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Eureka W/ Citra - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 40
Hads: 404
Avg: 4.29
pDev: 20.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
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Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jaasen64 on 12-28-2013

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Photo of captainsdaughter
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a finger full of delicious bright orange yellow with a very nice mouth feel, very drinkable beer on the lighter end with about 4.1% ABV, but delicious nonetheless. Mango, clementine, and grapefruit with no presence of alcohol. Tastes like a much lighter Julius but another winner from Treehouse.

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Photo of manjanai
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour out of 16oz can w/ off white foam head and a bright lemonade-like color, really nice looking beer. The nose as the name suggested tons of citra hops almost smell like a pale almost. The tastes is almost like an pale not a blonde but w/ some characteristic of a blonde w/ nice citra finish. In all really enjoyable beer from TH and I'm seeking more of this tasty stuff.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had from a 16oz. can.

L: Muted yellow with a lingering cloudy head.

S: Honeycomb, slight floral notes.

T: Pine overtones with melon undertones. Toasted barley backbone.

F: Heavier-bodied for the style and ABV. Characteristic Tree House creamy body, perhaps from the yeast they use?

O: A lot of flavor for the mere ABV.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint 9.4fl. oz. growler into Tree House Brewing tulip glass.

The color is light orange with a slight yellowish hue. There is a finger of foamy white head and some slight wisp of webbing left on the glass.

The smell is bright fruit flavor some grapefruit that pops at the beginning here with the first couple of whiffs. There is some tangerine aroma here mixed with a grassy aroma that adds to the bright fruit smell.

The taste is juicy with some grapefruit mixed with a little green apple flavor. There so nice touches of melon and cantaloupe. There is a slight taste of spruce tree here that gives a nice earthy feel. The bitter seems to be a bit muted but there is some hoppy flavor toward the end that has a slight taste of cut grass.

The feel is light to medium bodied and has a really nice smooth feel. There is a really great drinkable beer here that goes down easy. There was a hop presence here but any bitterness seemed to have been dulled but did not take away anything away from this beer.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer for the style (blonde). Although the citra gives it a ton of tropical flavor and a distinct smell for what it is, it just seems to be lacking a bit. Still a very good beer but probably wouldn't search it out again with PseudoSue right in my backyard.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a big Citra fan but really liked this one.

L- Hazy straw/like yellow. Light head and moderate lacing.

S- Citrus. Lemons.

T- Wow. Unexpected. Citrusty, lemony deliciousness. Tastes kind of like a hard Squirt. Slightly tart but I think that's the hops.

M- Light, crisp and refreshing.

O- As I mentioned previously, not a big Citra fan this is kind of subtle. The perfect amount of citrus and bitterness. This would be my go-to Summer ale if available. I kind of have a man crush on this one.

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Photo of jooler
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is like white grapefruit. Smell is amazing. Taste is very citrus like orange juice. The initial taste makes it seem like an IPA but the finish has a blonde ale taste to it. Overall, very drinkable and excellent.

Thank you keithengelke

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Photo of CharlesK
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy a bit darker than lemonade, nice lacing.
S: Lemons, oranges, citrus, and hops. It smells like heaven.
T: A lot of citrus, very drinkable, had an orange juice aftertaste when I finished drinking it.
F: Medium carbonation, a bit of thickness to it, hops burst at the tongue.
O: I tried my best to savor, but it is so drinkable a true summer classic, this beer was amazing.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden, hazy orange with a short head. Smells of tropical mango and fruit. Piny hops - citra standing out. Taste is orange, mango, biscuity.. almost bread-and-buttery malts. A light, but present bitterness. Balanced, drinkable and refreshing. There's nothing intense about it, except for maybe the citrus. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a tingle of carbonation and initial but quickly fading spiciness. Really delicious as a go-to session drink. Exceptional beer.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy golden lemonade like. Thin, white head quickly dissipates into soapy white lacing.
S: Lemon peel, orange, fresh citrus, sticky hops, some dankness is detectable as well.
T: Lemon, hint of orange, bursting with citrus.
M: Hops are prickly to the tongue, medium-high carbonation, slight bitterness to the finish, has a lightness to the body which I attribute it to w/e malts were used. Similar to the body of a lager.
O: Drinkability is the name of the game!! Low abv makes this a summer classic!

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Photo of aleigator
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely hazy, vibrant light yellow color, with a decent head, leaving back a fluffy lacing.

Smells of crisp citrus, together with lots of juicy oranges among light, bready malts. The flavors come well together, while they do not provide too much depth, revealing the beers light body.

Has a medium carbonation with a very light body to it, providing enough flavors to exhibit a satisfying taste.

Tastes of fresh, fruity hops, defined by orange peel, some lime and bready malts, which turn sweeter, as the fruits do. Has a pleasant dankness to it, due to wet grass, enhancing the depth of the fruits effectivly. The beer is very soft and light on the palate, while its aqueous qualities are perfectly entangled into the juicy, light fruitiness. Finishes with orange lemonade, biscuit malts and a very enjoyable, enduring fruitiness. The hops are there till the end, they don't turn very bitter though, as they carry the beers very enjoyable fruitiness relentlessly.

