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Eureka W/ Citra - Tree House Brewing Company

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Eureka W/ CitraEureka W/ Citra

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Reviews: 56
Hads: 506
Avg: 4.32
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 56
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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 W_Des
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -2.3%
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%
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 -1.2%
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 +3.9%
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 -1.9%
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. That said, 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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -3.2%
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 +4.2%
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 +4.4%
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
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
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 -3%
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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Photo of JNPIII127
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This offering from Treehouse is a great everyday drinking beer. I couldn't stop reaching for the cans until they were gone. The brew has light bitterness with a very smooth finish. The low alcohol content makes this one easy to drink, early and often.

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Photo of Damian
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, MA
09 24 15
Served in a pint glass

Amber-tinged, straw yellow appearance. The super cloudy liquid was capped by an frothy, inch tall, eggshell colored crown that quickly dropped to a thin film. A wall of patchy, soapy lacing trickled along the glass.

The aroma was simply mesmerizing. Tropical fruit notes dominated. Loads of musty passionfruit and guava. Good amount of mango as well. Uber juicy and bright. This reminded me a lot of freshly squeezed orange juice. Fresh weed also came to mind. Subtle peach notes were also detectible. Amazing. I wanted keep my nose in the glass all night long.

Citrus notes dominated in the flavor. Loads of juicy orange and tangerine. This was almost like drinking straight up orange juice. Really fresh and bright. Subtle peach notes. Orange zest appeared on the back back. Some grapefruit came through as well. The beer finished with pithy grapefruit rind-like notes. Just a touch bitter. All in all, not as exotic or as complex as the aroma but fantastic nonetheless.

The mouthfeel was crisp and lively and contained a fairly large bubbled effervescence. Decent but not extraordinary. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled and the liquid turned frothy and creamy. Super soft and supple on the palate.

Calling this beer an American Blonde Ale is a bit of a misnomer as I have drank many IPAs and DIPAs that had a fraction of the hoppy goodness found in this brew. The fact that this clocks in at a mere 4.1% ABV makes it all that more amazing. All things considered, this is the most impressive Tree House offering I have ever tried.

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Photo of captainsdaughter
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +0.5%
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 -1.9%
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 +7.9%
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 -5.6%
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 +3.9%
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 +5.6%
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 +4.2%
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 +3.2%
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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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.