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Eureka W/ Citra | Tree House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaasen64 on 12-28-2013

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Photo of pkalix
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow. this is delicious!this is the perfect starter beer for the day! which it is. a little thin but that is probably due to the lower alcohol content. lots of flavor though and that's what counts. ok, i lied, abv is important also.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

huge thanks to rob for the impromptu treehouse share. canned 4/21/16 says keep cold drink now. very light and super drinkable. feels a little faded, but easy drinking.

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Photo of ELS
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I took one whiff of this beer and a huge smile came across my face! Wow does that citra smell good! Grapefruit and a little orange. Then, I tasted it and I was a bit disspointed. I was expecting big flavor but received a little citrus followed by a dry, bitter flavor that wasn't living up to the aroma. Also, the feel was not that smooth and a little overcarbonated. Overall, the aroma was the best part and thereafter it didn't deliver the beer I was hoping for. This is the fourth hop forward beer I've had from TH and other than Julius (which is great) I'm not jumping on the hype bandwagon.

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Photo of Rejis
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've previously had the Eureka with Mosaic so when i stopped at Tree House on Saturday, I knew I had to try this one. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Tree House session glass, it has a light hazy fizzy yellow appearance with a thin but foamy head that leaves a generous lacing at is it dissipates. The aroma is all citrus: orange, grapefruit, and something very tropical. On first taste, I get light crisp citrus, mostly grapefruity, that is followed by nice dry bitterness to finish. The mouth feel on this brew is crisp and dry, nicely carbonated. Overall, I think I like the Mosaic version slightly better but it's very close!

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Photo of zshaft
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours hazy cloud of yellow orange. smells of biscut and lite hops. from a 4 percent beer this delivers. taste is bright juicy citrus flavors w mouthfeel of much heavier beer. I like eureka w mosaic better but the whole series is top notch. no better session out there. my rating based on style. as a blonde ale this is amazing. drinks like a world class ipa

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance- Two finger soapy head. Color is light yellow and completely dense and hazy. No visibility whatsoever.

aroma- Tons of hop aroma with juicy citrus, peach, and mango standing out. Little bit of a bready malt hiding in the background.

taste- Follows the nose exactly except for a few things. It starts off with a huge punch of the citra hops followed by a stronger presence of bready malts. Very little to no bitterness whatsoever.

Feel- Light bodied for sure and a little thin at times, but overall its impressive how much body it has for 4%. The feel gets better as it warms too, picking up a creamier texture.

Overall- Its incredible how hop flavor is packed into this 4% blonde, and how much body is present. Blindfolded this could fool me for a 5-5.5% pale ale. Really good stuff, solid balance, incredibly drinkable, and a perfect summer beer too.

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Photo of GregA135
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am not really a fan of blonde ales, but the citrus and hops gave this brew its awesome taste! I seriously need to visit this brewery just so I can stack up on their amazing beers!

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

Juicy and tropical. Clean and bright. Doesn't feel thin despite the low ABV. Wonderful balance. Packs so much flavor at such a sessionable level. Very impressive.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz canned on 11/3/15, "Drink me now!" inscription. Okay!

Pale gold in color and hazy with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention and a fair amount of lacing.

Light biscuit malt aroma with citrus, flowers, and apple. Taste follows suit with all of the balance towards the hops, leaving a very bitter finish.

Medium-light body, soft carbonation and an oily texture.

Despite the low ABV, this one was a little too thick for a blonde ale. The hops were too prevalent and failed to create a crisp, clean beer. Perhaps filtering it a little more would improve the mouthfeel. Still glad I had the opportunity to try. Not a bad beer by any means, just failed to impress. Thanks, Ian!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Cloudy yellow with finger white head, coating lace. Light citrusy aroma. Light cracker malt taste with citrus peel presence, nicely balanced, flavors work well together. Finishes dry with grain and orange peel lingering. Medium mouthfeel better than expected. Overall very tasty hoppy blonde, would definitely drink again.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Patrick!

A mildly hazy light yellow with a dense white head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks good. The nose is relatively clean and focused on the hops with stone fruit and citrus along with some grass. The sweetness that afflicts other Tree House beers is absent here; instead a mild straw like malt backbone that complements the hops is present. The palate opens bright and fruity with citrus and white peach, a little grape and sine floral honey. The mid palate has some grain flavors with a mild sweetness present. There is a mild aspirin and grassy bitterness present. Light in body with a moderate level of carbonation, this beer finishes dry and mildly bitter with some nice fruit notes. Maybe a little thin at times? Solid.

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Photo of W_Des
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden yellow from the can. Nose is full of the CItra with lemon and orange sweetness coming through. Body is lightly citrusy juicy with good malt presence. Really easy drinking and would be great on a beach.

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Photo of emount91
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow. smell is mild, but the citra hops cut through everything else. taste is citra forward, citrusy with a decent malt backbone, caramel. no alcohol taste whatsoever. feel is great for a session. this one really reminds me of what a lot of breweries consider a session IPA. good beer for outside in the warm. another great one from treehouse.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Tree House. Cracked open the 16 oz can and was immediately hit was an amazing juicy/fruity hop profile. Can't get enough of the aroma. Pours a little cloudy. Taste is spot on, follows the aroma. The citra really comes through, nice balance with the blonde style. Well done.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 2L growler into tulips:

Tons of haziness, and a vibrant golden yellow color, coupled with a sudsy white head make this brew beautiful to look at. The smell is amazing as well, with tons of citrus, a slight bit of cracker and lots of tropics. The taste is incredible for a beer of any alcohol percentage, but at 4.1% you could drink a six pack of these and be more and more amazed by the flavor profile every single glass without getting drunk. I got lots of delightful fruit flavor, with peach, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple all present. The feel is soft and creamy, with a short finish. Yum. Overall, it's one of the best low-alcohol beers I've recently had.