Very enjoyable, sessionable ale, which exhibits pleasantly focused fruits, along with balancing malts and a fitting carbonation.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful hazy light golden beer with a fluffy white head. I would never guess this is a blonde. The smell is citra with mangos and oranges. The taste is a slight let down. I expected it to be more citrusy based on the smell. It tasted and felt like a session IPA with the flavors slightly muted. Overall though a decent beer especially for its ABV.

Poured from a can into a tulip at Public Wine in Long Beach

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from the most recent can run. Another great entry in the Eureka series. Great aroma and mouthfeel and perfectly balanced. Doesn't quite reach the level of Eureka w/ Mosaic, but still really excellent.

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Photo of mynie
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler growled yesterday and consumed within 18 hours or so.

Pours dark yellow and very hazy. Maybe a bit aggressively colored for the style, but still pretty.

Smells strongly of Citra against a backbone of barley, yeast, and cereal. Imagine a nice, chewy American blonde Ale (like how Goose Island's used to be) against mango citrus. Quite nice.

Tastes just as delicious and well-balanced as the aroma had led me to believe. Mango Citra starts things off, moving into a middle and finish that's a straight-up American against a background of tropical fruit.

Citra is probably the best imaginable hop for single hopping a style as meek as an American blonde, but it could perhaps be too easy; the hop is delicious enough all by its lonesome, so you can get away with a not-so-great malt backbone. Treehouse's effort is excellent because while the Citra takes the main stage, this is still recognizably an American Blonde. And aside from Half Acre's Gossamer Golden Ale, which takes a much more complex and spicy approach to the style, this is probably the best ABA I've ever had.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid Tree House option with a low ABV, allowing you to consume it all day long. Fruity and delicious, your palate will be more than satisfied. Like many of it's TH counterparts, it' cloudy and mimics the color of a tropical drink. Your palate will be pleased.

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Photo of NYC-IPAnAPA
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I should start by saying that I do not care for blonde ales at all. That being said, this is a very tasty, hoppy and citrusy beer. Very light as you'd expect from a beer with basically a flat 4% abv, but despite that, it's not lacking in flavor. I am sure that it helps that I love Citra hops, so I would be curious to try the other versions of this. Overall though, I'd be happy to have a handful of these laying around in the ice cold cooler on one these hot summer days.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to my brother for sharing this -purchased from the brewery enjoyed in a tumbler chilled.

The color is golden with thick haze and white head after settling with fine bead and lace that sticks. The smell is very aromatic with hops -very dank hop smell with weed-like and tropical smell almost a pineapple quality with citrus and nice herbal odor dominant with slight yeast ester and low malt in the nose. The feel is very resinous with low bitterness with mild astringent element and light body with mostly dry finish.

The flavor is very juicy tangy and herbal with a spicy element and almost minty hop flavor with slight lemon-lime in the middle with light malt in the taste to support with mild sweetness and gentle yeast adds to the flavor as it finishes with a lingering taste of hops. This is an excellent blonde with good hop flavor and light summery refreshing quality with drinkable all around pleasant in taste and feel.

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Photo of Baab200
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice golden beer, with a good nose. Not super flavorful as it has a thin finish. However this is a great beer for a hot summer day. And can def enjoy this as it's easy drinking.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Treehouse is killing it. Pours out a beautiful hazy yellow color. Smells like fresh squeezed tropical fruit juice and hops. Taste follows suit. Almost a month old and the hops still punch you in the face. So delicious. Treehouse is on fire. Creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of thampel09
4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is that beer I want all day everyday. One that a perfect for the beach, talegating, cutting the grass, or sitting around on the patio! The Citra shines so well through the blonde ale. Plus it's treehouse so it's delicious

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Photo of dar482
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a cloudy light orange.

The aroma hits of peaches, oranges, tropical, a light crackery malt.

The flavor follows with bright peachy candy, lemon, citrus zest, orange pith, a touch of Juicy Fruit, a crackery malt base with pale ale and some cereal, oats possibly, a light lingering grassy bitterness.

A stellar sessionable hoppy beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a snifter. Bright hazy orange body. Nice white head. Great lacing. Smell is all citrus hops. A bit of doughy malts. Taste is just as straightforward. Citrus hops. Light cracker malt. No bitterness. Light body. Soft carbonation. Wonderfully drinkable blonde ale.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 06/19/15 notes. 16 oz. can poured into a small tulip. Thanks to Palme for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of citra, citrus hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, lemon zest, oranges, perfume and floral notes, wheat, and fruity malts. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

Overall very much like the Galaxy version; ranking this slightly better as I like citra hops better and the extra tropical notes this one has. A great summer drinking beer, would love to get a few cans for the beach.

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Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jmu500 for this one!
Pours a hazy sunset orange with a good head and drippy lace all around. Lasting unbroken surface skim.

Aroma is nice, tropical and fruity, light and airy.
Taste is a little more grainy and yeasty, with grassy hop and grapefruit, maybe some lesser mango. Light and airy, crisp and easy drinking. Nice stuff, well suited to warm summer weather.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light peach color, light citrus and hop nose, tastes similar with a dry, smooth finish. Very drinkable but a little austere compared to other TH offerings.

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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
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