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Eureka W/ Citra - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 357
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 1.63%
Wants: 39
Gots: 60 | FT: 7
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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 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. (499 characters)

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 (241 characters)

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. (378 characters)

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. (482 characters)

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! (502 characters)

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. (1,109 characters)

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 (434 characters)

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. (204 characters)

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. (1,092 characters)

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. (260 characters)

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. (476 characters)

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. (937 characters)

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. (180 characters)

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 (227 characters)

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. (352 characters)

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. (296 characters)

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. (599 characters)

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. (376 characters)

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. (161 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this would be the 3rd or 4th I have had this brew over the years. Can brewed on the big new system.

A- Tallboy empties into my teku with a moderately hazy yellow-golden brew. The head is thick, frothy and white retaining well. Very thick clouds of lace at the top with large webs cascading from the base of that.

S- Mostly clean base from the yeast and pale cracker malts give the hops the stage. Toned back strength from the TH Pales and IPAs but still fresh tropical and citrus notes of mango, oranges, lime zest, papaya and slight passionfruit.

T- More to mention here as the malts and yeast base open up a lot compared to the aroma. Notes of yeast bread, cracker, cereal and cracked pale base grains. That being said it is still hop-centric with aforementioned tropical and citrus fruits coming to mind. Bubble gum, banana hint in the background; something I have noticed more in TH brews recently.

MF- Creamy and frothy consistency in a medium bodied Blonde Ale. Carbonation level is moderately high leading to a crisp and lightly bitter finish.

Light and sessionable brew packing plenty of hop flavors smoothed out with a pale grainy base. Not a pungent juice bomb but somewhat more balanced and appropriate for the style. Quaffable. (1,253 characters)

Photo of calitrie1486
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a nice change of pace to all the super hoppy beers I have been drinking as of late. This beer has great taste and goes down super smooth. Can absolutely drink these all day at the beach without batting an eye! (209 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Very hazy. Sunny golden in color. Large-bubbled and rocky white head retains very well. Lacing is clumpy and sticky.

S: Overwhelmingly green and oily. Wet leaves, earthy, dank. Underripe mango. Herbal/peppery. Underlying ready and grainy malts.

T: Earthy, leafy, herbal/peppery, green and oily. These flavors soften as underripe mango comes to the forefront. Orange blossom. Kiwi. Malt contributes barebones, dry and crackery tastes. Quick, bone-dry finish of grainy malt and green, leafy hops.

M: Light bodied. Slight chewiness of feel. Carbonation cuts through sharply.

O: This is Citra in the raw. A simple and one-dimensional display, but that's more or less what the Eureka series is intended to be. Easily drinkable and very good. (784 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Tree House tulip glass. Purchased at the brewery last week.

Pours a light golden hazy body with a 2 finger white head that reduces slowly, leaving lacing and retention.

Big aromas of citrus and rind, grapefruit and fresh hops, slight tropical fruits. On the tongue this is more pale-ale like, with subtle fresh hoppy citrus and bright fruityness, not much of a bitter hop aftertaste which makes is very drinkable and refreshing. Nice body for a 4.1% beer.

This beer takes crushability to the absolute max. I could drink this all day. Delicious and refreshing. (595 characters)

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good session beer that compliments summer well.

Now that Tree House is canning this beer, Eureka (in its many forms) will be sure to make a regular appearance at summer outings, eg. cookouts, camping trips, etc.

Eureka w/ Citra would also be a good introductory beer for those still dipping their toes into the craft beer scene as well as a great go-to beer for your everyday craft beer fan. (412 characters)

Photo of Fux
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was given to me by a friend randomly met at brewery Cantillon. Awesome gift, I'm really thankful.
A: pours yellow / pale orange, with a nice head. The pour is trouble with many sediments floating around but this looks juicy.
S: The smell is the best part of it, fruity and a little bit resinous. Orange, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, very tropical nose, some pine also, very focused on citra. Lovely.
T: The taste follows the nose but with herbal notes added to the mix.Some grass on the finish, quite resinous despite being light on the palate, Bitter aftertaste, a little bit cheesy yet on the back of the tongue. Very tasty.
M: Light and smooth, very refreshing.
O: Well crafted pale ale. Really fresh and thirst quenching. The nose is everything I like in pale ales from the US. (791 characters)

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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.