brewing cultures helped pave the way and acclimate our palates to hoppy beer. Hop connoisseurs have certainly encountered this British powerhouse that has quietly been the backbone of numerous hop forward brews.

The hallmarks of this yeast are its appealing haze, fruity esters and a sweet finish that helps to balance copious dry hopping. Pithy grapefruit flits between eye-opening pine resin before fading into pleasant notes of marmalade.
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - pale gold OJ, hazy, pillowy white head, scattered lacing
Smell - fruity, tangerine, citrusy
Taste - sweet grapefruit, citrus pith, pine resin
Feel - medium body and carbonation, soft mouthfeel
Overall - I have Data Set #5 and Data Set #7. I like this one a little better. Citrusy with a sweet grapefruit and citrus pith finish. I felt like there was a hint of chocolate on the palate too. Pine resin lingers, maybe that's the chocolate taste I'm picking up, er imagining. I'm gonna suggest you pair this outstanding brewski with Please Come to Boston by Dave Loggins which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. That's not only ironic but also a strong combo. Enjoy!
Jul 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.33 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by hopley from Massachusetts

May 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/3023. “Was that real blood?” stamped on the bottom of the can

I was intrigued by the weirdness of Data Set #6 with Nordic yeast (my first of the series) the other day that I had to grab this one as well. I gotta be honest, using a English yeast doesn’t seem like it’ll produce a result too far off from their typical NEIPAs, but I’m excited regardless. Let’s get into it

Pours a hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of soapy white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

The nose is pretty much standard fare for them, just a bit more “classic” for lack of a better word. I’m picking up on aromas of overripe cantaloupe, orange marmalade, bready malt, earthy hops, grass, black tea, light peach, and pineapple juice

The difference in yeast is more evident in taste, it’s still juicy but in a way that’s brighter. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting orange zest, red grapefruit, bready malt, grassy hops, lemon zest, overripe cantaloupe, and light white pepper. The swallow brings notes of lemon zest, red grapefruit, grassy hops, crackery malt, pineapple juice, light weed, and raw grain

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes neutral and juicy

This is just an all around great NEIPA. The yeast isn’t particularly special, but it adds a nice bright touch to it
May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Brewers Notes: The Data Set series is our endeavor to explore a broad spectrum of yeast and how they affect the flavor outcome of our style of beer.For this iteration, we used another British yeast variety from across the pond. It’s easy to overlook how various European brewing cultures helped pave the way and acclimate our palates to hoppy beer. Hop connoisseurs have certainly encountered this British powerhouse that has quietly been the backbone of numerous hop forward brews.The hallmarks of this yeast are its appealing haze, fruity esters and a sweet finish that helps to balance copious dry hopping. Pithy grapefruit flits between eye-opening pine resin before fading into pleasant notes of marmalade.

Hazy yellow liquid by a one finger white frothy crown , settles to a layer

Aroma is fruity

Taste is grapefruit citrus, grapefruit pith , grapefruit rind

Soft mouthfeel , good sudsing, some hop bite on the f8nish

Good beer
May 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.46 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.2 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.52 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

May 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.97 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Takeahike1 from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Ovaltine and Roguer have some good notes on this one. Actually, as I continue to drink through this beer, the initial bitterness that I noticed at first (a little less than pleasing) has faded and melded into the overall flavor profile. Really smooth now. Very nice beer. If I close my eyes and drink it, it almost tastes like an English cream ale (if there is such a thing).
Apr 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.33 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Apr 21, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very hazy pineapple with the most delectable creamy white head you’ve ever seen. Gorgeous hazy. I get lots of mango, guava, and grapefruit rind on the nose, and maybe a smidge of banana? Interesting.

The taste has all parts of the aforementioned mango, guava, and grapefruit - very juicy and tropical - and there is indeed a very cool banana flavor which is PHENOMENAL.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel per usual with Tree House hazies, this and #4 are my favorites from the Data Set family, with #6 yet to go. I couldn’t choose between the two if you paid me to, because they’re both world class in their own right, IMHO.
Apr 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Strong head production and good retention.

Nose is quite different from #1 (or #2 or #4, for that matter). It's clearly an IPA, with fruity hops leading the way, along with some pine and green herbs, but there's a distinct musty quality to the nose. It's a very pleasant aroma, but not quite what you'd expect from a Tree House IIPA, and not as explosive as their juicier hop bombs.

Wonderfully expressive on the palate, with a huge hit of banana, guava, and melon leading the way. Very tropical, dominated by yeast esters. Perhaps the smoothest presentation of the four I have tried (including #1, #2, and #4), and the sweetness of the expression is both a good match for Tree House's use of hops, and an interesting departure from the mustier, almost duller nose. Clear notes of grapefruit peel on the back third and finish; very pleasantly bitter, not unlike a WC IPA's finish.

Smooth and creamy.

This is perhaps my favorite Data Set so far (with two to go), or very close. The yeast is a surprisingly great match for the hop blend, and creates perhaps the most interesting overall flavor profile.
Apr 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Apr 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.55 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2023
Data Set #5 from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 17 ratings