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Eureka W/ Citra - Tree House Brewing Company

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.6%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 219 | Reviews: 28
Reviews by stakem:
Photo of stakem
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a tulip. Big thanks to Kegatron for the share. The brew appears a hazy golden yellow color with a white cap about a finger strong. Quite soapy looking cap fades leaving spotty lace on the glass.

The smell is downright juicy with hops. Some tropical fruity and floral notes get grassy to herbal with a fresh grain backing. This is somewhat catty and dank as it warms up.

The flavor brings everything showcased in the nose. Fruity and floral hops are slightly tropical and almost lemony blending to pithy rinds but with a very lowkey level of bitterness. It is somewhat grassy towards the finish with a hint of straw/cereal grains to balance things out.

This is a medium to lighter bodied bree with a modest amount of carbonation. An entire bounty of hop flavor with mild bitterbess. This is effortlessly drinkable, you could kill this by the gallon. Really a show stopper in the style that reaches out of bounds and into the highly hopped sort of session IPA/pale ale territory moreso than the typical blonde. Thank you Heath, this sure was a winner.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mothman
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blonde ale with a massive amount of hops. Reminds me of a watered down ipa. Very citrusy and fruity. I like it.

Photo of Tbub18
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was the second Tree House growler I was able to try. American Blond's are certainly not my cup of tea, but throw in some Citra and I'm definitely going to be interested.
Like the other TH growler I had (Haze) the pour is completely opaque. Very nice looking beer, with a thin white head.
The smell is fantastic, it smells like an IPA for sure with the Citra present, getting tropical fruits galore, and some herbal qualities as well.
Taste doesn't quite follow the nose--the hops are there but its clearly a low ABV blonde ale. It makes for an interesting beer for sure, with layers of complexity.
Mouthfeel is very creamy, super enjoyable and unbelievably drinkable.
Overall this beer is quite an interesting take on a Blonde ale. I was really impressed by this one--it goes to show that TH is good at just about everything.

Photo of boredalready
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Very drinkable though not overwhelming in the flavor department.

Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of Peter1977
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So good for a low avb

Photo of hail_seitan
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass

A - Eureka pours a cloudy, straw-color. The white, fizzy head that forms leaves some nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

S - A fantastically fresh-smelling beer. Meyer lemon, summer flowers, tropical papaya, persimmon, and grass form a magnificent bouquet that wafts from the open can.

T - A dry cracker malt taste serves as the brief opening act for a monster wave of Citra-hop goodness. The tastes from the hops are very similar to the nose, but a bit heavier on the lemon and floral notes. An encore of the dry cracker malt segues into a mildly bitter fruity finish.

M - The mouthfeel is thin and dry - which is not surprising for the ABV. However, it does have a smooth creaminess to it that pleasantly distinguishes it from other lesser session beers. The carbonation is lively - serving to better effervesce the tropical smells and flavors.

O - The ultimate beach beer. I could happily kick several of these back on a hot summer day. The citrus flavors are so pungent it could almost pass for a drier version of a shandy (and I mean that in a good way). A bit of a peak into warmer times after a truly horrendous New England winter.

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of Borkman18
4.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my first cans from treehouse. So delicate and citrusy.

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled a couple days ago, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent creamy head covering, hazy murky blond peach pineapple color. Great soapy lacing.

Nose is great, bright floral tropical fruit, lots of citrus, tons of citra, hint of the kiwi tropical fruits, light floral character, passion fruit, grapefruit pith, orange creamsicle, mild dank resin and musty, papaya, little tangerine, etc.

Taste is juicy, a mix of the juicy citrus tropical fruit with a little blond grainy malt almost straw like, little grainy and crackery with a hint of yeast. Nice mango and passion fruit, less citrus, little orange rind and musty resin. Mild melon like and grapefruit pith, little thin though. Finish is dry and fairly bitter, nice grapefruit and passion fruit lingering, little melon rind, pretty tasty.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little thin though.