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Photo of bluehende
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can that was about 6 weeks old. This is an amazing beer for 4.1%. By far the best session IPA I have ever had. Creamy and citrusy to the max.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a couple cans of this now, so I figure it's time to try to formulate a few thoughts. Right off the top, things you should know: excellent body on this 4.1% brew. Lotta breweries try their hand at session brews and fail on body. No troubles here -- big kudos on that. Nose is similarly exemplary, at least for the first half of the glass (which I'll touch on shortly). Great burst of Citra, peachy, tropical goodness, with maybe a touch of light greens. Pretty in the glass, too, peach flesh colored, hazy but allowing some light through, decently enduring, if minimal, head. Now, re: aroma, I did find that evolution of the nose over the course of the glass was pretty distinct. With all these dry-hop-heavy beers these days, it's not uncommon to see the nose evolve markedly over the course of the glass. My experience with Eureka (and similarly with Julius) is that the evolution can be especially noticeable. That said, I thought the light, sweet crackery malt character of Eureka a pleasant enough transition. Overall, this is a really nice session brew. Maybe a little one note, but hard to fault that in a single hop beer (and one that is explicitly focused on the hops themselves, with the malt only there to hold them up).

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Photo of Dope
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11/3/15 canning date. A week old.

A: A very cloudy straw pour. Looks like a witbier. Tall, frothy slightly off-white head. Great head retention and a thin lacework sticking around behind as it recedes.

S: Light tropical fruits and lots of citrus. Oranges primarily I'd say. Aroma is not super strong but is pleasant just the same.

T: Huh. Not even entirely sure what to think. Light tropical fruits and citrus up front with a decent bit of bitterness. Then it's grassy and wheaty. Lots of cereal grain to soften the bitterness. A medium wave of bitterness into the aftertaste with some flowery, perfumy hop flavors. Drying, bitter aftertaste with flowers and hints of grass. Just a touch of that citrus still lingering around.

M: Medium bodied, much heavier and smoother than 4.1% would imply.

O: One hell of a session ale. It's soft and smooth and light enough to drink a million of. But plenty of hop flavors and bitterness to satisfy even the biggest hop addict. Very tasty and very drinkable. Might be the best beer in this ABV range I've ever had.

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Photo of dd43
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 10/31 750ml swing top five days later. A lot of fuss is made over session beers in the U.S. these days. This is session beer, elevated. Pours a beautiful golden yellow, hazy, rather dense looking for the style and ABV. Really attractive.

Aromas are grapefruit, peach, and a really light grassy malt base. Very appealing on the nose, which when you dive in just makes it all come together that much more. Malts are more present in the flavor, somewhat bready and a little bit grassy as well. Really is kind of like a citra hopped kolsch. Lemon notes in the mid palate lend an uplifting and drying quality.

Mouthfeel is amazingly robust for such an easy drinking, crisp low alcohol ale. Well carbonated and reforms a foam cap with ease. Just a wonderful beer to drink. Tree House is the real deal.

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Photo of -Rick
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a nice white head. Smells of acidic fruits, oranges, grapefruits. Taste follows the nose. Lots of tropic fruits. This is a super easy drinking beer. Light but has all the flavor the citra hop has to offer. Well done!

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

This beer is awesome. The can I just cracked was also a month old and still was surprisingly fresh. Do not age though! The color is a hazy light gold/unfiltered look. Nose is present with so much fresh fruit and floral. The body is well rounded with a easy delicious finish. Warning: totally crushable.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can purchased at the brewery 10/23/2015
A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with some pale malt colors, Large white head on top, sticky to edges and frothy cappuccino like consistency.

S: Aroma of hay, pale malt , coriander, mango pineapple, pine and other forms of citrus.

T: Flavors start off with a pale malt base and are delicately balanced with the citra hops. Orange, tangerine, the usual suspects with Citra hops, orange rind and grapefruit essence.

M: Well carbonated, lots of body for the low abv at 4.1. I was very surprised to feel the body as thick as it was and it really added to the overal quality of this beer. Soon after pouring into a glass, the carbonation loses some of its strength from being stirred up. If drank straight from the can, I noticed it had higher carbonation.

O: Overall this is a great beer, good mouthfeel and flavors that really contribute to this beer being a great drinker. Without distribution in my area I will definitely need to make some similar beers myself.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler filled Oct 23rd 2015, opened Oct 27th 2015

A – Bright, lightly opaque peach juice body. Two fingers of white head with nice retention and lace.

S – Really interesting nose. Rosemary, rice, grapefruit, mango, and a touch of pineapple.

T – An interesting flavor profile to match the nose. Yeasty center with rice, pineapple, mango, papaya, and butternut squash. Really nice balance.

M – Smooth, creamy medium body.

O – A really nice blonde with surprising flavor profile.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The perfect session beer. A slight hop punch balances nicely with moderately sweet caramel malt. Finishes clean, almost resetting the palate for the next sip with some dryness as well.

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Photo of zac16125
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Eureka with Citra
16oz can
Canned 8/8/18

Thanks to eb1610 for sending this one over as an extra!

A: Hazy, golden yellow, 3 fingers of white head , very good retention and lots of lacing 4.25

S: Hoppy, citrus, orange, floral, some balancing malt. 4

T: Like the nose it's hop forward; citrus hops and some piney resinous bitterness; fair amount of sweetness to balance the hops; like a session IPA more than an American Blonde but very enjoyable 4.25

M/D: smooth, fuller side of medium body, drinkability is excellent 4.25

O: very enjoyable beer 4.25

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