Overall very nice, so much citra and tropical hop fruit character in your face, little thin but still nice.

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

Smooth , almost like s wit bier

Photo of gcamparone
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of DA84
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great session beer.. whether or not it's marketed as such I would smash these all day, everyday.

Photo of Andrew041180
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a vibrant golden straw color into an Allagash glass the day I brought it home from the brewery. I was surprised to see that it was quite hazy. There is a creamy, bright white head that retains remarkably well, aided by a strong amount of visible carbonation. A little bit of lacing remains on the sides of the glass.

S - Fairly light aroma, but what I can pick up is very nice. I get a little bit of peach mixed with tropical fruit. Little bit of pine. A touch of bready sweetness as well.

T - Follows the nose. The flavors are all there, and very well blended. It doesn't really vary significantly from front to back. Maybe just a hint of bitterness on the back end, but only enough to balance.

M - I have a hard time not giving this a 5. It's so incredibly soft and pillowy. I struggle not to just drink this right down. It finishes clean and just begs you to drink more.

O - I thought that Eureka would be the lesser sibling of the Tree House lineup. Big mistake. Next time I have an opportunity to grab this one I've already got a 2L reserved for it.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of Kraj30
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

fantastic beer.. didnt know what to expect but I really like it

Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice light golden hue with a thin one finger head that fades to leave a light blanket and nice lacing.

S - Aromas of glorious citra hops, pineapple, mango, oranges. My nose is being smacked around by a bag of oranges.

T - Taste is nice and lightly bready, just like the base beer. The tropical fruits are lighter, mangos pineapples and such, but still there and noticeable. Very nice and clean with a light almost bubblegum finish. Sessionable.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and clean, very easy to drink.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer, the citra hops really amp up they flavor profile. Well done.

Photo of scotorum
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle bought fresh at the brewery yesterday.

Poured into a Tree House snifter.

a: Hazy gold with an inch tall white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus! Made with Citra hops so duh.

t: Good citrus hop bite over a solid malt base. Dry finish with some bread/biscuit notes.

m: Medium with good body.

o; My new favorite blonde ale. Beautifully balanced and very tasty throughout. Although at 4.1% ABV it is definitely a session brew, it does as the brewer suggests taste more substantial due to the solid malt body and the citrus hop aroma and bite. Reminds me of Lagunitas IPA, but Eureka has more body. The brewer calls it "a delightful and delicate little beer." It's that and more.

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good sessionable beer.

If Tree House ever gets to the point where they can product large batches of cans for retail sale, this beer will be one that makes 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.

Photo of Fux
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of calitrie1486
4.24/5  rDev 0%
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!

Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2L growler filled at the brewery only a few hours prior. Poured into a SurlyFest stein glass.

A- Pours a cloudy slightly orange yellowish with a big foamy 2-finger head that leaves thick foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Decent amount of carbonation with a very nice consistency especially considering it came from a growler that tipped over in the car and leaked a bit.

S- Big earthy, fruity citra hops with aromas of mangoes, papaya, earthy hops, etc.. Nice nose for a session ale.

T- Again citra hops definitely make their presence known with a nice fruitiness of papaya, a bit of mango, watermelon, earthy/slightly bitter hops, finishes with some grapefruit and a bit more mango.

M- Nice juiciness, nice carbonation, extremely sessionable- could pound pints of these, a little bit watery but it wouldn't be sessionable if it wasn't.

O- This isn't the most flavorful hoppy beer but for a sessionable ale this is a fantastic representation that barely breaks 4%. I could easily drink a couple pints of this without getting too tired of it. It's very flavorful and the citra hops give it a very nice presence. I haven't had Eureka in awhile but from what I remember this is slightly better. I'd say this is my favorite session ale second only to Walden (which I think is almost impossible to beat).

Photo of Billyw715
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding flavor for a low abv beer.

Photo of rockernino
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy appearance. Really nice aroma with a drinkable, hoppy flavor profile. Could drink this all summer.

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Eureka W/ Citra from Tree House Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.